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  • Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

 

Trekking in Dolpo is a unique experience. You walk through beautiful landscapes, passing through pine forests alongside wild rivers with views to beautiful snowcapped mountains. The Phoksundo Lake is clearly of an incomparable beauty. Its deep blue and emerald colors are enchanting. In Ringmo, the village close to the lake, you can experience Bonpo culture, based on a century old religion which is a mystique mixture of Buddhism and animistic believes.

 

Dolpa is adjacent to the most famous trekking destination in Nepal, yet a world away. A land of ancient trading routes arcing across a timeless landscape, distant from the modern world, Upper Dolpo provides valuable insight into the far western settlements in Nepal. The region features Yak caravans traversing the barren terrain, medieval fortified villages clinging to mountain slopes, and at its heart the mystical Bon Kingdom. The trail offers 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". Then the trail continues the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gomba, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route.

 

The Upper Dolpo Trek to Shey Gompa brings you into a mystical land where centuries old Buddhist and Bonpo traditions, interwoven with shamanistic influences, are still an important part of daily life. The villages, gompa’s and people you meet during this trek will leave an unforgettable impression on you. The landscapes here are even more desolate than on the Dolpa Circuit and the villages even more isolated and pure.

  • ITINERARY
  • HOTEL
  • PRICE
  • FACT SHEET

Day 1   | Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m), O/N at star hotel

Day 2   | Flight: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj (alt. 157m/ 1 hr flight). O/N at guest house

Day 3   | Flight: Nepalgunj- Juphal (2320m), drive to Chekpa (alt. 2823m/ walk 6 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 4   | Trek: Chekpa- Amchi Hospital (alt. 3110m/walk 6 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 5   | Trek: Amchi Hospital- Ringmo Gaon (alt. 3641m/walk 3 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 6   | Trek: Phoksundo Lake Exploration Day (alt. 3641m). O/N at tented camp

Day 7   | Trek:  Ringmo Gaon- Chunemba (alt. 3639m/walk 5 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 8   | Trek:  Chunemba- Snowfields Camp (alt. 4400m/ walk 7 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 9   | Trek:  Snowfields Camp- Nagdalo La (alt. 5350 m) -Shey Gompa (Alt. 4310m/walk 6 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 10 | Trek:  Rest & exploration day in Shey Gompa (Alt. 4310m). O/N at tented camp

Day 11 | Trek: Shey Gompa- Shey La (alt. 5000m)- Namgung (alt. 4430m/walk6 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 12 | Trek: Namgung- Saldang (alt. 4060m/ walk 3 hrs).  O/N at tented camp

Day 13 | Trek: Saldang-  Sibu (alt. 4200m/ walk 5 hrs).   O/N at tented camp

Day 14 | Trek:  Sibu- Lagmo Che (alt. 4570m/ walk 4 hrs).    O/N at tented camp

Day 15 | Trek:  Lagmo Che- Jeng La (alt. 5110 m) - Tokyu (alt. 4209m/ walk 7 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 16 | Trek:  Tokyu- Dho Tarap (alt. 4080m/ walk 2 hrs).  O/N at tented camp

Day 17 | Trek:  Dho Tarap- Sisaul (alt. 3750 m/ walk 4 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 18 | Trek: Sisaul- Laina Odar (alt. 3370 m/walk 7-8 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 19 | Trek: Laina Odar- Lingdo (alt. 2391 m/walk 5 hrs).  O/N at tented camp

Day 20 | Trek: Lingdo- Dunai (alt. 2140 m/walk 5 hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 21 | Trek: Dunai- Juphal (alt. 2475 m/walk 3½ hrs). O/N at tented camp

Day 22 | Flight: Juphal- Nepalgunj-Kathmandu (alt. 1310m). O/N at star hotel

Day 23 | Kathmandu Free Day. O/N at star hotel

Day 24 | Departure from Kathmandu, transfer to airport



TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amchi Hospital (an Amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor/healer)
  • Many ancient & white-washed monasteries like Thasoon Chholing Bon-po Gompa
  • The Phoksundo Lake, the world’s highest altitude lake
  • Special Bon cultural villages and inhabitants like Dho Tarap
  • Many ancient & white-washed monasteries like Thasoon Chholing Bon-po Gompa
  • The culture & people of both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sections
  • Gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m
  • Amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gomba
  • The route follows the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route

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