- 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.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj [150m/495ft]
Day 3: Fly to Juphal [2,480m/8,135ft] and trek to Dunai [2,160m/7,085ft]
Day 4: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka [2,600m/8,530ft]
Day 5: Trek from Chhepka to Jharana Hotel [3,170m/10,400ft]
Day 6: Trek from Jharana Hotel to Phoksundo Lake [3,650m/11,980ft]
Day 7: Exploration day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 8: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to River Bed Camp [3,660m/12,005ft]
Day 9: Trek from River Bed Camp to Nangdala High Camp [4,120m/13,515ft]
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa [4,400m/14,435ft] via Nangdala Pass (5,240m)
Day 11: Rest, Explore and Acclimatization Day [4,400m/14,435ft]
Day 12: Trek to Namgung Gompa [4,200m/13,780ft] via Shey La Pass (5,100m)
Day 13: Trek from Namgung Gompa to Saldang [3,970m/13,025ft]
Day 14: Trek from Saldang to Komas Gaon [4,120m/13,515ft]
Day 15: Trek from Komas Gaon to Shimen [4,200m/13,780ft]
Day 16: Trek from Shimen to Tinje [4,180m/13,715ft]
Day 17: Trek from Tinje to Yak Kharka [4,700m/15,420ft]
Day 18: Trek to Chharka [4,300m/14,110ft] via Mola Pass (5,030m)
Day 19: Trek from Chharka to Norbulung [4,750m/15,580ft]
Day 20: Cross over Niwas La pass (5120m) & Jungben La pass ( 5550m) and then to Ghok [4,200m/13,780ft]
Day 21: Trek from Ghok to Sangda [3,780m/12,401ft]
Day 22: Trek from Sangda to Phalyak [3,170m/10,400ft]
Day 23: Trek from Phalyak to Jomsom [2,700m/8,860ft]
Day 24: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [822m/2700ft]
Day 25: Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (takes about 7 hours by Tourist bus and 25 minutes by flight)
Day 26: International Departure
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Price Details For Trip
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