Trekking Region: Jumla
Trekking Name: Jumla Trek
Best Season: July to October
Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Duration: 17 days
Within Dolpa’s ring of massive mountains live a people economically and culturally disrupted by their estrangement from Tibet
Ties of blood and religion made the district a natural refuge for Tibetans who fled the Communist Chinese ‘liberation’ of Tibet in 1959.
Dolpa became part of Nepal 200 years ago when the Gurkhas gained control over the region. Ties of blood and religion made the district a natural refuge for Tibetans who fled the Communist Chinese ‘liberation’ of Tibet in 1959. Within Dolpa’s ring of massive mountains live a people economically and culturally disrupted by their estrangement from Tibet. It has much in common with Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahul and Spiti in India, and with Mustang its eastern Nepali neighbor. 1,000 year old Buddhist monasteries dot the Shey and Ban Tshang Valleys. The principal religion in Dolpa is Tibetan Buddhism. Dolpa has a subsistence economy, based on livestock and barley cultivation wrested from the steep mountain sides at elevations as high as 4,000m. Two groups of ethnic Tibetans make up Dolpa’s sparse population. The Rungba, or ‘valley farmers’, whose yellow village houses belong to the monks while those painted white belong to the lay population. The Drok are nomadic yak herders. Interestingly, Drok girls mix grease and black root extract to use as a sun block on their faces at high altitudes.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj fly and overnight at Nepalgunj
Day 02: Nepalgunj to Jumla fly early in the morning and overnight at Jumla
Day 03: Jumla to Danphe Langa.
Day 04: Danphe Langa to Chautha.
Day 05: Chautha to Dhotu.
Day 06: Dhotu to Rahura Lake.
Day 07: Explore Rara Lake.
Day 08: Rara to Changkheli Phedi.
Day 09: C. Phedi to Changkheli Phedi.
Day 10: Changkheli BC to Piplang.
Day 11: Piplang to Serkeghat.
Day 12: Serkeghat to Ripghat.
Day 13: Ripghat to Bokchyagaunda.
Day 14: Bokchyagaunda to Kharponath.
Day 15: Kharponath to Bargaun.
Day 16: Bargaun to Simikot.
Day 17: Simikot fly back to Kathmandu.
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.