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Trip FactsProgram Duration: 12 days | Trek Duration: 6 days | Program Type: hotel and camping | Maximum Altitude: 5545m | Mode of Travel: Flight/Land | Start Trip: kathmandu | Start Trip: kathmandu | Trek Start: Juphal |
* Walk through the stunning landscapes of the Trans Himalayan mountains
* Admire the incomparable beauty of the holy Phoksundo Lake, with its enchanting blue and emerald colors
* Encounter authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture
* Sleep in authentic, small Buddhist villages
* Have encounters with villagers, who are direct descendents of the Tibetans
* Chance to see bluesheep, musk deer and monkeys
* Walk the famous Demon Trail from the movie Himalaya from Eric Valli
* See Nepal's highest waterfall, the Suligad Waterfall, of 167 meters high
Dolpo is reminiscent of the image of Shangri-la in many respects. One has to see the landscape in all of its rugged natural beauty and experience the utter remoteness to appreciate this. The natural beauty and ancient culture of this place is rich almost beyond measure. The high and isolated valleys of northern Nepal's Dolpo region preserve some of the Himalayas last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. According to legend, the Guru Rinpoche created Dolpo as a sanctuary for devout Buddhists. Cut off from the world by high mountains and snow-covered passes, Dolpo is the permanent home to about 5000 people whose lives cantered around Buddhism and traditional agriculture.
Our destination on this shorter trek is the awe-inspiring Phoksundo Lake.The distinctive people, architecture and unique lighting conditions make Dolpo a photographer's paradise. The Himalayan range can be seen in all its splendor and Phoksondo Lake with the Ringmo village provide some of the most beautiful Nepalese scenery. We follow the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route, across two high passes and through the wilderness in one of Nepals most remote areas. The route is Juphal- Phoksumdo Lake - Shey Gompa - Saldang La pass -Sibu - Tarakot.
In the Dolpo region the hot, humid monsoon, created by the sea winds blowing from the Gulf of Bengal, is tempered by the Dhaulaghiri range and trekking is therefore possible during the summer, a period during which flora explodes in all its splendor: orchids, edelweiss, campanulas, forget-me-nots . The centre of attraction is the lovely Lake Phoksundo, famous for its ever-changing color of its water. Here are steps on to the edge of the Trans-Himalayan plateau that extends from Tibet down into Nepal.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4264fT)
DAY 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475 m), walk to Chhepka (2838 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chunuwar/Amchi Hospital (3110 m) 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3733 m) 3 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Chunuwar (3110 m) 2 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Sangta (2520 m) or Kageni (2413 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Dunai, 3-4 hrs or Juphal (2475 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Flight to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 11: Free day
Day 12: Departure
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