Trekking Upper Dolpo region is difficult level by the point of view of accessible. The settlement in this area is started in the 10th century by farmers and Tibetan nomads. Shey Phoksunmdo National Park covers and protects the most of the part of Dolpa.
The attraction of this land is landscape, people around, wilderness region and Shey Phoksumdo lake that changes its color with the change of weather. While the sun disappears lake becomes dark blue/ the turquoise color. Popular and preservative land of Bon-po symbolism which was a system in Tibet before Buddhism was established. Bonpo is developed from the animist group.
Most monasteries in Dolpo are either Bon or Kagyupa, although there seems to be a trend to convert to Nyingmapa
Phoksumdo Lake The lake is spectacular, it is 4.8km long, 1.8km wide and said to be 650m deep. It is known for its aquamarine color a greenish blue similar to a special Tibetan turquoise .There is no aquatic life in the lake, which helps to make the waters brilliantly clear. If one tosses a rock in, one can watch it for a long time as it sinks to the bottom. According to legend, Phoksumdo Lake was formed by a spiteful female demon.
In Buddhist Himalaya, David Snellgrove recounts how the demon was fleeing from the saint Padmasambhava and gave the village people a turquoise after they promised not to tell that she had passed by. Padmasambhava turned the turquoise into a lump of dung, which upset so much the local people and they revealed the demon's whereabouts. She, in return caused a flood. It is said you can see the remains of a village below the lake's surface.
Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa Upper dolpo region is situated in the northwestern Nepal. It is the upper area of the Tarap Khola and Shey Phokundo lake. The route passes through dry land of the valley snow-capped peaks and the desolate plateau.
Total Days - (29) Min. Altitude - (Undefined./Undefined.)
Glimpse of Itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu reception at the airport and transfer to hotel night in hotel.
Day 02:Today is the final preparation day for everythings for the trip, check the gears, breif about the trip, if you have any questions can be asked, meet with some of our staffs (guide). After there will also be time to explore the city and its many places of interest on your own.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj. Transfer to hotel night in hotel
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal, Trek to Dunai
Day 05: Chepka
Day 06: Renje
Day 07: Ringmo
Day 08: Rest
Day 09: Chunemba
Day 10: Lar Tsa
Day 11: Mendok Din
Day 12: Shey Gompa
Day 13: Rest
Day 14: Namgung
Day 15: Karang
Day 16: Mugaon
Day 17: Shimen
Day 18: Tinje
Day 19: Rakpa
Day 20: Chharka
Day 21: Norbulung
Day 22: Sangda Phedi
Day 23: Sangda
Day 24: Dhagarjun
Day 25: Jomsom
Day 26: Fly Pokhara night in hotel.
Day 27: Departure from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Night in hotel
Day 28: Day free in Kathmandu. Night in hotel
Day 29: Transfer to airport.