15 Days
Duration
Moderate
Physical
Nepal
Location
+20
Age
Jun-Oct
Dates

Dolpo is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpa District of western Nepal, bordered in the north by China. Part of the region lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park. The sparse, agro-pastoral population, known as Dolpo in standard Tibetan and Dhol-wa in the local dialect, is connected to the rest of Nepal via Jufal airport, which can be reached in three days by horse. There are no precise population numbers for the region, with estimates including less than 5,000 and 18,000

The Dolpo are generally adherents of Bon, a religion whose origins predate Buddhism but whose modern form is officially accepted as a fifth school of Tibetan Buddhism. The remote region has preserved its Tibetan culture in relatively pure form, making it attractive to Westerners. Dolpa was the location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya and more recently for the German documentary Dolpo Tulku.

Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book – The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. In spite of the near inaccessibility of the region and tourism restrictions for the more remote parts, Dolpa is a popular destination for trekking tourism.

Itinerary Highlights
Day 01: Day 01: Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour to Kathmandu
Day 03: Nepalgunj
Day 02: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2150m)
Day 03: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)
Day 04: Tarakot to Lahini Kharka (3450m)
Day 05: Lahini Kharka to Thulo Odar (3550m)
Day 06: Thulo Odar to Dho Tarap (4050m)
Day 07: Acclimatisation at Dho Tarap
Day 08: Dho Tarap to Numa La Camp (4350m)
Day 09: Numa La Phedi to Yak Kharka (4550m) via Numa La Pass (5180m)
Day 10: Yak Kharka to Roman Kharka (4000m) via Bag La Pass (5070m).
Day 11: Roman Kharka to Phoksundo Lake (3730m).
Day 12: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake to explore the lake surroundings.
Day 13: Phoksundo lake to Chhepka (2700m).
Day 14: Chhepaka to Juphal (2500m).
Day 15: Fly Juphal to Nepalgunj and connection.

1

Day 01: Kathmandu

Receive upon arrival from International airport in Kathmandu by our representative and
transfer to the hotel. Remaining time will be at leisure to browse around on own.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
2

Day 02: Sightseeing tour to Kathmandu

While we will be proceeding to acquire the special permit for the trek to Dolpo region
from the government office, you may proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city,
Pashupatinath temple and Boudhnath stupa.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
3

Day 03: Nepalgunj

Transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Nepalgunj.
Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport you will be received by the trekking crew and
be transferred to the Hotel in Nepalgunj. Remaining time is at leisure to take a stroll
around.
O/N at hotel in Nepalgunj.
4

Day 04: Tarakot to Lahini Kharka -3450m

Overnight at tented camp.
5

Day 05: Lahini Kharka to Thulo Odar -3550m

Overnight at tented camp.
6

Day 06: Thulo Odar to Dho Tarap -4050m

Overnight at tented camp.
7

Day 07: Acclimatisation at Dho Tarap

Overnight at tented camp.
8

Day 08: Dho Tarap to Numa La Camp-4350m

Overnight at tented camp.
9

Day 09: Numa La Phedi to Yak Kharka-4550m via Numa La Pass (5180m)

Overnight at tented camp.
10

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Roman Kharka-4000m via Bag La Pass -5070m.

Overnight at tented camp.
11

Day 11: Roman Kharka to Phoksundo Lake-3730m.

Overnight at tented camp.
12

Day 12: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake to explore the lake surroundings.

Overnight at tented camp.
13

Day 13: Phoksundo lake to Chhepka-2700m.

Overnight at tented camp.
14

Day 14: Chhepaka to Juphal-2500m

Overnight at tented camp.
15

Day 15: Fly Juphal to Nepalgunj and connection

flight to Kathmandu
  • Two way airfare for Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu.
  • Two way airfare for Nepalgunj / Juphal / Nepalgunj.
  • Twin share accommodation at the Hotel in Kathmandu and in Nepalgunj
  • 14 days trek to Dolpo, as specified in the above itinerary on full board with accommodation at A shaped tents on the trekking trail.
  • All the trekking gears such as kitchen tents, dining tents, toilet tents, cooking utensils mattresses etc.
  • A team of the Sherpa crew members such as Sirdar, Sherpa guide, cook, kitchen boys, porters.
  • All the airport transfers as specified in the above itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English speaking professional guide on a private vehicle and with the entrance fees to the monuments during the sight seeing tour.
  • Equipments, lodging, fooding and clothing for porters and the staffs.
  • Prevailing government taxes, restricted area fee, National Park fee, Tims card fee.
  • Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.
  • Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Adventure Gear Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
  • Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.

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