Duration: 25 Days
Location: Upper Dolpo
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UPPER DOLPO TREK (25 Days)

  • Trekking in the upper 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 a 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).

  • Trek Category: Adventure & High Passes
    Accommodation: Camping in Tents
    Transport System: KTM-Nepalgunj-   Juphal 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 NepalganjDay 02:  Fly to Juphal, Trek to Dunai

    Day 03: Trek to Chepka

    Day 04: Trek to Renje

    Day 05: Trek to Ringmo

    Day 06:  Rest and exploration

    Day 07: Trek to Chunemba

    Day 08 : Trek to Lar Tsa

    Day 09:  Trek to Mendok Din

    Day 10: Trek to Shey   Gompa

    Day 11: Rest-Exploration

    Day 12: Trek to Namgung

    Day 13: Trek to Karang

    Day 14: Trek to MugaonDay 15:  Trek to Shimen

    Day 16:  Trek to Tinje

    Day 17:  Trek to Rakpa

    Day 18:  Trek to Chharka

    Day 19:  Trek to Norbulung

    Day 20:  Sangda Phedi

    Day 21:  Sangda

    Day 22:  Dhagarjun

    Day 23:  Jhomson

    Day 24:  Fly to Pokhara

    Day 25:  Drive/Fly   Kathmandu & Trip concludes

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