The most beautiful lake in the Himalayas? Come see for yourself. The waters of the lake often considered sacred by Buddhist, mirror the often snowy peaks of Kanjiroba massif. The main reason to take this trek is not just the beauty of the lake but a chance to see part of Nepal which still attracts few tourists. To start we fly to the small airstrip in Juphal to start this trek in the remote region of Nepal. Given its isolation, it is only a moderately difficult and relatively short trek in that it can be done in under 10 days. No high passes are crossed and it is Dolpo's one and only teahouse trek.

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  • 11-day adventure
  • 2 nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 1 night of deluxe accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Nepalgunj
  • Round-trip airfare between Nepalgunj/Juphal
  • Lodge/Tea House Accommodation while trekking
  • Airport transfers
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit
  • Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit
  • 1 Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
  • 1 Porter for every 2 trekkers
  • First aid kit


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel in Thamel. You will explore the beautiful Thamel in the evening time. A representative from Altitude Himalaya will greet you and brief you about the Trek.

Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Early in the morning, after breakfast, You can visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Temples. Looking after the flight time, you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay in Nepalgunj.

Day 3: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai

Looking after the Airport time, you will fly on another flight to Juphal from Nepalgunj. Juphal is also the trek starting point of the Shey Phoksundo lake trek. It is situated at 8210 feet above sea level. After reaching Juphal from the flight, you will begin your trekking towards Dunai. It takes around three hours of trek to reach Dunai from Juphal. The trail follows Thulo Bheri Valley, Kaladhunga, Bheri River, Roop Ghar, and finally takes you to the beautiful Dunai Village. It lies at an altitude of 7025 feet. Overnight stay in Dunai.

Day 4: Trek to Chhepka Village

A descending trek from Dunai crossing the Bheri River takes you to Sulighat. The further trek takes you to the northern end of Shey Phoksundo National Park check post. Trailing further the Suli Ghad River and Kageni through the walnut and maple forest exploring the excellent Tibetan culture, you will reach Chhepka village. Chhepka village is situated at an altitude of 8760 m above sea level. And it takes around 7-8 hours of trek to reach Chhepka from Dunai. Overnight stay in Chhepka.

Day 5: Trek to Jharna Waterfall

This is a wonderful day as you will get a sight of amazing Shey Phoksundo and get to explore the Jhara Waterfall. It is Nepal’s one of the highest waterfalls and offers a thrilling experience. Trekking through the cedar forest will take you to Jharana allowing you to explore the 1083 foot tall waterfall. The spectacular glimpses of mountains and valleys and Shey Phoksundo lake afar is amazing. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Jharana Waterfall. Overnight stay in Jharana.

Day 6: Trek to the Tibetan Ringmo Village

This day, you will be exploring the amazing Tibetan village of Ringmo. You will begin trekking from Jharana crossing over the bridge and passing by the Ranger office, you will reach Ringmo village in the northern end of Phoksundo lake. You can explore the culture and traditions of the local people and know about the lifestyle and practices. Overnight stay at Ringmo Village.

Day 7: Explore sacred Phoksundo Lake and Tshowa Gompa

Early in the morning, you will explore the beautiful Ringmo village. After strolling around the village, you will go to visit Tshowa Gompa near Phoksundo lake. Tshowa Gompa is a 900-year-old Bon monastery and offers a very spiritual ambience. The spectacular scenery and beautiful freshwater lake Phoksundo is the major highlight of the day. According to the belief of the Buddhists, it is said that there lies an underwater palace in the Shey Phoksundo lake and thus sacred to the followers. You will stay in Ringmo village this day.

Day 8: Trek to Chhepka Village

After exploring the beauty of Shey Phoksundo lake, you will trek back to Chhepka village via Sulighad and Renji village. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Chhepka village. Overnight stay in Chhepka.

Day 9: Trek to Juphal

Early in the morning, you will begin your trekking towards Juphal where the Airport lies. The beautiful farm fields and villages and various cultural groups are the major highlights of the day. It takes around 6-7 hours of trekking to reach Juphal. Overnight stay in Juphal.

Day 10: Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

In the morning flight, you will have a returning flight to Nepalgunj and another flight will connect you to Kathmandu valley.

Day 11: Kathmandu - Departure Day

It's your last day in Nepal! Take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.


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