Upper Dolpo Trek: USD$4658 (2 Pax)

Description: 

Dolpo Valley is a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal. Originally, the Dolpo region was located in the kingdom of Zhangzhung, connected by Bon religion. To the southwest lies Dhaulagiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world (8167 meters). This massif and its outliers create a rain shadow that determines much of Dolpo's climate. The first Tibetan dynasty (Yarlung) conquered much of the territory that encompasses the Tibetan-speaking world, including Zhangzhung, between the sixth and eighth centuries. Populations migrated from Zhangzhung to areas east and south, including Dolpo; the name for this region first appears in written sources at this time.
Tremendous displacements have marked the experience of Dolpo's communities over the past fifty years: the assertion of Chinese authority over Tibet (and subsequent restrictions on the traffic of people, animals, and goods across its borders); the expansion of communications and transportation infrastructure in Nepal (which opened these remote villages to new goods and people, altering economics and crossing cultures); and the rise of modern nation-states like the China and Nepal.
After the 1960s, Dolpo was no longer as isolated or self-governing as it once was: its autonomy was bounded when the Chinese closed the borders of Tibet. Across the Tibet phenomenon. External forces, including the creation of Nepal's largest national park, Shey Phoksundo, and the making of the major motion picture, Himalaya, have introduced new elements of social and economic change to the people of Dolpo.
Dolpo region preserved Eco-system encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of flora and fauna, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. Dolpo is remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal, time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continues to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years. Trekking in Dolpo areas offers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime and altitude ranges from 2500m to 5500m.  This mixture of Beautiful landscape and its unique culture is definitely worth experiencing, you can get a glimpse of it from watching the movie Himalaya, which was based in the region and was also the first Nepalese film to get nominated for Oscar award.

Trip Highlights:

Duration 27 Days
Highest Elevation 5490m.
Standard Hard
Group Size 1-16 People
Best Season Sep-Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr-May 

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj 1hrs/ Overnight at at Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Juphal 30m. 2475m./trek to Dunai 2140m/3hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Hankhe 2660m./ 6hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Samdo 3200m./6hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) 3600m./6hrs.
Day 08: Expolre/Acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola camp 6hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mandala 4570m./6hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Kangla Pass 5240m.- Say Gompa 4280m./6-7hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Saldang Pass 5010m.- Namgung 4380m./7hrs.
Day 13: Trek to yanger Gompa 3890m./6hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Musi Gaun 4250m./6-7hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Kangla Pass 5000m.- Sime Gaun 4950m./7hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tinja 4150m./6-7hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Kheng 4550m./7hrs.
Day 18: Acclimatization Day
Day 19: Trek to Chharka Pass 5036m.- Chharka 4365m./8hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Yak Kharka 4750m./6hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Sangda pass 5490m.-Sanga Phedi 5100m./7hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Sangda Village 3900m. 7-8hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Phalyak Gaun 2950m. 6hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Jomsom 2700m./3hrs.
Day 25: Fly/Drive to Pokhara  (Flight 20minute/Drive 9 hrs.)
Day 26: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7 hrs.)
Day 27: Departure
Note: Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.

Includes:

Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters, Kitchen boy, cook, sherpas
Necessary of mules, food and Kitchen/dining /camping gears
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent
Necessary of camping foods (tourist style), gas, stove
Tented accommodation during the trek (2 people=1 tent)
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.

Excludes:

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu and pokhara accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Equipments:

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swim wear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

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