Upper Dolpa Trek

  • Trip duration 19 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
  • All Inclusive Price Contact us

The Upper Dolpa Trek is Traverse leads you from the barren landscapes of Dolpa via Shey Gompa into the vast, thick forests around Rara Lake. You visit 2 stunning lakes, the magical emerald Blue Lake and pristine Shey Phoksundo , the dippiest  lake of Nepal.The trek brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by hundreds of pilgrims each year, who make a kora (circuit) around the mountain, Dolpo’s own version of Mount Kailash.

The Dolpa to Rara Traverse is a strenuous hike, with four passes above 5036meter, Charka Pass (5036 M),. Besides you stay above 2000 meters for a long time, which means very cold nights. But the unforgettable landscapes, the views from the passes and the contacts with a very special untouched culture make it all worth it.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1,350M/4,429ft) to Pokhara (850M/2,788ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes in option, (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, 25 minutes, and trek to Kagbeni (2,810M/9,219ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Trek from Kagbeni to Yak Karkha (3,478M/11,410ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Yak Karkha to Santa (3,777M/12,391ft) via crossing the Bhima Lojun-La (4,460M/14,632ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Santa to Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4,247M/13,933ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4,247M/13,933ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp to Nulungsumda Kharka (4,987m/1,6361ft) via crossing the Jungben-La (5550 M) & Niwas-La (5120M/16797ft), 8-9 hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Nulungsumda Kharka (4987M/16,361ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Nulungsumda Kharka to Chharka Bhot (4,302M/14,114ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Chharka Bhot (4,302M/14,114ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Chharka Bhot to Chap Chu (4,320M/1,4173ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek from Chap Chu to Dho Tarap (3,944M/12,939ft) via crossing the Chan La (5,378 M/17,644ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Trek from Dho Tarap to Numa-La Base Camp (4,440M/14,566ft), 2-3 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 14: Trek from Numa-La Base Camp to Danigar (4,512M/14,803ft) via crossing the Numa La (5,309 M/17,417ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 15: Trek from Danigar (4512m/4,512ft) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3,641M/11,945ft) via crossing the Baga-La (5169M/16958ft), 9-10 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 16: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3,641M/11,945ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 17: Trek from Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake to Sangta (2,470M/8,103ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 18: Trek from Sangta to Juphal (2,475m/8,120ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 19: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj (150M/4,92ft) via Kathmandu (1,350M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Hotel-Hotel-Airport through private transportations (Domestic & International Airports),
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara hotel accommodations (B & B Basis),
  • Tourst Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara or flight in option,
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara, Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu,
  • Special Restricted Area Dolpa Trekking Entry Permit,
  • National Park Entry Permits,
  • Camping accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boys, sarder, tent boys etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board services,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

 

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Drive from Kathmandu (1,350M/4,429ft) to Pokhara (850M/2,788ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes in option, (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, 25 minutes, and trek to Kagbeni (2,810M/9,219ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03Trek from Kagbeni to Yak Karkha (3,478M/11,410ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Yak Karkha to Santa (3,777M/12,391ft) via crossing the Bhima Lojun-La (4,460M/14,632ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05Trek from Santa to Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4,247M/13,933ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4,247M/13,933ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp to Nulungsumda Kharka (4,987m/1,6361ft) via crossing the Jungben-La (5550 M) & Niwas-La (5120M/16797ft), 8-9 hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Nulungsumda Kharka (4987M/16,361ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Nulungsumda Kharka to Chharka Bhot (4,302M/14,114ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Chharka Bhot (4,302M/14,114ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Trek from Chharka Bhot to Chap Chu (4,320M/1,4173ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12Trek from Chap Chu to Dho Tarap (3,944M/12,939ft) via crossing the Chan La (5,378 M/17,644ft), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Trek from Dho Tarap to Numa-La Base Camp (4,440M/14,566ft), 2-3 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 14Trek from Numa-La Base Camp to Danigar (4,512M/14,803ft) via crossing the Numa La (5,309 M/17,417ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 15Trek from Danigar (4512m/4,512ft) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3,641M/11,945ft) via crossing the Baga-La (5169M/16958ft), 9-10 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 16Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3,641M/11,945ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 17Trek from Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake to Sangta (2,470M/8,103ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 18Trek from Sangta to Juphal (2,475m/8,120ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 19Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj (150M/4,92ft) via Kathmandu (1,350M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 3 people in a group.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

 

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