Max Height

3641 m / 11945.54 .ft

Trip Days

11 Days

Difficulty

Difficult

Price

$1975 2370

* Group Discount Available



Exploring one of the most remote regions of the entire nation, the Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek is a natural and cultural marvel. While the magnificent Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range shines in the horizon, the ancient valley slowly springs to life with the lush green forests.  During the Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek, you will get a chance to experience this culture as you make your way to Shey Phoksundo Lake. Enjoy the beautiful turquoise water and the Himalayas glistening in the skyline, and visit Buddhist and Bon Po monasteries in the region.

This 11-day Shey Phoksundo Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu you head to the far western city of Nepalgunj through a short flight. From here, you fly to the hamlet of Juphal from where we begin our trek. A pleasant ascending trail takes us to Dunai for our first night on the go before setting off through the lush green forests towards the hamlet of Chhepka. Trekking to Jharana waterfall, we continue our ascending run headed towards the Tibetan village of Ringmo. You will spend two nights in Ringmo. From Ringmo, with the majestic Dhaulagiri (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), and other peaks in the Dhaulagiri range on the horizon, we continue our journey to Phoksundo Lake. Phoksundo Lake has a beautiful turquoise color and the sight of the mountain alongside is breathtaking. Explore the nearby Tshowa Gompa, a Bon Po monastery, amid the lush greenery and serene lakeside. After exploration, we return to Ringmo. For the descending journey, we set of through the familiar trail heading back towards Chhepka. The final day of the trek sees us back at Juphal. From Juphal, you will first fly to Nepalgunj and then catch another flight back to Kathmandu thus, ending our journey.

Nepal Ascent Treks is a pioneer in various tours. Our specialized tour guides and staffs can cater to your every need and our cost effective rates are unparalleled. We also provide various packages and customization options on all the trips. For further information, please contact us.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the off-the-beaten paths of Lower Dolpo
  • Experience the unique and ancient culture of the Thakuri community
  • Witness the stunning beauty of the Himalayas alongside the lush green valleys
  • Trek to Phoksundo Lake, a holy lake to Hindus and Buddhists alike

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1300m]
  • Day 2 : Fly to Nepalgunj, gateway to the Far West
  • Day 3 : Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai [2140m] 3 hours trek
  • Day 4 : Trek to Chhepka Village [2520m] 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 5 : Trek to Jharana Waterfall [2670m] 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 6 : Trek to the Tibetan village of Ringmo [3641m] 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 7 : Explore sacred Phoksundo Lake [3600m] and Tshowa Gompa
  • Day 8 : Trek to Chhepka Village 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 9 : Trek to Juphal 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 10 : Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
  • Day 11 : Departure day

What's included ?

  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jufal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded ?

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Cost for additional trips.

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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    174
  • Trip profile
    11 Days Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek
  • Type
    Trekking
  • Span
    11 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
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