Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking - 21 days

A part of Great Himalayan Trail, explore Nepal’s deepest Shey Phoksundo Lake inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,070m/16,630ft at Baga La Pass Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu. Tented Camps during Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Introduction: 

Shey Phoksundo Lake is a pristine fresh water lake inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park of Nepal. Shey Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake in Nepal. Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking can be considered as a part of Upper Dolpo Trekking. Generally Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking can made within two weeks but we have designed this 21 days itinerary of Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking to experience more adventurous holiday via crossing of Numa La Pass at 5,190 meters and Baga La Pass at 5,070 meters. Highlights of the Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking includes explore wilderness of remote mountain valleys, Buddhist cultural villages, amazing landscapes as well as excellent views of Great Himalayas and Trans Himalayas of Nepal.

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 21 days Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking adventure package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO. Leaving Kathmandu, we make a short flight to Nepalgunj and another flight of Dunai to get started our walking journey. We gradually follow the trail of remote and less explored places towards Tarakot, Khani Gaon, Tarap Khola, Yak Kharka, Dho Tarap and Tokyu Gaun before reaching at Numa La Base Camp. Next we make crossing of adventurous 2 high passes; Numa La and Baga La to reach at Ringmo Village and Shey Phoksundo Lake. After having a great exploration and excursion around the places of Shey Phoksundo Lake we safely retrace our journey to Juphal and fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj after accomplish amazing experience of Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking with AMN Trekking and Climbing Team.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj (45 min flight)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2,475m/8,118ft altitude) & trek to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft altitude) (45 min flight & 3 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses available (Can choose lodges or tented camps)
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Khani Gaon to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka (3,800m/12,464ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization at Dho Tarap
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Numa La Base Camp (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Numa La Base Camp to Phedi via crossing of Numa La Pass (5,190m/17,023ft altitude)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Cross Baga La Pass (5,070m/16,630ft altitude) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft altitude)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Phedi to Ringmo (3,733m/12,244ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Full day exploration of Shey Phoksundo Lake
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek from Ringmo to Chepka (2,838m/9,308ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses are not available – Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek from Chepka to Jhupal (2,475m/8,118ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea Houses available (Can choose lodges or tented camps)
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Fly to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 20: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude).
Land at Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel or resort by our tour representative. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Relax.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your preference.
Meal includes: Breakfast.

Day 02: Guided tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage sites
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu to Nepalganj (45 min. flight)
We take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj today. Nepalgunj is situated in the southwestern section of the Terai district close to the border of India. Here we can spend our day by visiting the sacred Bageshwari Temple and simply meandering around the bazaar. We can witness individuals from each side of Nepal, including Tibetans and Indians came for the trade here.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Flight: Nepalgunj to Juphal (2,475m/8,118ft altitude) & trek to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft altitude- 45 min flight & 3 Hrs. trek)
Today again we take a flight to Juphal. There we start our first trekking day. The trail climbs southeast above Thulo Bheri Valley through maize fields to land at the town of Kalagaunda. We trail by the Bheri River’s southern bank and go by Roop Ghar with the water mill. Lastly achieve the town of Dunai(2145m), huge mountainous town.
Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges/Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek: Dunai to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
We leave Dunai and trail by the south bank of the stream going upstream on a decent trail. We keep on following the trail through a gigantic canyon loaded with pine trees. Reach an ancient fortress village of Tarakot.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek: Tarakot to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today we will take the route to Tarap Chu River upstream. Cross the stream twice before going towards the terraced farmlands and rural Sahatera village. From that point, we will proceed with our downward trail. Reach Khani Gaon.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek: Khani Gaon to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
We leave our campground at Khani Gaon and afterward make a climb up to the canyon of Tarap River that ascends high above on a trail based on inclines. The trek gives today excitements and thrills. We will keep on trekking to reach Tarap Khola.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek: Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka (3,800m/12,464ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
The present trek is a simple and wonderful walk. We follow the trail that passes through beautiful scenes. Our trek proceeds until we achieve the great campgrounds of Yak Kharka.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek: Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today we begin our trek with a progressive move towards Kamattarka at the conversion of Lang Khola and Tarap Chu. Then we will proceed with our trek passing the narrow canyon and trailing into the tropical dry Himalayan valleys through wild roses and juniper bushes. Reach Dho Tarap.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization Day at Dho Tarap
Today spend the day to get acclimatized which is extremely critical to be physically and mentally fit in higher elevations. Additionally, we can spend our day meandering around Dho Tarap. Bon Po and Chaiba tribes together live here. We will have a chance to visit two or three Bonpo and Buddhist Gompa.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek: Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun (5-6 Hrs. trek)
Our trek proceeds to Upper Tarap valley. We will take the trail that heads above the plain valley with rich flourishing grass on the two sides of the stream going through a few villages with fields of buckwheat, grain, and potato. We reach to the Tokyu village.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek: Tokyu Gaun to Numa La Base Camp (5-6 Hrs. trek)
We will step by step head to high elevation with a beautiful perspective of intriguing valleys. The trek is more challenging and can be extremely tiring. So, we will rest from time to time to re-energize ourselves. Reach Numa La Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Numa La Base Camp to Phedi via crossing of Numa La Pass (5,190m/17,023ft altitude)
Early morning, we begin our trekking that leads to the intersection of Numa La Pass at 5190m. We will make a precarious ascend to achieve the highest point of the pass. From there, we can appreciate eminent perspectives of encompassing valleys and mountains as well as the north face of Dhaulagiri massif alongside other snow-topped pinnacles. We will plummet to the base to achieve Phedi.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Cross Baga La Pass (5,070m/16,630ft altitude) and camp on the the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft altitude)
We will begin with a precarious ascend to achieve the Baga La Pass ridge top at 5070 m. From there, we will have awesome perspectives of stunning Kanjirowa Himalayan Ranges and valleys. Subsequent to spending some time there, we will go downward. Reach Phedi.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek: Phedi to Ringmo (3,733m/12,244ft altitude- 6-7 Hrs. trek)
From Phedi, we will begin our trail through pine backwoods and after that enter the locale of high vegetation with pastureland. We head on the trail with few ascends and descends as that leads to Ringmo and the peaceful cobalt blue Phoksundo lake.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Rest and Sightseeing Day at Shey Phoksundo Lake
Spend this day for resting and sightseeing at Ringmo. We can visit close-by Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and meander around the Ringmo. A stroll around the tranquil lake of Phoksundo is likewise worth spending an incredible day.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek: Ringmo to Chepka (2,838m/9,308ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today we head to the trail through a gigantic overhanging rock. We will proceed with our trek that goes through a few conventional and social villages. Ascend to the pasture fields of Chepka.
Accommodation: Tented Camps
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek: Chepka to Jhupal (2,475m/8,118ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today our trail ascends to the top of a ridge. Here enjoy perspectives of high mountains and valley. Jhupal is seen directly beneath from the ridge. It is a simple downhill trek to achieve Jhupal.
Accommodation: Tea Houses/lodges/tented camps 
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Flight: Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu
Today first we will take an early morning flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. And afterward, take another flight from Nepalgunj to land at Kathmandu. Subsequent to arriving at Kathmandu airport our tour representative will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 20: Free day
Today is free for personal activities. Or our tour representative can help you to customize additional city tour.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Takeoff from Tribhuvan International Airport.
After breakfast transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Return to home with the cherishing memories of your adventure.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal and Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight
  • Organized camping accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • All required camping equipment and kitchen team
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park fee
  • Restricted area permit (Special Permit)
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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