Max altitude

2670 meters


Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People





Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle

Minimum Pax



Phoksundo Lake Trek

There are numerous tantalizing lakes in Nepal but none of them can match the beauty and natural landscape of the Phoksundo Lake. It the best trek in Nepal The Phoksundo Lake Trek explores this turquoise gem which resides in the Dolpo region untouched by modern civilization. The Phoksundo Lake trek takes you on a roller coaster ride in the Far western region of Nepal and is bound to awaken you spiritually. The serenity of the trails and the captivating scenery along the trek are captivating and filled with cultural glory of the Thakuri communities.


Phoksundo Lake Trek Highlights

  • Explore the serene vicinity of the Shey Phoksundo National Park
  • Experience the wondrous biodiversity of the national park
  • Visit Tibetan-influenced Buddhist settlements like Ringmo and Shyanta
  • Observe the beautiful Phoksundo Lake and its surrounding hills and mountains


Phoksundo Lake Trek Overview

The 11-day long Trek commences with a short flight to Nepalgunj. Another soothing flight over the lush hills takes you to Juphal. At Juphal, the cool air invites you for an adventure. As you make your way through the banks of the Bheri river, you’ll reach the starting point of the Phoksundo Lake Trek, Dunai. Go through mud houses and waterfalls to arrive at the ancient settlement of Chhepka.

Interact with the beaming locals here and learn more about their culture. On day 5, we rest at the Jharana Hotel and it is the final stop before the Phoksundo Lake Trek. Soothe your senses in the sight of the waterfall while sipping some warm tea. The trail to Phoksundo is steep and slippery as it explores the majestic greenery around the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

As we tread further into the national park, the Phoksundo Lake greets us with its enchanting beauty. The tranquil waters reflect the Kanjirowa Himal and you can see wildlife thriving near the lake. Explore ancient monasteries and then begin your way back to Kathmandu. Walk on the lower parts of Dolpo and arrive at the Tibetan villages of Shyanta. Make more memories by walking along with the Bheri River to reach Juphal. A short flight to Nepalgunj and an hour-long flight to Kathmandu, where the astounding journey of Phoksundo Lake Trek shall end.

A trek of such shimmering reputation and glamor as that of Phoksundo Lake Trek needs expert guides to assist you on the trail. We, at Nepal Treks, are adept at providing the clients with their preferred services and facilities. We boast of excellent customer satisfaction to the customer and have affordable Phoksundo Lake Trek cost and return rate thanks to the quality of our services.



  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
  • Nights
  • Geography
  • Location
  • Max altitude
    2670 meters
  • Religions
    Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu
  • Ethnic People
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
    Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You can indulge in light exploration of the city for the rest of the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Kathmandu — Nepalgunj (150m) by flight
Today we shall head to Nepalgunj. It is a business center in the western Terai and also a major transport hub. The flight takes us an hour to fly over the diverse array of geography of Nepal. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, we shall head to our hotel. At afternoon, we can visit the Bageshwori temple. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
Day 3
Fly Nepalgunj- Juphal / Trek Juphal- Dunai (2150m)/ 3 hrs Trek
We begin the day with a short flight to the hillside village of Juphal. The flight lasts for around 20 minutes and, later, we shall collect our stuff and start the trek. We need to walk on the banks of the Bheri River and pass the Rupgad. Trekking through numerous small settlements, we continue past Dhupichaur to reach Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpa. Overnight in Dunai.
Day 4
Dunai- Chhepka (2670m)/ 6-7 hrs trek
The trail for the day commands that we reach Chhepka. Our path takes us through the banks of the Suli River and passes Raktang on the way. The trail on the trek also enters the Shey Phoksundo National Park before arriving at Chhepka. Shey Phoksundo National Park. As we cross waterfalls and forests, we arrive at Chhepka. Overnight in Chhepka.
Day 5
Chhepka — Jharana Hotel (3038m)/ 5-6 hrs trek
We need to cross the forested trail and walk through wide meadows. Following the Phoksundo Khola, the trek gains a significant altitude to reach Rechi. From Rechi, a steady walk along the ridges of a hill to reach Samduwa. Jharana Hotel is a short distance away from Samduwa. This is a popular resting point used by many on the Phoksundo Lake Trek. Overnight in Jharana hotel.
Day 6
Jharana Hotel — Phoksundo Lake (3600m)/ 5-6 hrs Trek
The trail for the day involves heading to the major highlight of this trek, the Phoksundo Lake. We descend steeply through the forests and upper parts of the Phoksundo Khola. After we cross a bridge and get our permits checked, we arrive at the Phoksundo Lake. The lake is turquoise in color and it reflects the nearby mountains and hills in a perfect harmony. The serenity surrounding the lakeside is blissful to experience. Overnight in Phoksundo Lake.
Day 7
Shey Phoksundo Lake- Rest day
Our day will be spent on exploring the premises near the Phoksundo Lake. The Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake in Nepal. We can catch glimpses of the flora and fauna residing here. We can also relish at the sight of the Kanjirowa Himal (6612m). We can visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries around the lake premise. There are a few monasteries belonging to the Bon Po religion as well. Overnight in Phoksundo Lake.
Day 8
Phoksundo — Shyanta (2520m)/ 6-7 hrs trek
Our road leads us to the amazing Shyanta village. The trail takes us through steep paths and we can get amazing view of the Phoksundo Lake. We take a quick break in Chhepka and, after walking a bit ahead, we arrive at Shyanta. It is a sparsely populated village and the residents here mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Shyanta.
Day 9
Shyanta — Juphal (2475m)/ 5-6 hrs trek
Our trail takes us along the banks of the Bheri River and outside the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Passing Suligad Ghat, we move forward to reach Dunai. We finally arrive at Juphal after passing Motipur and Kalagauda. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the town vicinity and observe the lifestyle of the local residents. Overnight in Juphal.
Day 10
Juphal – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu by flight
Today, we take two flights in order to reach Kathmandu. The first flight is mostly early in the morning so, prepare accordingly. After having lunch in Nepalgunj, we shall fly to Kathmandu. Over the span of these two flights, we fly over the diverse geography that Nepal boasts of. In Kathmandu, you can indulge in light exploration and souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11
Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Goodbye and we hope to see you again.

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes
Not Included
  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees USD 25 Cash on arrival
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.
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