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Upper dolpo trek

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Upper Dolpo Trek to Shey Gompa

Upper Dolpo trek known as remote and hidden trekking destination in Nepal where Nepal’s most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored. Upper dolpo trekking trail is located inside the Shy Phoksundo National park of mid-western par of Nepal, upper dolpo region situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. During a trekking period of upper dolpo, you will able to visit world highest inhabited of human and their life living style. in this way Upper dolpo trek known ashighest Human inhabited trekking destination in world”. Trekking in Upper dolpo region is an experience not easily forgotten. As it is in the isolated part of Nepal, there the nature seems to have remained exactly the same as it was first created- unharmed and unaltered. Undisturbed and preserved for centuries now. Blue sheep, leopards and other interesting Himalayan animals are still there in that region. Upper dolpo trekking region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of the Upper Dolpa trekking. Visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local in between Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience of this Himalayan country of Nepal.

Upper dolpo trek is famous for deepest Lake Phoksundo, in entire Himalayan region. Mother nature created a unique and wonderful treasurer like Dolpo, which is being the shelter of many rare alpine living beings. Trek to upper dolpo has often been called the Nepal Himalaya pilgrimage trekking and hidden valley trek created by Guru Rinpoche. Upper Dolpo trek is suitable for those who are exceptionally fit and prepared to face the full challenge of the Himalayan wilderness and well-organized camping trekking, trekking in group is recommended also special trekking permit is required for upper dolpo trek which you can obtain through Government registered trekking company of Nepal. Although a few anthropologists and geographers had explored the region, the entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of upper dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Peter Mathesons book – The Snow Leopard and Snell grove – Himalayan pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of upper dolpo.

The first part of upper dolpa trek is not difficult and provides delightful walking before joining ancient trade routes and the steep ascent to cross the Kagmara La 5225m, than entrance to upper Dolpo region. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown and gray. Eventually you can hear prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass, and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the kanjiroba Himal and the five peaks of Dhaulagiri. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the beautiful Phoksundo (Rigmo) lake. The scenery is outstanding with the deep blue waters of the lake contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills. We cross over two high passes, the Bag La 5182m and the Numa La 5148m. From the Numa La descend into the Tarap valley to the village of Dho Tarap. Our adventurous journeys finally at upper dolpo trekking comes to and end at Juphal with an easy two days walk following the Bheri river to the small airstrip at Juphal and we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.