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Dolpo Phoksundo Trek

Trip Code: DPT

28 Days

Phoksundo Ringmo Lake

Dolpo Phoksundo Trek is a long and less-traveled route in the Dolpo region. Only a few anthropologists and geographers have explored this remote region till now, as the entire Dolpo region was closed to trekkers until 1989. Peter Matheson's book - The Snow Leopard and Snell grove - Himalayan pilgrimage have highlighted to the mystique and attractions of this trek. While trekking into the Dolpo Phoksundo  area one will have exotic and myriad cultural experiences coupled with interesting landscape that ranges from the verdant greenery in the lower reaches to an arid and dry one in the higher reaches. As the actual trek starts from Dunai and completes in 22 days, the climate also changes as we walk higher altitude. We start from a hot and temperate zone and reach a colder zone as we ascend up. By the end of the trek we descend again to the hot and temperate zone. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding experiences of this trek.

Visiting the ancient settlements, high passes, beautiful lakes, isolated monasteries, the vast array of flora & fauna found in the region are the major highlights of the trek. The local people permanently inhabiting this isolated part of the world are still following ancient religion, culture and traditional farming. Visiting the Phoksumdo Gompa–dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, very popular in  Dolpo and Tibet, one should not miss.

If one is lucky, one  may get  a chance to see some endangered species like the snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr  during the  while passing through Shey Phoksundo National Park  next to Phoksundo Lake. Trekking to Dolpo Phoksundo is a bit expensive as we arrange full board camping with all logistics.

Trip Highlights

Walk through High passes & feel remoteness of the region, View snowy peaks & sweeping vistas, Ancient and isolated villages,Well- preserved trans -Himalayan culture, tradition & Buddhist monasteries

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DPT811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Sun ,Apr 15, 2018 USD 4785 Available Book Now
DPT815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Sun ,May 06, 2018 USD 4785 Available Book Now
DPT816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Sun ,May 13, 2018 USD 4785 Available Book Now
DPT817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Sun ,May 20, 2018 USD 4785 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel   
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in  Kathmandu & trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 
  • Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal (2250m) & trek to  Dunai (2150m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2550m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Khanigaon (2540m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Chukore (3550m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Kamokharka (4000m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Dho (4130m)
  • Day 10: Acclimatization/ Rest day at Dho
  • Day 11: Trek to Numa La (4350m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Bagala  (4500m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Sanu Bheri Valley 
  • Day 14: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3510m) 
  • Day 16: Trek to Pungmo Valley (3500m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Lasa Meadow (4100m)
  • Day 18: Trek Kagmara La (5115m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Garpung Khola Valley (4010m)
  • Day 20: Trek to Kaigaon (2650m)
  • Day 21: Trek to Chaurikot (3110m)
  • Day 22: Trek to Mauri Lagna Pass (3820m) 
  • Day 23: Trek to Churta (3010m)
  • Day 24: Trek to Gotichaur (2650m)
  • Day 25: Trek to Jumla (2370m)
  • Day 26: Fly Jumla to Nepalgunj & same day fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 28: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 1 Night standard hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj on BB basis
  • Land transportation Kathmandu – Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal & Jumla - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Rara National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Dolpo, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 28 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 23 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Nepalgunj: 01Night
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic Flight & Comfortable Vehicles as per group size
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Maximum elevation: 4500 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)


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