After breakfast, fly early morning to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu.Check in to preferred hotel. Night in Kathmandu. Dolpo is the largest territorial district in Nepal. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and splendid place. The exotic sites and natural sceneries lures 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 destination in Nepal. Mirroring the snowy Kanjiroba massif , the turquoise lake waters look heavenly. No wonder this lake is regarded sacred by Buddhists and followers of Bon-po religion.
The Phoksundo Teahouse Trek is Dolpo’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 tahr etc. Within the Shey Phoksundo National Park lies our destination Phoksundo Lake.
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. Back packers 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.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
Day 01 Arrival in KATHMANDU by flight. Transfer to (preferred) Hotel.Night in Kathmandu.
Day 02 After breakfast, Kathmandu City Tour including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa. Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03 After breakfast, Flight to Nepalgunj (55m duration). Check-in to preferred hotel. Night in Nepalgunj.
Day 04 After breakfast, fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (149 km distance with a duration of 45 minutes). Trek to Dunai(headquarter of Dolpo District). Night at Dunai
Day 05 After breakfast, Trek to Chhekpa for 6-7hrs. Pleasant walk through the Shey-Phoksundo National Park after crossing the river Bheri. Overnight stay in Chhekpa.
Day 06 After breakfast, The trail continues along the Phoksundo and Pungmo rivers. Crossing to the western side of the Phoksundo khola to reach the village of Shumdhuwa. Shumduwa is a major trail junction, also the Shey Phoksundo National Park’s headquarters. Night at Jharana hotel.
Day 07 After breakfast, hike to Ringmo via phoksundo lake(crystal clear water without aquatic life). Nepal's Highest waterfall(the phoksundo waterfall,167m) can also be seen. Reach to Ringmo village where Bon religion(older than Buddism) is still in practice.Night in Ringmo.
Day 08 After breakfast, exploring around the phoksundo lake which is a stunning beauty with a emerald green shore. Night in Ringmo.
Day 09 After breakfast, trace back to chekkpa along with the trail of deep forest and dry landscape Night in Chhepka.
Day 10 After breakfast, downhill steps to jhupal via dunai (Dhim bridge, iron suspension bridge,99m long). Enjoy the Tibeatn culture and languages along the way. Night in Jhupal.
Day 11 After breakfast, fly early morning to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu.Check in to preferred hotel. Night in Kathmandu.
Day 13 After breakfast, transfer to TIA for departure. Happy see off.
Accomodation in Kathmandu(2 Nights & Guest house/Tea house) during trek
All the necessary Permits AND TIMS (2 Working Days)
Professional Trekking Guide
Flight fare and Overland transportation
Any donation / Gratitude / Tips
Mediation and Insurance
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, GANESH HIMAL TREKKING AND TOURS has established that you have up to 12 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.