Dolpo is located to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley, including the Shey - Phoksundo National Park of Midwestern Nepal, in the rear of the Mt. Dhaulagiri, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Cut off by a series of very high passes, covered with snow most of the year; Dolpo remains a truly secluded section of Nepal. The finally preserved Ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and leopard. A trek through Dolpo is a lifetime and larger than life experience. Dolpo is a hidden valley created by a Buddhist deity for his worshippers. Today, it is celebrated as a sample of original Tibet. Blue sheep, Himalayan black bear and the snow leopard are the most talked about fauna of this region. Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the North side of the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau.

Dolpo trek offers opportunities to visit beautiful lakes, relatively high passes, ancient villages, secluded Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast collection of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. The people of this region are a mixture of ethnic groups such as the Magar, Gurung and some Aryans and are quite different in culture and language to their cousins further east. Of particular interest are the Thakuri, the royal family caste. Lower Dolpo is thickly forested with conifers and cut by gushing rivers. Among the possibilities of many interesting animals and great many varieties of birds to be encountered through to the forest of Dolpo the prime attraction is the endangered musk deer, which may be glimpsed along the trails and to a great variety of birds. The upper portion of Dolpo, however, is an extension of the Tibetan Plateau and has the same wild, windswept, open spaces characteristic of Tibet.  

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Duratoin: 21 days Trip Code: MBT
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  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)[2,320m/7,610ft] and trek to Dunai [2,850m/9,348ft]: 2-3 hrs walk
  • Day 05: Trek to Tarakot [2,543m/8,341ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 06: Trek to Laini [3,160 m/10,365 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani [3,545m/11,627 ft]: 5 hrs walk
  • Day 08: Trek to Do Tarap [4,090m/13,415ft]: 7-8 hrs walk
  • Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
  • Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp [4440m/14,563 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 11: Cross Numa La [5,190m/17,023ft], and camp at Pelung Tang [4465m/14,645 ft]: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 12: Cross Baga La [5,070m/16,630ft] and camp Dajok Tang [4,080m/13,382ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hrs walk
  • Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hrs walk
  • Day 14: Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 15: Trek to Shyanta [2520m/8265 ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 16: Trek to Jhupal
  • Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
  • Day 18: Final Departure

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