Upper Dolpo Treks

Upper Dolpo Treks - $ 4975

Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. Only in the late eighties it opened for trekkers. Until then the area were closed for foreigners. In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Mathesons describes his journey through the beautiful land of Dolpo. Nepal’s first English subtitle movie and Oscar nominated Himalaya or Caravan was also shot in this region. Upper Dolpo is a region of mystical beauty. And its remoteness adds to the sense of adventure among its visitors. The customs and traditions seems here are quite similar to those of Tibet. It is one of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal. It’s required special permit. The special permit charged USD 500 for first ten days and other USD 50 each day after 10 days. The group should at least have two people to get trekking permit for this trek. Individual trekker will not get a permit for this region from the trekking permit immigration. The Area of the park spreads 3,500 square kilometer of Land.

Dolpo is the most beautiful and least develop district of Nepal. So, travelers are rarely visited this area because of high passes trail. It passes through beautiful valleys, interesting places, local settlements, gigantic mountains and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks etc. The main highlights of the trek is an ancients, spectacular landscapes, mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo lake, isolated villages of Ringmo and the centuries old monasteries. Phoksundo is the deepest lake of Nepal with its 145m depth according to a survey by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Such like centuries old Buddhist monasteries (which is known as Shey Gompa) wildlife, pristine lake, soaring peaks and peoples lifestyle of least develop region are also another attraction of the trek. Here is a holy mountain called “Crystal Mountain” that is why, each year hundreds of pilgrims travelers visit upper Dolpo region and make a circuit of the mountain. The people of this region mostly speak Tibetan languages. Rarely some people can understand Nepali language.

The Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj about 45 minutes and next morning flight ends at Jhupal. This trek is best to do in the summer and monsoon season. Winter seasons is avoided for this trek because of the heavy snowfall.

Note : Trip can be Customized as per your needs and time and Price can be Negotiated as per Itinerary details with Mutual Understanding

  •  Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  •  Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
  •  Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
  •  Day 04 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft)
  •  Day 05 : Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 06 : Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 3-4 hrs walks
  •  Day 07 : Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks
  •  Day 08 : Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk
  •  Day 09 : Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks
  •  Day 10 : Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
  •  Day 11 : Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m/13776ft), 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 12 : Trek below Numala pass (4665m/15301ft), 4-5 hrs walk
  •  Day 13 : Cross Numala (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi , 6-7 hrs walk
  •  Day 14 : Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp, 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 15 : Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walk
  •  Day 16 : Rest Day at Ringmo & for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m/12234ft)
  •  Day 17 : Trek to Pungmo village (3170m/10397ft), 4-5 hrs walk
  •  Day 18 : Trek below Kagmara La, 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 19 : Cross the Kagmara-la (5,115m/16777ft), 4-5 hrs walk
  •  Day 20 : Trek to Hurikot village(3600m/11808ft), 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 21 : Trek to Chaurikot(3060m/10036ft), 5-6 hrs walk
  •  Day 22 : Trek to Chorte Gompa (3200m/10496ft), 5-6hrs walk
  •  Day 23 : Trek to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs walk
  •  Day 24 : Trek to Jumla (2,370m/7773ft), 6-7 hrs walk
  •  Day 25 : Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport tax
  • National Park entry fees
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • All meals & Tea OR Coffee 3 times a day while on trek
  • A good English speaking guide & the required porters
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag,dawn jacket, water bottle
  • All Govt. taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reasonother than the scheduled itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Bar Fees