Beni to Dolpo Trek via Dhorpatan

Overview The Beni to Dolpo Trek via Dhorpatan is a spectacular and challenging journey through the remote and breathtaking landscapes of western Nepal. This off-the-beaten-path trek also takes you on an unforgettable adventure, combining diverse terrain, unique cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Starting in the town of Beni, nestled in the Myagdi District, the trek initially follows the Annapurna Circuit trail. You'll pass through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the local communities. The trail gradually ascends, offering stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. Leaving the popular Annapurna trail…

Overview

The Beni to Dolpo Trek via Dhorpatan is a spectacular and challenging journey through the remote and breathtaking landscapes of western Nepal. This off-the-beaten-path trek also takes you on an unforgettable adventure, combining diverse terrain, unique cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

Starting in the town of Beni, nestled in the Myagdi District, the trek initially follows the Annapurna Circuit trail. You’ll pass through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the local communities. The trail gradually ascends, offering stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.

Leaving the popular Annapurna trail behind, you’ll also head towards the pristine wilderness of Dhorpatan. This region is known for its remarkable wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, and a variety of bird species. As you enter the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows and serene forests.

The real adventure also begins as you venture into the remote Dolpo region. The terrain becomes more rugged, with steep ascents and descents, crossing high mountain passes that challenge even the most seasoned trekkers. The captivating barren landscapes and ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries add an air of mystique to the journey.

Cultural Encounters and Alpine Wonders: The Beni to Dolpo Trek

During the trek, you’ll also encounter the unique culture of the Dolpo people, who have preserved their traditions for centuries. Their warm smiles and traditional attire will leave a lasting impression on your heart. You’ll have the opportunity to taste local cuisine, participate in traditional ceremonies, and learn about their spiritual beliefs.

As you approach the culmination of your journey, you’ll be rewarded with the breathtaking sight of the crystalline Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal. The turquoise waters against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks create an unforgettable panorama.

The trek concludes in the remote village of Juphal, from where you’ll take a short flight to Nepalgunj and then back to Kathmandu.

Conclusion and Summary

The Beni to Dolpo Trek via Dhorpatan is an expedition for those seeking a true sense of adventure and a desire to explore untamed landscapes. It requires good physical fitness, as you’ll be trekking in high altitudes and challenging terrains. However, the memories you make, the people you meet, and the natural wonders you encounter will make this an experience of a lifetime.

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Dolpo had remained a restricted zone for foreign trekkers until a few years back. With the decision of the Nepal government to open this area for trekking this once elusive area has become a hotspot for trekkers visiting Nepal. Dolpo has retained most of its traditions and cultures. Time seems to stand still for people living in this area. They follow the same centuries old traditions and cultures and wear costumes that have seen no changes with the passage of time.

The trek follows a route that goes past enchanting forests of pine, oak , rhododendron and juniper filled with wild flowers and animals that are listed as endangered. The mountain vistas on this trail are magnificent and breathtaking and the rivers and brooks so pristine and pure. We cross a high pass the Numala Pass at 5360 metres and visit the jewel of Dolpo , the Phoksundo Lake.

This trek is strenuous but adventurous and rewarding because of the enchanting natural vistas and rich cultural experience that this trek offers. This trek makes up for an unforgettable experience!

OutlineĀ Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Pokhara/ flight
  • Day 02:Pokhara to Beni to Durbang by jeep
  • Day 03:Durbang to Phalek
  • Day 04:Phalek to Moureni
  • Day 05:Moureni to Gurjaghat.
  • Day 06:Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2830m)/ 67 hrs
  • Day 07:Dhorpatan to Phagune Phedi.
  • Day 08:Phagune Phedi to Thankur
  • Day 09:Thankur to Tatopani(2400m)
  • Day 10:Tatopani to Dhule (3300m)
  • Day 11:Dhule to Seng khola(4000m) / 6hours
  • Day 12:Seng khola to Purbang
  • Day 13:Purbang to Sahartara (2600m)
  • Day 14:Sahartara to Lahini (2600m)
  • Day 15:Lahini to Nawatpani (3475m)
  • Day 16:Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4040m)
  • Day 17:Dho Tarap- rest day
  • Day 18:Dho Tarap to Numala Base camp (5360m)
  • Day 19:Numala Base Camp to Danighar Crossing Numala Pass (5190m)
  • Day 20:Danighar to Yak Kharka (3926m)/ 6hrs Crossing Bagala Pass (5070m),
  • Day 21:Yak Kharka to Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake/ 7hrs
  • Day 22:Phoksundo Lake- Rest Day
  • Day 23:Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo
  • Day 24:Pungmo to Lasa
  • Day 25:Lasa to Kagmarala Phedi
  • Day 26:Kagmara Phedi to Toijum
  • Day 27:Toijum to Kaingaon
  • Day 28:Kaingaon to Ghodakhor
  • Day 29:Ghodakhor to Tripurakot
  • Day 30:Tripurakot to Juphal.
  • Day 31:Juphal to Nepalgunj/ flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu/ flight
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