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Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • Country
  • Duration
    Duration25 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude5600
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walking4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
  • Level
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

Dolpo region lies in the shey- Phoksundo National park of mid- western Nepal behind the Dhaulagiri almost in the Tibetan plateau which cut off by a series of very high passes and closed by the snow most of the year. The isolated region of Dolpo is a true habitant for Tibetian stock for centuries. Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial.

Dolpo Trekking was started in 1989 and is still hard to match from rest of the world for its flawless magnificence and tough appeal, where one can even now have chance to meet the real nomads and their way of life practically untouched and unexplored.

The towns, gompa’s and individuals you meet amid this trek will leave an extraordinary impact on you. The scenes here are much more desolate than on the other towns significantly more disengaged and untouched.

The Dolpo trekking brings you to Shey Gompa, which is regularly alluded as the profound heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a supernatural spot, arranged at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by many pioneers every year, who make it around the mountain, Dolpo’s own adaptation of Mount Kailash.

This is very much a strenuous trek. You need to cross three high passes, Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Shey La of 5000 m and Jeng La of 5110 m. These intersections include long ascend and long descend. In addition, you keep afloat meters for quite a while, with extremely icy evenings. Be that as it may, the remarkable scenes, the perspectives from the passes and the contacts with an extremely exceptional untouched society make it all justified, despite all the trouble.

Why Yela Peak ?
  • A popular climbing peak of Langtang region located at an altitude of 5,732 m.
  • Especially for the first time climbers who are willing to start peak climbing.
  • Adventurous trek of Langtang valley with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Sight of endangered species including red panda, Himalayan Tahr, Snow leopard, musk
  • deer and many more.
  •  Ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Himalayan people.
  • Close look and interaction with the local and their lifestyle.
  • Yak and horse grazing pasturelands.
  • Hike to Tserko RI, one of the best high altitude view point of Langtang valley.
  • Scaling the summit of Yala peak with our experts climbers who have been in the field
  • since decade.
  • 3 overnight stay at Kathmandu, the capital city, with sightseeing around the UNESCO
  • world’s heritage site.
  • Camping at the base of Yala peak.
  • 360 mountain views including Langtang Lirung, Ganchempo, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa,
  • Shishapangma and many more.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathamndu Tribuwan Airport (1300 m).

After arrival, Our representatives welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy your dinner with cultural dance programme and briefing about your trip.

Overnight at hotel with Breakfast.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.

Today, After morning breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmadnu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living Goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03 : Fly to Nepalganj from Kathmandu – 1 hr Flight.

One hour Nepalganj flight will give you the good views of Himalayas. After arrival at Nepalganj you will transfer to Hotel and visit local Market. Nepalganj is 3 Km near from the border of India.

Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2450 M) trek to Dunai (2100 M) 3 hrs walking.

After 40 minute flight to Juphal by Twin Otter we start our Trekking. Three hours walking we reach the Dunnai. Sometime the flight to Juphal can canceled due to the weather and other technical problem. Overnight at Tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2700 M ) 6 hrs walking.

Fromn Duni at first you cross the bridge and turn west. At the confluence of the Thuri Bheri and Suil Gad rivers you turn to the north and follow the Suli Gad. You cross many villages where you can see the agriculture product. Finally continue the track the river and the eventually you reach at Hanke, Which is also the entrance place for the Phoksundo National Park. Finally you arrive your camp. Overnight ar Tent Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 06: Trek to Renje (3170 M) 7 hrs walking.

Today walking is little difficult due the narrow way, cliff face, and rivers where we have to cross by the local bridge. Also it provide the beautiful landscape of Dolpo. We follow the SULIGAD River and make a camp on the side of the river. Overnight at Tent Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 07: Trek to Phosundo Lake (3600 M ) 7 hrs walking.

At the starting hour the trek is easy. But from Sumdo the trail becomes very much like an incline. Climb up to a aridge 38,75 M, from where you will have the most staggering views of a 300 M waterfall, the highest in Nepal. Then through the Bank of the Phosundo Khola and picturesque settlement of Ringboche with its mud plastered mani walls. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 08: Rest day at Phoksundo Khola Lake. Explore around Phoksundo Lake.

 Overnight at tent camp.
(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3500 M ) 6 hrs walking.

Today you enter the remoteness area of the Dolpo about the altitude of 4400m .And then plunge down gain to the valley bottom to enter the flood plain O fthe Phoksundo Khola and trek to your night stop at bank of the river with the green forest. Overnight at Tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 10: Trek tp Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4500m ) 7 hrs walking.

Today you have to cross some streams by the foot. So take a pair of sandals or footwear. The trail little difficult because of the narrow, rocky and cliff. On the trail unnamed mountain steam there is one old wooden bridge also. Here you take the barely discernible path to the north east up a side valley which has a cavernous look. There is no trail as such, so it is necessary to clamber over rocks and boulders and to ford a stream that rushes down the steep valley. A long climb brings you to a sheep meadow where the trail veers up a steep ravine. A hard climb to the top brings you to yet another valley where you can see the Kang La, the pass will lead you to Shey Gompa. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 11: Cross the Kang la pass (5,151 M ) and trek to Shey Gompa (4125 M.) 7 hrs walking.

To pass the Kang la it required the physically demanding, specially on the loose slate screed. It will take about 3 hours to reach the top of the Kang La. The views from the Kang la are magnificent and well worth all the hard walking. Then you down to the valley and cross the river once by the wooden bridge. Finally you arrive at Shey Gompa. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 12: Rest and exploring day at Shey Gompa.

Shey means crystal – this monastery is also known as the Crystal Mountain. The Lama of Shey resides at a red hermitage known as Tsakang Gompa which Is west of Shey. It is a monastery but a retreat. Tsakang has Been a meditation centre to many of famous lamas from Tibet.

The monastery was build 11th century, Shey is famous for the ancient Buddhist culture. In Dolpo the ancient Tibetan way of life combines animism with the teachings of Buddha. SHey Gompa stands above The confluence of Kangiunala and Yeju nala. Near the confluence there is a group of prayer mills turned by water wheels. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 13: Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785 M), and then trek to Namduna (4500 m)7hrs walking.

Today the trail is begins to Zig-Zeg over bare rocks and coarse eroded soil until it eventually bring you to to a flat spot, we will have lunch this place and move ahead. Crossing to the Saldang La pass (4785 m ) provide you a great view toward the arid landscapes of mustang and the distant snow peak of Tibet. On your trail you will visit Namjung Monastery. Like shey Namjug monastery is of the Karma-pa sect. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 14: Trek to Saldang (3900 M ) 5hrs.

Today is easy to walk. With panoramic views of mountains and beautiful landscape of Dolpo make your trail wonderful. Looking down into the valley bottom it is very evident that the people have made best use of the fertile valley as one sees the neat terraced fields showing bright patches of green and ripening crops. You ascend before going down steep slopes to the picturesque village of Salding, situated on a plateau high above the Nam Khong nala and the biggest village of the inner Dolpo area. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 15 : Trek to Sibu. (4000m) 5hrs walking. 

After the Saldang we we pass through terraced fields, stupas, Chortens, heaps of mani stones and a Chaiba monastery. Namdo is The next village having Nearly four hundred inhabitants. The Namdo Monastery is located near the river bed. There is also another monastery on the top os a high cliff. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 16: Trek to Jeng La (4300 m ) 5 hrs.

Following the line of the river valley the trail is fairly easy going initially. After about two hours it is necessary to wade another stream before turning into a side valley and the rise becomes very sharp. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 17: Cross the Jeng La Pass (4900 m ) 5 hrs.

After two hour climbing you will reach the top of the Jeng la. From the top of the pass there are good views of the Dhaulagiri massif, glittering in the morning light. A rough track descends towards the Tarap valley. By the afternoon you find a green valley which leads you by a pleasant track down towards the Tarap Chu village. There are many Gompas around the village. Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap (4100 M ) hrs.

Before leaving the village you will visit Chaiba Gompa. The trail is broad and well traveled, making the going easy and there is evidence of work in the fields, where the women will be bringing in the harvest - the men are away bringing down the herds of animals for the forthcoming winter. There are many Mani walls but some of the Chortens are in a bad state of repair. The French School is just outside the village of Dho Tarap where you have your night stop. The inhabitants of this village are both Bon Po and Buddhist (Nyingmapa). In the afternoon a walk up to the Buddhist Gompa is very worthwhile. There is a resident lama who is very happy to show off his monastery and might even let you see his private Gompa and the Tankas he has made himself. Overnight at tent camp.(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 19: Trek to Serkam (3690 m) - 7 hrs walking.

Your route follows the course of the Tarap Khola, generally downhill. You go throuth narrow gorges with the river rushing through. One may see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, sheep and goats and perhaps meet people from Dolpo trekking their flocks of sheep and goats to lower pastures for the winter. Today the trail is very narrow in some Places. You reach your overnight camp on a grassy strip by the river. Overnight at Tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 20: Trek to Khani (2,600 m) - 7 hrs. 

Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 21: Trek to Tarakot (2300 M) - 4 hrs. 

Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 22: Trek to Dunai (2300 m) - 5hrs. 

Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 23: Trek to Juphal (2500 m) - 5 hrs. 

Overnight at tent camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included).

Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalganj.

Day25: Final departure transfer to airport.

Services Include
  • International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All standard 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) during the camping trek.
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Kathmandu Nepalganj Jhupal two way flight ticket.
  • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  • Necessary Entry Permit Fees & Traveler TIMS Card.
  • All necessary camping equipments.
  • Upper Dolpo Special Trekking permit.
  • Global Holidays Sleeping Baggage and Duffel Baggage, ( Refundable )
  • All necessary surface transport from Kathmand and to Kathmandu.
  • Global Holidays Adventure’s T-shirt ( Complementary)
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  • All Government Taxes and official expenses.
Services Not Include
  • International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)  
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  • Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned above

How can I enter Nepal ?

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Why trek with Global Holidays Adventure ?

Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

What is Tea a House Trekking ?

Tea House are local lodges where you get to eat and sleep during your trek. There are plenty of tea houses across all the trekking routes in Nepal. A tea house trek means that you get to stop and rest each day at a tea house during your trekking period. Unlike camping treks you don’t have to carry food, tents and other items during a tea house trek.

Camping trek: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipment. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

what is the best time of the year for trekking ?

In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Upper Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the “Rain Shadow” and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in ” Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices’.

What is the weather like in Nepal ?

Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

what type of shape do I need for this trip ?

HA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for each trek can be found on each individual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

Is some one going to meet ne at airport for pick up?

Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three

How do I pay to Global Holidays Adventure ?

After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveler Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

What shot of accommodation do I expect in Kathmandu and trekking ?

In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It’s depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it’s good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. 

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isn’t hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

Do the guide and support staff speak English ?

Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

What is our daily routine while in trekking ?

Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

What kind of foods can I expect in trekking ?

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( Variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. YOu can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to destination.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking ?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batteries on my trip ?

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

Do I need to tip my Guide and porters how Much would that be ?

This is difficult things to tell. It’s up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour ?

Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Flight ticket. Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

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