Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking
 Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking

Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking

  • 11 days
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Min: 2 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • A unique typical culture and different lifestyles of people.
  • A Scenic flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj continues Juphal about 45 minutes.
  • Largest shey phuksundo National park 3555 KM squares an established 1984.
  • Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal.
  • The lake is trans-Himalayan region in northwest, Nepal.
  • It's known as sacred in the Bonpo religion at Dolpo.
  • Trekking through the deserted rain shadow areas of lower Dolpo.
  • Explore the diverse species rare flora and fauna in the Shey Phoksundo national park.
  • The highest Suligad waterfall in Nepal.
  • Panoramic Snow-capped Kanjirowa Massif (6,612 m).
  • The world's deepest and crystal clear Phoksundo Lake.
  • Cross over the Himalayan bridges and get in touch Ringmo village. 
  • Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, blue sheep, Himalayan black bear and jackal wild animals found inside this national park.
  • Visit to Asiant monastry a 900 year ago:- Shey Gompa, Thasung Gompa and Tshowa Monastery.





Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek "All things are ready,if our mind be so"-William Shakespeare

Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife. Dolpo is the homeland of the Spotted Leopard, Blue Sheep, wolves, and many other varieties of flora and fauna. The trekking in upper Dolpo is designed for those who are exceptionally fit and prepared to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness. The view of Kanijiroba peak, Phoksundo Lake, and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. The Oscar award nominated movie entitled Caravan was produced in the Dolpo region with the blend of lifestyle, unique culture and enchanting natural beauty of the area. Dolpo was open to the outsiders only after 1990 AD, therefore, tourists are required to obtain special permit for the government registered company.

We begin our trekking to Dolpo from Juphal, where we reach by direct flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and catch another place to Juphal and rest a night there. Next day, we head to Dunai and then to Ankhe, Renji and Phoksundo Lake (3600m), we take rest along the lake and explore the area and we head to Mandala camp (4570m) and then Shey Gumba, crossing the Saldang passes (5010m). subsequently, we head to Namgung, Yangar Gumba, muse Gaun, Sime Gaun crossing Lang la pass (5002m) and then we head to Tinja, Kheng and chakra crossing the chakra pass and we proceed our trek to yak Kharka, Sangdang phedi (5110m) crossing Sangdang pass (5490m) and then we reach Sanda, subsequently, we proceed our trek to Phale Gaun and we finally reach at Jomsom (2710m), where we catch our airstrip to Pokhara and then we return to Kathmandu either by bus or by plane. 

Phoksundo Lake Trek offers golden opportunity to be familiar with the special aspect of their culture, ancient and rather animistic rites of Bon - the old pre Buddhist premitive religion of Tibet are still alive, with their partly shamanistic ceremonies.

People in Dolpo are found in their own religious costumes and treading along with yaks. There is no any effect of modernism yet and the place is found unspoiled, hidden heaven. Dolpa is one of the last sanctuaries of medicinal plants in western Nepal. 407 species of medicinal plants grow in Dolpa and are used by Aamchis (traditional healer). We can see the famous blue sheep (Bharal) and snow grouse in the trek Lower Dolpo. Another destination in Lower Dolpo Trek is the Phoksundo Lake passing through eroded landscape and waterfall from Ringmo. 






Day to Day Trip  Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Domestic flight from kathmandu to Nepalgunj- 45 Minutes.

Day 03: Domestic flight from Nepaljung to Juphal & Trek to Dunai (2145m), 3 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Chhepka (2670m), 6 hours, Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Trek to Jharana Hotel (3110m),5 hours, Overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Ringmo village (3460m), 5 hours, Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Rest and explore around Phoksundo Lake (3460m).

Day 08: Trek back to Chhekpa (2670m), 6 hours,Overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek back to Juphal (2145m), 3 hours,Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Early morning domestic flight Juphal to Nepaljung and continute Kathmandu-55 minutes.

Day 11: Final departure for your homeland.






Important Note: 

We also arrange: - The itinerary we offer is mainly the guideline to your trip. Our customized itineraries address your specific requirements. You are kindly requested to councult our expert team in order to be perfectly equipped for the Packages as per your interest and requirement with Gorkha Adventure.

Better to know: - One can’t control over natural happenings. So, different unforeseen natural as well as political environment, weather condition, disasters which are out of our control, can affect your tour. As a result, your itineraries may get changed. In such cases, our leading representative will arrange the best alternative itineraries in minimum cost more effectively. However, you shall keep in mind that any delayed schedule or inconvenience caused by the natural obstacles are to be bared in the particula trip yourself.

Flight delayed or cancelation: - In Nepal, Twin-otters are the primary means of transportation in the air for Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Juphal. These flights sometimes can be delayed by few hours or even cancelled for one or many days because of poor visibility, bad weather or technical problems. The delay or cancelation of flights may occur even in fair weather. You must be aware of the bitter truth ‘always anticipate the sudden weather in the mountains’. Undoubtedly, We do our best to ease you by arranging another flight. Helicopter flights could be the alternative. Instead, Gorkha Adventure team will offer you different optional day-activities i.e. hiking, local cultural tours (Monastery sight-seeing) and so on of your choice on your buffer days either in Kathmandu or you can change your trail to Annapurna, Langtang or any other regions. Kindly, note that you will not get refunded on such cases and we will offer you the accommodations only before the starting of your trekking. In case, cancelation of your flights at the end of trip, you have to bear all your expenses in Juphal.





Trip Dates & Price

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
5-Sept-2021 16-Sept-2021 US$ 1725$ Guarantee Book Now
8-Oct-2021 19-Oct-2021 US$ 1725$ guarantee Book Now

Following are included on the above package cost

  • Arrival and departure (Airport-Hotel) pickup and drop by private car.
  • Standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu include breakfast.
  • Teahouse base accommodations during the trek.
  • Three times meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Both way Domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhuphal).
  • Friendly English speak trekking guide.
  • Necessary porter during the trip (1 porter: 2 trekkers).
  • Gorkha Adventure Duffel bag, Tshirt and trekking maps if required.
  • Nepali staff salary (guide and porters) insurance, transportation, food, and accommodations.
  • An entry of Upper Dolpo Special Permit and Shey Phoksundo National Park fee.
  • A first aid medicine box and Oximeter to measure your oxygen in high altitude.
  • Nepal Government Tax, Vat 13% and Local taxes.






Following are excluded on the above package cost

  • Lunch and dinner during in Kathmandu and Nepaljung.
  • International air tickets and airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $30 (duration 14 days), 1 months of $50, more infomrations of visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls and all type of hot drinks.
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc.
  • Compulsory your travel insurance
  • Hot water, hot shower and battery charge fees.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Any other things not mentioned.







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