Dolpo Short Trek is a natural splendor and a first choice to the trekkers who seek unspoiled and unexploited lands that gives a pure vibe of trekking. If you have been a serious trekking enthusiast and prefer routes that have not been rearranged by the influx of crowd, then Dolpo Short trek is just for you.
Located in the Northwest region of Nepal, and nearby the Tibetan border, the Dolpo region has its own rustic charm because of its remoteness. Opened for travelers after the late eighties, this region got its fame after Peter Mathesons narrated his journey of the Dolpo Region in his book “The Snow Leopard”.
Dolpo Region has so much to offer despite its wilderness and remoteness. The hidden valleys, the Shey Gumpa; an ancient Buddhist monastery, breathtaking view of turquoise Phoksundo lake, the high Himalayas, The largest National park: shey Phoksundo National Park, live in Buddhism Bon Po Culture, witness Yak Caravan walk-in desert, pie forests, high passes trails and rare wild animals such as musk deer, thar, blue sheep, ghoral, snow leopard and the unique and astonishing culture of the local people. The Dolpo region trek is filled with Buddhist lifestyle, culture, tradition and history. It has also been a shooting hub for many movies such as “Himalayas” which was nominated for an Oscar.
Dolpo region is very vast in size and covers about 6% of the total area of the country Nepal. Split into two regions; Upper dolpo region and lower Dolpo region, the areas have been explored frequently in the recent years to understand the depth of beauty Dolpo region has to offer. However, the treks to the Upper Region and the lower region are usually done separately and are comparatively very long treks.
With years of experiences in the Dolpo region and by understanding the need of a shorter dolpo trek that covers both the region in a shoter time frame, the team of Orbit Alpine Adventure has designed a short itinerary for fellow travelers. This short Dolpo Trek can be experienced by any trekkers who want to explore both the regions but are short of time.
1. What Permits & Regulations do I need?
Only 250 travelers from abroad are allowed to enter Upper Dolpo in a year. The permits to the region are expensive and are strictly enforced. You have to have different permits for both Upper and Lower Dolpo. There is an extra entry fee of Rs. 1000 to enter the Shey Phoksundo National Park. It is mandatory to have a guide to trek this route. The permit fees and other entry fees are already added to the total cost of the trip.
2. How difficult is Dolpo short trek?
Upper and lower Dolpo region treks are very long and difficult treks, however our team at Orbit Alpine Adventures has developed an itinerary that covers both the regions and takes easy measures for your safe and successful travel experience in a very short span of time. But you have to be prepared to trek uphill and downhill and difficult terrains that is challenging and exciting at the same time.
3. What kinds of Accommodation & Meals should I expect on this trek?
The route is remote and most of the nights are spent in tented camps. The food supplies are very difficult to find in the region, so it is recommended to carry as much food as possible.
4. What to Bring on this trek?
For this trek, you need a proper hiking boots, clothes to layer on, waterproof outers and jackets, tents, some basic equipments, sleeping bags and medical kits. For more details our travel consultant will reply you once we get email from you.