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Upper Dolpo - 25 Days

Upper Dolpo
Upper Dolpo
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  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 10 (Maximum)
  • Maximum Height : 5200 Meter ( 17056 ft.)
  • Trek Starting Point : Nepalgung- Dolpa
  • Trek Ending Point : Dolpa – Nepalgunj
  • Recommended Season : Spring and Autumn
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Trekking in Nepal’s far-western Upper Dolpo region takes you into one of the most remote areas of the Himalaya. The area is famous for rare found animals as snow leopard and blue sheep. Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The inhabitants of Dolpo region are mainly Tibetans; therefore, the region is rich in ethnic Tibetan culture and arts. It lies in northern part and the western part of the district is Nepal’s largest National Park Shey-Phoksundo. Being remote area, the western part is also an underdeveloped and quite poor. Permits are expensive, and you cannot trek in Upper Dolpo independently. Upper Dolpo Trekking goes from Juphal after a short flight from Nepalgunj. Due to heavy snowfall most of time it remains restricted. For this trekking it needs perfect seasons like autumn. A special trekking permit is required to discover this part of trekking in Nepal, full of unique culture, social lifestyles and monasteries.

Trip Highlights

  • Mountain view of  Mt. Api and Saipal and more.
  • Mixed culture and traditions
  • Inhabited both Hindu and Buddhist people
  • House of Dolpali people
  • Temperate to Alpine forests
  • River & lush of  pine and fir of   forest 
  • Very rich in flora and fauna
  • Waterfalls and Suspension bridges along the way to cross the river
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Nepal’s ethnic Dolpali culture
  • Unique Phoksundo lake
  • High passes to cross
  • Most famous Bonpo buddhism

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj fly (150m.)

Day 04: Nepalgunj – Juphal (2440m.) fly – Dunai (2300m.)

Day 05: Dunai - Hanke 2666m. – Samduwa (3730m.)

Day 06: Samduwa – Phoksundo Lake (3600m.)

Day 07: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 08: Phoksundo Lake – Baga La (5090m.)

Day 09: Baga La – Numa La Base Camp (5190m.)

Day 10: Num La Base Camp – Chutung Dhang (3967m.)

Day 11: Chutung Dhang – Chibu Kharka (3915m.)

Day 12: Chibu Kharka – Saldang (4100m.)

Day 13: Saldang – Yang Tsser Village (4300m.)

Day 14: Yang Tsser Village – Karang (4100m.)

Day 15: Karang – Roman (4600m.)

Day 16: Roman – Samling Gompa (3800m.)

Day 17: Samling Gompa – Shey Gompa (4500m.)

Day 18: Rest day in Shey Gompa and visit to Chakang Gompa

Day 19: Shey Gompa – Yak Kharka (450m)

Day 20: Yak Kharka – Ringmu (3600m)

Day 21: Ringmu- Roha village (2740m)

Day 22: Roha village –Juphal (2440m)

Day 23: Juphal – Nepalganj (150m), fly – Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 24: Free day

Day 25: Kathmandu departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodations in Nepalgunj
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Air ticket Kathmandu -  Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Air ticket Nepalgunj – Juphal - Nepalgunj
  • Dolpa National park  permit and TIMS Permits
  • Special zone  Permit
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation charges
  • Tips

Trip Note

Trekking distances and times are approximate: times differ widely from group to group.

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