Shey Phosundo Trek

Shey Phosundo Trek

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The majestic region of Dolpo is going to be discovered .since 1989 this area had been open to the enthusiasm trekkers. Followers of Buddha inhabitants here attract tourism with their hospitable manners. The main alluring attraction sport is Phoksundo Lake. This trek is easy for the trekkers with no high passes, and the Himalayan forests. Phoksundo Lake is a short and easy journey with a lot of memories this lake is most beautiful is one of the deepest lakes of Nepal. Shey Phoksundo National Park the largest National Park you will also have the chance to visit there.  Shey Phoksundo National Park is home for various species of rare flora and fauna. The National Park is an important habitat for endangered species like snow leopard, musk deer, and many more animals. It is home to more than 5 species of reptiles, 28 species of butterfly, and over 190 species of birds. This part of our nation helps to preserve the old traditions of Buddhism and is untouched by any sort of modernization. This trek takes you to the remotest and least exposed areas of Nepal but takes you to the paradise part of Nepal.  Isolated by difficult topography but offers you the rare opportunity to explore undisturbed territory and people of Nepal with a lot of excitement. A short stay at the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake will make you feel calm and peaceful as you admire the beauty of the lake along with the view of Kanjirowa Himal (6612m) add sweet to your memories. This destination is truly one of the most beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal. It comes among the highest settlements on Earth. There are many eye-catching glaciers near and above the lake area which you will find stunning.

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

    As you fly into Kathmandu you can view of snow-capped mountain peaks greeting you. On arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel by our representative. As you feel refreshed our representative will discuss to you about the trek detail. In the afternoon feel free to explore Thamel, to shop for exotic trinkets, and can sightsee around Boudhanath Stupa and Basantapur Durbar Square.
  • Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj

    After having our breakfast in the morning you can explore the streets of Thamel or visit the Basantapur Durbar Square. Today you will be flying to Nepalgunj, a town in the western Terai near the Indian border. It is the hottest city in Nepal. Nepalgunj is also the business center and major transportation hub for many other regions of Nepal.
  • Day 03:Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai(2150m).

    Dunai is known as the administrative capital of Dolpo. While reaching Dunai in the flight can enjoy the view of mighty snowcapped mountains. After the 35-minute flight, we reach Juphal, 8,210 feet, which is the starting point of our trek. The trail ascends southeast; You will see a traditional water mill, before finally reaching the village of Dunai at 7,035 feet. We will have our night stay here.
  • Day 04:Trek to Chhepka village (2670m)

    Leaving Dunai behind, today we head towards our new destination Chhepka. We will start our trek through the northern bank of the river to reach Sulighat, which is followed by Shey Phoksundo National Park check post then through a tropical maple forest, we will begin to see glimpses of Tibetan culture. Another hour-and-a-half walk uphill along the narrow trail brings us to the village of Chhepka at the height of 8,760 feet. We will have our night stay there.
  • Day 05: Trek to Jharana (Waterfall)

    Rise early for the new destination for trekking to Jharana (Waterfall). The trail climbs through a forest to Ringmo village. The route then ascends steadily stopping point for the night, Jharana. Your efforts will be rewarded with a close-up view of the spectacular Jharana Waterfall — one of the highest waterfalls in Nepal. We will have our night stay there.
  • Day 06:Trek to the Tibetan village of Ringmo

    After having our breakfast we will head to our new destination Ringmo. As we make our way to Ringmo at 11,350 feet, we will trek through forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo River. Crossing the bridge and following the trail north to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake. We finally push through the Phoksundo River gully, we will emerge onto the yak-filled of Ringmo, a Tibetan village we stay the night there.
  • Day 07:Explore sacred Phoksundo Lake and Tshowa Gompa

    Today is a special day for nature lovers. We will explore the area around the most awaited destination through the trek -Phoksundo Lake. We would have explored Ringmo village before heading to Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old monastery above the lake. Phoksundo Lake is regarded as a holy place by Buddhists and its followers, who believe that the lake contains an underwater palace and mandala of spirits. The lake is famous for its unique color and spectacular scenery. Many beautiful glaciers can also be found near and above the lake area. You will gain a lifetime memory which may be a dream for others. We will spend that night there
  • Day 08: Trek to Chhepka Village

    After having our breakfast in the Tshowa Gompa we will head back toward Chhepka Village which is in the height of 8,268 feet. We will trek back with a bunch of memories. Our journey may start to finish but what is long-lasting is the memories with nature and its beauty. We will spend that night in Chhepka Village where the hospitable behavior of the Nepalese will make you feel home away from home.
  • Day 09:Trek to Juphal 6–7 hours

    Staying in the Chhepka Village overnight we will start out a trek for our new destination towards Juphal. Juphal is the point from where our destination had started. After having our breakfast we will start our new would be a long day today we will have to walk around 6–7 hours.
  • Day 10:Fly to Kathmandu

    After having our breakfast and taking some rest we will fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and on to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu we will take a rest and start our sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
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  • Discover Phoksundo Lake, 
  • Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa
  • Visit a 900-year monastery
  • Exchange the tradition and culture
  • Explore rural but beautiful part of Nepal
  • Homely environment by the hospitable citizens of Nepal
  • Visit the Shey Phoksundo National Park and enjoy the natural beauty
  • See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall which is the highest waterfall in Nepal 
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 
  • Camping on the Shey Phoksundo lake.


Trek Overview 

  • Trek Duration:- 10 days 
  • Trek Grade:- Easy to Moderate 
  • Highest Altitude:- 3,608 m
  • Accommodation :-lodge/ hotel/ homestay /camping
  • Transportation:-plane to fly to Nepalgunj 
  • Best season:-spring( March, April, May) Autumn ( September, October, November)
  • Starting point:- Juphal
  • Ending point:- Juphal
  • Per Day walk:-4-5 hrs. to 7-8hrs.



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