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20 Night /21 Days
Max People : 4
Tour Details

Trek Highlights:

  • The authentic villages and monasteries in the valley Tarap
  • The fabulous Lake Phoksundo turquoise waters
  • The unusual encounters with Dolpo
  • The wild and giddy itinerary on the old caravan routes

Tibetan enclave in one of the most remote corners of Nepal, Dolpo combines a set of landscapes: deep gorges, colorful cliffs and steep paths which cling to the yak caravans. This journey is to discover the beauty of the valley Tarap, traditional villages with Buddhist culture that has remained intact and the beautiful Lake Phoksundo now made famous by the movie “Himalaya of a leader.” A trip to love the great outdoors!

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport and transportation during the tour
  • The transportation tour of Kathmandu and its valley
  • Accommodation with breakfast in comfortable 2 * hotel room in Kathmandu
  • Nepalgunj and comfortable local hotel or lodge
  • Trek permits and entrance fees to national parks
  • The language guide for 6 people or more
  • The English-speaking guide if less than 5 people
  • Stewardship and logistics for the trek: Sherpa, a porter for 2 persons (weight 12 kg bag per person)
  • Insurance, transport, pensions for the local team
  • The plane Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Dunai A / R

Price Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Equipments (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and international ticket
  • Gratuities (allow about 2-3 USD per day / per person)
  • Personal insurance mountain rescue and repatriation (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.

Day 1 Kathmandu (1300 m)

Arrival in Kathmandu airport reception by your agent and transfer to your hotel. Late afternoon guided walk through the old neighborhoods and around the former royal palace in Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel

Day 2 Kathmandu

Tour. Starting to go to the famous stupa of Boudhanath, the largest in the world, and the Mecca of Tibetan Buddhism. Then, continue to Patan, the ancient capital royal. This city is a veritable outdoor museum with its palaces, pagodas, monasteries, temples and shrines. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Pokhara or Nepalgung

Flight to Pokhara or Nepalgung. Overnight at hotel

Day 4Dunai (2150m) 2hrs 30 min walk

Flight to Juphal; start the trek towards Dunai (2150m/2hr 30min walk)

Day 5 Tarakot (3000m) 6hrs walk

Day trek. We walk along the Bheri river to reach Tarakot. View ancient fortress town and meet he mountain caravan.

Day 6 Chauki (3000m) 5-6hrs walk

Gradual rise in the forest of pine and juniper through many hamlets of shepherds. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 7Tarap Khola (322 m) 6hrs walk

Trek through narrow path in the gorges of the Tarap Khola.

Day 8Dho (4000 m) 5-6hrs walk

Leaving the forest and the gorge, you come across the Tibetan plateau. Tarap Valley consists of several villages and Dho is the main village. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 9 Dho

Rest for acclimatization. You will have time to enjoy the surrounding villages, Tibetan monasteries and small meetings with residents of Dho (the dolpopas). .

Day 10 Takshi (4300 m) 4hrs walk, At base camp collar Nimla

Departure to the foot of the Namla Pass. The Camp provides an outstanding view across the valley

Day 11 Basya Phedi (5200 m) 7hrs walk

From the pass of Namla, we have an incredible view of the Himalayan chain in the north and south of the Tibetan Plateau. After crossing the pass, descend to the base camp Bagala walking through large pastures. There are herdsmen and caravanners who still today carry salt form Tibet.

Day 12 Roman (5100 m) 7hrs walk

Over the pass of Bagala. And down to a small hamlet in the Roman yak pastures.

Day 13 Phoksundo (3600 m) 6-7hrs walk

Arrive at the famous Lake Phoksundo with turquoise waters and surrounded by the beautiful village of Rigmo, located in beautiful surroundings. Indeed it is the base camp for the filming of famous film “the Himalaya a Leader “by Eric Vally.

Day 14 Phoksundo

Day dedicated to the discovery of the lake, the village and its Rigmo Bon Po monasteries,

Day 15 Raichi (300 m) 4-5hrs walk

Relatively short day, on the way to Raichi an impressive view of a waterfall of about 300 m.

Day 16 Shyanta (2500 m) 3-4hrs walk

Change of scenery. We leave behind the mineral world. The trail plunges into the gorge and through the forest to reach a small village.

Day 17 Dunai-Juphal (2150 m) 6-7hrs walk

This is the last day of the trek. A long day through green landscapes along the river. The trail is hilly but easy with village passages. At the end of the trek, last climb to reach the beautiful village of Juphal. Last night trek and celebrate with the local team.

Day 18 Juphal to Kathmandu

Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and onwards to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day is free to explore Kathmandu. Overnight saty in hotel

Day 19 Kathmandu

A day of safety in case of flight cancellation due to weather conditions between Juphal-Népalgung-Kathmandu.

Day 20 Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your departure to home.

*** You can choose a different category of hotel with a surcharge. If you wish to extend your stay, we can offer you extensions in Bandipur, Chitwan National Park. We can book for you hotels or homestays