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Dolpo – Trails of remote Himalayan culture and wisdom

A unique trekking journey to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo within the hidden culturally Tibetan valleys of the High Himalaya of North West Nepal

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Journey essentials

  • 19 days/18 nights starting and finishing in Kathmandu
  • Internationally and locally led by experts in rural development and the culture of NW Nepal.
  • 4 nights in a high quality, boutique hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night in a hotel on transit to Dolpo
  • 13 nights supported camp trekking in Dolpo (luggage porterage by mule provided)
  • Up to 10 days moderate trekking to 3800M altitude.
  • Price: from £3200
    __Journey Dates:__
    __2023 Journeys:__
  • 23rd April to 11th May
  • 15th October to 2nd November
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Journey highlights

An incredible scenic and cultural journey
  • Historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley
  • Stunning Himalayan mountain flight to the start of our trekking journey.
  • Travelling __off established trekking trails __and spending time in little visited villages.
  • Discovering Nepal’s highest waterfall and the stunning other-worldly aqua blue sacred Lake Phoksundo
  • Moving among the majesty of the glaciated peaks, hills and valleys of the hidden high Himalaya
  • Exploring the habitat of the elusive snow leopard and being led by local herdsmen to seek snow leopard tracks
  • Experiencing traditional mountain Hindu and Tibetan villages and culture of the Bon religion and the culture of Shamanic Hindu vilages.
  • Ascending the fabled 'Demon’s path' to a stunning viewpoint above the aqua waters of lake Phoksundo.
  • Spending evenings by the firesides of family homes to discover the stories, culture, music and lives of the remote Himalaya.
  • Being led by traditional Tibetan herbalists and healers (Amchi) to discover the medicinal plants of the high Himalaya
  • Engaging with the lamas (monks) of remote Trasung Choeling Gompa to discover the teachings of ancient Bon religion.
  • Viewing the intimate and visually stunning ceremonies of mountain Bon religion that few travellers see.
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Background of the journey

This journey was developed as a result of the rural development work being undertaken by Nomadic Skies’ founder Gavin Anderson, who has advised on development projects in Nepal for more than 10 years, and Jigme Lama who is from the Tibetan speaking areas of the High Himalaya of NW Nepal.

It was developed in response to research undertaken into emerging tourism in remote NW Nepal and a recognition that much of the trekking did not interact with or benefit most mountain communities.

Maps of our journey

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