Shey Phosundo Lake Trek Itinerary

Trek to Phoksundo Lake, sacred Lake in the Bonpo religion. Perceive the real thrill of adventure throughout the isolated vicinity - majestic Dolpo region of Nepal. Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo. Explore the spectacular Jharana (Waterfall) and the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900 years old Bon monastery.

Day 01Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

Upon scheduled arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by Global Adventure Trekking Company (GAT) personnel and transferred to the hotel. Checking in and if time consent visit GAT’s office for pre-trip briefing and meet the Guide. Then free to wander around Thamel.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu Fly to Nepalgunj (150 m)

We take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. It is an interesting western Terai town of Nepal nearby India border. We visit the local market, explore the diverse culture of locality, mini-zoo and nearby villages.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 03Nepalgunj fly to Juphal (2,500 m) and trek to Dunai (2,150 m)

We take half an hour morning flight to Juphal, the starting point for the trek to Phoksundo Lake. From here, we begin our trek ascending to southeast over Thulo Bheri Valley then stroll over pretty fields to the village of Kalagaunda. We follow the Bheri River and pass Roop Ghar and finally get the Dunai village.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Juphal
Day 04Dunai Trek to Chhepka Village (2,800 m)

We depart Dunai after breakfast, trekking down to Bheri River, cross a suspension bridge, follow the river bank to Sulighat, head north and pass through Shey Phoksundo National Park check-post. The rough trail climbs up to the windy Suli Ghad River and walks through a tropical walnut and maple forest. We enjoy the flapping prayer flags, pleasant waterfalls, verdant flora to enter Shyanta village then climb final hour uphill along the narrow trail to reach the Chhepka village.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chhepka
Day 05Chhepka Trek to Jharana (Waterfall) (3,150 m)

Today we walk through cedar forest crossing Rechi and Samduwa to get Jharana literally means waterfall, where we enjoy in front of the fantastic 303 m Waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Nepal and a distant view of Phoksundo Lake.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jharana
Day 06Jharana Trek to Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3,650 m)

Today we have a short walk through the birch forest, crossing a suspension bridge and pastureland to a Bon Village Ringmo on the southern end of the Phoksundo Lake.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ringmo
Day 07Hike around divine Phoksundo Lake and Tshowa Gompa

Today we hike around the dazzling Phoksundo Lake which is sacred by Buddhists followers of Bonpo religion. Inspect Ringmo village along with more than 20 Stupas and Tshowa Gompa, a 900 years old Bon monastery on a ridge above the lake. Then we take pleasure in the impressive 167 m waterfall on its south side.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ringmo
Day 08Phoksundo Lake Trek back to Shyanta Village (2,300 m)

We trek back to Shyanta Village today, following our footprint via polam, jharana, Samduwa, Rechi and Chhepka.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Shyanta
Day 09Shyanta Trek back to Jhupal

This is our final leg of our Phoksundo Lake Trek. We just follow back our trail from Shyanta crossing Sulighat, Dunai and reach Juphal.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jhupal
Day 10Jhupal fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Take an early morning flight to Nepalgunj and then a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 11Buffer day in Kathmandu

This is a free and Leasure day in Kathmandu. You are free to walk around Thamel or we can arrange the Kathmandu city tour includes UNESCO world heritage sights - Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 12Final Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, our staffs will take you to international airport. 

  • Meals: Breakfast