Upper Dolpo Trekking 24 Days

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Upper Dolpo trekking is a remote and unspoiled area lying near the Nepal-Tibet border and situated in high altitude of Tibetan region in western Himalayan of Nepal. This region is rich in ethnic Tibetan arts, customs and tradition as mainly Tibetans are inhabited here. The people here rarely speak and understand Nepali language as they mostly speak Tibetan language. It is the Prohibited Kingdom and the barred trekking destinations of Nepal. It was only since eighties, when this region was opened for trekkers and foreigners.  Upper Dolpo trekking inaugurate at the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri geological formation, towards the Tibetan highland. This region is the habitat of Himalayan wild animals such as Himalayan Blue Sheep, rare Snow Leopard and Musk Deer which makes it as Eco-trekking trail too.

Located in the northern part of Nepal, Upper Dolpo is least exposed so it allows trekking to explore many unseen parts of the region. During the trail, we come across many beautiful villages with local settlements, interesting and extraordinary places, outstanding mountain and dense greenery forest of Rhododendrons, Pines, Oaks and many more. There are old Buddhist monasteries situated from a century which is known as Shey Gompa, soaring peaks, pristine lake, etc. The main attraction of this region is an ancient, breathtaking landscapes, isolated village of Ringmo and amazing Shey Phoksundo Lake, which is the deepest lake of Nepal. The best time to visit this region is in summer and monsoon season and avoids trekking in winter due to heavy snowfall. The trekking starts from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight that takes about 45 minutes and another flight to Jhupal.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trasfer to the hotel
  • Day 02: Trek preparation and city tour
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepaljung and stay at hotel
  • Day 04: Fly from Nepaljung to Jhupal and same day trek to Sulighat (2070m) 3 hours
  • Day 05: Trek from Sulighat to Renje (3010m)5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Renje to Ringmo Village (3640m) and Phoksundo Lake (3630m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3630m)4-5 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4120m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gumpa (4390m) Via Kang La- Pass (5160m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 10: Acclimization day
  • Day 11: Trek from Shey Gumpa to Namgung Village (4430m) via Saldang La- Pass (5010m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Trek from Namgung to Sadlang (3660m) 4-5 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Sadlang to Yangjze (4960m) 4-5 hours
  • Day 14: Trek from Yangjze to Sibu (4560m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 15: Trek from Sibu to Jeng- La Phedi (4900m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 16: Trek from Jeng- La Phedi to Do Tarap (4080m) via Jeng- La Pass (5090m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 17: Acclimitization day
  • Day 18: Trek from Do Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 19: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaun ( 3150m)
  • Day 20: Trek from Khanigaun to Dunai (2030m) via Tarakot (2537m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 21: Trek from Dunai to Jhupal (2330m)3 hours
  • Day 22: Jhupal to Nepaljung
  • Day 23: Nepaljung to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 24: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Upon the arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, a representative from Great Vision Trek & Expedition will receive you and transfer to the hotel have bookedWe will go to Great Vision Trek & Expedition if you arrive earlier in a day, if not we will make settlement of due amount and introduce guide.

Day 02: Trek preparation and city tour

Today, we tour to heritage sites at Kathmandu. We start a guide tour from your hotel to four heritage site in Kathmandu which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First we visit to Pashupatinath Temple situated in Gausala and banks of Bagmati River where Aryaghat, famous funeral site for Hindus lies. After sightseeing, we visit to Boudhanatha, the Buddhists shrine which is one of the largest stupa in the world. Boudhhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages that include over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries and popular tourist destination. Tour leads to Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur holds the medieval king’s palaces who had ruled over Kathmandu Kingdom once. Our last tour will be Swayambhu (the self-existent) which is one of the famous touristic areas where we find large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we go back to you hotel and you can take rest and prepare for trekking.

 Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj and stay at hotel

Next day, we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepal experiencing Himalaya views. Afetr we reach Nepalgunj, we will transfer to the Hotel we have booked.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal and same day trek to Sulighat (2070m) 3 hours

After we take our breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to Nepalgunj where we take a flight to Jhupal experiencing high mountains. After we arrive Jhupal, we will get porters who will carry our luggage then we have our lunch then walk down towards Thuli Bheri River bank, passing terraced field and beautiful village. The trail heads to the today’s destination Sulighat crossing the bridge. Here we stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Sulighat to Renje (3010m)5-6 hours

Next morning we head to Renje. The trail passes through the bridge and heads Jyalhasa which is the settlement of Rimgmo village. Walking up and down the hill, we reach the trail junction to Phoksundo Lake then to Chepka. From Chepka, we climb up a small ridge crossing west side and continue upstream and finally reach renje campsite.

Day 06: Trek from Renje to Ringmo Village (3640m) and Phoksundo Lake (3630m) 5-6 hours

From the Renje, we walk through up ridge then down the wooden bridge leading us to Pungma River and the Phoksundo River lying along the valley floor. We cross the Phuksundo River and to the forest of Birch and Chir pine from where we climb up to the Ringmo a charming village.

Day 07: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3630m)4-5 hours

After breakfast, the hike continues peripheral the shore of the lake because it curves on a rocky ridge on the western bank of the lake. The path is uneven and is suspended on a gangway of wood that's maintained by pegs driven into the cleft within the rocks -the 1st example of the remoteness of the realm. As we have a tendency to reach the west fringe of the lake, the trail leads through lush grassland that later reveal into the flood plain of the Phoksundo stream. From here forwards, we practice the vale, cross the stream and avoiding the rare boggy land will stop today’s hike at the bank of the Phoksundo stream. Overnight camping close to Phoksundo stream.

Day 08: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4120m) 6-7 hours

After taking breakfast, we continue our trail from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,120m) which takes about 6 to 7 hours of walk. During the trail we come across Ghyampo Kapuwa River through a glacial valley, cross wooden bridge. Through the top, we can view Kang La pass. We will camp in Bhanjyang.

Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gumpa (4390m) Via Kang La- Pass (5160m) 5-6 hours

We wake up early, have breakfast and head to Kang La pass. The steep path affected by slate talus makes the walk quite strenuous. The highest of the pass presents the superb read of the big vale cut across into 2 halves by a gushing watercourse. As we tend to descend from the pass, the trail leads us on an extended winding trek on the banks of the river that needs to be crossed it many times. we walk past the grassland and also the previous roving hut of the herders. Before long we'll see a red chorten that marks our arrival at the Shey Gompa. We stay overnight.

Day 10: Acclimization day

Today, each for the aim of exploration and acclimation we visit a monastery, Shey Gompa and also the Crystal Mountain, engineered throughout the eleventh century. The monastery belongs to the Chaiba community, who are the followers of saint Padmasambhava and is that the 1st Kagyaupa monastery. Shey Gompa is found higher than the confluence of Kangjunala and Yeju Nala stream. When exploring the monastery we additionally visit the crystal mountain and so go back to the camp for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek from Shey Gumpa to Namgung Village (4430m) via Saldang La- Pass (5010m) 6-7 hours

The Namgung Village is the destination set for the day. At first the path is pleasant because it runs through the juniper and descends into a grey, stony canon. Then a zigzag path over blank rocks and coarse scoured soil can lead us to the highest of Saldang La. The long, exhausting path steeply descends north till we see the primary sight pastures of grazing yaks and sheep and wandering tents. This is often an indication that we are approaching towards the Namgung village. Before long we are going to see a red stone structure build against the background of a cliff on the north wall of a gorge. The structure is Namgung monastery of the Karma-pa sect that has currently folded. We are going to explore the monastery, village and therefore the close area. The night is spent within the tented camp in Namgung village.

Day 12: Trek from Namgung to Sadlang (3660m) 4-5 hours

Leaving the gorgeous village of Namgung, we are going to head towards today’s destination, after breakfast. Initially, we ascend a formation slope then continue on the dust-covered barren mountains. after some hours of arduous climb, we will be greeted by the picturesque read of Saldang (the largest village of the Inner Dolpo) below on a highland high on top of the Nam Khongmala. we walk all the manner all the way down to Saldang. If time permits, we additionally explore the village and also the manner of individuals living within the village. The night are spent in an exceedingly camp in Saldang village.

Day 13: Trek Sadlang to Yangjze (4960m) 4-5 hours

After breakfast at Saldang, the path more heads north towards the destination, Yangze Gompa. A reasonably gradual path with few ups and downs on the Nagon river also will make us walk past the little settlement like coating, Kigaon and Lurigaon. we cross the bridge over the Panjyang river and a brief walk from here will lead us to a seldom explored space of this region, the Yangjze Gompa – a awfully old Bon-Po monastery. we'll pay the remaining day exploring the monastery and also the village. Overnight in an exceedingly camp in Yangjer Gompa.

Day 14: Trek from Yangjze to Sibu (4560m) 6-7 hours

Our today’s destination is Sibu. There area unit 2 path choices to Sibu. However, so as to avoid wasting time, we tend to retrace the trail leading towards Saldang village. As we reach Saldang, following the river bed we walk past the stupas, terraced fields, Namdo, chortens, mani stones, Chaiba monastery, and mani stones village placed left of the Nam Khong river. From here, we more continue for about 2 hours to achieve the destination, Sibu. The night is spent in an exceedingly tented camp in Sibu.

Day 15: Trek from Sibu to Jeng- La Phedi (4900m) 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we depart from Sibu to Jeng La Phedi. First, we continue following constant Nam Khong stream. However, later we flip east and continue till we stumble upon the confluence of 2 tiny tributaries. From here, we walk all the far to rock bottom (Phedi) of the Jeng La. The night is spent during a tented camp in Jeng La Phedi.

Day 16: Trek from Jeng- La Phedi to Do Tarap (4080m) via Jeng- La Pass (5090m) 6-7 hours

After breakfast at the Phedi, around 2 hours of uphill climb can take us to the highest of the Jeng La pass that greets us with an exquisite view of snow ranges and therefore the north face of mountain peak geological formation. When spending your time here on the pass, we descend through rough path towards the Tarap valley. Round the afternoon, we return to the inexperienced valley, that more leads us on a nice track down towards Tarap Chu. On the way, we conjointly visit Tokyu monastery belonging to Chaiba sect. The path more leads east on the downhill couse of Tarap Chu in an exceedingly plain valley with patches of lush abundant grass on each side of the stream. After a brief trek within the valley we reach Do Tarap. The night will be spent in an exceedingly tented camp in Do Tarap.

Day 17: Acclimitization day

After sever days of effortful walk, this day is about aside for exploration and acclimatization. Therefore, after we have our breakfast, we began for a leisurely half say excursion up to the valley to Dero Gompa and Shipchok Gompa –a faculty of Bonpo. We conjointly visit Ribo Bhumpa Gompa higher than the village, restored within the year 1955 and also the village of Do Tarap. The night will be spent during a tented camp in Do Tarap.

Day 18: Trek from Do Tarap to Tarap Khola (3800m) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, the path descends towards the wide valley then into the gorge. we then walk on the juniper bushes and wild roses, simply on top of the timberline. Around the afternoon, we reach the confluence of the Tarap Chu and also the Lang stream. We walk more towards the grassland in Karmakharka, where we started our camp for long stay. If time permits, we are able to conjointly go and visit near caves. The night is spent in a tented camp.

Day 19: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaun ( 3150m)

After breakfast, we continue on a path down the gorge of Tarap River. We walk past several possible camp sites by the river, narrow deep gorges, stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls acting as bridge. We'll continue till we reach the encampment spot beside the Tarap River at Khanigaon. The night is spent in an exceedingly tented camp in Khanigaon.

Day 20: Trek from Khanigaun to Dunai (2030m) via Tarakot (2537m) 5-6 hours

We walk through the dense forest and gorge continuing the river flow downstream to reach Tarakot. We cross the terraced fields, cross bridge and descend down the bank of Thuli Bheri River leading us to Dunai. We stay overnight.

Day 21: Trek from Dunai to Jhupal (2330m)3 hours

From Dunai, we continue our walk to the flat trail along Thuli Bheri River, crossing terraced fields and villages, we will reach Jhupal which is about 3 hours of walk.

Day 22: Jhupal to Nepaljung

We have a flight that takes you from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. After arrival in Nepalgunj, we will go to a Hotel and relax.

Day 23: Nepaljung to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Next morning, we will take a flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Then head to Hotel where you can relax, have fun and have delicious dinner.

Day 24: Final Departure

This is your last day in Kathmandu so you can enjoy your meal, go shopping before flight. Our representative with driver will take you to the airport for departure.

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  • All domestic and inernational pick up and drove
  • 3 nights hotel in kathmandu ( 1 room 2 Pax basis)
  • Kathamdu- Nepaljung- Jhupal and Jhupal- Nepaljung- Kathmandu flights tickets
  • Full day city tour for four places
  • Trekking special permits
  • Trekking TIMS
  • Three meals Like breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Mountain Accommodations (1 room 2 or 3 people basis)
  • A trained and Licenced holder guide
  • Trekking Porter (2 people 1 porter basis) and his entire expenses
  • Tents and other necessary equipments
  • One trekking map for team leader
  • Guide and porter insurance
  • All Govt. Taxes
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathamndu
  • Official T-shirt
  • International flights  and Nepal arrival visa
  • All bar bills
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu city tour
  • Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals at Kathmandu except breakfast
  • Battery charge, hot shower in mountain, Wi-Fi
  • Monument entry fees
  • Travel Insuranse
  • Tips for guide and porters
Difficulty Moderate Trip Lenght 24 days Group Size 1 to 20 People
Best Month Sept-Oct-Nov/Mar-Apr-May Transportation Flight tickets and private vehicle Accomodation 3 star hotel in Kathmandu, tea house and tent
Style Tea house base Max Elevation 5360 Meal Breakfast, lunch and dinner at mountain, breakfast at kathmandu hotel and Farewell dinner at last night
Trip Routes Nepaljung-Jhupal-Renge-Shey Phoksundo Lake-Shey Gumpa-Kang La Pass-Shaldang La Pass-Sibu-Do Tarap-Khanigaun-Dunai
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