This trek, to Nepal's remote and seldom seen wild west, is possibly one of the best long treks in the Himalaya. This follows the route taken by Peter Matthiessen and immortalized in his famous book The Snow Leopard. The Dolpo area was also the area where Rodney Jackson, a naturalist, conducted his study on the elusive snow leopards which became the subject of a National Geographic article and a book - Vanishing Tracks. This trek offers one of the remotest terrain, natural grandeur and Buddhist villages few westerners have yet visited. Starting by following the tropical Mayagdi Valley the trail crosses several high passes before getting to Tichurong and the Buddhist enclave of Dho and then to the famous Phoksumdo Lake (near where Matthiessen spotted his snow leopard) before swinging back to Dunai and ending with the flight out of Juphal to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. A trek for those looking for some serious trekking.
Moderate to rigorous trekking and camping through areas, rarely visited by tourist, in altitudes ranging from 915m (3,000ft) to a maximum of 4341m (14,240ft). Involves four pass crossings from 3965m (13,000ft) to 5,064m (16,610ft). Fully supported trek with all meals and equipment led by experienced local guide. All equipment and luggage will be carried by porters. Clients carry day pack only and walk at an easy pace.
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Baglung.
Day: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani.
Day 4: Trek to Lumsum.
Day 5: Trek to Jaljala pass.
Day 6: Trek to Dhorpatan.
Day 7: Trek to beyond Phagune Dhuri pass.
Day 8: Trek to Kayam Danda.
Day 9: Trek Kyar Kharka.
Day 10: Trek to Syang Khola.
Day 11: Trek over Jang La Bhanjayang to Tichurong.
Day 12: Day at Tichurong with optional hikes.
Day 13: Trek to Lahini.
Day 14: Trek to Keralung.
Day 15: Trek to Dho-Tarap.
Day 16: Day at Dho-Tarap with exploration.
Day 17: Trek to Takyu.
Day 18: Trek over Numa La pass to Poyun Khola.
Day 19: Trek over Bhaga La pass to Chimi Che.
Day 20: Trek to Phoskumdo Lake.
Day 21: Day at Phoksumdo with exploration.
Day 22: Trek to Chepka.
Day 23: Trek to Dunai.
Day 24: Trek to Juphal.
Day 25: Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu.