Adventure A One Trek

Duration

27 days

Maximun Altitude

5350 metres

Accomodation

3* Hotel in Kathmandu and  Nepalgunj.

Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.

All meals include during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner)

Price from
$ USD

Overview

Upper Dolpo Trek is a trek on the remote and isolated part of Far Western Himalayan area of Nepal. The scenic yet least explored trek route of Nepal, this fascinating trip offers to get the closer sight of the ancient Bon culture. Beyond the excellent mountains of Dhaulagiri and adjoining peak, Dolpo trek combines exploring the rural farm villages with an interesting Bon and Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. 
The inclusion of Crystal monastery of Shey Gompa-17th century complex with excellent views of mountains and exciting landscapes. Next SheyPhoksundo Lake makes the trip complete. Phoksundo Lake is anoligotrophic lake situated at the elevation of 3611 meters above the sea level. Kang -La pass at 5350 meters above the sea leval and Jyanta-La pass at 5220 meters above the sea level adds the fun and excitement on the trek.Like with trekking in Nepal, the best time to trek is the months of April to October. 

Trip highlights

  • Start with exploring Kathmandu city- the city of art, history and culture. 
  • Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then Nepalgunj to Jhupal.
  • Collect the best views of diverse landscapes. 
  • Explore SheyPhoksundo Lake- a oligotrophic lake situated at the height of 3611 meters above the sea level. 
  • Visit the famous Shey Gompa, which is also widely popular as Crystal Monastery. 
  • Explore the unexplored cultures, traditions and the living style of local community. 
  • Cross the high passes of of 3611 meters above the sea level. Kang -La pass at 5350 meters above the sea leval and Jyanta-La  pass at 5220 meters above the sea level. 
  • Create a lifetime experiences with A1 Trek. 

Itinerary

Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives. You will be then transferred to the hotel. In the free time, you can take a good rest of you can walk around the local market. 
 

Food: Not included 
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. Those four sites are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Monastery and Boudhanath. After completing the Kathmandu valley sightseeing, you will then have the time to do the preparation for the trekking. If you do no have any gears then your guide can help you to get them in the tourist market of Thamel. 
 

Food: Breakfast Included. 
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

Today you will be taking a short flight to Nepalgunj to start the trek. After completing the preparation and getting all the gears needed for the trek, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport’s domestic terminal to catch your flight to Nepalgunj. 
Upon arriving in Nepalgunj airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Nepalgunj for the night. You will be staying overnight at the hotel. 
 

Food: Breakfast included. 
Accommodation: at a tourist standard hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

Take the early morning breakfast, you will be then transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jhupal. Jhupal village is a nice village. You will then start the trek to Dunai. The route is easy and combined route of flat and uphill. Upon arriving at Dunai, you can explore around the local village. You will be staying overnight at a local house. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tourist standard hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

Passing the market place and then crossing the bridge over ThuloBheri River, you will take the gradual walk towards Chhepaka with the greater views of Kagmara Peak. The route then heads for a downhill passing the farm villages to Dhera which is a small cattle herders’ settlements. Furthermore, you will push for a short climb to Rahagaon village. It is wonderful village of combined tribe Thaukri. 
Then make the final push of downhills through the forested area to reach Chhekpa for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.  
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The walk starts with a short climb then the descend section into the forest gradually leads you to the river bank. Then you will take an ascending route leaving the forest behind. The landscapes are interesting along the way. The final section of leads via the upstream to cross the bridge to get to Rechi village for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

After having the delicious breakfast, today you will be trekking to Ringmo village. The route includes of the uphill then the downhill sections. As the altitude gains, walking pace gets slower and you will start feeling the thin air. Upon arriving at Ringmo village, you will have enough time for the rest. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp 

 

The day is dedicated for the acclimatization. This day you can go around and can explore the beautiful village of Ringmo.Ringmo is an interesting village of Tibetan origin culture with mud plastered chhorten and Mani (prayer) walls of Bon sect and Buddhist religion. You can get the closer insight of the local people culture, traditions and the lifestyle. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house. 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

Setting off the destination of Phoksundokhola, you will be starting the day after the breakfast. Along the way you will visiting the famous lake of Phoksundo. You will have ample time to spend at the lake before heading to PhoksundoKhola for the overnight. You will be staying overnight at local the camp. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

 

The route from PhoksundoKhola diverts north on a good route to the hill slopes. After completing steep uphill, you will reach to the ridge. The top offers the greater views of green valley looking over the Kangla Pass that leads to the destination of Shey Gompa.  The campsite is a small place with nice valley views. You will be staying overnight at the camp.
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp 

 

The route from campsite to high camp is relatively shorter but the walk on the higher altitude is relatively slower. It takes four hours least to get high camp from the campsite. At campsite you can collect the good views of mountains. You will be staying overnight at the tented camp. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The route continues to a climb on stone and rocky path to crossing the challenging Kang La pass at 5350 meters above the sea level. This is actually the highest point of your adventure. The exciting pass offers the greater views of the fantastic landscapes and the snow-covered peaks. You can collect the fine views of Mount Dhaulagiri in the east. Upon passing the pass you will be then descending to reach the river bank. Then crossing the cattle herder camps via Chhorten and the Mani walls. Then the walk gradually takes you to the today’s destination of Shey monastery.  You will be staying overnight at the tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp

The day is dedicated for the acclimatization and the exploration of famous Shey Gompa. The isolated and remote region in the Himalayas, it is one of the most hidden places away from the modern civilization. Shey Gompa is regarded as the oldest monastery around in the region. This Gompa is also famous as Crystal Monastery. Enjoy the day exploring the famous place. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The journey from Shey Gompa the journey continuous heading into the canyon wall towards Sela La ridge. Sela La ridge is located at the height of 5094 meters above the sea level. The top ridge of the Sela La offers the magnificent views of landscapes and the finest views of Dhaulagiri peaks. From the ridge, you will be then taking the downhill route to reach to Namgung for the overnight.
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp 

Following the dusty windswept route, you will be first taking the walk towards an uphill to get to Saldang for the night. Along the way the you can collect the greater landscapes view. Upon reaching Saldang, you can explore around the wonderful village. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.  
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

 

Following the Nang Chu river, the walk today includes the combination of the uphill and the downhill. Along the way you will be passing several cattle herder to reach with the wonderful views of the landscapes. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp at Khomas Gaon. 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The trek resumes after the breakfast. The route for today is an easy walk with the combination of the uphill and the downhill. You will collect the beautiful landscapes views along the way. The yak pastures into the foggy route finally take you to Mendo for the overnight. You will be overnight at a tented camp.
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

After the nice stop at Mendo, today you will be trekking towards the RapkaKhola. Following the river for some time, the route then takes swift uphill to get to RapkaKhola. Along the way, you will be encounter with yaks and mules’ route to Tibet. You can also collect the greater views of Dhaulagiri mountain this day. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

After having a wonderful day at RapkaKhola, this day you will be trekking to Chharkabhot. Chharkabhot is one of the best places to for overnight as it offers the greater views of landscapes. The route for the day is mostly downhill and the easy track. You will be staying overnight at the tented camp.
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

 

The trek resumes after the breakfast, the route to Norbulung is a gradual uphill passing several yak pastures. Enroute, you can collect the good views of landscapes and may get chance of encountering with some wildlife. Upon reaching Norbulung, your guide will be setting the camp for the night, where you can help them and take the fine rest later. You will be staying overnight 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

 

One of the exciting days, you will start the day after the breakfast. The first section of the day is gradual uphill to the top of the Niwal pass ridge. From the top you can collect wonderful views of mountain and the excellent landscapes. Then after you will be descending down to Shangla Phedi for the night. You will be staying overnight at the tented camp. 
 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

Like other days, you will be starting the day after the breakfast.  The route is an easy and mostly downhill. The walk passing the several yak pastures with beautiful landscapes is better. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

Today journey is a pleasant one through the forest passing through some small villages. It takes five to six hours to reach to Dhagarjun. Dhagarjun is a small village. You can explore around Dhagarjun in the free time. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The final day of the trek, you will further be descending down to Jomsom for the night. Jomsom is inside the Annapurna and Mustang section where you can finally meet many tourists. The trekkers to Upper Mustang and the trekkers finishing Annapurna circuit usually meets at Jomsom. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse in Jomsom. 

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
Accommodation: at a tourist standard hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

You will be taking a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. You will then be transferred tothe hotel. In Pokhara, you can take good rest. In the evening you can walk to the Phewa lake bank to collect the best sunset view. In Pokhara, you can also find so many places to chill around. You will be spending your night at a 3-star hotel. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The drive is through the green hills, local markets and bazaars. In Kathmandu you can do some last-minute shopping. You will be staying overnight at a 3-star hotel. 

Food: Breakfast Included. 
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

After collecting wonderful memory of Upper Dolpo trek, today you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport to catch the flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal.  

Food: Breakfast Included. 
Accommodation: Not included. 

 

Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Grading:
4
Difficult

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off 
  • Accommodation at a 3-star hotel on twin/sharing basis
  • Private vehicle during Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Flight (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj to Jhupal and Jomsom to Pokhara). 
  • An experienced guide for Kathmandu sightseeing and the trekking 
  • All the trekking crews needed for the trekking, and camping. 
  • All the camping gears and the crews for the trip
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking 
  • All the permits needed for the trekking. 
  • Transportation (Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus. 
  • All the government taxes
    • International airfare
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Travel insurance 
    • Personal expenses of any kind (bar bills, laundries, mineral water etc)
    • Anything does not include in the inclusion list. 

Departure Dates for Upper Dolpo Trekking . - 27 days

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