DOLPO REGION
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DOLPO REGION

In the northwest of Nepal lies a region ringed like a horseshoe shape of soaring peaks called Dolpo. These peaks rise higher than 21,000 feet and have a cold high desert feel to it. Home to people of Tibetan decent since the early centuries of the Christianity, Tibetan refugees continue to trickle into Dolpo. Most of the Tibetans follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion though some practice the Bon religion too. This religion pre-dates Buddhism and was widespread in Tibet until the introduction of Buddhism. However, Bon is considered one of the five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The region opened to trekking in 1989 and has an untouched and unexplored feel to it. Here a trekker can meet nomadic people living a lifestyle that has stretched back for centuries. The Dolpo region is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm. The Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo trekking offer an endless variety of landscapes not to mention a chance to interact with the local people. Truly Dolpo houses incredible diversity and can be visited many times over with never having the same experience twice. Though not as extreme as its neighbor to the east, Mustang, Dolpo also lies in a rain shadow area and is much drier than the rest of Nepal and receive less rain. In Dolpo, the elevation of the trails ranges from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level.



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Phoksundo Lake Trek, 11 Days

from 1.850 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Phoksundo Lake Trek lies in Dolpo, the largest territorial district in Nepal. It is certainly a beautiful and splendid place. The exotic sites and natural sceneries lures people all over the world , thus making it a must visit this destination. Dolpo has been captured beautifully on film by the renowned director Eric Valli in his movie “Caravan”. Dolpo’s Phoksundo Lake is regarded as one of...

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Lower Dolpo Trek, 18 Days

from 3.730 USD / Days: 18 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Lower Dolpo Trek region of western Nepal has only been open since 1988, and has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal's best trekking regions. We have previously organized many different treks in the area and in 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter Matthiessen's journey, made famous in his book “The Snow Leopard”.  Lower Dolpo Trek Nepal is also one of the more challenging...

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Inner Dolpo Trek, 26 Days

from 7.220 USD / Days: 26 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Inner Dolpo Trek is one of the more challenging trek which allow you to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal. Dolpo Region Trekking of western Nepal has only been open since 1988, and has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal's best trekking regions. We have previously organized many different treks in the area and in 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter...

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Upper Dolpo Trek traverse Sangda-La Pass, 32 Days

from 6.600 USD / Days: 32 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Upper Dolpo Trek is an adventurous, challenging journey to the most far-flung regions of Dolpo, possibly the most comprehensive and interesting Dolpo route out there. We explore further into Dolpo, a purely Tibetan region of wild trekking, high passes, remote villages and lots of wildlife. With many spare days for exploration and an exciting exit crossing the many high passes leading to Jomsom...

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Dhorpatan Dolpo Trek, 29 Days

from 4.880 USD / Days: 29 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Dhorpatan Dolpo Trek covers many passes, jungle ravines and over the Himalayan main chain. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and Shey Phoksundo National Park lie in rain shadow of the Himalayas in the central North West of Nepal. These two remote areas hide vast wilderness rich in flora and fauna, sparsely populated and extremely beautiful, making for the best trekking in Nepal. Beni to Dolpo Trek...

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Jumla Dolpo Trek traverse Kagmara-La Pass, 25 Days

from 4.885 USD / Days: 25 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Jumla to Dolpo Trek has the natural arduous high passes, rare flora and fauna, vistas; which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural study. This region, surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural for historical research. It was opened in 1991 for trekking. This region lies on the northern belt of Himalayas. Jumla Dolpo Trek...

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Dolpo Jomsom Trek traverse Musikhola and Jugben-La Pass New Route, 17 Days

from 3.500 USD / Days: 17 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Dolpo to Jomsom Trek traverse Musikhola and Jugbenla Pass is an adventurous, challenging journey to the most far-flung regions of Dolpo, possibly the most comprehensive and interesting Dolpo route out there. We explore further into Dolpo, a purely Tibetan region of wild trekking, high passes, remote villages and lots of wildlife. With many spare days for exploration and an exciting exit crossing...

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Kanjiroba Expedition 6883m Dolpo- Camping 45 Days

from 6.500 USD / Days: 45 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Kanjiroba Expedition 6883m # Itinerary 1 Kanjiroba Expedition 6883m - Camping 45 Days Flying into Jumla and leaving from Juphal Outline Itinerary Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Day 02: Stay KTM for official work, staff cargo drive to Nepalgunj. Hotel Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj (Member + Officer), Hotel Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj - Jumla (30 min) and trek to Gothi...

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