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Photography trek in Dolpo

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I won’t promise much but I would guarantee the most beautiful virgins boondocks of Dolpo, sightings of blue sheep and possibly the elusive snow leopard and authentic culture of Dolpo for you and your camera”– Gorakh Bista

There are several exciting places within the region of Dolpo which, has not been explored till now. The Gyaekochen is also known as the Dolpo peak (Gyaekochen ) that is more than 6000mtrs high. At the foothills of this magnificent peak, a beautiful Lake lies Gyaekochen. The Lake has been explored by only the team of Explore Dolpo led by one of our veteran photographer Gorakh Bista.

Mr. Bista says, the photography tour to Gyaekochen Lake is full of surprises. He claims that the natural landcapes throughout the trek are wonderful enough to feast the eyes and camera. One of the unexplored regions in Dolpo, Gyaekochen  Lake Photography trek with Explore Dolpo and Gorakh Bista is a great opprtunity to all the fellow trekkers who wishes to take as much as wonderful photographs of superb nature, unique culture and rare wildlife including the wide biodiversity of  floral and faunal species.

The photography trek to Gyaekochen Lake with Gorakh Bista, also takes you to the most fascinating highlights of Dolpo that include the culturally rich villages Saldang, Namgung and Shey. During the latter half of the trek it winds through the wonderful landscapes around Phoksundo Lake, halts for a short breather at the lake and winds up at Juphal.

Born and brought up in Dolpo Mr. Gorakh Bista is a very well known photographer in the Nepalese Photography Industry. Ever since he began his photography career in 2005, he has experienced the mega events- photographing. While successfully handling the post of Director in Agora Creations since 2009, Mr. Bista also has shown his photography skills in the events like World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting at Kalapattar 2009. The same year he also covered the ground photography of world’s largest adventurous event the Everest Skydive. As a freelance photographer, his photographs are frequently featured in the National Dailies and weekly like Margadarshan Khabar Patrika, Nepal Weekly, Kantipur Nepali Times weekly, the Himalayan daily and Republica. He also has the experience of Wildlife Photography with Satya Media Arts and Collectives and regarding the experience with the international entity, he has was one of the photographers of Sherpa Outdoor Switzerland in 2012.

Apart from being an expert photographer, he is equally expert in making the contribution for his community. He was one of the facilitators to arrange the dialouge between Maoist Leaders and Government during the extreme insurgency. He has supported the orphans of Hridaya Group since 2008. His hard work has always paid him with the opportunities to work with global organization that includes UNICEF. His works has been recognized by the Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepal Tourism Board and hence he has been awarded with most prestigious awards for photography in Nepal.

Fantastic photographer knows the photographic skills that are truly inspiring for the fellow travelers trekking with him. Most importantly, the photography tour to Dolpo with him  is justifiable because this photographer on the way to achieve his expertise as a photographer was born and brought up here. We are asking you to trek with the photographer who knows the place more than any other photographer in the world.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 02:Fly to Juphal and then trek to Dunai
  • Day 03:Dunai to Tarakot (2540m) 5-6 hrs Trek
  • Day 04:Tarakot to Laini Odar (3375m) 4-5 hrs Trek
  • Day 05:Laini Odar to Ghyamghar (3755m) 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 06:Ghyamghar to Gyaekochen Lake (4900m) 7-8 hrs trek
  • Day 07:Explore around Gyaekochen Lake
  • Day 08:Gyaekochen Lake to Yak Kharka
  • Day 09:Yak Kharka to Dho via Choila Pass (5051m) 6-7 hrs trek
  • Day 10:Rest day at Dho
  • Day 11:Trek to Jyanta La Pass Base Camp via Jayanta La Pass 4850m
  • Day 12:Chagaon to Saldang
  • Day 13:Rest day in Saldang
  • Day 14:Saldang to Namgung Gompa
  • Day 15:Namgung Gompa to Shey Gompa via Shey La Pass 5100m
  • Day 16:Rest day in Shey Gompa
  • Day 17:Shey Gompa to Kang la High Camp via Kang La Pass (5240m)
  • Day 18:Kang La High Camp to Damside of Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 19:Trek to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 20:Rest day in Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 21:Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta 2520m 6-7 hrs trek
  • Day 22:Shyanta to Juphal
  • Day 23:Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu



1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
5. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) and Pokhara.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head by Private Transport.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
14. Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Map, T-shirt, Trekking certificate.
16. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
17. All Government and local Taxes
18. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
19. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.


Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket of Lukla, Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip

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