Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking

Upper Dolpa trekking is magnificent trekking with numerous scenic and cultural variations and romantic geographical backdrops placed away in the mid-west region of Nepal beyond Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. It is here specifically that people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. This early sect was almost entirely replaced after Buddhist doctrine began to spread across Tibet in the 9th century. Dolpo remained unknown to the rest of the world until David Seagrove discovered the region in 1956. His account of his seven-month journey in the inner mountain areas of west and central Nepal, titled 'Himalayan Pilgrimage' is the most authoritative work describing this region.

This trek starts from Jhupal, after two small flights to Nepalgunj on first day and to Jhupal on second day. The route goes through high and remote alpine area and passes and finally come to beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m). Trek towards to Charkha, probably the most beautiful village of high altitude. Then we will trek towards Jomsom after passing Sangda-La, the highest pass of this trek.

Days Particulars Altitude/Time Highlights
01 Arrive in Kathmandu 1317m/ Welcomed you by our representative, transfer to hotel, free time.
02 Excursion day in Kathmandu
Group meeting
03 Flight to Nepalgunj. 152m/1-hr Scenic flight to Nepalgunj
04 Flight to Jhupal (2475m) then trek to Dunai 2140m/3-hrs District head-quarter of Dolpo, visit Dunai Gompa
05 Trek to Chhekpa 2838m/6-hrs
06 Trek to Rechi 2940m/5-hrs
07 Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3733/5-hrs Excursion around the Lake
08 Explore day
Visit Bon Gompa, Tsova Bon Gompa
09 Trek to Sallaghari [Forest Camp] 4000m/5-hrs Enter Restricted area
10 Trek to High Camp via Kang-La pass (5360m) 4209m/5-hrs Crossing Kang-La pass
11 Trek to Shey Gompa 4160m/6-hrs Shey and Shelsumdo Gompa
12 Explore day
Tsakhang and Gamoche Gompa
13 Trek to Namgung via Sela (5360) 4430m/6hrs Namgung Monastery
14 Trek to Saldang 3770m/5hrs Saldang Gompa
15 Trek to Nisalgaon 3750m/6-hrs Yangier Gompa
16 Trek to Shimengaon 3870m/5hrs Shimen Gompa
17 Trek to Tinje 4150m Chorten and Pu Gompa
18 Trek to Rakpa 4535m
19 Trek to Chharka via Chharka Bhanjyang (5027m) 4110m Sarchhen Gompa
20 Trek to Norbulung 4750m
21 Trek to Sangda Phedi via Sangda Bhanjyang (5185m) 4190m Crossing Sangda Bhanjyang
22 Trek to Sangda 3710m
23 Trek to Phalyak 3175m
24 Trek to Jomsom 2765m Exit Restricted area, Head Qatar of Mustang District
25 Flight to Pokhara 820m/22m 22 minute flight to Pokhara
26 Drive to Kathmandu 1317m/7hrs Farewell meeting & Dinner
27 Departure day
Flight onward destination

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