Dolpo is also known as “Ba Yul” in local language means the Hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Bordered by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, unique flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. It is located behind the mountain so it is rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most stunning regions to trek in Nepal.
Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The marvelous view of Phoksumdo Lake, Kanjiroba peak and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.
Upper Dolpo is one of the secluded destination in far west region ready to be explored with Nepal’s most tranquil and natural beauty. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, and unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an extraordinary journey in every visitor’s life. Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon. The Upper Dolpo is mostly habitat by Sherpa and Bhotiya people. It’s hard to grow crops there, which makes life difficult for the local people. They depend on barley as sole crop. The stalwart yak is a vital source of food, transport and dung fuel. They also trade salt for grain with those from far away Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj. It takes about 56 minute.
Fly early morning from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m). It takes 38 minutes. And then trek from Juphal to Dunai (2140 m) starts and it takes about four hour.
Trek from Dunai (2140 m) to Chepka (2838 m), which takes about seven hours.
Trek from Chepka (2838 m) to Rechi (2940 m) and it takes about six hours.
Trek from Rechi (2940 m.) to Phoksundo Lake (3600 m). It takes around seven hours.
Rest and exploration.
Trek from Phoksundo Lake (3600 m) to Sallaghari (3756 m.). It takes around seven hours.
Trek from Sallaghari (3756 m) to Lar Tsa, which takes Seven hours.
Trek from Lar Tsa (4120 m) to Nangdala (Kangla Pass 5360 m). Stay overnight at Mendok Din (5118 m) (High Camp). It takes around Seven Hours.
Trek from Mendok Din (High Camp) (5118 m) to Shey Gompa (4160 m) which takes approximately five hours.
Rest and Exploration day.
Trek from Shey Gompa (4160 m) to Namgung (4430 m). It takes about Six hours.
Trek from Namgung (4430 m) to Karang (4284 m). which takes almost six hours.
Trek from Karang (4284 m) to Nisalgoan (3750 m) and it takes approximately seven and half hours.
Trek from Nisalgoan (3750 m) to Shimengaon (3870 m). which takes almost eight and half hours.
Trek from Shimengaon (3870 m) to Tinje gaon (4150 m) and it takes about eight hours.
Trek from Tinje gaon (4150 m) to Rakpa (4535 m). which takes approximately eight hours.
Trek from Rakpa (4535 m) to Mola - Chharka Bhanjang pass (5027 m) trek to chharka and it takes almost nine hours.
Trek from Chharka (4110 m) to Norbulung (4750 m) and it takes about seven hours.
Trek from Norbulung (4750 m) to Niwar Pass (5120 m) than trek to Sangda Phedi (4190 m) and it takes approximately eight hours.
Trek from Sangda Phedi (4190 m) to Sangda (3710 m) which takes about Nine hours.
Trek from Sangda (3710 m) to Phalyak (3175 m) and it takes about Nine hours.
Trek from Phalyak (3175 m) to Jomson (2720 m), It takes about five hours.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. It takes around 25 minutes. In case of bad weather condition jeep drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, it takes around 9 Hours.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.