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  • Duration27 Days / 26 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,151 M (16,899 ft)

This area is one of the most captivating regions which consists of many huge mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjiroba among many others which are enough to make one enjoy the fullest. According to ancient history, there used to be a small kingdom on the lower Dolpo before. This area is full of mountains and the trekkers can eye feast the view of this scenic region as the mountains give a touch-up effect as in beautiful paintings. The elevation of the trails is from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level. As one passes by, the trek is full of wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the lifestyle of the local people and their innocent and friendly habits which will make you their own.

The beauty of this region is itself the most wonderful faculty to eye feast oneself. As to describe, Peter Matthiessen is a well-known personality who has already measured these trails with his footsteps. The snow leopard and David Snellgrove, a Himalayan Pilgrimage has contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. This personality has upgraded the value of this region more as this region itself is worthwhile valued. As this area was opened in 1989 for trekking, its pristine beauty, and rugged charm just allure anyone to the depth. The people and their lifestyle and culture are almost untouched and unexplored.

The geographical features of Dolpo are something that resembles the Tibetan Plateau instead of the lush, green, monsoon watered hills, elsewhere in Nepal, at comparative altitudes. With a language that relates Tibetan accent, the people are very pleasant by nature and follow the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. One should come and explore this untouched region to get the experience of nature at its best. Join us for the enchanting journey of Dolpo trekking for once a lifetime experience.

Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.


    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.


    • Lodge
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1500 M
    • Nepalgunj
  • Day: 4
    Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 45 minutes fly and Trek to Dunai 3hrs walk.

    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 2850 M
    • Dunai
  • Day: 5
    Trek from Dunai to Ankhe.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2896 M
    • Ankhe
  • Day: 6
    Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2950 M
    • Sulighat
  • Day: 7
    Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3500 M
    • Poksundo Lake
  • Day: 8
    Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake.
    • Lodge
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3500 M
    • Phoksundo Lake
  • Day: 9
    Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3500 M
    • Phoksundo Khola
  • Day: 10
    Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4200 M
    • Bhanjyang
  • Day: 11
    Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4000 M
    • Shey Gompa
  • Day: 12
    Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery.
    • Lodge
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4000 M
    • Shey Gompa
  • Day: 13
    Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5200 M
    • Namduna Gaun
  • Day: 14
    Trek from Namduna to Saldang.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3620 M
    • Saldang
  • Day: 15
    Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4960 M
    • Yangze Gompa
  • Day: 16
    Trek from Yangze to Sibu.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4560 M
    • Sibu
  • Day: 17
    Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4900 M
    • Jeng La Phedi
  • Day: 18
    Trek Jeng-la to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5090 M
    • Tokyu Gaon
  • Day: 19
    Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4040 M
    • Dho Tarap
  • Day: 20
    Rest Day at Dho Tarap and Exploration
    • Lodge
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4040 M
    • Dho Tarap
  • Day: 21
    Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3800 M
    • Tarap Khola
  • Day: 22
    Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3150 M
    • Khanigaon
  • Day: 23
    Trek from Khanigaun to Tarakot.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2537 M
    • Tarakot
  • Day: 24
    Trek from Tarakot to Dunai.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2140 M
    • Dunai
  • Day: 25
    Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2000 M
    • Jhuphal
  • Day: 26
    Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj, fly back to Kathmandu
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 27
    Final Departure.
    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge and camp).
  • All camping gear, fully organized.
  • Domestic Flights tickets
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Upper Dolpo Special Permits and Conservation park fees.
  • TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
  • Upper Dolpo Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

The Caravan or The Himalaya (Nepal first English subtitled movie) was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign-language film category which was featured in Dolpo.