Legend has it that the revered Buddhist saint, Guru Rimpoche, who spread Tibetan Buddhism throughout the Himalayas, discovered this hidden land over 1700 years ago. This land, also called ‘beyul’ or refuge has been inhabited by Tibetan nomads, called drokpas, for over a thousand years. It has remained isolated, due to its remote location and has only been open for trekking and tourism since 1989.One of the highest inhabited places on earth, Dolpo is also still a stronghold of the pre-Buddhist, Bon po religion. It is a high, mountainous region of fortified villages, ‘dzongs’ and many high passes.
We pass through many ancient monasteries and highland villages and wonderful natural scenery as we make our way to Phoksundo Lake and the fabled Shey Gompa. We explore alpine meadows and exotic villages in Upper Dolpa which has kept Bhoriya culture alive. We also get to experience Thakkali culture in Mustang.
The most interesting factor of this trek is that we get to witness the cultural difference people of different regions had centuries ago. Dolpo the high mountainous settlements holds the nomads that migrated to the region ages ago. Similarly the people of Mustang also called Lopas also migrated from Tibet almost during the same time. Still the contrast between the people of these two regions in the past and in the recent times is so huge in terms of civilization; it is an interesting discovery.
Fixed Departures available
On September 12th, 18th & 28th and October 5th
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Nepalgunj flight/ hotel Batika.
Day 04: Nepalganj- Juphal airport – Dunai/ 4 hrs walk.
Day 05: Dunai – Chhepka / 6 hrs.
Day 06: Chhepka- Jharana Hotel/ 6hrs walk.
Day 07: Shumdhuwa- Phoksundo Lake (3600m)/ 5-6hrswlk.
Day 08: Phoksundo- rest.
Day 09: Phoksundo- Sallaghari / 5-6hrs wlk.
Day 10: Sallaghari-Nangdola High Camp.
Day 11: Kangla Base Camp- Kangla pass 5240m- Shey Gompa 4280m 5-6hrs.
Day 12: Shey Gompa- Saldang Pass 5010m/ Namgong Gompa /6 hrs.
Day 13: Namgong Gompa – Yanger Gompa 3890m /6hrs walk.
Day 14: Yanger gompa to Mushi village.
Day 15: Komash village to SImen village.
Day 16: Tinje- Raman Kheng 4550m/ 6 hrs.
Day 17: Raman Kheng (Mala pass 5036m)- Chharka/ 7-8 hrs.
Day 18: Chharka – Yak Kharka 4780m/ 5hrswlk.
Day 19: Yak Kharka- Ghok Pass /5hr.
Day 20: Ghok Pass- Sangda Village.
Day 21: Sangda Village- Phalek Village/ 5-6hrs.
Day 22: Phalek Village- Jomsom.
Day 23: Jomsom- Pokhara / fly.
Day 24: Pokhara- Kathmandu/ fly or drive.
Day 25: Depart Kathmandu.
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