Lying midway between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himal is one of the highest inhabited Plateaus on earth - Dolpo. Geographically a Southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the kingdom of Nepal and, since 1984 has been the country's largest National Park conservation, the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary snow leopard. As well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people and the hardy people of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan salt when they take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau to graze during the summer. Made famous by Peter Matheson’s book the Snow Leopard, the boundaries of the park include within them the 3,500 square kilometers of land, mostly above 4,000 meters.
It is to this high plateau that the name Dolpo is given. Before 1989, when the Southern regions were opened to trekking groups, very few explorers had visited the area. Two notable visits were the first ever mountaineering expedition by Dr. Herbert Tichy in 1953 based in Kaigaon, and the two visits by John Tyson in the early sixties. One great opportunity that come in a life time to explore this interesting remote village and lake shores of the Bon Po and legendary gompa situated on the edge of the lake.
Day 01: Ariival to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: City sightseeing around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupati nath Temple, Shyambhu nath Temple, Boudha nath etc.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight and transfer to hotel
Day 04: Flight to Jhupal (2440m) and trek to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Trek to Roha (2910m)
Day 06: Trek to Reji (2940m)
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3600m)
Day 08: Excursion to Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Baga La Phedi (4750m)
Day 10: Trek to Poyon Khola through Baga La (5090m)
Day 11: Trek to Shering Gompa (4150m) through south Numa La (5190m)
Day 12: Trek to Dho Tarap (4030m)
Day 13: Rest day and excursion around DhoTarap
Day 14: Trek to Tarap Khola (4000m)
Day 15: Trek to Lahini (3200m)
Day 16: Trek to Khani Gaon (2950m)
Day 17: Trek to Tarakot (2500m)
Day 18: Trek to Dunai (2150m)
Day 19: Trek to Juphal and last camp of this near at airstrip.
Day 20: Jhupal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu by flight and stay at hote
Ground transportation, all meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee), Camping equipments (Sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, mattresses), a guide, a cook, cook helper, porter, entry permits, all necessary requirements for Nepalese staff (meals, insurance, equipments, ground transportation etc.
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance.
- Flight ticket for guest and guide Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla and Jumla-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.
Far West Trekking Packages
Trekking Region: Far West Nepal
Trekking Name: Caravan Trek
Best Season: July to October
Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Maximum Height: 5190m.
Duration: 22 Days