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Lower Dolpo & Phuksundo Lake Trek 18 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 18 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,115 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Camping

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Camps/Lodges

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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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.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly Juphal (2490m); trek Dunai (2030m)

Day 05: Trek Tarakot (2450m)

Day 06: Trek Laini (3160m)

Day 07: Trek Nawarpani (3545m)

Day 08: Trek Do Tarap (4080m)

Day 09: Rest/acclimatization

Day 10: Trek Numa La Base Camp (4440m)

Day 11: Trek Pelung Tang (4465m)

Day 12: Trek Dajok Tang (4080m)

Day 13: Trek Phoksumdo Lake (3620m)

Day 14: Rest/explore

Day 15: Trek Shyanta (2520m)

Day 16: Trek Juphal

Day 17: Fly Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Nepalgunj (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Nepalguj-Juphal air ticket
  • Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu air ticket
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Trekking gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

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

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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