Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo Trekking, situated in themidway between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himal range is one of the highest inhabited lands of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the kingdom of Nepal. Since 1984 has been the country's largest national park and conservation. The park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The hardy highlanders of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt and they take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.
From Jhupal village, begining this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. The trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till until we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".
Upper Dolpo Trekking is strenuously long and technically difficult trek. Dolpo region is supposed to be blessed by Guru Rimpoche where you can get spiritual serenity being away from hustle and bustle of urban life. The opportunity to explore this abandoned region which is very rich in natural life including different endangered animals like Blue sheep and snow leopard and precious plants like silvery fir and other plants gives you exact picture of diversity of Nepalese flora and fauna.
Trekking Type: Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium Hard
Duration: 24 days
Size of Group: 02+
Maximum Hight: 4700 mt.
Start and Ending: Nepalgunj to Nepalgunj by Flihgt
Best Seasion: September to December and february to May
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
oddess). Evening pre-trip counseling and ensure once again trekking gears, medical kid and trek legalization needs.
Leisure and easy day for different interest.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2320m/7601ft) & trek to Sulighat (2070m/6790ft) 2-3 hrs.
Day 05: Sulighat – Renje (3010m/9873ft), 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 06: Renje – Ringmo village(3640m/11940ft) –Phoksundo Lake (3620m/11874ft) 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 07: Rest day in Phoksundo Lake and explore around Ringmo village.
Day 08: Phoksundo lake - Phoksundo Khola (3630m/1190ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 09: Phoksundo Khola - Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4120m/13514ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Phoksundo Bhanjyang - Kang-La pass (5160m/16925ft) – Shey gompa (4390m/14400ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery
Day 12: Shey gompa – Saldang La (5010m/16432ft) - Namgung village(4430m/14530), 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Namgung village - Saldang (3620m/11,874ft), 4-5 hours
Day 14: Saldang - Yangze Gompa (4960m/16267ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Yange Gompa - Sibu (4560m/14957ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Sibu – Jeng La Phedi (4900m/16072ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Jeng La Phedi – Jeng La pass (5090m/16695ft) – Do Tarap (4080m/13382ft),6-7 hrs
Day 18: Day explore and acclimatization in Do Tarap.
Day 19: Do Tarap - Tarap Khola ( Karmakharka) 3800m/12464ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 20: Tarap Khola – Khanigaon (3150m/10332ft),5-6 hrs
Day 21: Khani Gaun – Tarakot (2537m/8321ft) – Dunai (2030m/6658ft), 5-6 hrs.
Day 22: Dunai - Jhuphal (2320m/7610ft) 2-3 hrs
Day 23: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
Package price Includes:
Airport Pickup and drop off service
All the ground transportation by bus
4 night hotel in Kathmandu.
Tented accommodation along the trek
All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek Permit & National Park Fee
All camping equipment like tent, Sleeping Bag, Kitchen Equipment etc.
An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter for every 2 persons, their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipment.
Demostic Airfare ( Kathmandu. - Nepalgunj, Juphal - Nepalgunj- Kathmandu, domestic airport tax)
Special Trekking permit for 10 days in upperdolpo US$ 700 per person
Package price Excludes:
Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
All the entrance fee of temple in Kathmandu. and Pokhara