Dolpo Phoksundo Festival 2024

Overview

The Dolpo Phoksundo Festival in 2024 is a captivating cultural event that showcases the vibrant traditions and rich heritage of the Dolpo region in Nepal. Nestled in the remote and pristine landscapes of Upper Dolpo, this festival offers a unique opportunity to witness the unique customs and rituals of the Dolpo people while celebrating their ancient cultural heritage.

The festival takes place against the backdrop of the magnificent Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal also known for its mesmerizing turquoise waters and surrounding snow-capped peaks. The combination of the stunning natural beauty and the colorful festivities creates an unforgettable experience for visitors.

During the Dolpo Phoksundo Festival, the local Dolpo community comes together to celebrate with great enthusiasm. The festival features vibrant masked dances, traditional music performances, and elaborate costumes that depict the region’s rich cultural history. These captivating dances, often accompanied by the beats of traditional musical instruments, showcase the spiritual beliefs and mythologies of the Dolpo people.

In addition to the cultural performances, the festival also includes religious ceremonies and rituals. These ceremonies reflect the deep-rooted Tibetan Buddhist influence in the region and provide an opportunity for visitors to witness the spiritual practices and devotion of the Dolpo community.

The climax of the trek is the Phoksundo Festival, a vibrant celebration of the local Bon Po religion. During this festival, the community gathers to perform ancient rituals, traditional dances, and music. The festival provides a unique window into the cultural heritage of the Dolpo people and offers an unforgettable experience of witnessing their joyful festivities.

After immersing yourself in the cultural extravaganza, you retrace your steps back to Juphal, bidding farewell to the Dolpo region. The trek concludes with a flight back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.

Conclusion and Summary

The Dolpo Phoksundo Festival Trek is an extraordinary adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and the vibrant festivities of the Phoksundo Festival. It is also an opportunity to experience the hidden treasures of the Himalayas and create lifelong memories.

Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the vibrant capital city and preparing for your Dolpo adventure. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner and a briefing about the upcoming trip.

  • Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    After an early breakfast, we’ll take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city located in the southwestern region of Nepal. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a hotel where you can relax and prepare for the next day’s flight to Juphal

  • Day 3: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal, Trek to Dunai

    Today, we take another short domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal, which offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan peaks. Upon landing in Juphal, we begin our trek towards Dunai, the administrative headquarters of Dolpo. The trail winds through terraced fields, forests, and small villages, providing a glimpse into the local way of life. Overnight stay in Dunai.

  • Day 4: Trek from Dunai to Ankhe

    Leaving Dunai behind, we continue our trek along the beautiful trail that follows the banks of the Thulo Bheri River. The trail takes us through pine forests and meadows, passing by several charming villages. We cross suspension bridges and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains before reaching Ankhe, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 5: Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat

    Our trek today takes us through a narrow gorge, ascending and descending along the trail. We walk through lush forests of pine and juniper, enjoying the serene atmosphere and occasional encounters with local wildlife. After crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Sulighat, a small village nestled on the banks of the river. Overnight stay in Sulighat.

  • Day 6: Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

    As we continue our trek, the landscape gradually changes, becoming more rugged and barren. We pass through the impressive gorge of Phoksundo River and emerge into the mesmerizing beauty of Phoksundo Lake. The turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and ancient monasteries, create a breathtaking sight. We camp near the lake and spend the evening exploring its surroundings.

  • Day 7: Phoksundo Lake Exploration and Festival Participation

    Today is the day of the much-awaited Dolpo Phoksundo Festival. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as the local community comes together to celebrate their culture and religious traditions. Witness the lively Tsechu dances, traditional music performances, and participate in the festivities. Take the time to explore the festival grounds and interact with the friendly locals. Overnight camping near Phoksundo Lake.

  • Day 8: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Chepka

    After bidding farewell to the festival site, we begin our trek back towards Chepka. The trail retraces our steps, offering different perspectives of the landscapes we encountered on our way up. Descending through pine forests and crossing suspension bridges, we reach Chepka, a small village where we’ll spend the night.

  • Day 9: Trek from Chepka to Juphal

    Our trek today takes us through picturesque villages and serene forests. We gradually descend and follow the banks of the river, passing by waterfalls and terraced fields. Eventually, we arrive in Juphal, where we’ll enjoy a celebratory dinner to commemorate the completion of our trek.

  • Day 10: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj,

    Fly to Kathmandu We catch an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we board a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Once back in the capital city, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the vibrant streets, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing at your hotel.

  • Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

    It’s time to bid farewell to Nepal as your Dolpo Phoksundo Festival trip comes to an end. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight, carrying with you beautiful memories of the festival, the stunning landscapes, and the warm hospitality of the Dolpo region.

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
    • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
    • potters for carrying goods and supplies,
    • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
    • 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast) on Twin Sharing Basis.
    • All accommodation on Tent during the trek on sharing Basis.
    • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
    • Transportation to and from trail head by Private and Sharing Transport
    • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
    • National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
      equipment for the staffs.
    • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
    • Trekking staffs wages etc.
    • Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
    • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
    • All Government and local Taxes
    • International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
    • Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
    • Domestic Flights
    • Domestic Flights for Trekking Guide.
    • Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfares,
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance,
  • Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
  • Tips for The staffs.
  • Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
  • Meals during stay in the Kathmandu
  • Extra Domestic Ticket¬† of Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
  • Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Price per person

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Duration 11 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2023
  • Maximum Altitude 3669M
  • Trek Difficulty Challenging

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