Dolpo Treks

Key Information

18 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5341 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
Joining Date :


Overview

Dolpo region is one of most remote yet most beautiful region in mid-western part of Nepal. Dolpo region is the highest land in Nepal where people live, concealed behind high passes from the south and lying northwest of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki gorge. This region is a southern part of Tibet, within the borders of Nepal: a massive barren region of brown ranges in the rain-shadow of the monsoon. The famous Shey-Phoksundo National Park is situated in this region, is the country’s largest conservation area and it opened it’s trekking in 1990s.

The region stands a profusion of wild life including Snow leopards, Himalayan blue sheep, jackals, and musk deer. Various species of birds such as Himalayan griffons, snow pigeons and numerous species of pheasant which include national bird of Nepal: Danphe, are found here.

The Dolpo native people, are very strong follower of Tibetan origin. Dolpo people are assumed to have migrated into this area in around 6th century. Dolpo region people’s language and customs are very distinctive to the region. Till now their religion contains ancient shamanistic practices of Bon mysticism which is fused with Buddhism. Most monasteries in Dolpo are either Bon or Kagyupa,famous for its scholars Marpa , Tilopa, and Milarepa ,  although there appears to be a inclination to transform to Nyingmapa: the oldest sect created by Guru Rinpoche. The Do Tarap region has abundant Bon monasteries. 

The people living in this region have had little communication with the south and have continued their relations with Tibet through trade; switching barley for Tibetan soda ash , and rock salt. People often take their Yaks onto the Tibetan plateau for summer grazing; while this routine was much interrupted when China officially sealed the boundary after 1959.

Shey Gompa , is the spiritual heart of inner Dolpo. It is located beneath Riwo Drugdra, the Crystal peak – a grey walled bulk which is called o because of the uncommon veins of mineral stratification spiking its edges. It safeguards the northern entrance region to the Ngadra La from Shey.

Built in 11th century, gompa is said to have been erected by a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who reached on the spinal of a flying snow lion. It is usually honored and every July number  of Buddhist travelers visit the gompa and make a ‘kora' –a pilgrim’s circuit round the ‘Crystal Peak' which is  Dolpo's version of Mount Kailas. Ancient Tsakang (red house) Gompa sticks to the side of a red cliff on the far side of the kora track and is worth a visit, on the way to Shey.

The annual festival which is celebrated lasts for many days, whose sole purpose is not only religious matter. The celebration of this festival brings people together from isolated regions and villages. Therefore this time is very important  for sharing news, drinking, dancing , singing and doing business,. During the rest of the year, the gompa remains locked, but may be visited.

The key building is modest and its assembly room seems small, its paintings recent, and the artist is anonymous. Musical tools and religious pieces are present, but do not seem to be in regular use. Widespread mani walls snake around to fit into the compound.

The astounding beauty, the isolation from the modern world and serenity in this region is prime region people are attracted to explore this area.

Dolpo region Highlights

  • Explore the striking west part of Nepal
  • Visit ancient and beautiful monasteries
  • Visit Shey-Phoksundo National Park
  • Encounter of wild animals
  • Insight of the culture of the people living in this region

Majestic view of peaks, mountains, and Landscapes.


Included in this tour

Excluded in this tour

Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrival in the Tribhuvan international Airport and transfer to hotel
    • Upon arrival in Tribhuvan international airport, you will accompanied by our staff member and transferred to the hotel. At night following our tradition, Nepali traditional welcome program.
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing of famous sites Kathmandu valley and preparation of trek.
    • Next day, we will have a short sightseeing of Kathmandu valley where we get the chance to view famous cultural sites and place. We will be strolling around busy streets of thamel and Basantapur. At night we will be preparing our gear for the trek.

 

  • Day 3 : Scenic flight to Nepalgunj and spend the night in a luxurious hotel.
    • On 3rd day, we will have 45 minutes flight to nepalgunj , nepalgunj is a famous city in terai , and our starting point of our trek . We will spend our night there.
  • Day 4 : Flight to Juphal (Dolpo -2320m  ) and 2-3 hours of trek
    • An early morning flight will take us to Juphal . 2 hours of trek will lead us to Dunai and spend over night in dunai.
  • Day 5 : Beautiful trek to Tarakot situated at an altitude of 2543m
    • Our trek starts with early morning breakfast, crossing through mountains and gorges, we will reach tarakot, which is an old fort town.
  • Day 6 : Laini trek (3160m)
    • Lanini trek will offer us great vie of river passing through mighty mountains, and continuing our walk through various villages we will reach laini and spend our night there. 
  • Day 7 : Around 5 hours of trek to Nawarpani
    • After having our breakfast, we will resume our trek along with Tarap river, the long hour of walk might be taxing but the view will definitely ease our pain , after we reach nawarpani.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Do Tarap located at an altitude of 4090m
    • Do tarap is a village inhabited by Tibetans and magar , passing through narrow gorges and stream , our journey will take us to Do tarap village , we will stay overnight there appreciating the beauty of the locals.
  • Day 9 : Acclimatization and rest day at Do tarap
    • On this day, after the long and tiring journey, we will spend the day exploring the village and most importantly for acclimatization.
  • Day 10 : 6-7 hours of trek to Numa la pass located at an altitude of 4440m
    • On this day, around 7 hours of trek will lead us to the Numa la pass which is located at an altitude of 4440m. Night camping at Numa la pass.
  • Day 11 : Pass Numa la pass (5190m) and spend night at Pelung tang camping (4465m)
    • This one of the difficult and long journey where we will be crossing a height of 5190m, and walking along with gigantic mountains, we will end up reaching Pelung tag , we will spend out night in camping.
  • Day 12 : Cross baga la pass(5070m)  and camping in Dajok tang (4080m)
    • Trek to Dajok tang offers astounding view of the mountains and landscapes , majestic view snowcapped himal Kanjirowa will take us to Dark tag  and spending overnight there.
  • Day 13 : Around 3-4 hours of trek to Ringmo at an altitude of 3600m

Our morning walk will take us to the pine forest, and as we continue our trek the biodiversity changes from greenery to up and down mountains and finally reach our destination, Ringmo.

  • Day 14 : Rest day for acclimatization
    • Acclimation day to keep our body fit for next adventure and exploring the surrounding.
  • Day 15 : Hike to astounding Phoksundo lake and back to Ringmo
    • Our morning hike will be to famous lake; Phoksundo. The view around the lake is mesmerizing, and after we are finish exploring the area we will trek back to ringmo.
  • Day 16 : 5-6 hours of trek to Shyanta located at a height of 2520m
    • Our morning trek will us to Shyanta, the trail will pass through uphill and downhill.
  • Day 17 : Trek to Juphal
    • On this day, we will trek back to Juphal, and spend out day there exploring around the area.
  • Day 18: Scenic flight to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu.
    • On last day, we will fly back to Nepalgunj from Juphan, were our trek will end in back in Kathmandu.
Map
Dolpo Trek
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Helena Troy

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