Trip Overview

Phoksundo Rara

The Phoksundo Rara Adventure Trek via Upper Dolpo is an extraordinary 28-day journey that combines the beauty of Phoksundo Lake, the remote landscapes of Upper Dolpo, and the pristine charm of Rara Lake. This trek also offers a rare opportunity to explore three of Nepal’s most stunning and secluded destinations , each with its own unique allure.

Phoksundo lake

The adventure also begins with a flight to Juphal, where the trek to Phoksundo Lake in Dolpo region commences. The trail also takes you through rugged terrain, deep valleys, and ancient Tibetan Buddhist villages, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Dolpo people. As you ascend, the awe-inspiring landscapes unfold, with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and the turquoise waters of Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.

Rara Lake

The highlight of the trek is the mesmerizing Rara Lake, located in the Rara National Park. Surrounded by dense forests and pristine wilderness, Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal and offers a serene and tranquil setting. The reflection of the surrounding mountains in the clear waters creates a picture-perfect landscape that is truly mesmerizing.

Wildlife Exploration

Throughout the trek, you’ll have the chance to spot rare wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and various bird species. The biodiversity of the region adds another layer of fascination to the journey, creating unforgettable wildlife encounters.

The trek requires good physical fitness and acclimatization due to the high altitudes involved. Accommodations along the route range from tea houses to camping in remote areas, providing a mix of cultural immersion and rustic wilderness experiences.

The Phoksundo Rara Adventure Trek via Upper Dolpo is also comprehensive and awe-inspiring journey that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and wilderness adventure. It also offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning Phoksundo and Rara Lakes, delve into the remote landscapes of Upper Dolpo, and engage with the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the local communities. This 28-day trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Nepal’s hidden treasures.


Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day02: Preparation day.

Day03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight

Day04: Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and Juphal (2475m) to Dunai (2140m)

Day05:Dunai to Chhepka (2720m) / 6hrs

Day06:Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110m)

Day07:Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) / 5hrs

Day08:Phoksundo Rest Day

Day09:Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3750m)

Day10:Sallaghari to Nangdala High Camp (4717m)

Day11:Nangdala High Camp to Shey Gompa (4343m) via Nangdala Pass (5350m)

Day12:Shey Gompa to Tata.

Day13:Tata to Bhijer via Shyamling Gompa

Day14:Bhijer – Rest day.

Day15:Bhijer to Pho Village

Day16:Pho village to Ghyalungkhor

Day17:Ghyalungkhor to Pung Kharka

Day18:Pung Kharka to Chyandi Khola

Day19:Chyandi Khola to Takla Khola

Day20:Takla Khola to Thajachau

Day21:Thajachaur to Shilenchaur

Day22:Shilenchaur to Pulu

Day23:Pulu to Lumsha Village

Day24:Lumsha to Rara

Day25:Rara Rest Day

Day26:Rara Lake to Talcha Airport/ 3hrs

Day27:Talcha to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight

Day28:Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
  • potters for carrying goods and supplies,
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast) on Twin Sharing Basis.
  • All accommodation on Tent during the trek on sharing Basis.
  • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
  • Transportation to and from trail head by Private and Sharing Transport 
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
    equipment for the staffs.
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Trekking staffs wages etc.
  • Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
  • All Government and local Taxes
  • International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
  • Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Domestic Flights for Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.  

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares,
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance,
  • Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
  • Tips for The staffs.
  • Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
  • Meals during stay in the Kathmandu
  • Extra Domestic Ticket  of Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
  • Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara