Nepal Gov. Reg. No: 78007/067/068  |  Tourism Liscence No: 1293

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Lower Dolpo With Phoksundo Lake Trek ( 22 days )

Lower Dolpo With Phoksundo Lake Trek

Trip Overview

Dolpo - ancient trans-Himalayan caravan route, earliest Bonpo (pre Buddhist) culture and on the legendry snow leopard trail, least visited area, Nepal's wild-wild west, ancient tradition and villages on the backdrop of the high snow capped peaks, tranquil forest and pristine lake of Phoksundo. This region has closed before the 1989 for the trekkers and before it David Snelgrove has explored in 1956 and getting popular Dolpo region by the Novel “The Snow Leopard” written by Peter Matheson who has visited in 1970.

Lower Dolpo trek in the least developed and isolated area of western region of Nepal. The trek start from northern Himalaya from Nepalgung and the small terrain airstrip called Jhupal village with a wonderful flight, we begin this remote adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Baga La (5,090m) and Numa La (5,360m) till we reach the deep-blue tranquil Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".

The major attraction of this lower Dolpo trek, in Ringmo we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjiroba Himal, with time  to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery. A physically fit person can do this trip anytime in April to October but after October can be a bit risky as the passes are covered by the snow.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal & trek to Dunai
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot
Day 06: Trek to Kami Gaun
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap
Day 10: Acclimatization at Dho Tarap
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaon
Day 12: Trek below Numala pass
Day 13: Trek Numa La pass to Phedi
Day 14: Trek Baga La Pass to Phedi
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo
Day 16: Hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 17: Trek to Chepka
Day 18: Trek back to Jhupal Airport
Day 19: Reserve day for flight
Day 20: Fly to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu
Day 21: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary


Trip Highlights

trip summary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome toof Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport rising Himalaya Adventures representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 02: A guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites

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