Dolpa offers a wonderful
chance to experience a landscape and culture far different
from seen in other parts of country . it is located
in the central west of the country. The focal point
of the area is Shey Phokundo National park. This remote
and rugged protected area is both scenically and culturally
attractive. It is the habitat of various rare and endangered
plant and wildlife species many of which can be seen
nowhere else in the country. Animal species of particular
interest in the national park are populations of snow
leopard, grey wolf and blue sheep.
The most obvious group of people seen in the northern
parts of the area. Particularly in Dopa, are of Tibetan
origin. Similar to Tibetans and Sherpas they rely on
eking out a living on the high pastures and supplementing
this with trade both to the north and the south. For
years, their salt caravans have been a common site along
the mountain passes. Their religion is a mixture of
Tibetan Bhddhisum and the ancient, pre Buddhist , Bon
religion, a largely animistic faith. Strangely, their
language is based on the Tibetan dialect spoken in Kham,
a province of old Tibet located many hundreds of kilometers
to the east.
Lower down the people are a mixture of ethnic groups,
such as the Magar, Gurung and hill people of Hindu caste
origin. Of particular interest are the Thakuri, the
royal family caste. Again they are quite different in
culture and language to their cousins further east
to Day Itinerary
in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage
sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath
Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that
Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old,
and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on
all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of
Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where
pilgrims from all over the world come.
is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath
Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims
site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the
biggest in the World. Every morning and evening,
many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate
enabling the visitors to observe local religious
of the holiest hindu shrines in the world,
The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of
Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River
with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually.
Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During
religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings,
and it is sometimes very crowded.
Durbar Square: This former royal palace
complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of
55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting
melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda
temples, is the center of Patan's religious and
bus to Beni Bazar. Drive will
take approximately 9hours.
Follow the river(Myagdi Khola), which starts from
the Dhaulagiri glacier. There is a hot spring along
Cross the bridge of Myagdi Khola. Climb up a rocky
path dug into the cliff just over the river. Trail
ascents and descends through village and forest.
In good weather possible to see Dhaulagiri massif
with its 6peaks, the Putha Hiunchuli and the Churen
From here the path is flat through the villages
of Takum and Sibang. After Sibang start the climb
to the small village of Mattim. After reaching a
crest go down to Mura.
Trail continues through forest and villages towards
From the top of the Jaljale will take about 4 hours
to reach Dhorpatan valley. Mean the time walking
through an incredible forest of pine trees, junipers,
flowers and small hills. Several times you will
have to cross the river.
–Pagune lekh cross(4050m) to Thankot besi
Cross the valley and climb up to reach the banks
of Pagune khola. From here start a steep ascent
following the river between rocks and canyons, up
to the summit of Pagune lekh. Which is marked with
a small Chorten( pile of stones adorned with prayer
flags). Beautiful view of Dhaulagir, Chure and Putha
besi to Pelma;
Descent to a grassy meadow where there are some
abandoned huts. Cross a small river than enter to
a fantastic jungle. Follow the path of many small
peaks with beautiful view of Ghustung Khola to reach
to Pelma village.
The path goes through grassy, dense forest leading
to a narrow gorge and an unnamed river. Jumping
from one rock to another to reach to Dhule.
to Seng Khola(3600m(
Climb up to a small passage . the path becomes flat
then start long ascent to the Nautale La(3970m),
which is marked with a Chorten. From here start
the descent to the bed of Seng Khola. Where are
to Jangla La(4530m)
It is very easy to see steep path leading up. The
pass is marked with a Chorten and a small lake.
From here the path is flat and clearly visible.
To cross the pass it will take long time but not
La to Sahartara;
From the top of Jangla La starts the old kingdom
of Tichrong the valley of Fragrant water. Tichurong
was an independent kingdom whose capital was Tarakot
or Taragaon or Dzong.
; Rest day and explore
Trail follows the bank of river, where the valley
becomes large and green. After village of Khani
gaon to Lahini it is easy to see musk deer jumping
in the middle of juniper and pine forest.
to Tarap khola cave (3500m)
From here The trail becomes a narrow and walking
through in landslide and avalanches area.
Khola cave to Dho-Tarap(4100m)
This is the most difficult and dangerous part of
the trek. The valley becomes a narrow, deep gorges
and crossed by innumerable small bridges, make the
river more and more impetuous. The path is dug into
the rock but many parts are covered over by rockfalls.
rest day and explore
to Numla base camp(5360m)
After visiting all the gompas and Chorten in Tarap
valley. The trail ascents through grassy meadows
with plenty of flowers and wild rabbits jumping
from hole to hole to reach to base camp. On the
top of pass , marked with Mani stones. It opens
a beautiful view of the Tibetan mountain and upper
base camp to Bagla base camp;(5090m)
After crossing Numla Pass trail descends towards
to Poyon khola. Where you can see Himalayan sheep,
jumping from one rock to another with incredible
agility. Bagla pass surrounded by big glaciers and
blade shaped rock cliffs. From the pass there is
a beautiful view of all Kanjiroba.
base camp to Phoksundo lake;(3600m)
Soon after crossing the pass of Bagla you will reach
to Ringmo valley with a complete view of the huge
waterfall. Passing through dense forest to reach
to Phokosundo lake.
day and explore
lake to Sepka(2660m)
The trail goes down hill through narrow gorge of
Suli gad river. Where you will see a few houses
of Tibetan and Gurungs surrounded by beautiful fields.
Trail continues through villages and along the river
to reach to Dunai. Dunai is the administrative capital
and has only market in all the Dolpa district.
It is a very easy and pleasant walk.
||Juphal to Nepalgung
to Kathmandu. by Flight
day in Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your
final departure from Kathmandu.