It still offer opportunity to meet the people and their lifestyle in a very authentic form ,almost untouched and unexplored. As Dolpo is linked so closely with the frontier of Tibet, it is inhabited by the people of Tibetan origin with the Tibetan culture where you will still come across the people and some monasteries adopting original Tibetan religion, Bon much older than the Buddhism. The trek also gives chances to visit several unique monasteries (Gompas) including Shey Gompa (the crystal monastery) which still offers as an important pilgrimage for the many Tibetans.
This is a long and strenuous trek which should be undertaken by those who are physically fit backed by previous trekking experiences. This area is one of the restricted areas of Nepal for foreign tourists,special permit is required to travel Upper Dolpo. You will trek from Dolpo to Jomsom on the below route. If you like to extend your trek to Annapurna region it is possible.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2490m/8170ft), Trek to Dunai (2030m/6660ft) 2/3 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chepka (2670m/8760ft) 4/5 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Renge (3010m/9876ft) 3/4 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3620m/11877ft) 6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Chunemba (3630m/11910ft) 5/6 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Lar Tsa (4120m/13518ft) 4/5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Mendok Ding(4610m/15125ft) 2/3 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4390m/14404ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Namgung (4430m/14535ft) 6/7 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Karang (4050m/13288ft) 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Mugaon (4100m/13452ft) 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Shimen (3870m/12697ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Tinje (4150m/13616ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Rakpa (4530m/14863ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Chharka (4120m/13518ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Norbulung (4750m/15585ft) 6/7 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Sangda -La (5460m/17914ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 21: Trek to Sangda (3700m/12140ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 22: Trek to Dhagarjun (3290m/10794ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 23:Trek to Jomsom (2720m/2056ft) 3 hrs
Day 24: Jomsom Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 25: Pokhara drive tourist bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 26: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 27: Final departure for your ownward destination
Moderate to Strenuous
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.
I made it home safely and even was upgraded to business class for the first part of my flights home from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi. Which was great.
I would like to thank you for organising everything whilst I was in Nepal. You are certainly Mr FixIt when it comes to sorting out itineraries, hotels, guides, flights, buses, etc.This made my trip run very smoothly without any hitch. I will pass on you details to anyone I know who is looking to travel to Nepal.
I also saw Ben a couple of days ago, he’s fine. He and Kate are expecting their 2nd child next year which is great news, he is really missing Nepal and we are talking about coming back.
Do you have a postal address for Yala Adventure that I can courier some equipment for Pasang to. I have spoken to a few friends at some uk outdoor equipment distributors and have managed to get a pair of boots for him, free of charge which I would like to send over.
I like to help out where I can and this would be a great way to say thank you.
Hope all is well with you and your family
Regards, your friend
Dear Mr Yadu,
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for arranging the trip to Mount Kailash intestimonials1 August 2012. Thank you for making this impossible dream becoming a Possible trip. Every moment has been cherished since then. It was such an amazing trip, carefully planned and prepared, and suitably adapted to my needs.I acknowledge how much efforts you put in this trip and how you went be.yond your limits. I would really recommend you to other travellers.