Upper Dolpo Trek

Dolpo region or valley is the most remote and one of the least developed district in Nepal. Dolpo region is situated between the plateau of Tibet and the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. Since 1984, it has been the country’s largest national park and conservation which sustains a wide variety of wildlife including musk deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and elusive Snow Leopard. It is also inhabited by the fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The wonderful adventure to upper Dolpo region begins encountering interesting places, villages, people, valleys and forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. The trek then passes many gigantic mountain ranges leading to the Phoksundo Lake at Ringmo village in the “Phoksundo National Park”.

The Himalayan range of Dolpo region can be seen in all its splender and the view of Phoksundo Lake, surmounted by Rigma village provides breathtaking view. Dolpo is an ancient kingdom of Tibet which lies in the north east part of Nepal. The trek to Dolpo region is the trek from Jomsom to Juphal which crosses more than eleven mountain peaks, seven out of them are hhigher than 5000 m. Trek starts from Pokhara, the route then goes through high and remote alpine area and finally reaches to Do Tarap which is a beautiful village at high altitude. The trek then moves towards She Ghampa which will take to the beautiful premise of Phoksundo Lake, from here the trek will take flight to return back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trek

Day 01: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Day 02: Fly to Nepalganj from Kathmandu- 1 hr Flight.

Day 03: Fly to Juphal (2,400m). Trek to Dunai (2,150m) – 3 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Ankhe (2,660m) – 6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Renje (3,104m) – 7 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Phosundo Lake (3,600m) – 6.5 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m) – 6 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m) – 7 hrs

Day 09: Cross the Kang La pass (5,151m) and trek to Shey Gompa (4,126m) – 7 hrs

Day 10: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa

Day 11: Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785m), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m) – 7 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Saldang (3,903m) – 4 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Sibu (3,942m) – 6 hrs

Day 14: Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369m) – 5 hrs

Day 15: Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845m), trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m) – 7 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m) – 4.5 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Serkam (3,630m) – 6.5 hrs

Day 18: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m) – 7 hrs

Day 19: Trek to Tarakot (2,281m) – 4 hrs

Day 20: Trek to Dunai (2,052m) – 5 hrs

Day 21: Trek to Juphal (2,404m) – 3 hrs

Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 23: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Day 24: Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

 

Dolpo region or valley is the most remote and one of the least developed district in Nepal. Dolpo region is situated between the plateau of Tibet and the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. Since 1984, it has been the country’s largest national park and conservation which sustains a wide variety of wildlife including musk deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and elusive Snow Leopard.

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