Dolpo Trekking

Duration: 22 days | Grade: Challanging
Altitude: 5,280m.

"Famously off-limits, Dolpo was visited with special permission in 1973 by Peter Matthiessen and his resulting novel "The Snow Leopard" became an instant classic. A very challenging trek for true Himalayan connoisseurs and an absolute must for those wanting to visit an unspoiled region of almost mythological standing. "

 

A rare opportunity to travel in one of Nepal's most remote trekking areas, a region with a fascinating mix of Hindu, Buddhist and Tibetan influence. Dolpo, only opened to trekking groups in 1989 it still has many restricted areas and a full service self sufficient trek is required for the survival of both trekkers and the environment. The region has a fascinating mix of Hindu and Buddhism with a very strong Tibetan influence, also the Gompas and Chortens of the Bonpo religion that predates Buddhism offer further insight to this land of contrasts. Dolpo the mysterious trekking region where are enthuzistic travellers and adventure lover weaving their dream since decade. More than ,that hidden remote valley expose by the book of Peter marthfessen"nature".

 

Other contributions to highlighted dolpo by the oscar nomiated documentary film "Caravan". Pristine culture, exotic and unspoiled lifestyle, spectacular beautiful landscape, less travellers access to dolpa makes it aura pure and untouched. 11 th century monastery sey gomba, deepest lake Shey phoksundo are outer fascinating of the dolpo are protected by the shey phoksundo National park.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 22 days
  • Max Altitude: 5,360m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate but Tented Camp
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Drive Out / Drive in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Nepalese Culture, Scenic flight to Jomsom to Pokhara, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Pass, Dhampus Pass, Hidden Valley, Kaligandaki River Gorge, Annapurna Himalayan Range, Interaction with Various ethnic groups.

Dhaulagiri Trek Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Tour Photo

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu amd Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepration for permit.Hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj. Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Juphal (7,872ft / 2,250m) and trek to Dunai (7,052ft / 2,095m). 2-3 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Rohagaon (9,545ft / 2,910m). 6-7 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Reji (10,005ft / 3,050m). 7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Ringmo Phoksumdo Lake (11,808ft / 3,600m). 6-7 hours.
Day 08: Exploration day at Phoksumdo Lake (11,808ft / 3,600m).
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (11,575ft / 3,507m). 5-6 hours.
Day 10: Crossing Bagala Pass and trek to bagala phedi. (14,528ft / 5,280m). 7-8 hours.
Day 11: Cross the Numa La pass (17,630ft / 5,070m) and trek to Numa La phedi. 6-7 hours.
Day 12: Exploration day at Shey Gompa. (13,620ft / 4,085m).
Day 13: Trek to Dho Tarap (13,418ft / 4,090m). 6-7 hours.
Day 14: Exploration day at Dho Tarap (13,418ft / 4,090m)
Day 15: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (12,465ft / 3,800m). 7 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Nawarpani (10,330ft / 3150m). 6-7 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Tarakot Check Post (8,320ft / 2,535m). 4-5 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Dunai (7,052ft / 2,095m). 6-7 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Juphal (7,872ft / 2,250m). 3 hours.
Day 20: Fly Juphal to Nepalganj and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Free days in Kathmandu . Hotel.
Day 22: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

 

NOTE: On Dolpo Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off and all ground transfers as per our itinerary
  • 4 night's accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing, breakfast)
  • 2 night accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing, breakfast)
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (entrance fees, guide, private transportation)
  • Private transportation from kathmandu to Pokhara and Beni
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehile.
  • Necessary Sherpa guide, Daily wages, insurance and proper clothes for the whole Support crew (guide, cook, helpers, porters)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fees
  • Trekker's information Management Syatem (TIMS)
  • 14 night's campsite accommodation in tents
  • Camping trek arrangements (high quality camping equipment - 2 man tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, mattresses, hot water bags and other utensils)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek days (meals prepared & served by our professional cook)
  • First-aid kit and emergency equipment
  • Satellite mobile telephone (pay call)
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Rescue if the clients sick while on the trekking
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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