Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 15 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking

Shey Phoksundo Lake trekking is just Behind the Dhaulagiri massif and towards the Tibetan plateau lies Dolpo, a truly isolated corner of Nepal. The region is slowly emerging to be the last destination for adventure and ethno-cultural tourism. It is in this region situated in the mid western part of Nepal where Shey-Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in the Himalayan region is located. The lake is located at an altitude of 3611.5m above sea level and is praised for its aquamarine greenish blue color. The lake falls within the Shey Phoksundo National Park which is home to many endangered animals including snow leopard, musk deer and the Tibetan wolf. Join Global Adventure Trekking in this trip to one of the most exotic places in the world.
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek or the lower Dolpo trek begins from Nepalgunj and then to Juphal by flight. The trail goes through ancient villages with signs of traditional Tibetan culture and traditions and well-preserved eco-system of plants and forests of pine, oak and juniper. If a tourist is lucky enough, he/she will most likely spot endangered mammals like the blue sheep, snow leopard and the Himalayan musk deer. It's upon reaching Numala Pass that the panoramic sights of the Dhaulagiri, Kugung La and

Mount Khyung La come to full view. The topography of Dolpo resembles the topography of the Tibetan Plateau. Most of the area of the region is covered by mountains and rocks. Till date, Dolpo remains largely isolated from the rest of the country because of its inaccessibility via direct roads. Teahouses and lodges which are common in other popular trekking destinations are non-existent here. The trekking group has to carry all the necessary food supplies with them to last for the entire trip. However, the region is extremely rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. Today, more and more people know Dolpo as the place where Yarshagumba, a half worm, half herb, used by Chinese people to make medicine and known to possess aphrodisiac quality is found. With Global Adventure Trekking, any trip can be made possible and the trip to Lower Dolpo is no exception.

Shey Phoksundo is the another National Park of Nepal. Phoksundo lake which has been termed one of the world's natural hidden wonders sits beautifully surrounded by tall snow-capped mountains. The view of the lake is mesmerizing with the water possessing a crystal clear look to it. Because of its constant up and down trails and is one of Nepal's most demanding treks, Lower Dolpo is heavily recommended for skilled trekkers. Global Adventure Trekking is an established trekking company with years of experience in organizing trips to various parts of Nepal. We are open to hear your suggestion your customizable.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Flight from Kathmandu- Nepalgunj 45 minutes or Drive kathamndu Nepalgunj 9hrs Over night at Guest House. B/L/D.

Day 02 : Nepalgunj to Juphal by flight and the 3hrs down to Dunai 2050m. Over night at Tented Camp.

Day 03 : Dunai to Chekpa 5hrs. 2670m.

Day 04 : Chekpa to Renje 4hrs.3010m.

Day 05 : Renje to Phoksundo lake 6hrs. 3620m.

Day 06 : Acclimatize day in Phoksundo lake. A lot of things to look around.

Day 07 : Phoksundo Lake to Samduwa 6hrs.

Day 08 : Samduwa to Lasa 6hrs.

Day 09 : Lasa to Kagmara Phedi 8hrs. 4000m.

Day 10 : Kagmara Phedi to Toijem 7hrs. 2920m.

Day 11 : Toijem to Kaigaon.

Day 12 : Kaigaon to Forest camp.

Day 13 : Forest camp to Tabrikot 8hrs.

Day 14 : Tabrikot to Dunai-Juphal.

Day 15 : flight to Nepalgunj and Kathamndu on the same day.

Cost Include

    • Restricted area Trekking permit/Special permit.
    • Land transportation to and from
    • Accommodation in lodges/tented camp during the trek
    • A guide and required number of porter (s), Essential equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Safe Drinking Water
    • Insurance of Guide and porters.
    • Full board Meals while in the trekking
    • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks if you choose the tea house trek.
    • Insurance and Tips
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Detail Itinerary

Day 03 Dunai to Chekpa 5hrs. 2670m. First level walk along the bank of Thulo Bheri River. After the police check post of Guli Gaad the path goes through the abandon village with some ups and down to Chepka. Over night at Camp.

Day 04Chekpa to Renje 4hrs.3010m. Today walking through collection of rocks and sticks forming a dyke along the river bank. If the river is too high the path goes more ups and down to Renje. Over night at Camp.

Day 05Renje to Phoksundo lake 6hrs. 3620m. You are trekking into the narrow valley and steeper path today. Along the way visiting Cultural School, Monastery and small cottage industry in the village and arrived in the camp sites. Over night at Camp.

Day 07Phoksundo Lake to Samduwa 6hrs. Your trek to Samduwa is again gradually up hill. Along the way massive range of mountain will encounter in front of your trek. Pass few monastery and forest. Over night at Camp.

Day 08Samduwa to Lasa 6hrs. Trekking to Lasa is another big day to you as the path goes steeply up hill. Pass few pasture land, small huts for the animals which will be only in the summer seasons. Over night at Camp.

Day 09Lasa to Kagmara Phedi 8hrs. 4000m. We will start early morning to go through the Kagmara La 5115m to Kagmara glacier. Mostly up hill but last part is seep down hill to Kagmara Phedi. Over night at Camp

Day 10Kagmara Phedi to Toijem 7hrs. 2920m. The days are harder so take your good breakfast at the camp. You are going to pass Kagmara pass. This is an excellent place to see Blue sheep. Over night at Camp.

Day 11Toijem to Kaigaon. Mostly we follow the river side, more up hill take place. Pass the Bonpo Gumba and Hurikot to camp sides.

Day 12Kaigaon to Forest camp. Mostly descend and again ascend to Forest camp.Passing potatoes and barley fields and small shop are available. Over night at Camp.

Day 13Forest camp to Tabrikot 8hrs. Your trek makes many ups and downs. Ups are longer than down. You need to pass about 3670m Bagala pass and down to camp.

Day 14Tabrikot to Dunai-Juphal. It might be long day to you as we are taking you to our final destination. Few ups and down leads you to Dunai and Juphal.

Map of Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking

Trip Note

  • Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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Facts of Trip

High light of the trek: Shey Phoksundo Lake, Kagmara, Juphal

Max. Elevation: 4000m.

Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking

Group size: 2+ pax.

Type of trekking: Tea house/Camping

Best Season: Summer and Autumn

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