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Jumla Kangmara La Phoksundo Lake

Facts of Trek

Duration:                     18 days

Trek Type:                   Camping

Max. Altitude: .          3460m

Minimum Pax:             2+

Mode Of Travel:         Flight

Grade:                         Moderate

Itinerary In Details

Day 01: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj                                                                      [40 minutes fly]

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about 40 minutes.

Day 02: Nepalgung – Jumla [2370m.]                                                           [30 minutes fly]

Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla and it takes approximately 30 minutes.

Day 03: Jumla – Dochal Ghara (25340m.)                                                 [7 hours]

To reach Jumla, confluence of Tila Khola and Chaudhabise Khola (2330m.), you have to follow quite flat route until Gariakot. This is a small village with apple orchard, terraces, beautiful green hills and it lies at the bank of Tila Khola (stream). Now you go uphill all the way to Dochal Ghara passing forests covered with pine, oak, juniper and other local vegetation. Moreover, you are quite charmed by the beauty of green hills, local birds and sheds on the way. Dochar Ghara is camping spot and you can see sheds and beauty of nature.

Day 04: Dochal Ghara – Gothi Chaur (3080m.) via Pattyata Lagna Pass (2830m.)    [6 hours]

The trails you follow is steep ascent up to Pattyata Lagna Pass. En route, you come across forests covered with pine, oak, rhododendron and green hills. Crossing Lagna Pass, you begin to follow gentle descent path passing through grass land all the way to Gothi Chaur. There is a sheep farm and you realize that you are completely surrounded by pine forests.

Day 05: Gothi Chaur – Naphukana (3080m.) via Chotra (3010m.)    [6 hours]

This day you trek through completely flat land until you reach Naphukana along the bank of Julitar Khola. En route you see terraces, pass forests and villages situated at the bank of river. Chotra is a typical village of West Nepal which you come across while trekking. On the other hand, Naphukana is a village where you find monastery, chorten, mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the bridge. Mostly this is inhabited by Gurung and Chhetri community.

Day 06: Napukhana – Balasa (2900m.) via Mauri Lagna Pass (3820m.) and Chaurkot (3060m.)    [7 hours]

While trekking you move through flat land up to Rulpatra passing through oak and rhododendron forests with views of green hill, terraces and villages. Rulpatra, situated at the bank of Churta Khola (stream) is a small village with monastery, chortens, mani walls and prayer flags. This is mainly occupied by Gurung. Leaving this village, you walk steep up to cross Mauri Lagna Pass passing evergreen forests and wooden bridge. After walking for couple of hours through steep uphill you reach Chaurkot. En route, you pass oak, pine, rhododendron forests. Chaurkot is a village with hotels, tea houses, lodges, camping sites and typical houses. To reach Balasa, you trek mostly downhill and through flat land for some distance. You walk along the grass land. Balasa is a village with lot of terraces, monastery, chorten, mani walls and prayer flags.

Day 07: Balasa – Kai  Gaon via Rimi (2890m.)                                             [6 hours]

Trekking downhill you reach Kai Gaon, a big village with Police check point. En route, you pass Rimi village and see terraces. Now you walk through forests along flat path all the way to Forest Camp. This is a camping spot surrounded by green hills. This is adorned by alpine grass. You can see some animals grazing here during monsoon.

Day 08: Kai Gaon – Toijem  (2920m.)                                                                [5 hours]

You trek through gentle ascent path experiencing forests mostly covered by rhododendron and pine. Toijem is a beautiful camp site. It lies at the bank of Panipalta Khola (stream). To reach your campsite you have to cross a suspension bridge over this stream. From Toijem you can enjoy splendid views of hills lying near Kagmara La.

Day 09: Toijem – Kagmara Phedi (4000m.) via Garpung Khola (3650m.)     [6 hours]

Before you reach Garpung Khola you follow quite ascent path passing through grassland, hills and forests dominant in juniper and rhododendron. There is a campsite at Garpung Khola surrounded by charming hills. Though you can find yak pasture and temporary houses in and around this camp site. Crossing a suspension bridge over Garpung Khola you begin to trek through steep ascent path all the way to Kagmara Phedi. The path you follow is covered by grassland on both sides.

Day 10: Kagmara Phedi – Lasa (4200m.) via Kagmara La (5115m.)         [7 hours]

Before you cross Kagmara La you have to trek through steep ascent path. En route you pass through grassland and can enjoy panoramic mountain views of Lhashamma (5698m.), Kagmara I (5960m.), Shey Shikhar (6139m.), Sisne Himal (5548m.) and few other unnamed mountains. Once you step on Kagmara La you are quite mesmerized by the panoramic views of Lhashamma (5698m.), Kagmara I (5960m.), Shey Shikhar (6139m.), Sisne Himal (5548m.), Kanjiroba North (6883m.), Hanjing Glacier Peak (6500m.) and few others. To reach Lasa you will have to trek steep down passing through grass land, Kangchunne Himal (6443m.) and hills at far distance. Lasa is a village mainly inhabited by Gurung who are closte to Tibetan life style. You can find monasteries, chortens, mani walls and prayer flags fluterring in the breeze. The local farmers toiling in terraces are seen here.

Day 11: Lasa – Sumduwa (3500m.)                                                                [5 hours]

Crossing several forests, villages, terraces you reach Sumduwa. The trail moves through quite flat land. You path is surrounded by beautiful hills. Sumduwa is yet another village where you can experience local culture of Gurung, Chhetri and few others. This is also rich in monasteries, chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and houses of Tibetan style. Buck wheat, barley, wheat, potato and green vegetables are their staple food.

Day 12: Sumduwa – Phoksondo Lake (3728m.)                                     [4 hours]

The early part of your trails move along steep ascent path crossing villages, terraces, captivating waterfalls, forests mostly covered by pine, views of Phoksondo Lake and snow peaks with green hills.

Day 13: Phoksondo Lake for excursion.

This day you can visit monastery and go in and around the village to experience the typical life style of people residing in this area. From here you can enjoy the panoramic views of Kanjelaruwa Peak (6612m.), Tso Peak (4716m.) and many other unnamed peaks and mountains.

Day 14: Phoksondo Lake – Renje (3010m.) via Palam (3340m.)    [7 hours]

The early part of your trails till Palam move through steep descent path passing beautiful waterfall, hills, pine forests and mountain views of Kanta Gaton (5916m.). Palam is a village surrounded by green hills on two sides and pine forest rest of the sides. You find magnificent views of terraces, caves and typical houses. To reach Renje you head towards gentle descent path along the bank of Suli Khola. En route you come across forests covered by juniper, pine, rhododendron, oaks and other natural vegetation

Day 15: Renje – Chhepka (2670m.) via Shirak (3010m.)             [3 hours]

To reach Shirak you follow down hill passing through forests covered by pine, oak, juniper, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. There are chances to see deer and various species of birds. Shirak is another village which is also influenced by Tibetan lifestyle and culture. Here you find terraces, monastery, chorten, mani walls, prayer flags and Hindu and Buddhist temples. Leaving this beautiful, you head your trekking again towards downward all the way to Chhepka. En route you see terraces, villages, suspension bridge and forests covered by pine, oak, juniper, rhododendron and other vegetation. These forests are the home of various species of birds and animals as well.

Day 16: Chhepka – Dunai (2150m.) via Raktang (2260m.)           [5 hours]

You trek along the gentle ascent path until you reach Raktang. On the way you come across forests covered by pine, oak, juniper, rhododendron, bamboo and other natural vegetation. There are chances to see animals like deer and so on. These forests are rich in various species of birds too. Leaving Raktang, you go steep down for few hours and then your trail moves along the flat land. En route you cross several terraces; villages rich in typical culture, check post and grass land. Your path is quite surrounded by beautiful hills. Dunai is the headquarters of Dolpa. There are administrative offices, lodges, hotels, tea houses, market and many other places to be visited.

Day 17: Dunai – Juphal                                                                            [3 hours]

This day you trek through flat land and steep up as well. You come across several villages, grassland and terraces. On the way you can enjoy the magnificent views of surrounded hills. Juphal is a village where there is an airport. Moreover, you find shops, guest houses and lodges (tea houses). The houses here are made in Tibetan style.

Day 18: Juphal – Nepalgung                                                                [Fly 35 Minutes]

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj which takes about 35 minutes.

Services Included

  • National Park entry permit,
  • Trekking permit,
  • Land transportation to and fro, Accommodation in lodges during the trek,
  • Food: three meals a day,
  • A guide & required number of porter (s),
  • Essential equipment.
  • Flight ticket as per itinerary

Services Excluded

  • Personal expenses,
  • Insurance, Tips,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter,
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
  • All the other expenses which are not included in above services included


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