Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo - "A high-altitude culturally Tibetan region"

The Upper Dolpo to Shey Gompa Trek is a real adventure in the Dolpo region of Nepal. This area is noted for its desolate supernatural landscape and ancient Buddhist and Bonpo ethnic groups and shamanistic practices. The Gompa settlement and its people will provide an unforgettable impression that you will remember for a lifetime.

The Dolpo region is an unforgettable land inhabited by descendants of the earliest Tibetans, a hardy, devout people who live through farming and trade. This trek travels to Shey Gompa, which is often called the mystical heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a supernatural place located at the base of the Crystal Massif. This region was visited by Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard, in 1973 during his study of the rare blue sheep and snow leopard in the Himalaya range. The trek crosses three high passes; Shey La (5000 m), Jeng La (5110 m) and Nagdalo La (5350 m). On the trek itself, there are challenging ascents and you stay at an altitude of 4000 m for an extended period of time. But the remarkable landscapes, the views from the passes and the experience of interatcingt with the exceptional untouched cultures in this area make it all worthwhile.

The adventure starts by flying to Juphal, and then the trekking begins by crossing lush green fields of Ring moat with the stunning blue Phoksundo Lake to the north. After one day acclimatizing to the altitude, the trek continues across the Kang La to Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa. The trekking route descends into the impressive Tarap Gorge, and proceedsto Tarako.Our return route crosses the Shey La to the major Dolpo settlement of Saldang and the Jeng La to reach Dho Tarap.The breath-taking beauty of this region along with the fascinating cultures make this trek highly desirable. There are only a limited number of foreigners allowed in the Dolpo region each year which add to making this trek an extraordinary and exclusive experience.

Trip Itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal/ transfer Hotel / Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for trekking preparation / Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj / Overnight at Nepalgunj Hotel

Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m) and trek to Shyanta (2520 m) or Chhepka (2838 m) 5-6 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 05: Trek from Shyanta/Chhepka (2838 m) to Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3110 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 06: Trek from Chunuwar (3110 m) to Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 3 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 07: Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) rest day and visit to Bon Gompa. / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 08: Trek from Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Forest Camp beyond Sallaghari (3730 m) 6 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 09: Trek from Forest Camp (3730 m) to Kang La Low Camp (4400 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 10: Trek from Kang La Low Camp (4400 m) to Shey Gompa (4310 m) via Nagdalo-La (Kang La) (5350 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 11: Shey Gompa (4310 m) rest day / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12: Trek from Shey Gompa (4310 m) to Namgung (4430 m) via Shey-La (5010 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 13: Trek from Namgung (4430 m) to Saldang (4060 m) 3-4 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 14: Trek from Saldang (4060 m) to Chagaon (3840 m) 4 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 15: Trek from Chagaon (3840 m) to Jyanta-La Base Camp (4550 m) 7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 16: Trek from Jyanta-La Base Camp (4550 m) to Tokyu (4210 m) via Jyanta-La/Jeng-La (5220 m) 7 hrs

Day 17: Trek from Tokyu (4210 m) to Dho Tarap (4080 m) 2-3hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 18: Trek from Dho Tarap (4080 m) to Toltol (3523 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 19: Trek from Toltol (3523 m) to Laina Odar (3370 m) 6-7 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 20: Trek from Laina Odar (3370 m) to Lingdo (2390 m) 6 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 21: Trek from Lingdo (2390 m) to Dunai (2140 m) 5 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 22: Trek from Dunai (2140 m) to Juphal (2475 m) 3-4 hrs / Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 23: Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and drive or fly back to Kathmandu / Overnight at Hotel

Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu or departure next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tented camp
  • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2-nights in Nepalgunj (BB Basis)
  • Kathmandu -shaybru Bensi-Kathmandu by Bus or for group private bus/car/van
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone,Tea/coffee,alcoholic beverages,tips for guide & porter.
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.  

Fixed Departure Date

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2018 / 2019 On request USD $ 2650 Conformed Book Now

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Conditions

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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