Dolpo, far-flung Tibetan bordering region of Nepal is not only rich in cultural diversity but also enriched with bio-diversity. Nestling in the rain-shadows of Kanjiruwa, Dhaulagiri and Tibetan plateaus is the home of many endangered Himalayan wildlife.
Upper Dolpo, the highland region of northwestern Nepal is beautifully wild, barren landscape and vast mountains, home of mountain people and animals. The beautiful hamlets of Upper Dolpo are guarded by high passes and on the gorges of these high passes, the Himalayan wild animals are roaming in their habitat. Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest national park of Nepal resides in Dolpo which covers a large part of Upper Dolpo. The park is home to many endangered species of Himalayan flora and fauna.
Dolpo Wildlife Trek is designed in such a way that, where we tracing the footprints of Himalayan wildlife across beautiful hidden, rugged valleys, jagged rock, river gorges, and grassland or pastureland of Dolpo. This trip is a very special trip of Dolpo because it caters the great experience of nature, culture, and adventure. In this wildlife trek, our goal is to see and capture the picture of Himalayan mammals; Snow Leopard, Lynx, Wolf, Fox, Marmot, Pleatue Pika, Argali, Tibetan Wild Ass, Wild Yak, Blue Sheep, Wooly Hare and many different species of Himalayan birds.
Recently, in 2015 and 2016 the great wildlife researcher and conservationist Geraldine Werhahn on their project and her team successfully completed their research expedition in the trans-Himalayan grassland of Himalaya including, Humla, Dolpo, and Kanchanjanga. In Upper Dolpo researcher were able noticed Tibetan Tibetan Argali Ovis ammon .
Our Dolpo Wildlife trek begins with spectacular flights along the Himalayan range to the small Juphal airstrip and ease into the trekking rhythm. Then we directly hike up the richly forested Suligad River gorge, ascent to magical Phoksundo Lake where we explore the nearby gompas and villages. Entering Upper Dolpo, we traverse and climb through west balcony of the spectacular lake, further scenic camps lead to our first 4700-meter pass and conquering first notorious Kang La pass en-routes to sacred Shey Gompa and Shelri, Crystal Mountain. We spent 3-4 days around Crystal Mountain and perform Kora, day excursion for wildlife.
Our next detour to dramatic Saldang village, and then we explore the little-used and remote route to Maite Gaon via Mischa. From Maite Gaon along Maite Khola, we trek up to Yanan Pass to explore Tibetan border and descend to Mendo and Tinje. We wander along the rolling Panzang Valley to our last fortified Dolpo village, Chharka, and glorious big sky trekking leads to the Mulunsumna Kharka, we explore few days around Mulumsumna for Tibetan Argali and wolves. Conquering last three high passes including Jungbenla exit to Sangta, tucked away in a hidden valley of Mustang. Rolling into one last major ridge with extensive Upper Mustang panoramas we descend into the Kali Gandaki valley for a smooth exit, flying out of 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
-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