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The Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Although a few anthropologists and geographers have explored the region, the entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Peter Mathesons book - The Snow Leopard and Snell Grove's - Himalayan pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo.

The Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. It is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the state of Nepal, 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 legendary 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.


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Day  01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day  02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 - Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu-1 hr flight . Overnight at a hotel.

Day 04 - 35 minutes flight to Juphal (2,400m). Trek to Dunai (2,150m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 05 - Trek to Ankhe (2,660m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 06 - Trek to Renje (3,104m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 07 - Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m) - 6.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 08 - Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09 - Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10 - Cross the Kang La pass (5,151m) and trek to Shey Gompa (4,126m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 11 - Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12 - Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785m), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 13 - Trek to Saldang (3,903m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 14 - Trek to Sibu (3,942m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 15 - Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 16 - Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845m), trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 17 - Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m) - 4.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 18 - Trek to Serkam (3,630m) - 6.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 19 - Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 20 - Trek to Tarakot (2,281m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 21 - Trek to Dunai (2,052m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps

Day 22 - Trek to Juphal (2,404m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at tented camps .

Day 23 - Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj- Total 1 hr and 35 minutes flight . Overnight at a hotel.

Day 24 - Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 25 - Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

COST INCLUDES

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.

Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.

Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj.

Guided Kathmandu day tour with private tourist vehicle.

All your standard Meals prepared by our professional team during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.

1 Friendly licensed English speaking guide.

The required number of local staff, porters and Yaks to carry your luggage during the trek.

Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

Special Trekking Permit US$ 70 per person per day and all local conservation fees.

Flight fare from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj– Juphal – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu including airport departure taxes.

Surface transfer to and from Kathmandu.

Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.

All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

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Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

Travel insurance that covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.

International airfare and airport departure tax.

Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. NOTE: Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

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