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Jumla Phoksondo Lake - 23 Days

Jumla Phoksondo Lake
1825

Dolpo is one of the few valleys in Nepal that are considered to be a beyul by the Tibetans. Beyuls (Hidden Valley) are sacred, mysterious valleys that were believed to be hidden by the famous Tibetan guru Padmasambhava (known as Guru Rinpoche by Tibetans). Bordered by Dhaulagiri and Tibet on south and north, the Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, unique flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. It was opened for trekking in 1991. The medicinal plant Yarchagumba (coerdiopsis sinensis), a type of wild mushroom, is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for a combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. It is located behind the mountains, so it is rain shadow area. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun Valley is one of the most stunning regions to trek in Nepal.

Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The marvelous view of Phoksundo Lake, Kanjiroba peak and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksundo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, can be a memorable experience.

Note:

Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.

Day 1
Day 1

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about 56 minutes.

Day 2
Day 2

Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla and it takes 35 minutes.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Jumla (2370m.) to Dochal Ghara (25340m.)and it takes seven hours.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Dochal Ghara (25340m.) to Gothi Chaur (3080m.) via Pattyata Lagna Pass (2830m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Gothi Chaur to Naphukana (3080m.) via Chotra (3010m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Napukhana to Balasa (2900m.) via Mauri Lagna Pass (3820m.) and Chaurkot (3060m.) which takes seven hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Balasa to Forest Camp (3165m.) via Rimi (2890m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Forest Camp to Tibrikot (2100m.) via Balangra La (3760m.) and Dagin (2930m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Tibrikot to Dunai (2150m.) and it takes about five hours.

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Dunai to Kanigaon (2540m.) which takes seven hours.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Kanigaon to Chheur (3610m.) via Tilba Khola (3570m.) and Lahini (3160m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Chheur to Sishul Khola (3770m.) via Tol Tol (3680m.) and Gyam Gyar (3740m.) and Serkam (3870m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Sishul Khola to Do Tarap (4150m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 14
Day 14

Trek from Do Tarap to Tok-khyu (4180m.) via Dorje Phorba Gompa (4170m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 15
Day 15

Trek from Tok-khyu to Palungtang (4465m.) via Numa La (4318m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 16
Day 16

Trek from Palungtang to Dajok Tang (4080m.) via Baga La (5190m.) which takes about seven hours.

Day 17
Day 17

Trek from Dajok Tang to Phoksondo Lake (3728m.) via Ringmo (3730m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 18
Day 18

Rest day at Phoksondo Lake for excursion.

Day 19
Day 19

Trek from Phoksondo Lake to Renje (3010m.) via Palam (3340m.) which takes about seven hours.

Day 20
Day 20

Trek from Renje to Chhepka (2670m.) via Shirak (3010m.) and it takes about three hours.

Day 21
Day 21

Trek from Chhepka to Dunai (2150m.) via Raktang (2260m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 22
Day 22

Trek from Dunai to Juphal and it takes about three hours.

Day 23
Day 23

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj which takes about 35 minutes. same day fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu it takes around 56 minutes.

Cost Includes

  • Normal trekking permit for lower Dolpo.
  • Entry permit for SheyPhoksundo National park
  • A guide
  • One Porters (One porter can carry up to 20 Kg)
  • Necessary transportation by flight for you and for our guide.
  • All meals three times a day for our guide and Porter
  • Accommodation mostly local tea house and partly camping for you, guide and Porter
  • Insurance and equipment for staffs
  • Airport pick up and drop service.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company please buy in your country, you could not buy in Nepal)
  • Tips
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • Accommodation at Local Tea House Lodge during a trek.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rain proof jacket with hood or Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun-hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of your personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: Please bring if you have good quality Sleeping bag & Down Jacket can be used for -10 °C or you can rent here.

Price From USD$1,825/person
1,825
Total $ 1,825 USD

Trip Facts

  • Jumla
  • Juphal
  • Moderate
  • 5,190 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House and Camp
  • Nepal
  • Far Western Region
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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