Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa

Hoshi Trek
 Dolpo is a district in western Nepal with high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpa, bordered in the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Dolpo remains culturally and economically firmly tied to Tibet, where the people of this desolate area are isolated from their southern neighbors by snow-covered high passes for much of the year. It is the kingdom of natural beauty and variation in land structure. It is remote but spectacular corner of the Himalaya. During past years Dolpo was being isolated from rest but since it opened as tourist destination since 1989, upper Dolpo Trekking is a popular destination of Nepal. The sparse, agro-pastoral population, known as Dolpa in standard Tibetan and Dhol-wa in the local dialect, is connected to the rest of Nepal via Jufal airport.This is one of the most fascinating and difficult country to travel in. 
Upper Dolpo Trekking gives you the golden opportunity to explore Tarap Valley in the southern part of Dolpo. The region is historically divided into four valleys: Tsharka ("good growing-place"), Tarap ("auspicious excellent"), Panzang ("abode of monks"), and Nangkhong ("innermost place"). They constitute four of the seven village development committees (VDCs) that were created in 1975. The valleys south of the watershed drain into the Bheri River. Dolpo is also known to Tibetan Buddhists as a bae- yul, or ‘hidden land’. Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard and David Snellgrove’s Himalayan Pilgrimage have crystallized Dolpo’s mystique in many western minds.
 
Phoksumdo Lake:
The lake is spectacular as it is 4.8km long, 1.8km wide and said to be 650m deep. It is known for its aquamarine color; a greenish blue similar to a special Tibetan turquoise .There is no aquatic life in the lake, which helps to make the waters brilliantly clear. If you toss a rock in, you can watch it for a long time as it sinks to the bottom. According to legend, Phoksumdo Lake was formed by a spiteful female demon.
In the Buddhist Himalaya, David Snellgrove recounts how the demon was fleeing from the saint Padmasambhava and gave the village people a turquoise after they promised not to say that she had passed by. Padmasambhava turned the turquoise into a lump of dung, which upset the local people so much they revealed the demon's whereabouts. She, with revenge, caused a flood. It is also said you can see the remains of a village below the lake's surface.
 

Itienary Details

 Day 01  Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
 Day 02  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for trek
 Day 03  Fly to Nepalganj
 Day 04 Fly to Juphal (2500m), Trek to Dunai (2100m) 
 Day 05  Trek to Chepka (2670m)
 Day 06  Trek to Renje (3010m)
 Day 07  Trek to Ringmo (2650m)
 Day 08  Rest and exploration
 Day 09  Trek to Chunemba (3630m)
 Day 10  Trek to Lar Tsa (4120m) 
 Day 11  -Trek to Mendok Din (4610m)
 Day 12  Trek to Shey Gompa (4390m)
 Day 13  Rest-Exploration
 Day 14  Trek to Namgung (4430m)
 Day 15  Trek to Karang (4050m)
 Day 16  Trek to Mugaon (4100m)
 Day 17  Trek to Shimen (4010m)
 Day 18  Trek to Tinje (4150m)
 Day 19  Trek to Rakpa (4530m)
 Day 20  Trek to Chharka (4120m)
 Day 21  Trek to Norbulung (4750m)
 Day 22  Sangda Phedi (5460m)
 Day 23  Trek to Sangda (3700m)
 Day 24  Trek to Dhagarjun (3290m)
 Day 25  Trek to Jomson (2670m), fly to Pokhara
 Day 26  Drive/Fly to Kathmandu
 Day 27  Depart Kathmandu, start onward journey

Include / Excludes

       

PRICE INCLUDES:

·         Fully Catered Camping Trek

·         National park fees

·         All domestic airfare

·         Airport transfers

·         All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees.

·         3 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on double sharing with breakfast

·         Transfers as per the itinerary in private vehicle

PRICE EXCLUDES:

·         International flight

·         Upper Dolpo trekking permit (USD 500 per person for the 1st ten days and USD 50 per person per day thereafter).

·         Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

·         Client’s insurance

·         Tips and beverage bill, bottled water desserts, personal expenses personal cloths

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