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DOLPO “The Land Of Bon”

DOLPO! The word conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries of snow leopards and blue sheep. A land beyond the Himalaya. Laying in western Nepal, Dolpo is one of the most remote of Nepal’s regions. By special permit, we are able to offer this-day trek through upper and lower Dolpo. Our route follows much of

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration48 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripNot specified

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DOLPO! The word conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries of snow leopards and blue sheep. A land beyond the Himalaya.
Laying in western Nepal, Dolpo is one of the most remote of Nepal’s regions. By special permit, we are able to offer this-day trek through upper and lower Dolpo.
Our route follows much of the route taken by Peter Mathiessen and George Schaller as described in “The snow Leopard”.
We trek 200 miles, averaging 10 miles a day. We spend 6-8 hours a day trekking. Several layover days are planned. Porters carry a day pack with the things you need for the day.
Participants should be in good shape. We are at high elevation much of the time on this trip. Many small and high passes are crossed in this trek and steep climbs and descents are also made.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at international Airport at Tribhuvan international Airport. Meet assist and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Preparation for the trekking and special permit making.

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj. Drive to Bardia National park.

Day 04: Jungle Activities and relax at Bardia National Park.

Day 05: Return back to Nepalgunj from Bardia National Park.

Day 06: Morning Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal Airport (2440m) and same day walk up to Roop Ghar (2040m). Stay overnight at Roop Ghar on a Tented Camp.

Day 07: Trek from Roop Ghar to Ankhe Khola (2450m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 08: Trek from Ankhe Khola to Reji (2940m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 09: Trek from Reji to Ringmo (3540m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 10: Stay another night for acclimatize and excursion around the Lake. Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 11: Trek from Ringmo to Sallaghari (3650m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 12: Trek Sallaghari to High Camp (4880m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 13: Trek from High camp to Shey Gompa (4650m) via Gandla La pass (5200m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 14: Excursion around Shey Gompa. Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 15: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung (4280m) via Gela la Pass (5094m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 16: Trek from Namgung to Saldang (4710m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 17: Trek from Saldang to Yangjer Gompa (4250m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 18: Trek back from Yangjer Gompa to Namdo village (3840m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 19: Trek from Namdo village to Koma Village (4060) via Koma la Pass (4460m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 20: Trek from Koma village to Shimen Village (3850m) via Shimen Pass (4260m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 21: Trek from Shimen village to Tinje Village (4110m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 22: Excursion around the village and also Acclimatize and rest on this Village. Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 23: Trek from Tinje Village to Campsite (4210m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 24: Trek from Campsite to Mallan Phedi (4350m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 25: Trek Mallan Phedi to Charka (4110m) via Mallan Pass (4830m). Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 26: Excursion around Charka Village. Stay overnight at Charka Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 27: Trek from Charka to Thajang Khola (4750m) Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 28: Trek from Thajang Khola to Charka Phedi (4820m) Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 29: Trek from Charka Phedi to Sandak Village (3840m) via Charka Pass (5320m) Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 30: Trek Sangda Village to Sangda Paling (3690m) Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 31: Trek from Sangda Paling to Phalek Village (2950m) via Sangda Pass (4290m) Overnight on a Tented Camp

Day 32: Trek from Phalek to Marpha Village (2680m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 33: Trek from Marpha to Larjung (2540m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 34: Visit the caves and important Buddhist sites at larjung. Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 35: Trek from Larjung to Ghasa (2230m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 36: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1100m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 37: Trek from Tatopani to Chitre (2550m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 38: Trek from Chitre to Ulleri/Tikhedhunga (1940m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 39: Trek from Tikhedhunga/Ulleri to Nayapul. (1340m) Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 40: Drive from Nayapul to Sarangkot (1750m). Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 41: Drive from Sarangkot to Pokhara (850m). Overnight on a Hotel

Day 42: Relax and sightseeing at Pokhara. Overnight on a Hotel

Day 43: Drive from Pokhara to Bandipur Village (1340m). Ancient Newar village filled with ethnicity and beautiful sights. Overnight on a Tea House or Lodge

Day 44: Drive from Bandipur to Daman (2120m). Daman is a wonderful place to witness the panoramic view of Mountain Range. Overnight on a Lodge or Hotel

Day 45: Drive from Daman to Bhaktapur. After reaching Bhaktapur take an evening sightseeing at Bhaktapur and stay overnight at Shiva Guest House.

Day 46: Drive back to Kathmandu from Bhaktapur. Check in at hotel and stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 47: Rest and free day for shopping and relax. Overnight at Hotel

Day 48: Drive to International Airport for the Final Departure.

This adventure is fabulous ! Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover this beautiful area of Nepal and live such an unforgettable experience. It will be my great pleasure to guide you there and share with you what I know about Nepal, our culture, traditions, history…

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Nepali IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I'm a pioneer trekker, trekking guide, trekking entrepreneur, mountain rescuer and senior mountaineering instructor. I was the first person to undertake solo mountaineering expeditions in Nepal. I summited Mont Makalu solo in 1982, as a result of which many other mountaineers started going on solo expeditions.
My experience in the trekking industry in Nepal is unmatched. Over the last 30 years, I have organized and conducted countless expeditions, led VVIP trips, including accompanying the Prince and Princess of Spain, and surveyed many new trekking routes. I have received many awards and recognitions. I participated in many trainings, seminars and also conducted many trainings on mountaineering.
I'm the main co-coordinator for the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal and the founding member of Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA). I'm currently the Vice President of this organization and thanks to our efforts, the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association became a member of the International Union of Mountaineering Associations in 2007. I'm a IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide since 2013.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to come here and discover Nepal, hiking or climbing. I will guide you here with a great pleasure and share with you what I know about my country, my culture, our history...


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