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Kanchenjunga Trek Side Trip, Ghunsa View Point, Dudh Pokhari

Kanchenjunga Trek Side Trip

There are some famous and beautiful destinations for your Kanchenjunga Trek Side Trip. Which makes your Kanchenjunga Trek more enjoyable and memorable in your lifetime experience. Kanchenjunga region is very popular for your trekking and mountaineering adventures. Likewise, this region is very rich in natural and cultural heritage. Mount Kanchenjunga 8,586m is the 3rd highest mountain in the world and 2nd highest in Nepal. Therefore, visiting the Kanchenjunga area means visiting heaven on earth. Thus, it’s the same feeling.

Kanchenjunga north face, Kanchenjunga north base camp
Incredible view of Kanchenjunga’s north face

The Kanchenjunga region has eleven (11) peaks that are higher than 7000m including Mt Kanchenjunga and several glaciers. It is a “Gift to the Earth” declared in April 1997. It is an amazing place to visit. Mount Kanchenjunga has two base camps North and South, both base camps are very beautiful and popular for trekking. The Incredible views of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan range and many other beautiful mountains, Glaciers, and glaciers. Likewise, the Himalayan lifestyle of various ethnic groups through their culture and religious practice, Kanchenjunga’s north, and south base camp with breathtaking mountain views, trekking and through Rhododendron forest, Flora, and fauna are the main highlights of the Kanchenjunga region.

Side Trip from Ghunsa Village

Ghunsa village, Kanchenjunga trek
Beautiful Ghunsa Village, Kanchenjunga Trek

The Ghunsa is a small and beautiful village in the Taplejung district in eastern Nepal. The Ghunsa village lies at 3,415m altitude in the Kanchenjunga region. It is the last permanent settlement in this valley. There is a small and beautiful wooden decorated house in Ghunsa. Some of the hotels welcome you with good accommodations and hygienic food. The Ghunsa people are very friendly and they provide good hospitality. Ghunsa is a nice place to stay an extra night for your acclimatization to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. There is some beautiful place for your day hikes and side trip.

Ghunsa ViewPoint

Meanwhile, the Ghunsa viewpoint is the best short hiking destination from Ghunsa village and it is good for your acclimatization to your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. After breakfast, you can start your hike. First, you need to cross Ghunsa Khola after that you have to climb to Ghunsa ViewPoint. It is nice to walk through beautiful forests and a great chance to see some wildlife like Deer, Antelope, and Himalayan pheasant. You will enjoy your hike to great views of Ghunsa and Folley village and several mountain peaks.

Side Trip to Dudh pokhari Kanchenjunga

Dudh pokhari, Kanchenjunga trek side trip
Beautiful view of Dudh pokhari (Milky Lake)

The Dudh Pokhari Kanchenjunga is a little bit hard and an adventure day hiking destination from Ghunsa village. You need to start your hike early in the morning after breakfast and you need to take a lunch pack too. You have to follow the way to Sele la (way to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp) for almost 15 minutes then you have to continue your way walking to the left side of the Ghunsa hydropower pipeline. The trail is small and Jig-jag so at a particular place you can miss the path. The walking is nice and beautiful through the jungle. You can meet some Yak’s farmhouse on the way to Dukhpokhari. The people at the farmhouse provide us with Yak’s milk and cheese (Churpi). The Dudh Pokhari (Milky Lake) is a beautiful place and there are two beautiful milky lakes. The second lake is a little bit far from the first lake and the second one is bigger than the first. You will be able to enjoy your day hike to see the beautiful mountain views and Wildlife. The Dudh Pokhari is the best side trip from Ghunasa. But just a few trekkers know about it and the trail here.

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