Best Time for Upper Dolpo Trekking
For the trekking in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best seasons. Similarly, for upper Dolpo trek also spring and autumn season are the best. Monsoon season is also good for the upper Dolpo trek as the rainfall doesn’t affect this trek. The least preferred season is winter.
Upper Dolpo Trekking during spring season (March- May)
The spring season is a good time for Upper Dolpo trekking. But the earliest spring is not recommended for upper Dolpo trek due to snowfall. The heavy snowfall might block the passes and make the trek difficult. You can do the trek from the mid April. The rhododendron will be blooming and you will witness the breathtaking mountains views.
Upper Dolpo Trekking during autumn season (Sept-Nov)
The autumn season is the best time for the Upper Dolpo trek. In this season you will experience good temperature with clear and bright skies, fresh environment and majestic mountains views. However the late autumn during November is not much preferred due to heavy snowfall.
Upper Dolpo Trek during monsoon/ summer season (June-Aug)
The monsoon season is also a good time for the Upper Dolpo trek. Most of the trekking in monsoon season is not recommended but for the Upper Dolpo trek monsoon is a good time. As upper Dolpo is located in the rain shadow area there is no chance of heavy rainfall, the temperature is also good and the high passes are also clear and snow- free.
Upper Dolpo Trek during winter season (Dec-Feb)
The winter season is the least preferred time for the Upper Dolpo trek in Nepal. The chances of heavy snowfalls are high and the temperature drop very low. Due to extremely cold temperate and paths blocked by snows this season is not recommended.
Packing lists for Upper Dolpo Trekking
You need to be well prepared with the right trekking gears for your Upper Dolpo Trek. Here are the lists of some of the most essential equipments/gears to pack for 22 days long Upper Dolpo trek:
- Down jackets, , wind proof jacket, quick dry t shirt
- Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
- Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
- Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
- Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toilet paper
- Sleeping bag, medical kits, water purification tablets
- Extra money and many other necessary personal equipments and valuable accessories.
Accommodations for Upper Dolpo Trek 22 days
In the Kathmandu you will stay at 3-star hotel. However during the trek you will be staying at the teahouses. There are not many teahouses. So, in some places you will do camping.
Foods during 22 days Upper Dolpo Trek
While staying at the hotels/ teahouses you will get varieties of foods and drinks. You will have choices of different cuisines. While doing camping trek, the camping cook offers different kind of foods. You will mainly have local Nepalese dish dal bhat and achaar.
Charging Facilities and wifi services during Upper Dolpo Trekking
You can charge your electronic devices at some places. The electricity is not available every time. You need to pay extra cost for charging facilities. Wifi also might be available at some places. However the wifi and networks are not stable and reliable in the Dolpo region especially at the higher parts.
22 days Upper Dolpo Trek difficulty
The Upper Dolpo Trek is a long, demanding and a challenging trek. This trek is perfect for experienced trekkers who want to explore more adventures and experience natural thrill. The trek includes several high passes and long climbs which make the trek difficult. You can prepare for this trek by hiking, swimming, cycling, and other cardio-muscular exercises before the trek.
Altitude sickness during Upper Dolpo Trekking
The upper Dolpo trek is a high altitude trek. As you will be trekking to the higher altitudes there are chances of getting altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is common while trekking in higher altitudes. When this happens you need to say to the trekking guides. The guides will help you.
Health and fitness requirement for Upper Dolpo Trekking
If you want to do the upper Dolpo trek you need to be in excellent physical condition and should have mental determination and dedication. You can do the few preparations by swimming, hiking, cycling, jogging and other strength exercises before the trek.
Guides and porters for 22 days Upper Dolpo Trek
The guides and porters are necessary for the upper Dolpo trek as it will be easier and comfortable with their proper guidance and information. The guides lead the trek, explain the history, give the proper information and help you in need. The guides are fluent in speaking English which will make communication easier Welcome Neal treks provide friendly, caring, responsive and professional guides to the trekkers. The porters will be helpful for carrying the heavy bags throughout the trek. We provide strong and hardworking porters. The presence of guides and porters will make your long trekking journey easy, safe and comfortable.
Permits for Upper Dolpo Trekking
Three different kinds of permit are required for the upper Dolpo trekking. They are: Lower Dolpo trekking permit, Shey- Phoksundo national park entry permit and Upper Dolpo trekking permit.
Travel insurance for Upper Dolpo Trekking
Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend having travel insurance for 22 days Upper Dolpo Trek. The travel insurance must cover medical services and emergency helicopter rescue. Good travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured during the trek.
Tipping during upper Dolpo trekking
The tipping during the Upper Dolpo trek is not mandatory. While doing the trek you will have trekking guide and porters who will help you throughout the work. They will do their best to provide you great services and make sure that you are safe. Tips are expected by the guides and porters after doing their best in the trek and providing great services. Tips are a great way of saying thanks to the guides and porters for their services. If you loved their work and their services then you can give them tip at the last day of trek. It completely depends on your choice.
Why to do 22 days Upper Dolpo Trek
The 22 days Upper Dolpo trekking is one of the most adventurous, exciting and thrilling trek in Nepal. The trek is fantastic opportunity of exploring mesmerizing nature and unique lifestyles and cultures of the locals. The trekkers will also have the great opportunity of exploring Nepal’s largest national park, Shey Phoksundo national park. You might see the rare wildlife such as: the snow leopard, musk deer, and blue sheep. The trek takes through beautiful landscapes, majestic mountains, waterfalls, deep valleys and pretty villages. You must do this Upper Dolpo Trek. It is one of the most naturally and culturally beautiful treks in Nepal. The 22 days Upper Dolpo trek is a perfect choice for the trekkers looking for great adventures and unique trekking experience in Nepal.
Why welcome Nepal treks for Upper Dolpo Trekking
Welcome Nepal Treks is a well organized trekking company in Nepal. We offer the 22 days Upper Dolpo Trek at a very reasonable price. We have a highly professional team with a lot of experiences. We provide the best professional guides and porters to the trekkers to make their trekking journey comfortable and safe. Our team makes sure to satisfy the customers and make them happy with our high quality services. We organize the treks with full safety and security. We highly care for our customer’s safety and happiness. We guarantee the best customer services from the day of arrival to the day of departure. Book the Upper Dolpo trek and enjoy one of the most adventurous and thrilling trekking with us.