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Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo is one of the fascinating destinations of Nepal . Furthermore, It is the prime location for the 1999 Oscar Nominee film Himalayan. Similarly, It is one of the least explored areas of northern Nepal. Upper Dolpo Trek offers rare opportunities to explore many unseen parts of the region. Upper Dolpo trekking route offers massive views of the Himalayas which leads to most beautiful and remote areas of Nepal. Popular as ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’, it is non accessible for foreigners. It is now only possible to enter Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.

It is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the western Himalayan of Nepal. As most of the inhabitants are Tibetan, it is rich in ethnic Tibetan culture as well as arts. The Upper Dolpo trekking initiates at the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau.The abundance of Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and rare Snow Leopard, makes it an Eco-trek destination as well. It also offers an experience of local lifestyle, old-age culture and beautiful Tibetan valley.

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The Upper Dolpo Trek course passes numerous monstrous mountain ranges: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to give some examples. It likewise goes through Lower Dolpo, at one time a little kingdom in its own particular right. The fundamental highlight is Shey Gompa, yet lesser-known spots incorporate Saldang and Dho Tarap. Trekkers in this area enthuse about the wild remoteness, the dazzling mountain landscape and the factthat the neighborhood individuals still have that guiltless kind disposition unconventional to individuals who live in unreasonably remote precipitous districts.

This trek is recommended to only expert trekkers who are friendly with trekking into great heights. Similarly it lies in between Jomsom and Dolpo the trek crosses more than eleven mountain passes, seven of them higher than 5,ooom.

David Snelgrove has mentioned Upper Dolpo in his book titled “Himalayan Pilgrimage” and recently by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and in “Stones of Silence” by George Schaller.

The trekking begins from Juphal(2,285m/7496ft). Furthermore, this route passes through numerous huge mountain ranges, over the Numa La pass(5,190/17,028ft),till you reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village inside the Phoksundo National Park.

Duke Nepal Adventure is the best trekking company offering Upper Dolpo trek at very economic rate.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu at (1'365m. 4'478ft.)
  • Day 2 : City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3 : Flight to Nepalgunj - (150m)
  • Day 4 : Flight to Juphal - 2475m
  • Day 5 : Trek to Chhepka - (2838m) - 6 hrs Walk
  • Day 6 : Trek to Palam - (3820m) - 6-7 hrs Walk
  • Day 7 : Trek to Phoksundo Lake - (3620m) 4 hrs Walk
  • Day 8 : Exploring Day
  • Day 9 : Trek to Salla Ghari - (3640m) - 5-6 hrs Walk
  • Day 10 : Trek to Lar Tsa - (4120m) 6 hrs Walk
  • Day 11 : Trek to Shey Gompa - (4320m) - 7-8 hrs Walk
  • Day 12 : Rest Day - Shey Gompa
  • Day 13 : Trek to Namgung - (4430m) - 6 hrs Walk
  • Day 14 : Trek to Saldang - (4046m) - 3 hrs Walk
  • Day 15 : Trek to Sibu - (4000m) - 6 hrs Walk
  • Day 16 : Trek to foot of the Jengla - (4480m) - 4-5 hrs Walk
  • Day 17 : Trek to Tokyo Gaon - (4240m) - 6-7 hrs Walk
  • Day 18 : Trek to Dho Tarap - (4200m) - 2 hrs Walk
  • Day 19 : Trek to Serkam - (3623ft.) - 7 hrs Walk
  • Day 20 : Trek to Tarakot - (2280m) 5 hrs Walk
  • Day 21 : Trek to Dunai - (2109m) - 5 hrs Walk
  • Day 22 : Trek to Juphal - (2404m) - 3 hrs Walk
  • Day 23 : Flight Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Day 24 : Departure to your goal

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu at (1'365m. 4'478ft.)
    Upon arrival on Kathmandu, Duke Nepal Adventure representative will receive you and transfer you to the Hotel. Later our representative will brief you about your upcoming Annapurna Base Camp Trek and will introduce to our trekking team. Duke Nepal Adventure will host an evening dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple.
  • Day 3 : Flight to Nepalgunj - (150m)
    For the most part we go by means of Nepalgunj to get to Dolpo in this way, firstly we will travel to Nepalgunj and invested sustenance energy in Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is arranged in south western piece of Nepal a steaming hot city. It is a plain land delayed by various individuals from various parts of the nation and which in culture and legacies. It incorporates Bageshowri sanctuary, Nepal?s one of the vital Hindu sanctuaries.
  • Day 4 : Flight to Juphal - 2475m
    We will achieve Juphal just in 35 minute flight from Nepalgunj with excellent perspectives of snowcapped mountain. Juphal is a little mountain town, where we can inhale icy and outside air than that of Nepalgunj. We will remain here in light of the fact that we need to orchestrate doormen and other outstanding types of gear.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Chhepka - (2838m) - 6 hrs Walk
    From Juphal, we need to plummet through wheat and vegetables field to reach Thuli Bheri River. A major suspension extension will lead us to the passageway of Shey Phoksando National Park (SPNP), Nepal?s biggest National Park with the range of 3,555km/sq. It is containing the Trans Himalayan ecasy stem and the Tibetan sort of greeneries and faunas. You need to pay 1000NPR, with the exception of vacationers from SAARC nations. We will take after Suli Khola seeing a part of the Dhaulagiri Range. We have tea while we go through the town as can remain there. We can appreciate the tea with nectar, unadulterated and crisp nectar. At that point we will trek through the trail encompassed by pine tree line spruce, fir, Juniper and Cyprus and bamboo backwoods. Truly a wonderful time to draw near with nature. Toward the day's end we will achieve Cheep Ka, a little town encompassed by millet and wheat field. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board feast..
  • Day 6 : Trek to Palam - (3820m) - 6-7 hrs Walk
    To reach to Palma, we need to go through lovely woodland, taking after a stream. We need to climb now and again and slip some of the time. In transit we can see the nearby individuals with their donkeys as dzopas (cross bread of Yak and Cow). Stacked with thongs to offer. After 4 hrs we will achieve Reechi town, abandoning Reechi we will achieve Chumuwar after 2 hrs. There is an Amchi Hospital, an Amchi is a specialist who is instructed in conventional Tibetan drug. You can have treatment from herbs and numerals. Intrigued individual can give for this Hospital. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board supper.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Phoksundo Lake - (3620m) 4 hrs Walk
    It takes around 4 hrs to reach Phoksundo Lake. We need to climb soak around 2hrs. before achieving the top, we can have the new of Nepal?s most elevated waterfall, a breathtaking waterfall of 107m high knows Phoksundo waterfall as known as daylight waterfall. At that point we will drop from the top to get Ringmo town a little beguiling town. Individuals living here practice Bonpo religion, religion identified with Buddhism yet it is more seasoned than Buddhism. The religion was established by Buddha Lonpa Shanrab Miwo, 18000 years prior. It is trust that Dolpa used to be the focal point of Bon Kindom called Zhang. It a major and capable kingdom in present western and north western Tibet. It is trusted that in the century Zhang was crushed by the Buddhist kingdom of Tibet and Bonpo vanished totally, yet at the same time a few people rehearse it. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board supper.
  • Day 8 : Exploring Day
    Strolling for a long time, it is most that we ought to have rest in any event for one day to respect the magnificence of Phoksundo Lake and went to adjacent villagers occupied by Bon and Buddhist religion. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board dinner.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Salla Ghari - (3640m) - 5-6 hrs Walk
    This day, we will enter limited territory of Upper Dolpo. We will take after the well known trail where the renowned film called CARAVAN of Eric Valli was threw. This trail is utilized by people groups of Dolpo and other exchange with Tibetans. Ti is truly brave to go through the trail. When we achieve the top we will have delightful perspective of Lane Ringmo, the dim green pine woods and snow topped mountain toward the South. We should dive first and rise through a wide valley which will let us to have astounding perspective of Kanjirowa Himal (66612m) then we will achieve an elevated zone with junipers called Thaneba or Lake side camp, a delightful place of outdoors. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board feast.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Lar Tsa - (4120m) 6 hrs Walk
    This day we will have Salla Ghari, trekking through between high shake dividers on both sides and intersection several streams. We will enter a bolt chasm where will set our camp. We can proceed with trek yet there is plausibility of elevation infection issue. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board supper.
  • Day 11 : Trek to Shey Gompa - (4320m) - 7-8 hrs Walk
    We will begin trek by a long and strenuous move of around 2 and half hrs over a dusty way to Kang La (5350m), likewise called as Ngadra La. We need to slide through pass secured with snow which is steeply and after around 3 hrs we will reach Shey Gompa, a little town with a few houses and the Gompa. It is an eleventh century gompa, arranged underneath the precious stone crest on a little green plain, at the conjunction of two streams individuals trusted that it was built by a Tibetan Buddhist, who touched base here on the back of flying snow lion. It is additionally called otherworldly heart of Dolpo. Consistently numerous travelers visit his gompa to make Kora (clockwise circuit) of gem pinnacle. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board dinner.
  • Day 12 : Rest Day - Shey Gompa
    You can investigate around Tsakang Gompa which is at around 457m. It is not by any stretch of the imagination a cloister yet a withdraw. Tsakang had been a contemplation focus of numerous well known lamas from Tibet. Shey Gompa has a place with the Chaiba people group, adherents of the Padmasambhava and Kagyu orders. It was the main Kagyupa religious community and its originator was the lama Ten-szin-Ra-Pa. The cloister was worked amid the eleventh century. Shey is renowned for its old Buddhist culture. In Dolpo the old Tibetan lifestyle joins animism with the lessons of Buddha. Drutup Yeshe presented Buddhism in the Dolpo valley. Numerous years prior he came to Dolpo and went over a wild people whose preeminent God was a 'furious mountain soul'. Gem mountain is toward the west of Shey religious community. It is an exceptionally interesting mountain for sure. Its distorted bluffs are bound with quartz and inserted with a rich assortment of marine fossils. Shey Gompa remains over the intersection of Kangju nala and Yeju nala. Close to the juncture there is a gathering of supplication plants turned by water wheels. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board dinner.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Namgung - (4430m) - 6 hrs Walk
    To get to Namgung, we need to cross the pass Sheyla which is likewise called Geln La is around 5000m. While we are through the Glen pass, we can see wonderful perspective of northern piece of Tibetan level, which is most elevated level on the planet. Toward the east we can see Mustang. After through pass we need to plunge to the fields of Namgung. People groups of Namgung generously welcome us. It is a wonderful place with amicable environment. Overnight at rose camp comprehensive all leading body of suppers.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Saldang - (4046m) - 3 hrs Walk
    Our Trek to Saldang begins with climbing a tree incline. We need to rise to 4700m preceding going down soak inclines to pleasant town of Saldang, arranged on a level high over the Nam Khong nala and the greatest towns of lower Dolpo region. The town is prosperous, agronomically as well as for its key area on an exchange course to Tibet. Overnight at rose Camp comprehensive of full board suppers.
  • Day 15 : Trek to Sibu - (4000m) - 6 hrs Walk
    We will leave Saldang town and on approach to Sibu we need to go through terraced fields, Stupas, Chortens mani and a Chaiba religious community. Namdo, the following town contains sixty houses having adjacent four hundred in habitants. It streaches 5km on the high slants to one side of Nam Khong Khola. We will set camp close to the little settlement of Sibu, appropriate on the waterway bank. Overnight at rose camp comprehensive of full board dinners.
  • Day 16 : Trek to foot of the Jengla - (4480m) - 4-5 hrs Walk
    We will take after the line of the waterway valley and the trail is accommodating at first. Be that as it may, following two hours, we should make another stream before transforming into side valley where the ascent turns out to be sharp. Overnight at rose camp with full leading group of dinners.
  • Day 17 : Trek to Tokyo Gaon - (4240m) - 6-7 hrs Walk
    To reach to Tokyo Gaon we need to cross the Jeng La which is around 4850m. It will take around 2 hrs move to achieve the highest point of Jeng La. Frame the highest point of the pinnacle we can have great perspectives of Dhaulagiri, lovely goldy sees in the morning then we will dive towards Tarap valley. By the after we will see green valley which drives us by a wonderful trail down. Towards Tarap Chu. Tarap is an astounding valley with endless plants in high mountains stretching out to twenty kilometer along the Tarap Chu River. It comprise of ten towns with developed fields, numerous Gompas and Chhortens. Overnight at rose camp with full leading body of dinners.
  • Day 18 : Trek to Dho Tarap - (4200m) - 2 hrs Walk
    To reach to Dho Tarap we will walk east along the descending lower of Tarap Chu. The trail is simple as it is very much voyage. There are numerous mani dividers, we can see yet a portion of the Chhortens are in a terrible circumstance. The Frencch School is recently outside the town of Dho Tarap. Dho is encompassed by an unpredictable stone divider and comprise of thirty four houses. Both Bonpo and Buddhist is tenant here. We will visit Buddhist Gompa where a Lama lives. He is exceptionally glad to demonstrate his religious community and may even give you a chance to see his private Gompa and the Thankas which he has made himself. Overnight at rose camp with full leading group of dinners.
  • Day 19 : Trek to Serkam - (3623ft.) - 7 hrs Walk
    The following two days are longish with a decision of a few unique campgrounds so the agenda can be adaptable. Your course takes after the course of the Tarap Khola, for the most part downhill. You experience limit gorges with the waterway hurrying through. One may see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, sheep and goats and maybe meet individuals from Dolpo taking their groups of sheep and goats to lower pastures for the winter. The evening gets more undulations the way when it leaves the prompt course of the stream. There is proof of changes to the trail where parts of the stone have been impacted out. You will likewise observe the first of the advanced steel suspension spans which have been worked to encourage development of individuals and creatures. The track is exceptionally thin in spots. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board feast.
  • Day 20 : Trek to Tarakot - (2280m) 5 hrs Walk
    You leave Khanigoan by the new suspension extension and after that stroll close by the stream, now and then going high before coming to down to the water once more. A portion of the going is very requesting and one scaffold, said to have unusable for a long time, requires crossing on wet venturing stones.Coming into the expansive fruitful valley of the Barbung Chu, you stroll among the different yields of millet, sweet corn, grain, buckwheat, green beans, chillies and pot. Your lunch and night stop is high over the waterway yet there is a standpipe for water. Tarakot is an old post town referred to by the nearby individuals as Dzong, signifying 'fortress'. Before the Gorkha administration Tarakot was the capital and had a dzong. The celebrated Sandul gompa, which lies 8km east of Tarakot and at the intersection of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu, remains on a glade toward the south of Bheri River and at one time administered accumulations of tolls for the exchanging bands navigating a region called Tichu Rong. As a contrasting option to outdoors at Tarakot, you may camp around the stream as there are great cooking offices there and a clean, bolted latrine for trekkers' utilization. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board supper.
  • Day 21 : Trek to Dunai - (2109m) - 5 hrs Walk
    The trail is for the most part down and genuinely firm underneath. Strolling next to the Bheri River you utilize the bright way manufactured twenty feet over the waterway. Very soon you have achieved the town of Dunai and the campground you utilized some time recently. You will now have finished the circuit and can check the event with a festival party! Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board supper.
  • Day 22 : Trek to Juphal - (2404m) - 3 hrs Walk
    You now backtrack your means to Juphal. At first the way is level yet the last hour up to your goal appears to be more extreme than you recollect on Day One! Camp overnight in the grounds of one of the hotels. Overnight at rose camp, comprehensive of full board feast.
  • Day 23 : Flight Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
    Early morning flight to Nepalganj. This is a superb 35-minute flight over the Himalayan foothills, with fine perspectives of the principle crests including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri toward the north. You then interface with the flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at inn, comprehensive of breakfast.
  • Day 24 : Departure to your goal
    Today is your takeoff day, we will drop you to the International air terminal to get your flight back to your home and appeal to God for your Safe excursion.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc. (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Dolpo Region
  • Max. Altitude: 5500 meters
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 24 Day(s)
  • Rating: Best

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