Why Trek to Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo with Nepal Jang Treks?
When trekking into extremely remote regions, it is important to have trek with an experienced company. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks has been running trekking and climbing expeditions in Dolpo for over 10 years. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks reaches for the highest standard of ethical business practices.
The Best Time of Year for the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:
The best seasons for trekking in Upper Dolpo are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). A summer trek is also possible however, the flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal may be affected by monsoon weather.
Temperatures on the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:
The temperatures at night will drop to around 5C, and during the day will climb to around 25C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15C to 20C. You should be prepared with proper protection from the sun as well as layers of clothing that can be added or taken off easily.
Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking is a Tea House and Camping Trek:
Accommodation is included in the cost of your package and Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.
Tented camping in Upper Dolpo is sure to be a great outdoors holiday. Our cook will assure you will enjoy delicious and hygienic food during the trek to keep you healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu. Three generous meals a day, tea/coffee, hot Tang and high energy snacks are included in the package.
- Nepal Jang Treks logistics are well organized and of excellent quality. Besides your two person sleeping tents*, we provide dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs and even toilet AND shower tents! (*Some companies claim 3-person tents, but the tents are all fixed size 2 person tents. If you wish to have your own tent, you can pay for a single supplement, an additional USD500$) In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Hotel Kathmandu before and after heading into the remote regions.
Sherpa Support Staff:
- Nepal Jang Treks has a capable support staff with ample experience in organizing camping trips. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.
Each staff member at Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
Drinking Water on the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:
You will be provided with boiled water during the trek. While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. As additional precaution, we suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets to add to the water.
The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.
When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
- We either take Gamow OR oxygen in case of
- Satellite phone (personal calls charged USD $3/minute)
- First Aid Kit
Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.
It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. Please read Altitude Advice.
It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, make sure your policy specifically covers alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.