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Dolpo Jomsom Trek

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July 17, 2018

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Dolpo Jomsom trek is most extraordinary trek of Nepal, and winds through amazing Phoksundo Lake, revered mountain, Bon and Buddhist monasteries, exotic village, sculpted gorge and high passes of Upper Dolpo and ends to Kaligandaki river valley Jomsom.

Tour Details

Dolpo recites at the Northwest corner of Nepal close to Chinese occupied land Tibet. Nestling in the Tibetan plateau, Dolpo is one of the highest inhabited on the earth still strongholds the pre-Buddhist Bon religion as well as Tibetan Buddhism. The rugged and monotonous region Dolpo, in holds the hollow mountains, turquoise lakes, the tremendous verity of flora and fauna. Dolpo is home of magical lake Phoksundo, sacred and holy mountain Shey Gompa and century Buddist monasteries. Dolpo Jomsom trek is one of the most popular but a bit challenging trek of Dolpo region. Dolpo Jomsom trek takes you through the sculpted gorges, ochre gompas, high passes, hamlets blended into the amazing landscape. Dolpo Jomsom trek is a simply glorious trekking of Himalaya.

Dolpo Jomsom trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu along the spectacular views of Himalayan range to Juphal. After safe landing at Juphal, we descend down along the Khas villages Dangibara to Kalagauda and following the Bheri River to Dunai. Further heading to the north following the Suligad river and along the lush vegetation of Phoksundo National Park to an amazing, turquoise and, miraculous color changing Phoksundo lake. From the Phoksundo lake, we follow the northern trail and crossing over the Kangla pass 5350m, a gateway to Upper Dolpo we enter to sacred Shey Gompa and Crystal mountain. Beyond the threatening canyons of Tartang River through the Samling Bon Gompa, we reach Bijer village, across the Neng La pass is another beautiful and legendary valley Nakhong and its villages; Saldang, Nisalgaon and continue to Musi Village. Further encountering Musi La pass 5030m to the Panzang valley’s villages; Simen village and Tinje Village. Again passing Chhoila pass 5051m we get into the trade center, travel junction of Upper Dolpo ‘Dho Tarap valley’. From Dho Tarap to the east passing Jhyarkola pass 5360m and Mola pass 5030m we reach the highest human settlement Chharka village.

Get lost for the three days into the wilderness, climbs through creepy defiles Niwas La 5120m and over the Jungben La (5550m) and Sangda La 5200m we stop at Ghalden. From Ghalden descend down to the Kyalunpa River and crossing suspension bridge via a rocky trail to Sangta village. From Sangta we ascent up to Bhimajung la 4450m and make U –shape loop several times, taking the magnificent views of Upper Mustang, Thorong Peak, Nilgiri, nd Annapurna, finally we plunge to the Kali Gandaki Valley and Jomsom.

Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

+ All the government procedure

+ Trekking permits, National Park fee, ACAP permit

+ Experience English speaking guide, Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules

+ Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tents),

+ Dining Table, Chairs and Kitchen utensils

+ Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks

+ Staff’s salary, food, insurance and clothing

+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Price exclude

-International flights and visa fee
-Personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu
-Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation
-Tips and gratitude for staffs
-Donation and local entrance fee

Practical Information

Our itinerary has been developed for gradual acclimatization to take place.

The following few points helps on acclimatization process

  • Walk slowly: Maintaining your own pace is very important rather than rush and hurry. There is a proverb ‘If you maintain snail’s pace you reach on sky’.
  • Drink lots of water- There is easier to acclimatize when your body hydrated. So, drink plenty of water and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.
  • If your condition is going very worse then you may have to go for Diamox.

Communication

We bring a satellite phone for safety, security and emergency use.

A Typical Day On Trek

The days starts with an early morning a mug of tea brought to your tent by one of the cook’s helper. Before going to mess of tent for breakfast it is best to pack your night gear onto your duffle bag. During breakfast, the tents will be packed away and after porters have arranged their loads they will set off on the trail in the cool of the morning.

After breakfast around 8 am we start walking. The pace of trek is leisure with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local villages. Lunch will be around 11 am at a spot by side of the trail and is prepare for us by the cook.

There is more walking after the lunch and normally you get into the camp by mid afternoon with the tents already puts up by the local staff. In the evening a three-course meal is served in the mess tent around 7 pm. After supper guide will discuss the plan for next day with the group. People may stay in the mess tent chatting about the day’s events for a while before retiring their tent for the night.

Food

While on the trek cook will provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. For the breakfast, you make likely to get porridge or cereal, the toast of chapattis and range of hot drinks. On arrival to camp in the afternoon, you will be given tea/coffee and biscuits and three-course meal will follow later in the evening.

Climate

In terms of time of the year, our view is that the best time to do this trek is the during the month of May, this gives you best chances of the crossing of high passes out to Jomsom.September is most popular with trekking group however often the passes are icy making travel impossible for pack animals.

This trek will have a wide range of temperature depending on the altitude and time of the day.In the mountains over 3,000m the nights will be cool, normally 5  and during the day temperature sometimes rise to 25 C.At higher altitude temperature range from about 15C to -10 C.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in TIA Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel

Day 3Nepalgunj to Juphal by flight 35 minutes and trek 2.3 hrs to Dunai

Day 4Trek to Chhepka 2840m- 6 hours.

Day 5Trek to Amchi Hospital 3110m -6 hours

Day 6Trek to Amchi Hospital 3110m -6 hours

Day 7Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3640m – 4 hours.

Day 8Rest and Acclimatization day.

Day 9Trek to Phoksundo Lake North Camp 3630m – 4 hours.

Day 1010 Trek to Forest Camp After sight walking to the east bank 3800m -3 hours

Day 11Trek to High Camp 4650m – 6 hours.

Day 12Trek to Shey Gompa 4400m 6 to 7 hours

Day 13Exploration day at Shey Gompa

Day 14Cross Sela 5060m trek to Namgung 4430m

Day 15Trek to Doro Sumda 3770m.

Day 16Trek Simen Village crossing Musi La 5030m via Chanpola Goth

Day 17Trek to Tinje Village 4180m – 7 Hours

Day 18Trek to Rapka 4550m 6-7 hours

Day 19Trek to to Chharka 4300m Crossing Chharka La 5015m – 7 hours.

Day 20Chharka To Tulsi Khola – Trek to Norbulung 4750m or Mulum Sumna 4860m

Day 21Trek to Ghalden 4247m Crossing Niwas La Pass 5120m, Jungben La Pass 5550m and Sangda Bhajyang 5130m 6 hours

Day 22 Trek to Sangta Village 3777m 5 hours

Day 23Trek to Kagbeni or Phalek 2810m 7 hours

Day 24Trek to Jomsom 2670m 2-3 hours

Day 25Fly to Pokhara and Kathmandu

Day 26Free day in Kathmandu

Day 27Fly back to home

Map

Map Dolpo Jomsom trek

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