- Duration 24 Nights / 25 Days
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time jan
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||24 Nights / 25 Days|
|Best time to travel||jan|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5,550 meters / 18,208 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
It is a journey beautifully crafted to display the high diversification in culture and traditions of the different places in close vicinity. The pre-Buddhist Bon Po Religion can be witnessed in the Dolpo region, one of the highest inhabited regions of the world. Ancient monasteries, the supreme beauty of nature, and highland Villages are lined along the whole route. The tranquility of the Phoksundo Lake and the famed Shey Gompa are the primary attractions of the journey. The Bhoriya Culture and Thakkali Culture in Upper Dolpo and Mustang respectively is quite a fascinating thing to witness. The destinations in the journey are quite alluring and the 24 days of unlimited joy is certainly a thing to cherish.
Taking a holiday, a change of atmosphere, a change of location is crucial for leading a healthy life. Traveling to new destinations helps you achieve great peace in the inside, the more you see new places, the more you experience new cultures, and the more you meet new people, your life will be filled with more peace and serenity.
Trekking helps you experience a new kind of thrill, an adventure in itself trekking in mountains via forests and vivid landscapes helps you find a new side of yourself. The Dolpo Jomsom via Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal will take you through the amazing old monasteries and beautiful villages. It presents you with an insight into the many-year-old culture of the region, the religious beliefs, and you will also get to view amazing sceneries. Check out the 25 days itinerary for more details.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
We recommend and request for using natural stream water for drinking purpose. This can be purified using the water purifying drops/tablets. We have two reasons to request this to you, 1: It helps in not dumping plastic in the world’s remotest area and 2: its saves your money as mineral water price is very high in trekking zone.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 meters/4,593 feet)
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is a perfect combination of rich culture and heritage complimented with great sceneries. While you arrive in Kathmandu spend the day exploring the capital, visit the UNESCO World Heritage sights, check out the very old monasteries and sink in the rich culture of the region. Learn the culture of the Nepalese while you taste the most authentic Nepalese cuisine here at Kathmandu. Stay the night here.
Day 2: Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu (1,400 meters/4,593 feet) to Nepalgunj (1,500 meters/4,921 feet).
The town of Nepalgunj is very close to the Indian border. From Kathmandu enjoy a great drive through the mountain roads and farmlands to Nepalgunj. The town is close to the Bardia National Park and is the main transport hub for far-western, mid-western, and western regions of Nepal. As you reach Nepalgunj, prepare yourself for the walking journey from the next day and spend a great night in Nepalgunj.
Day 3: Nepalgunj (1,500 meters/4,921 feet) to Dunai.
To reach Dunai from Nepalgunj you will have to first reach via Jhupal. From Jhupal the walking journey begins on an easy trail. The trail runs above the Thuli Bheri River before passing through the Kalagauda. Continue the journey by the flowing river for some time to reach Dunai. Explore the region around the village like the Bon stupa, the government schools, the central Buddhist monastery, and also enjoy a serene view of the complete town from the top of the stupa. Spend the night in Dunai.
Day 4: Dunai to Chhepka (2,687 meters/8,815 feet).
The journey today is exciting and begins with the classic trekking route of Dolpo via Sulighar. Collect the important permits before entering the Shey Phoksundo National Park and follow the trail beside the Phoksundo River until you reach Kagbeni. Enjoy the change in landscapes and walk through the forests to cross the Jutung village and arrive at Shangta. From here you will need to cross the bridge over the Phoksundo River twice before following the trail upstream beside the river to finally reach Chhepka where you will stay overnight.
Day 5: Chhepka (2,687 meters/8,815 feet) to Chunuwar (3,110 meters/10,203 feet).
The path today follows the very famous Lower Dolpo circuit trek path and you will reach the area beside the Phoksundo Khola. Follow the trail to cross the bridge over Phoksundo Khola and finally reach Rechi. After relaxing a bit in Rechi follow the trail beside the river to reach Sulligad Dovan. You need to cross a bridge over the confluence of Yung Khola and Phoksundo Khola river before finally landing at Chunuwar where you will be spending the night.
Day 6: Chunuwar (3,110 meters/10,203 feet) to Phoksundo Lake (3,600 meters/11,811 feet).
As you move forward you will join the main trail to the Phoksundo Lake where you will trek through Cedar forests to reach the winter settlement of the people of the Ringmo village, Palam. Follow the route through switchbacks and ridges at different elevations to reach the highest waterfall in the country. The trail then follows through the beautiful Ringmo village infested with flat-roofed stone houses and many Mani walls. To reach the Phoksundo lake, you will have to cross a bridge just below the Ringmo village. Spend the night in Phoksundo lake.
Day 7: Rest Day in Phoksundo.
The journey was long and the altitude is high, the body needs rest and the Phoksundo lake is just the ideal location to experience a perfect rest day. Explore the serene region around the lake, the picturesque beauty of the lake, the Ringmo village, and also the 900years old Bon monastery. Have a splendid day and experience the beauty of nature at it’s very best. Spend the night in Phokjsundo lake.
Day 8: Phoksundo Lake (3,600 meters/11,811 feet) to Sallaghari.
The trail to Sallaghari is considered to be one of a fascinating journey of the Dolpo-Mustang trek. The fascinating narrow trail on a cliff takes you to another side of the Phoksundo Lake. The fascinating trail to the Phoksundo Jhola will take you through beautiful forests till you finally reach the Sallaghari. Spend the night among the great pine forest in Sallaghari.
Day 9: Sallaghari to Nagdala (4,717 meters/15,475 feet).
As you follow the trail you will reach the Tuk Kyaksa river which you will have to cross several times. After crossing the bridge for the final time walk through the wide valley, walk for two more hours by the canyon to finally reach Nagdala. Spend the night in Nagdala.
Day 10: Nagdala (4,717 meters/15,475 feet) to Shey Gompa (4,280 meters/14,064 feet) via Nangdala pass (5,240 meters/17,191 feet).
To reach the Shey Gompa and the ‘Crystal Mountain’ you will have to trek your way through the Nagdala pass. The trail up to the Nagdala pass is on the rocky terrain of the mystical Dolpo region. Walk for around three hours in this rough terrain to finally experience incredible views from the top of the pass. Enjoy the vivid landscapes of the Dolpo, the Crystal Mountain, and the Tibetan mountain ranges before descending down steeply to the base of the valley and enter the Shey Gompa. Spend the night Shey Gompa.
Day 11: Shey Gompa (4,280 meters/14,064 feet) to Namgung Gompa via Shey La Pass (5,100 meters/16,732 feet).
The trail begins with the path beside the Shephu Khola for almost two hours. Enjoy the trekking journey through the Barren landscapes of the typical Dolpo region. To reach the Namgung Gompa you will have to cross the Shey La pass, which will present you with enchanting views of the Mustang in the east, the Kanjiriba, Crystal Mountain and Kangmara in the west and astounding views of Tibet in the north. Enjoy the views from the top of the pass before dropping down to Namgung Gompa where you will be staying the night.
Day 12: Namgung Gompa to Saldang.
The trail today to Saldang is set aside the Namga Khola that you will be following before bypassing some summer herding spots followed by a hike to finally reach Saldang. Explore the beautiful setting of the village surrounded by dry-land hills. Indulge in the rich cultural practices of the locals. Spend the night in Saldang.
Day 13: Yangjer Gumba and back to Saldang.
There are places to explore around Saldang, and the day’s hike to Yangjen Gumpa will reward you with a view of the richest monastery of the region. Explore the monastery and come back to Saldang to spend the night.
Day 14: Saldang to Khoma.
The Khoma village greatly resembles the ideal Tibetan villages. Follow the Saldang lek along the Raphya Khola to a barren hillside to finally reach the Khom La. The descending trail from here will take you to the Khoma village where you will be staying the night.
Day 15: Khoma to Shimen.
The trail today will give you a chance to witness endangered animals like the Blue Sheep or Snow Leopard. Follow the trail enjoying the landscape of highland deserts to cross the Shimen La pass to finally arrive at Shimen. Overnight stay in Shimen.
Day 16: Shimen to Tinje.
The trail to Tinje runs along the side of the Panjyang Khola. You will cross several small villages and gompas on your way to the small valley of Tinje. Spend the night in Tinje.
Day 17: Tinje to Yak Kharka
The Yak Kharka is basically a grazing grounds for yaks and sheep. Enjoy an excellent walk from Tinje to reach Yak Kharka. Spend the night in the lap of the mountains in Yak Kharka.
Day 18: Yak Kharka (4,78 meters/15,682 feet) to Chharka via Mola Pass (5,030 meters/16,502 feet).
The trail to Chharka from Yak Kharka will take you through the Mola Pass which is located at an elevation of 5040m. explore the village and the Bon Monastery in Chharka. Stay the night here.
Day 19: Chharka to Norbulung
The trail to Norbulung goes through some barren highlands. Enjoy the uphills you will encounter on the way. Walk the length to Norbulung where you will be spending the night.
Day 20: Norbulung to Ghalden Ghuldum (4,274 meters/14,022 feet) via Niwala (5,120 meters/16,797 feet) and Jungbenla (5,550 meters/18,208 feet).
The trail from Norbulung is an ascending trail which will lead you to the Niwa La pass. Cross the pass and walk further to reach the Jungbenla Pass. From this pass follow the downhill trail to reach Ghalden Ghuldum, spend the night in Ghalden Guldum.
Day 21: Ghalden Ghuldum (4,274 meters/14,022 feet) to Sangta (3,777 meters/12,391 feet).
The trail to the beautiful Sangta village will cover many ups and downs. As you reach the Sangta finally, enjoy the night stay in Sangta.
Day 22: Sangta (3,777 meters/12,391 feet) to Phalyak (3,175 meters/10,416 feet).
Today you will mostly travel in the highlands. Cross the nine ridges before descending down to the Kali Gandaki valley. From there descend further down to reach the large village of Phalyak, stay the night here.
Day 23: Phalyak (3,175 meters/10,416 feet) to Jomsom (2,720 meters/8,923 feet)
To reach the famous Jomsom village, you will have to walk on a challenging trail after reaching the ridge at 3360m. Follow the descend from the ridge o reach Jomsom, spend the night in Jomsom.
Day 24: Fly Back to Kathmandu from Jomsom via Pokhara.
The amazing trekking journey is over as you reach your way back to the capital. Enjoy the journey back t Kathmandu and spend the day exploring what you left out. Enjoy your last night in Nepal to the fullest.
Day 25: Final Departure
The final departure marks the successful completion of the journey as you board your flight back to your hometown. Cherish the beautiful memories and waste no time planning your next adventurous trip in Nepal. Have a great journey back home.