Highlights

  • Panoramic landscape with mountain views
  • Shey Phoksumdo lake 
  • Crystal mountain with Shey Gumba
  • Tibetan culture with lifestyle  

About Upper Dolpa Trekking - 22 days

Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the finest off-the-beaten and restricted area trekking in Nepal. So, if you are looking for raw and authentic trekking trails of Nepal which show you the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the genuine culture of Nepal then you shall think about Upper Dolpo Trek. The trek takes you along the trails in the far western part of Nepal where no means of developmental infrastructure has reached properly. These 21 days of Upper Dolpo trekking are all about exploring the remote areas of Nepal and experiencing the life of the people who are unknown about modern technologies and modernization in general.

The people and the culture of this region are so unique and different from other regions of Nepal. People of this region have their dialect of the Nepali language which is difficult to understand even for the native speaker. Likewise, the faith and beliefs of this place are commendable to see because they have such strong beliefs towards their deities it is shockingly amazing. Moreover, the culture and customs of the region are equally astounding.  On the lower region of the trek, you will meet a lot of Hindu believers who have different meanings in their god and spiritual power. Likewise, the people in the upper part of the trek have different beliefs and faith unlike people of the lower region. Upper Dolpo is the only place in Nepal that practices the Bon Po religion. Similarly, their lifestyle, culture, traditions, and customs are different. Their lifestyle is somewhat similar to Tibetan culture.   

Furthermore, the geography of the region is mind-blowing. The open vast lands lead up to form giant cliffs which are further towered by massive snowcapped mountains of Nepal. Additionally, Dolpo features Trans Himalayas which further elevates the beauty of this region. All in all, the Upper Dolpo trek is a magical trekking journey that splendidly takes your breath away and gives you a glimpse of the lifestyle of the people in the isolated areas of Nepal. So come along with Himalayan Ecological Trekking and explore all the beautiful aspects of this region and make a beautiful memory that will last for a lifetime.
 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Pick up from airport transfer to the Hotel

Warm welcome at Tribhuban international airport. Our representative will get you and transfer you to the hotel. He will explain to you shortly about your program. You will have free time after check-in at Hotel.  The agency will host the welcome dinner as well. All the trip formalities will also be covered on this day. 

  • Accommodation3 Star Category Hotel
  • MealsUp to your
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

Early in the morning, we will take you to the domestic airport terminal for the mountain flight. It depends upon the availability and weather conditions. After the mountain flight, we will do full day of sightseeing in UNESCO world sites in Kathmandu valley Pashupatinath, Baudhanath stupa, Monkey Temple & Kathmandu durbar square with cultural society. You will have your own guide & private car or bus. We have a good experience guide about the city. Himalayan Ecological Trekking will attempt to provide you with the best service and happiness.

  • Accommodation3 Star Category Hotel
  • MealsUp to your
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

Today we will pack trekking gear which is important for Dolpa Trekking. We have to make lightweight and necessary things before lunch and check the list too. The whole day we will prepare for our trek and buy or hire missing personal gear or equipment. In the late afternoon, we will take a flight to Nepalganj.

  • Accommodation3 Star Category Hotel
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceNepaljung
  • Max. Altitude150 m

Early in the morning, we will drive to the airport. We will take the flight to Juphal which is about half an hour flight. Upon landing at the airport we will take lunch. Then we will Trek down to Dunai which is  Dolpa district headquarter. The first day's trek is about three hours. Overnight tent camp.

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn Cook Bake
  • PlaceDunai
  • Max. Altitude2140 m

From Dunai, we will cross the suspension bridge and follow the West Bheri River. We will trek downhill towards Suli Gaad where we will finally meet the main Phoksundo River. After walking for a few hours, we will enter the national park. All our documents will be verified. From the park entrance, we will trek uphill for about an hour and stop for lunch at Sankta. After lunch, we will trek for about two hours to reach Chepka. This place has homestay facilities. Therefore, we will do camping on one of the homestays. 

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn Cook Bake
  • PlaceChhekpa
  • Max. Altitude2678 m

For most of the trekking today, we will be walking through the green lush forest. We will be crossing many bridges along the trail today. We will reach today's camping site nearby Amchi Hospital in about 5-6 hours. There is an option to use the hotel/lodge too at this place. 

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceAmchi hospital
  • Max. Altitude3110 m

Today is the highlight of our trekking. We will reach the beautiful Phoksundo Lake. Before reaching Phoksundo Lake, we will be welcomed by a beautiful big waterfall. The trail is narrow and uphill. We can get a picturesque view of the green valley on the eastern side and a waterfall on the western side.  We will stroll around the lake for a while and trek downhill to Ringmo. We will camp near the lakeside frow where you can get a breathtaking view of an entire lake.     

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceRingmo village
  • Max. Altitude3641 m

High altitude trekking is always risky. You need to have the proper acclimatization in order to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, we will do an acclimatization exercise today. We will do the tour of Thasung Chholing Gompa which is Bonpo Gompa. Relish the blue turquoise lake view and surrounding mountain vistas. It is a truly spectacular day of our Upper Dolpo Trekking. 

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceRingmo village
  • Max. Altitude3641 m

Today we are heading to Shalle Khola. We will climb up to 4050 m and get a rewarding view of Phoksundo Lake. After resting and observing the view, we will trek down to the valley of Kanjeralwa or Phoksumdo Khola. The name of the place is Cho-Phu. We will take our lunch at this place and trek for about two hours after lunch to reach the camp site of Shalle Khola. 

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceShalle khola
  • Max. Altitude3750 m

Early in the morning, we will clean our campsite. We will have to trek through a narrow valley and a steep uphill trail. We will be crossing the river numerous times. It is a long uphill climb but once we are at the top, we will be rewarded by the beautiful scenery of the grassy meadow. We will camp nearby a beautiful waterfall with nice mountain views. 

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceKang -la High camp
  • Max. Altitude4500 m

Today we will head to Shey Gumba after crossing the Kangla Pass (5350 m). It is a steep uphill climb all the way to the top of Kangla from our campsite. The trail is rugged and small rocks make it harder to walk. Therefore, you will have to follow the lead of your trekking guide. On our uphill climbing, we will be rewarded by the beautiful scenery of Mt. Kanjeralwa. From the top of Kangla pass, we will be able to see the panoramic view of the mountains.  We will eat our packed lunch and trek downhill to Shey Gumba which is the pilgrimage site of Buddhists. We will camp nearby the monastery.   

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceShey Gumba
  • Max. Altitude4343 m

Today is the rest and acclimatization day. Nearby Shey Gumpa, there is another Gumpa which was built about 800 years ago. If we are lucky, we can visit the monastery and get the blessing from the reincarnated Lama Guru. We can visit the tents of the nomadic people for a hot meal too. It will be the authentic experience of the area as well.  

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceShey Gumba
  • Max. Altitude4343 m

Today we will have to cross the Sela Pass (5010 m) to reach Namgung. If the weather is clear, we will get a marvellous view of the Tibetan side mountains and landscape too. Today, we will do walking for about 5-6 hours. Namgung is our campsite area for today. This village has a small settlement with beautiful agricultural land.    

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceNamgung
  • Max. Altitude4600 m

Walking time will be 4 to 5 hours today. It is easier than yesterday. This is the largest settlement area with agricultural land until Dho Tarap. This area is like a Tibetan plateau. This is the place movie where famous Caravan actor Thinle was born. Unfortunately, he is no more alive.         

  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceSaldang
  • Max. Altitude3770 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceSibu
  • Max. Altitude3940 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceJyanta base camp
  • Max. Altitude4700 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceTokyu
  • Max. Altitude4210 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceDho Tarap
  • Max. Altitude3944 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceSerkam
  • Max. Altitude3630 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceKhani Gaon
  • Max. Altitude2550 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceTarakot
  • Max. Altitude2281 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceDunai
  • Max. Altitude2140 m
  • AccommodationTent Camp
  • MealsOwn cook bake
  • PlaceJuphal
  • Max. Altitude2405 m
  • Accommodation3 Star Category hotel
  • MealsUp to your
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m
  • Accommodation3 Star Category hotel
  • MealsUp to your
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

    What's Included

     

    •  Airport pick up and drop all with tour planning
    • 3-star category hotel with BB plan in the city
    • Flight as per itinerary
    • All transportation as per itinerary
    • Insurance and Equipment Nepali crew
    • Government license holder Trekking Guide and Porter (2 Trekker = I porter for Camping Necessary)
    • City Tour Guide with entrance fees and private vehicle
    • Medical Kit ( first add box)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Farewell Teahouse or homestay accommodation during the trek
    • During the trek all meals:- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • All Government paperwork with National park fees
    • Company Duffel bag
    • Sat phone set 
    • Domestic dinner tradition Nepali restaurant with culture program
    • Nepali visa fee
    • International Flight
    • Personal expenses (like-: Battery charge, Chocolate candy, P.T, Wi-Fi more)
    • Rescue insurance
    • City meals ( Lunch Dinner) and extra night due to early arrival trekking, overstay compare to plan any reason.
    • Any bottle of drink and all kind of alcohol
    • Money wire charge
    • Tips for Guide, porter, and driver ( all crew during the trek with driver)