Dolpo with an authentic Tibetan culture was a forbidden land until 1996. It has remained unchanged for the past 1200 years or more. It is a land of high passes with high arid plateaus and deep canyons which is a considerable contrast to the fertile lower valleys south of the impressive Kanjiroba ( locals pronounce it Kanjirolwa in Tibetan, it translates to the Big mountain with a ponytail) and Dhaulagiri massifs. Dolpo is part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), and it snakes between two natural borders of the two regions of Dolpo and Mustang. It is one of the last remaining places where the practice of the ancient Bon religion which predates Tantric Buddhism. Bon religion is almost extinct in Tibet while it is still practiced in its pristine purity. We will spend two nights at the astoundingly beautiful Phoksundo Lake before heading to the windswept passes into Panzang (Bantshang) valley. We will pass through semi-nomadic settlements meeting friendly nomads and curious villagers frequently. There are sections on this trek where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Some campsites have limited campsites. Adverse weather, snow, trail conditions or water levels in the rivers might make it necessary for us to change the itinerary. Your trek leader will advice should any changes be needed to be made. All trekkers should be open-minded and flexible on a trek of this caliber. As usual, don't forget to pack your sense of humor.
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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Morning make permits and Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Sangta, (2520m) 4-5 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Sangta to Renji, or Tapriza School (2940m) 5-6 hrs (Tea break at Tapriza School)
Day 05: Trek from Renji to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) 4-5 hrs
Day 06: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 07: Trek from Phoksundo to Sallagari, (3630m) 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Sallagari to Nagdalo or Kang-La basecamp (4717m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Ngadra-La basecamp to Shey Gompa (4375m) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Rest day at Shey Sumdo Gompa
Day 11: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa via Saldang-La pass (4350m) 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Namgung to Saldang village (3980m) 3-4 hours
Day 13: Trek from Saldang to Nisal village (Yangzer Gompa – 1000 years old) (4599m), 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Nisal to Komas village (4237m) 5-6 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Komas to Shimen Gompa village (4000m) 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Trek from Shimen Gompa to Tinkyu (Tinje) village for lunch and continue into the open pastures for 2 hours before stopping for the night (4210m), 6-7 hrs
Day 17: We keep walking in the slightly wider valleys and camp at the base of Mo La 4780 meters.
Day 18: Trek over Mo La 5030 and proceed onto Charka 4302 meters. 5-6 hrs
Day 19: Trek from Charka to open pasture to camp (4210m), 5-6 hrs
Day 20: Trek from Open meadows to Nulungsumda (4850m), 6-7 hrs
Day 21: Trek from Nulungsumda to Ghalden Ghuldum over three passes of Niwas La 5125 meters, Jungben La 5550 and an unnamed pass of 5200 meters. 6-7 hours
Day 23: Trek from Ghalden Ghuldun to Santa (3710 meters),
Day 24: Trek from Santa to Phalyak
Day 25: Trek From Phalyak to Jomsom (2724m), 3-4 hrs
Day 26: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Final Departure from Kathmandu
|2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis||1-night hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast|
|2 nights in hotel in Pokhara with breakfast||Domestic flights Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal. Jomsom to Pokhara and to Kathmandu.|
|All airport transfers||22 nights camping trek fully catered|
|All permits for the trek||All camping gear and kitchen utensils.|
|1 Exper Trek leader along with local assistant||1 Trekking Chef|
|All meals (The best and healthiest food in the whole of the Himalaya )||Pack animals to carry all gear and food on the trek.|
|1 satellite phone in case of emergency||Insurance for crew and pack animals|
|Visas||All optional additional tours or activities during free time|
|Transportation outside of the tour program||Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)|
|Tips||Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.|
|From||To||Number of Pax||Unit Price ($)|
|26 October 2017||31 December 2018||4 - 10||6250||BOOK NOW|
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