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Dolpo Phoksumdo

8 Days

Overview

It is one of the wonderful treks which gives you an opportunity to observe part of the hitherto little known far west Dolpo region of Nepal. Through the valley of Suli Gad, you will cross the beautiful forests of Pine and Junifer. The trail continues above a gorge with a waterfall until Buddhist Ringmo village. After this tiny village you will get to the Shey Phoksumdo National Park and admire the beauty and transparency of the bluish water of the Phoksumdo Lake.

Itinerary

On the first day, you will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the southwestern region of Nepal. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour. After arriving in Nepalgunj, you can relax and prepare for the upcoming adventure.

After breakfast, you will board a short domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan landscape. Upon landing in Juphal, you will start your trek to Rupaghat. The trail takes you through beautiful forests and picturesque villages. The trekking duration for this day is around 4-5 hours. You will set up camp in Rupaghat and spend the night there.

Leaving Rupaghat, you will continue your trek towards Ryajik. The trail offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, providing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The trekking duration is typically around 5-6 hours. You will camp in Ryajik for the night.

Today's trek takes you to Phoksumdo Ringmo, a village located near the pristine Phoksumdo Lake. The trail offers breathtaking views of the lake and its crystal-clear waters. As you approach the village, you will be immersed in the unique culture and traditions of the local inhabitants. The trekking duration is around 4-5 hours. You will spend the night in Phoksumdo Ringmo.

After breakfast, you will continue your journey to Phoksumdo. The trail descends through alpine meadows and forests, leading you closer to the mesmerizing Phoksumdo Lake. Upon reaching Phoksumdo, you will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings and marvel at the natural beauty. The trekking duration for this day is approximately 3-4 hours. You will camp near Phoksumdo Lake for the night.

Leaving Phoksumdo, you will trek to Arike, a small settlement nestled in the mountains. The trail takes you through rugged terrain, crossing streams and passing through quaint villages. The trekking duration is typically around 5-6 hours. You will set up camp in Arike and spend the night there.

On the penultimate day of your trek, you will make your way back to Juphal. The trail retraces your steps, offering a chance to reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken. The trekking duration for this day is typically around 6-7 hours. Once in Juphal, you can rest and celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

On the last day of your itinerary, you will take a domestic flight from Nepalgunj back to Kathmandu. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can relax, explore the city, and reflect on the memorable experiences of your trek.

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Dolpo Phoksumdo