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Dolpa – 45 Day Pilgrimage

Trip Title: Dolpa – 45 Day Pilgrimage

Trip Length: 45 Days

Trip Grade: C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Dolpo

National Park: Rara / She Phoksundo / Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 5+       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Wilderness

Months: July, August, September, October,

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A long trek across the vast Himalayan wilderness of Dolpo. From Jumla to Lake Rara to Lower Dolpo to Annapurna – this trek is a pilgrimage through a truly awesome landscape. Perhaps the greatest trekking trip in the world in a vast and unspoilt natural treasure. From begining to end we do not cross a single road, or even get close to one. Please click on the National Parks Link above to get more detailed information on this fabulous area. Join this trekking expedition for a truly unforgettable experience.


Remember if you have a group of 2 or more we can arrange this trip for you on your prefered date during any of the available months listed.

You can add more days if you wish to spend time in a particular location.

Day 01.
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by flight.

Day 02.
Nepalgunja – Jumla by flight.

Day 03.
Jumla – Padmora (2920m).

Day 04.
Pathmara – Newrigard (2670m) on the banks of the Newri Khola.

Day 05.
Newrigard – Bulbule (3130m).

Day 06.
Bulbule to Pina.

Day 07.
Pina – Gamgadhi (2042m).

Day 08.
Gadgadi – Rara lake (3060m).

Day 09.
Day hiking round Rara lake.

Day 10.
Rara – Goro singha (3190m).

Day 11.
Goru shain – Shinja (2440m).

Day 12.
Shingja – Jaljala Chaur (2890m).

Day 13.
Jaljala -Chere Chaur.

Day 14.
Chere Chaur – Jumla.

Day 15.
Jumla- Ghotichaur (2780m).

Day 16.
Ghotichaur – Naphukhona (2990m).

Day 17.
Naphukhona – Chaurikot (3000 m).

Day 18.
Chaurikot – Veri river Side.

Day 19.
Veri River Side – Garpung Khola.

Day 20.
Garpung Khola to Toijem (2910m).

Day 21.
Toijem to Kagmara Phedi (4240m).

Day 22.
Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara La pass (5115m). Trek down to the riverside and camp.

Day 23.
Trek to Pungmo (3180m).

Day 24.
Trek to Ringmo (3540m) near with Phoksundo Lake.

Day 25.
Excursion around Phoksundo Lake.

Day 26.
The trail keeps continues up to Baga La Phedi (4,750 m). – 5 hours walking.

Day 27.
Trek starts early in the morning, passing Baga La (5,190 m) and camp at Numala Base Camp.

Day 28.
Trek to Shering Gompa via Numa La Phedi (5,145 m). Wide and open camping grounds can be found.

Day 29.
Trek to North Numala Base Camp.

Day 30.
North Numala pass (5,318m.) and camp on the river bank.

Day 31.
Up to Jengala Phedi.

Day 32.
Crossing Jengala Pass (5,109m.) camp at bank of river with wide and open camping ground.

Day 33.
Trekking down to Kharka.

Day 34.
Trekking to Namdochhu

Day 35.
Koma Base Camp.

Day 36.
Crossing Koma Pass (4,460m.) Simen Base camp.

Day 37.
Simen Pass and down to Simen Gaon.

Day 38.
Trek to Sentugaon village, opposite to Jomsom.

Day 39.
Trek to Jomsom

Day 40.
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, an additional day is required).

Day 41.
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.)

Day 42.
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of the Kali Gandaki hiking starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.)

Day 43.
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 44.
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc

Day 45.
Drive back to Kathmandu.


Camping Trip:

Prices based on person per day.

Minimum 2 Pax – 120

(3-6) Pax – 105

(7-10) Pax – 90

10 to more – 80 – free for group leader.

+ Nepal Internal Flights.

The Price includes:
Camping accommodation in tents, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, Lower Dolpo Trekking permit, She-Phoksundo National Park entry fee, Local monasteries entry fees, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Prices Don't include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, Nepal Internal Flights.

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