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Upper Dolpo (Dolpa) Trek

From US$ 4,090 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350meter), transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu: briefing and preparation of trek, overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj, (55 minutes flight), overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jhuphal (Dolpo, 2475meter) and trek to Dunai (2140meter), 45 minutes flight, 3 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2895 meter), 6 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Sulighat, 6 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3610 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake, explore surrounding, overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, 7 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4500 meter) after crossing Kang La Pass (5360 meter), 7 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Rest and acclimatization at Shey Gompa (visit Shey Gompa built in 1655 and explore surrounding), overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun (4800 meter) crossing Saldang La Pass Pass (5200 meter), 7 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Saldang (3620 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa (4950 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek to Sibu (4560 meter), 7 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek to Jeng La Phedi (4900 meter), 6 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4210 meter) crossing Jeng La Pass (5090 meter), 6 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Trek Dho Tarap (4040 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Rest at Dho Tarap, explore surrounding, overnight at tented camp.
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (also known as Kamakharka - 3800 meter), 7 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon (3150 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 23: Trek to Tarakot (2540 meter), 5 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 24: Trek to Dunai (2140 meter), 6 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 25: Trek to Jhuphal, 3 hours trek, overnight at tented camp.
Day 26: Fly to Nepalgunj and connect flight to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
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 3+ 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 and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 28 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 5360 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Good to know Recommended 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
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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