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Upper Dolpo Trekking

17 Nights 18 Days

Description

The Upper Dolpo Trekking takes us to the frontier of Tibet beyond Nepal Himalayas. The settlements in Upper Dolpo region are one of the highest settlements on the earth. Mostly, the cultural and economic sustainability is very closely connected to Tibet. The scattered fortresses-like villages and holy monasteries in arid landscapes of Upper Dolpo are spectacular. It is one of the remote area and wilderness trekking trail in Nepal which is located in the far western region. This region is still to be explored.
The trekking region still lacks developmental works by the central government. Thus, it is not flamed by the so-called globalization and modernization yet. This trekking from the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif to the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare Snow Leopard are native in this region for the trail is protected by Shey Phoksundo National Park. We can experience a rich dialect culture and civilization mostly influenced by Tibet. Upper Dolpo region is known as forbidden kingdom trekking, therefore, trekkers require a special and restricted area permit to enter this region. There are abundant and less exposed mysteries to dig out during the trip.
Upper Dolpo Trekking region has been mentioned in a book entitled “Himalayan Pilgrimage,” by David Snelgrove.
It’s commences from Juphal. Then the trail passes via numerous colossal mountain ranges, over the Numa La pass (5,190m), till you reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village which is located in the Phoksundo National Park. We have a day rest here. Then, we cross through different passes to get Jumla where we end our trip.
We Team Himalaya organize Upper Dolpo Trekking according to the interest, time frame, and budgeting and your recommendation about taking a rest day during the trip. We are always flexible and offer this trek with an experienced and equipped team.

Trip Highlights

  • Wilderness and Remoteness of upper Dolpo region.
  • Mountain vistas with Tibetan plateaus.
  • Himalayan flora and faunas of Upper Dolpo Trekking.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Basic snacks item such as candy, crackers, power bars, etc can be brought for the trek. You may also want to bring flavored drink mixes for water bottles. There are numerous grocery shops and mini markets in Kathmandu where such items are easily available.

The hiking trail is rough but, no prior experience of climbing is required. Good hiking boots will get the job done on the muddy and snowy path.

For our employees, we provide them all the insurance coverage. We expect you to insure yourself against any emergency medical expenses that may occur. You need to make sure you have full travel insurance for coverage of uncertain medical care or evacuation.

In tea houses, you will be able to get safe and boiled drinking water as well. We recommend you to bring some purifying tablets along with you. During the trial, you can find small streams but it is better not to drink it without purifying it.

We serve our clients and keep the safety of women travelers at the top priority. Our guides are highly professional and humble as well. We ensure you that you will have the best experience during the trek. But since Dolpo Region is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, we don’t recommend you travel solo.

Some of the villages do have the service of communication. But, don’t expect much of the mobile phone signals as the Dolpo Region is rather on the remote part of Nepal.

You should do activities such as cycling, jogging, stair climbing. This is going to help you gain some stamina by strengthening your lungs, legs, and heart. You should prepare yourself both mentally and physically for this trek. Studying about the mountains of Nepal would be a great idea as well.

There are some teahouses on the trail but it is not good to rely on them. The upper Dolpo region does have food shortages so it is advised to be fully equipped with food provisions. But, you need not worry about such as you can fully depend upon our guides and porters.

The Dolpo region elevation ranges from 1650m to 5350m above sea level.

Generally, altitude sickness occurs after trekkers pass through 3000m and almost 90% of the Dolpo region is above 3500m. You need to inform us of any kind of allergies, your health status that could affect your ability to participate in this trek. Some basic medication for the prevention of altitude sickness should only be used after private consultation with a physician.

Yes, The Dolpo Region is in a remote part of Nepal so, there are a smaller number of teahouses and lodges so, most of the time you should be spending your nights in tents. Our guides and porters shall be properly equipped with all the necessities including tents.

  • One of the most isolated and remote regions of Nepal.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains
  • Less traveled region
  • Valleys and dense forest of oaks and rhododendron

You need to walk at least 4 – 8 hours daily. Which means this trek will test your limits of will power and good health. It is better to get a physical check if you are physically fit for this Dolpo trek.

Stay hydrated, avoid alcoholic beverages and eat foods that provide nutritional value. Proper rest every 3-4 days and climbing only 300-500 m a day etc can help in the prevention of altitude sickness.

Our guides are fully equipped with the first aid kit and will be readily available for your service 24/7.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly to Jhuphal 2,320 m then trek or drive to Dunai 2,850m.

Day 04: Trek to Ankhe 2,896m – 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village 3,500m -06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Phokshumdo Lake 3,500 m – 05 hours.

Day 07: Rest day at Phokshumdo Lake for the local excursion.

Day 08: Cross Baga La 5,070m and to Phedi 4,470m – 07 hrs.

Day 09: Trek and cross Numa-la 5,190 m and to Phedi – 08 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Dho Tarap 4,040 m – 05 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamekharka) 3,800m – 07 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Kharigaon 3,150m – 05 hours.

Day 14: Trek to Tarakot 2,850 m – 05 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Dunai 2,850 m and drive to Jhupal 2, 320 m – 01 hr.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.

Day 17: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 18: International departure homeward bound.

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Nepalgunj at tourist standard hotels on full board basis includes dinner-breakfast. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Dolpo National Park permits fees (Special permits for Upper Dolpo area).
  • Service of trekking guides / porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Transportation on Private Vehicle before trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Domestic Airfare Kathmandu to Nepalgunj /Jhupal and to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip maps .
  • All our government taxes ,vat ,tourist service charges and Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement .

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including tea-coffee etc throughout the trip. (on camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Trip Map

FAQ

The Upper Dolpo Trekking takes us to the frontier of Tibet beyond Nepal Himalayas. The settlements in Upper Dolpo region are one of the highest settlements on the earth. Mostly, the cultural and economic sustainability is very closely connected to Tibet. The scattered fortresses-like villages and holy monasteries in arid landscapes of Upper Dolpo are spectacular. It is one of the remote area and wilderness trekking trail in Nepal which is located in the far western region. This region is still to be explored.
The trekking region still lacks developmental works by the central government. Thus, it is not flamed by the so-called globalization and modernization yet. This trekking from the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif to the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare Snow Leopard are native in this region for the trail is protected by Shey Phoksundo National Park. We can experience a rich dialect culture and civilization mostly influenced by Tibet. Upper Dolpo region is known as forbidden kingdom trekking, therefore, trekkers require a special and restricted area permit to enter this region. There are abundant and less exposed mysteries to dig out during the trip.
Upper Dolpo Trekking region has been mentioned in a book entitled “Himalayan Pilgrimage,” by David Snelgrove.
It’s commences from Juphal. Then the trail passes via numerous colossal mountain ranges, over the Numa La pass (5,190m), till you reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village which is located in the Phoksundo National Park. We have a day rest here. Then, we cross through different passes to get Jumla where we end our trip.
We Team Himalaya organize Upper Dolpo Trekking according to the interest, time frame, and budgeting and your recommendation about taking a rest day during the trip. We are always flexible and offer this trek with an experienced and equipped team.

Trip Highlights

  • Wilderness and Remoteness of upper Dolpo region.
  • Mountain vistas with Tibetan plateaus.
  • Himalayan flora and faunas of Upper Dolpo Trekking.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Basic snacks item such as candy, crackers, power bars, etc can be brought for the trek. You may also want to bring flavored drink mixes for water bottles. There are numerous grocery shops and mini markets in Kathmandu where such items are easily available.

The hiking trail is rough but, no prior experience of climbing is required. Good hiking boots will get the job done on the muddy and snowy path.

For our employees, we provide them all the insurance coverage. We expect you to insure yourself against any emergency medical expenses that may occur. You need to make sure you have full travel insurance for coverage of uncertain medical care or evacuation.

In tea houses, you will be able to get safe and boiled drinking water as well. We recommend you to bring some purifying tablets along with you. During the trial, you can find small streams but it is better not to drink it without purifying it.

We serve our clients and keep the safety of women travelers at the top priority. Our guides are highly professional and humble as well. We ensure you that you will have the best experience during the trek. But since Dolpo Region is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, we don’t recommend you travel solo.

Some of the villages do have the service of communication. But, don’t expect much of the mobile phone signals as the Dolpo Region is rather on the remote part of Nepal.

You should do activities such as cycling, jogging, stair climbing. This is going to help you gain some stamina by strengthening your lungs, legs, and heart. You should prepare yourself both mentally and physically for this trek. Studying about the mountains of Nepal would be a great idea as well.

There are some teahouses on the trail but it is not good to rely on them. The upper Dolpo region does have food shortages so it is advised to be fully equipped with food provisions. But, you need not worry about such as you can fully depend upon our guides and porters.

The Dolpo region elevation ranges from 1650m to 5350m above sea level.

Generally, altitude sickness occurs after trekkers pass through 3000m and almost 90% of the Dolpo region is above 3500m. You need to inform us of any kind of allergies, your health status that could affect your ability to participate in this trek. Some basic medication for the prevention of altitude sickness should only be used after private consultation with a physician.

Yes, The Dolpo Region is in a remote part of Nepal so, there are a smaller number of teahouses and lodges so, most of the time you should be spending your nights in tents. Our guides and porters shall be properly equipped with all the necessities including tents.

  • One of the most isolated and remote regions of Nepal.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains
  • Less traveled region
  • Valleys and dense forest of oaks and rhododendron

You need to walk at least 4 – 8 hours daily. Which means this trek will test your limits of will power and good health. It is better to get a physical check if you are physically fit for this Dolpo trek.

Stay hydrated, avoid alcoholic beverages and eat foods that provide nutritional value. Proper rest every 3-4 days and climbing only 300-500 m a day etc can help in the prevention of altitude sickness.

Our guides are fully equipped with the first aid kit and will be readily available for your service 24/7.