Treks & Expedition
Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo Trekking
OverviewUpper Dolpo Trek
Uper Dolpo Trek region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Although a few anthropologists and geographers had explored the region, the entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Peter Mathesons book - The Snow Leopard and Snell grove - Himalayan pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo.
Dolpo region situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the state of Nepal, since 1984 has been the countrys largest national park and conservation, the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The hardy highlanders of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt and they take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.
Nepals first English subtitled movie on Dolpo -The Caravan- or -The Himalaya- was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. Boundaries of the park include within 3,500 square kilometers of land, mostly above 4,000 meters. Before 1989, when the southern regions were opened to trekking groups, very few explorers had visited the area. Two notable visits were the first mountaineering expedition by Dr. Herbert Tichy in 1953 based in Kaigon and the other visit by John Tyson in the early sixties. Dolpo is one of the most beautiful treks in the remote areas of Nepal, very rarely visited by outsider.
During the Upper Dolpo we start from Jhupal village, we begin this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".
At Ringmo, the highlight of our trip we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirowa Himalayan range, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery. Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gomba, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Jhuphal for the flight back by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya.
Short ItineraryDay 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai, 2-3 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe, 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Sulighat, 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 4-5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, 6-7 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass, 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Saldang, 4-5 hours
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa, 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Sibu, 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi, 5-6 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la, 5-6 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap, 4-5 hrs
Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola ( Kamakharka), 6-7 hrs
Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon, 4-5 hrs
Day 23: Trek to Tarakot, 4-5 hrs
Day 24: Trek to Dunai, 5-6 hrs
Day 25: Trek to Jhuphal, 2-3 hrs
Day 26: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
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