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Dolpo Region
Upper Dolpo - The Shey Gompa

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Trip Profile:

Mode of trekking : Camping.
Trek Grade : Moderate to Adventurous.
Trekking days : 25 days.
Best Season : Mid March to Mid June from Sept to November.
Total trip   29 days.

             

Introduction:

I Love Trekking Nepal offers stunning trek to Upper Dolpo. Located midway between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himal range is one of the highest inhabited lands Dolpo. 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 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, and the most remote, least developed district in Nepal.

From Jhupal village, we begin this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. 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 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.
Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gomba, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Jhuphal for the flight back
by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating 'wild west' of Nepal.

 

Outline Itinerary:
 

Day 01  :   Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02  :   Half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03  :   Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Over night at Hotel.
Day 04  :   Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal & Trek to Dunai.
Day 05  :   Trek to Ankhe.
Day 06  :   Trek to Renchi.
Day 07  :   Trek to Phoksumdo Lake. (Ringmo)
Day 08  :   Rest Day at Phoksumdo Lake.
Day 09  :   Trek to Phuksumdo Khola.
Day 10  :   Trek to Phoksumdo Bhanjyang.
Day 11  :   Trek to Shey Gompa (4,500m.) via Kang-La.
Day 12  :   Rest day at Shey Gompa.
Day 13  :   Trek to Namduna.
Day 14  :   Trek to Saldang.
Day 15  :   Trek to Yangze Gompa.
Day 16  :   Trek to Sibu.
Day 17  :   Trek to Jeng-la Phedi.
Day 18  :   Trek to Tokyu Gaon.
Day 19  :   Trek to Dho Tarap.
Day 20  :   Rest Day at Dho Tarap. (Village visit)
Day 21  :   Trek to Tarap Khola.( Kamakharka).
Day 22  :   Trek to Kharigaon.
Day 23  :   Trek to Tarakot.
Day 24  :   Trek to Dunai.
Day 25  :   Trek to Jhuphal.
Day 26  :   Fly Jhuphal-Nepalgunj.
Day 27  :   Fly  Kathmandu.
Day 28  :   Shopping day.
Day 29  :   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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