Dolpo, which is also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden valley, is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. The medicinal plants, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. It is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal.
Here one can find a well-preserved Eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksundo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience. A trek truly into the wild….
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni
Day 02: Trek from Beni (770m) to Tara Khet (970m) via Singa bazaar (850m)
Day 03: Trek from Tara khet to Dangya Khola (1125m)
Day 04: Trek from Dangya khola to Dharapani (1470m)
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muna (1850m)
Day 06: Trek from Muna to Jaljhala Na (3390m) via Lumsum (2100m)
Day 07: Trek from Jaljala Na to Dhorpatan (2990m) via Gurjakot (3070m)
Day 08: A day for rest at Dhorpatan
Day 09: Trek from Dhorpatan to Takur (3190m) via Phagune Dhuri Pass (4061m)
Day 10: Trek from Takur to Pelma (2600m)
Day 11: Trek from Pelma to Dhule (3340m) via Yamakhar (2480m)
Day 12: Trek from Dhule to Seng Khola (3820m) via Nautale Bhangyang (3961m)
Day 13: Trek from Seng khola to Purpang (4050m)
Day 14: Trek from Purpang to Sahar Tara (3010m)
Day 15: Trek from Sahar Tara to Kanigaon (2540m) via Tarakot (2550m)
Day 16: Trek from Kanigaon to Dunai (2150m)
Day 17: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2490m)
Day 18: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj
Day 19: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 20: This is a free day for you
Day 21: Depart for home
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni which takes about eleven hours.
You follow the Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. The drive from here goes through uphill into zigzag road all the way to Naudanda. It then descends through zigzag road up to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. To reach Beni, you drive along the bank of Mardi River. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 02: Trek from Beni (770m.) to Tara Khet (970m.) via Singa Bazaar (850m.) takes about seven hours.
To reach Singa Bazaar you walk along the bank of Beni river with views of villages at some distance. Singa Bazaar is a village with tea shops, lodges, hotels, beautiful terraces and typical houses. Leaving Singa Bazaar, you move through quite flat land all the way to Tara Khet passing through villages. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 03: Trek from Tara Khet to Danyga Khola (1125m.) takes about six hours.
This day you trek through gentle ascent until you reach Panchey (1700m.) passing villages, few trees and green hills. Now crossing a suspension bridge over Beni River you arrive at Tokra (1820m.), a village. Descending gently for couple of minutes, you reach Junla (2020m.), mostly considered as a pass. The trail appears to be quite flat passing through villages, sparse forests and green hills and you reach Danyga Khola. Danyga village lies at the bank of Danyga Khola. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 04: Trek from Danyga Khola to Dharapani (1470m.) takes about six hours.
The trail is ascending and descending at the beginning and later moves through flat land all the way to Dharapani. En route you can enjoy the spectacular views of green hills, forests, typical houses and mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Mana Pathi Himal and other unnamed mountains. Dharpani is a village with good infrastructure. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muna (1850m.) via Sibang (1610m.) takes about six hours.
At first you trek through gentle flat land with green hills on both sides. After some distance, the path goes quite up for a long distance passing through villages, forests covered with pine, oak, rhododendron and local vegetation. Before you enter Muna, you have to trek through flat for couple of hours. Muna is a big village with good infrastructure. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 06: Trek from Muna to Jaljala La (3390m.) via Lumsum (2100m.) and Moreni (2670m.) takes about seven hours.
To reach Lumsum you have to trek through steep ascent passing through the oak and rhododendron forests with views of Dhaulagiri, Mana Pathi and few other unnamed mountains. The path is steep up until you reach Jaljala La passing through Moreni, a village. This is best described as hunting area. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 07: Trek from Jaljala La to Dhorpatan (2990m.) via Gurjakot (3070m.) takes about seven hours.
The trails until Gurjakot are steep descent and then it moves through flat land all the way to Dhorpatan. You walk along the bank of river passing through forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendron, juniper and other local vegetation. Gurjakot is a small village mostly dominated by people who follow Tibetan culture. There are chortens, mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the bridge. On the other hand, Dhorpatan is a point where roads from Baglung, Beni, Rolpa and Rukum meet. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 08: Rest day at Dhorpatan.
You can visit monastery, chortens and local markets. Hiking green hill will give you another pleasure. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 09: Dhorpatan to Takur (3190m.) via Phagune Dhuri Pass (4061m.) takes about six to seven hours.
Leaving Dhorpatan you head uphill up to Phagune Dhuri Pass passing grass land and sparse forests. This pass is surrounded by green hills and you can see villages at some distance from the top. Now the trail goes steep down passing villages, terraces and a suspension bridge over Pelma Khola (stream). As you cross bridge you begin to follow gentle ascent path through terraces and local villages all the way to Takur. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 10: Trek from Takur to Pelma (2600m.) takes about six hours.
The supposed trail moves down all the way to Pelma crossing a wooden bridge over Pelma Khola. On the way, you can see several villages, terraces, green hills and local people. Pelma is a village and people living in and around this area are not well to do. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 11: Trek from Pelma to Dhule (3340m.) via
Yamakhar (2480m.) and Gorba Khola (2930m.) takes about seven hours. Crossing Pelma Khola the trails go steep up all the way to Dhule. En route, you pass through picturesque villages, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 12: Trek from Dhule to Seng Khola (3820m.) via Nautale Bhanjyang (3961m.) takes about six hours.
The beginning part of the trail moves through the pine, rhododendron, and juniper forests along the steep ascent path until you reach Nautale Bhanjyang. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri range and other unnamed mountains. Nautale Bhanjyang, atop a ridge is a grass land where local people bring yak and sheep for grazing. To reach Seng Khola you trek through gentle ascent for couple of hours and the trail turns steep up all the way to your destination. Seng Khola is a village which lies at the bank of Seng River. Stay overnight in camp
Day 13: Trek from Seng Khola to Purpang (4050m.) via Paanidal Pass (4412m.) takes about seven hours.
You trek steep ascent all the way to Purpang following rocky and dry land. En route you come across alpine grass land. From Panidal Pass you can have panoramic views of Dhaulagiri range, Kantagaton Himal, Nurbukang Himal and other unnamed mountains. While heading towards Purpang, you cross rocky and slippery trail. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 14: Trek from Purpang to Sahar Tara (3010m.) via Jangla Bhanjyang (4530m.) and Tokar (3740m.) takes about seven hours.
The trail you follow is steep ascent up to Jangla Bhanjyang passing through rocky trails. You are accompanied by panoramic views of Norbu Himal, Kantagaton, Dhaulagiri, Serkeam Himal and few others. Crossing Jangla Bhanjyang, you begin to follow gentle descent all the way to Tokar. It is a small village surrounded by hills. To reach Sahar Tara, you again follow steep descent passing through few villages and sparse vegetation. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 15: Trek from Sahar Tara to Kanigaon (2540m.) via
Tarakot (2550m.) and Yalkot Khola (2520m.) takes about seven hours. Crossing several villages you walk downhill all the way to your destination. Tarakot is a small village. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 16: Trek from Kanigaon to Dunai (2150m.) takes about seven hours.
Leaving Kanigaon, you begin to follow gentle descent along the bank of Thulibheri river passing through villages and terraces. Dunai, headquarter of Dolpa district lies at the bank of Thulibheri river. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 17: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2490m.) takes about two and half hours.
After walking through flat level path for some hours you begin to follow gentle ascent path passing through villages, terraces and sparse vegetation. You find farmers cultivating paddies around this area. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 18: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes about 35 minutes.
Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 19: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 20: This is a day free for you.
You can rest & do your own things. Probably send a few postcards home telling your family about the wonders of your trip. In the evening, we will visit a well known Nepal kitchen for some delicious Nepalese food (supper). While enjoying your meal, you will be entertained to a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles. This is a complimentary outing on behalf of Higher Limits Trek & Expedition for the good relationships of our guests. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 21: Our escort will reach you to the airport for your connecting flight home.
Sayonara!! After a good trip.