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Dolpo Trekking

Himalayan peaks. Like nearby Mustang, it has a unique culture. Its people wear traditional Tibetan-style clothes and jewellery, and practice the pre-Buddhist animistic religion of Bon Po. It's remoteness and the fact that only until recently it was strictly off-limits, has meant that the traditions and way of life have remained intact. Most villages in Dolpo are separated from the rest of the world to the south by one or more difficult passes. The people living here number only a few hundred and are among the world's highest dwellers. The villages in Upper Dolpo are 14,300m and above. It is here specifically that people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. This early sect was almost entirely replaced after Buddhist doctrine began to spread across Tibet in the 9th century. Dolpo remained unknown to the rest of the world until David Snelgrove discovered the region in 1956. His account of his seven-month journey in the inner mountain areas of west and central Nepal, titled 'Himalayan Pilgrimage' is the most authoritative work describing this region. The best known book, however, is the evocative and romantic novel by Peter Matthiessen - 'The Snow Leopard'. The permit to visit Shey Gompa costs considerably more than most other 'restricted' areas of Nepal, but the journey to Shey is one of the special ones of the Himalaya. Trekking here offers a real adventure, in a remote, unspoiled part of Nepal that has remained largely untracked and unexplored.

Our trek begins with a flight to Jumla via Nepalgunj. The first part of trek is not difficult and provides delightful walking before joining ancient trade routes and the steep ascent to cross the 3875 meters of pass. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown and gray. Eventually you can hear prayer flags 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 high pass, the Kang La pass 5151m and to Shey Gompa then cross Saldang La pass and Jenje La pass. From the Jenje La descend into the Tarap valley to the village of Dho Tarap. Our adventurous journey 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 Trek

Trip Itinerary

Days 01 : Arrival at Airport,Kathmandu, and transfer to Hotel.Visit our office for detailed information about the trek.Overnight at hotel on B/B basis.
Days 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel on B/B basis
Days 03 : An afternoon flight one hour to Nepalgunj. On arrival you will transfer to Sneeha or Batika Hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D.
Days 04 : A 45 minutes flight to Juphal 2400m and continue trek to Dunai 2150m Overnight at Tented camp
Days 05 : Dunai trek to Ankhe 2660m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 06 : Ankhe trek to Reji 3104m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 07 : Reji up to the pass of 3875m height along the way you can see the 300m height waterfall which is the highest fall in Nepal. The trek will continue to Ringmo or Phokosundo Lake 3600m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 08 : Rest day in Phokosundo Lake. Tibetan Buddhist monastery is worth to visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very relaxing. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 09 : Phokosundo Lake trek up to a pass which is 4040m and down to Silver Forest 3500m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 10 : Silver Forest trek to Phokosundo Bhanjyang 4402m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 11 : Phokosundo Bhanjyang trek to Shey Gompa 4126m via crossing the Kangla Pass 5151m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 12 : Rest Day with explore the Shey Gompa area and visit Monastery to learn something about the Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Overnight at Tented camp. B.L.D.
Days 13 : Shey Gompa trek via crossing Saldang La pass 4787m and trek continue to Namduna G
aon 4400m. Overnight at Tented camp. B.L.D.
Days 14 : Namduna Gaon trek to Saldang Village 3900m. Overnight at Tented camp. Days 15 : Rest day in Saldang. Today is free for relaxation and mixing with the villagers in Saldang. It may be possible to visit the aid post and speak with the Tibetan doctors about their treatments and medicinal herbs. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 16 : Saldang trek down to Sibu 3942m via visiting Chiba Monastery and many other Buddhist monument. Overnight at Tented camp. B.L.D.
Days 17 : Sibu trek to the Jenjela Base Camp 4369m. Overnight at Tented camp. B.L.D.
Days 18 : Jenjela Base Camp cross the Jenjela Pass 4845m from here you can view the Dhaulagiri peak and other mountain and trek continue with visiting many monastery around Tokyu Gaon 4240m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 19 : Tokyu gaon trek to Dho tarap 4090m with visiting a Chiba Gompa. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 20 : Dho tarap trek to Serkam 3630m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 21 : Serkam trek to Khanigaon 2550m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 22 : Rest Day in Khanigaon. A chance to do some washing in the river, to look around and to visit the local Gompa. Inside it appears dirty and dingy but behind a screen at the back of the Gompa are three magnificent double life sized figures. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 23 : Khanigaon trek to Tatakot 2281m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 24 : Tarakot trek to Dunai 2052m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 25 : Dunai trek to Juphal 2404m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 26 : Juphal fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. On arrival you will transfer to Hotel and free time. Overnight at hotel. B/B basis
Days 27 : Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B/B basis
Days 28 : Transfer to Airport for departure from Nepal

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