UPPER DOLPO – 25 DAYS


‘adventure to remote areas of Far North Western Himalaya at Crystal Monastery’

Highlights of your journey:

  • Adventure into Nepal Far West Himalaya around scenic Inner and Upper Dolpo
  • Explore Wild West impressive villages enriched with Buddhist and old Bon religions
  • Mystical and beautiful on the trail to Shey Gompa crossing high and scenic Kang-la pass
  • Trek in the wild country and home to rare and elusive snow-leopard and blue sheep
  • Amazing landscapes from green hills to windswept arid terrain with views of high peaks
  • On the ancient trails of Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan route of Nepal to Tibet border
  • Fabulous scenery visiting remote and impressive villages of great cultural interest
  • Scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and vice versa on same routes

A little about trip:

Upper Dolpo trekking, leads you to one of the most exciting and mystical destinations around Nepal Far North Western Himalaya in complete isolation away from modernization world in the harmony of pristine and beautiful clean and fresh environment. Upper Dolpo although a remote and hidden Shangri-la which was exposed to outside world in the famous novel ‘Snow Leopard’ written by American author Peter Mattessian published in early 1980’s and later in 1998 a film was shot around Dolpo called the ‘Himalaya’ a French and Nepalese venture nominated for best foreign movie in Oscar.

 

Truly a dramatic country where you can enjoy adventure of a lifetime experience around wild-west of Nepal in Upper Dolpo Trekking, takes you to Nepal largest National Park within Shey-Phoksundo protecting its rare and endangered species of herbs and vegetation with wild-life Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep with other elusive animals. Starting with scenic air journey from Kathmandu to land at Nepal Far South West at Nepalgunj city airport and then flight continues to reach Inner Dolpo at Jhuphal where walk begins heading towards beautiful Phoksundo Lake within Ringmo village.

 

Walk progress with fabulous time around the emerald colored lake heading higher to our true destination at remote and isolated Shey-Gompa known as Crystal Monastery due to its close location within Crystal Mountain nearby, reaching at Shey Gompa after crossing the highest pass of the adventure over Kang-la above (5,350 m) high. Interesting moments at Shey Gompa exploring its wild areas often ventured by visitors, where our walk comes to an end of the journey after trekking towards Inner Dolpo areas within Tokyu Gaon and Dho-Tarap with Tarakot villages to reach at Dunai and back at Jhupal for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

 

Our wonderful adventure concludes on reaching at Kathmandu with ever lasting memories of Upper Dolpo Trekking around Nepal Far West Himalaya within remote and forgotten country of Dolpo.

Suggest Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters /4,429 feet)
Day 02: Half day guided tour with trek preparation N evening fly to Nepalgunj: 1 hour air journey
Day 03: Fly to Jhupal N commence trek to Dunai (2,140 m / 7,020 ft): 45 minute flight 3 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Chhepka (2,838 m / 9,311 ft): 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Sanduwa (2,960 m / 9,711 ft): 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,733 m / 12,247 ft): 4/5 hrs
Day 07: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake for local excursion
Day 08: Trek to Phokshumdo Khola/Sallha Gari (3,750 m / 12,303 ft): 6 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Phoksumdo Bhanjyang/Bace Camp (3,756 m / 12,322 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 10: Cross Kang La pass (5,360 m / 17,585 ft) N trek to Shey Gompa (4,160 m / 13,648 ft): 5 hrs
Day 11: Rest day at Shey Gompa N optional side trip around
Day 12: Cross Sela La pass (5,010 m / 16,437 ft) N trek to Namgung (4,430 m / 14,534 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3,770 m / 12,368 ft): 4 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Chagaon (4,910 m / 16,108 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Dachu Khola (4,542 m / 14,901 ft): 6 hrs
Day 16: Cross Jyanta La pass (5,221 m / 17,129 ft) N trek to Phedi (4,900 m / 16,076 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,200 m / 13,779 ft): 3 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap (3,944 m / 12,939 ft): 4 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Sisaul (3,759 m / 12,332 ft): 6 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Chhyugar (3,441 m / 11,289 ft): 6 hrs
Day 21: Trek to Tarakot (2,540 m / 8,333 ft) 6 hrs
Day 22: Trek to Dunai N drive to Jhupal 4 hrs walk N 2 hrs drive
Day 23: Fly to Nepalgunj onto Kathmandu
Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, relaxing N shopping
Day 25: Transfer to airport for onward destination

 

For more information and trip details please contact us:

  • For details itinerary please contact us: ebc.treksnexpedition@gmail.com

Your Price Includes:

  • All transfer N ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicles including all airport pickups N drops as per the itinerary
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu N Nepalgunj on double room sharing with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicles with entrance fees
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu round-trip airfare including necessary luggage charge N airport tax
  • 20 nights in trekking with full board including tea, coffee N boiled drinking water
  • All camping arrangements, such as two-man tents, dinning, kitchen, shower N toilet tents as well as kitchen equipment N sleeping pad etc.
  • Your trekking guide, cook, sherpa assistance, kitchen staff N supporting porters. (porter depends upon luggage)
  • Cost includes guide N supporting staffs transport, equipment, Insurance, meals, daily salary N accommodation
  • Require trekking permits, national park/conservation fees N tims card etc.
  • Necessary paper work, government taxes/vat, official service charges N expenses etc.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel N rescue arrangements

Your Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to N from Kathmandu, Nepal entry visa fees, International airport taxes N any excess baggage charges
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation N rescue evacuation should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills N any extra charge that tea house/local house owner may levy for internet, laundry, hot showers N charging of batteries (if these facilities are available)
  • Lunch N dinner during stays in Kathmandu N Nepalgunj
  • Any personal gear or equipment that you may need to buy/rent
  • Entrance N monument fees in the historical site including photography, postage N donation etc.
  • Additional nights, optional trips N sightseeing tours outside the itineraries above
  • If any emergency rescue service or evacuation cost
  • Tips for your trekking crew, city guide N drivers etc. (Tipping is expected)
  • Cost incurred due to changes in program N reservation due to unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, strikes, roadblocks, landslides due to natural climates N politically etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section, but may be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

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Trip Profile

  • Total Duration: 24 Nights & 25 Days
  • High Altitude Gain: Crossing Kang-la Pass (5,350 m) high
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Journey Start-Ends: Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people require
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/Nepalgunj & all meals during the trek
  • Accomodation: Hotels in Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj & camping on treks
  • Transportation : Private Vehicles & Domestic flight
  • Suggested Best Seasons: April to November includes wet monsoon months of June N August, as Dolpo areas falls within rain-shadow areas

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