Phoksundo Lake, (Nepali: फोक्सुण्डो ताल, NLK Phoksuṇḍo tāl [pʰoksuɳɖo]), is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft) Highlights Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery Brief Itinerary Day Highlights Overnight Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu Kathmandu Day 2 Fly to Nepalgunj, gateway to the Far West Nepalgunj Day 3 Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai Dunai Day 4 Trek to Chhepka village Chhepka Day 5 Trek to Jharana Waterfall Jharana Day 6 Trek to the Tibetan village of Ringmo Ringmo Day 7 Explore sacred Phoksundo Lake and Tshowa Gompa Ringmo Day 8 Trek to Chhepka Village Chhepka Day 9 Trek to Juphal Juphal Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu Kathmandu Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu As you fly into Kathmandu, views of snow-capped mountain peaks will greet you. On arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore Thamel, Nepal's tourist district, or shop for exotic trinkets and sightsee around Boudhanath Stupa and Basantapur Durbar Square. Day 2: Fly to Nepalgunj, Gateway to the Far West Woman carrying grass in the Terai Woman carrying grass in the Terai In the morning you can explore the streets of Thamel or visit the Garden of Dreams, a lush and serene oasis in busy Kathmandu. Today you will fly to Nepalgunj, a town in the western Terai near the Indian border and gateway to the Far West. Day 3: Fly to Juphal and Trek to Dunai Dhaulagiri Himal above Dunai Dhaulagiri Himal above Dunai Today you will fly to Juphal at 8,210 feet, the starting point for the trek to Phoksundo Lake. The trail ascends southeast, high above Thulo Bheri Valley, then winds through maize fields to the village of Kalagaunda. You will follow the southern bank of the Bheri River and pass Roop Ghar, where you can see a traditional water mill, before finally reaching the village of Dunai at 7,035 feet. Trekking Time: 3 hours Day 4: Trek to Chhepka Village Folk festival in Dunai Streets of Dunai Descend through the streets of Dunai and cross the bridge over the Bheri River. Follow the northern bank of the river to Sulighat before heading north to Shey Phoksundo National Park check-post. The rock-strewn trail climbs above the serpentine Suli Ghad River through a series of hemp trees to Kageni and then through a tropical walnut and maple forest, where you will begin to see glimpses of Tibetan culture. Savor the views of fluttering prayer flags, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation on the way to Shyanta village located at 8,268 feet. Another hour-and-a-half walk uphill along the narrow trail brings you to the village of Chhepka at 8,760 feet. Trekking Time: 6–7 hours Day 5: Trek to Jharana Waterfall A forest in Dolpo A forest in Dolpo Rise early for the trek to Jharana Waterfall. The trail climbs through a cedar forest to a winter settlement used by the people of Ringmo village. The route then ascends steadily through open country to an elevation of 11,056 feet and our stopping point for the night, Jharana. Your efforts will be rewarded with a close-up view of the spectacular 1,083-foot Jharana Waterfall — one of the highest in Nepal — and a faraway view of Phoksundo Lake. Trekking Time: 5–6 hours Day 6: Trek to the Tibetan Village of Ringmo Ringmo Village Ringmo Village As you make your way to Ringmo at 11,350 feet, you will trek through birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo River. Cross a bridge and follow the trail north to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake. After a final push through the Phoksundo River gully, you will emerge onto the yak-filled meadows of Ringmo, a Tibetan Bon village, where you will stay the night. Trekking Time: 5–6 hours Day 7: Explore Sacred Phoksundo Lake and Tshowa Gompa Ancient Bon monastery Ancient Bon monastery on the shores of Phoksundo Lake Today you will explore the area around the magnificent Phoksundo Lake. Explore Ringmo village before heading to Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery on a ridge above the lake. Descend along the steep-sided cliffs to the lake. Phoksundo Lake is regarded as sacred by Buddhists and followers of Bonpo religion, who believe that the lake contains an underwater palace and a tantric mandala of spirits. The lake is famous for its striking turquoise color and spectacular scenery. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. Day 8: Trek to Chhepka Village Ringmogaon, Phoksundo Trek Ringmogaon, Shey Phoksundo National Park Today you will trek back to Chhepka. Head towards Sulighad, following a stream originating from the lake. You will pass through the village of Renje, and fir and larch forests along the Sulighat river before reaching Chhepka at 8,268 feet. Trekking Time: 6–7 hours Day 9: Trek to Juphal The view from Juphal The view from Juphal After breakfast, retrace the trail to Juphal through beautiful forests, fields, and villages. Trekking Time: 6–7 hours Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu (via Nepalgunj) Sunset over Patan Durbar Square Sunset over Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu In the early morning, you will fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and on to Kathmandu, where you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free to enjoy some sightseeing or rest in your hotel.
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  • Phoksundo Lake, (Nepali: फोक्सुण्डो ताल, NLK Phoksuṇḍo tāl [pʰoksuɳɖo]), is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft) Highlights Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery
    Phoksundo Lake, (Nepali: फोक्सुण्डो ताल, NLK Phoksuṇḍo tāl [pʰoksuɳɖo]), is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft) Highlights Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery
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  • Phoksundo Lake, (Nepali: फोक्सुण्डो ताल, NLK Phoksuṇḍo tāl [pʰoksuɳɖo]), is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft) Highlights Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery
    Phoksundo Lake, (Nepali: फोक्सुण्डो ताल, NLK Phoksuṇḍo tāl [pʰoksuɳɖo]), is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft) Highlights Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery
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