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Upper Dolpo

28 Days Trip Code NSTR242

Shey Phoksundo National Park covers an area of 3555sq. km, which is the largest in Nepal. Full of virgin forests harboring one of the world's best habitat of snow-leopard, blue sheep, ghoral, musk deer, wolf and other wildlife. Tourists are rare and
any trip is certain to be an adventure. There is mixed culture and religion of immigrant Tibetan families. It is known as the hidden valley in the crystal mountain.
Upper Dolpo was opened for a limited number of tourists in 1991. Upper Dolpo is located beyond the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range; it is thus blocked off from
the moisture from the Bay of Bengal. This is the main reason why there is very little rainfall even in the summer. The people of Upper Dolpo are Buddhists. Over the centuries, nomads from western Tibet crossed the Himalays and settled in Dolpo. Buddhism reached this area around the 10th century. The most predominant
sect is the Ningmapa, which is the oldest sect established in Tibet by the end of the 7th century by the great Guru Ringpoche. Later Kagyopa and Sakyapa sects also entered the land.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sighteeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Fly to Nepalganj
  • Day 4: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2,100m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Ankhe (2,660m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Renje (3,110m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m)
  • Day 8: Rest day
  • Day 9: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,510m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjang (4,400m)
  • Day 11: Cross Kang La at 5,151m, trek to Shey Gompa (4,125m)
  • Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa
  • Day 13: Cross Saldang La at 4,785m, trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Saldang (3,900m)
  • Day 15: Rest day
  • Day 16: Trek to Sibu (3,940m)
  • Day 17: Trek to foot of Jeng La (4,370m)
  • Day 18: Cross Jeng La at 4,845m, trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m)
  • Day 19: Trek to foot of Chharka La
  • Day 20: Trek to Keheng Khola Camp
  • Day 21:Trek to Norbulung (4,575m)
  • Day 22: Trek to Trek to Sangda Phedi (5,100m)
  • Day 23: Trek to Sangda (3,700m)
  • Day 24: Trek to Dhagarjun (3,280m)
  • Day 25: Trek to Jomsom(2713m)
  • Day 26: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu
  • Day 27: Spare day in Kathmandu
  • Day 28: Fly back home

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