Laying in western Nepal, Dolpo is one of the most remote of Nepal’s regions. By special permit, we are able to offer these-days trek through upper and lower Dolpo. Our route follows much of the route taken by Peter Mathiessen and George Shaller 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. Five passes, over 16,500 feet, are crossed. Steep climbs and descents are made.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Nepalganj.
Day 2: Nepalganj - Juphal.
Day 3: Dunai - Tarakot (Yala Kote).
Day 4: Tarakot - Tarap Khola (Lahini Kharka).
Day 5: Tarap Khola - Bivo Caves (3500 m).
Day 6: Bivo Cave - Dho Tarap (4200 m).
Day 7: Dho - visit the Gombas school.
Day 8: Dho - Takse (Numla Phedi).
Day 9: Takse - Numla Pass/Baga Camp.
Day 10: Baga La - Bakhra Kharka.
Day 11: Bakhara Kharka - Ringmo.
Day 12: Ringmo - Phoksumdo Lake.
Day 13: Ringmo - Regi Gaon.
Day 14: Regi Gaon - Roha Gaon (Raktang).
Day 15: Roha Gaon - Juphal Airport.
Day 16: Juphal/Nepalganj/Kathmandu.
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