Lower Dolpo & Phoksumdo Lake Trek |25 Days

Trip Highlights

The unspoiled nature around the magnificent Shey Phoksumdo Lake and the timeless and somewhat isolated villages along the trail

Trip Overview

Trekking into this region will give you an exposure to the high and isolated Himalayan valleys that resembles Tibetan highlands.

The trek begins at Jumla and moves up to Gothi Chaur, then proceeds to Kagmara, way up to Kagmara La at 5115m, and descends to Tarakot before reaching Juphal, the end point of the trek.

The unspoiled nature around the magnificent Shey Phoksumdo Lake and the timeless and somewhat isolated villages along the trail are the major highlights of the trek.

The trek in this ‘Hidden Heaven’ will most certainly reward you with a remarkable and worthwhile experience which will stay with you for a long long time.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04 Fly to Jumla (2,370m) & trek to Gothi chaur (2,700m)

Day 05 Trek to Naphukana (3,080m)

Day 06 Trek to Chaurikot (3,060m)

Day 07 Trek to Bheri riverside (2,610m)

Day 08 Trek to Garpung khola (2,900m)

Day 09 Trek to Kagmara (3,500m)

Day 10 Trek to Kagmara Phedi (4,000m)

Day 11 Cross Kagmara La (5,115m)

Day 12 Trek to Pungmo

Day 13 Trek to Phoksumdo Lake

Day 14 Rest day – Phoksumdo Lake

Day 15 Trek to Baga La Phedi

Day 16 Cross Baga La [5090m] & trek to Numa La Phedi (4,800m)

Day 17 Cross Numa La [5360m] & trek to Do (4,100m)

Day 18 At Do

Day 19 At Do

Day 20 Trek to Lahini (3,560m)

Day 21 Trek to Tarakot (2,600m)

Day 22 Trek to Dunai (2,100m)

Day 23 Trek to Juphal (2,500m)

Day 24 Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

Day 25 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04 Fly to Jumla (2,370m) & trek to Gothi chaur (2,700m)

Day 05 Trek to Naphukana (3,080m)

Day 06 Trek to Chaurikot (3,060m)

Day 07 Trek to Bheri riverside (2,610m)

Day 08 Trek to Garpung khola (2,900m)

Day 09 Trek to Kagmara (3,500m)

Day 10 Trek to Kagmara Phedi (4,000m)

Day 11 Cross Kagmara La (5,115m)

Day 12 Trek to Pungmo

Day 13 Trek to Phoksumdo Lake

Day 14 Rest day – Phoksumdo Lake

Day 15 Trek to Baga La Phedi

Day 16 Cross Baga La [5090m] & trek to Numa La Phedi (4,800m)

Day 17 Cross Numa La [5360m] & trek to Do (4,100m)

Day 18 At Do

Day 19 At Do

Day 20 Trek to Lahini (3,560m)

Day 21 Trek to Tarakot (2,600m)

Day 22 Trek to Dunai (2,100m)

Day 23 Trek to Juphal (2,500m)

Day 24 Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

Day 25 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Fully catered camping trek
  • Tented accommodation with breakfast lunch & dinner during trek
  • Surface transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer
  • Transportation to airport from hotel

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 25 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5,115m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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