Reflecting on the unique culture, way of life, dialect, and the practice of the Bonpo religion the region explored on the Upper Dolpo Trek have been referred to as the living museum of the world. Finding its similarities with Tibet, Upper Dolpo boasts the ultimate off-the-beaten-track experience amplified by the majestic Himalayas including the majestic Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, lonely trails snaking through lush green forests adorned with wide varieties of floras and faunas, vibrant hamlets, and unique culture which has been passed down from generation to generation.
Our journey into the land of myth begins from the Kathmandu valley touring its world heritage sites before making our way towards the Terai city of Nepalgunj. Heading towards the trail-head at Juphal, we begin our journey with a pleasant trek towards the hamlet of Sulighat. Continuing on the Himalayan trail snakes towards the hamlet of Chhepka and then over to Ringmo where we come across the pristine Phoksundo lake. Surrounded by the Himalayas the lake itself is a wonder of nature and gives a perfect stop for a rest day. Through the hills and vibrant hamlets, the trail takes us towards the high Kang La pass which at 5,350m boasts stunning views of the majestic Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range alongside countless other Himalayas. Reaching Shey gompa, we come face to face with the famous Crystal Mountain which is named after the peculiar mineral found in its contorted cliffs. Taking a day off for exploration and familiarizing with the unique Bonpo culture, the trail once again brings us to another high mountain pass of Saldang La from where we begin our way down towards Namgung village. The final phase of the journey takes us down descending through the hamlets of Saldang and Sibu once again reaching another high mountain pass at 5,090m. Crossing the Jeng La Pass (5220m), we reach Dho Tarap where we take final of our rest days before the journey winds down towards Juphal crossing the vibrant hamlets of Khanigaon and Tarakot en-route.
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