Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. We fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region. On our 28-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Preparation day for Trek in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150m/490feet
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m), 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
Day 05: Dunai to Chhepka (2670m)
Day 06: Chhepka to Sumduwa, 5-6 hours
Day 07: Sumduwa to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 feet), 4-5 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 4-5 hours
Day 11: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760feet) via Kang-La pass (5,360m), 5-6 hours
Day 12: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744feet) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056feet), 6-7 hours
Day 14: Namduna Gaun to Yangze Gompa (3,620m/ 11,874feet), 7-8 hours
Day 15: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957feet), 6-7 hours
Day 16: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072feet), 5-6 hours
Day 17: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809feet) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695feet), 5-6 hours
Day 18: Tokyu to Dho Tarap (4,040m/13,251feet), 4-5 hour
Day 19: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
Day 20: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464feet), 6-7 hours
Day 21: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3,150m/10,332feet): 4-5 hours
Day 22: Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321feet), 4-5 hours
Day 23: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019feet), 5-6 hours
Day 24: Dunai to Jhuphal, 2-3 hours
Day 25: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj (35 minutes) and then to Kathmandu (1.5 hour)
Day 26: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 27: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.