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Dolpo Trekking

Dolpo TrekkingTour  Duration : 26days
Dolpo trekking : 21 days
Trekking  grade: strenous
Max altitude :5190 m
Trekking style : Camping
Best season: April - Nov.
Min group size : 4 pax

Dolpo is a hidden jewel in alpine western Nepal. Bordering with Tibet and lying west of Kaligandaki valley behind the Dhaulagiri massif, it is a wild, unspoilt and preserved land that offers ancient monasteries, superb alpine beauty and invaluable Buddhist cultural wealth.

Open to visitors only since 1989 this area is for the seekers of adventure, authenticity and true wilderness. The two main attraction of a Dolpo trekking are the turquiose Phoksundo lake and the 11th century Shey monastery.It is a strenous trek with a couple of high passes but the rewards are great.The region is famous for the endangered snow leopards, other animals in the region include Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal and Wolves.

Isolated from rest of the country, life in Dolpo has not changed for centuries now. The people follow Tibetan Buddhism and they have some of the oldest Buddhist art treasures in the country. Somepeople here follow pre-Buddhist Bonpo religion. People subsist on farming, yak and sheep keeping and collecting medical herbs.

This itinerary covers both lower and upper Dolpo region. The best time to trek here is towards the end of the monsoon i.e. Sept to November. The Dolpo trekking starts with a flight from Nepalgunj to the Juphal airstrip in Dolpa. The trek then passes through sparse villages, wilderness regions and numerous yak pastures.Our first destination would be the pristine Phoksundo lake on lower Dolpo. Our next destination would be the exotic Shey monastery built on 11th century. This monastery lies in upper Dolpo. We trek slowly, and acclimatise the high passes carefully and finally emerge at Juphal airstrip to end our trek. We fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathamndu, where we celebrate our amazing trek with a Nepali dinner and a ethnic cultural show.

It is a fully supported camping trek, our sherpas will fix your tents and our camp cook will prepare hot meals for you. During the trek you carry just a light daypack and the average walking hour is 6 hours.

Itinerary for Dolpo trekking

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj, transfer to hotel hotel
Day 04: Fly to Dolpo (Juphal) , trek to Hanke (2660m)
Day 05: Trek to Samduwa
Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3600m)
Day 07: Hiking and exploration around Phoksundo the lake. This lake is one of the important attraction of Dolpo trekking.
Day 08: Cross Baga La (5090m) and camp nearby
Day 09: Trek to Numla base camp (5190m )
Day 10: Trek to Chutung Dang (3967m)
Day 11: Trek to Chibu Kharka (3915m)
Day 12: Trek to Saldang (4100m)
Day 13: Trek to Yang Tsser village (4300m)
Day 14: Trek to Karang (4100m
Day 15: Trek to Ramanan (4600m)
Day 16: Trek to Samling Gompa (3800m)
Day 17: Trek to Shey Gompa (4500m)
Day 18: Rest day at Shey Gompa, visit Chakang Gompa
Day 19: Trek to Yak Kharka (4500m)
Day 20: Trek to Ringmu (3600m)
Day 21: Trek to Rachi
Day 22: Trek to Roha village
Day 23: Trek to Juphal
Day 24: Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu
Day 25: Rest and shopping .Farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show.
Day 26: Fly home

Dolpo trekking permit :

Price: All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. In order for us to quote you the price, please write us with the number of persons in your group, your choice of hotels and ammendments in our itinerary, if any. Our prices are very reasonnable for the services we provide.

Included in the price

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax (total of four domestic flights)
  • Two star hotel in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj in twin sharing , bed and breakfast  basis
  • Fooding,  lodging, insurance , salary  and other expenses of  the  trekking crew
  • Fooding (3 meals a day ) and lodging for the clients in trek days
  • Necessary permit and national park fees
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Farewell Nepali dinner .

Not included in the price

  • Single suppliment charges (if required.)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Departure tax from Kathmandu  airport ($24 approx)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • International airfare and  your insurances
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Personal expenses and  tips to the crew

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