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Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:27 Days


Max. Altitude:4,702M

Primary Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Group Size:2-12 Person

Meals:All meals -Trekking, Breakfast Kathmandu

Transportation:Tourist Bus, Private Vehicle

About Trip

Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of most loved and popular destinations in the country, located in the north-west region of the country located along the Dhaulagiri massif. Dolpa is a hidden valley believed to have created by Guru Rinpoche --a Buddhist devotee. Dolpo is the settlement of Buddhist religious groups who have been able to preserve the unique Buddhist culture, tradition, and lifestyles without an inch of any changes. It is one of the most remote valleys awaiting your arrival for exploration.

Upper Dolpo trekking is regarded to be the most popular since you will have an opportunity explore the most serene and tranquil natural beauty, the herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monastery--Phoksundo Gumpa, monuments, well-preserved eco-system which is home to a number of flora and fauna and many more, you will have magnificent views of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek and many more. This hidden valley remained to be isolated area for long years, as it was opened for the outsiders only in 1990s. Therefore, the Tibetan culture is one of the attractions of this area, which is unique in terms of language, culture, lifestyles and many more. The primitive lifestyle of the Tibetan origin people, the unique landscape, rocky and sloppy hills, the flora and fauna have been the prime attractions of the area and have been one of the most loved trekking destinations in Nepal.

Upper Dolpa region trekking begins with a 1hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj to Juphal and continue to Dunai, the district headquarter, Chepka, Sumdo, Phoksundo Lake through Gangla pass, Saldang, Shimen, Charkala pass making excursion around upper Dolpa and having magnificent views of Dhaulagiri to the south and Tibetan ranges, C Kugung La and Khyung La to the north, and trek ends to Jomsom then flight back to Pokhara and to Kathmandu. Upper Dolpa region trekking is restricted area from Phoksundo Lake to Jomsom. So, we have to take special permit cost US$ 50 per day, per person minimum for 10 days. If you go more than 10 days, then you have to pay additional US$50 per person, per day.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Nature Adventure Trekking & Expedition will Greet you at the airport & transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:Half day Sightseeing in Katmandu city with cultural tour guide.Hotel

Day 03:Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour flight and overnight in Hotel

Day 04:In the morning flight Nepalgunj - Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek start about 4-hour walk to Dunai, camp in Dunai (2150m).

Day 05:Trek to Ankhe (2660m) 6 hrs.Camp

Day 06:Trek to Sumdo (3100m) 5 hrs.Camp

Day 07:Trek to Ringmo Phoksindo Lake (3728m) 4 hrs.Camp

Day 08:Acclimatizations day

Day 09:Trek to North campo Dolpo over night.(4000m.)Camp

Day 10:Trek to Gandla Là (5250m.)Camp

Day 11:Gandla La Pass Shey Gompa (4750m.)Camp

Day 12:Trek Namgung (4950m.)Camp

Day 13:Trek to Saldang (4650m.)Camp

Day 14:Trek to Yangjir(3965m.)Camp

Day 15:Trek to Shimen (4250m.)Camp

Day 16:Trek to Tingkyu-Kehengchu.Rivar side camp. (4694m.)Camp

Day 17:Trek to Charkhala Phedi (4290m) 7 hrs.Camp

Day 18:Trek to Charkhala passes( 5035m) and charkha village (4050m) 6 hrs.

Day 19:Trek to Yak Kharka (4250m) 6hrs.Camp

Day 20:Trek to Bhery Kharka (4670m.) 4 hrs.Camp

Day 21:Trek to Thula (5400m & 6 hrs. -after Sangdala pass (4295m.) Sangda phedi 8 hrs.

Day 22:Trek to Dangar Jung village (3560m.)6/7hrs.Camp

Day 23:Trek to Jomsom 4 hrs.Lodge

Day 24:Fly back to Jomsom-Pokhara fly 25 minutes.Hotel

Day 25:Flight back to Kathmandu( Evening fare well dinner in Nepal cultural Resturant)

Day 26:Extra day in Kathmandu

Day 27:Trip end.Final departure transfer to airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop by private /car/van/bus
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with cultural tour guide
  • Entrance fees at various sight seeing
  • All trekking permit fees and government taxes
  • All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, mattress and pillow.
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch, dinner prepared by our own cook) and tea, coffee, chocolate during the trek.
  • All trek staff guide, Sherpa, cook, including porter support and their insurance.
  • Air fare Kathmandu-Nepalganj-Juphal and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu as well domestic airport tax
  • Duffel Bag
  • First aid medical
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All ground transportation
  • Fare well dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses,personal equipments and Sleeping Bag
  • All kind of beverage including mineral water
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Tipping to crew

Google Map of Upper Dolpo Trekking

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Trip Note

Above itinerary can be customized as per your requirement