Phoksundo Lake Circuit

Overview of Trek

Days 1 -5: Arriving in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and a city steeped in myths and legends, where terracotta rooftops and pagoda-style temples scatter the horizon. After a short time in Kathmandu you will fly to Far West Nepal, the most remote region of Nepal. The beginning of the trek will acclimatise you to the higher altitudes, far away from urban living, only small remote mountain villages call Dolpo home. It may feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the Medieval times…


Days 6-11: We will find the most picturesque camp-sites to stay at, heading towards The Numa La Base Camp (4440m) we’ll pass by ancient monasteries still practising 10,000 years of living traditions to this day. Once we reach Numa La Base camp, then the trail rises to the first high pass of 5310m, then descend to a lower altitude camp-site. The day after we will then follow the trail to the second high pass, the Baga La Pass at 5169m, after taking in the breathtaking views the trail then descends to a deep gorge.

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Days 12-20: The treasure to behold after the two high passes is in reaching Phoksundo Lake. A place lost in time, where the very few are lucky enough to travel to. Trekking in the far west cannot be compared to trekking in any other region of Nepal.

  • We will be camping for the whole time away on the trek, and every night you will go back to the same tent, set up for you by your team of Nepali helpers. You can relax and keep warm in the dining tent in the evenings and enjoy a hot meal.
  • To make this trip 14 days, you can charter a helicopter to drop you at the trek start point and pick you up at the trek end point. Giving you the opportunity to see the range of Himalayas as you fly alongside them.

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