Upper Dolpo Trek - 25 Days

UPPER DOLPO TREK

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Are you planning to trek in western hidden valley of Nepal? If yes then the package organize by Nepal Trekking Trail, Upper Dolpo Trek is meant for real adventurers wishing for an untouched valley’s experience. Dolpo is also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. This remote region in western Nepal was opened for the foreigners only in 1990 and also the most beautiful and remote areas of the Nepal. Oscar nominated documentary ‘Caravan’ which was released in August 20, 1999 was filmed in this region.

The trek passes through Shey-Phoksundo National plateau near the border with Tibet. The view of Kanjirowa peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. This is one of the most fascinating treks. Here you can encounter the cultures and traditions of the people which are remain intact over the centuries. If you want to explore a less crowded route and experience more adventure then this is the best trek for you.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU

DAY 02: FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ: 1 HOUR

DAY 03: FLY FROM NEPALGUNJ TO JHUPAL (DOLPO) (2,320M/7,610FT) AND TREK TO DUNAI (2,850M/9,348FT)

DAY 04: DUNAI TO ANKHE (2,896M/9,499FT): 5-6 HOURS

DAY 05: ANKHE TO SULIGHAT: 5-6 HOURS

DAY 05: ANKHE TO SULIGHAT: 5-6 HOURS

DAY 06: SULIGHAT TO PHOKSUNDO LAKE (3,611M/11,849 FT) 4-5 HOURS

DAY 07: ACCLIMATIZATION AND REST AT PHOKSUNDO LAKE

DAY 08: TREK TO PHOKSUNDO KHOLA: 4-5 HOURS

DAY 09: PHOKSUNDS KHOLA TO PHOKSUNDO BHANJYANG: 6-7 HOURS

DAY 10: PHOKSUNDO BHANJYANG TO SHEY GOMPA (4,500M/14,760FT) VIA KANG-LA PASS (5,360M/17,581FT): 5-6 HOURS

DAY 11: SHEY GOMPA TO NAMDUNA GAUN (4,800M/15,744FT) VIA SALDANG LA (5,200M/17,056FT): 6-7 HOURS

DAY 12: NAMDUNA GAUN TO SALDANG (3,620M/ 11,874FT): 4-5 HOURS

DAY 13: SALDANG TO YANGZE GOMPA (4,960M/16,267FT): 4-5 HOURS

DAY 14: YANGZE GOMPA TO SIBU (4,560M/14,957FT): 6-7 HOURS

DAY 15: SIBU TO JENG-LA PHEDI (4,900M/16,072FT): 5-6 HOURS

DAY 16: JENG-LA PHEDI TO TOKYU GAON (4209M/13809FT) VIA JENG LA PASS (5,090M/16,695FT): 5-6 HOURS

DAY 17: TOKYU TO DHO TARAP (4,040M/13,251FT): 4-5 HOURS

DAY 18: REST DAY AT DHO TARAP

DAY 19: DHO TARAP TO TARAP KHOLA (KAMAKHARKA) (3,800M/12,464FT): 6-7 HOURS

DAY 20: TARAP KHOLA TO KHANIGAON (3,150M/10,332FT): 4-5 HOURS

DAY 21: KHANIGAON TO TARAKOT (2,537M/8,321FT): 4-5 HOURS

DAY 22: TARAKOT TO DUNAI (2,140M/7,019FT): 5-6 HOURS

DAY 23: DUNAI TO JHUPHAL: 2-3 HOURS

DAY 24: FLY FROM JHUPHAL TO NEPALGUNJ AND THEN TO KATHMANDU

DAY 25: FINAL DEPARTURE

Day 1
Day 01: ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU.

After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial will be waiting to receive you. They will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2
FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ: 1 HOUR

We will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. After landing in Nepalgunj we will meet rest of our team members and have short trip discussion. We will be roaming around the city for today. Overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 3
FLY FROM NEPALGUNJ TO JHUPAL (DOLPO) (2,320M/7,610FT) AND TREK TO DUNAI (2,850M/9,348FT)

After breakfast we will take a flight to Jhupal. Jhupal is a town which is located over the Himalayan foothills. Then we start to trek through terraced fields to the Bheri River to reach Dunai. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. Overnight in Dunai

Day 4
DUNAI TO ANKHE (2,896M/9,499FT): 5-6 HOURS

Today on the 5th day of Upper Dolpo Trek we will leave Dunai to reach Ankhe. On the way we climb up the side of the plant less, Thulo Bheri valley and then we enter Phoksundo river valley. Overnight in Ankhe

Day 5
ANKHE TO SULIGHAT: 5-6 HOURS

We will have an early morning breakfast at Ankhe. After walking about 5-6 hours from Ankhe we finally reach Sulighat. On the way we ascend and descend to forest path and cross a river and a suspension bridge and then trek to Sumdu and reach to Sulighat. Overnight in Suligaht

Day 6
SULIGHAT TO PHOKSUNDO LAKE (3,611M/11,849 FT) 4-5 HOURS

After having breakfast we will continue our journey from Sulighat. Today on our trial we will be crossing bridge, rivers, forests, villages and waterfalls. The trials are full of wonderful views and make the journey more beautiful. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake

Day 7
ACCLIMATIZATION AND REST AT PHOKSUNDO LAKE

Today we will take a rest day for acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake. On the day time we will take a short hike to the village of Ringmo and we will visit Tibetan Buddhist Monastery where we can be familiarize with the local culture and finally get back to Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake

Day 8
TREK TO PHOKSUNDO KHOLA: 4-5 HOURS

Today we will trek for about 4-5 hours to reach Phoksundo Khola from Phoksundo Lake. The trial is steeper at the beginning and then it descends to a valley. After walking through a forest we will reach to Phoksundo Khola. Overnight in Phoksundo Khola

Day 9
PHOKSUNDS KHOLA TO PHOKSUNDO BHANJYANG: 6-7 HOURS

We will have our early morning breakfast and after walking about 6-7 hours from Phoksundo Khola we finally reach to Phoksundo Bhanjyang. On the way a hard climb to the top will take to another valley from where we can see the Kang-La pass and can have beautiful the views of Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m). Overnight in Phoksundo Bhanjyang

Day 10
PHOKSUNDO BHANJYANG TO SHEY GOMPA (4,500M/14,760FT) VIA KANG-LA PASS (5,360M/17,581FT): 5-6 HOURS

In the morning after having breakfast, we will climb up on a vertical trail towards the pass Kang-La pass. From the top of Kang-la pass we can have a great view of the large valley down the river. We climb down to the valley floor on a vertical trail and cross river to reach the Shey Gompa. Overnight in Shey Gompa

Day 11
SHEY GOMPA TO NAMDUNA GAUN (4,800M/15,744FT) VIA SALDANG LA (5,200M/17,056FT): 6-7 HOURS

Today from Shey Gompa we will trek through a grey, stony canyon which takes us to the top of Saldang-la pass and finally we will arrive to Namduna Gaun where we will visit Namgung monastery. Overnight in Namuda Gaun

Day 12
: NAMDUNA GAUN TO SALDANG (3,620M/ 11,874FT): 4-5 HOURS

Today on the 14th day or our Upper Dolpo Trek we will leave Namduna Gaun and ascends up a slope and walk through dusty barren mountains and finally we strikes in Saldang village. Saldang village is the largest village in the inner Dolpo area. Overnight in Saldang

Day 13
SALDANG TO YANGZE GOMPA (4,960M/16,267FT): 4-5 HOURS

After having breakfast from Saldang, we will continue our trek along the Nagon Khola. On the way, we pass through some villages like Marang and Ki villages and rivers to reach Yangze gompa. Overnight in Yangze Gompa

Day 14
YANGZE GOMPA TO SIBU (4,560M/14,957FT): 6-7 HOURS

From Yangze, we will find two trails that connect to Sibu. In order to save time we will go through the path back towards Saldang village. From Saldang we will walk through terraced fields, stupas, chortens, heaps of mani stones and a Chaiba monastery, then finally reach in the Namdo village and walking short from Namdo village to arrive in Nam Khong Khola. I will take about 2 hours to reach Sibu. Overnight in Sibu

Day 15
SIBU TO JENG-LA PHEDI (4,900M/16,072FT): 5-6 HOURS

Today we will walk along the Nam Khong Khola and next we will take straight trail and climb to Jeng La pass (4,900m/16,072ft).Overngiht in Jeng la Phedi

Day 16
JENG-LA PHEDI TO TOKYU GAON (4209M/13809FT) VIA JENG LA PASS (5,090M/16,695FT): 5-6 HOURS

We will get up early and trek to the top of the Jeng La pass from where we get beautiful views of the north face of the Mt. Dhaualgiri. After having some time on the top we will descend down to the Tarap Valley and finally reach Tokyu village via Tarap Chu River. Overnight in Tokyu village

Day 17
TOKYU TO DHO TARAP (4,040M/13,251FT): 4-5 HOURS

Today we will trek from Tokyu to Dho Tarap which will take about 4-5 hours. Both the Bon Po and Buddhist sects are practiced in this valley. After taking a short trek, we will arrive at Dho Tarap. Overnight in Dho Tarap

Day 18
REST DAY AT DHO TARAP

Today on the 20th day of our Upper Dolpo Trek, we will take our second rest day. Today we will spend our day resting and roaming around the village of Dho Tarap. Today, we can visit a Buddhist Gompa and Bon Po Gompa. Overnight in Dho Tarap

Day 19
DHO TARAP TO TARAP KHOLA (KAMAKHARKA) (3,800M/12,464FT): 6-7 HOURS

Today after having breakfast early in the morning we will trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) which will take about 6-7 hours to reach there. Overnight in Karmakharka

Day 20
TARAP KHOLA TO KHANIGAON (3,150M/10,332FT): 4-5 HOURS

We continue our walking through the Tarap River to Khanigaon. Finally, after walking about 4-5 hours we will reach our camping spot beside the Tarap Khola at Khanigaon . Overnight in Khanigaon

Day 21
KHANIGAON TO TARAKOT (2,537M/8,321FT): 4-5 HOURS

Today from the Khanigaon we will make a move to Tarakot, on the way we will pass through village of Lalberi, forest, gorges, and rivers. After reaching Tarakot, we will visit Sandul Gompa. Overnight in Tarakot

Day 22
TARAKOT TO DUNAI (2,140M/7,019FT): 5-6 HOURS

After breakfast we will continue our trek along the bank of the Bheri River. On the way we pass through several deep gorges, bridges and villages to reach Dunai. It will take about 5-6 hours to reach Dunai from Tharkot. Overnight in Dunnai

Day 23
DUNAI TO JHUPHAL: 2-3 HOURS

After breakfast, we start to trek through terraced fields to the Bheri River to reach Jhupal from Dunai. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region and Jhupal is a town which is located over the Himalayan foothills. Overnight in Jhupal

Day 24
FLY FROM JHUPHAL TO NEPALGUNJ AND THEN TO KATHMANDU

Today we will take an early flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. After reaching in Nepalgunj, we will take another flight to Kathmandu on the next available flight. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 25
FINAL DEPARTURE

A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Domestic flights included in the itinerary including airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu and clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability ) All the rooms will be in twin sharing basis.
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure Down jacket, sleeping bag, Duffel bags and walking poles (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Actual Adventure T-shirt
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

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Total $ 2,000 USD

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu Nepalgunj Flight, Private vehicle Transfer
  • 1-16
  • 5151m