Phoksundo Lake trek is lies in Nepal’s lower Dolpo region, away from the chaos of the modern world. It is one of the most remote trekking routes in far western Nepal.
This trekking area is isolated, untouched, and undiscovered, and it receives very few hikers, making it one of Nepal’s tranquil and peaceful treks. It is a short and fairly easy trek route that leads to Nepal’s truly beautiful and pristine Phoksundo Lake.
The Lower Dolpo trail is undoubtedly a magical place, famous for its remote high Himalayan valleys. You will pass through charming traditional villages such as Dunai, Chhepka, Jharana, Ringmo, and Jhupal on this amazing trek.
Shey Phoksundo National Park and Phoksundo Lake are the main attractions of the 10-day Phoksundo Lake trek. Apart from extraordinary natural beauty, you will also have the opportunity to be part of the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion.
The Phoksundo Lake trek takes you deep into the unexplored wilderness areas of Nepal’s far western region, where you will discover the true wonders of nature and its unique culture.
Phoksundo Lake trek is an ideal choice for real adventurers who want to experience an off-the-beaten-path trek in a short period of time.
Getting Phoksundo Lake Trek & Away
Phoksundo Lake trek starts flying to mountain airstrips from Terai city, Nepalgunj near the Indian border, and then to Juphal, the starting point of the trek.
You will begin your journey from Juphal to Dunai along the Beni River bank. The Phoksundo trekking route passes through a variety of terrain, including high river valleys and alpine pastures.
After discovering and enjoying the spectacular mountain peaks and views of Phoksundo Lake, you will return via the less touristic trail.
This short adventurous Phoksundo Lake trek will conclude with a flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj, and another flight to Kathmandu.
- Discover pristine Phoksundo Lake
- Join yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo
- Visit the spectacular Jharana Waterfall
- Explore Tshowa Gompa, sacred in the Bon-po religious practice
Accommodations are provided on a twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you’ll have a nice and clean room with warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick in size but they’re comfortable).
During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be a farewell dinner.
The best time to visit the Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.
Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions, and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.
During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.