Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo is one of the fascinating destinations of Nepal . Furthermore, It is the prime location for the 1999 Oscar Nominee film Himalayan. Similarly, It is one of the least explored areas of northern Nepal. Upper Dolpo Trek offers rare opportunities to explore many unseen parts of the region. Upper Dolpo trekking route offers massive views of the Himalayas which leads to most beautiful and remote areas of Nepal. Popular as ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’, it is non accessible for foreigners. It is now only possible to enter Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.
It is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the western Himalayan of Nepal. As most of the inhabitants are Tibetan, it is rich in ethnic Tibetan culture as well as arts. The Upper Dolpo trekking initiates at the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau.The abundance of Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and rare Snow Leopard, makes it an Eco-trek destination as well. It also offers an experience of local lifestyle, old-age culture and beautiful Tibetan valley.
The Upper Dolpo Trek course passes numerous monstrous mountain ranges: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to give some examples. It likewise goes through Lower Dolpo, at one time a little kingdom in its own particular right. The fundamental highlight is Shey Gompa, yet lesser-known spots incorporate Saldang and Dho Tarap. Trekkers in this area enthuse about the wild remoteness, the dazzling mountain landscape and the factthat the neighborhood individuals still have that guiltless kind disposition unconventional to individuals who live in unreasonably remote precipitous districts.
This trek is recommended to only expert trekkers who are friendly with trekking into great heights. Similarly it lies in between Jomsom and Dolpo the trek crosses more than eleven mountain passes, seven of them higher than 5,ooom.
David Snelgrove has mentioned Upper Dolpo in his book titled “Himalayan Pilgrimage” and recently by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and in “Stones of Silence” by George Schaller.
The trekking begins from Juphal(2,285m/7496ft). Furthermore, this route passes through numerous huge mountain ranges, over the Numa La pass(5,190/17,028ft),till you reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village inside the Phoksundo National Park.
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