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Trekking to Dolpo

21 Days


Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Transfer to your hotel and rest.
Explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu and visit some of its famous landmarks if time permits.

Take a short domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the western part of Nepal.
Spend the day exploring Nepalgunj and preparing for your trek.
Overnight stay in Nepalgunj.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal, a small airstrip in Dolpo.
Begin your trek from Juphal to Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa.
Overnight stay in Dunai.

Trek from Dunai to Ankhe.
The trail follows the Dolpo River, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
Pass through several small villages inhabited by the local people.
Overnight stay in Ankhe.

Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat.
The trail ascends and descends through forests and rocky terrain.
Cross a suspension bridge over the Sulighat River.

Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Nepal.
Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the lake and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
Explore the nearby villages and monasteries.
Overnight stay near Phoksundo Lake.

Spend a rest day at Phoksundo Lake to acclimatize and explore the area.
Take short hikes around the lake or visit nearby villages.

Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Shey Gompa, a famous monastery in Dolpo.
The trail passes through rugged landscapes and high passes.
Visit Shey Gompa and explore its cultural and religious significance.
Overnight stay near Shey Gompa.
Day 9: Shey Gompa to Namduna Ga

Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun.
Pass through high mountain passes and picturesque valleys.
Overnight stay in Namduna Gaun.

Trek from Namduna Gaun to Saldang, one of the largest villages in Dolpo.
The trail offers panoramic views of the Himalayas and the arid landscapes of Dolpo.
Explore Saldang and interact with the local residents.

Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa.
Pass through remote villages and barren landscapes.
Visit Yangze Gompa, a beautiful monastery nestled amidst the mountains.
Overnight stay near Yangze Gompa.

Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu.
Descend through rocky terrain and narrow gorges.
Cross several suspension bridges over mountain streams.
Overnight stay in Sibu.
Day 13: Sibu to Jeng La Phedi

Trek from Sibu to Jeng La Phedi, the base of Jeng La pass.
The trail gradually ascends towards the pass, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
Prepare for the crossing of Jeng La pass the next day.
Overnight stay at Jeng La Phedi.

Trek from Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La pass.
Cross the high mountain pass, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas.
Descend into the beautiful valley of Tokyu Gaon.
Overnight stay in Tokyu Gaon.

Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap, a traditional Tibetan village.
The trail passes through lush meadows, barley fields, and ancient monasteries.
Explore the unique culture and architecture of Dho Tarap.
Overnight stay in Dho Tarap.

Spend a rest day at Dho Tarap to explore the village and interact with the local people.
Visit the monasteries and learn about the traditional way of life in Dolpo.
Enjoy the hospitality of the villagers.
Overnight stay in Dho Tarap.
Day 17: Dho Tarap to Tarakot

Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarakot, a historical village on the banks of the Barbung River.
The trail descends through rugged terrain and forests.
Visit the ancient fortress of Tarakot and explore the village.
Overnight stay in Tarakot.

Trek from Tarakot to Dunai.
The trail follows the Barbung River and passes through several small villages.
Return to Dunai, where you began your trek.
Overnight stay in Dunai.
Day 19: Dunai to Juphal

Trek from Dunai to Juphal, retracing your steps through the beautiful landscapes of Dolpo.
Say goodbye to the mountains and the local people you met along the way.
Overnight stay in Juphal.

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Celebrate the completion of your trek with a farewell dinner.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Kathmandu.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey or departure.
This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be customized according to your preferences, time constraints, and fitness level. It's essential to consult with a local trekking agency or guide for the most up-to-date information on trail conditions, permits, and logistics. Enjoy your trekking adventure in Dolpo!

Cost Includes

  • Domestic Flights: Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Juphal (the starting point of the trek).
  • Airport Transfers: Transfers between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, and during the trek in teahouses or camping (as per the chosen package).
  • Meals are typically provided at teahouses along the trail or cooked by trekking staff if camping.
  • Trekking Permits: Necessary permits for trekking in the Dolpo region, such as the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card and Restricted Area Permit.
  • Experienced Guide and Porters: An experienced trekking guide who is familiar with the trails and local customs, as well as porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment if required.
  • Trekking Equipment: Camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses) if camping, and other necessary trekking gear like trekking poles, etc.
  • Medical Kit: Basic first aid kit and emergency medical supplies carried by the guide.
  • Staff Insurance: Insurance coverage for trekking staff including guides and porters.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flights: Flights to and from Nepal are typically not included in the trekking package.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance covering medical expenses, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, etc., is usually not included but highly recommended.
  • Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a tourist visa to enter Nepal are not included.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for additional meals, snacks, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc., are not included.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Costs associated with alcoholic beverages during the trek are typically not covered.
  • Extra Activities: Costs for any additional activities such as sightseeing tours in Kathmandu or Nepalgunj are not included.
  • Emergency Evacuation: Costs associated with emergency helicopter evacuation or rescue in case of altitude sickness or other emergencies are not included.
  • Additional Accommodation: Accommodation in Kathmandu or Nepalgunj before or after the trek may not be included, depending on the package.
  • Extra Services: Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary or package description are usually not included.

Trip Information

Location: Dolpo is located in the mid-western region of Nepal, bordered by Tibet to the north. It’s known for its pristine natural beauty, ancient Tibetan culture, and remote villages.

Permits: Trekking in Dolpo requires special permits as it is a restricted area. You will need both a restricted area permit and a trekking permit from the Nepali government. Make sure to obtain these permits in advance through a registered trekking agency.

Duration: The duration of the trek can vary depending on the route you choose and your trekking pace. Typically, treks in Dolpo last anywhere from 18 to 28 days.

Accommodation: Accommodation along the trekking routes in Dolpo is basic. Teahouses and guesthouses are available in some villages, but you may also need to camp in certain areas where accommodation facilities are limited.

Weather: Dolpo experiences a wide range of weather conditions, from hot and dry summers to cold and snowy winters.

Physical Fitness: Trekking in Dolpo is physically demanding due to the high altitude and rugged terrain.

Cultural Highlights: Dolpo is home to ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and a unique cultural heritage. Take the time to interact with the local people and learn about their way of life.

Pack Essentials: Don’t forget to pack essential items such as sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit.

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