Upper Dolpo

28 Day/s Camping in Nepal

Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Geographically Dolpo is an extension of southern Tibet. The park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard. Peter Matheson did a thorough research on the snow Leopard of Dolpo and published his book - 'The Snow Leopard'. This largest national park and conservation area is a home to a fascinating race of Tibetan people. The hardy highlanders of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt who take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.

In 1999 Dolpa region was chosen as the prime location for the making of film Himalaya Caravan, which was later nominated for the Oscar Awards under foreign film category.

The Upper Dolpo trek starts from Jhupal village. This wonderful trek takes you to the remote villages inhabited by people with very unique and interesting culture as we pass through serene forest of pine, oaks and rhododendron. We trek over the Numala pass at 5,400m with superb mountain views till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".

At Ringmo, the highlight of our trip, we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjiroba Himalayan range, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery. Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at SheyGomba, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Jhuphal for the flight back by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

DAY 02: Full day tour: Swayambhunath and Bhaktapur City

DAY 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

DAY 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal[2,320m/7,610ft] & trek to Dunai [2,850m/9,348ft]

DAY 05: Trek to Ankhe [2,896m/9,499ft]

DAY 06: Trek to Sulighat [3,500m/11,480ft]

DAY 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake [3,500m/11,480ft]

DAY 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake

DAY 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola

DAY 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

DAY 11: Trek to SheyGompa [4,500m/14,760ft] via Kang-La pass [5,360m/17,581ft]

DAY 12: Rest day at SheyGompa the crystal monastery

DAY 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun [4,800m/15,744ft] via Saldang La [5,200m/17,056ft]

DAY 14: Trek to Saldang [4,800m/15,744ft]

DAY 15: Trek to YangzeGompa [4,960m/16,267ft]

DAY 16: Trek to Sibu [4,560m/14,957ft]

DAY 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi [4,900m/16,072ft]

DAY 18: Trek to TokyuGaon[(4,200m/13,776ft]via Jeng la[5,090m/16,695ft]

DAY 19: Trek to DhoTarap [(4,040m/13,251ft]

DAY 20: Rest Day at DhoTarap

DAY 21: Trek to TarapKhola( Kamakharka)-[3,800m/12,464ft]

DAY 22: Trek to Khanigaon [(3,150m/10,332ft]

DAY 23: Trek to Tarakot[2,537m/8,321ft]

DAY 24: Trek to Dunai [2,140m/7,019ft]

DAY 25: Trek to Jhuphal [2,320m/7,610ft]

DAY 26: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

DAY 27: Full day free in Kathmandu.

DAY 28: Departure from Kathmandu

Accomodation

We will be staying in a 3-star to 5-star (on additional cost) hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and tented camps during the trek. All accommodations will be on twin-shared basis. Single supplement can be served on as per the preference of the traveler on an additional single supplement cost that may vary according to the group size and category of hotel you choose to stay in. However it might be difficult to set up a single separate tent at higher elevations and we need to consider the conditions.


Meals

You can enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine throughout the trip. However, all types of international cuisines (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) can also be arranged as per your requirement. Healthy and hygienic foods will be prepared by best and experienced cooks in the group during the trek. A farewell dinner will be organized in Kathmandu at the end of the trip.

What's Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary with local English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees during guided tour
  • Domestic airfares
  • Tents and sleeping bags for camping.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transfers, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes

  • What's Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

  • On arrival at Kathmandu you will be received by a representative from Travel House Explorers and transferred to your respective hotels. All transfers for sightseeing inside the valley will be arranged on the agency's private car.

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