Phoksundo Lake Trek Overview
Phoksundo Lake Trek, in the mid-western region of Nepal, has become a very popular tourist attraction as it offers trekkers its scenic landscape views, stunning mountains, and hypnotic beauty.
Among the 75 districts of Nepal, Dolpo is the largest, and the region is also depicted for its unique landscape and exotic culture.
Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater lake at an elevation of 3,611 m. The area cover by the lake is 1.91 sq miles. The depth of the lake is 145 m. This lake looks more stunning with the reflection of the Kanjiroba mountain range.
The lake is a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists as well as followers of the Bon religion.
This short trek to Phoksundo lake is between moderate and difficult in difficulty level, which means you need to walk around 5-6 hrs a day on average and due to the gradual rise in elevation and remoteness. Nevertheless, we always walk before we run!
Parts of the trail are protected areas and comes under the Shey-Phoksundo national park. Some common species of wildlife fauna found in this region include but not limited to are snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr.
Your 12 days Phoksundo Trek in Dolpo begins after a flight to Juphal from Nepalgunj and goes around Ringo and other villagers before reaching the Turquoise lake of Phoksundo. Tented camping will add more of an exotic experience to this trek.
Why Choose Phoksundo lake Trek?
- Unique landscapes and exotic cultures.
- Phoksondo Lake lies in the heart of the Dolpo Region.
- Kanjiroba Mountain Range's shadow falls on the Phoksondo Lake, which reflects truly mesmerizing views.
- Species like snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, and Himalayan Thar.
- An Oscar-nominated movie named 'Caravan' was made inspired by the Dolpo region.
- Dolpo region was opened for the tourists only after the 90s'.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2145m)
Day 05: Trek to Chhepka (2670m)/ 6-7 hrs. Trek
Day 06: Trek to Jharana Hotel/ 5-6 hrs. Trek
Day 07: Trek to Ringo (3460m)/ 5-6 hrs. Trek
Day 08: Explore around Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Chhepka (2520m)/ 6-7 hrs trek
Day 10: Trek to Juphal
Day 11: Flight to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Day 12: Fly home