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Dolpo Phoksundo Lake Trek - 11 Days

  • Restricted Area Trek , Nepal
  • 11 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 3611m

Dolpo Phoksundo Lake Trek - 11 Days

Trip At Glance



Max Altitude

3,611.5 m (11,849 ft)

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house


private Car flight


Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

Nepal is amazingly beautiful country and its beauty is becoming magnificent because of mountains and magical lakes with amazing clean fresh water. likewise, Shey Phoksundo Lake is considered one of the most beautiful and exotic tourist destinations located in Dolpo, the largest district in area.


Phoksundo Lake Trek is a short and easy journey to one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes of Nepal. Phoksundo is an alpine freshwater lake which is also considered sacred by the followers of Buddhist and Bon-po religions which make the trek an amazing mix of nature and culture.


The 11-days trip kick-start with your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The trip to Phoksundo Lake continues next day with a flight to Nepalgunj which lies in the lowland of western Terai, just 8 km far from Indian Border.


After a brief stay in Nepalgunj, we fly to Juphal which is the starting point of our trek to Phoksundo Lake. The trekking path ascends and descends through a densely forested path filled with oaks, pines, and fir trees with a view of several waterfalls along the way.


The route also passes through several picturesque traditional villages like Dunai, Chhepka, Jharana, and Shyanta. The trekkers also come across the view of a magnificent and magical 330m high waterfall.


The area is also equally rich in wildlife which gives trekkers an opportunity to get sight of some endangered species like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, Tibetan sheep, Himalayan thar, and many more.


A short stay at the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake is bound to make you feel calm, joyful,  and peaceful as you come close to the beauty of the lake along with the view of Kanjirowa Himal (6612m) accompanied by a visit to the various monasteries surrounding the lake. We in this package provide an flexible opportunity to visit phoskundo lake in outstanding and memorable way.

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu airport and hotel transfer 1350meters

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up and settle you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu — Nepalgunj 150meters by flight

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We catch our 1-hour scenic and magical flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is a town located in the western Terai near the Indian Border and unique Bardia National Park. Nepalgunj is also one of the business center and major transportation hub for many regions of Nepal. In the afternoon, we also go to visit Bageshwori temple. And stay Overnight in hotel.

Fly Nepalgunj- Juphal  or Trek Juphal- Dunai or 3 hrs Trek 2,000 metres (6,562 ft)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we fly to Juphal  which is atarting point of Phoksundo trek from Nepalgunj enjoying the view of mighty snowcapped mountains throughout the flight. After the 35-minute flight, we reach Juphal, which is the starting point of our trek.


The trail from Juphal descends through green and attractive maize fields and local villages. We walk alongside the bank of Bheri River and pass by Roop Ghar with watermill to finally arrive in Dunai. Dunai is the administrative capital of Dolpo and we stay overnight in lodge.

Dunai- Chhepka 6-7 hrs trek 2660 meters

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving behind Dunai, we move with great enthusiasm towards Chhepka. The path descends through the streets of Dunai and passes  the bridge over Bheri River.


We continue our trek to trek towards northern bank of the river to reach Sulighat, followed by Shey Phoksundo National Park checking post and we formally enter the Shey Phoksundo National Park.


From there, we ascend along the rock-strewn trail and trek further through a series of hemp of attractive farms until we reach Kageni. Observing and being close to the views of waterfalls and lush vegetation, we make our way through the tropical forest to reach the village of Chhepka and spend night in lodge.

Chhepka — Jharana Hotel/ 5-6 hrs trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we head towards Jharana Hotel, ascending through a forested path filled with big cedar. We also walk through a winter settlement and gradually climb up through wide meadows situated above the gorge of Phoksundo River, from where we get a great view of a high waterfall and a faraway view of Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Jharana Hotel.

Jharana Hotel — Phoksundo Lake/ 5-6 hrs Trek 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

By Leaving behind Jharana Hotel, today we headed towards Phoksundo Lake descending steeply through forests filled with birch trees to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo Khola. After that we cross a bridge and continue to walk north to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake.


From there, we trek through the shores of the lake close to the point where the Phoksundo Khola streams out of the lake and streams out of the lake makes us excited. And we take a rest at lodge for night.

Shey Phoksundo Lake- Rest day 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we spend the day exploring the area nearby the tranquil Phoksundo Lake. Phoksundo is a beautiful alpine turquoise colored freshwater lake, which is also the deepest lake in Nepal.


With the view of Kanjirowa Himal (6612m) in the background, we relish the sheer beauty of Phoksundo Lake. We also visit several monasteries and Bon-po religious sites inside the park. Overnight at lodge.

 Phoksundo — Shyanta/ 6-7 hrs trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After observing magical lake and beautiful Phoksundo Lake, we head towards the village of Shyanta. We climb down along the steep trail for half an hour until we reach the top of the hill which offers the last view of amazing Phoksundo Lake.


We then descend to the village of Chunuwar, followed by Rechi. From there, we walk along the river bank which is something especial and keep descending until we arrive in Chhepka. We then enter the forested path enjoying fresh air to finally reach Shyanta. Overnight in lodge.

Sangta — Juphal/ 5-6 hrs trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we trek through rocky path alongside the Bheri River. Accompanied by the beautiful landscape in the background, we continue to trek and leave the Shey Phoksundo National Park.


We then head east towards Juphal Airport passing through the small village of Kalagauda. After 4 hours of walk, we finally arrive in Juphal. Overnight stay in the lodge.

 Juphal — Nepalgunj- Kathmandu by flight

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After the complication of visit of  Jhupal, we fly back to Nepalgunj taking an early morning flight, as flights are not possible in the afternoon due to the strong winds.


After reaching Nepalgunj, we catch another flight back to Kathmandu, observing the scenic views throughout the flight. We take to the hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

Final Departure from Kathmandu


For your departure, our representative or staffs drops you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car
  • Two night 3* star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  •  Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  •  All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works Shey Phuksundo National park entry permit
  •  Trekking information management system (Tims) permit
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  •  Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  •  Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljunj/ Kathmandu for you round trip
  • Flight from Nepaljunj/Jhupal/Nepaljunj
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Cue: Trekking route map/Art printed company T-shirt
  • Company certificate after the successful trek
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 8 people in a group
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek
  •  Trekking route map
  •  Domestic Airport tax

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee $30  for 15 days
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  •  Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  •  Hot shower/Battery charge for camera during the trek
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, government  strikes, and physical condition.

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Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.


There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.


For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.


In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.


Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank.  Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.


We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings.


Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of Adventure Nepal Eco Treks with your name on it.


This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.


Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.


It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.


If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.


Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.


Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.


All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.


All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.


You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal


You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.


In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.


Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

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