Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek
23 days

Overview

Upper Dolpo Trek is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the western Himalaya of Nepal. The area is famous for the rarely found animals as the snow leopard and blue sheep. This trekking route is situated in the western part of the country and it is one of the most remote Trekkings in Nepal. The region is rich in ethnic Tibetan culture and arts.  The legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers. Trekking this region get ahead of various technical high passes and the steep trail through the forest with the scenery of the waterfalls. The people that live here number only a few hundred and are among the world’s highest dwellers. It offers rare opportunities to explore many unseen parts of the region. It is here specifically that people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. It is now only possible to enter Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.

Upper Dolpo Trek starts from with tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and then we will dive to Nepalgunj after a short flight from Juphal. This trail goes through the Phoksundo national park, covering the striking valleys monasteries and the landscape. The view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the Kanjiroba and majestic Dhaulagiri range. The trekkers of these regions are enthused greatly about the wild remoteness. Upper Dolpo Trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal. This trekking route is highly restricted so we have needed a special trekking permit to enter this route. The best time for having trekking in this region from August to November and March to July.  While the trekking we will pass through the interesting villages, trekking route and meet awesome people. This region is preserved as one of the last allegorical of traditional Tibetan culture. The Adventure Everest Team Organized Professional Trekking Guide to Leading Lower Dolpo to Upper Dolpo Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day Sight Seeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: By Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour
Day 04 Fly Nepalgunj- Juphal / Trek Juphal- Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2540m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Laini Odar (3375m.) 4-5 hrs
Day 07: Lain Odhar to Nawarpani (3950m) 6 hour
Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap (3950m.) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: At Dho Tarap for Acclimatization
Day 10: Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m/13776ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Trek below Numala pass (4665m/15301ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 12: Cross Numala (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi , 6-7 Hrs
Day 13: Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp, 5-6 Hrs
Day 14: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Rest day at Ringmo & for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 16: Trek to Pungmo village (3170m/10397ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 17: Trek below Kagmara -La, 5-6 Hrs
Day 18: Cross the Kagmara-La (5,115m/16777ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Hurikot village (3600m/11808ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m/10036ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 21: Trek to Chorte Gompa (3200m/10496ft), 5-6hrs
Day 22: Trek to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 23: Trek to Jumla (2,370m/7773ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 24: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 25: Final International Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

A delegate will be meet you at the arrival gate of Tribhuwan international airport then you will transfer to the hotel which you have chosen for relax and freshen up. In the evening we will have our welcome dinner with you and your trekking guide. 

Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

The second day of our trekking we will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley after having breakfast. In this day we will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath temple and Swaymbunath which are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites. After sightseeing we come back to hotel.  

Day 03:  Fly to Nepalganj

After having breakfast in the morning we get early morning flight Nepalganj which lies in the western region of Nepal. After reach in Nepalganj first we checkout in the hotel and explore in the Nepalgunj city and we will spend overnight in this city.

Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2,400m) and trek to Dunai

After having breakfast in the morning we get early morning flight to Juphal. After reach in juphal we will slowly walk towards Dunai which takes almost 3 hours to reach Duni village and we will spend one night in the Dunai.

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Ankhe

After having breakfast in the morning we will slowly start our trekking Ankhe village after spending one night in the Dunai village. Tin this day trek we will pass through the three beautiful villages of this route and we will spend one night in this village.    

Day 06: Trek from Ankhe to Renje

After having breakfast in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Renje village after spending one night in Ankhe. It is at the height of 3104 meter from the sea level and we will spend one night in the Renje village.   

Day 07: Trek from Renje to Phoksundo Lake

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Phoksundo Lake after spending one night in Renje. During this day trek we pass through the beautiful village and we walk until we reach Phoksundo Lake and spend one night in this place. 

Day 08: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola

After having breakfast in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Phoksundo Khola after spending one night in Phoksundo Lake. It at the height of 3507 meter from the sea level and we will spend one night in the Phoksundo khola.

Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Phoksundo Bhanjyang after spending one night in Phoksundo khola. It is at the height of 4402 meter from the sea level and we will spend one night in the Phoksundo Bhanjyang.   

Day 10: Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang La pass

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking Shey Gompa by using the route through Kang la pass after spending one night in Phoksundo Bhanjyang. During the time of this day trek we get chance see the wonderful views from the top and we will spend one night in Shey Gompa.  

Day 11: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa

This day is for rest so today we don’t start our trekking. At the day time we will explore around the Shey Gompa and come back to hotel and spend one night in the Shey Gompa.

Day 12: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon via Saldang La pass

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Namduna by using route through saldang la pass after spending one night in the Shey Gompa. It is at the height of 4400 meter from the sea level and spends one night in the Namduna Gaon.  

Day 13: Trek from Namduna Gaon to Saldang

 After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Saldang after spending one night in the Namduna Gaon. It takes almost 4 to 5 hours to reach Saldang from Namduna Gaon which lies at the height of 5200 meter from the sea level and spends overnight in this place.  

Day 14: Trek from Saldang to Sibu

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Sibu after spending one night in Saldang. It takes almost 7 to 8 hours to reach Sibu from Saldang which lies at the height of 4560 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this village.   

Day 15: Trek from Sibu to Jeng La base

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards jeng la base after spending one night in Sibu. While doing trekking in this route we see the yak which is only found in the Himalayan part of Nepal and we walk until we reach Jeng la base and spends one night in this la base.   

Day 16: Trek from Jeng La Base to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La pass

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Tokyu Gaon by using the route through Jeng la pass after spending one night in Jeng la base which lies at the height of 4240 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this place.  

Day 17: Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Dho Tarap after spending one night in Tokyu Gaon. It takes almost 4 to 5 hour to reach DhoTarp from Tokyu Gaon which lies at the height of 4040 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this village.   

Day 18: Trek from Dho Tarap to Serkam

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Serkam after spending one night in Dho Tarap. It takes almost 7 hours to reach Serkam from Dho tarap which lies at the height of 3632 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this village.   

Day 19: Trek from Serkam to Khani Gaon

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Khani Gaon after spending one night in Serkam. It is at the height of 2550 meter from the sea level and we will spend one night in the Khani Gaon.   

Day 20: Trek from Khani Gaon to Tarakot

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Tarakot after spending one night in Khani Gaon. During this day trek we pass through the many beautiful village of remote area of Nepal which takes almost 6 hours to reach Tarakot from Khani Gaon at the height of 2280 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this village.  

Day 21: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Dunai after spending one night in Tarakot. We pass through the big bheri River ascending until the Byas Gadi which takes almost 5 to 6 hours to reach Dunai from Tarakot and spend one night in this place.  

Day 22: Trek from Dunai to Juphal

After having breakfast early in the morning we will slowly start our trekking towards Juphal after spending one night in Dunai. It takes almost 2 to 3 hours to reach Juphal from dunai which lies at the height of 2404 meter from the sea level and spend one night in this village.  

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung

After having breakfast in the morning we take early flight towards Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu first we checkout the hotel and get some rest and in the evening time we explore the thamel bazaar. 

Day 24: Final departure

We will proudly drop you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trek as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or coffee).
  • Special Permit $ 500 Per Person
  • All Ground Local transportation.
  • Both way Kathmandu to Nepalganj to Juphal and Juphal to Nepalganj to Kathmandu by Domestic flight.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Equipment List

There are many type of multiple trekking routes and selected depend on high altitude and Necessary Equipment. but all list Items area here.

Sleeping

  • Tent (necessary for treks with camping)
  • Sleeping bag (–15° bag will suffice on most treks)*
  • Sleeping pad
  • Silk liner

Hiking

  • Backpack (size depends on whether or not you have porters)
  • Hiking boots* (break them in beforehand)
  • Camp shoes (your reward after a long day)
  • Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • Lightweight trekking pants
  • Trekking shorts
  • T-Shirts (lightweight wool is great)
  • Underwear

Cold Weather

  • Long underwear/Wool thermals
  • Sweater
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Heavyweight pants for high elevations (also good for camp)
  • Heavy down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Winter hat
  • Winter gloves

Accessories

  • Water purification (pump, tablets, or Steris Pen; bring from home)
  • Water bottles (at least 3 liters total capacity)
  • Baseball cap (the sun is strong at all elevations)
  • Hiking poles (lessen the impact on your joints)
  • Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Reading materials (Kindle may be best)
  • Journal and pens
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Day pack (for your rain jacket, snacks, camera, etc.)
  • Heavy-duty duffle bag (preferred by porters)
  • Gators (many people wear them but they are not mandatory)

Personal Supplies

  • Sun screen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Face/body wipes
  • Biodegradable washing liquid
  • Throat lozenges, lip balm
  • Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)

Extras

  • Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll wraps the desired amount around a pencil)
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Manual Note

According to actual official Itinerary and cost if any thing will adding date or staff, or condition bad weather take helicopter, Rescue about these thing the price will be adding.

If you have any more day extra we will organized different type of Activities as Mountain Flight, Helicopter, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump, and Many other programs.  

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