Shey-Phoksundo Botanical Trek
Shey Phoksundo National Park is situated in the trans-Himalayan region of Northwestern Nepal, Dolpa which is also commomly known as Dolpo. This is biggest isolated district of Daulagiri and bordering Tibet. The western part lies She-Phoksundo National Park the biggest National Park of Nepal occupying the area of 3,555 sq. km. The park was established in 1984. It protects deep valleys, unclimbed peaks, remote monasteries and rare flora and fauna. The region has been overlooked for centuries because of its dreary geography. The park contains luxuriant forests mainly composed of blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, fir and birch. The Jugdual River valley consists mostly of Quercus (oak) species. The trans-Himalayan area has near-desert type vegetation consisting of dwarf juniper and caragana shrubs. It is also famous for different types of medicinal plants. Yarshagumba is one of them. The literal meaning of Yarshagumba is summer plants & winter insect. Yarshagumba is currently very popular due to its use as aphrodisiac (sex stimulant) and tonic.
The park provides prime habitat for the endangered snow leopard and the blue sheep. Other common animals found in the park include goral, Himalayan tahr, serow, leopard, wolf, jackal, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, Himalayan mouse hare, yellow-throated marten, langur and rhesus monkey.The park is equally rich in many species of birds such as Impeyan pheasant (danphe), blood pheasant, cheer pheasant, red and yellow billed cough, rave, jungle crow and snow partridge.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 04: Katmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 05: Nepalgunj - Jumla - Trek to Ghotichour
Day 06: Ghotichour - Trek to Chutra
Day 07: Chutra - Trek to Chaurikot 3000m.
Day 08: Chaurikot - Trek to Kaigaun
Day 09: Kaigaun - Trek to Gurpung Khola
Day 10: Gurpung - Trek to Kagmara Bhedi Base camp
Day 11: Phedi Base Camp - Trek to Pungmi Kharka crossing high pass.5115m
Day 12: Punmi Kharka - Trek to Phoksundo lake. 3600m
Day 13: Phoksundo Exploring
Day 14: Phoksundo - Trek to Baga-La Phedi. 5059m
Day 15: Bag-La Phedi - Trek to Numla Phedi
Day 16: Numla Phedi - Trek to Tarpa. 4040m
Day 17: Tarpa - Trek to Dho
Day 18: Dho - Trek to Big Cave. 3600m
Day 19: Big Cave - Trek to Lahini. 3200m
Day 20: Lahini - Trek to Tarakot. 2800m
Day 21: Tarakot - Trek to Dunai. 2150m
Day 22: Dunai - Trek to Juphal. 2500m
Day 23: Juphal - Fly to Nepalgunj & Fly to Katmandu
Day 24: Kathmandu
Day 25: Fly back to own your destination.
All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea/coffee) while on trek, all camping gears, a guide, porter, ground transportation, entry permit, TIMS permit, all necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in teahouses, equipments, insurance etc).
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance.
- Flight ticket client's and guide.
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.
Related Trekking Route
Botanical Region: Dolpo
Avilability: 2500 plants per hectare
Collection time: April/May – June/July
Trekking Type: Camping
Maximum Height: 5059m.
Duration: 25 Days