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Phoksundo Nature Trek

Trip Introduction

Phoksundo Nature Experience Trek is a perfect getaway into the heart of Nepal’s pure eco system. This trek is a combination of shey Phoksundo trek and lower dolp trek offering you an astonishing panorama of lakes, wild vegetation, rural villages, several monasteries, and true nature. Phoksundo Nature Experience Trek - Lower DolpoTrek starts with sightseeing at Kathmandu followed by flights to Juphal from where you will be trekking towards Dunai, Sangta, Rachi, Ringmo, then tour around Phoksundo lake and national park areas, Yak kharka and lots of places and head back. During your Phoksundo Nature Experience Trek - Lower Dolpo Trek you will be enjoying rivers, lakes, rural areas, nature experience, bird watching, photography, interacting with locals and much more which will be the highly.

 

Facts Of Trip

Trip Grade:Moderate

Best Month: March / May ,September / December

Per Day Average  walking : 5  hours

Trek Type: Basic Tea house and  Camping  Trekking

Maximum Elevation: 3,738m

Duration :12 days

Region:  Dolpo Region

The Route: KTM- Juphal –Phoksundo - Nepalgunj

Mode of Travel: Flight and Ground transportation

                         

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj (540 M)

As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj we will look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. It is quite hot and tropical. (Breakfast)

 

Day 4: Nepalgunj to Jhufal (2500m), Trek to Dunai (2100 M)

We take an early morning flight to Jhufal as they are always scheduled early in the morning because of high winds in Thulo Bheri Valley. Once we arrive at Jhupal, we start our short trek from Jhupal to Dunai. Marching downhill through meadows and few houses, small hotels at Kala Gaura (2090m). From here we follow the river trail upstream to Dunai. We camp near Dunai and explore this amazing little hill town for the rest of day.

 

Day 05: Trekking from Dunai to Sangta.

We start a quality day with quality breakfast and head towards Sangta. You will be delighted today with nature experience, bird watching, wildlife, photography as well as you will be provided Lunch at Jyalas. Overnight Sangta.

 

Day 06: Trekking from Sangta to Rachi

Enjoy Nature Experience, bird watching, wildlife, photography till Rachi. You will enjoy Lunch at Chhepka and Overnight at Raichi.

 

Day 07: Trekking from Raichi to Ringmo. Lunch at Ringmo.

Observe the surrounding area, local monasteries, lake Phoksundo , Kanjiroba mountain. Experience the Bhotiya Culture. Watch Suligad waterfall. Overningh at Ringmo

 

Day 08: Tour around lake Phoksundo . Lunch at Ringmo.

Todays Trek from Ringmo to Yak Kharka will highlight the surrounding waterfalls and beautiful landscape of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

 

Day 09: Trekking from Yak Kharka to Chhepka.

We will head back to Chhepka from Yak Kharkha and on the way bace you will visit the Tibetan school on the way at Raichi. Overnight at Chhepka.

 

Day 10: Trekking from Chhepka to Dunai to Juphal and enjoy the beautiful sceneries. Overnight at Juphal

 

Day 11:  Flight From Nepalgunj to Kathmandu Via Juphal

We leave Dunai in this morning and fly to Nepalgunj and take another flight from there all the way back to Kathmandu. Overnight at fine Hotel.

 

Day 12 Kathmandu sighteeing

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting thelargest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and aplace which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture. A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.

 

Day 13  Depart

Return to the home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you

 

FLIGHT

For the Dolpr Regin Treks, you will be flying from Kathmandu –Nepalgunj  to  Juphal  and then at the end of the trek you will need to do the return flight. 

 

This flight is very weather dependent and can be delayed or cancelled at short notice if the weather is not suitable for this mountain flight. At Top of the World Treks we will do our best to manage this situation and if your flight is cancelled we will do all we can to get you on the next available flight. 

It maybe be possible for a helicopter to be charted but this will be at an extra cost and up to the group at the time.  We plan extra days into our itineraries in case this happens but you are also welcome to plan extra days if you wish.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

We understand that after a hard day trekking the need for some comfort is very important. At Top of the World Treks we only use the best possible accommodation and also food.  We allow our customers to chose from the menu and eat what they would like and this is included in the cost of the trip. We choose places with the best hygiene possible. 

If your trip includes camping we will take a train chef and kitchen staff to ensure the food is also to the highest standard although choices from a menu will not be available.  

 

This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek.

All necessary  trekking paper, trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit  & Dolpo conservation permit.

Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jupha  and Juphal – Nepalgunj- Kathmandu Round flight ticket.

All domestic  airport taxes.

Trekking Leader, and Guides

One   Assistance Guide who support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night / as per group size.

One  Cook and One  kitchen supporter/s as per group size.

Required kitchen utensils

Cooking fuel and lighting service

Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary  tent and equipment

All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.

All the transporting.

Government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (first aid kit)

Cost Not Includes

Nepal visa.

International airfare.

Travel and rescue Insurance

Food in Kathmandu.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

Tips for guide porter.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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Address: Thamel-29, Kathmandu Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4425199

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Email: info@topoftheworldtreks.com

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