The concealed jewel of Dolpo exists in the remote vicinities of Western Nepal to the north of Dhaulagiri range that allows you to have up close and personal encounter with majestic Mountains existing nearby the Tibetan border. Dolpo had long been shut from the outer world till it came into the limelight overnight with successful screening of Oscar nominated acclaimed movie entitled ’Caravan’ which got worldwide appraisal and soon became best western Nepal Trekking.
Dolpo Trek is a Restricted Area Trekking that was opened for foreigners only in 1989. The restriction aided in retaining the decade-old traditions, culture and way of life very much like the originality and unmarred from the taint of modernism. In fact, Dolpo is among the few regions where ancient Bon Po religion and Shamanism is in practice till date. Being in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Ranges, Dolpo Region receives no rainfall which gives the land arid and deserted looks but which also means Dolpo Trek can be taken throughout the year including Monsoon Season.
Sauntering through Shey Phoksundo National Park- the largest National Park of Nepal that supports different rare and endangered Himalayan Wildlife including Musk deer, Himalayan blue sheep and snow leopard, crossing several High Passes the apex of which allows 360 degree views of enchanting terrains of Dolpo Valley and the kaleidoscopic views of Dhaulagiri Range, Nilgiri, Kyangyu Ripa, Kanjorowa Mountain and Annapurna Himalayan Range and gazing the turquoise blue radiant water of Shey- Phoksundo Lake, visiting the venerated Shey Gompa Monastery and Namgung Gompa Monastery all are the salient features of Dolpo Trek.
Our expert from ’Alpine Zone Treks’ have crafted 24-day long expedition package that takes you through the adrenaline rush journey of Shey Gompa- the ethereal heart of Upper Dolpo. Entrance to Dolpo Region needs special permit from Nepal Government as being Restricted Area Trekking.
Since the route advances through High Pass, Dolpo Trek falls under strenuous trekking category and thus requires expert guidance and pre- trekking experience along with equipments required for trekking. Be informed that a chance of High Altitude Sickness exists.
Boarding the flight to Jumla, Dolpo Trek commences from Gothichaur and proceeds to Napakhola whereby the first Pass of Mauria Lagna is crossed. The trail advances through another High Pass of Kagmara La to exquisite Shey Phoksundo Lake and continues by the way of villages and river to Dunai and Juphal whence a scenic flight takes us to Nepalgunj after which a connecting flight will let us enter the City of Temple- Kathmandu.