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Dolpo trek

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Category of Dolpo trek

Upper Dolpo trek-Juphal.....shey phoksundo lake, shey Gomba, Saldang..Dho trap.....Juphal

Lower Dolpo trek-Dunai...Dho trap......Bagla....Phoksundo-Juphal

Rara lake to Dolpo phoksundo trek-Talcha airport...Jumla..phoksundo-juphal

Jumla to shey phoksundo lake lake trek 12 days Lower Dolpo Circuit

Jumla to phoksundo lake via kagmara la-Jumla to Lower Dolpo trek

Dolpo Juphal to Jomsom trek-Possible both lower and Upper Dolpa

Jumla to jomsom trek via saldang and Tinje-Upper Dolpo

Jumla to Jomsom trek-Via Upper or Lower Dolpo


Starting point of Dolpo trek

Juphal-Dunai if fly from Nepalgunj

Jumla-6-7 days trek to Dunai or Juphal or Kagmara pass via Hurikot

Jomsom to Charka Bhot then from Charka Bhot going to Tinje or Dho Trap.

From Musikot or Jajarkot-Bus to Musikot then Jeep to Tribeni after this 2 days walk to Dunai.

Transporation of Dolpo trek;

By Plane and Bus-Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Night Bus then fly to Juphal

Bus to Musikot from Kathmandu then walk to dolpo then fly back to Nepalgunj then again Bus to Kathmandu.

Round trip fly(Kathmandu to Nepalgunj,Nepalgunj to Juphal fly(Round trip)


Dolpo is the western part of nepal karnali zone. it is the area untouched by the modern technology. visitiors can get the ample chance to observe the natural life. some people of dolpa still didnot see the modern technolgy. There are upper dolpa and lower dolpa. It is the region remote and touched up to the tibetan boarder. There are fascinating shey-phoksundo lake. most of the people are tibetans inhabitants. houses are like a bee hive. most of the people are uneducated and poor.

Famous oscar nominated flim are suiting in the dolpa district. to access the dolpa there are flight to nepalgunj then fly to jhuphal. after heading from there, can be reached the Phoksundo lake.The landscape of the dolpa is high steep valleys and dry climate. There are no road excess , only the small plane to the jhuphal.

this area called the shey phoksundo national park, which is eastablished in 1984. there are mixed ethnic group in Dolpa.The world dolpo refers to the special tibetans heritage in the northern part of dolpa. There are many ethnic group shaman, bonpo, hindu. Indigenous people are engage in trade, business, and other activity. In the winter time they are back to the southern part of nepal.

Quick facts of Dolpo

-The sparse agro -pastoral population.

-Dhol-wa is the local dialects

-adherence of bonpo religion

-1999 french nepalese movie oscar -nominated flim himalayas

-Recently documentary flim dolpo tulku.in 2009.

-dolpo is the largest district of nepal and covering the 5.36 percent of the total area of nepal.

-dolpa ranges from 1525 m to 7625 metre.

-starting point of trekking is jhuphal-dunai , tarakot

-Bang la camp is the upper-point of the dolpa trekking.

-dolpa occupies area of 7889km2,

-population of the dolpa is approx 40,000

-hindus are 60%, , bussist are 40%, 5.05% are ancient bonpo.

-first settle in the 10 the century Rokpa farmers and Erokpa nomads from the tibet.

-scatter ,fortress like village

-upper dolpa find a blue sheep and snow leopard.

-phoksumdo gompa

-upper dolpa is ranges from 2500m to 7625

-The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba(coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region.

-opened in 1991 for the trekking.

- major views kanjiroba peaks,phoksumdo lake, dhaulgiri mountain

-Huge birds,himalayan griffons

-peter matthiessen book snow leopards write about the dolpo

-Eric vallils oscar nomited movie caravan or himalayan.

Itineary of the dolpo trekking

  1. Arrive in kathmandu, then transfer to Hotel
  2. sightseeing in Kathamndu valley
  3. fly to Nepalgunj then transfer to Hotel
  4. Fly to jhuphal then 4 hours waling to dunai then camp
  5. Dunai to Hankhe 4 and half hour tw walk
  6. Henkhe to Reji 4 hours and half walk
  7. Reji to phoksundo 5 hours walking
  8. Rest in phoksundo, explore the phoksundo.-5 hours take a time
  9. phoksundo to lake beach
  10. Lake beach to mandala camp, it takes 5 hours 4570 m height.
  11. Mandala camp to Kang La (5,240m)pass-Shey Gompa(4280m), takes 5 hours.
  12. shey gompa-Gela pass(5010)-Namgung 4,380. five hours take a time.
  13. Namgung-Yanger Gompa(3890)5 hours
  14. Yanger gompa-MUsi Gaon(4270m), 6 hours
  15. MUsi Gaon-Lnag La(5002)-sime Gaon(3950)6 hours
  16. Sime Gaon-Tenja(4550)6 hours
  17. Tenja-kheng
  18. kheng-charka pass charka
  19. Charka-Yak Kharka(4780)5Hour
  20. Yak kharka -sangda pass(4295)_sangda phedi 6 and half hr
  21. sangda phedi-sangda(3909)
  22. Sangda-Phale Gaon(2900)5 hours walking
  23. Phale Gaon-Jomsom(2710m) 3 and half hours walking.
  24. Fly from jomsom to pokhara
  25. Pokhara to kathmandu by bus
  26. Rest in kathmandu
  27. Deparature onwards destination.

Second Itineary of the dolpo trekking

  • Itinerary
  1. Kathmandu - Pokhara
  2. Pokhara - Jomsom - Phelak
  3. Phelak - Yak Kharka
  4. Yak Kharka - Sangdo
  5. Sangdo - Sangdo Phedi
  6. Sngdo Phedi - Rest
  7. Sngdo Phedi - Chharka
  8. Chharka - Khajyang Khola
  9. Khajyang Khola - Keheng Khola
  10. . Keheng Khola - Tinje
  11. Tinje - Simen Gaun
  12. Simen Gaun - Yangjer Gumba
  13. Yangjer Gumba Exeploer Day
  14. Yangjer Gumba - Saldalg
  15. Saldalg - Shey Gumba
  16. Shey Gumba - Rest
  17. Shey Gumba - Kharka
  18. Kharka - Forest Camp
  19. Forest Camp - Phoksundo
  20. Phoksundo - Rest
  21. Phoksundo - Regi
  22. Regi - Hanke/Roha
  23. Roha - Juphal
  24. Juphal - Nepaljung - Kathmandu Flight
  • Dolpo Trekking permit :
  • For the group trekkers dolpo trekking opened, for the individual Trekkers it is only open up to the phosundo Lake. Government policy is less tourist there are so that fee are expensive . In the above itinerary $500 per person.
  • Included the prices
  • All kinds of the land transfer
  • Domestic plane ticket
  • Hotel in kathamndu, Nepal jung.
  • 3 times meals in Trekking
  • Experience Guide and his salary, all type of insurance
  • Trekking permit, Timms, National park Fee.
  • Tour guide sightseeing in kathamndu valley.
  • Cost no include
  • International air fare
  • personal nature expenses
  • bevarage, cola, alchol
  • personal equipment
  • Deparature tax
  • Visa fee in nepal.
  • Tips for the Guide(Expected)

Flora and fauna in the Dolpo


flora found within the park is exteremely diverse. The northern regions contain barren areas of the upper Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayan slope lands consisting of some rhododendron, caragana shrubs, and Salix, Juniper, white Himalayan birch, and the occasional silver fir dominate the high


meadows of the Himalayas. Less than five percent of the park is forested, with much of it lying in the southern portion. The Suligad Vally’s flora consists of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar, silver fir, poplar, rhododendron, and bamboo. The park also contains 286 species of ethnobotanical importance.

The park provides important habitat for endangered species including the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, and blue sheep, goral, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr, leopard, jackal, and Himalayan black bear are also found in the park. The park is home to six reptiles and 29 species of butterfly, including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa nepalaica. The park provides habitat for over 200 species of birds, among which include yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snip, white-throated tit, wood accentor, and crimson-eared rosefinchl.

Price for this trip

Price is depend upon the hotel type , group size,

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Dolpo situated the beyond the norther side of the Dhaulagiri mountian where cultural heritage of the textual people of the dolpa that is not spoiled by the modern world. Organic life style and natural enchanting superb area dolpo are the dream of the adventures seekers around the year since a decade. After opening 1992 from the government side of the nepal this trekking begining to visit thousands of the trekkers however due to the special permit and excessive fee less visitors are there in comparision ohter trekking route in nepal. dolpo trekking point  access by the trekking or by plane. From kathmandu to Nepalgunj connection of the air or road and from nepalgunj you can connecting to the jhuphal by plane.

Access to  upper Dolpa:

The nearest airstrip is at juphal, south of the park. visitors can also fly to jumla from where it is a 10 day hike to the phoksundo and shey aeas. The best time to visit this park is from April to November.

For Dolpo trekking Detail:

Dolpa Introduction


Upper Dolpo trek


Lower  Dolpo trek

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