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Dolpo Camping Trek

The best known of the many isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal, Dolpo preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend says it is  one of the "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche as a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the south-east and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year, Dolpo's easiest access is from Tibet, where its people emigrated from perhaps 1.000 years ago.

Upper Dolpo shelters about 5.000 people, whose lives revolve around Buddhism, barley, and yaks; their villages (over 4.260 meters) are among the highest settlements on earth. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey - Phoksumdo National Park, at 3.555 square km Nepal's largest. Meant to preserve a complete example of the trans-Himalayan ecosystem, the park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard.At the lake's eastern end is the village of Ringmo, also called Tso. The town's entrance chorten has nine complex Buddhist and Bönpo mandalas painted on its wooden ceiling.

The people are Bhotia and only very distantly related to Tibetans. The Bönpo monastery, Tso Gompa, is two km from the village, set above the lake on forested cliffs with views across to Kanjiroba. The best part of Dolpo lies beyond the lake, along a difficult trail that crosses a high pass into the real Dolpo. Shey Gompa, named after nearby Crystal Mountain, is several days' walk north of the lake.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Flight: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj, hotel
Day 02: Flight : Nepalgunj - Jumla, Trek camp
Day 03: Jumla to Gothigaon, camp
Day 04: Gothigaoun to Naphukana, camp
Day 05: Naphukana to Mauria Lagna crossing - Balasa,
Day 06: Balasa to Hurikot, camp
Day 07: Hurikot to Kagmara Phedi, camp
Day 08: Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara La Crossing - Pungmo,
Day 09: Pungmo to Phoksumdo Lake, camp
Day 10: Phoksundo to Pine Trees, camp special permit
Day 11: Pine trees camp to Gand La B. C., C.special permit
Day 12: Gand La to Shey, camp special permit
Day 13: Shey camp to Lagmo Che Phedi, camp special permit
Day 14: Langmo che phedi to Kyung La B. C., camp special permit
Day 15: Kyung La to Tokkyu, camp special permit
Day 16: Tokkyu to Dho, camp special permit
Day 17: Dho to Tharap Khola Camp
Day 18: Tharap Khola to Tharap Khola Camp
Day 19: Tharap Khola to Tarakot, camp
Day 20: Tarakot to Dunai, camp
Day 21: Dunai to Juphal, camp
Day 22: Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, hotel

Trek Cost: Contact Us
Minimum 02 pax

Price Includes:

  1. Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  2. Tented accommodation and equipments during the camping trek. (You will provided water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  3. A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek., a cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  4. Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  5. All trekking permits & fees.
  6. Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  7. All our government taxes.

Price Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.