BaBa Chu Wildlife and Nature Trek – Dolpo
Trip Title: BaBa Chu Wildlife and Nature Trek – Dolpo
Trip Length: 43 Days
Trip Grade: 5 [Grading Overview]
National Park: Phoksundo/Dhorpatan [Parks Overview]
Activity: Nature and Wildlife
Activity Grade: 5 [Grading Overview]
Special Focus: Nature and Wildlife Nepal
Months: July, August, September, October,
Please view our Maps Page to see if this trip has a map.Description:
An unusual and exciting expedition exploring and documenting the terrain and signs of wildlife in this remote Himalayan river valley. The BaBa Chu is the high mountain torrent that later becomes the mighty Bheri river which forms a natural barrier between Dolpo (and Shey Phoksundo National Park) to the North and Dhorpatan Reserve to the South. Dolpo is in the rain shadow of the Himalayas and is a huge, arid mountain landscape with very few trees, and one of the last bastions of free Tibetan culture. Dhorpatan is a mix of high icey wastes (including the Dhaulagiri ranges to the East) with steep canyons and huge forest cover in the southern ranges. This trip ascends slowly through the changing landscapes of the low lying farming communities along the river to the higher herding pastures to the remote and empty wilderness of upper Dolpo. We trek slowly to maximise the time to explore and take in the vast surroundings. We end up going over 4 5000 m passes as we trek to lake Phoksundo with the hope we find signs of the elusive snow leopard. This trip will be accompanied by a wild life guide.Itinerary:
Any snow leopard evidence / findings will be handed over to the International Snow Leopard Trust
See our Snow Leopard Research page.
Fly KTM – Nepalgunj.
Fly Nepalgunj – Juiphal (2603m). Organise equipment and last minute supplies.
Juiphal – Dunai (2095m) – district headquaters.
Dunai – Lawan village (2326m) – Bheri River side.
Lawan – Bheri River Camp (2580m).
Bheri River Camp – Musi Khola (2837m).
Musi Khola – Kakkot village (3277m).
Kakkot – Langhar Khola (3355m).
Langhar Khola – Garen Kharka (3963m).
Garen Khola – Mukot Kharka (3600m) crossing the BaBa Chu at Teran.
Mukot Khola – Forest Camp (3900m).
Forest Camp – Mukot Monastery (4150m).
Mukot Monastery – Neri Goth (4400m).
Neni Goth – Mukot.
Mukot – Mukot Kharka.
Mukot Kharka – Teran village – BaBa Chu Forest Camp (4000m).
BaBa Chu Forest Camp – Lonkum Kharka (3858m).
Lonkum Kharka – Thinmar (3958m).
Thinmar – Sinjik Kharka (4062m).
Sinkik Kharka – Charju Khola (4050m).
Charju Khola – Chharan Kharka (4200m).
Chharan Kharka – Mola La Base Camp ((4500m).
Mola La Base Camp – Mola La (5027m) – Lajar Sumna (4800m).
Laja Sumna – Pandi Ladum Khola / Jhyhakoi La Base Camp (5000m).
Jhyhakoi La Base Camp – Jhyhakoi La (5453m) – Tahari Khola (4900m).
Tahari Khola – Dho village (4907m).
Dho – Sherin Monastery (4400m).
Sherin Monastery – Numa La South Base Camp (4600m).
Numa La South Base Camp – Numa La (5143m) – Chara Khola (4200m).
Chara Khola – Baga La ((5172m) – Baga La – Baga La Phedi (4251m).
Baga La Phedi – Maduwa (3400m).
Maduwa – Ringmo / Phoksundo Lake (3724m).
Ringmo – Sandwa (3200m).
Sandwa – Bhukpa Khola (3200m).
Bhukpa Khola – Chhepka (3000m).
Chhepka – Suligad (2100m).
Suligad – Juiphal (2603m).
Fly Juiphal – Nepalgunj.
Fly Nepalgunj – KTM.
A Full Camping Trek – Hotel in Nepalgunj.
€4895 per person. Minimum 2 pax.
KTM – KTM – Special Wildlife Guide, Cook, Porters, Camping and Cooking Equipment, Fuel, 3 Meals a day, Lower Dolpo Trekiking Permit, Internal flights (x4) KTM – Nepalgunj – Juiphal Return, Medical Kit, Hotel and Airport pick up and drop.
Cost does not include:
International Flights, Hotel and Expenses in KTM, Rescue Insurance, Sleeping Bag and Trekking Clothes.