Upper Dolpo Trek – 28 Days

Upper Dolpo Trek is considered as one of the most challenging adventure around remote areas of western Nepal. Dolpo region has opened its doors to outsiders only since couple of decades. Still it is off the beaten path and welcomes fewer visitors compared to other popular trekking regions. Upper Dolpo is a largest district of Nepal on the basis of land that comprises geographical structure quite similar to Tibetan highlands. Visit to deepest lake of world, Shey Phoksundo, get insight to authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants, encounter rare floras and faunas along strenuous ascend and descend makes this Upper Dolpo Trek one hell of an amazing experience. Trekking to Upper Dolpo initiates as we take domestic flight to Nepalgunj followed by another flight to Juphal. It is the starting point of trek from where we start our trekking activity towards astounding villages, settlements, lakes, waterfalls, ridges, mountains, yak pastures etc. all the way to Jomsom, from where we board domestic flight to scenic lake city of Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. During our trekking, we will be entering the region that seems like it is separated from rest of the world. Along the magical views of Himalayas major highlights of this trekking lies in its exploring and learning opportunity of local living and lifestyle. It takes you into the wild. Passing through three main high passes namely Ngadra La of 5350 m, the Shey La of 5000 m and Jeng La of 5110 m; it really tests your fitness level. It is fully tented camp trekking except on major cities, which would be heavenly experience for adventure lovers. Also while embarking for this adventure, special permit is required this is arranged by us and included in the total trip cost. Regarding the best seasons, the months from May to November are regarded as ideal time to join in. Walking at Upper Dolpo is long and strenuous off the beaten path adventure around remote areas of Nepal. Therefore it requires high level of physical fitness along trekking experience around Himalayan surroundings. If you are passionate towards experiencing what it is like to trek into the wild then join our incredible Upper Dolpo adventure.

  • Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley city tour (Pasupatinath, Buddha, Syambhu and Durbar Square. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at Hotel. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 04: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2230m) 2 hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 05: Trek to Hankhe (2660m) 5 hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 06: Trek to Regi (2950m) 5 hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 07: Trek to Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3660m) 5 hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 08: Explore Lake and visit Ringmo Gompa. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 09: Trek to Chunemba (3630m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 10: Trek to Lar Tsa (4120m) 5 hours. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 11: Trek to Mendok Din (4610m) 3 hours, Overnight at Camp
  • Day 12: Trek to Shey Gompa (4390m) 7 hours, O/N at Camp.
  • Day 13: Rest-Exploration Overnight at Camp
  • Day 14: Cross Saldang La pass (5010m) trek via Namdo Gaon to Saldang(4380m)5/6 hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 15: Trek to Yangjeer Gompa (3890m) 5/6hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 16: Trek to Musigaon (4270m) 6hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 17: Cross Lnag-La (5002m) & trek to Shimengaon (3950m) 6hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 18: Trek to Tinjagaon (4150m) 6hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 19: Trek to Khengkhola (4550m) 6hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 20: Cross Charka pass (5036m) & trek to Charka (4180m) 7hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 21: Cross Sangda pass (5490m) & trek to Sangda phedi (5110m) 6/7 hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 22: Trek to Yak Kharka (4780m) 5 hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 23: Trek to Sangda Village (3909m) 5hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 24: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) 3/4hrs Overnight at Camp
  • Day 25: Fly to Pokhara 25 minutes and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is free for own visiting to beautiful Fewa lake. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. 6/7hrs. Overnight at Camp
  • Day 27: Rest day in Kathmandu for shopping. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 28: Airport transfer for final Departure. Overnight at Hotel.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van / Bus.
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a 2-star category Kathmandu.
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a 2-star category Pokhara.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley as per above program.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Surface Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Full board meal (veg. / non veg.) prepared by our expert cook.
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, Down sleeping bag / Jackets, walking sticks, and other necessary equipments during the trek).
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit into Shy Phaksundo National Park. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
  • Phoksundo National Park Permit and all necessary documents.
  • Domestic air fare fare inclusive of all departure tax. (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Juphal and Jomsom- Pokhara)
  • Government tax, vat and office service charge etc.

Price Excludes

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 – US$ 12 per meal.
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • International Airport Tax in Nepal – approx. US$ 24.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call and internet.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.
    NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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