Upper Dolpo Trekking

Duration: 30 Days   |  

Upper Dolpo trekking, a trek best described as a thrilling adventurous pilgrimage to the unexplored divine of Upper Dolpa, at the foot of the mighty virgin Himalayas.

Residing proudly in the far western parts of Nepal, Upper Dolpo is one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the world. It was open to explorers and wanderers after 1989. Majorly being inhabited by Tibetans, a grandiose of ethnic Tibetan culture and traditions are affluent. The Upper Dolpo trekking commences at the north-west region which lies behind the mesmerizing Dhaulagiri Massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The abundance of recherché species such as the musk deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare snow leopard, it is an eco-friendly trek as well.
Cast as the prime location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya (also known as Caravan), it is one the remotest and least exposed regions of Nepal. This rare haven opens you up to several concealed parts of Nepal. Since it was masked and hidden away from foreigners, it achieved the name “The Forbidden Himalayan Kingdom”. Even yet, it is only possible to enter Upper Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.

Upper Dolpo has been mentioned in several amazing books. One such example is “Himalayan Pilgrimage” by David Snelgrove. More recently by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and in “Stones of Silence” by George Schaller. Juphal (2290m) is from where Upper Dolpo Trekking gets underway. Passing by several gigantic Himalayan ranges, the Numa La pass (5200m), the Upper Dolpo trek takes us to the Phoksundo Lake at Ringmo village inside the Shey Phoksundo national park. A day of luxuriating at Ringmo village, we continue on the trails which cross different passes to Jomsom, where our trek ends.
 

Highlights

  • Embark on a challenging trek to Upper Dolpo, explore highest inhabited plateau, gigantic Himalayan ranges, Tibetan culture and tradition

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350).
  • Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation.
  • Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 04Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo region) (2,300m) trek to Dunai, 2 to hrs walk.
  • Day 05Dunai to Syangda (2,545m), Camp.
  • Day 06Syangda to Amchi (3,110m), Camp.
  • Day 07Amchi to Phoksendu Lake (3,735m), Camp.
  • Day 08Rest and Acclimatisation day, Camp.
  • Day 09Phoksendu Lake to Salla Ghari (3,670m), Camp.
  • Day 10Salla Ghari to Nangdala high camp (4,670m), Camp.
  • Day 11Over Nangdala pass (5,340m) to Shy Gompa (4,160m), Camp.
  • Day 12Rest and Acclimatisation Day, Camp.
  • Day 13Over Shela pass (5,110m) to Namgung Gompa (4,450m), Camp.
  • Day 14Namgung Gompa to Saldang (4,160m), Camp.
  • Day 15Saldang to Komas (4,300m), Camp.
  • Day 16Komas to Semen (3,930m), Camp.
  • Day 17Semen to Tinge (3,850), Camp.
  • Day 18Tinge to Larja (4,720m), Camp.
  • Day 19Larja to Choyela pass (5,040m) to Do Tarap (4,150m), Camp.
  • Day 20Do Tarap to Charkula High Camp (4,830), Camp.
  • Day 21Over Charkula pass to Kharka River (4,780m), Camp.
  • Day 22Over Tsharka pass (5,040m) to Tsharka Bhot (4,160m), Camp.
  • Day 23Tsharka bhot to Yak kharka (4,750m), Camp.
  • Day 24Yak Kharka to Niwal pass (5,545m) to Gok phedi (4,380m), Camp.
  • Day 25Gok phedi to Sangda (3,370m), Camp.
  • Day 26Sangda to Dalle Pokhari (3,480m), Camp.
  • Day 27Dalle Pokhari to Jomsom (2,682m), Lodge.
  • Day 28Local Bus or flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (800m), Hotel.
  • Day 29Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Day 30Final transfer to International Airport for your flight back to home.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • All Airport/hotel transfers in Nepal.
  • Flights Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Juphal, Jomsom-Pokhara (by airplane), incl. the local taxes.
  • 3 nights accommodation in standard Hotel in Kathmandu, on a sharing basis, including breakfasts.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night in Pokhara, on a sharing basis, including breakfasts.
  • Tented accommodation during the trekking on a sharing basis.
  • All major meals during trekking.
  • All necessary trained and experienced staff, guide, assistant guide (depending on the number of participants), porters/yakmen, including their salary, insurance, transportation, food and lodging.
  • All necessary trekking and national park permits.
  • The technical equipment to secure the passes, if necessary.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Communication device in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit.
  • Solar lights for Camping and charging.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry Visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges for the international and domestic flights.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (Internet, phone, Individual beverages, laundry, bar bills, and extra porters, and all other personal items).
  • Tips (Guide, assistant guide, porters, yak driver, driver, city guide, etc.).
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.
     

Useful Information

  • Trip Cost:
    Please kindly contact us for a fresh cost quotation. Also, let us know how many of you are there in your group and when you would like to do this trek, after knowing all these things from your side, we will send you all the necessary information with a best quote as soon as possible.
     
  • Note:
    If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours and Bhutan tours. 
Ram Kumar Adhikari
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