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Upper Dolpa Trek

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Upper Dolpa trek is a very famous and popular trek of Nepal. The main objective of this trek is to explore rural part of dolpa and its stunning untouched pure natural beauty, magical culture and rare wildlife. Dolpa situated in Nepal’s far west was only recently opened to trekkers.
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  • Overview
  • Duration 23 Days Group Size
    Grade moderate Max Altitude
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Transportation

    Upper Dolpa trek is a very famous and popular trek of Nepal. The main objective of this trek is to explore rural part of dolpa and its stunning untouched pure natural beauty, magical culture and rare wildlife. Dolpa situated in Nepal’s far west was only recently opened to trekkers. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpa. The people here trace their origins to Tibet, and their culture is a window of the tradition as practiced on the root of the world centuries ago. The delusive snow leopard is a famous denizen of Dolpa and the rare cat has acquired the status of a mere legend. Thus it’s not only the scenery that attracts trekkers to Dolpa it’s the chance to see a corner of Nepal that very few visitors will ever experience. Trek to upper Dolpa offers you with trans Himalaya geography, mountainous region, stone-walled villages, Tibetan gompas, beautiful alpine valleys, sculpted gorges, majestic   mountains and high passes. This magical trek to Dolpa starts with scenic flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jhupal. From Jhupal we will start our trek to Phoksundo Lake and other beautiful places of Upper Dolpa. 

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 1 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

      Driving Time: Bus- 7-8 hours

      Flying Time: 45mim

      We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Nepalgunj. The 1 hour flight to Nepalgunj on western Nepal provides you with scenic Mountain View and geographical diversity. Nepalgunj is a good terai town therefore you can explore the surrounding and visit places. We will check in a hotel for the overnight stay.

    • Day 2 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2150m)

      Flight Time: 45m & Trekking

      Time: 02 hours

      The trail descends to the large village of Dangi Bhara and to Kala Gaura. The trail now remains close to the river on its south bank and reach to Roop Ghar with the water mill and simple lodges and finally reach to Dunai, large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 3 Dunai to Akhe

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      Today after your breakfast we will trek to Akhe from Dunai. The trial passes through a suspension bridge and then moves to Thulo Bheri valley. En route you can see bold kangmara peak. We will walk through dense forest passing Dhera and Rahagaon village and then to our destination for the day Akhe village. Overnight at camp.

    • Day 4 Akhe to Sulighat

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      After your breakfast we will leave Akhe. The trial today is steep and has many up and down. At first we will walk along river bank and then ascend steeply up and then descend down. En route we will pass through green dense forest, several streams, astonishing rocks and cliffs. After hours of walk we will reach Sulighat for the overnight stay.

    • Day 5 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      We will continue our trek along the valley and pass the meeting point of Phoksundo and Pungmo River by a bridge. And then we will ascend up from western side of Pungmo River through cedar forest and birch forest. En route we will pass through Palam and picturesque Ringmo village and finally to Phoksundo lake. Overnight stay at camp.

    • Day 6 Rest day at Phoksundo

      Full day rest and day hike because rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. For day hike we can go to Ringmo village and its beautiful Monastery. We will also explore local settlements and places. Local people, their unique culture and tradition, Himalayan lifestyle and local delicacies are things not to be missed.

    • Day 7 Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo khola

      Trekking time: 4 hours

      Our trial moves on to western end of Phoksundo Lake.  We will follow unsteady remote trial full of rock and rock crevasses which will be difficult to walk. The lake path leads through a lush meadow and to Phoksundo khola. We then carefully cross the Phoksundo khola and arrange camping for the overnight stay.

    • Day 8 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo bhanjyang

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      After breakfast we will trek to Phoksundo bhanjyang. The trial is plain and smooth up to meeting point of Phoksundo khola and to another mountain stream. After that the trial ascends steep uphill. After a hard climb at the top we will be rewarded with awesome view of Kangla Pass, Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m). we will stay the overnight at our camp.

    • Day 9 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang la pass

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      Today we will trek to Shey gompa via Kangla pass. The trial is steeply up and very difficult. But after the strenuous climb at top of kangla pass will provide you with great picturesque view of Himalayas and large valleys. After that our trial descends downhill and crosses and re-crosses the river for many times. We will also pass through beautiful yak grazing meadows and finally to Shey gompa for the overnight stay.

    • Day 10 Shey gompa to Namduna gaon

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      Our trial follows a smooth path through juniper forest and descends to grey stony canyon. Then the path is steep and difficult upto Saldang la pass. From here the trial descends down passing through yak grazing meadows, nomadic camps of the shepherds and to Namduna gaon. We will visit the Namduna monastery and the Red monastery. Overnight stay at camp. 

    • Day 11 Namduna Gaun to Saldang

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      After your breakfast we will trek to Saldang. The trial ascends up climbing a slope and then walking dusty barren mountains. After 4 hours of walk Saldang village slowly appears in a distance. Saldang village is a very beautiful and largest village of dolpo region. The village covers 2 km territory and is quite developed compared that of other villages. Overnight stay at Saldang

    • Day 12 Saldang to Yangtzee Gompa

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      From Saldang we pass along Nagon Khola in dusty barren. The trial is fairly smooth following with some up and down. En route we will pass through Marang and Ki village. We then cross and recross a tributary of panjang River and to Yangtzee Gumpa. Yangtzee gumba also has a old Bon Po Monastery.

    • Day 13 Yangtzee Gompa to Sibu

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      Today after your breakfast we will retrace our way back to Saldang village from where the trial is easy and fast. We will pass through a river, terraced fields, stupas, chortens, heaps of mani stones and a Chaiba monastery, then pass through the Namdo village. Namdo village is also a very beautiful village but wew ill keep moving until we are up to sibu. Overnight stay at camp.

    • Day 14 Sibu to Jeng la phedi

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      From Sibu we will walk along Nam Khong Khola for some time then our trial passes through picturesque view of yaks passing through Tibetan border. After walking for some hours we will reach and cross meeting point of two streams. The trial then ascends to grazing meadow of Jeng la Phedi  which looks stunningly beautiful. We will camp here for the overnight stay.

       

    • Day 15 Jeng la phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la pass

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      After your breakfast we will trek forward to Jeng la pass.  It will take 2 strenuous hours for us to reach at top but provides you with outstanding view of Dhaulagiri massif. After that we will descend rough steep trial to Tarap valley, a beautiful valley along the Tarap chu river. We will camp near Tokyu gaon.

    • Day 16 Tokyu gaon to Dho Tarap

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      We trek today on the trial of plain valley with green lush of grass which sees like great garden on both sides of the river. You will see nowhere this kind of lush green grass on dolpo region. Aftre 4 to 5 hours of pleasant walk through this grassy meadow will take us to Dho Tarap valley. Both Bon Po and Buddhist religion is practiced here. Overnight stay at our camp.

    • Day 17 Dho Tarap rest day

      Full day rest and day hike because rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. We will explore the local area and interact with the locals. For day hike we can visit Buddhist gompa and a Bon Po gompa.  We can also have some lopcal drinks and taste local delicacies. 

    • Day 18 Dho tarap to Tarap khola or Kamakharka gaon

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      From Dho the trail set off across the meadow crossing several little streams and wooden bridge. We walk along juniper and rose bushes and slowly towards Tarap khola. We will camp in kamakharka for the overnight stay. 

    • Day 19 Kamakharka to Khani gaon

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      We continue our walk towards gorge of Tarap River. En route we can see yak herders taking their cattle in lower pasture for winter. It will take some 4 to 5 hours of walk for us to reach khanigaon. We will stay the overnight at our camp.

    • Day 20 Khanigaon to Tarakot

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      Today after breakfast we will trek to Tarakot . Our trial passes through dense forest. After few up and down you will cross high suspension bridge from where you can have a pretty great view. It will take around 4 to 5 hours of walk for us to reach there. 

    • Day 21 Tarakot to Dunai

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      We continue our walk following trial which will lead us to Lawan village. En route you can see beautiful panoramic view and landscape. After that we will cross Thulo Bheri and continue walking our trial will lead us to Dunai. We will stay the overnight here.

    • Day 22 Dunai to Jhupal

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      After breakfast we will trek to jhupal. Our trial passes along Bheri river first and then passes through various other settlements and villages. En route you can watch beautiful landscape and lush green forest. After 4 to 5 hours of walk we will reach Jhupal for the overnight stay. 

    • Day 23 Jhupal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

      Flight time: 45 minutes

      Driving time: 7 to 8 hours

      Today we will have a early morning flight to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj you have choice either to go by flight or take a drive on tourist standard bus.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • All necessary permit
    • TIMS Card
    • Porter and guide (Ganga)
    • Both way bus fee for Ganga
    • Insurance for Nepali staff
    • All transportation charge
    • All accommodation charge
    • Restricted entrance Permits
    •  Trekking Tents \ Dining tent \ Kitchen Tent \ Toilet Tent \ Table and chairs\ Mattresses etc.
    • Food for trekking period (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 
    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips)
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
    • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • Equipment List
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Overview

Duration 23 Days Group Size
Grade moderate Max Altitude
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation

Upper Dolpa trek is a very famous and popular trek of Nepal. The main objective of this trek is to explore rural part of dolpa and its stunning untouched pure natural beauty, magical culture and rare wildlife. Dolpa situated in Nepal’s far west was only recently opened to trekkers. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpa. The people here trace their origins to Tibet, and their culture is a window of the tradition as practiced on the root of the world centuries ago. The delusive snow leopard is a famous denizen of Dolpa and the rare cat has acquired the status of a mere legend. Thus it’s not only the scenery that attracts trekkers to Dolpa it’s the chance to see a corner of Nepal that very few visitors will ever experience. Trek to upper Dolpa offers you with trans Himalaya geography, mountainous region, stone-walled villages, Tibetan gompas, beautiful alpine valleys, sculpted gorges, majestic   mountains and high passes. This magical trek to Dolpa starts with scenic flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jhupal. From Jhupal we will start our trek to Phoksundo Lake and other beautiful places of Upper Dolpa. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    Driving Time: Bus- 7-8 hours

    Flying Time: 45mim

    We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Nepalgunj. The 1 hour flight to Nepalgunj on western Nepal provides you with scenic Mountain View and geographical diversity. Nepalgunj is a good terai town therefore you can explore the surrounding and visit places. We will check in a hotel for the overnight stay.

  • Day 2 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2150m)

    Flight Time: 45m & Trekking

    Time: 02 hours

    The trail descends to the large village of Dangi Bhara and to Kala Gaura. The trail now remains close to the river on its south bank and reach to Roop Ghar with the water mill and simple lodges and finally reach to Dunai, large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 3 Dunai to Akhe

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    Today after your breakfast we will trek to Akhe from Dunai. The trial passes through a suspension bridge and then moves to Thulo Bheri valley. En route you can see bold kangmara peak. We will walk through dense forest passing Dhera and Rahagaon village and then to our destination for the day Akhe village. Overnight at camp.

  • Day 4 Akhe to Sulighat

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    After your breakfast we will leave Akhe. The trial today is steep and has many up and down. At first we will walk along river bank and then ascend steeply up and then descend down. En route we will pass through green dense forest, several streams, astonishing rocks and cliffs. After hours of walk we will reach Sulighat for the overnight stay.

  • Day 5 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    We will continue our trek along the valley and pass the meeting point of Phoksundo and Pungmo River by a bridge. And then we will ascend up from western side of Pungmo River through cedar forest and birch forest. En route we will pass through Palam and picturesque Ringmo village and finally to Phoksundo lake. Overnight stay at camp.

  • Day 6 Rest day at Phoksundo

    Full day rest and day hike because rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. For day hike we can go to Ringmo village and its beautiful Monastery. We will also explore local settlements and places. Local people, their unique culture and tradition, Himalayan lifestyle and local delicacies are things not to be missed.

  • Day 7 Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo khola

    Trekking time: 4 hours

    Our trial moves on to western end of Phoksundo Lake.  We will follow unsteady remote trial full of rock and rock crevasses which will be difficult to walk. The lake path leads through a lush meadow and to Phoksundo khola. We then carefully cross the Phoksundo khola and arrange camping for the overnight stay.

  • Day 8 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo bhanjyang

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    After breakfast we will trek to Phoksundo bhanjyang. The trial is plain and smooth up to meeting point of Phoksundo khola and to another mountain stream. After that the trial ascends steep uphill. After a hard climb at the top we will be rewarded with awesome view of Kangla Pass, Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m). we will stay the overnight at our camp.

  • Day 9 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang la pass

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    Today we will trek to Shey gompa via Kangla pass. The trial is steeply up and very difficult. But after the strenuous climb at top of kangla pass will provide you with great picturesque view of Himalayas and large valleys. After that our trial descends downhill and crosses and re-crosses the river for many times. We will also pass through beautiful yak grazing meadows and finally to Shey gompa for the overnight stay.

  • Day 10 Shey gompa to Namduna gaon

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    Our trial follows a smooth path through juniper forest and descends to grey stony canyon. Then the path is steep and difficult upto Saldang la pass. From here the trial descends down passing through yak grazing meadows, nomadic camps of the shepherds and to Namduna gaon. We will visit the Namduna monastery and the Red monastery. Overnight stay at camp. 

  • Day 11 Namduna Gaun to Saldang

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    After your breakfast we will trek to Saldang. The trial ascends up climbing a slope and then walking dusty barren mountains. After 4 hours of walk Saldang village slowly appears in a distance. Saldang village is a very beautiful and largest village of dolpo region. The village covers 2 km territory and is quite developed compared that of other villages. Overnight stay at Saldang

  • Day 12 Saldang to Yangtzee Gompa

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    From Saldang we pass along Nagon Khola in dusty barren. The trial is fairly smooth following with some up and down. En route we will pass through Marang and Ki village. We then cross and recross a tributary of panjang River and to Yangtzee Gumpa. Yangtzee gumba also has a old Bon Po Monastery.

  • Day 13 Yangtzee Gompa to Sibu

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    Today after your breakfast we will retrace our way back to Saldang village from where the trial is easy and fast. We will pass through a river, terraced fields, stupas, chortens, heaps of mani stones and a Chaiba monastery, then pass through the Namdo village. Namdo village is also a very beautiful village but wew ill keep moving until we are up to sibu. Overnight stay at camp.

  • Day 14 Sibu to Jeng la phedi

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    From Sibu we will walk along Nam Khong Khola for some time then our trial passes through picturesque view of yaks passing through Tibetan border. After walking for some hours we will reach and cross meeting point of two streams. The trial then ascends to grazing meadow of Jeng la Phedi  which looks stunningly beautiful. We will camp here for the overnight stay.

     

  • Day 15 Jeng la phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la pass

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    After your breakfast we will trek forward to Jeng la pass.  It will take 2 strenuous hours for us to reach at top but provides you with outstanding view of Dhaulagiri massif. After that we will descend rough steep trial to Tarap valley, a beautiful valley along the Tarap chu river. We will camp near Tokyu gaon.

  • Day 16 Tokyu gaon to Dho Tarap

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    We trek today on the trial of plain valley with green lush of grass which sees like great garden on both sides of the river. You will see nowhere this kind of lush green grass on dolpo region. Aftre 4 to 5 hours of pleasant walk through this grassy meadow will take us to Dho Tarap valley. Both Bon Po and Buddhist religion is practiced here. Overnight stay at our camp.

  • Day 17 Dho Tarap rest day

    Full day rest and day hike because rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. We will explore the local area and interact with the locals. For day hike we can visit Buddhist gompa and a Bon Po gompa.  We can also have some lopcal drinks and taste local delicacies. 

  • Day 18 Dho tarap to Tarap khola or Kamakharka gaon

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    From Dho the trail set off across the meadow crossing several little streams and wooden bridge. We walk along juniper and rose bushes and slowly towards Tarap khola. We will camp in kamakharka for the overnight stay. 

  • Day 19 Kamakharka to Khani gaon

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    We continue our walk towards gorge of Tarap River. En route we can see yak herders taking their cattle in lower pasture for winter. It will take some 4 to 5 hours of walk for us to reach khanigaon. We will stay the overnight at our camp.

  • Day 20 Khanigaon to Tarakot

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    Today after breakfast we will trek to Tarakot . Our trial passes through dense forest. After few up and down you will cross high suspension bridge from where you can have a pretty great view. It will take around 4 to 5 hours of walk for us to reach there. 

  • Day 21 Tarakot to Dunai

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    We continue our walk following trial which will lead us to Lawan village. En route you can see beautiful panoramic view and landscape. After that we will cross Thulo Bheri and continue walking our trial will lead us to Dunai. We will stay the overnight here.

  • Day 22 Dunai to Jhupal

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    After breakfast we will trek to jhupal. Our trial passes along Bheri river first and then passes through various other settlements and villages. En route you can watch beautiful landscape and lush green forest. After 4 to 5 hours of walk we will reach Jhupal for the overnight stay. 

  • Day 23 Jhupal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

    Flight time: 45 minutes

    Driving time: 7 to 8 hours

    Today we will have a early morning flight to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj you have choice either to go by flight or take a drive on tourist standard bus.

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Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • All necessary permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Porter and guide (Ganga)
  • Both way bus fee for Ganga
  • Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All transportation charge
  • All accommodation charge
  • Restricted entrance Permits
  •  Trekking Tents \ Dining tent \ Kitchen Tent \ Toilet Tent \ Table and chairs\ Mattresses etc.
  • Food for trekking period (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 
  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
  • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek

Tour Notes

Equipment List

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