Dolpo


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Time travel in Buddhist lands to the turquoise waters of Phoksundo Lake

The Dolpo Phoksundo trek and Dolpo Mustang Naar crossing are trips in immersion in Tibetan culture. Until the 19th century a part of Dolpo was a province of Tibet. Dolpo has long been closed to tourists. Its openness remains limited so that the region has maintained a great natural diversity and preserved its traditions, culture and religion. At the start of the journey we follow the road to Tibet, where the inhabitants of Dolpo once used their yaks laden with salt and other goods that Nepalese and Tibetans sell or trade. Then from Dho to High Camp we discover the great desert areas bordering Tibet. Then it is the mountain part or rather altitude where we cross the passes of Num La and Basia La to more than 5000 m. Land of Tibetan and Buddhist culture with many monasteries Dolpo country of serenity is a region close to Tibet. Today we can say that Dolpo is a more Tibetan region than present-day Tibet. Many monasteries, including Thashung Gompa on Lake Phoksundo , were built 900 years ago. Nepal’s deepest lake, Phoksundo, is lined with cliffs and dense forests. The path that overlooks it is one of the most extraordinary routes to appreciate the beauty of this emerald lake. The Dolpo – Dolpo – Mustang – Naar crossing is a major route. Craggy ridges, peeled mountains and arid contrast with grassy islands irrigated by glaciers and peaks over 6000 m are the magnificent landscapes of this crossing. North of a Dho Chharka line is Haut Dolpo.

 

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Highlights of Dolpo treks

  • Tibetan culture and proximity to Tibet
  • The caravans of Yaks with their load coming from Tibet.
  • Dho Village and Crystal Mountain School with Director Mr. Kedar.
  • The passage of the passes of Numa La and Basia La.
  • And of course the beauty of Phoksundo Lake with its bypass path.
  • Dolpo treks are possible during the monsoon season. We can go there in July and August.

Trekking at Dolpo Lake Phoksundo

  • Duration 18 days
  • Level 3/4
  • Alti max 5200 m
  • mid-April to October
  • Nights in lodges and tents

Great crossing Dolpo Mustang Naar

  • Duration 48 days
  • HC level
  • Alti max 5600 m
  • mid-April to May
  • August to mid-November
  • Nights in lodges and tents

Trip Itinerary

J CROSSED TOP DOLPO MUSTANG NAAR ANNAPURNA ALTI NIGHT DENIV + DENIV – DURATION
1 arrival Kathmandu
2 1 day Kathmandu
3 Nepaljung (airplane) t
4 Jumla and Surtyontruk trek 2400
5 Saoutara 750 6h
6 Chaurikot 2900 800 -700 6h
7 Hurikot 3000 300 -200 4h
8 Wild Camp (Bridge 3900 1200 7h
9 Wild Camp 4800 1000 5h
10 Pungmo 3320 530 -1785 7h
11 Ringmo Lakefront Phoksumdo 3730 790 -435 5h
12 Ringmo rest
13 Wild Pines Camp 3765 630 -540 6h
14 Wild Camp 4700 1100 -60 6h
15 Shey Gompa 4300 630 -965 5h
16 Shey rest
17 Namgung (visit GOMPA) 4300 775 -750 5h
18 Cha (after Saldang at 3750m) 4200 540 -795 5h
19 Yak Karkha (Jengla PhedI) 4700 855 -340 5h
20 Dho 4100 570 -1020 6h
21 Dho rest
22 Yak Karkha 4890 1300 -615 8h
23 Chharka 4450 400 -815 4h
24 Wild Camp (Kiriphunk) 4900 630 -155 7h
25 Sandag front of the collar 4200 8H
26 Sandag 3900 4H
27 Dhagarjung 3385 865 -1350 6h
28 Kagbeni 2710 265 -800 3h
29 Kagbeni rest
30 Chele 3050 500 300 5H
31 Syangboche- Dhakmar 3780 900 200 6H
32 Lo Mantang 3860 750 670 6H
33 Resting Mantang
34 Yara Gaon 3665 500 670 5H
35 Tangge 3410 600 800 5H
36 Yak Karkha 4240 1300 400 10H
37 Yak Karkha 2 4700 735 300 5H
38 Foot of the glacier 5200 480 5H
39 Chwa 4450 600 1300 8H
40 naar 4200 800 1050 9H
41 Naar rest
42 Koto 2700 150 1600 7H
43 Darapanie 2035 100 750 4H
44 Jagat 1460 160 800 5H
45 Besi Sahar 1000 300 700 5H
46 kathmandu
47 1 day Kathmandu
48 departure

 

J DOLPO TREK STAGES ALTITUDE DURATION
1 Arrival Kathmandu Nepal 1300 m
2 a day in Kathmandu
3 Departure by plane for Nepal
4 Plane Juphal then trek Dunai 2400 m 3H
5 Tarakot 2400 m 5H
6 Lahini 3200 m 6H
7 Pigo Phu Cave 3500 m 4H
8 Dho 4000 m 6H
9 Dho rest 4000 m
10 High camp 4200 m 5H
11 Danighare (Numa The 5200m) 4300 m 7H
12 Ringmo (Basia La at 5100m) 3600 m 7H
13 Visit Ringmo-Lake Phoksumdo (3600m) 3600 m
14 Sangta 2600 m 7H
15 Juphal 2400 m 5H
16 Juphal-Kathmandu by plane
17 1 day in Kathmandu
18 departure
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