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Upper Dolpo Trekking

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  • Itinerary
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One of the newest areas of Nepal open to trekkers is the southern part of Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Reached in about a week from Jumla, the centre of attraction is lovely Lake Phoksundo, famous for the ever-changing colors of its waters. Here one steps on to the edge of the trans-Himalayan plateau that extends from Tibet down into Nepal. This is the region of some of Nepal's most remarkable wildlife, including the blue sheep, the serow and the snow leopard. Peter Matthieseu's "The Snow Leopard" and Snell grove’s "Himalayan Pilgrimage" have contributed in revealing the mystery and attraction of Dolpo. Dolpo lies between Dhorpatan and Rara and two of those treks could be combined into a single tour from Pokhara to Jumla. Dolpo trek on its own takes one to two weeks, assuming you fly there in and out of Dunai. Everyone heads north from there, entering the park after about a day and reaching the lake after two days. A few houses in the region offer shelter but it's a food deficit area, so you will need to be self-sufficient.

Located on the isolated corner of Trans Himalayan Zone Dolpo is a virgin and divine land in Mid-Western Nepal. Shey-Phoksundo National Park in the core of Dolpo Region is famous for snow leopard. A great Naturalist Rodney Jackson conducted his research on snow leopards in Shey Phoksundo area. The Dolpo 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. In spite of tough trails and rugged topography journey to Dolpo area is a life time experience. Tourists rarely visit Dolpo Region and the trekking route is very narrow and steep at places, so good hiking experience is essential for this trek. The altitude ranges from 2500m to 5070m.

Upper dolpaoThe best known of the many isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal, Dolpo preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan Culture. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year, Dolpo is close to Tibet, where people emigrated from perhaps 1,000 years ago.

Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial.Shey-Phoksundo National Park in the core of Dolpo Region is famous for snow leopard. A great Naturalist Rodney Jackson conducted his research on snow leopards in Shey Phoksundo area. The finally preserved Eco–system encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and leopard. A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

Day 02: Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B.D)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus/ Hotel (B.L.D)

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2710m) trek to Dangarjong (3290m) (B.L.D)

Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (3540m) (B.L.D)

Day 06: Trek to Sangdang Phedi (4215m) (B.L.D)

Day 07: Trek to Milung Kharka (4735m) via Sangda La (5460m) (B.L.D)

Day 08: Trek to Chharka phedi (4530m) (B.L.D)

Day 09: Trek to Ramanan Kharka (4627m) via Chharka La (4920m) (B.L.D)

Day 10: Trek to Do Tarap (4040m) via 4800m pass (B.L.D)

Day 11: Trek to Tokkyu Village (4060m) (B.L.D)

Day 12: Trek to Chutung Dang (3967m) via Jeng La (5110m) (B.L.D)

Day 13: Trek to Chibu Kharka (3915m) (B.L.D)

Day 14: Trek to Saldang (4100m) (B.L.D)

Day 15: Trek to Yang Tsser village (4300m) (B.L.D)

Day 16: Trek to Karang ( 4100m) (B.L.D)

Day 17: Trek to Samling Gompa (3800m) (B.L.D)

Day 18: Trek to Shey Gompa (4500m) via Shey La (5010m) (B.L.D)

Day 19: Day at Leisure (B.L.D)

Day 20: Trek to Yak Kharka (4500m) (B.L.D)

Day 21: Trek to Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake (3730m) (B.L.D)

Day 22: Phoksundo Lake to Sepka (B.L.D)

Day 23: Trek to Rahagaon (B.L.D)

Day 24: Trek to Dunai (2050m) (B.L.D)

Day 25: Dunai to Juphal (2345m) (B.L.D)

Day 26: Fly to KTM via Nepalgunj /Hotel (B.D)

Day 27: Drive to airport for return flight. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop off by our private car
  • Kathmandu hotel room & accommodation as per you're requested
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • National Park conservation entry permits fees
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC)
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Sherpa Guide & necessary porter
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 30 only
  • Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Domestic airfare
  • Personal spending money
  • All bar bill,
  • Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.

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