The Dolpo region, not without a reason, is called the last enclave of the Tibetan culture. Situated in the westernmost part of Nepal, stayed the less developed area. It was researched and exploited by the archaeologists, but finally closed for tourists for a long time. Only in 1989, a southern part of it was made available to them. Dolpo, situated between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri massif, is a place of the people’s settlements located at the highest altitudes on the Earth. Geographically, it is an extension of Tibet, but politically belongs to Nepal. From 1984 it is an area of the largest Nepalese landscape park, in which one can meet various fauna, including the blue sheep, Himalayan foxes and very rare wild snow panthers. Dolpo is one of the most beautiful areas of Nepal, still very ethnic, traditional and not touched by a modern civilisation. It is a homeland of people using numerous Tibetan dialects. The region was made famous by a film directed by Eric Vallis – “Himalaya” (known also under the name of “Caravan”), nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category.
During this expedition you will also get to know a royal capital of Nepal, with the most famous attractions, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. So, in the programme one can find the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, the Buddhist Boudhanath sanctuary or a central royal plaza, the Durbar Square. You will also relax in the tourist district of the town – Thamel, which vibrates with life, full of comers from all parts of the world. You will feel a unique atmosphere of Kathamandu in the entanglement of streets, shops and cafes.
We will begin our mountain adventure from a village of Jhupal, on the way we will pass by many unusual sites, meet extraordinary people. A road will lead us among villages and valleys, pine, oak, and rhododendron forests. We will go across the giant mountain chain; finally, we will reach to an altitude of 3,400 m - Ringmo Phoksundo in the National Park.
In Ringmo we will spend 2 nights, in order to be able to delight with an azure of the Phoksundo Lake, as well as admire, surrounding us, majestic summits, covered with snow and ice. We will also visit a monastery in the vicinity of the Ringmo village. We will continue a travel through the Crystal Mountain, visit Shey Gompa monastery, further we will trek by an ancient, Himalayan trade route, and finally we will return to Jhuphal. From there we come back to Kathhmandu by an alternative way.
A trekking is intended for persons without health problems, well prepared in terms of physical condition, with at least basic high-mountain experience. We will trek in the different, sometimes difficult terrain, many hours per day, at high altitudes.
If you have any doubts if it is a challenge for you – be sure to contact us.
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Please notice that presented expedition, as well as all the other offers presented by Meroway Adventure were created using our best knowledge and experience. However, if you would like to modify the presented itinerary as so it better matches your needs - please contact us and we will do our best to meet your expectations - this is Your own way of adventure!