Dolpo is one of the few valleys in Nepal that are considered to be a beyul by the Tibetans. Beyuls (Hidden Valley) are sacred, mysterious valleys that were believed to be hidden by the famous Tibetan guru Padmasambhava (known as Guru Rinpoche by Tibetans). Bordered by Dhaulagiri and Tibet on south and north, the Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, unique flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. It was opened for trekking in 1991. The medicinal plant Yarchagumba (coerdiopsis sinensis), a type of wild mushroom, is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for a combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. It is located behind the mountains, so it is rain shadow area. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun Valley is one of the most stunning regions to trek in Nepal.
Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The marvelous view of Phoksundo Lake, Kanjiroba peak and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksundo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, can be a memorable experience.
Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about 56 minutes.
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla and it takes 35 minutes.
Trek from Jumla (2370m.) to Dochal Ghara (25340m.)and it takes seven hours.
Trek from Dochal Ghara (25340m.) to Gothi Chaur (3080m.) via Pattyata Lagna Pass (2830m.) which takes about six hours.
Trek from Gothi Chaur to Naphukana (3080m.) via Chotra (3010m.) and it takes about six hours.
Trek from Napukhana to Balasa (2900m.) via Mauri Lagna Pass (3820m.) and Chaurkot (3060m.) which takes seven hours.
Trek from Balasa to Forest Camp (3165m.) via Rimi (2890m.) which takes about six hours.
Trek from Forest Camp to Tibrikot (2100m.) via Balangra La (3760m.) and Dagin (2930m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Trek from Tibrikot to Dunai (2150m.) and it takes about five hours.
Trek from Dunai to Kanigaon (2540m.) which takes seven hours.
Trek from Kanigaon to Chheur (3610m.) via Tilba Khola (3570m.) and Lahini (3160m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Trek from Chheur to Sishul Khola (3770m.) via Tol Tol (3680m.) and Gyam Gyar (3740m.) and Serkam (3870m.) which takes about six hours.
Trek from Sishul Khola to Do Tarap (4150m.) and it takes about six hours.
Trek from Do Tarap to Tok-khyu (4180m.) via Dorje Phorba Gompa (4170m.) which takes about six hours.
Trek from Tok-khyu to Palungtang (4465m.) via Numa La (4318m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Trek from Palungtang to Dajok Tang (4080m.) via Baga La (5190m.) which takes about seven hours.
Trek from Dajok Tang to Phoksondo Lake (3728m.) via Ringmo (3730m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Rest day at Phoksondo Lake for excursion.
Trek from Phoksondo Lake to Renje (3010m.) via Palam (3340m.) which takes about seven hours.
Trek from Renje to Chhepka (2670m.) via Shirak (3010m.) and it takes about three hours.
Trek from Chhepka to Dunai (2150m.) via Raktang (2260m.) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Dunai to Juphal and it takes about three hours.
Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj which takes about 35 minutes. same day fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu it takes around 56 minutes.