Friday, April 17, 2009

lower Dolpa trekking -16 days

Welcome to lower Dolpa trekking -16 days

Facts of the Trek

Duration: 16 DaysTrek 

type: Camping 
Max Altitude: 5238 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Grade: Strenuous

Lower Dolpo Extensive trek (16days)

Dolpo is also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. It is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal.
Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.
The Upper Dolpo region is another remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, and unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an unforgettable journey in every visitor's life. Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon. The Upper Dolpo is the home of the Bhotiya and Sherpa people. It's difficult to grow crops there, which makes life difficult for the local people. They depend on barley as sole crop. The stalwart yak is a vital source of food, transport and dung fuel. They also trade salt for grain with those from far away Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food.

 16 Itinerary for Lower Dolpo trek:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(260m.), stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj
Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal(2475m.), trek from Juphal to Dunai(2140m.)
Day 03: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot(2537m.)
Day 04: Trek from Tarakot to Laina Odar(3370m)
Day 05: Trek from Laina Odar to Nawarpani(3475m.)
Day 06: Trek from Nawarpani to Dho Tarap(3944m.)
Day 07: Trek from Dho Tarap to Numa Phedi(4440m.)
Day 08: Rest at Dho Tarap and explore in around the area
Day 09: Trek from Numa Phedi to Danigar(4631m.) via Numa Pass(5238m.)
Day 10: Trek from Danigar to Phoksunko lake(Ringmo Gaon – 3733m.) via Baga Pass(5214m.)
Day 11: Rest at Ringmo Gaon and explore Phoksundo lake
Day 12: Trek from Ringmo Gaon to Roha Gaum(3100m.)
Day 13: Trek from Roha Gaum to Dunai
Day 14: Trek from Dunai to Juphal
Day 15: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj, stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj
Day 16: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, all surface transportation to and fro, a guide and required number of porter(s), cook, kitchen helper, sherpas, all meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee, fruit, juice, etc.), necessary camping equipments such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, fuel etc. camping charges, rescue help, insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.

Services Excluded
Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

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