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Upper Dolpo To Jomsom Trek

26 Days

Trip Highlights

  • An iconic gem hidden away from the bustling world
  • Trek from Lower Dolpo to Jomsom via Upper Dolpo
  • Shey Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa & several villages
  • Cross several high passes and finish at Jomsom

Upper Dolpo To Jomsom Trek Located in the middle of the Tibetan Plateau in the north, Dolpo has nurtured a long-standing relationship with its neighboring land, fostering a harmonious blend of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the ancient Bon religion, a precursor to the modern practices of Tibetan Buddhism. The isolated area was opened to hikers in 1989, but few people have seen its timeless lifestyle and culture retain much of its mystery. An iconic gem hidden away from the bustling world, Upper Dolpo fascinates with its awe-inspiring contrasts and mesmerizing grandeur. Few have set foot on this sacred ground, as gaining access requires special permission, rendering it an area shrouded in mystery. This is an exciting trek full of adventure through one of the most remote regions of Nepal. The Upper Dolpo To Jomsom trek is like nowhere else on the planet and is a special area of unsettling contrasts and stunning beauty.

Our journey from Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek is a 26 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu journey in clockwise direction starting from Jhupal and ending at Jomsom. We start our trek with a flight to Nepalgunj and next morning take another flight to Jhupal. Jhupal serves as the starting point of the trek and our trek will formally begin from here. From Jhupal we head north and trek for the first days through lower Dolpo to Dunai, deep blue Phoksundo Lake, waterfalls, high mountain passes and finally the royal villages of Shegompa and Dolpo. She Phoksundo is the Upper Dolpo region. We follow an old trade route over the high pass to the famous She Monastery next to Crystal Mountain. En route, we are treated to magnificent views of revered peaks like Kanjiroba, Annapurna Range, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri as we conquer remote mountain passes offering breathtaking panoramic views.

The trek crosses several passes with Jugben La at 5,550m/18,040ft being the highest pass. We enjoy more Himalayan landscapes with mountain views as we pass the eastern crossing passes and finally reach the airport in Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. From there we schedule our return to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara. The next morning we return to Kathmandu after a 7-hour drive. Our Upper Dolpo To Jomsom Trek is a special trip that allows you to unleash your adventurous spirit and immerse yourself in the wonders of Upper Dolpo. Unlike other trekking areas in Nepal, this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that will definitely take you back in time. This transformative journey promises to unlock the secrets of an untouched land, where the magnificence of nature is intertwined with the mysterious tapestry of ancient cultures. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime, as you step into a world untouched by time. However this four-week trek includes crossing multiple high passes above 5000m and is a fully camping-based trek. Physically challenging due to the higher elevation, involves daily trekking of approximately 6–8 hrs. Unlike other famous trekking regions of Nepal, Dolpo is still considered off the beaten so a basic sense of adventure is required on this trek. Previous experience of trekking is not required but you need to be fit and comfortable walk.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) from Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Juphal (2,480m) from Nepalgunj and Trek to Dunai (2,160m)
Day 4: Trek to Chhepka (2,600m), from Dunai
Day 5: Trek to Jharana Hotel (3,170m), from Chhepka
Day 6: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,650m), from Jharana Hotel
Day 7: Exploration day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 8: Trek to River Bed Camp (3,660m), from Phoksundo Lake
Day 9: Trek to Nangdala High Camp (4,120m), from River Bed Camp
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa via Nangdala Pass (5,240m), from Nangdala High Camp
Day 11: Rest, Explore and Acclimatization Day (4,400m)
Day 12: Trek to Namgung Gompa, from Shey Gompa
Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3,970m), from Namgung Gompa
Day 14: Trek to Komas Gaon (4,120m), from Saldang
Day 15: Trek to Shimen (4,200m), from Komas Gaon
Day 16: Trek to Tinje (4,180m), from Shimen
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,700m), from Tinje
Day 18: Trek to Chharka via Mola Pass (5,030m), from Yak Kharka
Day 19: Trek to Norbulung (4,750m), from Chharka
Day 20: Cross over Niwas La pass (5120m) & Jungben La pass ( 5550m)
Day 21: Trek to Sangda (3,780m), from Ghok
Day 22: Trek to Phalyak (3,170m), from Sangda
Day 23: Trek to Jomsom (2,700m), from Phalyak
Day 24: Fly to Pokhara (822m), from Jomsom
Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara 25 minutes.
Day 26: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 1 night demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Pokhara.
  • According to the schedule program, we will arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo) and Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu for trekking members and guides.
  • Transportation we will provided during the trekking or major city for members as per the itinerary. (with staffs for during trekking)
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide full support camping crew with 1 professional cook and kitchen staffs during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provided your accommodation during the trekking will be tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travellers with a foam mattress. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and more for your comfort.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions if in case of a single by default will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost.
  • As with most trekking trails, lunch is midway between the start and end of the day's trek while Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee are served at the camp where you have your overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides nutritious, clean and fresh (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee, Fruitcocktail, Deserts and fresh fruits boiled water etc all services for during the trekking's.
  • Where the teahgouse/homestay. Apart from Camping trekking, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/homestay to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provided number of porters or mules for camping trekking equipments with 1:3 assistant guide to clients ratio.
  • As Upper Dolpo is at the Dolpo Region territory, We will provide you a permit for Upper Dolpo Conservation entrance Permit and Special Upper Dolpo Restricted area permit.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Dolpo Region, so we will provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner for yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

Trip Map

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Upper Dolpo To Jomsom Trek

Trip Facts

  • 26 Days, 21 days trekking
  • 5-6 (Challenging)
  • 5,500m/18,040ft.
  • June to September
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode: 4WD jeep, Flight or Tourist bus
  • Hotels & Camping
  • 2 - Maximum 12

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