|Total Duration: 25 days||Trip Grade: Hard||Altitude: 5,240m.|
|Activities: Trekking||Area: Dolpo||Season: Mar - July, Sep - Dec|
|Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge||Transportation: Fly in - Fly out||Group Size: 2 - 12 pax|
Upper Dolpo has been referred to as "the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture” with the landscape and Buddhist religion of this region more like Tibet in pre Chinese times than of Nepal. This region has a vast and rugged landscape inhabited by a hardy, enterprising folk who live in some of the highest villages in the world. Upper Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan region in West Nepal and during the course of the trek we will visit many Buddhist and Bönpo (shamanistic pre Buddhist) monasteries. Up until 1996 foreigners were not allowed access to this region so the culture has largely been unaffected by tourism. Of particular interest is Shey Gompa, this is revered as one of most important in Upper Dolpo where twice a year pilgrims make a kora (or circuit) of Crystal Mountain known as a younger brother of Mount Kailash in Tibet.
Day 01: Arrivalin Kathmandu - hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive/ fly to Nepalgunj- hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Juphal(Dopla) Camp in Dunai 4 and half hour walk.
Day 05: Dunai- Hankhe 4 and half hour walk.
Day 06: Hankhe- Reiji 4 and half hour walk.
Day 07: Reiji- Phoksundo Lake3600m. 5 hour walk.
Day 08: Phoksundo- Rest/explore around.
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake-Lake beach 5 hour walk.
Day 10: Lake beach- Mandala Camp 4,570m. 5 hour walk.
Day 11: MandalaCamp- Kang La (5,240m) pass- Shey Gompa (4280m.) 5 hour.
Day 12: Shey Gompa- Saldang pass (5010m)- Namgung 4,380m. 5 hours walk.
Day 13: Namgung-Yanger Gompa (3890m) 5 hour.
Day 14: YangerGompa-Musi Gaon (4270m.) 6 hour.
Day 15: Musi Gaon-Lnag La (5002m ) - Sime Gaon (3950m ) 6 hour.
Day 16: Sime Gaon- Tinja (4150m ) 6 hour.
Day 17: Tinja- Kheng (4550m ) 6 hour.
Day 18: Kheng- Charka pass (5,036m ) -Charka (4365m) 7 hour.
Day 19: Charka -Yak Kharka (4780m ) 5 hour.
Day 20: Yak Kharka - Sangda pass (5490m ) - Sangda phedi (5110m ) 6 and half hour.
Day 21: Sangda phedi - Sangda ( 3909m) 5 hour.
Day 22: Sangda - Phale Gaon (2900m ) 5 and half hour.
Day 23: Phale Gaon - Jomsom ( 2710m ) 3 and half hour.
Day 24: Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara.
Day 25: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, all surface transportation to and fro, a guide and required number of porter(s), all meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trek, insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs, Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu, Pick and Drop Airport to Airport, Welcome Dinner in Nepali Kitchen.
Cost Not Included:
Personal expenses (Cold drink,beverages etc.) Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation etc