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Upper Dolpo Trekking

Dho Tarap Village at Upper Dolpo
Dho Tarap Village at Upper Dolpo
Upper Dolpo Trekking - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • Camping
  • Dolpo Region Trekking
  • Mar, Apr, and May
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj then to Juphal by Flight

About Upper Dolpo Trekking:

Explore the isolated natural beauty and culture of the region located behind the lofty white Himalayas that is purely mesmerizing and riches with rare herbs, miraculous lake and wild animals then, Upper Dolpo Trek will be the wonderful option to get experience. Trekking to Dolpo region was opened after 1989 to the foreigner tourist. Whereas special permits are still required entering in this restricted region. Oscar Award-winning movie, The Caravan (Nepal's first English subtitled film) was shot in Dolpo. Likewise, the Snow Leopard (Book by Peter Matthiessen), also made Dolpo region popular and familiar among the backpackers. Matthiessen describes his marvelous experience in the beautiful region of Dolpo.

Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of the most interesting trekking destinations near the Tibetan border in western Nepal. Since the place is situated behind the lofty white peaks, raining occurs rarely making the hills bare with little vegetation. Phoksundo Lake (the deepest lake of high altitude in the world), Dho Tarap (a human settlement at the highest altitude in the world), and Shey Gumba (religiously the most important Gumba in Nepal) are the gems of Dolpo trekking. Also, the forest of Upper Dolpo is home to rare plants like Yarsagumba, Jatamasi, Panchaunle, Chimailo, and many more.

Trekking to Upper Dolpo commenced with an hour of flight to western Nepal at Nepalgunj. Again fly to Jhuphal and arrangement of porters and gears will be taken place. Jhuphal is the trekking starting and finishing point of Upper Dolpo Trek. It is better to do this trek in the months of March to September. After September, it starts snowing heavily and trekking is only possible with heavy gears and equipment. After November it is completely impossible for trekking. The best time is from March to May, as it may rain in June and July.

21 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
    • Flying: 45 mins
    • Max. Altitude: 150 m (Nepalgunj).
    • Overnight: Hotel/Lodge.
  • Day 02: Fly to Juphal.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Flying: 30 mins.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,475 m (Juphal).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 03: Trek to Chhepka.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Big Suspension bridge, enter Shey Phoksando National Park, Pine, Juniper, and Bamboo Forest.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,838 m (Chhepka).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 04: Trek to Palam.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Reechi Village, stone staircase, dense forest, and Amchi Hospital.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,820 m (Palam).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 05: Trek to Phoksundo Lake.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Pungmo Khola, Phoksundo Lake, Nepal's highest waterfall, Ringmo Village, Chortens, and Mani Walls.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,620 m (Phoksundo).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 06: Explore the area.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Trail Attractions: Short hike to the village of Ringmo and it’s Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 07: Trek to Salla Ghari.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Enter Forbidden Upper Dolpo region, view of Kanjirowa Himal, and Sheep meadow.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,640 m (Salla Ghari).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 08: Trek to Lar Tsa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 30 mins.
    • Trail Attractions: Rocky walls.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,838 m (Chhepka).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 09: Trek to Shey Gompa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 7/8 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Shey Gompa.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,360 m (Kang La Pass).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 10: Rest Day.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 11: Trek to Namgung.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: View of Tibetan plateau.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,000 m (Sheyla pass).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 12: Trek to Saldang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 3 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Saldang Village.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,046 m (Saldang).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 13: Trek to Sibu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Chortens, Mani Walls, Stupas, Terrace Fields, and Monastery.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,000 m (Sibu).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 14: Trek to Jengla Phedi.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,480 m (Jengla Phedi).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 15: Trek to Tokyo Gaon.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Dhaulagiri Massif, Jeng La, and Tarap Village.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,240 m (Tokyo Gaon).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 16: Trek to Dho Tarap.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 2/3 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Mani Walls, Chortens, and Gompa.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,200 m (Dho Tarap).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 17: Trek to Sekam.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 7/8 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Tarap Khola, Blue Sheep, Yaks, Goats, and Suspension Bridge.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,623 m (Sekam).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 18: Trek to Tarakot.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Lush Forest, Sandul Gompa, and Bheri River.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,280 m (Tarakot).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 19: Trek to Dunai.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Completed a circuit.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,109 m (Dunai).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 20: Trek to Juphal.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 3 hrs.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 21: Fly to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Flying: 30 mins to Nepalgunj / 45 mins to Kathmandu.
    • Drop to your hotel. Upper Dolpo Trekking Finished here!

Trek Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private car.
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and back flight tickets.
  • Nepalgunj to Juphal and back flight tickets.
  • Guide, Porter, Helper, and Cook.
  • Overnight in tented camp.
  • All required gears, equipment, and tents.
  • Government Taxes, Park Permits, and Special Permits.

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Horse charges.
  • Extra night accommodation charges at Nepalgunj in case of flight cancellation.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Charter Charges.
  • Tips/Gratitude.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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