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.