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Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek

Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek combinedly is an extensive trek package designed for travelers who want to plunge in the sublime nature of green alkaline lakes in western parts of Nepal.

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Strenuous
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
5350 m
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Jufal - Phoksundo - Kagmara- Rara
Best Season
October - December and march - June

About the Trek

Himalayan connections present, Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek, is designed to explore the Dolpo region, which is one of the off-the-beaten trails of Far-West Nepal. Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek is new to many trekkers as mainstream trekking companies never focus on this region.

Rara Lake is situated in the Rara National park, which spread over an area of 66 sq. miles. Rara National Park is one of the most beautiful and scenic parks in Nepal. The park lies in the Mugu district, which is a mountainous region in the far west of Nepal.

The Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m which is the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal also famous with the name, Queen of Lakes among locals. A trek to this natural wonder will take about a week, from Kathmandu, and on your journey, you will witness not only some picturesque views but also many different species of flora and fauna.

Phoksundo lake, on the other hand, is considered one of the most exotic tourist destinations located in Dolpo, the largest territorial district. The trek from Rara lake to Phoksundo will take roughly a week.

16 days – Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek is combined specially designed for people who want to immerse themselves in nature for a whole month out of the hustle and bustle of the city area…

(If you want to customize this Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek  make it shorter or request any additional feature, you can inquire about this package and leave a message at the last step of the form.)

 

THE REASON FOR YOU

Key Highlights

Beautiful Rara Phoksundo Lake round trip.
Spectacular mountains view.
Pleasing view of Rara and Phoksundo lake.
People, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of mid-western Nepal.
Dramatic landscapes and verdant steep valleys.
Rich culture and diverse nature of the mid-western Nepal.

Our International Advisors

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Spain
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Asia
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Thailand
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Europe
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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal! well, upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from the Himalayan Connection will greet you and take you to the hotel. After having some rest you’ll join to team meet–up and pre-trip discussion. where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek starts. In the evening Himalayan Connection will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

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DAY 2 : SIGHTSEEING AND TRIP PREPARATION DAY

Camp: Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude : 1400m. / 4592 ft.

Time:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: world heritage sites( Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, Newari culture, durbar squares (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan ), etc.

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DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ FLIGHT

Camp: Nepalgunj

Altitude : 150m. / 492 ft.

Time: 1 hrs. flight

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tourist Standard hotel

Main Attractions: Scenic flight, Bardiya National Park, Hospitality of western southern of Nepal, and more.

Be ready for Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek.

 

Day 04: FLIGHT TO JUFAL (2475 m. AND TREK TO CHHEKPA (2720 m.):

Camp: Chhekpa

Altitude :2475 m. / 8118 ft.  and Chhekpa 2720 m. / 8922 ft.

Time: 35 min. flight and 4 – 5 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Pleasing flight, typical local village, Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys, beautiful rivers, and more.

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DAY 05: CHHEKPA TO RINGMOGAUN ( PHOKSUNDO LAKE ) (3641m/11945 ft.):

Camp : Ringmogaun ( Phoksundo Lake )

Altitude : 3641 m. / 11942 ft.

Time: 4 – 5 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions:

Beautiful Phoksundo valley, Pleasing view of 200m high waterfalls ( which is claimed as the highest waterfall in Nepal ). Amazing Phoksundo Lake, beautiful Ringmogaun, and more.

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DAY 06: RINGMOGAUN ( PHOKSUNDO LAKE ) TO PUNGMO (3500 m./11480 ft.)

Camp: Pungmo

Altitude: 3500 m./11480 ft.

Time: 4 – 5 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys, amazing Dolpo, etc.

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DAY 07: PUNGMO TO KAGMARA PHEDI 3500 m. / 11480 ft. VIA KAGMARA - LA PASS 5115 m. / 16777 ft.

Camp: Kagmara Phedi

Altitude : 3500 m./11480 ft. Kagmara – la Pass ( 5115 m ./ 16777 ft.

Time: 5 – 6 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Spectacular Kagmara Pass. ( which is a very wide and long pass ). Beautiful lake, river, caves, and glacier.

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DAY 08: KAGMARA PHEDI TO KAIGAUN 2610 m. / 8561 ft.

Camp: Kagmara Phedi

Altitude : 2610 m./ 8561 ft.

Time: 4 – 5 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: A narrow and difficult trail, local settlements, and monastery.

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DAY 09: KAIGAUN TO CHOTRA (3380 m. / 11086 ft.) VIA MAURELANGA PASS (3894 m. / 12772 ft.

Camp: Chotra

Altitude : 3380 m./ 11086 ft. Maurelanga Pass 3894 m. / 12772 ft.

Time: 6 – 7 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: MaureLanga Pass, ( which is the border of Dolpo and Jumla district, Superb surrounding view, beautiful Bheri river valley, and more.

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DAY 10: CHOTRA TO JUMLA 2540 m. / 8331 ft.

Camp: Jumla

Altitude : 2540 m./ 8331 ft.

Time: 5 – 6 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Scenic valley, beautiful streams, grassland and jungles, beautiful settlements, local people, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Jumli people, etc.

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DAY 11: JUMLA TO CHAUTHA 2807 m. / 9207 ft.

Camp: Chauta

Altitude : 2807 m./ 9207 ft.

Time: 5 – 6 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Beautiful view of  Jumla village, Daphe Langa Pass ( 3691 m.) pleasing scenery, culture, and lifestyle of local people.

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DAY 12: CHAUTA TO RARA LAKE (2990 m. / 9807 ft.

Camp: Rara Lake

Altitude : 2990 m./ 9807 ft.

Time: 5 – 6 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tent camp

Main Attractions: Beautiful pine forest, greeneries, gorgeous Rara lake ( which is the biggest lake of Nepal ), pleasing surrounding view, an amazing combination of beautiful valleys and landscape.

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DAY 13: RARA LAKE TO TALCHA 2735 m. / 8971 ft.

Camp: Talcha

Altitude : 2735 m./ 8971 ft.

Time: 2 – 3 hrs. trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: hotel

Main Attractions: Amazing Rara lake, local settlements, Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys, and more.

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DAY 14: FLY TO NEPALGUNJ 150 m. / 492 ft.

Camp: Nepalgunj

Altitude : 150 m./ 492 ft.

Time: 30 min flight

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions: Breathtaking mountain flight to Nepalgunj.

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DAY 15: FLY TO KATHMANDU 1400 m. / 4592 ft.

Camp: Kathmandu

Altitude : 1400 m./ 4592 ft.

Time: 1 hr. flight

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: Breathtaking flight to Kathmandu, special farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show.

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DAY 16: DAY 12 : FINAL DEPARTURE

​​Your new adventure experience in Nepal ( Rara Phoksundo LakeTrek ) ends today. A representative from Himalayan connections will take you to the airport, 3 hrs. before your flight scheduled. we wish you a safe journey to your home and hope to see you soon for your next adventure.

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Trek Map

Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek

Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group
One porter for Two guests.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and all government and local taxes
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Cost Exludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL SOMEBODY COME TO PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT UPON MY ARRIVAL?

Yes, our airport representative from Himalayan connection will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying our company signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR NEPAL UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Testimonials

I had the privilege of meeting Sujan in 2013 along the Annapurna circuit. When you meet someone incredible, it’s impossible to forget them. Despite just meeting him randomly along the trail, he made a very positive impression on my wife and me, who think fondly of our conversations and interactions. He has a wealth of wisdom and experience, not just in the mountains but in interacting with people all over. He’s got an unquenchable heart for people and his country, which he shares well with anyone in his company. When we do go back, he will be one of those people we must meet again. It’s not a surprise that he has started a reputed guiding organization. It’s about time! I would highly recommend Sujan and would even provide a back guarantee for anyone who does not have a stellar experience with him.

Eric Cheng

From Canada
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