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Trekking In Dolpo: Some Facts Figures For Trekkers

Way to Shey La Pass

Trekking in Dolpo offers the blended and enthralling experience for adventure seekers in Nepal. Dolpo of the best destination for craggy, strenuous and rugged lover. The mysterious and beautiful ‘Hidden Land Dolpo’ situated in the west of Kali Gandaki and lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Kanjiruwa bordering with Tibetan plateau. Therefore, the people of Dolpo have strong cultural links with Tibet. ‘Dolpo’ the transHimalayan region is sparsely populated but culturally and naturally wonderland. The wide range of floral and faunal species found in Dolpo is paradise to explore for nature lovers.

The heavenly land Dolpo has an incredible altitudinal range from 1500 meters to the 7381 meters. The landscape and scenery in Upper Dolpo are extremely dramatic, with maze of wide glacial valleys, precipitously steep slopes and high ridges, folded and faulted limestones and sandstones, moraine deposits, rock headwalls, and peaks above 6000 meters. The arid climate of these rugged areas reflected sparse nature of natural vegetation. But the valleys of Lower Dolpo where the higher rainfall supports lush vegetation and forests.

Upper Dolpo

Here below some fact figures regarding the Trekking In Dolpo

When to Go

June and July are monsoons in Nepal, the days hours are longer, the sky is carpeted with the cloud, trails are muddy and wet, the river is bigger in size. You may get trouble with flights for weeks-long delays so; I do not recommend traveling in this season. Although Dolpo lies in the Dhaulagiri rain shadow and Tibetan plateau no monsoon at all but getting into Dolpo is the flight from Nepalgunj, Pokhara as the result you may stock in the airport for many days.

August, September, and October are the best season to trekking in Dolpo, where weather gives you cordial support, the enthralling scenery of blue sky, silver shining mountain and grey-brown barren landscape welcomes you and smile on your beforehand. These three months are peak season in Dolpo trekking but not crowd as Annapurna, Everest area.

What Kind Of Trips

Dolpo is very remote and rugged, no motorable road is still connected with the district. The tough topography and remoteness is its charming and hindering factor for Dolpo. The only way to accomplishing your trip is camping trek. For instance, a short trek up to Phoksundo Lake can be done in one week with basic tea house while long trek is not possible without camping trek. The strong stamina, enough budget and keen to encounter with 5000 meter plus high passes are the compulsion requirement of Dolpo trekking.

What to Bring

A rainwear, windproof and down jackets, light down sleeping bag, trekking boot, sunglass, snow glass, some warm clothes, some pairs of summer clothes in the case of clothing. Though it is warm weather during day whilst evening, night, morning, and camping on base camps gets freezing cold. Carry bunch packets of nuts, candies, nutritious chocolate bars which boost your stamina during weakness feeling. In addition, some antibiotics for diarrhea and dysentery, some files of Diamox with first aid kits are also better stuff during sickness on a trip. Furthermore, some personal electrical and electronic goods such as camera, I-pad, I-phone, solar panels, solar charger, notebooks, and pens are recommended as per your requirement.

‘FINALLY WISH YOU HAPPY JOURNEY’

 

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