Dolpo Phoksundo Lake Trek
The Dolpo trek : Remote Trekking in Ancient Buddhist Lands - A journey into the kingdom of Guru Rinpoche ...
Dolpa runs parallel to the image of the Shangri-la of Nepal in many aspects. One has to see the landscape in all of its rugged natural beauty and experience the remoteness to understand this is so. The nature and culture of this place is rich almost beyond measure.The high and isolated valleys of Dolpo in northern Nepal 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 live cantered around Buddhism and traditional agriculture.
Our potential destination of Shey Gompa. But this is a wild land and we shall take this trip day by day, taking advantage of prevailing conditions.The distinctive people, architecture and unique light conditions make Dolpo a photographer's paradise. The route is Juphal- Phoksumdo Lake - Shey Gompa - Saldang La pass -Sibu - Tarakot. Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the north east part of Nepal. Dolpa was only opened to trekkers in 1990. 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. In the Dolpo region the monsoon, created by the sea winds blowing from the Gulf of Bengal, is tempered by the Dhaulaghiri range and trekking is therefore also possible during the summer, a period during which flora explodes in all its splendor: orchids, edelweiss, campanules, forget-me-not . The centre of attraction is Lovely Lake Phoksundo, famous forever changing color of its waters. Here are steps on to the edge of the Trans-Himalayan plateau that extends from Tibet down into Nepal.
This is the region of some of Nepal's most remarkable wildlife, including the blue sheep, the Serow and Snow Leopard. The snow Leopard and Himalayan pilgrimage have contributed to revealing the mystery and attraction of Dolpo. Dolpo lies between Dhorpatan and Rara and two of these treks could be combined into a single trek from Pokhara to Jumla. Dolpo trek on its own takes one to two weeks, assuming you fly there in and out of Dunai. Everyone heads north form there in entering the peak after about a day and reaching the lake after two days. A few houses in the region for the shelter but as a food deficit area, we need to be self-sufficient. The trekking route goes from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj- Jhufal - Phokusundo Lake (the most beautiful lake in Nepal) - Shy Gomba - Saldang la – Dunai - Nepalgunj. There are Upper dolpo trek and lower dolpo trek.
|Trip Facts :|
|Starting Point :||Kathmandu.|
|Ending Point :||Kathmandu.|
|Mode of Trek :||Camping.|
|Max height :||3190m.|
|Duration :||14 Days.|
|Max walking :||7-8 hours.|
|Mode of Travel :||Fly in/Fly out.|
|Day 01 :||Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel.|
|Day 02 :||Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.|
|Day 03 :||Drive/fly Kathmandu-Nepalgunj.|
|Day 04 :||Fly Nepalgunj-Juphal.Trek to Rupaghat.|
|Day 05 :||Trek to Ryajik.|
|Day 06 :||Trek to Phoksundo Ringmo.|
|Day 07 :||Rest at Phoksundo.|
|Day 08 :||Rest Day at Phoksundo.|
|Day 09 :||Trek to Arike.|
|Day 10 :||Trek to Juphal.|
|Day 11 :||Fly back Juphal to Nepalgunj.|
|Day 12 :||Fly back Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.|
|Day 13 :||Rest day in Kathmandu.|
|Day 14 :||Final Departure|
Note : The quotation will be provide on request : For cost information Contact Us
|Cost Includes :|
- National Park Entry Permit.
- Trekking Permit.
- Land transportation to and from,necessary Air flights.
- Accommodation in lodges during the trek.
- Three meals a day excep GAP trek.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing basis(Bed and Breakfast).
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Airport Pick Up/Drop.
- A Guide & Required Number of Porter(s),Essential Equipment.
|Cost Excludes :|
- Personal Expenses.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
- Insurance and Tips.
- Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance.
- Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.