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Dolpo Region
Lower Dolpo

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Trip Profile:

Mode of trekking : On camping basis.
Trekking grade : Moderate to Adventurous.
 Trek duration : 20 days.
Overall duration : 24 days. 
Best Season : All year round (except from June till August).

          
     

INTRODUCTION:

I Love Trekking Nepal offers  a fascinating trek to the far north west of Nepal at Dolpo, located midway between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himal range. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of Nepal, and since 1984 has been the country’s largest national park and conservation area. The park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The hardy highlanders of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt and they take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.

Dolpo, is one of the most beautiful treks in the remote far corners of Nepal, very rarely visited by outsider.
 
The trip starts from Jhupal village, beginning this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons. The trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".

At Ringmo, the highlight of our trip  we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjibro Himal, with time  to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery.

 


Outline Itinerary:

Day 01  :   Arrive Kathmandu Over night.
Day 02  :   Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03  :   Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Day 04  :   Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal. Trek to Dunai.
Day 05  :   Trek to Tarakot.
Day 06  :   Trek to Kami Gaon.
Day 07  :   Trek to Tarap Khola.
Day 08  :   Trek to Yak Kharka near Lang chu or Pigo Phu.
Day 09  :   Trek to Dho Tarap.
Day 10  :   Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatisation.
Day 11  :   Trek to Tokyu Gaon.
Day 12  :   Trek to Numala Base camp.
Day 13  :   Cross Numala and camp at Phedi.
Day 14  :   Trek and cross Baga La Base camp.
Day 15  :   Trek to Ringmo.
Day 16  :   Rest Day at Ringmo. ( village walk)
Day 17  :   Trek to Sumduwa.
Day 18  :   Trek to Ankhe.
Day 19  :   Trek to Dunai.
Day 20  :   Trek to Jhuphal Airport Over night.
Day 21  :   Fly Jhuphal-Nepalgunj.
Day 22  :   Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 23  :   Shopping day.
Day 24  :   Transfer to TIA.

 

SHEY-PHOKSUNDO NATIONAL PARK

AREA (3,555 SQ.KMS)

LOCATION: Shey-Phuksundo National Park is situated in the mountain region of western Nepal, covering parts of Dolpo and Mugu Districts. It is the largest national park in the country.

FEATURES: The Park contains luxuriant forests, mainly comprised of blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, deodar, fir and birch. The Jugdula River valley consists mostly of the Quercus species. The trans-Himalayan area has a near-desert type vegetation of mainly dwarf juniper and caragana shrubs.

The park is a prime habitat of the snow leopard and blue sheep. Other animals found in the park are ghoral, Himalayan thar, serow, leopard, wolf, jackal. Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, Himalayan mouse hare, yellow-throated marten, languor and rhesus monkeys.

The park is equally rich in many species of birds, such as Impeyan pheasants (danphe), blood pheasants, cheer pheasants, red and yellow billed coughs, ravens, jungle crows, snow partridges and many others.

 

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