Trip Introduction: 19 Days Lower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking, where you will be in the land of ancient Bonpa sect of pre-Buddhism and in the country where elusive snow-leopard and blue sheep habitats, a scenic walk in the harmony of local Dolpo people immense culture and traditions.
Lower Dolpo Trekking located around Nepal Far North West on least explored and hardly visited by westerners or foreign travelers due to its remoteness and isolated from the main big cities of Nepal.
Adventure involves scenic sweeping flights to and from Kathmandu to reach at Nepal Far South city of Nepalgunj and highland of Dolpo country, where our marvelous walks leads you within Nepal largest National Park of Shey-Phoksundo with an area of 3,555 sq. kms.
Around Lower Dolpo Trekking where you will be walking into forest of blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, deodar, fir and birch trees, as walk leads higher above Jugdula River valley consists mostly of Quercus species.
Higher above crossing few high passes of Namo-la and Baga-la above 5,100 m leading you on Old Trans-Himalaya Salt and Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet with landscapes near to desert type with vegetation of mainly dwarf juniper and caragana shrubs.
On walks one might spot rare and elusive snow leopard and the blue sheep, other common wild-life found around are Goral, Himalayan Thar, Serow, leopard, wolf, jackal, where bird-life can be often seen such as Impeyan Pheasant (Danphe national bird of Nepal), blood pheasant, cheer pheasants, red and yellow billed cough, raven, jungle crow, snow partridge and many others species.
Lower Dolpo Trekking also leads you into beautiful turquoise colored Lake Phoksundo within its magnificent surrounding after walking through Jhupal and Dunai and exploring the village of Ringmo, Tokyu-Gaon and Tarakot villages of great interest.
On this awesome adventure of two-week duration where you will be impressed witnessing Dolpo impressive ancient Bon culture, of pre Buddhism which is almost extinct in some parts of the Himalaya, where on this wonderful trek you will have this opportunity.
After glorious moment with grand views of high snow capped mountains and enjoying local fascinating traditional life, where our walks completes heading back to Jhupal for scenic flight to Nepalgunj and then back at Kathmandu with memorable adventure and experience on Lower Dolpo Trekking.
As mentioned above that Dolpo or Dolpa falls as Nepal largest National Park of Shey-Phoksundo with an area of 3,555 sq. kms. A beautiful charming country to visit and experience once in your life-time, as the area seldom ventured by main flow of trekkers and adventurer due to its remoteness and isolated from other parts of Nepal.
The area still remains a raw country to visit and to explore timeless cultures of Dolpo habitants, Dolpo area was exposed to the outside world from the famous classic novel ‘Snow Leopard’ written by Peter Mattessian an American author who visited this country from Dorpatan that links with Pokhara in mid 1970’s published the novel around mid 1980’ a fascinating and interesting to read.
Dolpo was famous from the movie Himalaya, original called ‘Caravan’ but the name coincided with Hollywood films of 1980’s star cast with veteran actor Anthony Quinn, so the name from Caravan was changed to Himalaya, a joint venture of French and Nepalese nominated for Oscar Award in 1999, worth to see the movie and read the novel Snow Leopard.
The highlight of the Dolpo is visiting its isolated villages enriched with age-old ancient culture of both Buddhism and Bon sect of pre Buddhism similar to Native American Red Indians and Inwiks (Eskimo) or Laplanders.
A photogenic country to explore and visit with awesome scenery of mountains, deep valley and impressive villages as well crossing high scenic passes to reach from one side of Inner Dolpo to Lower Dolpo region.
Related Trekking areas for interested people would be adventure to Upper Dolpo around Shey Gompa the Crystal Monastery, or walk towards Mustang areas from Dolpo close to massive Dhaulagiri mountain range.
One can continues walk from Jhupal to Rara Lake and fly out from small airstrip called Talcha airport or via Jumla.
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