Upper Dolpo Trek

  • 24 Days
  • Dolpo Region Trekking , Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trek

Overview and Highlights

This lower Dolpo trek is Located in the central west of the country. Long out of bounds to foreign trekkers, Dolpo lures adventurers with promises of untouchednatural splendor, It is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking, the focal point of the area is Shey Phoksunddo National park. This Dolpo area is remote and rugged protected area is both scenically and culturally attractive. The lower Dolpo trek circuit can be completed in eight day from Juphal back to Juphal. The circuit can be completed either clock wise or anticlockwise, in both way the focal point of the trek are Phoksundo lake and the Tarap valley.

The main attraction of the Lower dolpo trek is the wild and pristine landscape. Geographically, it is similar to Tibetan plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated This lower Dolpo trek consist a home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments. Trekking in this area is an adventure that is full of enthusiasm, excitement and above all, an unforgettable life time experience. The trekking season for booth Upper dolpo and lower dolpo is generally from June to September.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Arrival in Airport and transfer to hotel, rest day, itinerary briefing

Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (An UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.

Trek 1: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj - Flight to Nepalgunj in south-western Nepal and overnight in a hotel.

Trek 2: Nepalgunj to Jumla by flight and trek to Gothichour (2700m) - This morning we fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla. Leaving the airport at Jumla, we cross the Tila Khola and the Chaudabise Khola near their confluence and climb gradually to a fertile valley of rice terraces. The trail continues through several villages before passing through a forest of maple and walnut to a meadow which, in season, is covered. Overnight camp at Gothichour.

Trek 3:Ghotichour to Napakhola (3,000 m) - Today's walk follows the Tila Khola through fields of corn, potato, buckwheat and barley. Passing Tibetans Maniwals on the way.After lunch continues trek along the river to Napakhola, a small Buddhist settlement. Overnight at camp.

Trek 4: Napakhola- Mauria Lagna crossing to Balasa, Overnight in camp

Trek 5: Balsa to Hurikot, Overnight in camp

Trek : Hurikot to Kagmara Phedi, Overnight in camp 

Trek: Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara La Crossing - Pungmo, Overnight in camp

Trek: Pungmo to Phoksundo Lake, Overnight in camp

Trek : Phoksundo Lake to Pine Trees, Overnight in camp

Trek : Pine Trees to Gand La Base Camp, Overnight in camp

Trek : Gand La Base Camp to Shey Gompa, Overnight in camp

Trek : She to Lagmo Che Phedi, Overnight in camp

Trek : Lagmo Che Phedi to Kyung La Base Camp, Overnight in camp

Trek : Kyung La Base Camp to Tokkyu, Overnight in camp

Trek : Tokkyu to Dho, Overnight in camp

Trek : Dho to Tharap Khola Overnight in camp

Trek : Tharap Khola Overnight in camp

Trek : Tharap Khola to Tarakot, Overnight in camp

Trek : Tarakot to Dunai, Overnight in camp

Trek : Dunai to Juphal, Overnight in camp

Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, hotel

Final departure, transfer to airport

Cost Includes:

Included in the price

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  • 2 nights accomodation hotel in kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking Tour guide with the facility of car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides and Porters will be Government Licensed holder with friendly and good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Area Permit for Everest/Sagarmatha National Park /Annapurna /Dhaulagiri/Langtang/Manaslu/Makalu as required.
  • Guide airfare
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Trekking region.

Cost Excludes

Not included in the price

  • Any Meals in Kathmandu
  • Special Trekking Permit
  • All Airfare domestic / international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Any kinds of Drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks), hot water, hot shower, phone calls , internets, laundry.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing/Monument
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue in case.
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