Dolpa's Phoksundo Lake is one of the most beautiful and natural tourist destination in Nepal.The place is full of wild and wonderful variety of plants and wild animals like blue sheep and leopard.The Phoksundo Lake lies in the mid western part of Nepal through the Tibetan Plateau .Another main attraction of the trip is the visit to Shey Phoksundo National Park.As Dolpa is the largest district of Nepal in territory, it contains many exotic sites and natural sceneries which makes it one of the most beautiful place in Nepal too.
The Shey Phoksundo Trek is a challenging, remote trek which goes through the incredible mountain, Waterfall at Dolpa and Kagmara Passes.The Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake starts from Juphal and passes through wonderful Himalayan forests and traditional Tibetan villages.The Shey Phoksundo Lake is not only one of the most beautiful place of Nepal but also is regarded sacred by Buddhists and followers of Bon-po religion .
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
As you fly into Kathmandu, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks greet you. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you to check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 2 Kathmandu — Nepalgunj by flight
From Kathmandu we take a flight on any domestic carrier to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj , a town in the western Terai , is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia Nationl Park. It is a major transport hub for western, mid-western and far-western regions of Nepal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Fly Nepalgunj- Juphal / Trek Juphal- Dunai (2150m)
Today we take a 35 minutes flight to Juphal .Our trekking starts from Juphal .The trail descends and winds through local villages. We trek by the riverside and pass Roop Ghar with the water mill and finally reach the village of Dunai(2150m).Dunai has a village school, police check post and some government offices. It is also the administrative capital of Dolpo. We stay overnight in Dunai at Pala Guest House.
Day 4 Dunai- Chhepka (2670m)
From Dunai we trek to Chhepka , which has few houses and a lodge.We will stay overnight at the local lodge.
Day 5 Chhepka — Jharana Hotel
We rise early in the morning and after breakfast make our way towards Jharana hotel. The trail climbs through a forest of big cedars and on a winter settlement used by the people of Ringmo village. The route climbs steadily through open country to an elevation of 3370m. We get a close view of a spectacular 330-metre —high waterfall, the highest in Nepal and a faraway view of Phoksundo lake. We stop for the night at Jharana (waterfall) Hotel.
Day 6 Jharana Hotel — Phoksundo Lake
Today as we make our way to Phoksundo Lake, we make a steep descend through birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo Khola. We cross a bridge and follow a trail north to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake. We continue to the shores of the lake near the point where the Phoksundo Khola(river) flows out of the lake. Phoksundo Lake is 4.8 km long, 1.8 km wide and is said to be 650 metres deep.
Day 7 Phoksundo- Rest day
Today we explore the area around the magnificent Phoksundo Lake. The lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and spectacular scenery. Ringmo village, which is a typical Tibetan village, is scenically nestled in the area. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. There are many monasteries (Gompas )and Bon-po religious sites at the park and we spend our time visiting some of them. The most famous, Shey Gompa was established in the 11th Century. Thashung Gompa located near Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago. We also explore the wonderful natural sites and enjoy our nature tour.
Day 8 Phoksundo — Sangta
After an enjoyable and insightful visit we trek to Sangta. We stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 Sangta — Juphal
We trek through Sangta to Juphal. Overnight at a hotel or lodge.
Day 10 Juphal — Nepalgunj- Kathmandu
We take a flight from Juphal to Nepalganj and from Nepalgunj we fly to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel
Day 11 Depart Kathmandu
Our representative will drive you after breakfast or at your desired time to the airport for your flight home.