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 Experience DOLPO circuit trek Nepal 2021& 2022.

The lower Dolpa circuit trek is one of the most popular treks as it visits Phoksundo Lake, featured in Éric Valli Oscar nominated movie "Himalaya/ Caravan". Phoksundo also known as the Blue Lake cuts one of the deepest gorges in Nepal but contains no aquatic Life. It is possible to visit Phoksundo Lake on a one-week trek but taking the 15-day trail is more satisfying. Beginning from Juphal the trail continues to Dunai and then heads north along the Dho Tarap Khola (river) to Dho Tarap village (4040m) an area inhabited by people practicing the pre- Buddhist religion called "Bon Po". The trail crosses the two high passes of Numa La (5190) and Baga La (5070m) before reaching the hamlet of Ringmo on the Sothern end of the lake. The hiker's first glimpse of Lake Phoksundo, set in a cleft between rocks that rise 2,000 meters into the clear mountain skies, revels a scene of unearthly beauty- a white glimmer of silver birch edges the lake’s radiant turquoise- blue waters. Kanjiroba (6,883 m) one of the highest peak in the region can be seen from the top of the surrounding peaks. The trail back to Dunai or Juphal is along the Phoksundo river as it flows south carrying the waters of Lake Phoksundo on their long passage via the Ganges into the Bay of Bengal. The river cuts a narrow gorge by early May rimmed with primulas, violets and gentians and shaded by tall spruce magnificent waterfall tumbles 1670m down a series of rock shelves. Blue sheep, musk deer, goral, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr and bear inhabit the Shey Phoksundo National park set aside to protect an ecosystem typical of the high arid Tibetan Plateau.

 

SKA ADVENTURES arranges all your requirement for this trek. 

Max. Altitude:                    5310 m.

Trip Duration:                   18 days

Trek Grade:                      MODERATE

Accommodation:             Hotel & Tea-house

Meals:                               Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Transportation:                Car / Van / Plane

Best Time:                         Sep - Oct

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Photos by: Tsering Sangpo Sherpa copyright SKA-Adventures

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 MEET THE LOCALS OF DOLPO 

while lower Dolpa is home to Thakuris, Chhetris, Brahmins, upper Dolpa is home of the Bhotiyas and Sherpa. While much of Northern Dolpa is the domain of Buddhism, both Hindus and Buddhists revere areas in southern Dolpa, such as the temple of Bala Tripura Sundari in Tripurakot, where a large number of devotees from the surrounding region offer worship. Dolpa is inhabited by people practicing the pre- Buddhist religion called "Bon Po" that disappeared from Tibet in the 9th century.

The inhabitant of lower Dolpa subsist on buckwheat, wheat and potatoes, a prosperous existence compared to the people of Upper Dolpa, who depend on Barley as sole crop. The stalwart yak is vital source of food, transportation and dung fuel. They also trade salt for grain with throw from far away Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food. The remoteness of the area has helped conserve ancient cultural traditions of Buddhists and can be experienced firsthand. The local people still dress in religious and traditional costumes during times of feats and festivals. The medicinal Plant Yarchagumbu (coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumbu are believed to significantly improve health and fitness.

 

SKA ADVENTURES arranges all your requirement for this trek. 

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  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

  • Day 02: Rest, sighyseeing and trek preparation and briefing.

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1 hour)

  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalginj to Juphal (35 min flight) and trek to Dunai (2150m) 3hrs

  • Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2540m) 5/6 hrs Trek

  • Day 06: Tarakot to Laini Odar (3375m) 4/5 hrs Trek

  • Day 07: Laini Odar to Nawarpani (3475m) 5/6 hrs

  • Day 08: Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (3950m) 6/7 hrs Trek

  • Day 09: Excursion around Dho Tarap for acclimatization

  • Day 10: Dho Tarap of Numa La Base Camp (4350m) 4/5 hrs trek

  • Day 11: Numa La Pass to Danighar (4510m) via Numa La Pass (5310m) 6/7 hrs Trek

  • Day 12: Danighar to Yak Kharka via Baga La Pass (5170m) 5/6 hrs trek

  • Day 13: Yak kharka to Phoksundo (3600m) 5/6hrs

  • Day 14: Phoksundo Lake- Exploration Day

  • Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Chepka (2720m) 5 hrs

  • Day 16: Day 17: Chepka to Juphal 6/7 hrs trek

  • Day 17: Juphal to Kathmandu (1-hour flight)

  • Day 18: Shopping and Farewell dinner.

  • Day 19: Fly Home or Extend Adventure

  •  Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.

  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation in 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

  • Hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj with 3 times meal.

  • Transportation for Sightseeing at Monkey temple & entrance fee.

  • All Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj-Dolpo - Kathmandu.

  • 13 Nights camping accommodation during the trek.

  • All 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ coffee during the trek.

  • A professional English speaking /Government licensed trekking Guide for the trekking part.

  • Necessary porter for the trekking part.

  • Insurance of the trekking staffs.

  • All necessary Trekking and special permits for Dolpo.

  • Phoksundo National park entry fee.

  • First Aid kit with necessary medicine.

  • Farewell dinner with Nepali culture show.

  • SKA trekking duffle bag (for field use).

  • SKA T-shirt.

  • An Experienced License Trekking Guide for the trekking part.

  • Insurance of the trekking guide.

  • SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).

  • First Aid Kit.

  • Farewell Dinner with cultural show.

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal visa fee.

  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.

  •  Your personal clothing.

  • Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.

  • All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.

  • Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.

  • Tips to the staffs.

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Dolpo circuit Trek

13 DAYS CAMPING TREK

18 Days program from Kathmandu-Kathmandu

A complete Dolpo camping package starting from Kathmandu- Kathmandu, with all needed logistic support taken care of. 

From:

$3550

Phoksundo lake, SKA Adventures

PHOKSUNDO Lake Trek 

11 Days program from Kathmandu - Kathmandu

A short Tea House Trek to Phoksundo Lake, Dolpo with all needed logistic support from SKA -Adventures.

From:

 $ 2350

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