Shey Phoksundo Lake trek is moderate trekking in the off-beaten trial of Karnali Province Nepal. Explore the beauty of Lower Dolpo with Juphal, Dunai, Cheepak, Jharana, and Phoksundo Lake in 7 days of trekking from Kathmandu. This short trek gives the best experience of remote life, Buddhist culture, and traditional villages in the western region of Nepal.
Shey Phoksundo Lake is a challenging trek regarding remoteness and limited accommodation on the Phoksundo trekking route. Since Phoksundo National Park is a restricted area, we need a special permit for this trek. It is the least visited trekking spot and a limited number of tea houses are available. Before a few years, Phoksundo Lake trek was a camping trek and even today we can do camping as an option.
The final destination – Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake in Nepal. The clear water, cool breeze, and the burble of the lake give heavenly feelings that only trekkers can experience in Phoksundo Lake. You can enjoy the driest surrounding of Dolpo along with pastures, old monasteries, yak, and the transhumance practice of Ringmo villagers. The people in Ringmo village make huts on nearby pastures of the Jharana Hotel and shift to small settlements in the winter season. They return to a village in the summer season. The critical life and challenging landscape make your Phoksunda Lake trekking unique to other trekking in Nepal.
Shey Phoksundo Lake trek is an adventurous choice where you can explore mountains, the Kanjirowa range, the Himalayas, lakes, pastures, villages, and the national park. This trek is best for nature lovers, researchers, and trekkers who want different tastes in Nepal.
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek Itinerary
|Days||Activities||Altitude (m)||Walking (Hrs)|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350|
|3||Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj||150||45min|
|4||Fly to Juphal (Dolpo) & Trek to Dunai||2145||3-4 hrs|
|5||Dunai to Chhepka||2838||6-7 hrs|
|6||Chhepka to Jharana Hotel||3110||6-7 hrs|
|7||Jharana Hotel to Ringmo Phoksundo Lake||3641||5-6 hrs|
|8||Explore day around the Phoksumdo Lake||3641|
|9||Trek Phoksundo to Shyanta||2520||6-7 hrs|
|10||Trek Shyanta to Juphal||2420||5-6 hrs|
|11||Fly Juphal to Nepaljung & fly back to ktm||150|
|12||Final Departure to Your Destination||1350|
|Symbol m= meter & hrs = hours|