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Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek | Berg Reisen Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Phoksundo Lake is an oligotrophic mountain freshwater lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters in the Dolpo District. Phoksundo Lake is 494 acres (1.91 sq. mi) in size, with a water capacity of 409,000,000 m3 and a discharge of 3.715 m3/s. In 2004, the Office of Hydrology and Meteorology conducted a survey that determined the lake’s greatest depth to be 145 feet. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology conducted another comprehensive study in 2019, measuring the lake’s greatest depth at 136.20 meters.

Phoksundo Lake was designated a Ramsar site in September 2007. In the southern belt, there are more than 20 stupas and one gompa on the eastern side of the lake, where annual prayers and worship are held. Upper Dolpo is dominated by traditional Tibetan culture, while lower Dolpo, including Ringmo settlement, is dominated by Buddhism and Bon.

Overview

Phoksundo Lake is an oligotrophic mountain freshwater lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters in the Dolpo District.

Some Highlights of the trip

  • ✅ One can visit more than 20 stupas and one gompa on the eastern side of the lake,
  • ✅ Upper Dolpo is dominated by traditional Tibetan culture, while lower Dolpo, including Ringmo settlement, is dominated by Buddhism and Bon.
  • ✅ Oligotrophic mountain freshwater lake

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu. Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath temple.

Day 3
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 4
Flight from Nepalgunj to Jufal and drive to Dunai. Overnight at Dunai bazaar.

Day 5
Trek from Dunai to Syangta.

Day 6
Trek from Syangta to Chunuwar.

Day 7
Chunuwar to Phoksundo. Overnight at Ringmo.

Day 8
Exploring Phoksundo and the surroundings.

Day 9
Trek back to Syangta

Day 10
Trek from Syangta to Jufal.

Day 11
Flight from Jufal to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight to Kathmandu.

Day 12
Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 13
Final departure.

Cost includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj-Jufal)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/German speaking and government-licensed trek leader and
  • assistant trek guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Accommodations

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Except welcome & Farewell Dinner.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list

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Lower Dolpo Trek
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