Length of trip: 25 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Alt: 5490 m
Type of trek: Camping
Best season: Mar- Oct
Group size: Min. 2 people
This is the best known of the many isolated high Himalayan valley treks across north western Nepal. High above tree level, much of Upper Dolpo looks like the surface of the moon. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast and cut off by high passes and closed by snow half the year, Dolpo is close to Tibet, where people emigrated from perhaps 1,000 years ago. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan origin continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. We observe different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards and the huge Himalayan griffon hovering in the blue sky. Dust blows in the afternoon when the winds are stronger. Tiny villages at 17,000 feet are dwarfed by gigantic mountains towering high above them. Trekking through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trekking preparation day.
Day 03: Drive/ fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal(Dopla) Camp in Dunai, 5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Hanke, 5 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Reiji, 5 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake3600m, 5 hrs
Day 08: Rest day at Phoksundo
Day 09: Trek to Lake beach, 5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Mandala Camp 4,570m, 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Kang La (5,240m) pass- Shey Gompa (4280m.), 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Saldang pass (5010m)- Namgung 4,380m, 5 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Yanger Gompa (3890m), 5 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Musi Gaon (4270m.), 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Sime Gaon (3950m ), 6 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Tinja (4150m ), 6 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Kheng (4550m ), 6 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Charka pass (5,036m ) -Charka (4365m), 7 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Yak Kharka (4780m ), 5 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Sangda pass (5490m ) - Sangda phedi (5110m ), 7 hrs
Day 21: Trek to Sangda ( 3909m), 5 hrs
Day 22: Trek to Phale Gaon (2900m ), 6 hrs
Day 23: Trek to Jomsom ( 2710m ), 4 hrs
Day 24: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 25: Drive back to Kathmandu .