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Dolpo Experience Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Dolpo Experience Circuit Trek
Duration 24
Max. elevation 5550 m
Transportation By Bus
Accomodation Tent Camp
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Nepalgunj-Phoksundo-Shey La Pass-Yak Kharka- Jomsom- Pokhara
Cost USD 4,000 per person



The Dolpo Circuit Trek offers the chance to see a breathtaking natural setting while also getting a taste of traditional Tibetan culture. The Dolpo region of Nepal, known as the "rain shadow," was only given access for hiking in 1991. This trek's features include gorgeous snowy peaks, distant, historical villages, breathtaking lakes, and magnificent Buddhist monasteries. One can hike through a range of vibrant sceneries in this distant plateau region, including green meadows and barren rocky terrain, and explore Phoksundo Lake, a lake renowned for its beauty and encircled by a steep rocky environment.
The highest points of the Dolpo Circuit, Tarakot and Bang La Camp are reached after the trek leaves Junpal and travels through Dunai. While Trekking one passes through various small local settlements. The journey continues from this point to Phoksundo Lake, a location inside Shey Phoksundo National Park. Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Jumla districts all border the Dolpo region to the east, south, and west, respectively. This region's customs and culture have Tibetan roots. The people are straightforward and kind. In this area, Buddhism under Bonpo is followed, and religion is very vital to day-to-day living.
Due to its location, Dolpo is a destination off the beaten path. The trek itself is challenging because there are numerous lengthy, steep ascents and descents. The key passes on this route are Numa La and Baga La. Nevertheless, despite the challenges of the walk, the Dolpo region's experience, including the stunning scenery and cultural encounters, will make this an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. This complete Dolpo hike includes Lower and Upper Dolpo as well as additional side valleys and passes.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m, 4593ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight (150m ,490ft)

Day 3 : Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m,8120ft)/ flight and Juphal to Dunai/ 3 hrs trek

Day 4 : Dunai to Chhepka (2687m, 8815ft)/ 6 hrs

Day 5 : Chhepka to Chunuwar (3110m ,10203ft)/ 6 hrs

Day 6 : Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3600m,11811ft)/ 5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Phoksundo – Rest day

Day 8 : Phoksundo- Sallaghari / 5-6hrs trek

Day 9 : Sallaghari to Nangdala HC (4717 m, 15475ft)/ 5-6 hrs trek

Day 10 : Nangdala HC to Shey Gompa/ ( 4280m) Crossing Nangdala pass (5240m,17191ft)/ 5-6hrs

Day 11 : Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa / 6-7 hrs crossing Shey La Pass (5100m, 16732ft)

Day 12 : Namgong Gompa to Saldang/ 4-5 hrs camping

Day 13 : Saldang to Day hike to Yangjer Gumba/( 4599m,15088ft)

Day 14 : Saldang to Khoma village

Day 15 : Khoma village to Shimen

Day 16 : Shimen to Tinje

Day 17 : Tinje to Yak Kharka

Day 18 : Yak Kharka (4780m) to Chharka / 5 hrs walk crossing Mola Pass (5030m, 16502ft)

Day 19 : Chharka to Norbulung/ Nulungsumda

Day 20 : Nulungsumda/ Norbulung to Ghalden Ghuldum (4247m,13933ft) Crossing Niwala (5120m,16797ft) and Jungbenla (5550m,18208ft) passes

Day 21 : Ghalden Ghuldum/ (4247m,13933ft) to Sangta/ (3777m)

Day 22 : Santa to Phalyak/ (3175m, 10416ft)

Day 23 : Phalyak to Jomsom/ (2720m,8923ft)

Day 24 : Jomsom to Pokhara/ flight and Pokhara to Kathmandu


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