Upper Dolpo Trekking - 25 Days

Duration: 25 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Style: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Transport: As Itinerary
  • Group Size: 2 +
  • Max Elevation: 5151m
  • Type of Trek: Camping
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation / Flight
  • Best Month: Oct - Dec, March - May

Upper Dolpo Trekking a land of the Himalaya. Upper Dolpo trekking is situated in the western part of the country and upper dolpo trekking is one of the most remote regions in Nepal.

The Upper Dolpo region Trekking is a isolated area in Nepal which has been severely off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained integral. In the autumn of 1990 the first British tour operator organized a trek from east to west, from Pokhara to Jumla through Lower Dolpo.

Upper Dolpo trekking routes passed many enormous mountain ranges - Annapurna , Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to name but a few - and passed through Lower Dolpo, at one time a small kingdom in its own right. More recently we have repeated the route, with differences and our groups see very few other Europeans so they are inspired greatly about the wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the fact that the local people had that innocent friendliness peculiar to people who live in excessively remote mountainous regions.

Only a few hundred people live in Upper Dolpo region and are among the world's highest inhabitants. The villages in Upper Dolpo are 4,300meters and above. It is here specifically that people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion.

Peter Matthiessen's The snow leopard and David Snellgrove's Himalayan Pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. Both writers visited the Shey Gompa, to the north of the Phoksumdo Lake, inner Dolpo. This is the goal of most trekkers but this Dolpo trek will take you even further into this mysterious land.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345meters).
  • Day 2Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 3Fly to Nepalganj.
  • Day 4Fly to Juphal (2,400meters) and trek to Dunai (2,150meters) 3 hours.
  • Day 5Trek to Ankhe (2,660meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 6Trek to Renje (3,104meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 7Trek to PhosundoLake (3,600meters) 6.30 hours.
  • Day 8Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 9Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 10Cross Kang La pass (5,151meters) then trek to Shey Gompa (4,126meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 11Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa.
  • Day 12Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785meters), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 13Trek to Saldang (3,903meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 14Trek to Sibu (3,942meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 15Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 16Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845meters), trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 17Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090meters) 4.30 hours.
  • Day 18Trek to Serkam (3,630 meters) 6.30 hours.
  • Day 19Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550meters) 7 hours.
  • Day 20Trek to Tarakot (2,281meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 21Trek to Dunai (2,052meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 22Trek to Juphal (2,404meters) 3 hours.
  • Day 23Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung.
  • Day 24Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 25Transfer for your final flight departure.

What’s Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (4 nights on twin sharing).
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Nepaljung (1 night on twin sharing).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.).
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide, a cook the required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 70 per person per day and all local conservation fees.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Juphal – Nepaljung - Kathmandu including airport departure taxes.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Green Valley Nepal Treks which needs to be returned after the trek.).
  • First aid Medical kid.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.).
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Useful Information

If your holiday is longer then your interested program or fascinating to add other short activities you could add these activities on your program:

  • Chitwan National Park Tour
  • Bungee Jump
  • Mountain flight
  • Paragliding
  • Ultra Light Flight
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting

If above itinerary isn't suitable for you & wish to modify feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to create a TAILOR MADE ITINERARY especially for you.

Green Valley Nepal Trekking Company believe in the quality services. Our main concern is the safety and the well being of our groups. Our entire trips are running by qualified who are full time employee of our company. They are well trained and certified by Government. We believe in the best services and make sure to you that we never compromise on your comfort and safety. Further more we request you to put more questions on your planning phase of adventure journey with Green Valley Nepal Treks.