Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • Duration 27 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Camping Trek
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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This area is one of the most captivating regions which consist of many huge mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjiroba among many others which are enough to make one enjoy fullest. According to the ancient history, there used to be the 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 life style 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 this 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 life style and culture are almost untouched and unexplored. The geographical features of Dolpo are something that resembles of 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 life time experience.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrival, Check in Hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1500 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal
    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2850 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Trek from Dunai to Ankhe.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 8096 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2950 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4000 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 Trek from Namduna to Saldang.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3620 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4960 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day16 Trek from Yangze to Sibu.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4560 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day17 Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4900 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day18 Trek Jeng-la to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5090 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day19 Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4040 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day20 Rest Day at Dho Tarap and Exploration
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4040 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day21 Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day22 Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3150 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day23 Trek from Khanigaun to Tarakot.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2537 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day24 Trek from Tarakot to Dunai.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2140 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day25 Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2000 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day26 Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj, fly back to Kathmandu
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day27 Final Departure.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods N/A
    • Altitude 1010 M
    • Accommodation N/A
  • Day01 Arrival, Check in Hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1500 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal

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

    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2850 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Trek from Dunai to Ankhe.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 8096 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2950 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3500 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4000 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 Trek from Namduna to Saldang.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3620 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4960 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day16 Trek from Yangze to Sibu.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4560 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day17 Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4900 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day18 Trek Jeng-la to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5090 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day19 Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4040 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day20 Rest Day at Dho Tarap and Exploration

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4040 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day21 Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day22 Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3150 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day23 Trek from Khanigaun to Tarakot.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2537 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day24 Trek from Tarakot to Dunai.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2140 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day25 Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2000 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day26 Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj, fly back to Kathmandu

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day27 Final Departure.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods N/A
    • Altitude 1010 M
    • Accommodation N/A

Cost Includes:

  • 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 guide, 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 city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • 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

Cost Excludes:

  • 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/road block 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 a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Trip Note

  • 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.