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Pokhara , Nepal
Country:Nepal Duration:26 Days
Trip Level:Moderate-Hard Altitude:5190m
Activities:Trekking Accommodation:Hotels & Meals
Group Size:2 Transport:Trek
Starts at:Nepaljung Ends at:Juphal
Trip Route:Trek
Best Seasons:March-November

Trek through the hidden valleys of Dolpa, visit the ancient Shey Gompa (The Crystal Monastery), touch the icy waters of  Phoksundo Lake, see yak caravans cross high-Himalayan passes, visit some of the highest settlments on earth like the Dho-Tarap valley; Dolpa will never cease to amaze you.

Dolpa or Dolpo was popularized by the film “Caravan” which showcases the extraordinary untouched beauty of the region.

trekking in dolpa

It is remote and fascinating, confined by the Dhaulagiri range in the south and east, the mountains Sisne and Kanjiroba in the west and Tibet towards the north. Lake Phoksundo with its turquoise waters is the major attraction in Dolpa.

The people of Dolpa generally settle at altitudes of 3,660 m to 4,070 m and these are probably one of the highest settlements in the world. There are 130 gompas in Dolpa which speaks volumes for the religious nature of its inhabitants.

The trek is enlivened by the sight of yak caravans that even today travel long distances through difficult terrain to barter goods.

Closely linked with Tibet, the people speak Tibetan, have strong Mongoloid features, maintain their Tibetan culture with monasteries that follow closely the Buddhism of Tibet.

The proximity with Tibet has ensured that little has changed since their forefathers crossed the border into Nepal. This trek is an opportunity to meet people who follow a lifestyle that goes back centuries.

These unexplored, high altitude valleys were not opened until 1989. Isolated by the difficult topography, the people in this region have preserved their lifestyle, remaining almost untouched by the trappings of modern society.

Dolpa falls among Restricted Areas. Therefore, trekkers require Trekking Permit from the Department of Immigration in addition to the TIMS card to trek to this region. Trekkers should be physically fit as there are long and strenuous stretches en route.

  • Day 01

    Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle with an expert tour guide.
  • Day 03

    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (152m) 1 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 04

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla and trek to Ghoti Chaur (2700m) 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 05

    Ghoti Chaur – Naphukana (3000m) 6 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 06

    Naphukona – Chaurikot (3000m) 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 07

    Chaurikot – Toijem (4410m) 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 08

    Toijem – Garpung Khola (4500m) 5 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 09

    Garpung Khola to Lasa (5458m) 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 010

    Lasa to Kagmara peak (5880m). Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 011

    Trek to Kagmara La (5115m) 6 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 012

    Pungmo (3050m) 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 013

    Pungmo – Phoksundo Lake (3600m) 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 014

    Phoksundo Lake 5 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 015

    Phoksundo Lake – Baga La (5090m) 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 016

    Baga La – Num La Pass Base Camp (5190m) 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 017

    Num La Pass Base Camp – Dho Tarap 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 018

    Dho Tarap 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 019

    Cave Camp 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 020

    To Lahini 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 021

    Lahini – Tarakot (2400m) 6 hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 022

    Tarakot – Dunai (2150m) 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 023

    Dunai – Juphal 5 ½ hrs. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 024

    Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj for a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your selected hotel.
  • Day 025

    Souvenir and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Day 026

    A representative ofUnique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.
  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Four nights in your selected Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • A full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast and tea or coffee).
  • Accommodation in a few simple lodges, but mainly camping in twin shared tents with mattress.
  • All necessary equipment for camping.
  • One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
  • One porter for two people to carry luggage.
  • Dependent on group size, cook, kitchen boy and extra porters.
  • All expenses for guide and porters – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (bus/flights) etc.
  • First Aid kit bag.
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.
  • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Return transportation from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by flight.
  • Dolpo entry permit fees (See the ‘Trekking Permits’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
  • Nepalese entry visa fee. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Donation, tips and personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

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