Upper Dolpo Trek – 28 days

Highlights:

  • Explore the incredible nomadic culture
  • A real adventure trekking on remote and rugged terrain
  • Witness the Bon-Po religion, the pre-Buddhist culture
  • High mountains and Passes including Dhaulagiri massif
  • Isolated trekking, Shey Phoksundo Lake, and Camping trip

Difficulty Level: Hard | Days: 28 | Max. Altitude: 5360m (Kang-La pass)

Upper Dolpo trek is one of the most exciting off-the-beat treks that would be more challenging and even more fascinating to the passionate trekkers. This trek requires a good physical condition and is advised to have some previous mountain walking experience since the terrain can be hard and long. However, no technical skills are required. Furthermore, this trek crosses three relatively high passes. This route is best suited for the travelers seeking for unique treks in Nepal that explores through the isolated western part of Nepal.

Shey Phoksundo Lake Nepal

 

Situated in between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges, this region was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book- The Snow Leopard. Also, the Oscar-nominated CARAVAN, which was a huge success, was featured in this region. On this 28 days trek, we pass through tranquil villages with fascinating people. On the other hand, the iconic beauty of Shey Phoksundo and the Himalayan trade route followed in the ancient time will remain in your mind for the lifetime.

 

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  • Long duration trek
  • the landscape could be strenuous
  • Out of comfort zone
  • Few narrow trails, and completely off-the-beaten trail
  • Tea houses and Camping in few locations
Day Destination Altitude (m) Duration
01 Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel 1300
02 Sightseeing and trek orientation full day
03 Fly to Nepalgunj 165 1 hour
04 Fly to Jhuphal(Dolpo) and trek to Dunai 2850 45 mins flight + 2 hours trek
05 Dunai to Ankhe 2896 5-6 hours
06 Ankhe to Sulighat 2050 5-6 hours
07 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake 3611 4-5 hours
08 Acclimatization and rest and Phoksundo Lake
09 Trek to Phoksundo Khola 4-5 hours
10 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang 6-7 hours
11 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa through Kang-la-pass(5360m) 4500m 5-6 hours
12 Acclimatization and rest and Shey Gompa
13 Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La (5200m) 4800 6-7 hours
14 Namduna Gaun to Saldang 3620 4-5 hours
15 Saldang to Yangze Gompa 4960 4-5 hours
16 Yangze Gompa to Sibu 4560 6-7 hours
17 Sibu to Jeng-La Phedi 4900 5-6 hours
18 Jeng-La to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng La pass(5090m) 4209 5-6 hours
19 Tokyu to Dho Tarap 4040 4-5 hours
20 Rest day
21 Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) 3800 6-7 hours
22 Trek to Khanigaun 3150 4-5 hours
23 Khanigaun to Tarakot 2537 4-5 hours
24 Trek to Dunai 2140 5-6 hours
25 Dunai to Jhuphal 2-3 hours
26 Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu 1300 Full day
27 Leisure day in Kathmandu followed by dinner
28 Final Departure

Included:

 Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information

 Motivated staffs throughout the trek

 All domestic flights and airport transfers

Accomodations throughout

 3 meals a day

Not Included:

Nepalese visa fee

Excess baggage charge

 Private transportation apart from those in itinerary

Extra night accommodation

 International flights

 Travel and Rescue insurance

 Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottled/boiled water, hot shower)

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