Dolpo is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpa District of western Nepal, bordered in the north by China.Part of the region lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park. The sparse, agro-pastoral population, known as Dolpo in standard Tibetan and Dhol-wa in the local dialect, is connected to the rest of Nepal via Jufal airport, which can be reached in three days by horse.There are no precise population numbers for the region, with estimates including less than 5,000and 18,000
The Dolpo are generally adherents of Bon, a religion whose origins predate Buddhism but whose modern form is officially accepted as a fifth school of Tibetan Buddhism. The remote region has preserved its Tibetan culture in relatively pure form, making it attractive to Westerners. Dolpa was the location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya and more recently for the German documentary Dolpo Tulku.
In spite of the near inaccessibility of the region and tourism restrictions for the more remote parts, Dolpa is a popular destination for trekking tourism.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & preparation day.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalganj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2,000m)
Day 05: Trek to Chhepka (2,840m)
Day 06: Trek to Amchi Hospital (3,110m)
Day 07: Trek to Ringmo and Phoksumdo Lake (3,700m)
Day 08: Rest for acclimatization at Phoksumdo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake North Camp (3,630m)
Day 10: Trek to Lar Tsa Camp (4,200m)
Day 11: Trek to Snowfields Camp (4,650m)
Day 12: Rest for acclimatization at Snowfields Camp
Day 13: Cross Kang La (5,380m), trek to Shey Gompa (4,400m)
Day 14: Exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,400m)
Day 15: Cross Saldang La (5,060m), trek to Namgung (4,430m)
Day 16: Trek to Tora Sumda (4,000m)
Day 17: Trek to Mischagaon village (4,200m)
Day 18: Trek to Chanpola Goth near Shimen village (4,250m)
Day 19: Trek to Tinje village (4,180m)
Day 20: Trek to Rapka (4,550m)
Day 21: Cross Chharka La (5,015m), trek to Chharka village (4,300m)
Day 22: Exploration day at Chharka village
Day 23: Trek to Norbulung (4,750m)
Day 24: Cross higher Sangda La (5,515m), trek to Sangda Phedi (5,100m)
Day 25: Cross lower Sangda La (5,035m), trek to Sangda village (3,800m)
Day 26: Trek to Pangling (2,900m)
Day 27: Trek to Jomsom
Day 28: Fly to Pokhara. Half day Pokhara valley sightseeing.
Day 29: Fly/drive to Kathmandu
Day 30: Departure