Upper Dolpo trekking takes you shey Phosundo Lake and Shey Gompa. Dolpo is located inside the Shy - Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal , behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Upper Dolpo region is another remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an unforgettable journey in every visitor's life.
Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon. It's difficult to grow crops there, which makes life difficult for the local people, so most of them are involved in the salt trade from Tibet, this traditional culture continue in Doplo generation to generation. Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau.
Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksundo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa - dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.
The enchanting beauty and unique culture of this place will demonstrate why Eric Valli, the author of the famous book Honey Hunter of Nepal, created the movie "Caravan", nominated for the prestigious Oscar award. Dolpo is still the homeland of the Spotted Leopard, Blue Sheep, wolves, and many other varieties of flora and fauna, so you'll also uncover a deeper understanding of Peter Matthieson's book Snow Leopard.
A well-organized camping trek is required and trekking in a group is recommended. This trek is most suitable for those who are exceptionally fit and prepared to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(152m) Transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal then trek to Dunai
Day 05: Dunai trek to Chhepka (2838m)
Day 06: Chhepka trek to Renje (3010m)
Day 07: Renje to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 08: Rest day for Excursion around Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake trek to Phoksundo Khola (3630m)
Day 10: Phoksundo Khola trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4420)
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass
Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery
Day 13: Shey Gompa trek to Namgung(4430m)
Day 14: Namgung trek to Karang (4050m)N
Day 15: Karang trek to Mugaon (4100m)
Day 16: Mugaon trek to Shimen (4010m)
Day 17: Shimen trek to Tinje (4150m
Day 18: Tinje trek to Do Tarap (4080m)
Day 19: Do Tarap trek to Naworpani /Sim Odar (2620m)
Day 20: Naworpani /Sim Odar trek to Lahini (3160m)
Day 21: Lahini trek to Tarakot (2520m)
Day 22: Tarakot trek to Juphal (2490m)
Day 23: Juphal Flight to Nepalgunj then flight to Kathmandu
Day 24: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 26: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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