- 2 to 8
- 3550 meter / 11644 feet
- Less Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Lake Trek
Dolpo region itslef is famous for its isolated location in Nepal Himalaya & famous for being connected with Tibet. In fact, Dolpo region lies in the Tibetan plateau.
Phosundo lake and reflection of the white himalaya in green lake of Phosundo has added huge impact for attracting both – domestic as well as foreign tourist. Untouched nature & culture of the region makes trekking to Phoksundo a perfect destination for 2 weeks holiday in Nepal.
Because of the roadway connectivity – there are various places which can be accessible by road but still; to get by the lake of Phoksundo trekkers must have to walk on foot. This walk certainly worth with the degree of natural beauty and peacefulness.
For those who would like to go to Tibet but don’t have access to that, Dolpo trekking in Nepal Himalaya is a perfect destination with resemblance of Tibetan culture and tradition. Local people doing their daily chores and herds of sheep coming back home from the pastures in the evenings creates a nice combination.
Phoksundo lake Dolpo Trekking is a best combination of freshwater lake, antique culture & different landscape of Nepal Himalaya.
Renowned land of the Bon-Po faith, Dolpo is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal Himalaya. Similar to the western part of Tibet, this part of Nepal has a different Buddhist culture than you’ve seen before. Once you visit Dolpo, you will see the people worshiping God from the left side: when they rotate prayer wheels they do it left, when shrine of the Monastery is placed, it is on the left.
This is an extremely different Buddhist practice in the Birth country of Buddha. Dolpo people have their own lifestyle, culture and tradition, hence way of worshiping Buddha is also different and unique to the region. In addition to the culture and people, the panoramic landscape of Dolpo will give you lot to marvel about.
People & Nature
If you are trekking during May/June, the crowd of people walking uphill will amaze you. During this season the people in Dolpo and people from the other parts of Nepal will gather to this area to collect Yarsa Gumba. Yarsa Gumba is one of the famous herbs found in this region.
The cost of Yarsa Gumba and the crowds collecting it will answer to your question of how important is this Yarsa Gumba? Numa-La and Baga-La are major passes of this region with Mt.Kannjiroba and Phoksundo Lake inside Phoksundo National Park.
We believe one important aspect of travelling is gathering experiences with people, so along with exploring the natural beauty of Dolpo, we help you to see and learn about the local culture. How they work and eat and sit? We have special guides with social relation, which means your trek will add more to your travelling experience here with us.
A fun fact about Dolpo: this place is a hidden valley of Nepal where Oscar nominated film “CARAVAN” was filmed. It’s an awesome hidden treasure in Nepal, and now it’s your turn to explore it, leave your thoughts. More itinerary option for Phoksundo lake Dolpo Trekking are listed in Lower dolpo section of this article, check this.
Looking forward to Phoksundo lake Dolpo trekking
Among all the restricted trekking trails of Nepal – lower dolpo trek with phoksundo lake makes a complete trekking experience for first time visitors as well as returning visitors in Nepal.
Do not get confused with Upper dolpo trek and Phosundo lake dolpo trekking. Because – Phoksundo lake Dolpo trekking in a lower dolpo trek but Upper dolpo trek takes you higher than Phoksundo lake. However – both of these trek has a common route in regard to Phoksundo lake visit.
Also – Lower dolpo trek do not need to be a camping trek whereas; upper dolpo trek must need camping nights.
If you wan to explore more options about remote trekking in Nepal read our recent blog on our picks for remote/restricted region trekking in Nepal.
A lake trek to the restricted trail of Nepal Himalaya – Phoksundo freshwater lake trek in lower dolpo region is rich in culture and nature. From the reflection of mountains in the blue lake water to the traditional reflection of Tibetan Nepalese can be witnessed in this remote trekking.
Away from the crowd of tourist, the pristine beauty of nature is still there in Dolpo region. See the nature in pure stage and people in simple life with cheering faces.
Major Attractions of Phoksundo lake Dolpo Trekking
- Phoksundo lake with blue color and fresh water
- Waterfalls and admiring landscape along the trekking route
- Local villagers and interesting culture
- Monasteries, Schools and Local temples
- Wooden bridges & suspension bridges
- Reflection of the mountains on the lake of Phoksundo
- Wide Mountain range and their close view