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Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

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Upper Dolpo Trek

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Upper Dolpo Trek - 23 days | Upper Dolpo Trek 23 days Cost / Price: $3450.00 per person | Minimum Group Size: 02
Price 3450 USD
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  • Overview
  • Duration 23 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5360m
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation 3***based hotel in Kathmandu with B.B plan.
    Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee.
    Transportation Airport picks up drop Transport by land and flights.

    Upper Dolpo Trek

    Upper Dolpo Trek cost: $3450.00 per person - *Minimum Pax. 02

    Upper Dolpo Trek is thought to be a standout amongst the most rural parts of Nepal. Because of the rough rugged territory and exposed slopes that add to its stylish look, this place is additionally portrayed as a standout amongst the most excellent places to visit, this trip will take you through a series of villages situated in the Upper section of Dolpo region.

    Trek through the Thulo Bheri Valley with a constant backdrop of Mt. Kagmara to reach the Phoksundo River Valley where you will visit the renowned Phoksundo Lake. Trek to Kang La Pass, which lies on an elevation of 5360m. From Kang La Pass, the incredible views of Dhaulagiri and its surrounding mountains are sure to take your breath away. You will travel through gorges following Tarap Khola and Bheri River, forests, and paths lined with Pine trees as well as grazing meadows which capture the true essence of this region.

    Bask in the warmth of the local Tibetan culture which you will get to witness firsthand as you travel through monasteries like Shey Gompa and Yangtzee Gompa, among some. Also, you will get to interact with the locals which will provide you with a unique understanding of the daily life of the people residing in this rural region.

    Malung Treks and Expedition has brought you this trip as a unique opportunity to travel to one of the most inaccessible parts of Nepal. The itinerary has been well thought out and a special effort has been made to include various details which will give you a memorable traveling experience. Dealing with quality, we hope for you to have an incredible journey and also, remember us for any future treks.

    Outline Itinerary - Upper Dolpo Trek

    Day 1
    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
    You will travel from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Located in the Banke district, this city is mostly known for mixed culture, the variety of food and agriculture lands. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

    Day 2
    Nepalgunj to Juphal
    trek to Dunai
    From Nepalgunj, you will travel towards Juphal. From Juphal, you will take a trail to reach the town of Dunai, which is also the district headquarters of Dolpo. Overnight in Dunai.

    Day 3
    Dunai to Akhe
    You will take a trail from Dunai to the village of Akhe. This trail will lead you through Thulo Bheri Valley, into Phoksundo river valley. Through the trek, a beautiful view of Mt. Kagmara provides a beautiful backdrop. Overnight in Akhe.

    Day 4
    Akhe to Sulighat
    From Akhe, you will take a steep path towards Sulighat. This trail offers you beautiful views of lush green hills and leads you through dense forests. Overnight in Sulighat.

    Day 5
    Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
    You will take a trail from Sulighat to reach the famed Phoksundo Lake. Located in the Phoksundo National Park that draws its name from the lake itself, this lake has certain religious importance in the Buddhist religion. Overnight in Phoksundo.

    Day 6
    Rest day at Phoksundo
    You can explore the territories adjacent to the lake, and furthermore get an opportunity to communicate with local people to get an understanding of the local Tibetan culture that flourishes in this region.

    Day 7
    Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
    You will trek towards Phoksundo Khola from Phoksundo Lake. You will walk through the Phoksundo River Valley in order to reach this place. Overnight in Phoksundo Khola.

    Day 8
    Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
    From Phoksundo Khola, you will trek towards Phoksundo Bhanjyang. This trail leads you through tough paths that will eventually take you to Phoksundo Bhanjyang from where Kang-La Pass is visible. Overnight in Phoksundo Bhanjyang.

    Day 9
    Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang La Pass
    You will take a trail from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to reach Shey Gompa. This path leads you through the Kang La Pass that has an elevation of 5360m. Also, you will pass through grazing meadows which will lead you to Shey Gompa. Overnight in Shey Gompa.

    Day 10
    Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon
    From Shey Gompa, you will take a trail to Namduna Gaon. This village houses the Namgung monastery which you can visit to get an insight into the local culture of the area. Overnight in Namduna Gaon.

    Day 11 Namduna Gaun to Saldang
    You will take a trail from Namduna Gaun to Saldang. Lying in the Nankang Valley, this village possesses a picturesque rocky mountainous terrain. Overnight in Saldang.

    Day 12
    Sal Dang to Yangtzee Gompa
    From Sal Dang, you will trek towards Yangtzee Gompa. This trail will lead you through barren lands and finally to Yangtzee Gompa. This Gompa houses Bon-Po monastery as well. Overnight in Yangtzee Gompa.

    Day 13
    Yangtze Gompa to Sibu
    You will take a trail from Yangtzee Gompa that will lead you to Sibu. Through the trek, you will come across Namdo village and Namdo Monastery which lies nearby. Overnight in Sibu.

    Day 14
    Sibu to Jeng La Phedi
    You will trek towards Jeng La Phedi from Sibu. The trail will lead you through grazing meadows and to Jeng La Phedi that lies on an elevation of 4900m. Overnight in Jeng La Phedi.

    Day 15
    Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La Pass
    From Jeng La Phedi, you will trek upwards to cross Jeng La Pass. From an elevation of 5090m, an incredible view of Dhaulagiri and its surrounding mountains is seen. You will further trek to reach Tokyu Gaon which houses the Tokyu Monastery. Overnight in Tokyu Gaon.

    Day 16
    Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap
    You will trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap village that draws its name from the valley it resides in- Dho Tarap. On an altitude of 4040m, this village is considered to be one of the highest settlement points of the world. Overnight in Dho Tarap.

    Day 17
    Rest Day at Dho Tarap
    You will spend this day getting used to the climate of this region. This process is called acclimatization and it prevents cases of altitude sickness. You can explore the village of Dho Tarap and interact with the locals to get an understanding of their daily life.

    Day 18
    Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola or Kama Kharka Gaon
    From the village of Dho Tarap, you will trek towards Tarap Khola. Also known as Kama Kharka Gaon, this area is a wide meadow that captures the rocky essence of the valley. Overnight in Tarap Khola.

    Day 19
    Kama Kharka to Khani Gaon
    You will trek towards Khani Gaon from Kama Kharka. This trail leads you through narrow gorges beside Tarap Khola. Overnight in Khani Gaon.

    Day 20
    Khanigaon to Tarakot
    From Khanigaon, you will trek towards the village of Tarakot. As you pass through forests and narrow gorges, you will come to Tarakot which also houses the Sandul Gompa. Overnight in Tarakot.

    Day 21
    Tarakot to Dunai
    From Tarakot, you will take a trail towards Dunai. In order to reach the village of Dunai, once again you will pass through gorges following Bheri River, lined with Pine trees. Overnight in Dunai.

    Day 22
    Dunai to Jhupal
    You will trek back towards the town of Jhupal from Dunai. This trail will once again lead you through the paths following Bheri River. Overnight in Jhupal.

    Day 23
    Jhupal to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu
    You will journey back to the city of Nepalgunj, from where you will travel back to the capital city, Kathmandu.

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 01 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

      Driving Time:  7 to 8 hrs
      Flying Time: 45mim

      We drive to the 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 02 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai

      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, a large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 03 Dunai to Akhe

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

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

    • Day 04 Akhe to Sulighat

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

      After your breakfast, we will leave Akhe. The trial today is steep and has many up and down. At first, we will walk along the 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 05 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

      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 the western side of Pungmo River through the 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 06 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 07 Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo khola

      Trekking time: 4 hrs

      Our trial moves on to the 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 08 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo bhanjyang

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

      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 trail ascends steep uphill. After a hard climb at the top, we will be rewarded with an awesome view of Kangla Pass, Chhamlang peak 6 (6,739m) and peak 7 (6105m). we will stay overnight at our camp.

    • Day 09 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang la Pass

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

      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 a great picturesque view of the Himalayas and large valleys. After that our trail descends downhill and crosses and re-crosses the river 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 hrs

      Our trail follows a smooth path through a juniper forest and descends to the grey stone 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 hrs

      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. Sal dang 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 Sal dang

    • Day 12 Saldang to Yangtzee Gompa

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

      From Sal Dang 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. Yangtze gumba also has an old Bon Po Monastery.

    • Day 13 Yangtzee Gompa to Sibu

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

      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 hrs

      From Sibu we will walk along Nam Khong Khola for some time then our trail passes through the picturesque view of yaks passing through Tibetan border. After walking for some hours we will reach and cross the 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 hrs

      After your breakfast, we will trek forward to Jeng la pass.  It will take 2 strenuous hours for us to reach the top but provides you with an 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 hrs

      We trek today on the trial of the plain valley with green lush of grass which sees like a great garden on both sides of the river. You will see nowhere this kind of lush green grass on the Dolpo region. After 4 to 5 hours of pleasant walk through this grassy meadow will take us to Dho Tarap valley. Both Bon Po and the 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 local drinks and taste local delicacies. 

    • Day 18 Dho tarap to Tarap khola or Kamakharka Gaon

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

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

    • Day 19 Kamakharka to Khani Gaon

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

      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 hrs

      Today after breakfast we will trek to Tarakot. Our trial passes through dense forest. After a 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 the walk for us to reach there. 

    • Day 21 Tarakot to Dunai

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

      We continue our walk following a trial which will lead us to Lawan village. En route, you can see a 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 overnight here.

    • Day 22 Dunai to Jhupal

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

      After breakfast, we will trek to Jhupal. Our trail passes along the Bheri river first and then passes through various other settlements and villages. En route, you can watch the 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 an early morning flight to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj you have a choice either to go by flight or take a drive on a tourist standard bus.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • All necessary permit
    • TIMS Card
    • Porter and guide 
    • Both way bus fee for 
    • 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
  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    You will have the choice to travel by an early bus, flight or 4x4 back to Kathmandu. 
    If you are interested to stay in Pokhara to go paragliding, boating or cycling let us know.
     Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.
    We can extend your trek accordingly.
    Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

  • Equipment List
  • Trekking Equipment


    The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

    The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.
     
    Fleece jacket or Pullover

    Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

    Down Jacket

    Down sleeping bag

    Lightweight gloves

    Sun hat or scarf

    Sunglasses 

    Sun cream

    Extra T-shirts

    Underwear

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Overview - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

Duration 23 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5360m
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3***based hotel in Kathmandu with B.B plan.
Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee.
Transportation Airport picks up drop Transport by land and flights.

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek cost: $3450.00 per person - *Minimum Pax. 02

Upper Dolpo Trek is thought to be a standout amongst the most rural parts of Nepal. Because of the rough rugged territory and exposed slopes that add to its stylish look, this place is additionally portrayed as a standout amongst the most excellent places to visit, this trip will take you through a series of villages situated in the Upper section of Dolpo region.

Trek through the Thulo Bheri Valley with a constant backdrop of Mt. Kagmara to reach the Phoksundo River Valley where you will visit the renowned Phoksundo Lake. Trek to Kang La Pass, which lies on an elevation of 5360m. From Kang La Pass, the incredible views of Dhaulagiri and its surrounding mountains are sure to take your breath away. You will travel through gorges following Tarap Khola and Bheri River, forests, and paths lined with Pine trees as well as grazing meadows which capture the true essence of this region.

Bask in the warmth of the local Tibetan culture which you will get to witness firsthand as you travel through monasteries like Shey Gompa and Yangtzee Gompa, among some. Also, you will get to interact with the locals which will provide you with a unique understanding of the daily life of the people residing in this rural region.

Malung Treks and Expedition has brought you this trip as a unique opportunity to travel to one of the most inaccessible parts of Nepal. The itinerary has been well thought out and a special effort has been made to include various details which will give you a memorable traveling experience. Dealing with quality, we hope for you to have an incredible journey and also, remember us for any future treks.

Outline Itinerary - Upper Dolpo Trek

Day 1
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
You will travel from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Located in the Banke district, this city is mostly known for mixed culture, the variety of food and agriculture lands. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

Day 2
Nepalgunj to Juphal
trek to Dunai
From Nepalgunj, you will travel towards Juphal. From Juphal, you will take a trail to reach the town of Dunai, which is also the district headquarters of Dolpo. Overnight in Dunai.

Day 3
Dunai to Akhe
You will take a trail from Dunai to the village of Akhe. This trail will lead you through Thulo Bheri Valley, into Phoksundo river valley. Through the trek, a beautiful view of Mt. Kagmara provides a beautiful backdrop. Overnight in Akhe.

Day 4
Akhe to Sulighat
From Akhe, you will take a steep path towards Sulighat. This trail offers you beautiful views of lush green hills and leads you through dense forests. Overnight in Sulighat.

Day 5
Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
You will take a trail from Sulighat to reach the famed Phoksundo Lake. Located in the Phoksundo National Park that draws its name from the lake itself, this lake has certain religious importance in the Buddhist religion. Overnight in Phoksundo.

Day 6
Rest day at Phoksundo
You can explore the territories adjacent to the lake, and furthermore get an opportunity to communicate with local people to get an understanding of the local Tibetan culture that flourishes in this region.

Day 7
Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
You will trek towards Phoksundo Khola from Phoksundo Lake. You will walk through the Phoksundo River Valley in order to reach this place. Overnight in Phoksundo Khola.

Day 8
Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
From Phoksundo Khola, you will trek towards Phoksundo Bhanjyang. This trail leads you through tough paths that will eventually take you to Phoksundo Bhanjyang from where Kang-La Pass is visible. Overnight in Phoksundo Bhanjyang.

Day 9
Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang La Pass
You will take a trail from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to reach Shey Gompa. This path leads you through the Kang La Pass that has an elevation of 5360m. Also, you will pass through grazing meadows which will lead you to Shey Gompa. Overnight in Shey Gompa.

Day 10
Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon
From Shey Gompa, you will take a trail to Namduna Gaon. This village houses the Namgung monastery which you can visit to get an insight into the local culture of the area. Overnight in Namduna Gaon.

Day 11 Namduna Gaun to Saldang
You will take a trail from Namduna Gaun to Saldang. Lying in the Nankang Valley, this village possesses a picturesque rocky mountainous terrain. Overnight in Saldang.

Day 12
Sal Dang to Yangtzee Gompa
From Sal Dang, you will trek towards Yangtzee Gompa. This trail will lead you through barren lands and finally to Yangtzee Gompa. This Gompa houses Bon-Po monastery as well. Overnight in Yangtzee Gompa.

Day 13
Yangtze Gompa to Sibu
You will take a trail from Yangtzee Gompa that will lead you to Sibu. Through the trek, you will come across Namdo village and Namdo Monastery which lies nearby. Overnight in Sibu.

Day 14
Sibu to Jeng La Phedi
You will trek towards Jeng La Phedi from Sibu. The trail will lead you through grazing meadows and to Jeng La Phedi that lies on an elevation of 4900m. Overnight in Jeng La Phedi.

Day 15
Jeng La Phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La Pass
From Jeng La Phedi, you will trek upwards to cross Jeng La Pass. From an elevation of 5090m, an incredible view of Dhaulagiri and its surrounding mountains is seen. You will further trek to reach Tokyu Gaon which houses the Tokyu Monastery. Overnight in Tokyu Gaon.

Day 16
Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap
You will trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap village that draws its name from the valley it resides in- Dho Tarap. On an altitude of 4040m, this village is considered to be one of the highest settlement points of the world. Overnight in Dho Tarap.

Day 17
Rest Day at Dho Tarap
You will spend this day getting used to the climate of this region. This process is called acclimatization and it prevents cases of altitude sickness. You can explore the village of Dho Tarap and interact with the locals to get an understanding of their daily life.

Day 18
Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola or Kama Kharka Gaon
From the village of Dho Tarap, you will trek towards Tarap Khola. Also known as Kama Kharka Gaon, this area is a wide meadow that captures the rocky essence of the valley. Overnight in Tarap Khola.

Day 19
Kama Kharka to Khani Gaon
You will trek towards Khani Gaon from Kama Kharka. This trail leads you through narrow gorges beside Tarap Khola. Overnight in Khani Gaon.

Day 20
Khanigaon to Tarakot
From Khanigaon, you will trek towards the village of Tarakot. As you pass through forests and narrow gorges, you will come to Tarakot which also houses the Sandul Gompa. Overnight in Tarakot.

Day 21
Tarakot to Dunai
From Tarakot, you will take a trail towards Dunai. In order to reach the village of Dunai, once again you will pass through gorges following Bheri River, lined with Pine trees. Overnight in Dunai.

Day 22
Dunai to Jhupal
You will trek back towards the town of Jhupal from Dunai. This trail will once again lead you through the paths following Bheri River. Overnight in Jhupal.

Day 23
Jhupal to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu
You will journey back to the city of Nepalgunj, from where you will travel back to the capital city, Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

  • Day 01 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    Driving Time:  7 to 8 hrs
    Flying Time: 45mim

    We drive to the 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 02 Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai

    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, a large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 03 Dunai to Akhe

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

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

  • Day 04 Akhe to Sulighat

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

    After your breakfast, we will leave Akhe. The trial today is steep and has many up and down. At first, we will walk along the 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 05 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

    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 the western side of Pungmo River through the 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 06 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 07 Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo khola

    Trekking time: 4 hrs

    Our trial moves on to the 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 08 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo bhanjyang

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

    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 trail ascends steep uphill. After a hard climb at the top, we will be rewarded with an awesome view of Kangla Pass, Chhamlang peak 6 (6,739m) and peak 7 (6105m). we will stay overnight at our camp.

  • Day 09 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang la Pass

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

    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 a great picturesque view of the Himalayas and large valleys. After that our trail descends downhill and crosses and re-crosses the river 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 hrs

    Our trail follows a smooth path through a juniper forest and descends to the grey stone 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 hrs

    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. Sal dang 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 Sal dang

  • Day 12 Saldang to Yangtzee Gompa

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

    From Sal Dang 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. Yangtze gumba also has an old Bon Po Monastery.

  • Day 13 Yangtzee Gompa to Sibu

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

    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 hrs

    From Sibu we will walk along Nam Khong Khola for some time then our trail passes through the picturesque view of yaks passing through Tibetan border. After walking for some hours we will reach and cross the 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 hrs

    After your breakfast, we will trek forward to Jeng la pass.  It will take 2 strenuous hours for us to reach the top but provides you with an 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 hrs

    We trek today on the trial of the plain valley with green lush of grass which sees like a great garden on both sides of the river. You will see nowhere this kind of lush green grass on the Dolpo region. After 4 to 5 hours of pleasant walk through this grassy meadow will take us to Dho Tarap valley. Both Bon Po and the 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 local drinks and taste local delicacies. 

  • Day 18 Dho tarap to Tarap khola or Kamakharka Gaon

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

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

  • Day 19 Kamakharka to Khani Gaon

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

    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 hrs

    Today after breakfast we will trek to Tarakot. Our trial passes through dense forest. After a 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 the walk for us to reach there. 

  • Day 21 Tarakot to Dunai

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

    We continue our walk following a trial which will lead us to Lawan village. En route, you can see a 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 overnight here.

  • Day 22 Dunai to Jhupal

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

    After breakfast, we will trek to Jhupal. Our trail passes along the Bheri river first and then passes through various other settlements and villages. En route, you can watch the 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 an early morning flight to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj you have a choice either to go by flight or take a drive on a tourist standard bus.

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Departure - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

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Trip Includes/ Excludes - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

  • All necessary permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Porter and guide 
  • Both way bus fee for 
  • 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 - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
You will have the choice to travel by an early bus, flight or 4x4 back to Kathmandu. 
If you are interested to stay in Pokhara to go paragliding, boating or cycling let us know.
 Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.
We can extend your trek accordingly.
Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

Equipment List - Upper Dolpo Trek - (23 days)

Trekking Equipment


The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.
 
Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Lightweight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses 

Sun cream

Extra T-shirts

Underwear

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