9 Jul 2019 damodar pyakurel
Upper Dolpo Trekking is a perfect example of remote site trekking in Nepal. This site is not famous for the highest peaks of the Himalaya, like Everest and Annapurna. But this long-isolated, culturally Tibetan region of Nepal is starting to attract the attention of both domestic and international trekkers. It is situated in the west-north direction from Kathmandu. It is in terms of high altitude inhabited land in Nepal and probably in the world. Due to the least access to road connectivity the destination is able to preserve its unique identity. It offers a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corners simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal.
Upper Dolpo reserves its charms for a three-week-long tour. From Phoksundo the notorious Kang La pass is rural area to cross before trekkers reach the well known Shey Gompa. Beyond are the brooding canyons of the sheer-sided Tartang Khola and the Bon Gompa at Samling near Bhijer. Across the Neng La pass is Saldang and, to its north, the oldest monastery of Dolpo at Yangtsher. The fairytale setting of the spectacular monastery is one of the least-known highlights in this region. For a really rough adventure, trekkers can choose to depart from Dolpo via Chharka Bhot to the east. A high and wild trail climbs over the Jungben La (5550m) before a tremendous knee-jerking drop to the Kali Gandaki valley and Jomsom. With so many trails and attractions, this site has the potential to be on the list of top trekking destinations across Nepal.