Phoksundo lake short trek is a short 12 days trek. This trek lets you indulge yourself in the beauty of Phoksundo Lake. Also, it lets you taste the magnificence beauty of Shey Phoksundo national park and other glories of Dolpo region. You can avoid the most common trekking routes like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and try less crowded but an interesting place like Dolpo region. Phoksundo Lake is one of the most treasured tourist destinations in Nepal. In addition, the azure lake of Phoksundo with the mirroring image of Kanjirowa massif looks very heavenly. Its beauty is beyond any words of description.
As a matter of fact, during the trek, you can get insights into the diverse nature and culture of the Dolpo region. The lush Himalayan forests and traditional style houses are one of the many things to cherish. You can see Tibetan style houses built-in these areas. And the Bon Po religion practiced in this area is unique in its own kind. The trekking route to Phoksundo Lake can be considered relatively easy as you will not have to pass through any high passes in the Himalayan region. The untouched pristine nature with the views of Mt. Kanjirowa looks splendid. As well the route which passes through Shey Phoksundo National Park which is a home to many rare species of birds and animals. If lucky, you may encounter Blue sheep, jackal, mountain goat or snow leopard. Therefore, Shey Phoksundo National Park is also popular for the medicinal herbs it possesses.
So, are you ready for this mystical journey to Shey Phoksundo Lake with Himal Eco Treks? Phoksundo Lake short trek is an ideal trek for you if you want to visit the Dolpo region of Nepal with some time constraints. Your journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, one of the hottest city in Nepal near the Indian border. The flight is followed by another flight that takes you to Juphal from where you start your actual trekking journey. You pass places like Suligad, Cheka, Amchi hospital to Shey Phoksundo Lake. You wander around the lake and spend your time applauding the beauty of Phoksundo Lake and Mt. Kanjirowa. Therefore, after having enough of appreciation, you retrace your journey back to Kathmandu city via the same route.
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
- Airfare from your country to Nepal.
- Snacks, soft drink during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET.
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
- Excess baggage charge
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, early departure from the trek or due to any reason from the planned itinerary
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.