Our May 2010 Dolpo recce group arrived back to Kathmandu last week after a superb trek. The
If this is one of the best treks in the
Organising the logistics for this trek are challenging, the
There is no doubt that the difficulties and challenges of trekking in
Our group saw a lot of wildlife during our trek in
In terms of time of year my view is that the best time to do this trek is during the month of May, this gives one the best chance of crossing the high passes out to Jomsom. September is probably more popular with trekking groups however often the passes are icey making travel impossible for the pack animals. This year we started the trek from Juphal on April 28th and finished in Jomsom on May 19th. We experienced dry conditions over all passes apart from a few residual winter snow patches on Kang La to Shey however our mules still managed to cross this pass with their loads.
The Mountain Company is planning on organising another Upper Dolpo to Jomsom trek in May 2011, this group will be led by Gary Pfisterer for further information please see our website please get in touch with us soon if you are interested in joining the group.