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Dolpo Trek.

Standing in the midst of the rugged natural landscape of Dolpa in all its beauty, and experiencing its remoteness you cannot help but feel that this is Shangri - la - a region with an aura of mysticism about it. Dolpa, also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden Valley, has fascinating villages and is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Isolated and secluded from the outside world by spiraling high mountain passes and restricted entry, mysterious Dolpa had long fascinated and frustrated travelers. David Snell grove first revealed the mysteries of Dolpa in his book Himalayan Pilgrimage (1961). Peter Matthiessen’s description of Shey Gompa (Crystal Monastery0 in the snow leopard (1979) further piqued readers’ interest.

In 1988, the valleys leading to Dolpa’s Shey-Phoksundo National Park were de-restricted to organized trekking groups who are self-sufficient in food and fuel. Lake Phoksundo is the major attraction of Dolpa. The newly promoted Dolpa Experience Circuit links Phoksundo experience with the natural beauty and cultural experience of Dho and other village’s. Another newly promoted trail Dolpa Heritage Circuit takes one through the many monasteries and Buddhist Gompas. There are altogether 130 Gompas in Dolpa, some of their histories going back to very early times.

Equally breathtaking is Nepal’s cultural heritage. The Kathmandu valley with temples, shrines and other monuments packed into its nook and cranny, as well as its arts and crafts, architecture and the year round celebrations that mark numerous festivals, is the cultural hub of the nation. The practices and beliefs of the diverse communities living elsewhere in the Kingdom have added extra color and flavor to Nepal’s vibrant culture.

The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba are believed to significantly improve health and fitness.

Shey Phoksundo National Park, Lake Phoksundo and Shey Gompa are the prime attractions of this region. Newly promoted circuits, which encompass the prime attractions and also offer uniquely Dolpa experiences are: Dolpa Experience Circuit and Dolpa Heritage Circuit.

 

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Trek Info

  • Duration of trekking : 25-35 days
  • Grade : Strenuous
  • Type of Trek : Camping
  • Recommended season : Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Trekking starting point : Kathmandu / Nepagunj - Jhuphal
  • Trekking ending point : Jomsom / Kathmandu
  • Maximum height : 5600 m

Itenary

 

Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel

Day 02:    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03:    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04:    Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and Trek to Dunai

Day 05:    Trek from Dunai to Ankhe

Day 06:    Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat

Day 07:    Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

Day 08:    Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09:    Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola

Day 10:    Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

Day 11:    Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass

Day 12:    Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery

Day 13:    Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La

Day 14:    Trek from Namduna to Saldang

Day 15:    Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa

Day 16:    Trek from Yangze to Sibu

Day 17:    Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi

Day 18:    Trek Jeng-la to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la

Day 19:    Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap

Day 20:    Rest Day at Dho Tarap and Exploration

Day 21:    Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)

Day 22:    Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon  

Day 23:    Trek from Khanigaun to Tarakot

Day 24:    Trek from Tarakot to Dunai

Day 25:    Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal

Day 26:    Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 27:    Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 28:    Final departure to your port of destination 

Cost Included/Excluded


What's included

  • Airport/Hotel/ pick up and drop-off
  • All ground local transportation
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB basis.
  • Full board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and all national park fees.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Expert bilingual, government license holder Guide.
  • Domestic flight for the guide if required.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trekking Porter as required (usually 1 porter for 2 members)
  • Necessary Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket.
  • Travel Insurance of our staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges.
  • Fare well dinner.

What's not included

  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • All International airfares
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses such as gratuity (recommended), gifts etc.
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance

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