Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse

Until 1996, Dolpo was a forbidden land with an authentic Tibetan culture largely unchanged for the last 1200 years. High, arid plateaus scarred by deep canyons form Upper Dolpo, which is a distinct contrast to the fertile lower valley to the south of the Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri ranges. This 6th stage of the GHT trail snakes along the natural border of the two regions, at times exploring one and then the other. We'll frequently meet nomads from Tibet and explore ancient Buddhist sites. After the major trading valley of Dho Tarap we cross windswept passes to the astoundingly beautiful Phoksumdo Lake before returning to Kathmandu.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
DAY 4 Fly Pokhara to Jomsom
DAY 5 Trek to Kagbeni
DAY 6 Rest day Kagbeni
DAY 7 Trek to Kharka
DAYS 8/9 Trek to Santa
DAY 10 To Ghalden Ghulden Khola camp
DAY 11 To Nulungsunda Kharka
DAYS 12/13 To Chharka Bhot
DAYS 14/16 To Dharamsala
DAYS 17/18 To Temche
DAY 19 To Ringmo
DAY 20 Phoksumdo Lake
DAYS 21/23 Trek to Juphal
DAY 24 Fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
DAY 25 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

On this segment of the GHT, Phoksundo Lake was probably the highlight. But seeing traditional villages like Santa was also a high spot. Wait! I know: Seeing Himalayan blue poppies very well may have been the highlight!

J. Star ID, USA

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