Upper Dolpa Trek

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

Trip Overview:

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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