Far West, Dolpo Trek

Our fully-catered expedition (with mule-train – all you’ll have to carry is a day pack!) will guide you through landscapes dominated by deep valleys and high plateaus, cliffs, caves and pristine crystal clear mountain rivers, all set against the white peaks of the Himalaya.

We will be visiting ancient Bon Monasteries that sit in the hidden valley in Dolpa, once we reach here after 6 days walk you will have the chance to sit in at the prayer ceremonies and even talk to the locals. The monasteries date back thousands of years and there are traditions practiced there today as they were thousands of years ago.

On certain days we’ll walk with a gap between each of us to give the chance to be alone with the spectacular scenery. On certain evenings after the days walk we’ll be happy to sit and practice some gentle yoga and pranayamas. Every night you’ll go back to the same tent and be asleep under the stars. Every morning you’ll be woken up with bed-tea. Once back in Kathmandu you’ll be staying in a luxury hotel with the option of a Nepali Massage.


Days 1 -5:  Arriving in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and a city steeped in myths and legends. An ancient kingdom where terracotta rooftops and pagoda-style temples scatter the horizon. After a short time in Kathmandu you will fly to Far West Nepal, the most remote region of Nepal. Leaving any hope of WiFi connection well behind us!

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Days 6-11: Now you will be getting used to walking 4/6 hours each day, we will start to ascend a bit higher. The route will take you along the pristine crystal clear rivers, between deep gorges and over suspension bridges. We pass by sites of ancient monasteries, dating back thousands of years, few monks live here, but if you are lucky they will be around to open the monastery. On day eight we will reach Dho Tarap (3944m), a famous settlement that has been a trading crossroad for centuries.

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Days 12-17: We will travel back down the same way we came up, and find different spots to camp depending on how slow or fast we may be walking.

We will be camping for the whole time away on the trek, and every night you will go back to the same tent, and sleep under the stars. The campsite will be taken care of for you and all meals including tea in bed

To make this trip 11 days, you can charter a helicopter to drop you at the trek start point and pick you up at the trek end point. Giving you the opportunity to see the range of Himalayas as you fly alongside them.

For more info about this trek please email: grace@bespoke-nepal.co.uk

or call on: 07493885945

Costing:

Trek Includes: Sherpa, chef, porter, bed tea, three meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks, water, camping equipment, staff insurance, internal flight tickets, park entry fee transport to and from trail head, transport in kathmandu, accommodation in Kathmandu, park entry, airport pick up & drop off

 Excludes: International flights, alcoholic beverages, and client insurance.