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Dolpo Trekking

dolpo Trekking Fact
  • Trip Code : HST-OF-10
  • Trek Start from : Juphal
  • Trek End at : Juphal
  • Grade : Moderate / Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation : 2353 m.
  • Highest Elevation : 5318 m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 People
  • Best time : September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek : Tent
  • Trek Duration : 26 days

Dolpo trekking presents an exposure to the high & remote Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. The main highlight of Dolpa trekking includes "Shey Phoksundo National Park" which is one of the major National Parks of Nepal. "Shey Phoksundo Lake" is another famous factor of this region. The lake is totally free of aquatic life, which the crystal waters clearly explain. Surrounded by rocks, forests, and snow-capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the World's "Natural Hidden Wonders". The other notable figures seen in Dolpo trek are snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes. The people of Dolpo area are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of Dolpo are basically linked with Tibetan. The Dolpa trekking starts at "Juphal" and follows the track to "Dunai", then continues to "Tarakot", way up to "Bang la" Camp, the uppermost point of Dolpo trekking, after passing through the "Sanu Bheri" village, you then descend to the good-looking "Phoksundo" Lake, which is a piece of the "Shey Phoksundo National Park".

Dolpo Trekking Highlights

  1. An unexplored trekking destination in far west of Nepal
  2. Unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, unique human civilization at high altitude
  3. Rain shadow landscapes with eye-catching mountain views and wild flora and fauna
  4. Shey-Phoksundo National Park
  5. Well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife
  6. Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion
  7. Shooting place of Caravan, the famous film nominated for Osacar Award directed by Eric Valli
  8. Homeland of the Spotted Leopard, Blue Sheep, wolves
  9. Best one who wants to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness.

Dolpo Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport, transfer the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunja. O/n at hotel in Nepalgunja.

Day 03: Early morning fly to Juphal. Trek to Denai. O/n in camp.

Day 04: Dunai to Hanke check post. O/n in camp.

Day 05: Hanke to Reji. O/n in camp.

Day 06: Reji to Ringmo (Shey – Phoksundo Lake). O/n in camp.

Day 07: Shey to phoksundo Lake Rest. O/n in camp.

Day 08: Shey Phoksundo Lake to Silver Forest. O/n in camp.

Day 09: Silver forest to Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) Base camp. O/n in camp.

Day 10: Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala)  to Shey  Gompa. O/n in camp.

Day 11: Explore around the Shey Gompa  to  Gompa Rest. O/n in camp.

Day 12: Shey Gompa  to Saldang. O/n in camp.

Day 13: Acclimatization and day hiking around the Saldang. O/n in camp.

Day 14: Saldang to Sibu. O/n in camp.

Day 15: Sibu to Jenjla La Base Camp. O/n in camp.

Day 16: Jenjla La – Se La Base Camp. O/n in camp.

Day 17: Sela Base Camp   to  Dho Tarap. O/n in camp.

Day 18: Explore the around  the Dho Tarap. O/n in camp.

Day 19: Dho Tarap to Big Cave. O/n in camp.

Day 20: Big Cave to Lihini. O/n in camp.

Day 21: Lihini to Tarakot. O/n in camp.

Day 22: Tarakot  to  Heute Ghar. O/n in camp.

Day 23: Heute Ghar to Dunai. O/n in camp.

Day 24: Dunai to Juphal. O/n in camp.

Day 25: Fly to Nepalgunj. Fly back to Kathmandu. O / n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 26:  Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for your final departure.

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A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info


Overnight at tent during trekking

While in camping trekking we provide you private medium size of tent which is enough for two people. Although you'll be sleeping on foam mattresses placed on the ground, we are fully conscious of well earn sleep while camping cause hiking up to 5/6 hrs per day need peaceful sleep. So we select tent according to size of person so that s/he have enough space for sleep.

Meal during the camping Trekking

In camping trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the tent. Lunch will be taken at the trail side at camp site. The camping chef will prepare meal for you. You will serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentis) local vegetable, noodles, French fries, pasta, soup as well as variety of combination of western and local cuisine. We assure that foods are fully hygiene, tasty meal and kitchen crew is fully aware of general cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Safety drinking water in camping

We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to guide or camping crew or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the camp site. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guest to do what they can protect the environment.

Shower and toilet facilities in camping trekking

In camping trekking toilets tent is usually we fix nearby camp site. You suggest having your own toilets paper during whole trekking period. Hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your guide or camping crew. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water. For shower we will provide you shower tent. Please not that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Re charge and Electrical items in camping

We highly recommend you to bring Solar panel by yourself for batteries re-charge. Normally we will set the camp nearby village. In some village you can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 cycles per second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plug in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee for recharging facilities.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More

Equipment

We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More

Weather & climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More

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