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Upper Dolpa

Upper Dolpo Trek is a fascinating “Off The Beaten Path” trek in Nepal in the tranquil, pristine and mysterious regions of Upper Dolpo. Upper Dolpo Trek also treks around the majestic glacial lake, Shey Phoksundo and visits Shey Gomba, one of the most famous monastery of Nepal. Despite being one of the harder and longer treks with several camps above 4500 meters and several passes, the arid trans Himalayan landscape and daily hardships of locals, leaves the travelers in awe of Dolpo. It is also a spiritual trek as shamanistic Bon religion and Tibetan Buddhism dominates the entire region. Upper Dolpo Trek treks through tough mountainous region of fortified villages, ‘dzongs’, turquoise lakes, sacred mountains and high passes, susceptible to heavy snows which have isolated it from the rest of Nepal for much of the year. Isolated and unproductive lands has forced the locals to rely mostly on trade with Tibetans and the tradition still lives on today. Upper Dolpo Trek passes through these very villages that still serves as trade hub of these ancient trade routes. Centuries old monasteries, including, the famous Shey Gomba (referred as Crystal Monastery in the book Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen), unexplored and hidden valleys of Dolpo makes the trek worth every minute of the hard trek in this wild part of Himalaya of Nepal. The most interesting  part of the Upper (Inner) Dolpo Trek is that we get to witness the culture difference of the people of different regions, had centuries ago.  Dolpo the high mountainous settlement holds the nomads that migrated to the region ages ago. Similarly the people of Mustang also called Lopas also migrated from Tibet almost during the same time. Still the contrast between the people of these two regions in the past and in the recent times is so huge in terms of civilization; it is an interesting discovery. Upper (Inner) Dolpo trek is extreme trek require excellent level of personal experience at high altitude and outstanding fitness level. For more trip detail Dhorpatan to Dolpo – Lower Dolpo – Upper Dolpo and Great Himalayan part trail of Jumla Rara Lake to Dolpo trip details written by our clients Dr. Howard and Sue Dengate. Please follow the link. 


Day by Day Itinerary of  Upper Dolpa

Day 01: Arrival at kathmandu valley. overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing at kathmandu valley. overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalganj, overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Juphal, (2400m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Sulighat, (2100m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Chhepka, (2750m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Samdo, (3200m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Ringmo (3600m. Phoksumdo Lake),overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Rest at Ringmo, overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Khola kharka,(3800m) overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek to Kang la B C. (4400m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Shey Gompa (4130m.)via Kang la pass (5155m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Shey Gompa (exploration day), overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Namgung,(4000m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Saldang, (3900m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek to Khomagaon, (4270m) overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek to Mendo, (3500m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trek to Tinkyu (Thinje), (3660m.)overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Tinkyu (exploration day), overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Trek to Rapka,m.(3900m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 21: Trek to Chharka fedi, (3800m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 22: Chharka, (3700m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 23: Trek to Norbulung, (4100m.) overnight at tented camp.
Day 24: Trek to Molum Sumdo,(4600m.)overnight at tented camp.
Day 25: Trek to thuche la fedi, (5900m.)overnight at tented camp.
Day 26: Trek to Sangda,overnight at tented camp.
Day 27: Trek to Phalyak , overnight at tented camp.
Day 28: Trek to Jomsom,overnight at tented camp.
Day 29: Fly to Pokhara,overnight at hotel.
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel.
Day 31: Departure to yours own destination.

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. 

Service Includes in the Cost:

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by Private Car, Haice, Mini Bus (as per our needs)
  • Two night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan as per your request
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you and Private Room during the trek.
  • An experienced Government Licensed Holder Guide and Porter, their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc.
  • Fly ticket to Kathmandu, Nepalgunja, Jufal, Jomsom, Pokhara.
  •  Trekking Permit and Notational Park fee.
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

Service Excludes in the Cost:

  • Your Travel insurance and Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • International Airfare and Airport departure tax
  • Monastery entrance fee .
  • Tips for trekking Guide, Porter and Driver. (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory).
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic), During the trek Hot Shower
  • Personal Shopping and Laundry, Personal trekking Equipments etc.

Price: Negotiate