Rara, Phoksundo, Kangmara, and Jumla Trekking cost is USD2500 as in effect at Himalayan Wild Treks. In addition, Himalayan Wild Treks also offers the latest updated Rara, Phoksundo, Kagmara, and Jumla Trekking Google Map and client friendly Rara, Phoksundo, Kangmara and Jumla Trekking Itinerary. encapsulates most cherished major tourist destinations Nepal’s biggest lake Rara Lake which is also known as Mahendra Lake, Phoksundo Lake that is the deepest lake in Nepal.
The trekking covers the far flung areas of west –northern highland territory of Nepal that welcomes glob-trotters from across the world. A distant lake in the wilderness, the surrealistically spectacular Rara Lake, the biggest lake in Nepal lies in the Rara Nationa Park that covers 9.8 km2 at 2290 m from the sea level. Rara Lake periphery is conservatory to cedar, blue pine, Artemisia, hemlock,cordyseps, pine, fir trees, Paris Polyphilla and mountain rhododendron that is home to animals like deer, musk deer, Himalyan Tahr, red panda, snow leopard, Indian leopard, yellow-throated marten, black bear, gray langur, dhole, rhesus, Himalayan monal , kalij, pheasant and Himalayan snow cock. Another reward of this trekking is Phoksudo Lake that lies in Shey-Phoksundo National Park.
Phoksundo Lake which is the deepest lake located at 5600m elevation covering 5km2 of the land endowed with surrealistic natural beauty that has a paraphernalia of flora and fauna for the eyes and cameras. Kangmala Pass (5370m), the highest point of the trekking brings us to arid landscape of Dolpo, leading us to the deepest lake of Nepal, Shey- Phoksundo Lake. Phoksundo National Park (3555km2) holds faunas like grey wolf, musk deer, snow leopard, Tibetan sheep, shrub, Ghoral, jackal, blue sheep and floras like juniper, silver fir, rhododendron, hemlock, spruce, cedar, cordyseps, Artemisia et cetera. Shey Gompa, nearby the Phoksundo Lake(145m deep) is 800 years old that has been one of the major tourist attractions in Nepal. Sinja in Jumla, geographically similar to Tibetan highland is known as the origin of Nepali official language.
Short Trail Description
Technically stating, the trekking starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu (1400m) prior to a flight to Nepalgunj (150m), from where another flight to Juphal (275m) is taken and this is because of the unavailability of the direct flight from Kathmandu to Juphal. Thereafter , proceeding ahead, we traverse through Dunai (2140m), Chhekpa (2838m), Chunuwar (31110m), en route to Phoksundo (3600m), where we explore Phoksundo Lake (3660m) and areas in the proximity. Then we move to Pungmo(3500m), Kangma Phedi (2900m), Toijum (2920m), Chaurikot (3060m), Gothichar (2650m), Jumla (2540m), Khali Gaon (3685m), Bulbule (3182m), Ghuchi Langa Pass (3480m), en route to Rara Lake (3000) heading then to Talcha (2735m), and Nepalgunj (150m) where the trekking formally comes to an end.
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Rara lake, phoksundo, Kagmara, Jumla Itinerary
Day 01:Kathmandu- Arrival.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj afternoon/ flight 55 min. - stay in hotel
Day 03:Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m)/ early morning flight 35 min. then trek to Dunai (2140m)Day 04:Dunai to Chhepka (2838m)
Day 05:Chhepka to Chunuwar (Jharana hotel)/ (3110m)
Day 06:Chunuwar to Phoksundo (3600m)
Day 07:Phoksundo – explore lake, gompas and village (Bon)-camping
Day 08:Phosundo lake (3660m) to Pungmo (3500m)
Day 09:Pungmo to Kagmara high camp (4800m)
Day 10:Kagmara high camp to Kagmara Phedi (2900m)
Day 11:Kagmara Phedi to Toijum (2920m)
Day 12:Toijum to Chaurikot (3060m)
Day 13:Chaurikot (3060m) to Chotra
Day 14:Chotra to Gothichaur (2650m)
Day 15:Gothichaur to Jumla (2540m)
Day 16:Jumla to Khali Gaon (3685m)/ 6 hours trek
Day 17:Khali gaon to Bulbule (3182m)/ 6-7 hours trek
Day 18:Bulbule to Jhyari trek passing Ghuchi Lagna Pass (3480m)
Day 19:Jhyari to Rara (2980m)/ 4-5 hours
Day 20:Explore Rara Lake
Day 21:Rara to Murma Top
Day 22:Rara to Talcha/ 4-5 hours trek
Day 23:Talcha to Nepalgunj/ 45 minutes flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu/ 55 minutes flight.
Highlights of Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kang La, Jumla
The commencement of the trekking entails a brief sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley before a scenic flight to Nepalganj and Juphal. The venture in to completely unadulterated land of Rara National Park that holds a plethora of flora and fauna including Rara Lake is rewarding. Seasonally color changing Rara Lake,which is the largest lake in Nepal is regarded as the heaven on the earth . Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Phoksundo National Park alongside 800 years old Shey Gompa is the owner of indescribable beauty. Moreover, Phoksundo Waterfall born out of Phoksundo Lake is literally arcane. Jumla is famous for Sinja Valley, that is where Nepali Language originated from. The view of the mountain massifs from Kang La pass in addition to the Bon and Buddhist follower’s warm hospitality enchants travelers. The entire course of the trekking offers off the beaten trails in the west-northern Nepal’s land of peace and tranquility.
#Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla Trekking Difficulty
Trekking in Dolpo, Phoksundo and Jumla is considered to be strenuous. There numerous slopes and steep ascents and three passes above five thousand meters. In addition, you will have to spend above 3500 meters for several nights. Some days can be longer than over six hours. The fact is that this is a camping trek, since there are no lodges on the trail. Trekkers have to take the physical strain to cover the journey. The trans-Himalayan region of Dolpo structured with serrated landforms includes innumerable ups and downs through the altitude of the mountain, which poses a certain level of difficulty, which in itself is adventurous as well as recreational.
#Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla Trekking Best Season
May to end of October is the most famous or best season for Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla trekking. May to October is the most repeated time in which the frequency of the visits are found highest. With fifty mm annual rainfall, the region has earned a reputation as the best travelled trekking destination. During the monsoon, it may rain and sky may stay cloudy at times, but monsoon is regarded as the most recommendable time as the cost of the food and service goes amazingly down and the hoteliers agree to serve in discounted price. What's more, the you can take advantage of the less crowded environment.
#Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla Trekking Physical Fitness
For any trekking, physical fitness is a mandatory factor. Physical fitness plays a key role in the level of ease or difficulty you feel on the trail. Basically you are not required to be super fit with muscular outlook, but if you are in a bad shape because of obesity, it's time you considered to attain fitness. As you will be hiking above five thousand meters through high passes at three different places, which has direct relation with your physical condition and stamina. Normally you are supposed to be just in a good shape to be able to walk six to seven hours a day at times and weather through physical strain. Even the trekking is the perfect destination for any fitness lover.
#Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla Trekking Best Weather
Dolpo is located in the rain shadow area with hardly any rain through the year. The annual rainfall here is 50 mm. Quite similar to desert area, the trekking seems totally like a different kingdom. Doable trekking at any given time of the year, this trekking destination. Because of the fact that Dolpo, Phoksundo, Kagmara La and Jumla area recieves the least amount of rainfall, it can be trekked all the way through a year. To be specific, Spring and Autumn weather has always been most satisfactory. Though this area cannot remain unaffected by the changes of the seasons, the weather for Dolpo trekking is favorable throughout the year.
#Rara Lake via Dolpo Phoksundo, Kangmara La, Jumla : How to reach
Technically stating, the trekking starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu prior to a flight to Nepalgunj from where another flight to Juphal is taken and this is because of the unavailability of the direct flight from Kathmandu to Juphal. Thereafter, proceeding ahead, we traverse through Dunai, Chhekpa, Chunuwar, en route to Phoksundo, where we explore Phoksundo Lake and areas in the proximity. Then we move to Pungmo, Kangma Phedi, Toijum, Chaurikot, Gothichar, Jumla, Khali Gaon, Bulbule, Ghuchi Langa Pass, en route to Rara Lake heading then to Talcha, and Nepalgunj where the trekking formally comes to an end.
Included in the Cost
✅ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✅ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✅ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✅ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
✅ Welcome and farewell dinners
✅ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✅ALL Camping equipment during the trekking
✅ Domestic flights all round
✅ Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
✅ Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
✅ An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
✅ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✅ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✅ Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✅ All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
✅ Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
✅ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
❌Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
❌Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
❌Travel and rescue insurance
❌Cold Drinks and Alcohol
❌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