Upper Dolpo Trekking

Duration: 28 Days

About Upper Dolpo Trekking

One of the most isolated areas choosing for trekking in Nepal is the Dolpo Region trekking routeDolpo region situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of western Nepal. Dolpo, a land beyond the Himalaya, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep; it is situated in the north-west part of the country, and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal. The traditions and way of life have remained intact in Dolpo Regionsince decades.  The first trekking in this route has been organized in autumn of 1990 by the first British tour operator. The trek was scheduled from east to west, from Pokhara to Jumla through Lower Dolpo.

The Upper Dolpo trekking route passes many gigantic mountain ranges of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to name but a few and passes through Lower Dolpo, at one time a small Kingdom in its own right. Trekkers are enthused greatly about the wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the fact that the local people had thatinnocent friendliness peculiar to people who live in excessively remote mountainous regions in this trekking route.

The people living Upper Dolpo region number only a few hundred and are among the world's highest dwellers. The villages in Upper Dolpo are 4,300m and above. This is only the place that the people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. This early sect was almost entirely replaced after Buddhist doctrine began to spread across Tibet in the 9th century.

The books of Peter Matheson's, the Snow Leopard and David Snellgrove's Himalayan Pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. Both writers visited the Shey Gompa, to the north of the Phoksumdo Lake, inner Dolpo. This is the goal of most trekkers but this Dolpo trek will take you even further into this mysterious land. 

The first English subtitled movie on Dolpo “The Caravana” or “The Himalaya” of Nepal was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. Boundaries of the Shey Phoksundo Park include within 3,500 square kilometers of land, mostly above 4,000 meters.  

Within the trek route scheduled by Himalaya Hub Adventure, at Ringmo, the highlight of our Upper Dolpa Trekking Trip is to have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Shey Phoksundo Lakeand the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirova Himalayan range, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and it’s Monastery. Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gompa, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Juphal for the flight back by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya through Trekking in Nepal.

Itinerary

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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel

                                                          What’s Included

                                                          • International & Domestic airport pick up & drop by private transport.
                                                          • Domestic flight tickets + Airport taxes for both ways (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal and Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)
                                                          • Guided tour in Kathmandu (Private car + tour Guide)
                                                          • 3 night standard accommodation on B/B plan at Hotel Peace and Park or similar category in Kathmandu
                                                          • Guide during the trek (his salary, food, insurance, accommodation, Our Company Sherpa guide Kathmandu their flight tickets)
                                                          • Your food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek in the guest houses.
                                                          • Porters (their salary food, insurance, accommodation from Lukla, 1 porter for two clients)
                                                          • Your accommodation in the mountain(Normal but neat & clean on twin sharing basis) in the teahouse during the trek
                                                          • Upper Dolpo Special Permit fees
                                                          • Permit fees ( Annapurna Conservation Area )
                                                          • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
                                                          • Medical kits
                                                          • Sleeping bag & Down jacket during the trek (need to be return after finish your trek)
                                                          • Rescue Arrangements for emergency evacuation (just in case if you have any problem in the mountain during your trek rescue help from our company but money paid by your insurance company, need personal insurance)
                                                          • Register your name in the embassy
                                                          • Last Night cultural/Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
                                                          • All Government tax
                                                          • All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks)
                                                          • Monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
                                                          • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
                                                          • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
                                                          • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
                                                          • Sweets, Cigarette, Telephone bills, hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses, equipment during your trek beyond I mentioned above in a price included section
                                                          • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Himalaya Hub Adventure.
                                                          • Tips for field staff (Driver,Guide,porter)

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