Trekking in Dolpo offers a real adventure, in a remote, unspoiled. Part of Nepal that has remained largely untracked and unexplored, our trek begins with a flight to Jumla via Nepalgunj.
The first part of trek is not difficult and provides delightful walking before joining ancient trade routes and the steep ascent to cross the Kagmara La (5225 m), our entrance to upper Dolpo. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown and gray. Eventually you can hear prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass, and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the kanjiroba Himal and the five peaks of Dhaulagiri. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the beautiful Phoksundo (Rigmo) lake. The scenery is outstanding with the deep blue waters of the lake contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills.
We cross over two high passes, the Bag La (5182m) and the Numa La (5148m). From the Numa La descend into the Tarap valley to the village of Dho Tarap. Our adventurous journeys finally comes to and end at Juphal with an easy two days walk following the Bheri River to the small airstrip at Juphal and we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Full day KTM city tour, hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj, hotel.
Day 4: Nepalgunj - Jumla, Trek 1, camp.
Day 5: Gothigaon, camp.
Day 6: Naphukana, camp.
Day 7: Mauria Lagna crossing - Balasa, camp.
Day 8: Hurikot, camp.
Day 9: Kagmara Phedi, camp.
Day 10: Kagmara La Crossing - Pungmo, camp.
Day 11: Phoksundo Lake, camp.
Day 12: Pine Trees, camp.
Day 13: Gand La B. C., camp.
Day 14: Shey, camp.
Day 15: Lagmo Che Phedi, camp.
Day 16: Kyung La B. C., camp.
Day 17: Tokkyu, camp.
Day 18: Dho, camp.
Day 19: Tharap Khola Camp I.
Day 20: Tharap Khola Camp II.
Day 21: Tarakot, camp.
Day 22: Dunai, camp.
Day 23: Juphal, camp.
Day 24: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 25: Kathmandu free day, hotel.
Day 26: Final departure, transfer to airport
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