The region, designated as Shey Phoksumdo National Park, is the most remote district in Nepal situated in the Trans Himalayan region of mid-western Nepal. Dolpa is also known as "Ba Yul" or the hidden valley. The region with fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Trekking in the lower region takes you to Ringmo and beyond - Phoksumdo Lake at 3600 m also known as the Blue Lake contains no aquatic life. The trek crosses two high passes of Baga La (5070 m) and Numa La (5190 m) into Dho Tarap village (4040 m) a region inhabited by people practicing polyandry and pre-Buddhist religion called "Bon Po"
The trek in Upper Dolpa crosses Sheula pass from Phoksumdo Lake to the legendary Crystal Mountains to Shey Gompa (4200 m) a Buddhist monastery and further to Samling Gompa a Bon Po monastery. This region has a long aura of mysticism about it. Site of Eric Valli's Oscar nominated movie "Caravan" - where people trade salt for grain with the people from far away land of Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food.
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Day 01: Arrive
Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. (See the Hotels we use).
Fixed departure 2013:
06 May 2013, 15 May 2013, 19 May 2013and 27 May 2013
07 June 2013, 17 June 2013 and 27 June 2013
03 July 2013, 13 July 2013 and 23 July 2013
05 Aug 2013 and 25 Aug 2013
04 Sep 2013, 15 Sep 2013, 21 Sep 2013 and 29 Sep 2013
01 Oct 2013, 12 Oct 2013, 17 Oct 2013, 21 Oct 2013 and 31 Oct 2013
09 Nov 2013
All the itineraries are subject to change to suit your schedule