Dolpo offers a wonderful chance to experience a landscape and culture very different from other parts of the country. Dolpo is rugged and remote and divided into two areas (upper and lower). The upper region is restricted and requires a permit. The whole of Dolpo is situated in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, 400 km west of Kathmandu. It is a rich and diverse area lying west of the Kali Gandaki valley just behind the Dhaulagiri massif in mid-western Nepal. Dolpo is home to many rare and endangered animal species including the Snow leopard, musk deer and blue sheep. The Dolpo region has only been opened to foreigners since 1989. One of the many highlights of the lower Dolpo trek is the flat upper valley, which contains a number of interesting villages mostly inhabited by people of Magar & Gurung origins. There is a number of Buddhist and Bon temples to see along the way.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu Day 03: Transfer airport – fly Nepalgunj (1 hour) – transfer hotel Day 04: Transfer airport – fly Juphal – trek Hanke (2660m) Day 05: Hanke/Samduwa Day 06: Phoksundo Lake (3600m) Day 07: Rest at Lake Phoksundo Day 08: Cross Baga La (5090m) and camp next side Day 09: Numla base camp Day 10: Cross Numla (5190m) then trek Dho Tarap (4040m) Day 11: Rest at Dho Tarap Day 12: Big cave (3600m) Day 13: Lahini (3200m) Day 14: Tarakot (2800m) Day 15: Dunai (2150m) Day 16: Jhupal (2500m) Day 17: Fly Kathmandu – transfer hotel Day 18: At leisure in Kathmandu Day 19: Transfer airport – flight to onward destination.