The Upper Dolpo Trek is an extraordinary journey that takes you through the remote and mystical landscapes of Dolpo, a region nestled in the northwestern part of Nepal. This trek begins in Dunai, a small town located in the lower Dolpo region, and concludes in Mugu Talcha, near the enchanting Rara Lake.
Starting from Dunai, the trek gradually ascends through picturesque villages, verdant forests, and rugged terrains. The trail meanders alongside the turquoise waters of the Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal and a major highlight of the trek. The crystal-clear waters of the lake reflect the snow-capped peaks, creating a breathtaking sight.
Leaving Phoksundo Lake behind, the trail leads to Shey Gompa, a significant Buddhist monastery perched at an altitude of 4,500 meters. Shey Gompa is renowned for its spiritual significance and unique cultural heritage. The monastery is adorned with ancient Buddhist murals, intricate woodwork, and an atmosphere that resonates with tranquility.
Continuing further, the Upper Dolpo Trek takes you through high-altitude passes, including the challenging high Pass at an elevation of 5,360 meters. As you traverse these mountain passes, you are greeted by awe-inspiring panoramas of towering peaks, including the majestic Dhaulagiri massif and the pristine landscapes of the Dolpo region.
The trek then leads you to the remote and secluded villages of Upper Dolpo, where the ancient Bon-Po culture thrives. These traditional villages offer a glimpse into the lifestyle and traditions of the local people, who have preserved their customs for centuries.
As the trek nears its end, you descend towards Mugu Talcha, situated close to Rara Lake, the largest lake in Nepal. Rara Lake is a tranquil paradise, nestled amidst dense forests and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The serene beauty of the lake, with its pristine waters and rich biodiversity, provides a perfect conclusion to this remarkable trek.
The Upper Dolpo Trek is known for its remoteness and challenging terrain, requiring a moderate to high level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. However, the rewards are plentiful, as you get to experience the untouched natural beauty, cultural richness, and spiritual aura of one of Nepal's most extraordinary regions.
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Dolpo to Mugu Trek
01 KATHMANDU – Nepalgunj 540M 1 HRS FLIGHT
02 Nepalgunj- Juphal- Dunai 2140M 40 MIN FLIGHT 4 HRS WALK
03 Trek to Shyanta 2520M 6 HRS WALK
04 Trek to Samduwa 2960M 6 HRS WALK
05 Trek to Ringmo (Phoskundo) 3641M 5 HRS WALK
06 Trekt to Jungle camp 3750M 6 HRS WALK
07 Trek to Kharka Camp 4770M 6 HRS WALK
08 Nangdalo Pass Seygompa 5350-4160M 7 HRS WALK
09 Rest Day 4160M REST DAY
10 Trek to Tora 3920M 6-7 HRS
11 Trek to Bhijer 3850M 7 HRS WALK
12 Yamburla pass and camp in Kharka 4813M 5 HRS WALK
13 Trek to Pho 4087M 5 HRS WALK
14 Trek to Pung Kharka 4650M 8-9 HRS WALK
15 Trek to Yalala Phedi Base Camp 4734M 6 HRS WALK
16 Yalala Pass & Chandi Khola 5414-4830M 6-7 HRS WALK
17 Trek to Takla Khola 3785M 6-7 HRS WALK
18 Trek to Thaju Chaur 4050M 6 HRS WALK
19 Trek to Shilen Chaura Kharka 2945M 5 HRS WALK
20 Trek to Mangri 1950M 7 HRS WALK
21 Trekt o Ghamghari 2081M 7 HRS WALK
22 Trek to RARA 2980M 4 HRS WALK
23 Trek to Ghamghari 2081M 4 HRS WALK
24 Fly to Nepalgunj & Kathmandu 540-1350M
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