Phoksundo Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 01 : Flight from Kathmandu- Nepalgunj 45 minutes or Drive kathmandu Nepalgunj 9 hrs Overnight at Guest House.
We will head to the airport to take our flight for Nepalgunj. The flight we will be short and scenic. We also have the option to drive to the Nepalgunj. The drive will also be going to be scenic. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day.
Day 02 : Nepalgunj to Juphal by flight and the 3hrs down to Dunai 2,050m.
We will wake up early and have our breakfast. After that, we will head to the airport to take our another flight for Juphal. Upon reaching Juphal, we will begin trekking towards Dunai where we will stay overnight. Most part of the trail will include downhill walk.
Day 03 : Dunai to Chekpa 5 hrs. 2670m.
We will begin trekking along the bank of the Thulo Bheri River. We will reach Guli Gaad where we will pass by a police check post. From here, we will go through an abandoned village, and further, ascends & descends to reach Chepka where we will stay overnight. Chekpa is a small yet beautiful village, culturally rich and prosperous.
Day 04 : Chekpa to Renje 4hrs.3010m.
After having a warm breakfast, we will begin trekking through the collection of rocks and sticks making a dike along the river bank. We will have several ascends and descends before we reach Renje. We will stay overnight here.
Day 05 : Renje to Phoksundo lake 6hrs. 3620m.
Today, the trail will be a little difficult as we will trek on a steep trail. We will begin trekking into a narrow valley. On the way, we will go through the small village, monastery, cultural school, and a small cottage industry. We will ascend and reach Phoksundo lake where we are going to stay for the night.
Day 06 : Acclimatize day in Phoksundo lake. A lot of things to look around.
Today is our rest day so that our body can get acclimatized with the altitude. We will spend the rest of exploring the region and hiking to nearby areas. We will visit Phoksundo Lake and spend some quality time there. After having some good time, we will return back to our teahouse where we will be staying for the night.
Day 07 : Phoksundo Lake to Samduwa 6 hrs.
The trail today will mostly include an uphill walk that does demand good stamina. We will ascend steadily all the way up to the Samduwa along with the stunning views of high massifs. We will go through a dense forest and a monastery before reaching Samduwa.
Day 08 : Samduwa to Lasa 6 hrs.
It's going to be another long day as trail again pretty much includes steep ascend. We will begin ascending on a steep trail, and further, go through a few pasture land. On the way, we will also see animals grazing in the fields and reach Lasa where we will stop for the night.
Day 09 : Lasa to Kagmara Phedi 8hrs. 4000m.
We will wake up early in the morning and begin our trek as we will be going to cross a pass. We will ascend all the way up to the Kagmara La Pass located at 5,115 meters. The trail will be rugged and little difficult. From Kagmara La Pass, we will get to see amazing view of the region. After spending some time here at the top, we will begin descending on a steep trail towards Kagmara Phedi where we will stay for the night.
Day 10 : Kagmara Phedi to Toijem 7 hrs. 2920m.
It's going to the tiring day today as we will trek for long hours. After having breakfast, we will begin descending all the way down to Toijem our last destination of the day. The trail will go through the forested area and small villages along with stunning scenic views.
Day 11 : Toijem to Kaigaon.
After having warm breakfast, we will trek following a riverside. Further, we will ascend on a rugged trail, and go through Bonpo Gumba. The trail will be not so difficult and present us superb views of the surrounding. The trail from here will take us to Kaigaon where we will stop for the night.
Day 12 : Kaigaon to Forest camp.
Today, most parts of the trail include descending. After a long descent, we will ascend to Forest Camp. The trail will include barley and potato fields. On the way, we will see the small shop where we can buy snacks or have tea/coffee.
Day 13 : Forest camp to Tabrikot 8 hrs.
We will begin our day early and have a quick breakfast. After that, we will begin trekking. The trail will include several ascends and descends. We will take long steep to ascend to Bagala Pass from where we can have gorgeous views of the surrounding. From here, we will descend all the way down to the Tabrikot our last destination for the day.
Day 14 : Tabrikot to Dunai-Juphal.
Not to mention another long walking day still the views will keep us walking. The trail will be full of ups and downs through small villages, forested path, and small streams. We will reach Dunani and continue ascending towards Juphal where we will stay for the night.
Day 15 : flight to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu on the same day.
After having breakfast, we will head to the airport to take our flight to Nepalgunj. After reaching Nepalgunj, we will take another flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to rest or explore the nearby areas on your own. Later in the evening, we will stroll on the lively and colorful streets of Thamel and end our day with the traditional farewell dinner.