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UPPER DOLPO & SHEY GOMPA TREK

TRIP INTRODUCTION

The Upper Dolpo “The Caravan Trek” 24 days is an extension of the lower Dolpo trek to the Tibetan Plateau and has the same wild, windswept, open spaces characteristic of Tibet. The region was declared a National Park in 1984, making it Nepal’s largest National Park and the only one encompassing a Trans-Himalayan eco-system. The National Park Status has helped preserve not only the culture but also the wildlife Children of the Himalayas…

Dolpo is one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the world. It is an area of roughly 2100 square miles inside Nepal’s northwestern frontier with Tibet, encompassing some thirty villages and monasteries at altitudes of eleven to fifteen thousand feet. Dolpo is in Nepal but, its people – in race, religion and culture, are Tibetan Buddhists descended from nomadic tribes who settled in this area around the tenth century and their religion and culture has survived as one of the best-preserved examples of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. In fact, people living in certain pockets of the region practice Bon Po, an animistic religion that pre-dates Buddhism and which, some believe is actually the precursor to Tibetan Buddhism as we know it. The lower Dolpo is home to the endangered musk deer which may be glimpsed along the trails and to a great variety of birds. Though rarely seen the blue sheep, the Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and the Himalayan wolf are also found in Dolpo.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. O/N Hotel.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu / Nepalgunj. O/N Hotel.

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj / Dolpo. Trek to Dunai. O/N Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe. O/N Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Ra Gaon. O/N Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake. O/N Camp.

Day 08: Rest day at Phoksundo for local excursion. O/N Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola. O/N Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang. O/N Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa. O/N Camp.

Day 12: Rest day at Shey for local excursion. O/N Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaon. O/N Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Saldang. O/N Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gomba. O/N Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Sibu. O/N Camp.

Day 17: Trek to Jengla Phedi. O/N Camp.

Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon. O/N Camp.

Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap. O/N Camp.

Day 20: Rest day for local excursion. O/N Camp.

Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola. O/N Camp.

Day 22: Trek to Khari Gaon. O/N Camp.

Day 23: Trek to Tarakot. O/N Camp.

Day 24: Trek to Dunai. O/N Camp.

Day 25: Trek to Juphal. O/N Camp.

Day 26: Fly Juphal / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.

Day 27: In Kathmandu for independent activities. O/N Hotel.

Day 28: Depart Katmandu

Trip Cost: US$ 4720 Per Person
Extra: KTM – Nepalgunj – Dolpo Airfare US$ 354 Per Person
Extra: Juphal – Nepalgunj – KTM Airfare US$ 320 Per Person

Cost includes:
# All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
# Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
# Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook.
# A english speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
# Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
# City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
# All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
# Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.
# Camping equipment and trekking daily wages, Guide, Sherpa helpers, Cook, Kitchen Boys, Porters, with food allowance while trekking.
# Accommodation in 2 men Tents during Trek supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress.
# Necessary kitchen utensils

Cost does not includes:
# Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay
# Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
# Hard and any form of soft drinks
# All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc.
# Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
# Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal

NOTE: The above information is an example of our standard tour, and can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

Grade: Moderately Strenuous Max-Altitude: 5090m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Nepalgunj/Nepalgunj
Trek Duration: 28 days 24 days trek) Type of trek: Camping
Best Season: March to May and September to November

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