Dolpo is a remote and culturally rich region located in northwestern part of Nepal. It is known for its pristine natural beauty, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and unique cultural heritage. Dolpo is considered one of the last untouched regions in the Himalayas, largely due to its isolated location and limited accessibility.
The Dolpo region is renowned for its distinct cultural heritage, strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The local inhabitants, mainly of Tibetan origin, have preserved their traditional way of life for centuries. The people of Dolpa primarily belong to the ethnic groups of Dolpa, Tibetan and Magar. They practice a unique blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion, and their customs, festivals, and rituals are an integral part of their daily lives.
Dolpo is characterized by rugged mountain landscapes, deep valleys, pristine lakes, and high-altitude desert - like terrain. Dolpo is also home to Shey Phoksundo National Park, Nepal's largest National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which encompasses a diverse range of ecosystems and wildlife. However, the limited infrastructure and facilities make it essential for travelers to be well-prepared and self-sufficient during their visit.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours
Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk
Day 11: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hours
Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hours
Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 15: Shyanta to Jhupal
Day 16: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final departure