Dolpo Shy Phoksondu Trek is certainly one of the most beautiful and splendid places. The exotic sites and natural sceneries lure people all over the world, thus making it a must-visit destination. Dolpo has been captured beautifully on film by the renowned director Eric Valli in his movie “Caravan”. Dolpo’s Phoksundo Lake is regarded as one of the most scenic and beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal. Mirroring the snowy Kanjiroba massif, the turquoise lake waters look heavenly. Upper Dolpo Trek is also another trek that can be done.
The Phoksundu Tea house Trek is Dolpa’s one and only teahouse trek. This trek is fairly easy as no high passes are involved. The trek starts from Juphal, where the only airstrip in Dolpo is located. The trail passes through wonderful Himalayan forests and picturesque traditional villages. The rivers and waterfalls on the trail are some of Nepal’s most magnificent. In addition to natural beauty, the trekking area also is rich in wildlife. One may get to see some endangered species like the snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan that, etc. Within the Shay Phoksundu National Park lies our destination Phoksundo Lake. Rara Lake Trek
This trek is less expensive and follows a shorter route. We will be staying in tea houses or lodges throughout the trek. We shall take our meals at tea-houses. The food will be simple and nutritious. Backpackers can also do this trek. The company will provide a local guide. But in case you don’t need a guide, then the company will take out the trekking permit for you for a fee. We plan your trip with a high level of efficiency, so that you may have the most memorable experience. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m) Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative of the Sange Sherpa Adventure You will then be checked in to your hotel. You can either rest or stroll around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel. Here you can do souvenir shopping and enjoy the authentic Nepali cuisine in one of the many restaurants. You will also be briefed about the entire trek on this day.
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/ flight. In the morning you can stroll in the streets of Thamel while we arrange all your trekking documents (TIMS & National Park Permit). Then you collect all the necessary documents from our representative and drive to the domestic section of Kathmandu airport. From Kathmandu, we fly on any domestic carrier to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj, a town in the western Terai, is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia National Park. It is a major transport hub for the western, mid-western, and far-western regions of Nepal. Overnight at a hotel or lodge.
Nepalgunj to Juphal/ (2475m) and Juphal to Dunai (2145m)/ 3 hrs Trek. Today we take a 35 minutes long flight to Juphal- the trek starting point to Phoksundo Lake. As we begin the trek, the trail ascends southeast high above Thulo Bheri Valley followed by an hour-long walk through maize fields to reach the village of Kalagaunda. We trek by the southern bank of the Bheri River and pass Roop Ghar with the water mill and finally reach the village of Dunai(2145m). Dunai is quite a big mountainous town with schools, health posts, government offices, police stations, and tourist class lodges. We will stay overnight in one of the lodges in Dunai. Probably at Pala Guest House.
Dunai to Chhepka (2670m)/ 6-7 hrs trek. Today we begin the trek descending down through the streets of Dunai Town to cross the bridge over the Bheri River. Then we chase the northern bank of the river for an hour to reach Sunlight. Then we head north to reach Shey Phoksundo National Park Check Post. Beyond the check post, we gradually climb up along the rock-strewn trail that lies above the serpentine Suli Ghad Khola. As the trail stretches higher through the series of hemp trees we arrive at Kageni. Further trekking through a beautiful tropical forest dominated by walnut and maple trees, we begin to see the first glimpses of Tibetan culture. Savoring the views of fluttering prayer flags, floral and faunal biodiversity, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation we arrive at the village of Shyanta 2520m. Almost ninety minutes of an uphill trek from Shyanta along the narrow trail brings us to Chhepka 2670m. Overnight in a lodge at Chhepka.
Chhepka to Jharana Hotel/ 5-6 hrs Trek. We rise early in the morning and after breakfast make our way towards Jharana hotel. The trail climbs through a forest of big cedars and on a winter settlement used by the people of Ringmo village. The route climbs steadily through open country to an elevation of 3370m. We get a close view of a spectacular 330-meter –high waterfall, the highest in Nepal, and a faraway view of Phoksundo lake. We stop for the night at Jharana (waterfall) Hotel.
Jharana Hotel to Ringmo (3460 m)/ 5-6 hrs Trek. Today as we make our way to Ringmo, we make a steep descend through birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo Khola. We cross a bridge and follow a trail north to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake. We continue to the shores of the lake near the point where the Phoksundo Khola(river) flows out of the lake. The final push through the Phoksundo River gully, we emerge to the yak-filled meadows of Ringmo, a popular Bon Village in the region. Ringmo has a few lodges/homestays, where we are going to settle down for the night.
Explore around Phoksundo Lake. Today we explore the area around the Ringmo magnificent Phoksundo Lake. First, we explore around Ringmo Village and head to Tshowa (the lake-shore Bon Monastery). The Gompa nestling a ridge top above Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago. Exploring this culturally rich Bon Monastery is a fascinating experience. Then we drop down to Phoksundo Lake along steep-sided cliffs. The lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and spectacular scenery. Ringmo village, a typical Tibetan village, is a scenic view from Phoksundo Lake. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. There are many monasteries (Gompas )and Bon-to religious sites at the park and we spend our time visiting some of these. We also explore the wonderful natural sites and enjoy our nature tour.
Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka (2520m)/ 6-7 hrs trek. After an enjoyable and insightful teahouse trek to Phoksundo Lake, we trek along the retracing trail to Chhepka. We stay overnight at the hotel.
Chhepka to Juphal. After breakfast, we continue the trek along the retracing trail that brings us to Juphal. After 6-7 hrs of pleasant walk through culturally and the naturally diverse trail, we arrive at Juphal. Overnight in a lodge at Juphal.
Juphal to Nepalgunj and then take a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Early morning, we walk to the airport in Juphal from where we fly to the airport in Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj, we board a plane that directly connects us to Kathmandu. On arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the time is free time.
Final Departure to your home. One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country. Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.
Nepal Trekking Equipment List
This piece info is creating data on consumer goods and equipment needs, For those that would love an extra detailed discussion for equipment for the Nepalese Himalayan Trek.
The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Nepalese visa fee Excess baggage
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu International flights.
Travel and rescue insurance Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
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