Upper Dolpo Trekking information
Upper Dolpo trekking is remote hidden trekking destination in Nepal where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored.Dolpo is located inside the Shy - Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Trekking in Dolpo region is an experience not easily forgotten. As it is in the isolated part of Nepal, there the nature seems to have remained exactly the same as it was first created- unharmed and unaltered. Undisturbed and preserved for centuries now. Blue sheep, leopards and other interesting Himalayan animals are still there in that region. Dolpo region trekking is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. To trek on Dolpo region is quite an experience of life. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of the upper dolpa trekking. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa ¨C dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience in Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Upper Dolpo trekking is famous for deepest Lake Phoksundo in entire Himalayan Region. Mother Nature created a unique and wonderful treasurer like Dolpo, which is being the shelter of many rare alpine living beings. Trek to Dolpo has often been called the Nepal Himalaya pilgrimage trekking and hidden valley trek created by Guru Rinpoche. Upper Dolpo trek is most suitable for those who are exceptionally fit and prepared to face the full challenge of the Himalayan worldwide well-organized camping trekking , trekking in group is recommended also special trekking permit is required which you can obtain through Government registered trekking company of Nepal.
The first part of Dolpa trek is not difficult and provides delightful walking before joining ancient trade routes and the steep ascent to cross the Kagmara La 5225m, than entrance to upper Dolpo region. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown and gray. Eventually you can hear prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass, and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the kanjiroba Himal and the five peaks of Dhaulagiri. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the beautiful Phoksundo (Rigmo) lake. The scenery is outstanding with the deep blue waters of the lake contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills. We cross over two high passes, the Bag La 5182m and the Numa La 5148m. From the Numa La descend into the Tarap valley to the village of Dho Tarap. Our adventurous journeys finally comes to and end at Juphal with an easy two days walk following the Bheri River to the small airstrip at Juphal and we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Dolpo Trekking Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and prepare for the Dolpo trekking.
Day 03 : Drive to Nepalgunj - hotel. (A, B, L, D)
Day 04 : Fly to Juphal (Dopla) Camp in Dunai 4 and half hour walk.
Day 05 : Dunai - Hankhe 4 and half hour walk.
Day 06 : Hankhe - Reiji 4 and half hour walk.
Day 07 : Reiji - Phoksundo Lake3600m. 5 hour walk.
Day 08 : Phoksundo - Rest/explore around.
Day 09 : Phoksundo Lake-Lake beach 5 hour walk.
Day 10 : Lake beach - Mandala Camp 4,570m. 5 hour walk.
Day 11 : Mandala Camp - Kang La (5,240m) pass - Shey Gompa (4280m.) 5 hour.
Day 12 : Shey Gompa - Saldang pass (5010m) - Namgung 4,380m. 5 hours walk.
Day 13 : Namgung-Yanger Gompa (3890m) 5 hour.
Day 14 : Yanger Gompa-Musi Gaon (4270m.) 6 hour.
Day 15 : Musi Gaon - Lnag La (5002m ) - Sime Gaon (3950m ) 6 hour.
Day 16 : Sime Gaon - Tinja (4150m ) 6 hour.
Day 17 : Tinja - Kheng (4550m ) 6 hour.
Day 18 : Kheng - Charka pass (5,036m ) -Charka (4365m) 7 hour.
Day 19 : Charka -Yak Kharka (4780m ) 5 hour.
Day 20 : Yak Kharka - Sangda pass (5490m ) - Sangda phedi (5110m ) 6 & half hr.
Day 21 : Sangda phedi - Sangda ( 3909m) 5 hour.
Day 22 : Sangda - Phale Gaon (2900m ) 5 and half hour
Day 23 : Phale Gaon - Jomsom ( 2710m ) 3 and half hour
Day 24 : Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara.
Day 25 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus or flight.
Day 26 : Rest in Kathmandu valley sightseeing /shopping & farwell dinner.
Day 27 : Back to onward destintion
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