This traverse from the Annapurna section to Dolpa will take you on a journey into a complete no-man’s-land with spectacular desolate landscapes. The views of the Himalaya are amazing, especially from the Jalja La pass (3386 m) where you can see a whole range of mountains up close like Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Gurja Himal (7193 m).
Dhorpatan Wildlife reserve is a beautiful, rough area which until recently was only frequented by hunters in search of blue sheep which are quite abundant here. In this itinerary there is a 3 day stretch where you will not encounter any settlements until you reach Jang La pass (4519 m) leading you into Dolpa. Bringing your own tent and cooking means is essential on this trail.
Duration: 14 Days
Max Attitude: 4519 m.
Seasons: February, March, April, May, September, October, November
Accommodation: Camping, Teahouse/Lodge
Start Point: Beni (Darbang)
End Point: Juphal
Level of Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max.15
TIMS and Trekking Permit for Lower Dolpa (US$ 10 per week) to be obtained at the Department of Immigration in Kathmnadu. Entrance fee for Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve to be obtained at park entrance.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Beni (9 hr bus ride) or Pokhara - Beni (4 hrs bus ride) then drive to Darbang (1 hr)
Day 2: Darbang (1100 m) - Sibang (1790 m) 6 hrs
Day 3: Sibang (1790 m) - Lamsung (2160 m) 6 hrs
Day 4: Lamsung (2160 m) - Jaljala (3386 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 5: Jaljala (3386 m) - Dhorpatan (2870 m) 7 hrs
Day 6: Dhorpatan (2870 m) - Thankur (3175 m) via Fagune Lekh (4060 m) 7 hrs
Day 7: Thankur (3175 m) - Pelma (2425 m) 6 hrs
Day 8: Pelma (2425 m) - Dhule (3300 m) 7 hrs
Day 9: Dhule (3300 m) - Seng Khola (3990 m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Seng Khola (3990 m) - Purbang (4065 m) 6 hrs
Day 11: Purbang (4065 m) - Tarakot (2600 m) via Jang La Pass (4519 m) 7 hrs
Day 12: Tarakot (2600 m) - Dunai (2096 m) 7 hrs
Day 13: Dunai (2096 m) - Juphal (2475 m) 4 hrs
Day 14: Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
09 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018
- 13 Nights Accommodation at clean and cozy Camping, Teahouses/lodges on trek
- All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- Internal flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara – Jomsom & Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu).
- All surface transportation on Private vehicle.
- All Travel permits (Lower Dolpa Trekking Permits $ 10 per week, Shey Pokhsundo National park Entry permits, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve entry fees & TIMS)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- All applicable government taxes.
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff