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Upper Dolpo Trekking

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  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Trekking
  • icon Duration 25
  • icon Trip level Hard
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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Upper Dolpo Trekking is the mystical land with remote and hidden valleys with wonderful mountain sight and prehistoric existence of traditional Tibetan culture. It is also one of the highest settles on earth with spotted castle-like villages, monasteries nestling mountains of stark and moderate beauty. Dolpo is a ‘Bon Po’ Buddhist land where people practice shamanism which is the opposite implementation of original Buddhist Philosophy.

In the chant of Buddhist mantra “om ma ni pad me hum”, Bon Po Buddhist chant “om ma tri mu ye sa le du”, in Tibetan means ‘in clarity unite’.

Shey Phoksundo National park protects the Dolpo region. It lies on the north of Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range in the border of Tibet. Upper Dolpo trek Nepal is a reminiscent journey to rugged mountain hills, walled villages, Tibetan Monasteries with alpine valleys, engraved gorges, snowy passes and a similar kind of Tibetan land. In the book of ‘The Snow Leopard’, Peter Matheson explains his journey through the attractive land of Dolpo. The Oscar-nominated ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Caravan’ was also filmed here. It is also one of the restricted areas of trekking destinations. It’s requiring a special Upper Dolpo Trek permit of USD 500 per person for the first 10 days. And an additional USD 50 each day after ten days. The clients must be two people to get a special trekking permit for Upper Dolpo.

We Begin our trekking from Jhupal after having 35 minutes scenic flight from Nepalgunj. Then the trail continues to Chhepka heading north along with Shey Phoksundo National Park. Exploring the vicinity of Phoksundo Lake and Buddhist monastery in Ringmo. Then we continue our trekking with valleys and rocky hills of Shey Gompa. We cross many dense forests, rocky hills.  And traditional villages of Namgung, Saldang, Sibu, Dho Tarap, and finally, the trail go back to Jhupal.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu cultural tour

Kathmandu cultural tour

Day 3

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (50 minute flight) overnight in the Hotel

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (50 minute flight) overnight in the Hotel

Day 4

Nepalgunj to Jhupal (3o minute flight) trek to Dunai (2150m) 3 hrs walk

Nepalgunj to Jhupal (3o minute flight) trek to Dunai (2150m) 3 hrs walk

Day 5

Dunai to Ankhe (2650m) 6 hrs walk

Dunai to Ankhe (2650m) 6 hrs walk

Day 6

Ankhe to Renje (3100m) 7 hrs walk

Ankhe to Renje (3100m) 7 hrs walk

Day 7

Renje to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) 6 hrs walk

Renje to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) 6 hrs walk

Day 8

Excursion around Phoksundo Lake

Excursion around Phoksundo Lake

Day 9

Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3505m) 6 hrs walk

Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3505m) 6 hrs walk

Day 10

Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4405m) 7 hrs walk

Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4405m) 7 hrs walk

Day 11

Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gumpa (4130m) via Kang La Pass (5360m) 7 hrs walk

Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gumpa (4130m) via Kang La Pass (5360m) 7 hrs walk

Day 12

Rest day in Shey Gumpa

Rest day in Shey Gumpa

Day 13

Shey Gumpa to Namduna Gaon (44oom) via Saldang La Pass (52oom) 7 hrs walk

Shey Gumpa to Namduna Gaon (44oom) via Saldang La Pass (52oom) 7 hrs walk

Day 14

Namduna Gaon to Saldang (3900m) 5 hrs walk

Namduna Gaon to Saldang (3900m) 5 hrs walk

Day 15

Saldang to Yangze Gumpa (4960m) 4 hrs walk

Saldang to Yangze Gumpa (4960m) 4 hrs walk

Day 16

Yangze Gumpa to Sibu (4560m) 6 hrs walk

Yangze Gumpa to Sibu (4560m) 6 hrs walk

Day 17

Sibu to Jeng La Phedi (44oom) 6 hrs walk

Sibu to Jeng La Phedi (44oom) 6 hrs walk

Day 18

Day 18: Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (42oom) via Jeng La Pass (5090m)

Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (42oom) via Jeng La Pass (5090m)

Day 19

Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap (4040m) 5 hrs walk

Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap (4040m) 5 hrs walk

Day 20

Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 5 hrs walk

Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 5 hrs walk

Day 21

Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 5 hrs walk

Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 5 hrs walk

Day 22

Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3150m) 5 hrs walk

Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3150m) 5 hrs walk

Day 23

Khanigaon to Tarakot (2540m) 5 hrs walk

Khanigaon to Tarakot (2540m) 5 hrs walk

Day 24

Tarakot to Dunai (2150m) 6 hrs walk

Tarakot to Dunai (2150m) 6 hrs walk

Day 25

Tarakot to Dunai (2150m) 6 hrs walk

Tarakot to Dunai (2150m) 6 hrs walk

Day 26

Jhupal to Nepaljung to Kathamndu

Jhupal to Nepaljung to Kathamndu

Day 27

Rest day or shopping day

Rest day or shopping day

Day 28

Departure to respective destination

Departure to respective destination

Includes/Excludes

Service Includes
  • Domestic flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jhupal-Kathmandu-Both Way)
  • All Transport Bus/Hiace/Car according to trek/tour schedule and group size
  • All accommodation 3 meals in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee)
  • Our Staffs (Trekking guide, cook, Sherpas, Helpers, and Porters)
  • Dolpa Special permit, Tims and all documents of Upper Dopla Trekking
  • Personal Insurance of our staffs, their salary, equipment and Foods
  • Tented Camps and Camping Gears
  • Medical kits and Trekking bags
  • Twin share accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepaljung on B&B basis
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Entrance Fees of Temples, City & Tour Guide
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee,
  • International Flight Ticket
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Personal Expenses (Laundry, bar bills, bottle water, Phone calls, extra room, alcoholic beverage)
  • Tips for guide Porters and Sherpas
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (one day, you will participate in Nepali kitchen to share Nepali food and Nepali culture show)
  • Personal Gears for Trekking
  • Tips for Guide & Porters

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Trip facts

  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Trekking
  • icon Duration 25
  • icon Trip level Hard
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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