WILD. We warm up with the old almost forgotten Jumla to Wangri trading route then from Dolphu take the steel cable bridge into the forbidding Langu Gorge where Rodney Jackson first researched snow leopards. This is not a route for the faint-hearted, requiring crossing the intimidating river by tyrolean traverse then occasional rock scrambling. After adventures we reach Dolpo at the remote village of Pho. From here, we have two route options, to trek in a large loop back across the GHT high route to Mugu or to descent in to Dolpo, through Bhijer (also snow leopard country) to Shey Gompa and south to Phoksundo Lake. Assuming the latter, the straightforward exit is via Juphal airport, however the Kagmara La is an option, with a Jumla finish.
Previously, we have trekked the route between Jumla and Wangri-Dolphu however there are two routes and we may take the other, this time (more research required, and understanding acclimatization).
The Langu Gorge is is the craziest trekking route in Nepal and there is some confusion about the route however Dolphu guides do occasionally trek this route, and we will take local porter-guides. We need low water, yet still some warmth on the trail, hence our hopefully perfect timing.
This is an amazing, wild exploration that we (or anyone else) are unlikely to repeat. Talk with us!
The Great Himalaya Trail is the longest and highest trekking trail in the world,
a trail from one end of the Himalaya to the other and Jamie and friends are deeply involved in
trekking and promoting it. Jamie assists in updating the GHT map series.