Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)
Our representatives from ‘Khumbu Alpine Travel’ will be there at the Airport, ready to greet you as soon as you land in the International Airport of Kathmandu. A pleasant drive through happening streets of Kathmandu will lead you to the hotel where you will be briefly explained about the itinerary package before you collapse at the comforting bed in our hotel room.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
It is allocated for Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in and around Kathmandu Valley whereby we will visit many UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Time permitting; we will pay homage to Changu Narayan before returning to our hotel where evening dinner awaits you.
Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj
An hour-long scenic flight with engrossing aerial views of mountains and terraces will lead us to Nepalgunj that is the hub of Western Nepal and a city of prime significance existing close to the Indian Border in Western Tarai. You will stay overnight in a hotel in Nepalgunj.
Day 4: Flight to Jhupal Trek to Dunai
Jhupal that bestows epic views of snow-shrouded Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains can be accessed via a 45-minute flight from Nepalgunj. From Jhupal initiates the sensational trekking experience as we pursue the trail through terraced fields to Bheri River that tapers near gorge to make it to Dunai, the administrative headquarter of Dolpo Region.
Day 5: Trek to Ankhe
Ranging over the suspension bridge, we will walk past the hospital and ascend through Thulo Bheri Valley to a ridge with a headstone. Enjoying the epic view of Kagmara Peak, we will proceed by the way of a huge gully down through dispersed settlement and walnut copse to a ravine. Crossing a ravine, we will walk uphill to the Thakuri Village of Rahagaon and lower down through the grooves to Ankhe that marks the entrance to Shey Phoksundo National Park.
Day 6: Trek to Sulighat
Walking along the river, the serpentine track follows uphill and downhill and lowers down through copse to meet a cliff, lowering down through the yak trail of stone steps whence will lead us to the river. Chasing the trail upstream, we will make it through a bridge to Ryajik Village where we will be staying overnight.
Day 7: ?Trek to Phoksundo Lake:
Arriving at the confluence of Phoksundo and Pungmo Rivers, the trail continues through the western side of the Phoksundo River and the western edge of Pungmo River and traverses cedar grooves to reach Palam, winter settlement of people of Ringmo village. Moving on through Palm, we will make it to a ridge with a fabulous 300m cascading waterfall before lowering down by the way of birch copse leading to Phoksundo River and Ringmo Village right to Phoksundo Lake.
Day 8: ? Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake:
It is the rest day necessary to get acclimatize with the high altitude of Phoksundo Lake. Experts advise mild walking rather than lying idle for better acclimatization. A brief trek to nearby Village of Ringmo can be arranged where we can befriend the ever-smiling natives and pay a visit to a venerated local monastery.
Day 9: Trek to Phoksundo Khola
Continuing along the edge of Shey Phoksundo Lake, we will saunter gleefully through the meadow with lush green vegetation at the westernmost end and pass through the valley to arrive at Phoksundo Khola where we will be pitching our camp for the night at its bank.
Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo banjyang
Treading through a glacial valley will turn us up at a confluence of Phoksundo Khola and another mountain stream. Crossing the wooden bridge, the trail escalates to lush green meadow and progresses further up to valley with view of Kang La Pass to Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang La Pass:
The trek for the day commences with ascending the steep incline to the apex of Kang La Pass. Enjoying the mesmerizing views of terrains of valley and river, we will lower down the slope and continue walking along the river bank to the pasture land which eventually winds up in Shey Gompa.
Day 12: Rest day in Shey Gomba
This would be the day to ease our aching body. We will visit the Shey Gompa popular as Crystal Monastery that belongs to the Chaiba community which happens to be the first Kagyupa Monastery. A bit further is located Tsakang Gompa, a meditation center.
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaon via Saldang La
Traversing the juniper grooves, the trekking trail lowers down to rocky bed continuing through which will lead us to Saldang La. Mountaineering the arduous Saldang La, we will descend through the northern face to a meadow which further proceeds to Namduna Gaon that possess Namgung Monastery.
Day 14: Trek to Saldang
Clambering the steep incline, we will move along arid mountains that offer the first glimpse of Saldang. Lowering down, we will be in Saldang that is the largest Village of Inner Dolpo area expanding over two kilometers on an incline that locates itself on a plateau high above Nam Khongmala.
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa
Heading north of Saldang, we will continue walking along Nang Chu River and undergo a few ups and downs to make it to small hamlets of Tiling and Lurigaon. Crossing Panzang River, we will ultimately arrive at Yangze Gompa that happens to be ancient Bon Po Monastery.
Day 16: Trek to Sibu
Two alternatives are available to make the transit to Sibu. We will undoubtedly pursue the easy and short way through Village of Saldang that leads us through terraced fields and shortens to Namdo Village. Stopping by the Namdo Monastery at the proximity of the river bed, we will advance along the river for another couple of hours to wind up in Sibu.
Day 17: Trek to Jeng La Phedi
Proceeding through Nam Khong Khola, we will arrive at the confluence whence the trail stretches upward to foothill of Jeng La located at 4900m altitude where we will be staying overnight.
Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La
Escalating through the challenging slope for a couple of hours lead to the apex of Jeng La. Enjoying the finest view of Dhaulagiri Mountain, we will lower down to Tarap Valley. Advancing towards Tarap Chu, we will stay overnight at Tokyu Monastery.
Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap
Traveling east, we will descend through Tarap Chu that opens up to a plain valley. Moving forth the exquisite Valley, we will make progress to Dho Tarap located at 4040m altitude.
Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
This day is allocated as a rest day to provide solace to our strained limbs. After lunch, we can take a short trek to nearby Buddhist Gompa or to the Bon Gompa that exists a bit further from the camp. Exploring the village of Dho Tarap and befriending people is also a fine idea.
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka):
Leaving Dho Tarap behind, we will have a gentle descend to a wide valley. Passing the tapered gorge, we will move forth juniper and wild rose bushes to the confluence of Tarap Chu and Lang Rivers. Bit further from the confluence is a meadow with lush green vegetation known by the name of Kamakharka where we will be staying overnight.
Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon
The trek on the 22nd day initiates with a walk down the gorge of Tarap River. Mostly we need to make our way as the old trail at most of the places has been deserted. Advancing forth the thrilling and adventurous way for 5-6 hours, we will finally set our camp in Khanigaon for the night.
Day 23: Trek to Tarakot:
With early breakfast, we will proceed through the Village of Lalberi and traverse grooves before lowering down to meet another gorge, a brief walk whence will lead to Tarakot, an old fortress town.
Day 24: Trek to Dunai:
We will chase the course through Barbung Khola which lies downstream along the southern edge of the village of Laban and will head to Dabung. A casual stroll from Dabung will take us to Dunai.
Day 25: Trek to Juphal
A short walk pursuing the easy trail from Dunai would be able to lead us to Juphal where we will be staying overnight.
Day 26: Flight to Nepalgunj and Flight to Kathmandu
45 minutes of scenic flight through mountains will transit us to Nepalgunj. We will then board another plane from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu where it all started. From the airport, we will be transported back to our hotel. Evening dinner will be hosted to commemorate the successful trekking of the Dolpo Region accompanied by the Nepali Cultural Show.
Day 27: Restday in Kathmandu
This is a free day. Spend the day shopping souvenirs from Thamel or taking a casual stroll down the street. Enjoy your dinner with a Local cultural show in the evening.
Day 28: Transfer to Airport for final departure for homeland
Our representatives will assist you in last moment preparation and will drive you back to the Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to see you again.