Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek 2021/2022 is one of the most beautiful treks to opt for in the year 2021/2022! It is a short and easy hike to one of the exotic locations on the earth. Have you ever imagined a clear, serene and azure lake in the backdrop of wild snow-clad mountains? If yes, then you have surely pictured it out! But believe us, the reality is far beyond your imagination. Shey Phoksundo Lake is a high altitude freshwater lake located inside the boundary of Shey Phoksundo National Park at an elevation of 3600 meters. Lying in the mystic land of the Dolpo region, the lake settles in a dramatic location amidst the sheer glory of mountains. Geologists have confirmed that the lake was formed by a post-glacial mountain collapse on a river. The collapse formed a dam in Suligad gorge around 40 thousand years ago. There is an outlet of the dam that thrusts out as the Ringmo waterfall. For many years, the Dolpo region has been isolated and maybe it’s the result of the isolation that it has been able to maintain its beauty intact. Apart from its natural perspective, Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek is considered as a holy lake by Buddhists and people following Bon Po religion.
The mystic land of Dolpo
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek 2021/2022 takes you to the mystic land of Dolpo. The less-traveled path, the off beaten trail, dramatic landscapes, mountains, and the rural landscapes! Dolpo region is definitely a flair for many travel lovers. The trail to the Shey Phoksundo lake passes through some amusing landscapes that comprise dense alpine forests, wild rivers, rocky hills, traditional villages, and snow-clad mountains. Traversing into Shey Phoksundo National Park is an enriching experience in itself. It is home to various species of floras, faunas, wildlife, birds, and butterflies. One can encounter some unique species like Snow Leopard, mountain goat, Blue Sheep, Jackal, etc. as we walk past the thick dense forests on our way. Dolpo region was a mystery until it was opened for trekkers in 1989 and a famous writer Peter Matthiessen mentioned the region in his book – The Snow Leopard.
Traditional villages and Bon Po religion
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek 2021/2022 is a delight not only for nature lovers but for those who are curious about the diverse culture and religion prevalent around the globe. Walking into the land of Dolpo is a way to expose yourself to a different world with traditional people possessing their own unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle. The traditional village in the region resembles that of the Tibetan villages. The people are mostly Buddhist and follow Bon Po religion which is a unique religion of its own kind. On the way, we come across a few gompas, stupas, and monasteries that reflect the Bon Po religion prevalent in the region. The trek even gives us an outlook on people and their lifestyles. The lifestyle of people in the Dolpo region is very different. It is really difficult to sustain in such as difficult terrain but people are laborious and work to their best to survive them is such a remote and rural terrain.
Follow the majestic trail to Shey Phoksundo Lake
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek 2021/2022 initiates a flight to Nepalgunj which is followed by a flight to Jhupal. From Jhupal, we follow a remote and pristine trail towards Shey Phoksundo National Park. As we enter the park, we walk past the dense alpine forests, rocky and rugged terrain full of wild views. We pass Suligad, Chekpa, and Amchi Hospital enjoying some classic views of mountains in the Dhaulagiri range. Further, we walk towards Phoksundo lake. Prior to the lake, we come across the Ringmo village. Here, we can experience the unique Bon Po religion, traditional people, and villages. At Phoksundo lake, we can enjoy the splendid views of mountains along with the serene alpine water lake. The mirroring image of Mt. Kanjirowa in the lake looks alluring. After a beautiful time in the lake, Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek 2021/2022 ends with a walk back to Jhupal via Chekpa and Dunai. A flight to Nepalgunj followed by a flight back to Kathmandu concludes the exciting and enriching trip to Shey Phoksundo Lake.
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Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
- Airfare from your country to Nepal.
- Snacks, soft drink during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET.
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
- Excess baggage charge
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, early departure from the trek or due to any reason from the planned itinerary
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.