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Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek

Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek

Wilderness Trekking
guide close to the Phoksundo Lake
Phoksundo Lake
way to Phoksundo Lake

Trip Facts

Duration : 9 Days Max-Altitude : 3,611M Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 1500 $ 1180
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1300
2-6 Paxes $1250
6-10 Paxes $1200
10-15 Paxes $1180
15+Paxes $1180

Number of Travellers


Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek

Shey Phoksundo Lake trek is short and relatively easy trekking of Nepal’s largest and most spectacular lakes. It’s a 7-day trip from Kathmandu, but you can make it shorter or longer depending on how many hours you choose to walk each day. Shey Phoksundo Lake is one of the most iconic and exotic tourist destinations in Dolpo. It is the most significant territorial district among Nepal’s many picturesque places.

The Phoksundo Lake is also revered by Bon-Po adherents. This makes for a beautiful combination of nature and culture. Phoksundo Lake is stunning due to the reflection of the Kanjirowa massif in the background. It also has a wide range of spectacular and beautiful landscapes.

Phoksundo Lake is the most significant natural site in Shey Phoksundo National Park. Additionally, the park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Therefore, Shey Phoksundo National Park is also known for its medicinal herbs. Therefore, the Phoksundo Lake Trek is ideal for those studying botanical science.

Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek Permit Price

Shey Phoksundo National Park is also a restricted area trek as are Lower Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo National Park. Shey Phoksundo National Park also covers Upper Dolpo Trek. Lower Dolpo Permits cost US$ 20 per person per week, whereas Shey Phoksundo National Park entry fees are US$30 per person.

Are you ready to embark on this magical Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek with Nepal Wilderness Trekking? A short trek to Phoksundo Lake is ideal for visiting the Dolpo region for a limited amount of time. You will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, one of the warmest towns near the Indian border. A second plane takes you to Juphal, where your real journey begins. Suligad, Chhepka, Amchi hospital, and Shey Phoksundo Lake are some of the places along the trail. Besides wandering around the lake and spending your time, you can also appreciate the beauty of Phoksundo Lake and Mount Kanjirowa. Once you have had enough appreciation, you return to Kathmandu via the same route.

When is the best time to visit Shey Phoksundo Lake?

March to May According to trekkers, spring is the most ideal season for the Shey Phuksundo Lake Trek. It’s also when you’ll see the most spectacular and colorful rhododendrons bloom due to the favorable climate conditions. Temperatures are moderate, and the weather is pleasant. During this period, the fascinating aspect of Dhaulagiri and other mountains can be seen.

Autumn September to November Because of the pleasant weather and moderate temperatures, autumn is the most suitable trekking season. So, the days are usually sunny, which gives you a wonderful view of the mountains and the picturesque landscapes. It is also ideal for the Phoksundo lakes trek.

Winter (December to February) is the most difficult time of year in Nepal, and the cold weather is particularly severe at higher altitudes. Shey Phuksundo Lake is 3,600 meters above sea level, so the trek won’t be difficult since it won’t be at higher altitudes. Although it will be cold, the Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek is still possible.

Summer (June to August): The summer season brings hot, humid weather, with most trek areas experiencing cloudy skies and rain. Choose a trek in a “rain shadow” during this time of year, such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, or Nar Phu. In June, either Manang or Mustang host the Yarthung Horse Festival.


Detail Itinerary

  •  Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj for an hour and night at the hotel
  •  Day 2: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m) in 30 minutes and trek from Juphal to Dunai (2140m) in 3 hours
  •  Day 3: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka, 2720m/5-6 hours
  •  Day 4: Walk from Chhepka to Jharana Hotel 3040m/4-5 hours
  •  Day 5: Trek from Jharana Hotel to Ringmo Gaon (3640m/2-3 hours walking)
  •  Day 6: Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake 3,611 M overnight at lodge  
  •  Day 7: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka 2720m/5-6 hours trekking
  •  Day 8: Walk from Chhepka to Juphal 2475m/5-6 hours
  •  Day 9: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj for 30 minutes, then back to Kathmandu for an hour

Cost Included

• flight tickets Kathmandu to Nepalganj- Jhupal- Nepalganj- Kathmandu.
• PhoksundoNational Park fee
• lower Dolpo special trekking permits and TIMS fees.
• Lodge Accommodation and 3 times meal a day during the trekking.
• fluent English-speaking license holder local Sherpa Guide and necessary porters.
• All programs according to itinerary on full board.
• guide and porter Wages, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All meals in Kathmandu
  • All beverages during the trek
  • Travel Insurance (which is covering helicopter rescue Evacuation if in case of emergency.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All bar bill.
  • Items of personal nature, i.e., Soft/hard drinks, tips, etc.


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