Duration: 18 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 5,115 m
Trek Type: Camping
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
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.
This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.
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
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.
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
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)