Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book - The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. On our 28-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1337m).
Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing & Trekking preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (168m) (50 minutes flight).
Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2320m) (50 minutes flight) then drive to Dunai (2850m) – 1 hour.
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2896m) – 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village (3500m) – 6 hours.
Day 07: Sulighat to Phokshundo Lake (3500m) – 5 hours.
Day 08: Phokshundo Lake (day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).
Day 09: Phokshundo Lake to PhokshundoKhola (3640m) – 5 hours.
Day 10: PhokshundoKhola to PhoksindhoBhanjyang – 7 hours.
Day 11: PhokshindoBhanjyang to SheyGompa (4500m) via Kang-La (5360m) – 6 hours.
Day 12: SheyGompa the crystal monastery (day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).
Day 13: SheyGompa to NamdunaGoan (4800m) via Saldang – La (5200m) – 6 hours.
Day 14: NamdunaGaon to Saldang (3620m) – 5 hours.
Day 15: Saldang to YangzeGompa (4960m) – 5 hours.
Day 16: YangzeGompa to Sibu (4560m) –7 hours.
Day 17: Sibu to Jeng – La phedi (4900m) – 6 hours.
Day 18: Jeng – La phedi to TokyuGaon (4200m) via Jeng – La (5090m) – 6 hours.
Day 19: TokyuGaontoDhoTarap (4040m) – 5 hours.
Day 20: DhoTarap to TarapKhola (KameKharka) (3800m) – 7 hours.
Day 21: TarapKhola to Kharigaon (3150m) – 5 hours.
Day 22: Kharigaon to Tarakot (2850m) – 5 hours.
Day 23: Tarakot to Dunai – 4 hours , then drive to Jhupal – 1 hour jeep ride.
Day 24: Jhupal to Nepalgunj then Kathmandu flight.
Day 25: Kathmandu Buffer day.
Day 26: Departure.