Dolpa is a land blessed with natural wonder and immersed in spirituality. On our journey from river valleys to alpine lakes, we explore legends and stories of the oral traditions of Masto/Dhami shamanism and ancient Bon religion. We share our trails and tents with villagers of Khas and Dolpo ethnicities as well as interact with young community leaders to understand these changing times.
This expedition to Dolpa is an overland journey from Nepalgunj in western Terai to Ringmo of the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Over buses and jeeps, along with horses and yaks, we will drive and walk along the Bheri River, traversing through Rukum and Jajarkot, to reach the fertile valleys in Dolpa. After spending three days in the neighboring villages of the revered Tripurasundari, we undertake another trek to reach Phoksundo lake. Throughout these trails, we stay under the stars inside the comfort of our tents; and we eat in homes and teahouses of our friends who live in Dolpa.
We spend four nights near the alpine lake, with multiple day trips and experiences. The Dolpo village of Ringmo - and areas surrounding Phoksundo lake – is quite stunning. We slow down, take time, and get to know this area with local community. Then, we trek back downhill to get to Dunai, the district headquarters, and then take flights to Kathmandu to wrap up our two-week adventure.
20 April - 4 May, 2018
7 - 21 Baishak, 2075 B.S.
Group: 12 travelers.
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jajarkot – Rukum – Tripurakot – Ringmo – Phoksundo lake - Dunai - Kathmandu
Trip length: 15 days
Total walking days: 7 days, between 3-6 hrs walking days.
95,000.00 NPR. Ninety Five Thousand NPR.
All inclusive of accommodation, meals, flights, ground transportaion, and guides.
*International travelers (without Nepali citizenship) have extra costs for the flight price surcharge and permit fees.
Tents. Sleeping bags and Tents are provided by the Expedition. The Expedition team will also arrange pack animals to carry these supplies.
Teahouses and Homes.
We take three flights - (1) Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, (2) Juphal to Nepalgunj, and (3) Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. As always, mountain weather in Nepal limits flights, so we need to prepare ourselves for possible delays in Dolpa. Al costs for flights are included in the price.
Please expect to carry your own personal backpack and belongings. The Expedition Team will arrange pack animals for tents, sleeping bags, and other essential supplies.
Our guide teams are a mix of outdoor professionals and experiential educators, who bring with them their passion for ideas and commitment to communities. Our expeditions are richer, vibrant, challenging, and intriguing because of our guides. They are assisted by accomplished field staff who have years of experience organizing rugged travel and trekking.
1. Binod Shahi, Sir of the Himalayas / SnowYak Foundation. Binod has been traveling to Dolpa for the last 14 years to work in education projects. He currently works with communities in Dolpa to develop self-reliant schools and to create locally relevant curriculum.
2. Jason Shah, SherpaShah / NepaliTravelers. Jason has worked as an experiential educator and led small groups to different parts of Nepal. He is involved in enterprises and initiatives that work on grassroots tourism, food systems, and sustainability.
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