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Phoksundo Lake Trek

Duration: 13 days
Group Size: 2 - 10 Persons

Trip Cost: $ Per Person


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The trek to Phoksumdo Lake has been made much more practical since the construction of a new trail the suil Gad from its confluence with the Thulo Bheri. There are not a lot of camp sites and there are lodges only in Chekpa,Jharana hotel and Ringmo but the trek has some lovely forest sections, phoksumdo Lake is dramatic and region contains a tiny pocket of the unusual Bon-po culture.The Lake is within shey Phoksumdo National park which was established in 1981. The national park literature uses the spelling Phoksundo but local informants believe the correct transliteration is Phok, sum(three), do (stones), relating to the three arms of the lake .The park is said to abound in wildlife, although the most spectacular inhabitants snow leopards and herds of blue sheep are found primarily in the northern restricted regions of the park near Shey gompa. The lake and trail are snowbound from mid-November to mid-May. Almost all the inhabitants of Ringmo village move to lower elevations at this time.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu transfers to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 02 Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight and overnight stay.
Day 04 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai.
Day 05 Dunai to Chepka 2670m.
Day 06 Chekpa to Jharana Hotel.
Day 07 Jharana Hotel to Phokshundo Lake.
Day 08 Rest day at Phokshundolake.
Day 09 Phoshundolake to Sangta.
Day 10 Sangta to Juphal.
Day 11 Juphal to Nepalgunj fight and overnight stay.
Day 12 Nepalgunj toKathmandu flight and overnight stay.
Day 13 Final Departure back to home.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu transfers to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight and overnight stay at Nepalgunj.

Day 4 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai.
Mostly we have flight in morning time from Nepalgunj to Juphal and arrangement our porters then we starts our trek first we have we have two hours descend and we walk on the side of Bheri river up to Dunai.Dunai is the base for treks around Tarap and Shey Phoksumdo National park. The main facilities are at the eastern end of the village and Dunai is a headquarters of Dolpo District and overnight stay at Dunai.

Day 5 Dunai to Chepka 2670m.
From Dunai cross the big steel suspension bridge and turn west following the trail past the hospital and walk along the bank of Thulo Bherito its confluence with the Suli Gaad at 2070m and another hour of walking we will to reach Raktang 2260m.The Phoksumdo Lake trail climbs over a ridge at 2710m ,then descend on a rocky Path to Chekpa 2670m and overnight stay at Chekpa.

Day 6 Chekpa to Jharana Hotel.
The new trai stays near the river climbing over the small village ridge, then crossing to the west side to avoid a large ridge and returning to the east side an hour later near National park camping ground.The trail makes several more ups and downs through forests as it continues upstream to a bridge that leads of nine houses comprising the village of Renje and another hour to reach Jharana hotel and overnight stay at Jharan hotel.

Day 7 Jharana Hotel to Phokshundo Lake.
The route switchbacks steeply on a sandy trail through open country to an elevation of 3300m, then starts up another steep set of dusty switchbacks to a ridge at 3780m from the ridge there are distant view of Phokshumdo Lake and close view of a spectacular 200m high waterfall. The trail makes a steep descend in birch forests to the upper reaches of the brilliantly clear, rushing waters of the Phokshumdo khola ,then climbs gently to Ringmo village and just below Ringmo ,cross a bridge and follow a trail north to the ranger station at Phokshumdo Lake 3730 ,there are national park camping ground on both side of the river and overnight stay at Phokshumdo Lake.

Day 8 Rest day at Phokshundolake.
We do explore the Bon po Monastery and lake whole day.

Day 9 Phoshundolake to Sangta.

After breakfast we descend with nice view of Phokshumdo Lake and waterfalls all the way sangta and overnight stay at sangta.

Day 10 Sangta to Juphal.
We walk through the forests and more descend and in last hour we need gently climb up to Juphal and overnight stay at Juphal.

Day 11 Juphal to Nepalgunj fight and overnight stay.
Mostly we have morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

Day 12
Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight and overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 13 Final Departure back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-Night  hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2-Night in Nepalgunj 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
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj -Jhupal round trip)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner after trekking.
  • 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 accommodation.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.


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