UPPER DOLPO TREK

Upper Dolpo is a remote region located in the Far West of Nepal. The region is protected as the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Upper Dolpo lies north of the Dhaulagiri Range that borders the Tibetan plateau. Most of the inhabitants of this region still rely on trading Tibetan salt as it is nearly impossible to grow anything in this region.

Our trek starts from Dunai and on the fifth day of our trek we reach the famous Shey Phoksundo lake. The alpine fresh water lake is religiously significant to the Tibetan culture as a number of stupas and a Gompa surround the lake. From Phoksundo, we trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass. In Shey Gompa, we visit the famous Crystal Monastery, a place of religious significance to people of Dolpo.

Our trek comes to a stop in Juphal after 22 days of trekking. From Juphal we board a 35 minute scenic flight to Nepalgunj and catch another flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 1
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport

    After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will help you transfer to your hotel check in.

  • Day 2
    Official work Day and short sightseeing yourself around Kathmandu.
  • Day 3
    Today, Flight: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj O/N stay in Nepalgunj
  • Day 4
    early mornings, Flight: Nepalgunj to Juphal (In Dolpo Region), than walk to Dunai for a night camp.
  • Day 5
    Trek to Hanke 2660m

    From Dunai we trek to Hanke. In Hanke or/Sepka we camp at the entrance of the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

  • Day 6
    Trek to Renje 3010m

    today our trail takes us through small ups and downs through forests and stone staircases as we reach the river banks. We stop at a bridge near the village of Renje where we camp overnight.

  • Day 7
    Trek to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake 3600 m

    today, we trek to the famous Phoksundo Lake. The alpine fresh water lake is religiously significant to the Tibetan culture as a number of stupas and a Gompa surround the Lake.

  • Day 8
    Leisure Day in Phoksundo Lake

    a day of leisure in Phoksundo gives us enough time to awe at its beauty

  • Day 9
    Trek to Phoksundo Lake Side 3700m>

    Today, our trail extends along the shores of the giant lake as we reach banks of the Phoksundo Khola and stop for an overnight camp.

  • Day 10
    Trek to Kang La Phedi Camp

    From Phoksundo Lake side a hike of about seven hours takes us to Kang La Phedi.

  • Day 11
    Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang La pass.

    today, an early morning ascent brings us to the opportunity to the Kang La Pass. A descend from the pass takes us to Shey Gompa where we stay overnight.

  • Day 12
    Rest Day at She Gompa>

    Another day in Shey Gompa gives us the opportunity to visit the famous crystal monastery a place of religious significance to people of Dolpo.

  • Day 13
    Trek to Namgung via Saldang

    Namgung Gaon is where we camp today. The famous Namgung Monastery is located in Namdung Gaon.

  • Day 14
    Trek to Saldang

    From Namdung gaon we make series of climbs to reach Saldang, the largest village in the Dolpo region.

  • Day 15
    Trek to Yangtsher Gumpa.

    Yangtsher Gumpa is an unexplored and lesser frequented area of the Dolpo region and is home to the old Bon-Po Monastery.

  • Day 16
    Trek to Sibu

    to reach Sibu we retrace our steps back to Saldang from where we follow a trail along the river bed.

  • Day 17
    Trek to Jeng La Phedi

    A walk along the river bed and steep climb to the bottom of Jeng La(4900m) brings us to Jeng La Phedi. We stay overnight Jeng La Phedi.

  • Day 18
    Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La

    After a morning climb to Jeng La we again descend towards Tarap Chu. Finally arriving in Tokyu Gaon.

  • Day 19
    Trek to Do Tarap

    Do Tarap is beautiful village surrounded by irregular stone walls. Few Tibetans and the Magar people can be found in this region.

  • Day 20
    Rest Day in Do Tarap

    another day of leisurein Do Tarap helps us regain our strength for the rest of the trek.

  • Day 21
    Trek to Serkam

    From Tarap our trails descends towards a wide valley and passes through gorge as we arrive in Serkam where we set up a camp on a medow.

  • Day 22
    Trek to Lahini/Khanigaon

    Today our trail mostly passes through and alongside the gorge as we make our way to Lahini/Khanigaon, where we set up an overnight camp.

  • Day 23
    Trek to Tarakot

    Today our trail mostly passes through forests and descends into another gorge as we finally arrive in Tarakot a place beautified by colorful terraces fields.

  • Day 24
    Trek to Dunai

    Today we complete the circuit around the Dolpo region as we arrive in Dunai. In Dunai we celebrate the success of our three week trek.

  • Day 25
    Trek to Juphal

    The trek to Juphal is short walk along the Bheri river we reach the airport there.

  • Day 26
    Flight to Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

    From Juphal a 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Nepalgunj from where we catch another flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 27
    Leisure day at Kathmandu

    From Juphal a 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Nepalgunj from where we catch another flight to Kathmandu

  • Day 28
    Departure from Kathmandu

    Day 28 marks the end of our unforgettable trekking experience as we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

INCLUDES
  • ††Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel.
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes and Dolpo national park entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System).
  • Upper Dolpo special permit fees.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
  • Tent accommodation during the trek on camping services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport.
  • Guide internal flight ticket.
  • Light for a night by Battery or “generator” as a group size.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary we provide).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes.

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff

Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.

Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.

Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.

Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.

Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.

Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.

Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.

EXCLUDES
  • ††All meals in Kathmandu city.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
  • Internal flight tickets.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetozolomide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipments,

 

Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Nepal has four climatic seasons


  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Enquire about any trekking region and we will tell you about the best season to visit that area.

Check-list of personal equipment:
  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment are required during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tax Jacket with hood)

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4250540 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

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