Long out of bounds to foreign trekkers, Dolpo lures adventures with promises of untouched natural splendour, mystical cultures and rare wildlife. Dolpo, situated in Nepal’s far west, was only recently opened to trekkers. This is where you find stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the Jewel of Dolpo. The people here trace their origins to Tibet, and their culture is a window of traditions as practiced on the roof of the world centuries ago. The delusive leopard is a famous denizen of Dolpo and the rare cat has acquired the status of a mere legend. Thus its not only the scenery that attracts trekkers to Dolpo, its the chance to see a corner of Nepal that
very few visitors will ever experience.
The trek begins at Juphal and follows the trail to Dunai, the first camp then proceeds to Tarakot, the way up to Shering Gompa (4400m) which is the highest point of this trek. Passing through the Saldang and Shey Gompa Village, we descend to the beautiful Phoksumdo Lake, which is a part of the Shey Phoksumdo National Park.
The Trek concludes with our descent to Chepka village and then to Juphal, from where we fly back to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu. This region of more than 3000 sq. Km, is among the most spectacular and protected area in Nepal.
Arrival in Kathamndu and transfer to hotel.
Trek preparation day/Climbing permit issue and necessary paperwork arrangements.
Flight to Nepalgunj (1 hours) and transfer to hotel.
Fly to Juphal 2400 m (45 minutes) and trek to Dunai 2200m
Dunai to Ankhe 2670m.Dunai to Ankhe 2670m. Wake up early in the morning, be fresh, have breakfast and get ready to trek up to Ankhe in 2670 m.Lunch will be served on the way at one ofthe best hotel and dinner at Ankhe. It will be the day of 5-6 hours of walking. You will be meeting people and villages on the way.Overnight at tented camp or guest house it is customizable (BLD plan)
Ankhe to Reji 3140m. Ankhe to Reji 3140m. We will be visiting different places today on the way to Reji.We are walking up and up every day that you can guess by the rising of the altitude but on the way we will be walking down and plain as well. Overnight at Tented camp in Reji or at available guest house. (BLD plan)
Reji up to Phoksundo Lake 3625 m Reji up to Phoksundo Lake 3625 m Along the way you can see the 300m height waterfall which is one of the highest falls in Nepal and we will be passing the pass of 3875 m and the trek will continue to Ringmo or Phokosundo Lake 3625m. Overnight at Tented camp (BLD Plan) at Phosundo Lake
Rest day in Phokosundo Lake Rest day in Phokosundo Lake. Tibetan Buddhist monastery is worth to visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very relaxing. Explore the area and Overnight at Tented camp or at available guest house (BLD Plan)
Phokosundo Lake trek to Silver Forest 3510 m
Phokosundo Lake trek to Silver Forest 3510 m Today, after breakfast at Phoksundo Lake we trek up to a pass which is situated at the height of 4048m and then trek down to Silver Forest 3500m. Overnight at Tented camp in Silver Forest or at the available local houses in the near by area. (LBD Plan)
Silver Forest to Phokosundo Bhanjyang 4405m. Silver Forest to Phokosundo Bhanjyang 4405m. Wake up early in the morning; wait till the sun rise and be fresh, have breakfast then get ready to walk up to Phoksundo Bhanjyang situated at the height of 4405 m. Overnight at Tented camp in Phosundo Bhanjyang (BLD Plan).
Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa 4127m
Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa 4127m Today is the on e of the romantic and adventurous day of the trip because as sometimes we will be going via crossing the Kangla Pass 5152m. It is better to take breakfast at Phoksundo Bhanjyang then start trekking. Lunch will be served on the way with panoramic views of Mountains and dinner at Shey Gompas area. Overnight at Tented camp in Shey Gompa or Tea houses in (BLD Plan).
Rest Day with explore the Shey Gompa area and visit Monastery
Rest Day with explore the Shey Gompa area and visit Monastery to learn something about the Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Overnight at Shey Gompas Area again in the same place (BLD Plan)
Shey Gompa to Namuda Gaon 4400 m
Shey Gompa to Namuda Gaon 4400 m It is good to start walking after a day long rest here. We first take breakfast and will go up to Namuda Gaon having lunch on the way and crossing via Saldang La pass 4788m and trek continue to Namduna Gaon 4400m. Overnight at Tented Namuda Gaon (BLD Plan).
Namduna Gaon to Saldang Village 3920m.
Namduna Gaon to Saldang Village 3920m. Though in 3920 m from 4400 m, todays way is not so difficult because we are going from one village to the next after having breakfast at Namuda Gaon, lunch on the way and bed and dinner at Shaldang Gaon.Overnight at Shaldang Village (BLD Plan)
Rest day in Shaldang
Rest day in Shaldang. Today is free for relaxation and mixing with the villagers in Saldang. It may be possible to visit the aid post and speak with the Tibetan doctors about their treatments and medicinal herbs. Overnight at Shaldang again (BLD Plan)
Shaldang trek down to Sibu 3942 Today after breakfast and getting fresh at Shebang we will trek visiting Chiba Monastery and many other Buddhist monuments.Overnight at Sibu (BLD Plan)
Sibu trek to the Jenjela Base Camp 4370m.
Sibu trek to the Jenjela Base Camp 4370m. From Sibu, after breakfast, we will trek to Jenjela Base camp which is one of the mountains here situated at the height of 4370 m and we will pass jenjela pass tomorrow. Overnight at Jenjela Base Camp (BLD Plan).
Jenjela Base Camp to Tokyu Gaon 4241 m
Jenjela Base Camp to Tokyu Gaon 4241 m Today we will cross the Jenjela Pass 4845m from here you can view the Dhaulagiri peak and other mountain and trek continues with visiting many monasteries around Tokyu Gaon 4241m. Overnight at Tokyu Gaon (BLD Plan)
Tokyu Gaon trek to Dho tarap 4090m
Tokyu Gaon trek to Dho tarap 4090m Today also, we will be visiting some monasteries one of it is Chiba Gompa. Overnight at Dho Tarap (BLD Plan)
Dho Tarap to Serkam3630m.
Dho Tarap to Serkam3630m. You will be waked up by our guide and breakfast will be served and asked to be fresh. After all these we start trekking, on the way we will be crossing small rivers, viewing different mountains views and taking pictures. Lunch on the way and arrive at Serkam then spend your night here after dinner. Overnight at Serkam (BLD Plan)
Serkam trek to Khani Gaon 2552 m.
Serkam trek to Khani Gaon 2552 m. By the altitude you can easily guessing that we are coming down and down. It means we are finishing our trip. Yes you are right. We are almost trekking to traditional villages to villages now. We are today at Khani Gaon. We spend our night at this place. (BLD Plan)
Rest Day in Khani Gaon.
Rest Day in Khani Gaon.A chance to do some washing in the river, to look around and to visit the local Gomp which are magnificent double life sized figures. Overnight at Khani Gaon (BLD Plan)
Khani Gaon to Tatakot 2281m.
Khani Gaon to Tatakot 2281m. It is now like walking from one village to the next. Villages are traditional magnificent, people are innocent and honest,life is different and amazing. All these things can be seen in lower part of our trip. Overnight at Talkot Gaon (BLD Plan)
Tarakot trek to Dunai 2050m.
Tarakot trek to Dunai 2050m. We are now arriving almost to end of the trekking of the area. We are now walking at the easy and plain valley of Dunai. Overnight at Dunai (in BLD Plan)
Dunai to Juphal 2400m.Dunai to Juphal 2400m. It is the place from where we can fly to Juphal then to Kathmandu.Overnight at Juphal
Fly from Juphal to Kathmandu (and hours) and transfer to the hotel.
Extra day in Kathmandu: This is a cushion day for eventuality that may arise for delays or cancellation of flight or any other reasons beyond our control. In case everything works out fine than you may have the privilege of using this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley hunting souvenirs or any other option that may interest you. Overnight Hotel
Final departure transfer to Airport.
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