Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo Lake Trek

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Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo Lake Trek leads to Western Himalaya to the snow leopard trail on the north west range of Dhaulagiri mountainous and the Phokshundo Lake.

Ace Hiking offers an outstanding exotic destination to Lower Dolpo and Phokshundo Lake trek within its awesome landscapes of massive North West Himalayas.

Lower Dolpo and Phuksumdo Lake at present is getting popular due to its remoteness and on the Ringmo village near Phuksumdo Lake joining the Lower Dolpo route from Dunai and Jhupal town. This trek is easily accessible with Nepalgunj to Jhupal flights. This trek is rated as one of the moderate to adventurous and scenic trekking among other trekking destination.

Lower Dolpo and Phuksundo Lake leads through many traditional Magar, Thakuri (Chettri) and Dolpo’s Bhotia villages famous as traders with Tibet since many centuries.

This remarkable trek starts with a scenic flight to southern city at Nepalgunj and another short flight to Jhupal in Dolpo area near Dunai far North West Nepal. And then trek to scenic picturesque turquoise Phokshumdo lake at near Ringmo village and then heading higher at Baga-la pass at 5, 070 m and towards Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la 5,090 m, Dho Tarap 4,040 m and to Tarakot, the highest point of this journey crossing of Numa-la at 5,190 m, and slowly with scenic walk reaching at Tokyu gaon, Tarakot and then at Dunai for short drive to Jhupal and then fly back to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj.

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • 2/3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee)
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin share
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu, and Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (one porter for every two guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for Ace Hiking staff
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket and hiking pole by Ace Hiking (which need to return after the trek)
  • All Trekking Permits
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All government and local tax

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Bottled drinks, Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Additional food and drinks on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the Include section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Tips and gratitude for guide and trekking staff

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft above sea level), transfer to hotel

Welcome to Nepal Himalaya, we meet in Kathmandu airport and will be transferred to your hotel. Ace Hiking offers welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at hotel, dinner included.

Day 2Morning sightseeing tour, afternoon flight to Nepalgunj

Day 3Fly to Jhuphal 2,320m then drive to Dunai 2,850m

Day 4Trek to Ankhe 2,896m – 6 hrs

Day 5Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village 3,500m -6 hrs

Day 6Trek to Phokshundo Lake 3,500 m – 5 hours

Day 7Rest day at Phokshundo Lake for local excursion

Day 8Trek and cross Baga La 5,070m and camp 4,470 m – 6 hrs

Day 9Cross Numala 5,190m and camp at Phedi – 7 hrs

Day 10Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,200 m via Jeng la 5,090 m – 6 hrs

Day 11Trek to Dho Tarap 4,040 m- 5 hrs

Day 12Trek to Tarap Khola 3,800 m – 7 hrs

Day 13Trek to Kharigaon 3,150 m -5 hours

Day 14Trek to Tarakot 2,850m – 5 hrs

Day 15Trek to Dunai – 4 hrs then drive to Jhupal – 1 hr

Day 16Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel

Day 17In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour

Day 18Transfer to airport for international departure