DOLPA TREK (#71 )

About this package

Dolpo is the traditional Tibetan name for a vast area of Nepal immediately north of Dhaulagiri Himal. It is a harsh land of rugged topography and arid climate. Population is sparse and settlements are scattered in isolate villages where irrigation is possible. However, this remote area supported a rich tradition of Bonpo religion in the 16th century. Its vestiges are still found in the various gompas in Dolpo. The people are much depended on livestock raising and trade. They have close ties with people of Tibet. One of the attractions in Dolpo is Phoksundo lake and its waterfall. The lake, at 3,627 m, is a blue stretch of water in a deep valley surrounded by snow peaks. On its south end is a high moraine bank from which the lake outlet is in the form of a waterfall cascading down 1,670 metres.The trek to Dolpo involves about three weeks. It commences at Jomsom in Kali-Gandaki Valley after a 20 minutes flight from Pokhara. The first high pass is at Sandga (5,124 m) on the western edge of Mustang district. Then it climbs to another pass at Mu La (5,700 m). The next village Mu-Kot is at 4,054 metres. The trade follows west along Barbung Khola to Dhaulagiri peaks. The trek continues west into Thuli Bheri valley. From Dunaihi, Phoksundo lake is about three days journey to the north. The westward trek passes through Tibrikot village, Balangra pass (3,877 m) and Maure pass (3,916 m). The villages en route to Jumla town are Matwali Chhetri who do not wear sacred thread. There are regular flights from Jumla to Nepalgunj. Dolpo also has a STOL field at Juphal near Tibrikot with connection to Nepalgunj.

Day 1

Fly kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Fly (30 min) Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2475m) and 3 hrs trek to Dunai (2140m) and Visit Dunai Gompa.Overnight at Camp.

Day 3

Trek Dunai to Chhepka(2838m) .Overnight at Camp.

Day 4

Trek Chhepka to Sanduwa . Overnight at Camp.

Day 5

Trek Sanduwa to Phoksundo. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6

Explore Phoksundo. Overnight at Camp.

Day 7

Trek Phoksundo to Pungmo. Overnight at Camp.

Day 8

Trek Pungmo to Lasa. Overnight at Camp.

Day 9

Trek Lasa to Kagmara phedi. Overnight at Camp.

Day 10

Trek Kagmara phedi to Toijum. Overnight at Camp.

Day 11

Trek Toijum to Balasa. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12

Trek Balasa to Naphukana. Overnight at Camp.

Day 13

Trek Naphukana to Gothi Chaur Overnight at camp.

Day 14

Trek Gothi Chaur to Jumla. Overnight at Hotel.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.

Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Weather

Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.

Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.

Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.

Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.

Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.

Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.

  1. Accommodation Kathmandu - Twin share
  2. Accommodation on the trek. Twin or multi share
  3. All domestic transport as listed in itinerary
  4. Domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla return and applicable taxes.
  5. All National Park permits and entrance fees
  6. Porters and/or pack animals to carry personal gear
  7. 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
  8. Duffle Bag for your gear
  9. Trek guide
  10. Sleeping Bag

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  2. Meals
  3. International flights and departure taxes
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Legend Nepal

14 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 14 days
: 5160 m.
: Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis with private facilities.
: No meals are included. In Kathmandu restaurants of every style and price-range abound.
: 20 km. per day
: Tourist Bus or Flight Ktm
: Trekking
:
summer (June – January)
summer (June – January)
summer (June – January)
: 12
: Trekking
: Strenuous