Phoksundo Lake, Dolpa – 2010

Dolpa or Dolpo is one of the 75 districts of Nepal. It lies in the Karnali zone and Mid-west Development region. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the district, 12 km away from the Juphal airport, and takes around 2-3 hr to reach there.

My first official trek was a Dolpo trek in October 2010. We flew from Nepalgunj to Juphal and then started trekking through the small villages like Dunai, Tarap, Dho, and high passes like Numa La (5,280 m), Baga La (5,190 m) to finally reach our final destination Phoksundo Lake (3,610 m), Nepal’s deepest lake.