Major Attractions of Upper Dolpo Trekking

The highlights of Upper Dolpo Trekking are Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square   and other places of Kathmandu for sightseeing, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Shey Phoksundo Lake, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard,  stunning mountain vistas of Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Tilicho peak 7134m, Thorong Peak 6484m, Yakawa Kan 6482m, Brikuti 6364m, Chuungian Chanma Himal 6165m, Mustang Himal 66234m, Arniko Chuli 6034m and Tibetan life style & culture of the people and different glaciers and Gumbas.

Overview of Upper Dolpo Trekking
   Tour Name: Upper Dolpo Trek    Tour Duration: 25 Days
   Tour Area: North Western Region-Nepal    Maximum Altitude: 4400 M
   Minimum Altitude: 540 M    Tour Type: Trekking, Camping and Hiking
   Tour Grade: Challenging    Suitable For: Fit Trekkers
 Best Season: Oct - May

Upper Dolpo Trekking is an adventurous and challenging journey trek which lies in the nearer part of Tibetan Border. Upper Dolpo Trekking you can see the magnificent view of the many Mountain range like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba. Snow leopard and Blue sheep are also an important attraction of the Upper Dolpo Trek. Upper Dolpo Trekking lies in the remote area of Himalayan Region. Dolpo region owns the mystical beauty place because of greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks, an ancients, spectacular landscapes, mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo Lake isolated villages of Ringmo and the old monasteries. The places where you can Observe Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture and mostly of people here speak Tibetan Language. Large number of tourist comes to visit here every year.

Upper Dolpo Trek is just only for 25 days where you go up to the high altitude of 4400 M so it is graded as challenging trek. Your trek start from Jhufal on the way you pass through the trekking route like Dunai , Ankhe, Sumdo , Shey Phoksundo,Ringmo, Phoksundo Khola, Phoksundo Bhanjyang, Shey Gompa, Kang la pass, Namduna Gaon, Saldang, Yangze Gompa, Sibu, Jeng La Phedi, Tokyu Gaun, Dho Dharap, Khani Gaun, Tarkot, and finally to Nepalgunj. You can see greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks, an ancients, spectacular landscapes, mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo Lake isolated villages of Ringmo, the old monasteries and snow leopard and blue sheep.

Itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival
Well Nepal travels and tour heartily welcome you in arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). And escort you to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel  
 
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing (1360m)
After breakfast you move for sightseeing Pashupatinath Temple (temple of lord god Shiva), Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square And many more places of Kathmandu valley. You back to the hotel and preparation for trek and stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj (540M)
As per the flight schedule you will be transfer to the airport for the flight. After an hour of flight you reach to Nepalgunj on the way you see the view of different peaks. You can explore more about Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 4 : Nepalgunj to Jhufal Trek to Dunai (2100M)
After breakfast you headed up for the Jhufal which is a small mountain village. After several hour of walk you reach to Jhufal where you stay for a while and again start your trek to Dunai. You move down to Dunai by following the river trails stream and explore about little village. Stay overnight at Dunai.  
 
  • Day 5 : Dunai to Ankhe (2660M)
After breakfast you gear up for Ankhe which is an entry point of Shey Phoksundo National Park. On the way you pass through Parela, Rahagaon, and Ankhe village as well as Thuri Bheri and Suli Gad river which attracts towards it. Stay overnight at Ankhe.  
 
  • Day 6 : Ankhe to Sumdo(3200M)
After breakfast you headed up for Sumdo which have roughed and steep land structures so the trekker must be an aware while travelling. On the way you can see the panorama view of the landscapes. Stay overnight at Sumdo.  
 
  • Day 7 : Sumdo to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3738M)
After breakfast you gear up for Shey Phoksundo lake where you can see the beauty of nature like waterfalls, green forest etc. To reach the Shey Phoksundo you need to pass by Ringmo Village and explore more about the Shey Phoksundo and stay overnight at Shey Phoksundo Lake.  
 
  • Day 8 : Acclimatization at Shey Phoksundo Lake (3738M)
This day is a Leisure day for you where you can do time pass by exploring the more about Shey Phoksundo like culture, tradition, languages of the people and chances to know more about flora & fauna of Shey Phoksundo Lake. Stay overnight at Shey Phoksundo.  
 
  • Day 9 : Ringma to Phoksundo Khola (3500M)
After breakfast you be headed for Phoksundo khola. After a hour of walk you reach to Phoksundo Khola then stay overnight.  
 
  • Day 10 : Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4400M)
After breakfast you headed to Phoksundo Bhanjyang from where Kang La Pass is viewed.  On the way you can see the view of different Himalayas, steep valley, sheep meadows and finally reached to Phoksundo Bhangjyang. Stay overnight at Phoksundo Bhanjyang.  
 
  • Day 11 : Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gumba (4126M)
After breakfast you headed up to Shey Gompa where you reached by passing through Kang La Pass. After an hour of walk you finally reach to Shey Gompa. Stay overnight at Shey Gompo.  
 
  • Day 12 : Acclimatization in Shey Gumba (4126M)
Today is a leisure day to you to boost the energy for upcoming trekking route. In this day you can explore more about the Shey Gumba where you get chances to know easily about the life style, culture and tradition of the people lived here. Stay overnight at Shey Gumba.  
 
  • Day 13 : Shey Gumba to Namduna Gaun (4400M)
After breakfast you headed up for the Namduna Gaun on the way you pass through yak grazing field, Saldang La Pass and Namduna Monastery. Stay overnight at Namduna Gaun.  
 
  • Day 14 : Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3900M)
After breakfast you headed for Saldang, passing through Dusty barren Mountain and Namkhong Khola from where you see the magnificent view of the Saldang. Saldang is a combo of six villages which is prosperous in agricultural and perfect landscapes of land. Stay overnight at Saldang.  
 
  • Day 15 : Saldang to Yangze Gumba
After breakfast you gear up for Yangze Gumba which is less explorer area in this trekking route. You pass through Tiling, Lurigaon, Nang Chu River, Panzang River, old Bon-Po Monastery and other villages and finally reached to Yangze Gompa. Stay overnight at Yangze Gumba.  
 
  • Day 16 : Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4000M)
After breakfast you headed up for Sibu, on the way you pass through terraced fields, stupas, Chortens, heaps of mani stones, Chaiba monastery, Namdo Village, Nam Khong Khola, Namdo monastery  which attract towards it. Stay overnight at Sibu.  
 
  • Day 17 : Sibu to Jeng La Phedi (4480M)
After breakfast you move towards the Jeng La Phedi it near to the Tibetan Border where the Tibetan culture is practiced more. On the way you pass through yak grazing field, many small streams and  rivers. Stay overnight at Jeng La Phedi.  
 
  • Day 18 : Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaun (4240M)
After breakfast you headed for Tokyu Gaun, you move along with Tarap Valley, Tarap Chu River, and finally to Tokyou Gaun. Tokyo is combination of ten villages and many monasteries, Chortens. Stay overnight at Tokyu Phedi.  
 
  • Day 19 : Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap (4100M)
After breakfast you headed towards Dho Tarap where people of both Bon Po and Chaiba live in harmony¬†and brotherhood feelings. From Dho Tarap you can see the magnificient view of Tibet Mountains and Ladakh Himalaya. Stay overnight at Dho Tarap.  
 
  • Day 20 : Dho Tarap to Khani Gaun (2550M)
After breakfast you headed up for Khani Gaun and stay overnight at Khani Gaun.  
 
  • Day 21 : Khani Gaun to Tarakot (2280M)
After breakfast you headed up for Tarakot passing through dangerous way. After a long walk you finally reach to Tarakot. Stay overnight at Tarakot.  
 
  • Day 22 : Tarakot to Dunai (2100M)
After breakfast you gear up for Dunai along with Bheri River. After a long walk you finally reach to Dunai and recall the moment that you share on trek and party at night. Stay overnight at Dunai.  
 
  • Day 23 : Dunai to Jhufal to Nepalgunj
 After breakfast you headed towards Jhufal and stay for a while and again start walk towards Nepalgunj. And fly towards Kathmandu from scheduled flight.  
 
  • Day 24 : Acclimatization Kathmandu
Today is leisure for you so that you can utilize this time by doing shopping, party, pubs and explore about Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 25 : Departure
This is an end of the day of your trek. You can email you parents, friends, agents, organize photos and recall the memories that you capture on Upper Dolpo Trek. If you have plenty of time to stay in Nepal so you can make a call for us to plan for you.  
 

Cost includes/excludes of Upper Dolpo Trekking
Services include:
  • Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star standard hotels with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
  • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
  • Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
  • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
  • Insurance of our field staff.
  • Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Juphal -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15kg Baggage’s
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax & Permit.
Services exclude:
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International / any air fare.
  • Travelers insurance (compulsory)
  • Alcohol/Non Alcoholic Drinks 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.
 


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