Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trek Duration : 27 Days


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Private car, Flight & Tourist bus




The Upper Dolpo Trekking | Trekking in Upper Dolpo

The Upper Dolpo region is situated north of the Dhaulagiri Range on the borders of Tibet ,it is a protected area in Nepal as the Shey-Phoksundo National Park lies within its borders.There are some fantastic views of many Himalayan peaks and a huge amount of flora and fauna to be enjoyed, but the view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksundo Lake and the Dhaulagiri massif three of the many rewarding moments that stand out on this Upper Dolpo trek.

Upper Dolpo is known for its unspoilt natural beauty and even today remains relatively unexplored. Dolpo region is mainly Buddhist in culture with many ancient monuments and temples to be explored. Upper Dolpo can be tracked throughout the year as it is situated in what is called the rain shadow.
As mentioned there are some amazing mountain views as well as some very interesting animals, it is a place where both Himalayan blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard make their respective homes. They are also contained a huge variety of wild flowers along with an extensive range of birds .
Farming in the region is almost impossible it is difficult to grow any sustainable crop here which makes life for local people very difficult. They survive mainly by being involved in the salt trade from Tibet a traditional culture that has continued for generations.


Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel briefing your trip overnight.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing tour Kathmandu city and prepare for trekking document overnight.

Day 3

Fly to Nepalgunj pick up from Nepalgunj airport and transfer hotel overnight.

Day 4

Early morning Fly to Juphal (Dopla) Camp in Dunai 4 and half hour walk.

Day 5

Dunai - Hankhe 4 and half hour walk.

Day 6

Hankhe - Reiji 4 and half hour walk.

Day 7

Reiji - Phoksundo Lake3600m. 5 hour walk.

Day 8

Phoksundo - Rest/explore around.

Day 9

Phoksundo Lake-Lake beach 5 hour walk.

Day 10

Lake Beach - Mandala Camp 4,570m. 5 hour walk.

Day 11

Mandala Camp - Kang La (5,240m) pass - Shey Gompa (4280m.) 5 hour.

Day 12

Shey Gompa - Gela Pass (5010m) - Namgung 4,380m. 5 hours walk.

Day 13

Namgung-Yanger Gompa (3890m) 5 hour.

Day 14

Yanger Gompa-Musi Gaon (4270m.) 6 hour.

Day 15

Musi Gaon - Lnag La (5002m) - Sime Gaon (3950m) 6 hour.

Day 16

Sime Gaon - Tinja (4150m) 6 hour.

Day 17

Tinja - Kheng (4550m) 6 hour.

Day 18

Kheng - Charka pass (5,036m) -Charka (4365m) 7 hour.

Day 19

Charka -Yak Kharka (4780m) 5 hour.

Day 20

Yak Kharka - Sangda pass (4295m) - Sangda phedi 6 & half hr.

Day 21

Sangda phedi - Sangda (3909m) 5 hour.

Day 22

Sangda - Phale Gaon (2900m) 5 and half hour.

Day 23

Phale Gaon - Jomsom (2710m) 3 and half hour.

Day 24

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara overnight Pokhara hotel.

Day 25

Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus overnight hotel.

Day 26

Free day for shopping relax in Kathmandu .

Day 27

Onward departure .

service include:

    • Airport Pick up and drop.
    • Accommodation hotel with breakfast Kathmandu , Nepalgunj & Pokhara.
    • Sightseeing tour Kathmandu city by private car
    • Ground transportation by Tourist bus & flight ticket as per itinerary.
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis  Tent Camp
    • All trekking and related permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.

service exclude:

    • International airfare.
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj  & Pokhara
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
    • Drinks
    • Laundry fee.
    • Personal gears and expenses.
    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 


Fact of the Trip:

  • Trekking Destination :Upper Dolpo
  • Trip Duration:27 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Full board during trekking & accomodation with breakfast on city
  • Transportation:Private car, Flight & Tourist bus
  • Group Size:Min 2 people


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