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Dolpo Phoksundo Trek

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, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.

It is one of the challenging treks offering a chance to explore a beautiful and remote region of Dolpo in Nepal. Shey Phoksundo National Park with an area of 3000sq. km. falls under this trekking area with a variety of flora and fauna. Deep gorges and waterfalls are features of the route to the small village of Ringmo on the shores of the turquoise Phoksundo Lake. Besides, deep dark forests, wide river canyons and Buddhist/ Bonpo Monasteries are additional spectacular sights.

  • Itinerary

Day 01: From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.

Day 02: After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing in Kathmandu which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepaljung. In the remaining time explore this border town.

Day 04: Early in the morning after having breakfast enjoy a scenic 45 minutes flight to Jhupal(2,320m). From Jhupal we can witness the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the north. From Jhupal we will start trekking to Dunai(2,850m) which is the administrative capital of Dolpo region. We will get time to explore the area.

Day 05: Having breakfast in Dunai trek to Sangta. Lunch at Jyalas. Overnight at Sangta.

Day 06: Having breakfast in Sangta trek to Raichi. Lunch at Chhepka.overnight at Raichi.

Day 07: Having breakfast in Raichi trek to Ringmo. Lunch at Ringmo. Explore the area which consists of Local Monasteries, Lake Phoksundo, Kanjirowa Mountain and Suligad waterfall.

Day 08: Tour around Lake Phoksundo. After having Lunch at Ringmo trek to Yak Kharka. Explore the captivating landscape of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 09: Trekking from Yak Kharka to Chhepka. Overnight Chhepka(Lodge/ teahouse).

Day 10: Trek back to Juphal via Dunai. Overnight at Juphal( Lodge/ teahouse)

Day 11: Fly back to Nepaljung from Juphal. Overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure for your onward flight.

Facts of the Trek

Grade:  Difficult/Strenuous

Average walking per day: 6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5300 m

Best seasons: February-  June-September-Mid December

Type of trek: Camping

Duration: 13 days

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