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Trip FactsProgram Duration: 24 days | Program Type: Trekking | Maximum Altitude: 5360m | Minimum Pax: 2 + | Mode of Travel: Land/Flight | Trek Start: Nepalgaunj | Trek End: Jufal | Trip Grade:
Dolpo, the Nepalese translation of the Tibetan word “Ba Yul” which means a hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. This area shares border with Tibet in the north and is overlooked by Dhaulagiri from the south. The main attraction in Dolpo is the mountain valleys, rare flora and fauna and very friendly people. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. This area was closed till 1991 for outsiders and still is a restricted area, for which trekkers have to complete lots of formalities and should also pay higher entry permit fees to enter in this region for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal and is home to the Spinny Babbler a small bird only found in Nepal. Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjirowa peak, Phoksundo Lake, and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksundo Gompa - dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1325m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj fly
Day 04: Nepalgunj - Jumla fly (30 min). Trek to Gothi Chaur (2700m)
Day 05: Gothi Chaur - Naphukana (3080m)
Day 06: Naphukana - Balasa
Day 07: Balasa - Kaigaon
Day 08: Kaigaon - Toijem (2920m)
Day 09: Toijem - Kagmara (3500m)
Day 10: Kagmara - Kagmara Phedi (4000m)
Day 11: Kagmara Phedi - Phoksumdo Lake
Day 12: Rest at Phoksumdo Lake
Day 13: Phoksumdo Lake - Baga La Phedi
Day 14: Across Baga La Phedi (5090m). Trek to Numa La Phedi (4800m)
Day 15: Across Numa La (5360m). Trek to Do (4100m)
Day 16: Rest at Do
Day 17: Do - Lahini (3560m)
Day 18: Lahini - Tarakot (2600m)
Day 19: Tarakot - Dunai (2100m)
Day 20: Dunai - Juphal (2500m)
Day 21: Juphal - Nepalgunj -Kathmandu fly.
Day 22: Kathmandu free day of your own. (This day can be used in case flight cancellation.)
Day 23: Kathmandu free day of your own. (This day can be used in case flight cancellation.).
Day 24: Final departure
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