Duration: 18 Days
Location: Lower Dolpo
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LOWER DOLPO TREK (18 Days)

  • Trekking in the Dolpa Region gives an exposure to the High and isolated Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. The trek begins at “Juphal” and follows the trail to “Dunai”, then proceeds to “Tarakot”, way up to “Bang la” Camp, the highest point of this trek, after passing through the “Sanu Bheri” village, we then descend to the beautiful “Phoksundo” Lake, which is a part of the “Shey Phoksundo National Park”.

    Dolpa, first settled by Rokpa farmers and Drokpa nomads from Tibet in the 10th century. It is one of the highest inhabited places on earth, with scattered fortress-like villages and monasteries nestling amongst mountains of stark, ascetic beauty. Dolpa remains culturally and economically firmly tied to Tibet, the people of this desolate area, cut off from their southern neighbors by snow-covered passes for much of the year. Peter Matthiessen’s “The snow leopard” and David Snell grove’s “Himalayan Pilgrimage” have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpa. Both writers visited the Shey Gompa, to the north of the Phoksumdo Lake, in inner Dolpa. Dolpa is Bon-pro country, where people practice a shamanistic religion predating Tibetan Buddhism. This upper Dolpa Region was open to foreigner visitors since 1992 and still requires special permit.

  • Shey Phoksundo National Park provides a diversity of spectacular landscapes. As it situated in Trans Himalayan region of northwest Nepal, It is the largest National Park covering an area of 3555 sq. Km. Elevations in the Park Range from 2,130m in Ankhe to 6,883m at the summit of Kanjiroba Himal. Much of the park lies north of the Himalayan crest. Phoksundo Lake deepest and second largest lake of Nepal lies in upper regions of Suligad. Near the lake’s outlet is the country’s highest waterfall. The major rivers in the park are the Khung, Nmajung and Panjang, The Suligad and Jugdual Rivers, which are the major tributaries of the Thuli Bheri River; and the Langu Rilver, which drains the high dolpo plateau to the east and flows westward. Phoksundo Lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and the spectacular scenery clearly rank it with the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Ringmo village, a typical Tibetan village, is scenically nestled in the area. Many beautiful glaciers are found near and above the lake area. The Park contains many Gompas (Monasteries) and religious area. The most famous, Shey Gompa was established in the 11th Century.
  • The best season to trek this area is in spring season (March/April/May) and autumn (Sept/Oct/Nov) but this trip can be done throughout the year except in Summer Season (June/July/august) winter (Dec/Jan/Feb).
  • Trek Category: Adventure &   High Passes
    Accommodation: Camping in Tents
    Transport System: KTM-Nepalgunj-Dolpa both way internal Flights
    Food: Prepared and   Served by our Chef’s Team
    Trek Permit: Restricted Area (Special Permit & ACAP Entry   Fees)
    Leading Team: 1 guide, Kitchen Team and required no. of Porters
  • Day 01: Fly to Nepalgunj in western Terais Day 10: Trek to Dho Tarap,
    Day 02: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai Day 11: Rest at Dho Tarap,
    Day 03: Trek to Hanke Check Post Day 12 : Trek to Big Cave,
    Day 04: Trek to Sumdo, overnight at tented camp Day 13: Trek to Lahini,
    Day 05: Trek to Shey – Phoksundo Lake Day 14: Trek to Tarakot,
    Day 06: Shey – Phoksundi Lake Exploration Day 15: Trek to Heute Ghar,
    Day 07: Trek to Baga La Base Camp Day 16: Trek to Dunai,
    Day 08 : Trek to Numa La Base Camp after crossing Baga La   Pass, Day 17: Trek to Juphal,
    Day 09: Trek to Kakar Gompa after crossing Numa La Pass, Day 18: Fly to Kathamndu via Nepalgunj and trek Concludes.
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