Upper Dolpo (Dolpa) Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 28 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +19
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Crystal clear lakes and sparkling waterfalls and dense forest
  • Magnificent views of the Great Himalayan Peaks
  • Centuries Old Shey Gompa
  • 5000 m+ high adventure passes
On this 28-day trek, we will be taking you to one of the most remote regions of Nepal, Dolpo. This is a unique chance of losing yourself in the magnificent beauty of Nepal.

The Dolpo area is located in the central west of Nepal. Isolated until 1989, the Dolpo area is hard to match for its surreal beauty and stunning charm. Situated at the rain-shadowed side of the Himalaya, the rugged scenery shows dramatic views, compared to similar altitude elsewhere in the country.

There are no lush green hills fed by monsoon but a thrilling hardcore landscape, guarded by impressive peaks, striving for heaven. The Dolpo region offers visits to ancient and isolated villages that are immortal to time. It provides you with sites of spectacular lakes, authentic Buddhist monasteries and plentiful wildlife (including Blue sheep, mountain goat, jackal, wolf and snow leopard). In case you are seeking for some overwhelming and impressive panorama, Dolpo trek won’t disappoint you.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT UNIQUE ADVENTURE INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 812 reviews
Wei's review for another Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Wei
  • From Singapore
  • On Apr 02 2019
“The trek was amazing, never ending of beautiful views. Slowly from the greens of the mountains to the white snow of the higher regions. Is definitely a must do list once in a lifetime.”
Arturas' review for another Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd tour
4 - Very Good
  • Arturas
  • From Lithuania
  • On Jan 04 2019
“Great views, great mountains and track, of course. But you must understand, that trekking itself is only part of all difficulties you'll meet. Primitive life conditions, more and more cold in unheated rooms with altitude, problems with your gadged charging - sometimes it need much more efforts than trekking itself. Nepalese driving style - absolutely chaotic and very dangerous, especially in mountain roads, so l can only recomend - avoid ground route from Jomson to Pokhara. Better 30 minutes in local plane, than 11 hours madness in jeep.”
Albien's review for another Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Albien
  • On Apr 02 2017
“This is hands down the best trip I've ever had. We went there when winter was transitioning into spring, which means we got to experience the snow on the way up and we saw the flowers in full bloom on the way down. It definitely added to the experience!

What probably added to the fantastic experience is the fact that we had almost nothing to worry about but the trek itself and the cold. Unique Adventure organized almost everything for us. They took care of our hotel in Kathmandu, the flight to and from Lukla, the lodges and our food throughout the twelve-day trek, the permits, and the guide and porters (they even thought of minor things, like the duffel bag where we can put the stuff we want to be carried). We were also treated to dinner when we got back to Kathmanduawesome!

Another thing of note is our guide. Raju is really experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. He helped us get to the base camp safely despite our difficulty in acclimatizing to the high altitude. Raju also went above and beyond in making sure we are okay. When one of us was sick with AMS, he paid for an extra serving of garlic soup for our friend (garlic soup is popular there in countering AMS). He never failed to check up on us. Thanks to Raju, I felt very secure and well taken care of throughout the trek.

All in all, this is probably more of a thank you note than merely a review. I enjoyed the trip so much, thanks in part to Uniques excellent services. So to Khum, Raju, and everyone in Unique Adventures, thank you so much for helping make the EBC trek an unforgettable experience. Will surely come back to see more of Nepal!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
  • Day 2: Briefing and preparation of trek in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4: Fly to Jhuphal (Dolpo, 2 475 m) & Trek to Dunai
  • Day 5: Trek from Dunai (2,140 m) to Ankhe (2,895 m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat
  • Day 7: Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,610 meter)
  • Day 8: Rest and acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 9: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
  • Day 10: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
  • Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa crossing the Kang La Pass (5,360 m)
  • Day 12: Rest and acclimatization at Shey Gompa (4,500 m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La Pass Pass (5,200 m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Namduna Gaun (4,800 m) to Saldang (3,620 m)
  • Day 15: Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,950 m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560 m),
  • Day 17: Trek from Sibu to Jeng La Phedi (4,900 m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,210 m) via Jeng La Pass (5,090 m)
  • Day 19: Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap (4,040 m)
  • Day 20: Rest at Dho Tarap & explore the surroundings
  • Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (or Kamakharka - 3,800 m)
  • Day 22: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3,150 m)
  • Day 23: Trek from Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,540 m)
  • Day 24: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai (2,140 m)
  • Day 25: Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal
  • Day 26: Fly to Nepalgunj & connect flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 28: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu and Nepalganj (International and domestic both).
  • 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Tented Camp / guesthouses accommodation during the trekking period.
  • All necessary permits (Shey Phoksundo National Park and Special trekking permit for Lower and Upepr Dolpo).
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Expert cook prepare varieties of foods during the trek.
  • Porters / Donkeys for carrying luggage, food and tent.
  • Staffs' daily wages, equipment allowances, insurance, transportation, food, accommodation.
  • All necessary camping equipment and kitchen utensils.
  • All internal flights (Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Dolpa Juphal and Dolpa Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu) inclusive with airport tax.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher elevation.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationRecommended Gear Lists: 01.) Good wind/rain jacket 02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey 03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots 04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu) 05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband. 06.) Fleece jacket or pullover 07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 10.) Lightweight gloves 11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 12.) Sun hat or scarf 13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 14.) Sunglasses with UV protection 15.) T-shirts 16.) Underwear 17.) Hiking shorts 18.) Lightweight cotton long pants 19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 20.) Fleece or wool pants 21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks 23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks 24.) Hiking boots with spare laces 25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: 1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter) 4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) 7.) Toiletries 8.) Small wash towel
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