Pokhara to Juphal trek
Would anyone like to join this trek with stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range? It is inspired by the early stages of the trip in Peter Matthiessen’s classic, the Snow Leopard. See the overview of the itinerary below.
I have done this itinerary before (in Autumn 2017) and I am proposing this as an eco-tourism style trek to help a school which we will pass on the trek (to help fund an extra teacher and contribute to the rebuilding fund). The proposed price is intended to include the guide, porter(s) (depending on the size of group), a kitchen porter, permit fees and internal flights/jeep transfers, and a contribution to the school. You will certainly find cheaper treks out there, but this one is off the beaten track plus it’s for a good cause.
Please let me know if you are interested and we can discuss further, especially in relation to price and departure dates (the more people in the group, the less the contributions for the school). I also did a blog which I can send you, in case of interest.
Day 1 Pokhara to Tatopani. Jeep from Pokhara to Beni and 2-3 hours walk to Tatopani.
Day 2 To Durbang. Visit to the famous healing hot springs in Tatopani. A not too strenuous day’s walk to Durbang. Stay in a lodge in this bustling town.
Day 3 To Muna, stay in a homestay. View of the Dhaulagiri range.
Day 4 To a homestay close to Lumsum. Walk along the Myagdi river valley and a climb after Lumsum to this charming homestay.
Day 5 To a homestay close to Dhorpatan. A climb of around 900m today to go over the Jaljala Pass, which has stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range (if it’s clear!).
Day 6 To Dhorpatan. A short day today. Overnight in the hotel near the airport.
Day 7 To Takur. A long day today over a mountain pass (4600m) and a descent through ancient forest. Camping overnight.
Day 8 To Pelma (Shree Naudhare Primary School). Steep climb after lunch and a walk along a ridge overlooking a stunning valley, dropping down to the school which is surrounded by orchards and hemp fields. Expect a very warm welcome! Camp overnight.
Day 9 To Dhule Base Camp via Tatopani. Long uphill climb to Dhule Base Camp (3340m) which is a sweet village surrounded by carpets of flowers and grazing cows. Overnight in a lodge.
Day 10 To Seng Khola campsite. Pass through scenery reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. Potential for stunning views of Dhaulagiri range if clear weather. Camp overnight.
Day 11 To Purpang. Another Pass day today – the Jangla Pass. Entering snow leopard territory. Camp overnight.
Day 12 To Saharkot. A long downhill after the Pass overlooking the majestic mountains to the south of Upper Dolpo.
Day 13 To Dunai. No more hills today – a pleasant 15km walk along the Bheri river to Dunai.
Day 14 Rest day in Dunai. Explore this interesting town or put your feet up for some well-earned rest.
Day 15 To Kathmandu. Walk to Juphal and catch flights to Kathmandu (expected to be via Nepalgunj, to be confirmed).
Optional extra day has been included in case flight schedules require overnighting in Juphal.
Please let me know if you have any questions.Reply