GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 25 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu , Nepal
  • +12
  • Trek through the Dolpo region on the sixth stage of the Great Himalaya Trail
  • Witness one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, Phoksumdo Lake
  • Cross the Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m)
  • Experience culture which has remained largely unchanged for the last 1200 years
The GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking tour that takes 25 days taking you through Ringmo, Ghalden Ghuldun Khola, Muktinath and 9 other destinations in Nepal. GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Experience the medieval fortified village of Chharka Bhot, the nomad camps in the heart of Dolpo, Dho Tarap, and a fitting finale at perhaps the most beautiful place in the entire Himalaya, Phoksumdo Lake.. Until 1996, Dolpo was a forbidden land with an authentic Tibetan culture largely unchanged for the last 1200 years. High, arid plateaus scarred by deep canyons form Upper Dolpo, which is a distinct contrast to the fertile lower valley to the south of the Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri ranges. This 6th stage of the GHT trail snakes along the natural border of the two regions, at times exploring one and then the other. We'll frequently meet nomads from Tibet and explore ancient Buddhist sites. After the major trading valley of Dho Tarap we cross windswept passes to the astoundingly beautiful Phoksumdo Lake before returning to Kathmandu.
During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. Your trip leader will advise any changes should this occur. All participants on the GHT should be flexible and open minded. The GHT should be seen as exploratory in the true sense of the word.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 18 2019
“I have just returned home from the Upper Dolpo Traverse in Northwestern Nepal . Six passes, remote, beautiful scenery. Met some beautiful Nepalese people, happy hard working in this harsh environment they live. I was very well looked after by my leaders Bikash and Binod. Great gluten free meals by my cook Chandra and kitchen staff and Sherpa Tsering always served it with a smile. Our gear was carried by mules and well looked after by our mule man Om. This trip is rated as Challenging and I'm 66 and managed ok. I rate it as a excellent trip especially if you're looking for a more remote and interesting trek.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m)
  • Day 3 : Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 4 : Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2760m)
  • Day 5-6 : To Muktinath (3760m), walk approx. 6hrs. Rest day.
  • Day 7 : To Goat Kharka (3478m), walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 8 : To Santa (3778m), walk approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 9 : To Ghalden Ghuldun Khola (4247m), walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 10-13 : To Lalinawar Khola (4800m/ 4hrs). Cross Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m) to Nulungsumda Kharka (4987m/ 7hrs) & Chharka Bhot (4302m/ 6hrs). Rest day.
  • Day 14-16 : To Chap Chu (4320m/ 7hrs), Maran (4350m/ 8hrs), & Nungmala Base Camp (4440m/ 6hrs).
  • Day 17-20 : To Bagala Base Camp (4500m/ 6hrs), Temche (3900m/ 7hrs) & Ringmo (3641m/ 4hrs). Rest day.
  • Day 21-22 : To Chhekpa (2720m/ 5hrs) & Dunai (2140m/ 5hrs).
  • Day 23 : To Juphal (2475m), walk approx. 4hrs. Fly Nepalgunj.
  • Day 24 : Flight Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
  • Day 25 : Trip concludes Kathmandu
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  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 25 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Accommodation at the Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • 24 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 21 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$1000
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Jomsom & Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu valued at US$549
  • Expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
  • Use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Safety equipment including satelite phone, portable high altitude chamber and expedition medical kit
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

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GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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