Phoksundo Lake Trek:
Dolpo is the largest territorial district in Nepal. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and splendid place. The exotic sites and natural sceneries lures people all over the world , thus making it a must visit destination. Dolpo has been captured beautifully on film by the renowned director Eric Valli in his movie “Caravan”.
Dolpo’s Phoksundo Lake is regarded as one of the most scenic and beautiful natural tourist destination in Nepal. Mirroring the snowy Kanjiroba massif , the turquoise lake waters look heavenly. No wonder this lake is regarded sacred by Buddhists and followers of Bon-po religion.
The Phoksundo Teahouse Trek is Dolpo’s one and only teahouse trek. This trek is fairly easy as no high passes are involved. The trek starts from Juphal, where the only airstrip in Dolpo is located. The trail passes through wonderful Himalayan forests and picturesque traditional villages. The rivers and waterfalls on the trail are some of Nepal’s most magnificent.
In addition to natural beauty, the trekking area also is rich in wildlife. One may get to see some endangered species like the snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr etc. Within the Shey Phoksundo National Park lies our destination Phoksundo Lake.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around the valley and trek preparation.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m); trek to Chhepka (2838 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Chhepka (2838 m) to Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3130 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3130 m) to Ringmo village at Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 3 hrs
Day 07: Explore Phoksundo Lake, visit the famous Bon Gompa
Day 08: Trek from Ringmo village at Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Chhepka (2838 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Chhepka (2838 m) to Juphal (2475 m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Flight from Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
Day 11: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Departure to your onward destination.
Total trip days: 12 Days
Favorable Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Accommodation: Camping, Teahouse/Lodge
Starting Point: Juphal
Ending Point: Juphal
Transportation: By air and private vehicle.
#Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
#3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
#Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
#All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
#All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
#An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek #leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
#Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
#Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodati
#Duffel bag, Allied Adventure t-shirt and trekking map.
#All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
#Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
#All government and local taxes.
#Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
#International airfare/Your Travel Insurance
#Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu/pokhara/ Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
#All the alcoholic/ non alcoholic drinks/ All deserts Sweet things
#Hot shower / Camera battery charge during the trek
#Tips for the guide, porter (Tips is expected).
Note: Above Itinerary can be customized as per client interest and time frame.