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Phoksundo Rara Adventure Trek via Upper Dolpo

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Nepal’s one of the most diverse and off beat trekking trail that covers the intriguing trail between two most fascinating lakes in western Nepal, Phoksundo Rara Trek is adventurously challenging trek that has every rare encounters a time-forgotten trail of anywhere has to offer.”

Phoksundo Rara Adventure Trek with Explore Dolpo is in a way the trekking trail very well known only by the expert native guides of the region. This trek takes you off the beaten path, as our guide takes you on a trail used only by locals and which is virtually unknown to commercial trekking groups. We pass through villages where the lifestyle of the people reflects their ties with Tibet and Tibetan culture.

We follow the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route, across high passes and through the wilderness in one Nepal’s most remote areas. We visit ancient Buddhist and Bon monasteries and take you into the regions of truly amazing lakes like Phoksundo  and Rara. As we pass through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, the snowy peaks soar up right above you in the horizon, where the silence is broke by the wonderful gush of glacial streams- a heaven inside earth if lies it is either in Rara and Phoksundo Lake or the trail between them.

The route also takes in a newly discovered village in Dolpo, Phot Village. The government authorities had no idea that this village existed until recent time.  Being far removed from civilization, this village still retains its age-old customs and practices. You get to interact with the villagers as your local guide will act as an interpreter. Hence, we guarantee the trek takes you to the time-forgotten places of distant west.

This itinerary can be change as per  your  interest and time frame.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Preparation day.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight
  • Day 04:Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and Juphal (2475m) to Dunai (2140m)
  • Day 05:Dunai to Chhepka (2720m) / 6hrs
  • Day 06:Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110m)
  • Day 07:Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) / 5hrs
  • Day 08:Phoksundo Rest Day
  • Day 09:Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3750m)
  • Day 10:Sallaghari to Nangdala High Camp (4717m)
  • Day 11:Nangdala High Camp to Shey Gompa (4343m) via Nangdala Pass (5350m)
  • Day 12:Shey Gompa to Tata.
  • Day 13:Tata to Bhijer via Shyamling Gompa
  • Day 14:Bhijer - Rest day.
  • Day 15:Bhijer to Pho Village
  • Day 16:Pho village to Ghyalungkhor
  • Day 17:Ghyalungkhor to Pung Kharka
  • Day 18:Pung Kharka to Chyandi Khola
  • Day 19:Chyandi Khola to Takla Khola
  • Day 20:Takla Khola to Thajachaur
  • Day 21:Thajachaur to Shilenchaur
  • Day 22:Shilenchaur to Pulu
  • Day 23:Pulu to Lumsha Village
  • Day 24:Lumsha to Rara
  • Day 25:Rara Rest Day
  • Day 26:Rara Lake to Talcha Airport/ 3hrs
  • Day 27:Talcha to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight
  • Day 28:Depart Kathmandu

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip

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