Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 22 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5318m
  • Best Season Feb - May, Sep - Nov

Upper Dolpo Trekking | Upper Dolpo Trek Package Cost &  Itinerary

Welcome Nepal Treks & Tour not only specializes on popular trekking holidays and tour holidays but also specializes on off the beaten paths. The most enthralling moments of having wilderness adventure during walking holidays can be achieved via off the beaten paths exploration. Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of the best alternative destination trekking routes of Nepal. The region was made famous by Eric Valie. In his documentary movie Caravan featuring local star late Thinley, Eric Vallie showcased majestic landscape and attractions of the region. There after the area is getting lots of attention from foreigners. Explore the deepest lake of Nepal Shey Phoksundo alpine fresh water lake and Shey Gompa spiritual monastery during this trekking in Nepal.

Upper Dolpo Trekking was not under the commercial trekking route until 1989. The place is undoubtedly hypnotic with its surreal charm and beauty. The area is located in the Himalayan barren rugged mountainous landscape. Lush green forests are hardly found in the area but the need of forests for the overall beautification of the place has been fulfilled by panoramic mountains seems to be striving towards paradise and hardcore topography. Strolling around Dolpo offers quintessential moments of socio cultural experiences of isolated rural villages. Various monasteries as well as wildlife like blue sheep, goat, snow leopard etc. endow effervescent moments of diversified holidaying. The time spent inside Shey Phoksundo National Park is no match for other nature’s exploration holiday trips. Spiritual Shey Gompa monasteries are place to offer prayers as well as getting blessings. En-route to this famous place of Nepal trekkers encounter high altitude pass of Numa La Pass. The crossing of pass is adventurous stuff while hilly trails before reaching the Himalayan belt definitely add bonus gloss to your trekking holiday.

Book diversified off the beaten trekking holiday package of Upper Dolpo Trekking with an experienced team of Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours. Trekking with us is always fun and informative. Therefore, don’t miss out on exploring the most alluring trekking destination of Nepal. 

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On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and taken to the Hotel. Your first night you will spend in Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

After having breakfast we will take you sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temple which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon we will return you to the hotel. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1 hour fly) to Juphal (35 minutes fly). O/N at Juphal at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Tea House

The trail descends to the large village of Dangi Bhara and to Kala Gaura. The trail now remains close to the river on its south bank and reach to Roop Ghar with the water mill and simple lodges and finally reach to Dunai, large village with school, police check post and government office. O/N at Dunai.

  • Max. Altitude: 2150m

Following the trail eastward along the south bank of the Thulo Bheri and crossing north bank beyond Dunai and then south bank reach to Lawan finally reach to Tarakot. O/N at Tarakot.

  • Max. Altitude: 2550m

After a few ups and downs, you will cross the high suspension bridge at 2560m. Just above the bridge you will see Tarap Chu joins the Barbung Khola and then reach to Khanigaon, the village complete with Gompa. O/N at Khanigaon.

  • Max. Altitude: 2550m

From Khanigaon the trail leads to Lihini. Now the trail forwards sometimes on stone stairways and sometimes on a twisting bare-earth and reaches to the high point about 3650m. From here the trail slops down to Chukore. O/N at Chukore.

  • Max. Altitude: 3550m

Beyond Chukore the trail slopes down to Naurpani. Crossing several streams and bridges, passing the series of low caves the trail slopes down into the large yak pasture of Kamokharka. O/N at Kamokharka.

  • Max. Altitude: 4000m

From Kamokharka the trail set off across the meadow crossing several little streams and wooden bridge. Along line of Mani walls leads to the village. Finally you will reach to Dho. O/N at Dho.

  • Max. Altitude: 4130m

Head west out of Dho passing stone houses then you will reach the Crystal Mountain School. Beyond the school the trail leads uphill to the Tok-Khyu village (4180m). Then the trail crosses the Tarap Khola and finally reaches to Numa La Camp. O.N at Numa La Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4350m

The route crosses a small stream and makes a long climb along a moraine to Numa La (5318m).From the pass on a clear day you will see the Shey Shikar (6139m), Kenjeralwa and Dhaulagiri I (8169m). Descend from the pass into the U-shaped rocky valley and reach to Bang La Camp. O/N at Bang La Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4500m

The trail crosses the stream then climbs a slope and reach to Poyun Chu Valley and to Banga La (5190m). Dewscend from the pass and cross the stream and slant down the right-hand mountainside, finally reach to Sanu Bheri Valley. O/N at Sanu Bheri Valley.

    The trail downs to the meadow then descend into a forest reach to the yak pasture. Trek through more meadows, forest, and yak pasture then climb on a high Cliffside trail to a ridge at 3780m. There are the good views across the valley to the huge waterfall formed by the Phoksundo Lake. Then the trail descends gently through a blue pine forest and reaches to Ringmo (3730m) and near to the shores of Phoksundo Lake. O/N at Phoksundo Lake.

      From Phoksundo Lake the trail you will take the down valley trail through meadows and reaches a high p [point about 377om and descends very steeply to Palam (3230m) and then to Sumduwa where you will see the National park head quarters. The trail continues on the right bank of Pungmo Khola, finally reach to Pungmo Valley. O/N at Pungmo Valley.

      • Max. Altitude: 3304m

      The trail slopes down through trees to the riverside and comes to a chorten at the confluence of two streams. At around 400m you will see the band of rhododendrons. In the way the wedge peak is no longer seen but the mass of Kanjelaruwa can bee seen clearly. The trail climbs and reaches to Lasa Meadow. O/N at Lasa Meadow.

      • Max. Altitude: 4300m

      From Lasa Meadow the trail climbs up with magnificent views and finally reaches to Kagmara La. From Karmara La the trail descends quite steep and came to the head of Garpung Khola valley and finally reach to the camping area of Garpung Khola Valley. O/N at Garpung Khola Valley.

      • Max. Altitude: 4000m

      The trail forward following down the Garpung Khola Valley and descending quite steeply you come to a bridge and to Toljem (2920m) where you can see the army check-post. Just below the check-post cross the Jagdula Khola and walking sometimes you will reach to Hurikot, a collection of somber grey, flat-roofed. O/N at Hurikot.

      • Max. Altitude: 2600m

      Passing Kaigaon, Majgaon, and Rimi you will pass through the dense forest of holly oak, bamboo and tree juniper. After then you will reach to Chaurikot, a medium sized Khamoa village. Crossing several minor streams in the forest you will reach to Forest Camp. O/N at Forest Camp.

      • Max. Altitude: 3250m

      Leaving Mauria Bhanjyang descends among the rhododendrons and into the forest of birch, pine and oak you will reach the settlement of Naphukana. About 20-25 minutes later crossing side stream you will reach to Churta, a Tibetan village. O/N at Churta.

      • Max. Altitude: 3010m

      Leaving Mani Sangu you will reach to Gothi Chaur. From here the trail climbs to Pattyata Lagna (2830m) and to Dochal Ghara. The trail descends gently in a fertile valley and crosses the river and finally reaches to Jumla. O/N at Jumla.

      • Max. Altitude: 2370m

      Jumla to KathmanduYou have a scenic fly from Jumla to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)

      • Accommodation:Hotel

      After breakfast rest or shopping until your departure time, We will drop you at the airport by private car.

        What's Included
        • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
        • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj– Juphal – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu including airport departure taxes.
        • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking
        • Tea house and Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
        • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu  -accommodation as per the itinerary with breakfast
        • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
        • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
        • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
        • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
        • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
        • Special Dolpo Trekking Permit 
        • All necessary paper work Permit)
        • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
        • First aid medical kit.
        • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
        • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
        • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
        What's not Included
        • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
        • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
        • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
        • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
        • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
        • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
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