adventure around Nepal's largest National Park of Shey-Phoksundo towards the far wild west
Explorer Adventurers takes you around the high and remote country of Far Western Nepal on this exciting Upper Dolpo Trekking. Truly an adventure out of this world, walking along isolated villages and settlements, where elusive snow-leopard dwells. Along with other various mountain wildlife like the Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and exotic birds. One of the most interesting and exciting adventures to experience on Upper Dolpo Trekking, within Nepal's largest national parks.
The Shey-Phoksundo National Park is enriched with exotic flora and fauna, and soaking within beautiful scenery amidst dramatic country landscapes. Upper Dolpo Trekking is an exclusive adventure quite different from other mainstream trekking routes. The walks follow the last hidden and isolated corners to the old Shey Gompa. This beautiful region is also described by an American explorer Peter Matessian in his famous novel ‘The Snow Leopard’. Published for mass readers in the late 19680, describes his epic journey to Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa.
The adventure begins after a swift scenic flight to Nepal Far South West Nepalgunj city. From the low warm city of Terai country, a smooth mountain flight brings you to Jhupal around the Dolpo area. The first part of the journey leads you to picturesque turquoise Phoksundo Lake at the lovely traditional Ringmo village.
Having time to explore the beautiful surrounding and visiting the village enriched with immense Buddhism cultures. Then leaving the lower Dolpo, heading towards higher terrains to the mystical land where Shey Gompa, the Crystal Monastery located. To reach high Shey Gompa close to the unique Crystal Mountain crossing the Kang-La Pas. At the highest point of the adventure, enjoy an exciting time at Shey Gompa exploring the amazing country. Where few groups of trekkers and explorers seldom venture, from Shey Gompa on the return journey via an alternative route. The trail follows high scenic passes to reach Somdang, one of the major villages around Upper and Inner Dolpo. The journey continues following the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, encountering several Yak herder temporary settlements.
Then over Jyang-La Pass with spectacular views of the surrounding wonderful views of Dolpo country landscapes with snow mountains. Overlooking Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalaya towards the east with Kagmara and Kanjibrora peaks in the west. Then reaching the lovely large villages of Tokyu and Dho-Tarap, walk on the longest green valley. Coming a narrow gorge at the end of the Dho-Tarap River valley, where the climb takes you to the nice village of Tarakot.
From here onwards on a winding path close to the Bheri River reaching Dunai, the headquarters town of the Dolpo district. Slowly our adventure comes to an end on reaching Jhupal for the last overnight around Dolpo and Far West Nepal.
An early morning flight brings you back to Kathmandu, after a great marvelous experience and adventure on Upper Dolpo Trekking.