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Phoksundo Lake Trek - 12 days
Trek to the wildwest high altitudes lake of Nepal

Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range and towards the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a finely preserved ecosystem that consists of variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of the Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa- dedicated to the ancient Bon Po religion is a memorable experience. This trek is for people who are exceptionally fit and prepared to take what Himalayan wilderness trekking has to offer.

Situated inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park of Western Region of the country, Dolpo stands totally isolated. It lies behind the Dhaulagiri range and is cut off from the Tibetan Plateau by high passes. The high valleys of Dolpo are some of the most remarkable in the Himalaya with sweeping views, stretching to the arid Tibetan remote, unspoiled part of Nepal that has remained largely untracked and unexplored. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and commerce the way they have done since time immemorial. The finally preserved eco -system encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and now leopard.

Phoksundo Lake, 145 meters / 475 feet deepest, telling the deepest lake in Nepal is inside Shey Phoksundo National Park being a part of it by southern end., offers stunning beauty. Considered inviolable by the Dopla locals, it is praised for its aquamarine greenish blue color. No aquatic life in the lake pronounces that the water is crystal clear. Called by the seasoned travellers the jewel of Dolpo, Phoksundo Lake gives refreshing experience to the eyes by 167 meters tall waterfall from teh dam. Ringed by tall snow-capped mountains, view of Phoksundo Lake is an extremely satisfying experience.

Through the valley of Suli Gad, you cross the beautiful forest of Pines and juniper. A trail continues above a gorge with a water-fall until Buddhist Ringmo village. After this tiny village, arrive to monastery, observe Buddhist Puja until the other parts of neighborhood.

Trip Facts

Country: Nepal

Region: Dolpo Region

Activities: Trekking

Duration: 12 Days

Max. Altitude: 3733 m.


Group Size: 4-16

Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov

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Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 - Kathmandu Leisure
Day 03 - Flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj
Day 04 - Nepalgunj - Juphal - Trek to Dunaii
Day 05 - Dunai to Chhepka (2838 m) 5 hrs
Day 06 - Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110 m) 6 hrs
Day 07 - Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3733 m)/Ringmo- 3 hrs
Day 08 - Ringmo to Sangta (2520 m) 6 hrs
Day 09 - Sangta to Juphal (2476 m) 5 hrs
Day 10 - Flight Juphal- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu
Day 11 - Spare-Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 12 - Departure from Kathmandu
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final  procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Leisure

We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking of your trekking equipments. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast, take time to enjoy a day of sightseeing on a guided tour of some of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley. Visit Swayambhunath stupa, also known as the Monkey temple, with its fine views over Kathmandu and many interesting features as well as great stupa itself from 2700 years. Join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering sadhus at Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temple on the subcontinent, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. After that take your time around Bouddhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa in the world. Explore the myriad temples and courtyards of Patan Durbar Square, also known as the city of Fine Arts. Later the afternoon back to your hotel and simply relax or explore the surrounding yourself.

Day 03 - Flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj; the hub of Western Nepal.

Day 04 - Nepalgunj - Juphal - Trek to Dunaii

Early morning flight of 35 minutes out to Juphal airport in Dolpo region. Flights are always scheduled early in the morning in this regions because of high winds in the Thulo Bheri Valley begin around 10 am, making later flights impossible. Once we arrive at the airstrip at Juphal is at an altitude of 2354 m / 7745 feet, we start out on the short walk from Juphal to Dunai (2150 m / 7053 feet). We walk downhill through meadows and past a few houses to the small hotels at Kala Gaura (2090 m.). From here we follow the river trail upstream to Dunai. We camp near Dunai and explore this bustling little hill town for the rest of the afternoon.

Day 05 - Dunai to Chhepka (2838 m) 5 hrs

Trek from Dunai to Chhepka (2838 m) 5 hrs

Day 06 - Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110 m) 6 hrs

Trek from Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110 m) 6 hrs- Visit Amchi Hospital around.

Day 07 - Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3733 m)/Ringmo- 3 hrs

Trek from Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3733 m)/Ringmo (3610m) 3 hrs, visit village of Ringmo and
Bonpo Monastery.

Day 08 - Ringmo to Sangta (2520 m) 6 hrs

Trek from Ringmo to Sangta (2520 m) 6 hrs

Day 09 - Sangta to Juphal (2476 m) 5 hrs

Trek from Sangta to Juphal (2476 m) 5 hrs

Day 10 - Flight Juphal- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu

Flight from Dolpo Juphal to Nepalgunj and connecting flight to Kathmandu

Day 11 - Spare-Leisure day in Kathmandu

Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Juphal,
This day you can do sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan or Bhaktapur. If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Day 12 - Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Price List
  • Per Person US$ 2930 (2 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 2770 (4 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 2690 (8 Persons)

Minimum 2 persons


Cost Includes :

  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle
  • Flight ticket to Nepalgunj and to Juphal and back to Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing accommodation in tent/lodge during the trek
  • Restricted Area permit (If needed) Trekking-Tims and National park permit
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
  • Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell Culture Dinner Program
  • Service Charge of our office

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Alcholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
  • All; Trekking equipments and personal items
  • Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
  • Emergency medical and Helicopter rescue/evacuation insurance
  • Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.


Extend your trip


  • Rafting Trishuli River 1 day or 2 days. (Extra US$ 50 per day)
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari 3 days and 2 nights. (Extra US$ 160 for package of 3n 2d)
  • Everest Experience Mountain Flight by Buddha Air. (Extra US$ 176 )
  • Nagarkot retreat and rest (Extra US$ 110 per night)
  • Dhulikhel retreat and rest (Extra US$ 110 per night)

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