Max Height

5160 m / 16929.13 .ft

Trip Days

24 Days

Difficulty

Hard

Price

$4275 4490

* Group Discount Available



Reflecting on the unique culture, way of life, dialect, and the practice of the Bonpo religion the region explored on the Upper Dolpo Trek have been referred to as the living museum of the world. Finding its similarities with Tibet, Upper Dolpo boasts the ultimate off-the-beaten-track experience amplified by the majestic Himalayas including the majestic Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, lonely trails snaking through lush green forests adorned with wide varieties of floras and faunas, vibrant hamlets, and unique culture which has been passed down from generation to generation.

Our journey into the land of myth begins from the Kathmandu valley touring its world heritage sites before making our way towards the Terai city of Nepalgunj. Heading towards the trail-head at Juphal, we begin our journey with a pleasant trek towards the hamlet of Sulighat. Continuing on the Himalayan trail snakes towards the hamlet of Chhepka and then over to Ringmo where we come across the pristine Phoksundo lake. Surrounded by the Himalayas the lake itself is a wonder of nature and gives a perfect stop for a rest day. Through the hills and vibrant hamlets, the trail takes us towards the high Kang La pass which at 5,350m boasts stunning views of the majestic Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range alongside countless other Himalayas. Reaching Shey gompa, we come face to face with the famous Crystal Mountain which is named after the peculiar mineral found in its contorted cliffs. Taking a day off for exploration and familiarizing with the unique Bonpo culture, the trail once again brings us to another high mountain pass of Saldang La from where we begin our way down towards Namgung village. The final phase of the journey takes us down descending through the hamlets of Saldang and Sibu once again reaching another high mountain pass at 5,090m. Crossing the Jeng La Pass (5220m), we reach Dho Tarap where we take final of our rest days before the journey winds down towards Juphal crossing the vibrant hamlets of Khanigaon and Tarakot en-route.

We here at Nepal Ascent Treks, been a part of many wonderful memories shared amongst countless trekkers and adventurers. With quality and customer satisfaction at the heart of everything, you will have nothing to worry about during the travel. We enable our customers to enjoy to the fullest and a trek like this deserves nothing less.

Trip Highlights:

  • A complete off-the-beaten trail experience
  • Unmatched splendor and unspoiled beauty adding to the authenticity
  • Majestic views of the Himalayas
  • A chance to observe the rare practice of Bonpo religion
  • Cross numerous high passes including Kang La (5350m) and Jeng La (5220m)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
  • Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 4 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2320m) & trek to Suligad Ghat (2070m) 2-3 hrs
  • Day 5 : Trek from Suligad Ghat to Renje (3010m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 6 : Trek from Renje to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) via Ringmo village (3640m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 7 : Rest day in Phoksundo Lake and explore around Ringmo village
  • Day 8 : Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3630m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 9 : Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4120m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10 : Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey gompa (4390m) via Kang-La pass (5350m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11 : Rest day at Shey Gompa the Crystal Monastery
  • Day 12 : Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung village (4430m) via Saldang La (5010m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 13 : Trek from Namgung village to Saldang (3620m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 14 : Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4960m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 15 : Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4560m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 16 : Trek from Sibu to Jeng La Phedi (4900m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 17 : Trek from Jeng La Phedi to Dho Tarap (4080m) via Jeng La pass (5220m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 18 : Day explore and acclimatization in Dho Tarap
  • Day 19 : Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Karma Kharka|3800m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 20 : Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3150m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 21 : Trek from Khanigaon to Dunai (2030m) via Tarakot 5-6 hrs
  • Day 22 : Trek from Dunai - Juphal (2320m) 2-3 hrs
  • Day 23 : Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
  • Day 24 : Departure day

What's included ?

  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All monument entrance fees.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jufal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Local sim card
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded ?

  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    169
  • Trip profile
    24 Days Upper Dolpo Trek
  • Type
    Trekking
  • Span
    24 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
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