Trekking in Dolpa is a unique experience. The trails pass through beautiful landscapes, thick pine forests and along wild rivers all the while with spectacular views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. The highlight of the trek is the mesmerizing deep-blue and emerald hues of the deepest lake in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake. This is truly one of the most beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal.
If time allows its worth spending a day or two admiring the views and exploring the lake and surrounding areas. Don’t miss Tshowa monastery on the east bank of Phoksundo Lake where worship still takes place.
On the southern bank lies the village of Ringmo where you can get a rare close look into traditional Bonpo culture.
The ideal trekking season is spring and autumn. It’s recommended to check in with a local travel agency to see if lodges are open before setting off in the winter months.
Duration: 8 Days
Max Attitude: 3608 m.
Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November
Start Point: Juphal
End Point: Juphal
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max.15
Restricted Area Trekking Permit (Lower Dolpo Permit). Issued by the Immigration office in Kathmandu. (www.immi.gov.np) Shey-Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit. Issued by Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu. Also available at the National Park entry point for a fee of NRP 3390. (Fee subject to change).
Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 2: Flight from Nepalgunj - Juphal (2475 m); trek to Chhepka (2838 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 3: Chhepka (2838 m) - Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3130 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 4: Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3130 m) - Ringmo village at Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 3 hrs
Day 5: Explore Phoksundo Lake, visit the famous Bon Gompa
Day 6: Ringmo village at Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) - Chhepka (2838 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 7: Chhepka (2838 m) - Juphal (2475 m) 6 hrs
Day 8: Flight from Juphal - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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- 6 Nights accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge during trekking.
- 1 Night accommodaiton at 3 start hotel in Nepalgunj
- All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- All surface transportation as per itinerary
- Flight Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Juphal –Roundtrip.
- All Travel permits (Lower Dolpa permit, TIMS & National Park entry fees)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- Medical insurance for the client
- All applicable government taxes.
- Accommodation & Meal in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses
- Health & Rescue Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff