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Upper Dolpo Trek - 22 Days

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Upper Dolpo trek is remote hidden trekking destination in Nepal, where Nepal’s most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored


The Dolpo region is unexplored one familiar with the Tibetan Plateau. Although its territory is less frequent by the waves of modernization, it has maintained its natural beauties. However, making  an essential destination for trekkers who admire the value of serenity. Upper Dolpo Trek is a restricted area opened for tourism since 1989 only belonging  to the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Upper Dolpo trek route usually goes above 4000 meters. This unknown land highly influences the Tibetan culture. So, this is a complete guide of Upper Dolpo trekking that helps you to plan a trek to Upper Dolpo with a one in a million experience. The trail goes on the way to leaving a small airstrip at Juphal and passes through the settlements. The views of the thick dense forest and high snow-capped mountains that get to the deepest Shey Phoksundo Lake, which situates at 3600 meters above the sea level. Meanwhile, the Kang – La Pass connects the Phoksundo valley and Shey Gompa. Here, The Kang – La Pass is the highest point of the trek where you may see the beautiful mountains and landscapes. The Upper Dolpo trek joints with a visit to the Shey Gompa after the exploration of the Shey Phoksundo Lake. Shey Gompa and the crystal mountain provides a retreat and personal charm with the serene since it possesses.Despite the natural beauties and impressive scenery, the trail brings you the hidden Saldang and Yangtser Gumpa, which is about the secret of Upper Dolpo which is least explored. In whole, the journey makes you a beautiful retreat of the Upper Dolpo region and gets to explore the unexplored most stuffs.


Outline Itinerary (Upper Dolpo trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m)
Day 04 : Flight to Juphal (2475 m) and trek to Dunai, walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 05 : Trek Dunai to Chhepka (2630 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 06 : Trek Chhepka to Chunuwar (3170 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Trek Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3620 m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 08 : Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 09 : Trek Phoksundo Lake to Forest Camp (3640 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Trek Salla Ghari to Base Camp (4120 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 11 : Trek Base Camp to Kang-La Pass – Shey Gompa (4320 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 12 : Trek Shey Gompa to Namgung (4430 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Trek Namgung to Saldang (4046 m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 14 : Trek Saldang to Sibu (4000 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Trek Sibu to Jeng-La Base Camp (4480 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 16 : Trek Jengla Base Camp to Jeng-La Pass – Dho-Tarap (4200m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 17 : Trek Dho-Tarap to Serkam (3630 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 18 : Trek Serkam to Shahar Tara (2280 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 19 : Trek Shahar Tara to Dunai (2109 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 20 : Trek Dunai to Juphal (2404 m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs
Day 21 : Fly from Juphal – Nepalgang to Kathmandu
Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Upper Dolpo Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 3,650

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative

Day 2
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel

Day 3
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m)

Day 4
Day 04 : Flight to Juphal (2475 m) and trek to Dunai, walk – Duration: 4 hrs

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek Dunai to Chhepka (2630 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek Chhepka to Chunuwar (3170 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3620 m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs

Day 8
Day 08 : Acclimatization and exploration day

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek Phoksundo Lake to Forest Camp (3640 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek Salla Ghari to Base Camp (4120 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek Base Camp to Kang-La Pass – Shey Gompa (4320 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs

Day 12
Day 12 : Trek Shey Gompa to Namgung (4430 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 13
Day 13 : Trek Namgung to Saldang (4046 m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs

Day 14
Day 14 : Trek Saldang to Sibu (4000 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs

Day 15
Day 15 : Trek Sibu to Jeng-La Base Camp (4480 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs

Day 16
Day 16 : Trek Jengla Base Camp to Jeng-La Pass – Dho-Tarap (4200m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs

Day 17
Day 17 : Trek Dho-Tarap to Serkam (3630 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs

Day 18
Day 18 : Trek Serkam to Shahar Tara (2280 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs

Day 19
Day 19 : Trek Shahar Tara to Dunai (2109 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs

Day 20
Day 20 : Trek Dunai to Juphal (2404 m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs

Day 21
Day 21 : Fly from Juphal – Nepalgang to Kathmandu

Day 22
Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 3Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by A/C Private vehicles as per group size
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Restricted Area trekking permit and National park Permits
  • Full boards meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea, coffee during trek
  • All Camping equipment: tents, Mettress, Pillow, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, shower tent and toilet tent
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment’s are included in Cost
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of Hot drinks, cold drinks, Phone Call and Internet etc..
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes etc..
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Tips for guide, porters

Upper Dolpo Trek – 22 Days: (Accommodation: Camping)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 3650
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 3550 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 3450 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 3350 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Upper Dolpo Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 22 Days
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • 4480 Meter
  • Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Camping

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