Upper Dolpo & She Gompa Trek
The Dolpo region is a natural collection of high passes, rare fauna, and sweeping vistas which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. This region is surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north respectively is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural phenomena. Before 1989 this region was not open for the foreigner and was aloof from the outer world. It was declared as open for a limited number of trekkers only in 1989. But the trekkers interested in making a trekking tour in this region must go through trekking agencies in order to get the trekking permission. As this region lies on the north side of Himalaya, it is also a rain shadow area and the climatic situation of this place is the same as Mustang.
Upper Dolpo trekking is remote hidden trekking destination in Nepal where Nepal’s most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored.. Dolpo is located inside the Shy – Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Dolpo Trekking/Trekking in Dolpo region is an experience not easily forgotten. As it is in the isolated part of Nepal, there the nature seems to have remained exactly the same as it was first created- unharmed and unaltered. Undisturbed and preserved for centuries now. Blue sheep, leopards and other interesting Himalayan animals are still there in that region. Dolpo region trekking is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. To trek on Dolpo region is quite an experience of life. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of the upper dolpa trekking. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa Â¨C dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience in Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Upper Dolpo trekking is famous for deepest Lake Phoksundo in entire Himalayan Region. Mother Nature created a unique and wonderful treasurer like Dolpo, which is being the shelter of many rare alpine living beings. Trek to Dolpo has often been called the Nepal Himalaya pilgrimage trekking and hidden valley trek created by Guru Rinpoche. Upper Dolpo trek is most suitable for those who are exceptionally fit and prepared to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness and well-organized camping trekking , trekking in group is recommended also special trekking permit is required which you can obtain through Government registered trekking company of Nepal.
Day 01: Kathmandu fly to Nepaljung
Day 02: Nepaljung fly to Jumla
Day 03: Jumla trek to Gothi chaur
Day 04: Gothi Chaur trek to Churtha
Day 05: Churtha trek to Chauri kot
Day 06: Chauri kot trek to Kai Gaon
Day 07: Kai Gaon trek to Riverside camp
Day 08: Riverside trek to Kagmara B.C
Day 09: Kagmara B.C-Kagmara pass and trek to Lasse
Day 10: Lasse trek to Palam
Day 11: Palam trek to Phoksendu (Rigmo)
Day 12: Rest Day for acclimatization
Day 13: Phoksendu trek to Pine forest camp
Day 14: Pine Forest camp trek to Kangla B.C
Day 15: Kangla B.C â€“ Pass and trek to shey Gompa
Day 16 : Shey Gompa trek to Langmosya B.C via Shelamunchung pass
Day 17: Langmosya B.C trek to Khuyangla B.C via Langmosya pass
Day 18: Khuyangla B.C trek to Dho
Day 19: Dho trek to Molala phedi
Day 20: Rest day
Day 21: Molala phedi â€“ molala pass trek to Charka B.C
Day 22: Charka B.C â€“charka pass trek to Charka village
Day 23: Charka village trek to Sandag B.C
Day 24: Sandag B.C â€“ pass and trek to winter village camp
Day 25: Winter village camp-Sandag
Day 26: Sandag trek to Phale Gaon
Day 27: Phale Gaon trek to Jomsom
Day 28: Jomsom fly to Pokhara.
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
- Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast).
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters.
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service.
- Outfitter Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
- Medical supplies.
- All government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee. You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Your Travel insurance.
- Food while you are in Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
- Your personal expenses.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Sweet things like chocolate.
- Hot Shower during the Trek.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Many of the items on the list are available in Nepal. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.
- Lightweight walking boots.
- If new one is being bought, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet.
- Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially essential during winter, from December to February.
- A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential.
- Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
- A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
- Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
- Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
- Thermal underwear. Which is excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months.
- A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
- 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
- A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- Â A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
- “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
Equipment & Accessories
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a book etc.
- Water bottle.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses.
- 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
- 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
- Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
- Toiletries with large and small towels.
- Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
- Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
- An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
- Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional) – an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photographs.
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