- Duration 25 Nights / 26 Days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Feb
- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||25 Nights / 26 Days.|
|Best time to travel||Feb|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5,360 meters / 17,581 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
A long journey of around 26 days to one of the most fascinating destinations of Nepal, the Upper Dolpo Trek is a journey of a lifetime promising to reward the trekkers with the best of nature and a thrilling adventure. The trail passes through a number of intriguing Villages and surreal locations. As the trekker cross the Himalayan Passes, the brilliant sights of the Phoksundo Lake unfold in a grand manner. Shey Gompa is an important landmark in this enchanting journey. The Trans Himalayan trade route is a joy to walk on, and the stupendous beauty of the Himalayan Landscape is certainly a sight to savor.
Traveling opens up new doors, helps you rediscover your soul, aids in providing you a healthier life and trains you in making the right decisions in life. The beauty of travel is to visit the new destinations, meet the new people and explore new culture you will encounter whenever you visit a new place. Every place is different and every place has something new to offer.
The Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal is a 27 days trek through interesting villages and vivid landscapes. You will get to enjoy the serenity of the Phoksundo Lake and dense forests along the way. You will also meet many new people and this journey will be etched in your heart forever.
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.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The Kanchenjunga trek is the most amazing trek of Nepal, and it starts with arrival at the capital of the country, Kathmandu is a unique combination of culture and heritage.
Spend your day preparing for the trek and visiting the UNESCO world heritage sights, do not forget to taste the authentic Nepalese cuisines and blend in the rich culture of the country. Stay the night in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
The Nepalgunj is from where you will be starting your long trekking journey. The town is located in western Nepal near the Nepal-India border and is also called the gateway to Simikot, Humla. Spend the day exploring the diverse culture, the mini-zoo, the local market and other places. Stay the night in Nepalgunj.
Day 3: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft).
The beautiful town in the foothills of the Himalayas of Jhupal is famous for its incredible views of the Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri peaks. After reaching Jhupal, start your trekking journey through the terraced fields to the Bheri river, move on the trail to finally reach Dunai and spend overnight in Dunai.
Day 4: Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft).
Travel on the trail past the Hospital to cross a suspension bridge after you leave Dunai. Follow the trail to reach the Thulo Bheri river valley before finally reaching the Phoksundo river valley. Along the trail enjoy great views of the Kagmara peak and walk through the walnut groves before crossing the Rahagun and Dhera village. The trail will lead you to Ankhe where you will be staying the night.
Day 5: Ankhe to Sulighat.
The trail constitutes of many ups and downs along the wooded river banks. As you follow the steep trail, freshen up a bit as you will find many beautiful streams flowing steadily. You will have to do a downhill trek through lush forests before reaching to the riverbank. Continue the trek to reach Sulighat where you will be spending the night.
Day 6: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft).
The journey today will be along the floor of the valley towards the confluence of the Pungmo and Phoksundo river, follow the trail through a cedar forest to reach the Palam village and enjoy the views of one of the highest waterfall of the country and also the distantly located Phuksondo Lake. The trail from here follows through Birch forests to Phoksundo Khola to Ringmo village. Walk past the Ringmo village to finally reach the Phoksundo Lake where you will stay the night.
Day 7: Rest Day.
The body needs rest and the Phoksundo Lake is the ideal place for taking a day off and enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature at its best. Spend the day exploring the region, the Ringmo village and also the Tibetian Buddhist Monastery. Sink in the rich culture of the place. Spend the night in Phoksundo Kake.
Day 8: Trek to Phoksundo Khola.
The trail to the Khola will be along the top western part of the Phoksundo Lake. Follow the trail along the westernmost part of the lake to reach the floodplains of the Phoksundo Khola. Walk through the valley to cross the river and finally reach the river bank where you will be spending the night.
Day 9: Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
The path to our destination will be on a level path through a glacial valley to the wooden bridge at the confluence of the Phoksuno Khola and another mountain stream. Follow the trail forward to reach another valley where you can witness the Kangla Pass. Stay the night in Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
Day 10: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft).
The trail will follow through a rough terrain to the top of the Kangla Pass, and from there descend down to the valley floor to cross the river a number of times. Explore the flora and fauna of the region before finally crossing a log bridge to reach the Shey Gompa. Stay the night in Shey Gompa.
Day 11: Rest Day at Shey Gompa.
The Shey Gompa monastery has lots of history associated with it. Spend the day taking a rest and exploring the beauty of the Shey Gompa and the Shey village. Also gain knowledge of the ancient pre- Buddhist culture, Bon Po which is practiced till date in the Shey village. Stay the night here.
Day 12: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft).
Start the day on a calm trail through Juniper trees, followed by a rocky zig-zag path to finally reach the Saldang-la pass. Follow the long trail towards the north through Yak pastures to reach the Namduna Gaun. Explore the Namgung monastery in the region. Spend the night in Namduna Gaun.
Day 13: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft)
Start the day early along the dusty barren mountains for around 4 hours to get a glimpse of the Saldang village, then the largest village in the inner Dolpo region. The village has good trading routes to Tibet and is economically stable. Spend the night in Saldang village.
Day 14: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft).
Follow the wild and barren trail along the Nagon Khola river through gradual ups and downs. Along the trail, you will cross the Marang and Ki villages. From here you will cross and re-cross the Panzang river before finally reaching Yangze Gompa. Spend the night in Yangze Gompa.
Day 15:Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft).
The trail today will follow going back to the Saldang village from where you will walk along a river and cross terraced lands, chortens, stupas, mani walls, and the Chaiba monastery finally through Namdo village. Follow the journey down the river for a couple of more hours to reach Sibu where you will be spending the night.
Day 16: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft).
Walk along the Nam-Khong Khola and turn east to reach the meeting point of two small streams. The steep trail from here will ascend to a grazing land just below the Jeng-La pass. This is the Jeng-La Phedi where you will be spending the night.
Day 17: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft).
The journey today will be via the Jeng-La pass that presents you with amazing views of the Dhaulagiri massif. Follow the trail to reach the Tarap valley, the vast valley that extends 20kms along the Tarap-Chu river. Reach the Tokyu Gaon and spend the night there.
Day 18: Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft).
At first, you will trek down to a plain valley with lush greenery on both sides of the river. The valley is known for its distinctive beauty and the culture that witnesses the practice of both Bon-Po and Buddhists sects. Follow the trail to reach Dho Tarap where you will be spending the night.
Day 19: Rest Day.
The body needs rest after the long journey, spend the day exploring the beautiful village and learn about the local culture of the region. Also, visit the Buddhist Gompa in the area. Spend the night in Dho Tarap.
Day 20: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft).
The trail from Dho Tarap will be along a wide valley narrowing into a gorge beside the Juniper and the wild rose bushes. The trek is short. As you reach the Tarap Khola or the Kamakharka, prepare to spend the night here.
Day 21: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft).
Follow the trail along the gorge of the Tarap river, to a narrow deep gorge that lets you jump from one side to another. The trail is filled with adventure and thrill, and it is the most exciting day of the whole journey. Continue on the adventurous trail through stone slabs that act as bridges to finally reach the Khanigaon, spend the night in Khanigaon.
Day 22: Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft)
Follow the trail to reach the Lalberi village, from there walk through the lush forest, narrow gorges and finally again along the river to reach Tarakot. Spend the night in Tarakot.
Day 23: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft)
The trail will run behind the Bheri River and you will cross a bridge near the Lawan village. Follow the trail to cross the Bheri River near Lokachola Gaon to finally reach Dunai for an overnight stay.
Day 24: Dunai to Jhuphal
The exciting trek comes to an end as a walk along the Bheri river witnessing ecstatic landscapes. You will cross the Dupichaur and Rupgad village before passing Motipur and Kalagonda village to finally reach Jhupal. Spend a quaint night in Jhupal.
Day 25: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
The journey from Jhupal to Kathmandu will be via Nepalgunj. As you reach back the capital, spend the rest of the day exploring Kathmandu and doing some souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home. Also, catch up to the thing you have missed on your first day. Spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Final departure
The day marks the completion of the journey as you are headed back home back to the regular life. You will certainly miss the life-altering journey you have just experienced over this last 4 weeks. The country has much more destinations to offer, so waste no time in planning the next thrilling trip to Nepal.