Upper Dolpo Trek |30 Days

Trip Highlights

Upper Dolpo is remote yet spectacular Himalayan expanse with Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal on the east and south and Jumla district to the west.

Trip Overview

Culturally Tibetan region in West Nepal, Upper Dolpo is remote yet spectacular Himalayan expanse with Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal on the east and south and Jumla district to the west.

This epic upper dolpo trek starts at Juphal village; heads to Dunai and passes through the Suligad River gorge to Phoksumdo Lake and cross our first 5000 meter pass leading to sacred Shey Gompa and the ‘Crystal Mountain’. Another pass later, in the village of Saldang, we have free days to explore the surrounding Tibetan-style villages, busy with the Autumn harvest. From Saldang we head into ever more remote regions of Dolpo, Khoma, Shimen & Tinkyu in the fantastic Panzang valley.

The trails connecting these remote villages and high passes are some of the most culturally interesting and spectacular routes in Dolpo, and the inhabitants still trade with Tibet along the old salt routes.

Academy award nominated film “Himalaya” was shot in this region.

Earthquake update:

Although this trail was affected by the earthquake,but  still upper dolpo trek is a fantastic option for camping trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Nepalganj

Day 04 Fly to Juphal (2,490m) & Trek to Dunai (2,030m)

Day 05 Trek to Chepka (2,670)

Day 06 Renje (3,010m)

Day 07 Trek to Ringmo (3,640m)

Day 08 Rest and exploration

Day 09 Lar Tsa (4,120m)

Day 10 Trek to Mendok Din (4,610m)

Day 11 Trek to Shey Gompa (4,390m)

Day 12 Rest and Exploration

Day 13 Trek to Namrung Gumba

Day 14 Saldang

Day 15 Trek to Riverside Yak Kharka Camp

Day 16 Dho Tarap

Day 17 Cherkula Base Camp

Day 18 Cherkula cross to Qungla Camp

Day 19 Trek to Chharkabote

Day 20 Rest day

Day 21 Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 22 Trek to Sangda Pass to Sangdaghoke

Day 23 Sangda Village (3,700m)

Day 24 Trek to Tankarjong Village

Day 26 Trek to Jomsom

Day 27 Fly to Pokhara

Day 28 Fly Kathmandu

Day 29 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 30 Depart Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Nepalganj

Day 04 Fly to Juphal (2,490m) & Trek to Dunai (2,030m)

Day 05 Trek to Chepka (2,670)

Day 06 Renje (3,010m)

Day 07 Trek to Ringmo (3,640m)

Day 08 Rest and exploration

Day 09 Lar Tsa (4,120m)

Day 10 Trek to Mendok Din (4,610m)

Day 11 Trek to Shey Gompa (4,390m)

Day 12 Rest and Exploration

Day 13 Trek to Namrung Gumba

Day 14 Saldang

Day 15 Trek to Riverside Yak Kharka Camp

Day 16 Dho Tarap

Day 17 Cherkula Base Camp

Day 18 Cherkula cross to Qungla Camp

Day 19 Trek to Chharkabote

Day 20 Rest day

Day 21 Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 22 Trek to Sangda Pass to Sangdaghoke

Day 23 Sangda Village (3,700m)

Day 24 Trek to Tankarjong Village

Day 26 Trek to Jomsom

Day 27 Fly to Pokhara

Day 28 Fly Kathmandu

Day 29 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 30 Depart Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Fully catered camping trek
  • Tented accommodation with breakfast lunch & dinner during trek
  • Surface transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer
  • Transportation to airport from hotel

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 30 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5,360m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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