Upper Dolpo Trek 25 Days

  • Trip duration 25 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organize trekking groups. Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Then we fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book - The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. On our 28-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
  • Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
  • Day 04: Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 05: Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours
  • Day 08: Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 10: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
  • Day 11: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 13: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 14: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 15: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 16: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 17: Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 18: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
  • Day 19: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 20: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 21: Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 22: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 23: Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours
  • Day 24: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Final departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer via private vehicle,
  • Kathmandu and Nepalgunj hotel accommodation (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • English Speaking mountain trekking guide, assistant guide, cook, assistant cook and necessary porters,
  • Full board completely trek with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with verities of Indian, Western, Nepali, Chinese food items, dry meat, juice, tea, coffee, milk, hot chocolate etc.
  • Camping equipments: Tent accommodation, kitchen equipments, mattress, shower-toilet tent, dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • Shet Phoksundo Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • Upper Dolpa restricted area entry permit,
  • First aid and medical kits,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, accommodation, transportations, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kinds of rescue arrangements,
  • All kinds of local and government TAX etc.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft 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 01 Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 02Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
  • Day 03Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
  • Day 04Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 05Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours
  • Day 06Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours
  • Day 08Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours
  • Day 09Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 10Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
  • Day 11Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 12Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 13Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 14Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 15Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 16Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 17Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 18Rest Day at Dho Tarap
  • Day 19Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 20Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 21Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 22Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 23Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours
  • Day 24Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
  • Day 25Final departure

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