Upper Dolpo Trek
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Upper Dolpo Trekking

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Country

Nepal

Duration

26 Days

Group

Private

Best Season

Mar to May / Sep to Nov

Transportation

Flight / Private Vehicle

Max Altitude

16,899 ft./ 5,151 m.

Accommodation

Hotel / Camp

Grade

Adventurous
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Overview

In the middle of nowhere, not able to find in maps, the upper Dolpo has something to for everyone even you are not interested in trekking through high up in remote lands. 

The region closely related with Tibetan plateau, unexplored, pristine and filled with rugged trails. The upper Dolpo is far from any tourism infrastructure and influences of modernization. The isolated region holding oldest monastery, Shey Gompa reflecting the influences of Tibetan Buddhism. Witnessing the hunt of Yarchgumba, a territory for trekkers who admire natural, cultural beauty and a value of peace and tranquility. 

Starting from small airfield at Jufal and passing through small, scattered settlements filled with views of lush forest, diverse flora and fauna accompanied by various mountains, the lush forest guiding us to Shey Phoksundo Lake. Spending our days in the vicinity of pristine lakes, we ascend through Nagdala La (52509 m) to reach Shey Gompa (4343 m). It hosts an ancient monastery and the region where the Oscar nominated movie “Himalaya” was shot. We then pass through Sela La (5095 m) and Jyanta La (5220 m) to reach the settlement in lower Dolpo.

This isolated deserted wilderness trek is situated in rain shadow of Dhaulagiri, Chureni himal, Gurja himal and many more mountains. The high chance of spotting snow leopard as well as Himalayan blue sheep, Pheasants, wild asses, yaks, antelopes and much more. The place provides amazing experience for wildlife enthusiasts as well.

The Kang-la pass (5306m) connecting Phoksundo valley and Shey gompa which is the highest pint of the trek and provides magnificent views of landscapes and mountains are seen. The visit to Shey gompa accompanied by amazing views of wilderness amazes you with the feel of peace and personal charm with the views it holds.


Upper Dolpo trek is an adventurous trekking in the remote landscape of western Nepal. Walking along the ancient salt trading route, we come across picturesque Shey Phoksundo Lake, various high passes and majestic mountains. The arid landscape between the Dhaulagiri massif and Tibetan plateau is rich in ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture. Various artistic monasteries including Shey- Gumpa, enrolled in prayers flags and traditional lifestyles of the local ethnic communities are in the pristine form.

Highlights of Upper Dolpo trekking:-

  • Picturesque landscape of the Upper Himalayas.
  • Pristine Buddhist culture and lifestyle.
  • Location of the Oscar nominated movie “Himalayas” and inspiration for the book “The Himalayan Leopard”.
  • The tranquil Shey Phoksundo lake “Nepal deepest lake”.
  • Cross through Mara La pass (5115 m), Nagdala La (5353 m) close enough with pristine mountains, flora and fauna.
  • Experience the Nepali wilderness and lives in such scarcity.


About weather

The region of Dolpo undergoes significance changes with the change in seasons. The summers are not to warm and winters are frosty obviously. The optimum trekking period are during springs (April to June) and autumn (September to November). Winter is frosty yet if you are passionate trekker then its fine. Global holidays Adventure can organize for you safely. The adventure enthusiasts with hunger to explore off the beaten trails while gaining insights into culture and pristine landscapes, any season is possible to trek the region of Dolpo.

Foods and accommodation

Most of the days you will have camping food. The foods are prepared by our fellow team member who will be trekking with you. We will provide you alpine dishes that satisfy your palate and meet the nutritional requirement in order to take further. You will have soups, noodles, dalbhat, pasta, vegetables (green and seasonal) and lot more.

Most of the days you will have to spend your night at tented camps of locals as well as camps made by our crew. You will have clean and cozy camps. Sleeping inside sleeping bags for most of the days will be an amazing experience. Tea houses are available, which is very less but depending on volume of visitors we may or may not be able to arrange the rooms at guesthouses available. If you make your mind then this trek will be piece of cake filled with amazing experience.

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Itinerary

Daily Schedule
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Day
1
Arrival in Kathmandu.
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Altitude

1350 m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

During your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our office representative will be waiting for you at the airport gate. He will be holding a board with your name tag. A private vehicle will be sent for your hotel transfer. The vehicle will drop you at the vehicle and rooms will be assigned as per the reservation.

Day
2
Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
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Altitude

1350m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

On this day, you will meet your trek guide and helpers for your Upper Dolpo Trek. Our city guide will meet you at the hotel for Kathmandu sightseeing tour. You will visit some of the UNESCO world heritage site of Kathmandu valley. A private vehicle will be sent for the tour. You will explore an ancient royal palace dating back since the 16th century known as Patan Durbar Square. Then, you will approach to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in Asia. After that, you will visit Pashupatinath, a famous Hindu temple. During dusk, you will visit Swayambhunath for an amazing sunset along with Kathmandu valley view. After that, the vehicle will drop you at the airport.

Day
3
Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
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Altitude

150m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private vehicle.

You will have your breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport for Kathmandu-Nepalgunj flight. Nepalgunj is a town in the western part of Nepal, very close to the border of India. It is hot and tropical at Nepalgunj. A private vehicle will pick you from the hotel and drop you at the airport. Our trek guide will be with you during the flight. The flight duration will be approx. 50 minutes. At Nepalgunj, our office representative will transfer you to the hotel

Day
4
Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m); Trek to Dunai.
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Duration

3 hours walk.
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Altitude

2140m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Flight

After breakfast, you will drive to Nepalgunj airport for Nepalgunj-Juphal flight. The flight duration will be approx. 35 min to reach Juphal. After landing at Juphal, we will start our trekking. As this is the starting point of the trek, the trail is not difficult. You will walk comfortably and descend for 45 minutes to reach Kalagauda. Then, you will walk another 2 hours along Thuli Bheri River to reach Dunai. After reaching Dunai, rooms will be assigned as per the reservation. Dunai is the headquarter of Dolpa district. There are some government and private schools, college, government offices and police check post. You can hike up to Bon Gumba from where you can enjoy the view of whole Dunai and other villages.

Day
5
Trek Dunai to Chhepka.
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Duration

6 hours walk.
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Altitude

2687 m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the day, we start our trek adventure. The trek begins along the classic route of Dolpo. The walk is comfortable. At Silughar check-post, we will present the trekking permits to Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo National Park. From here, we are officially inside Shey Phoksundo National Park. Then, we will follow the trail along Phoksundo river. Furthermore, we will witness a drastic change in the landscape, walking through the lush tropical forest. We will pass Kageni, Jutung and Shangta. We will cross bridge over Phoksundo lake and at the confluence of Phoksundo and Maiba Khola. We will head towards north to reach Cheppka. Reaching Cheppka, we will put our camps at a suitable location.

Day
6
Trek Chhepka to Chunuwar / Amchi Hospital.
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Duration

6 hours walk.
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Altitude

3000m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will be walking along the famous trail of Lower Dolpa Circuit trek. We will trek the opposite direction of the river flow. We will cross the bridge over Phoksundo river twice. This trail is amazingly peaceful. We will reach Rechi; our lunch stop at an altitude of 3010m. After lunch, we will again walk along the river side. At sulligad dovan, we will cross a bridge to pass the confluence of Phoksundo river and Yulung Khola. Then, we will reach Amchi Hospital where we will put our camps for the night. Amchi means the traditional doctors who use medicinal herbs to cure infections and diseases found around Dolpo. Hence, this hospital is a treatment center for locals of Dolpo.

Day
7
Trek to Phoksundo Lake.
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Duration

5-6 hours walk.
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Altitude

3600m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will head towards the deepest lake of Nepal, Shey Phoksundo. We will walk along the direct trail to Phoksundo Lake. We will ascend the forest of cedars to reach Palam. Palam is a winter settlement of locals from Ringmo village. First we will descend to an elevation of around 3300 m. Then we will climb up to a ridge, about 3,875meters, from where we will have the most staggering views of a 300meters waterfall, the highest in Nepal, and our first view of Phoksundo Lake, a study in turquoise. We will then descend through birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo Khola and on to the picturesque settlement of Ringmo with its mud plastered chortens and Mani walls. The village now has solar panels helping to improve the quality of life of the villagers. From the settlement it is a short walk to the shores of Phoksundo Lake where we will set up the camps.

Day
8
Rest day at Phoksundo Lake.
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Altitude

3600m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will have an exploration day around Phoksundo Lake and the Ringmo village. Firstly, we will explore around the Ringmo village. Ringmo village is a typical Tibetan village with its own unique culture and tradition. Then head towards Tshowa, a Bon monastery at the lake-shore. It was built around 900 years ago. We will explore inside the monastery which will be a fascinating experience. After that, we will descend down to Phoksundo Lake. We will visit some other monasteries and Bon-po religious sites on this day. Shey Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake of Nepal with its famous turquoise colored water and mind-blowing scenery. We will enjoy the wonderful natural sceneries and spend overnight at the campsite.

Day
9
Trek Phoksundo to Sallaghari.
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Duration

5-6 hours walk.
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Altitude

3630m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will have the one of the best trekking days of the Dolpo trek. We will climb along the narrow trails along the cliffs above Phoksundo Lake. This part of the trek is similar to the fantasy walk described by writers in their fiction novels. We will then descend along the beautiful forest for around one and half hour. After that, we will reach the other side of the lake, Phoksundo Khola camp. Then, we will ascend the final part of today’s trek and reach Sallaghari. We will put our campsite among the beautiful pine forest.

Day
10
Trek Sallaghari to Nangdala High Camp.
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Duration

5-6 hours walk.
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Altitude

4717m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, we will have a short trek of around 3 hours up to Nangdala High camp. We will begin our trek with an ascending of the narrow trail of Tuk Kyaksa river. We will switch the riverside several times. We will cross a bridge over the river where the rapids are calmer. After walking around 30 minutes from the bridge, we will reach a wide valley. From there, we will walk another 2 and half hours along the canyon. Then, we will set our campsite at the massive rock slab i.e. Kang La/ Nangdala Base Camp.

Day
11
Trek Nangdala H.C. to Shey Gompa (4343m) via Nangda LA pass.
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Duration

5-6 hours walk.
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Altitude

5350m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will trek to Shey Gompa and the Crystal Mountain, the most sacred peak of Dolpo region. This day, we will enter the real fascinating Dolpo region. Before reaching there, we have to cross the Kang LA or the Nangda LA pass. To cross this pass we have to ascend the graveled trail uphill for around 3 hours. This effort of 3 hours will reward us with magnificent views from the top. This magnificent view from the top includes Crystal mountain, the Tibetan territory mountain and the mesmerizing landscape of the Dolpo region. Peaks like Shey Shikhar and Kang Chunne can also be admired during the walk. There is a red chorten at the entrance of Shey Gompa. A grand festival is held every dragon year (once in 12 years) according to the Tibetan calendar. A lot of people from different part of the country join this grand festival. We will put our campsite at Shey Gompa.

Day
12
Trek Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa (4360m) via Shey La Pass.
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Duration

6-7 hours walk.
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Altitude

5100m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day we will explore around Shey Gompa. This monastery is believed to be 800 years old with ancient scroll describing the myths behind the Crystal Mountain. Shey Gompa is locally known as Shelri Sumdho Gompa. This monastery hosts a summer festival popular as Shey festival. Shey Gompa is well described in “The Snow Leopard” written by Peter matthiessen and pictured in Eric Valli’s “Caravan” movie as Thinley’s son’s Gompa. We will begin our trek after the exploration. We will follow the trails along Sephu khola for around two hours. You will be very surprised with the typical Dolpo landscape. We will ascend Shey LA top in around two hours. Magnificent view of Mustang, Tibet, Kanjirowa, Kagmara and the crystal mountain can be admired during the trek. We will descend another 2 hours to reach Namgung. We will set up the campsite here.

Day
13
Trek Namgong Gompa to Saldang.
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Duration

4-5 hours walk.
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Altitude

3770m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Firstly, we will explore the monastery of Namgung. This beautiful monastery is set on a flanking high cliff. After that, we will begin our trek. We will follow the trails along Namga Khola. We will pass more summer herding spots to reach Saldang village. Saldang is a beautiful village including a lot of dry land which are surrounded by amazing hills. We will explore around the village and interact with the locals. Do not forget to taste some salt butter tea or Chyang (Barley beer) at Saldang. Ancient Buddhist tradition and Amchi tradition in Dolpo flourished at this village.

Day
14
Rest day at Saldang; hike to Yangjer Gumba.
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Altitude

4590m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an early breakfast, we will hike to Yanjer. It is the richest monastery of this region. We will explore around the monastery and have our packed lunch during the exploration. After that, we will return back to Saldang campsite.

Day
15
Trek to Komash Village.
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Duration

6 hours walk.
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Altitude

4060m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s trek will be approx. six hours. We will head towards Komash village after our breakfast. We will follow the Saldang Lek along the rapyha Khola. We will ascend up to 4500 m and then descend down to Komash village. This village is similar to most of the Tibetan villages. We will set up our camp at Komash village.

Day
16
Trek Komash Village to Shimen.
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Duration

6 hours walk.
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Altitude

3850m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will begin our trek after having breakfast. During our trek this day, we might encounter some rare species like Blue sheep and snow leopard. We will pass various small villages during today’s trek. This part of the trek is filled with highland deserts with shrub like vegetations. The trails are comfortable and not so difficult. After walking for around 4-5 hours, we will reach Shimen. We will set up the camp at a potential campsite.

Day
17
Trek to Tinje village.
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Duration

5/6 hours walk.
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Altitude

4110m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will be following the trails along the Panjyang Khola. We will pass some beautiful villages and monasteries along the trails to reach Tinje. The walk duration will be around 5 hours. Tinje is a beautiful valley with a natural air strip where a British aircraft landed and took off once. We will set up our camp at Tinje village.

Day
18
Trek Tinje Village to Yak Kharka.
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Duration

5/6 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, we will head towards Yak Kharka which will be around 5-6 hours walk. We will follow the trails along Panjyan River passing small settlement of Chhamdang. After Chhamdang, we will walk along the river bank for some times and then to the confluence of Chholtam khola and Panjyan Khola. We will cross a bridge over Thalum khola and then reach an open grazing ground for yaks and sheep. This open ground is known as Yak Kharka.

Day
19
Trek to Tokyu.
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Duration

5/6 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will head to Tokyu from Yak Kharka today. Firstly, we will cross a bridge over Sulun Khola which takes us to Choila North pass at an altitude of 5040 m. This part of the trek is a bit difficult one. We will ascend almost 2 hours to reach the top of Choila pass. The top offers a beautiful sight of Tokyu camp. After descending down from the pass, we will reach Tokyu where we will set up our campsite.

Day
20
Tokyo to Dho Tarap (3944m) Rest day.
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Duration

5 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, we will trek to Dho Tarap. It is a very short trek of around one and half hour. After reaching Dho Tarap, we will explore around the village of Dho Tarap. Dho Tarap is a large village settlement beautifully decorated with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. There are various chortens, mani walls and monasteries around Dho Tarap. Beautiful fields of wheat, buch wheat, barley, potatoes and other green vegetables add more beauty to this village. There are small tea shops and lodges at Dho Tarap. People here resemble the Khampas of Tibet. This refer to men with ponytail and red tassel coiled around their head. Women wear musk deer’s teeth necklaces. This village is well pictured in Eric Valli’s popular movie “Caravan”, where Karma, Thinley and their groups set off with their salt trade for Barley over the high passes. We will enjoy wonderful natural tour as well as participate in cultural programs performed by the villagers with their traditional Tibetan dance and songs. You will have choice to explore some monasteries around Dho Tarap so choose wisely. Some of the monasteries are Ribo Bumpa Monastery, Drakmar Dewa Monastery, Mekhyim Monastery & Dhoro Monastery.

Day
21
Dho Tarap to Naworpani
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Duration

5/6 hours walk.
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Altitude

3475m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tentcamp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s trek will be a long one as we have to cover a long distance than other days. We will trek along the flat traail which will takes us to the confluence of Tarap Khola and Mirubabane Khola. Then, we will cross a bridge over Klang Khola, Langa Camp. We will continuously follow the trails along the Tarap Khola. Beautiful picturesque view of the magnificent landscape can be admired during this part of the trek. We will pass various beautiful settlements of Sisaul, Gyamghar and Toltol. After that, we will reach our campsite destination, Naworpani. We will set up the camp at Naworpani.

Day
22
Naworpani to Lashicap.
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Duration

6 hours walk.
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Altitude

2775m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today also, we will follow the trails along the Tarap Khola. Walking for some time, we will witness some change in the view and landscape. Green forest will start to emerge as we move more forward. We will then ascend to Lamchaur high over Tarap Khola. After crossing Lahini Odar, we will descend down and reach Chhedhul Gompa. Again, after following some time along the Tarap Khola, we will reach Laisicap where we will set up the camp.

Day
23
Trek Lashicap to Dunai.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent camp
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will trek along the green lands above Thuli Bheri river to reach Tarakot. After reaching Tarakot, we will cross a small bridge over a stream. We will pass Lawan and Byasgad on this day. Today’s trek will offer some greenery and forested region and cultivated terraced fields. Reaching Dunai, rooms will be assigned.

Day
24
Trek to Juphal.
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Duration

5/6 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the last day of the trek. We will follow the trail along the Bheri river until we reach Kalagawda. After Kalagawda, we will ascend some times to reach Juphal. It will be a short trek of around 3 hours up to Juphal.

Day
25
Fly Juphal to Nepalgunj; Fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

Early morning, we will have our breakfast and head towards Juphal airport for the early morning flight to Nepalgunj. We will fly to Nepalgunj this day. At Nepalgunj, you will have some time to explore around depending on your flight schedule. In the afternoon, you will approach to Nepalgunj for Kathmandu flight. At Kathmandu, our office representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore and enjoy the nightlife of Thamel. Farewell dinner will be provided at a typical Nepali restaurant with some musical program.

Day
26
Final Departure.
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You are free to shop and explore around Thamel bazaar until your final departure depending on your flight schedule. Our private vehicle will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. Namaste!

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Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj on twin sharing basis on BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) plan.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide. 
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Flight Cost.
  • Nepalgunj - Juphal - Nepalgunj Flight cost.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking in tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in Tent Camp.
  • Upper Dolpo restricated area permit.
  • Lower Dolpo Restricated area permit.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage, foods and tent during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Excludes
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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Faqs

What the sources of drinking water during the climb?
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Drinking water will be provided in the teahouses during the journey up to the base camp, either from taps, boiling water, or bottled water. We also recommend using steriepen or other water purification solutions.

How long do trekkers hike every day?
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On usual trekking days, you will be walking for 5 - 6 hours a day covering 10km - 14 km. But some days hike could last up to 8 - 9 hours since it is advised to go as slow as possible, using the right amount of energy for the long duration and inhaling as much air as possible.

How to prevent Altitude sickness?
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Proper acclimatization and some medicinal tablets like Diamox, Acetazolamide and some others.

Is there communication service?
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The communication service on trails are available in few areas and some villages have telephone from where you can make international calls as well. The entire trip doesn’t favors in communication as some palce you might not get cell service. 

How difficult is Dolpo trek?
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The trek can be considered as difficult in terms of duration as this is long trek where there is not much accommodation service available. You must camp and some days trails are rugged and sometimes difficult.

Do we need some extra money?
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It is advised to keep some change of Nepalese rupees as during the trail you might want to buy something like bottled water or some energy bars.

What happens in case of emergency?
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Helicopter rescue is only the option in case of emergency as it is suggested to have some travel insurance covering the rescue service.

What is fitness requirement for the trek?
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You should be fit but not super fit. This is a moderate level trekking. There is no requirement of prior trekking experience. Ensuring proper acclimatization days and with proper gears you can easily complete this trek but carrying some personal knee support and general cardio is recommended.

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The journey was a great adventure
Oliver Alexander

I just arrived from the wonderful trek of 26 days (10th Oct. to 26th Oct.) in Upper Dolpo with Global Holidays Adventure. We were 5 friends from Germany and had this trek on our list since a long time. One of our friends went to Shey Phoksundo back in 2015 and told us about the remoteness and its spectacular surrounding. We surf the internet and got in contact with one of the representative of Global Holidays Adventure, Samsher Parajuli. He was very informative and helpful in time of need. From the time of our landing on the airport, Samsher was always there for us with one of his office staff. They took our good care in Kathmandu valley also and the city guide was very informative and honest. We had a great sightseeing around the heritage site Unesco. Samsher introduced with the office staffs who were going with us on our trip and had a casual meeting with them. During the trek, we had 5 Nepali (1 cook, 1 cook assistant, 3 helpers) with a professional trekking guide, Mr. Sange Sherpa and 3 mules. Our guide was very active and helpful. The office staffs were very friendly and hard working. Even during the camp, they provided us meal in time. They served us everything including morning tea, boiled water, snacks, meal. They had very good experience and management in camping trek. The journey was a great adventure flying from Kathmandu and then trekking to the most remote destination of Nepal. The small little settlements and living style of people around Upper Dolpo made us realize even in this century, there are still some places untouched with development. I had one of the great trip with Global holidays Adventure and their services. I highly recommend Upper Dolpo trek for everyone once in their life and if you go, do it with Global; they have good services, honest and understanding individuals.

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Experience of best camping trek in Upper Dolpa region
Eve Irene Kahan

This journey was a combination of the best landscape, the serene lake, the pasturelands, the passes, the ambience, the local people, the beautiful settlements, the remoteness, the rain shadow area, the office staff. I recommend every traveler to visit Upper Dolpa once for the camping trek. If you have problem with camping trek, Lower Dolpa is also a best option. Global Holidays Adventure Highly recommended.

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Memorable Trek
Ilario Folliero

A memorable trek in Upper Dolpa. Really thankful for the company, guide (Muste Tamang) and the team who made this camping trek a beautiful experience. Thank you Global Holidays for your great service and management during our whole trip.

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Surya Thapa Travel Consult

Surya Thapa

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