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Dolpo Trekking
Dolpo Trekking

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Dolpo Trekking

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Country
Nepal

Duration
26 Days

Maximum altitude
5318m/17443ft

Activity
Trekking

Difficulty
Moderate / Difficult

Best Season
September, October, November, December, February, March, April

Accomodation
Included

Meals
Included

Start/End Point
Juphal

Trek Highlights

An unexplored trekking destination in far west of Nepal

Unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, unique human civilization at high altitude

Rain shadow landscapes with eye-catching mountain views and wild flora and fauna

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife

Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion

Shooting place of Caravan, the famous film nominated for Osacar Award directed by Eric Valli

Homeland of the Spotted Leopard, Blue Sheep, wolves

Best one who wants to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness.

Trek Overview

Dolpo trekking  is 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”.

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Outline Itinerary

1:

Arrival in Kathmandu International airport

2:

Fly to Nepalgunj.

3:

Early morning fly to Juphal

4:

Dunai to Raktang

5:

Raktang to Reji

6:

Reji to Ringmo (Shey – Phoksundo Lake)

7:

Shey to phoksundo Lake Rest

8:

Shey Phoksundo Lake to Silver Forest

9:

Silver forest to Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) Base camp

10:

Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) to Shey Gompa.

11:

Explore around the Shey Gompa to Gompa Rest

12:

Shey Gompa to Saldang

13:

Acclimatization and day hiking around the Saldang

14:

Saldang to Sibu

15:

Sibu to Jenjla La Base Camp

16:

Jenjla La to Se La Base Camp

17:

Sela Base Camp to Dho Tarap

18:

Explore the around the Dho Tarap

19:

Dho Tarap to Big Cave

20:

Big Cave to Lihini

21:

Lihini to Tarakot

22:

Tarakot to Heute Ghar

23:

Heute Ghar to Dunai

24:

Dunai to Juphal

25:

Fly to Nepalgunj. Fly back to Kathmandu.

26:

Transfer to Kathmandu International airport

Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu International airport'

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

Hotel in Kathmandu
Arrival
Kathmandu

Fly to Nepalgunj.'

The next phase of your journey begins as you fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. The flight takes you to the western part of Nepal, providing a different perspective of the country's landscapes.

Hotel in Nepalgunj
Flight
Nepalgunj

Early morning fly to Juphal'

The day kicks off with an early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal, situated at an altitude of 2475m/8118ft. The flight itself offers spectacular views as you soar over the diverse landscapes of western Nepal. Upon landing in Juphal, your trek begins, leading you to Dunai at an altitude of 2140m/7019ft.

Camp
Flight & Trek
Dunai

Dunai to Raktang'

The trek continues as you journey from Dunai to Raktang, situated at an altitude of 2260m/7412ft. The trail leads you through the enchanting landscapes, offering a mix of natural beauty and cultural richness.

Camp
Trek
Raktang

Raktang to Reji '

The trek unfolds as you make your way from Raktang to Reji, situated at an altitude of 2940m/9643ft. The trail winds through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Reji

Reji to Ringmo (Shey – Phoksundo Lake) '

The journey continues as you trek from Reji to Ringmo, the location of the stunning Shey-Phoksundo Lake, situated at an altitude of 3600m/11808ft. The trail takes you through captivating landscapes, and the anticipation builds as you approach the breathtaking beauty of Shey-Phoksundo Lake.

Camp
Trek
Ringmo

Shey to phoksundo Lake Rest'

A day of rest and exploration unfolds as you spend the day around the captivating Shey-Phoksundo Lake. This pristine alpine lake, nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks, offers a serene setting for reflection and appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Camp
Rest
phoksundo Lake

Shey Phoksundo Lake to Silver Forest'

The trek continues as you make your way from Shey Phoksundo Lake to the enchanting Silver Forest. The trail leads you through diverse landscapes, offering glimpses of the unique flora and fauna that characterize the region.

Camp
Trek
Silver Forest

Silver forest to Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) Base camp'

The trek unfolds as you make your way from the Silver Forest to Sehula Bhanjyang, also known as Ngondala, Base Camp. The trail takes you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) Base camp

Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) to Shey Gompa.'

The trek continues as you journey from Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) to Shey Gompa. The trail leads you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Shey Gompa

Explore around the Shey Gompa to Gompa Rest'

A day of exploration unfolds as you delve into the surroundings of Shey Gompa, immersing yourself in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the region. The ancient monastery, with its intricate artwork and historical significance, becomes a focal point for your exploration.

Camp
Explore
Gompa

Shey Gompa to Saldang'

The trek continues as you make your way from Shey Gompa to Saldang. The trail leads you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Saldang

Acclimatization and day hiking around the Saldang'

A day of acclimatization unfolds as you take the opportunity to explore the surroundings of Saldang. Acclimatization is crucial for adapting to the high-altitude environment and minimizing the risk of altitude-related issues.

Camp
Acclimatization Day
Saldang

Saldang to Sibu'

The trek unfolds as you make your way from Saldang to Sibu. The trail takes you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Sibu

Sibu to Jenjla La Base Camp'

The trek continues as you make your way from Sibu to Jenjla La Base Camp. The trail leads you through the challenging yet breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Jenjla La Base Camp

Jenjla La to Se La Base Camp'

The trek unfolds as you journey from Jenjla La to Se La Base Camp. The trail takes you through the challenging and captivating high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Se La Base Camp

Sela Base Camp to Dho Tarap'

The trek continues as you make your way from Se La Base Camp to Dho Tarap. The trail leads you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Dho Tarap

Explore the around the Dho Tarap'

A day of exploration unfolds as you delve into the surroundings of Dho Tarap, immersing yourself in the rich cultural and natural treasures of the region. Dho Tarap, with its ancient monasteries, traditional architecture, and unique way of life, offers a wealth of experiences for you to discover.

Camp
Explore
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dho Tarap

Dho Tarap to Big Cave'

The trek continues as you make your way from Dho Tarap to Big Cave. The trail leads you through the rugged high-altitude landscapes, offering glimpses of the unique flora and fauna that characterize the region.

Camp
Trek
Big Cave

Big Cave to Lihini'

The trek unfolds as you journey from Big Cave to Lihini. The trail takes you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Lihini

Lihini to Tarakot'

The trek continues as you make your way from Lihini to Tarakot. The trail leads you through the captivating high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Tarakot

Tarakot to Heute Ghar'

The trek unfolds as you journey from Tarakot to Heute Ghar. The trail takes you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Heute Ghar

Heute Ghar to Dunai'

The trek continues as you make your way from Heute Ghar to Dunai. The trail leads you through the high-altitude landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Dunai

Dunai to Juphal'

The trek concludes as you make your way from Dunai to Juphal. The trail leads you through the familiar landscapes, offering a retrospective view of the journey you've undertaken through the high-altitude wilderness of the Himalayas.

Camp
Trek
Juphal

Fly to Nepalgunj. Fly back to Kathmandu.'

The journey transitions from the mountains to the cityscape as you fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and then back to Kathmandu. The aerial views offer a final perspective of the majestic Himalayan peaks before returning to the vibrant atmosphere of Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Flight
Kathmandu

Transfer to Kathmandu International airport'

Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for your final departure.

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