Max Height

5460m

Trip Days

27 days

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Very Hard

Upper Dolpo Trek

The Dolpo region is an extremely secluded region which has been entirely forbidden until recently, so the conventions and lifestyle have stayed in place.This trekking course passes through numerous immense mountain ranges - Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjirowa etc - and goes through Lower Dolpo , at one time a little kingdom in its own privilege. The trekkers are enthused extraordinarily about the wild remoteness, the staggering Mountain View and the way that the nearby individuals have that honest friendliness. 

The general population that live here number just a couple of hundred and are among the world's most astounding tenants. The villages in Upper Dolpo are 4,300meters or more. It is here particularly that individuals still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion.


Trip Overview
  • Trip Info
  • Trip Location
  • Cost
  • Difficulty
    Very Hard
  • Minimum People Required
  • Trek Days
    27 days
  • Accomodation
    Hotel and Local home/tent
  • Meal
  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

    Once you reach Kathmandu, our Bluebird Travel and Tours deligate will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel, you will be informed about your day by day activities.

     


    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 

    Kathmandu valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. After breakfast, you will be guided to visit various sites such as Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

     

    Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

    Today you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj that roughly takes around 40 minutes. The journey is best portrayed by the picturesque perspectives of rich wildernesses and extraordinary Himalayan ranges of Nepal.

     

    Day04:  Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai

    After breakfast, you will take a flight to Jhupal, which takes around 45 minutes over the high mountains in the midst of the perspectives of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri tops toward the north. The trek will then start through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and after strolling for 2 – 3 hours, you will reach Dunai which is the head-quarter of the Dolpo locale.

     

    Day 05:  Trek to Ankhe

    Today’s trail follows the way to Ankhe. You will go through King Mahendra's statue and a hospital. The trek then proceeds through the lower portion of Rahagaon and drops to the village water supply at the Phoksundo khola. Going through another narrow path, the way heads downhill through profound dim forest to an extensive stream, at long last rising at the passage-way to the Shey Phoksundo National Park at Ankhe.

    Day 07:  Trek to Sulighat

    Leaving Ankhe, the way prompts along the forested riverbed, lush land, and a few streams en route. After reaching the river at 2,950m, the trail turns into an accumulation of rocks and sticks that shape along the stream bank. Travel then makes progress upstream to a bridge close to Ryajik village.

     

    Day 06:  Trek to Phoksundo Lake

    Today the journey will continue along the valley floor to the confluence of Phoksundo and Pungmo Kholas. After crossing the western side of the Phoksundo Khola on a wooden bridge, the path follows the western bank of the Pungmo Khola, which leads all the way to Phoksundo Lake (3,500m) near Ringmo village.

     

    Day 08:  Acclimatization day

    Today will be your rest day and you will spend the whole day taking complete rest, anticipating imminent outings and getting habituated to the trekking destinations. Optionally, you can climb around the Shey Phoksundo Lake, Tibetan religious communities and Ringmo.

     

    Day 09:  Trek to Phoksundo Khola

    From Phoksundo, the adventure continues skirting the shore of the lake as it contours on a rocky ledge along the western bank. At the westernmost edge of the lake, the path leads through a lush meadow that opens up into the flooded plain of the Phoksundo Khola. Then the walk leads through the valley, crossing the river and avoiding the occasional boggy marsh underfoot and then reaching the bank of the river.

     

     

    Day 10:  Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

    Today, you will head towards Phoksundo Bhanjyang, which passes through a glacial valley. A long climb will bring you to a sheep meadow where the trail veers up a steep ravine. A hard climb to the top will bring you to yet another valley from where you can see the Kang-La pass which will lead you towards Shey Gompa.

     

     

    Day 11:  Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass

    Today you will follow the path that leads up to a steep climb littered with slate towards the pass. The climb is quite strenuous, especially on the slate screed. From the top of Kang-la (5,360m), excellent views of a large valley bisected by a gushing river can be witnessed. A red chorten will herald your arrival at Shey Gompa (4,500m), where a quaint wooden log bridge will further lead your destination to Shey Gompa.

     

    Day 12:  Acclimatization day

    Today is another rest day and you will spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations. If you wish, you can hike around Shey monastery; Tsakang, which had been a meditation centre for many famous lamas from Tibet and Shey Gompa.

     

    Day 13:  Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La

    Like prior treks, after breakfast at the camp, you will head towards Namduna. In transit you will run over a few villages and forests. After a few hours of strolling, you will reach your last goal for the day at Namduna.

     

    Day 14:  Trek to Saldang

    Your trek begins a long traverse along some dusty barren mountains. After 3 – 4 hours of hard climb, Saldang (3,620m)will appear below on a plateau high above the Nam Khongmala. It has a picturesque appearance. Saldang is the largest village of the inner Dolpo area. Though the village lies at about the same altitude as Ringmo, it is totally different from Ringmo.

     

    Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa

    From Saldang, your trip redirects far north to the slightest unexplored region. The trail takes after the Nang Chu River in almost the whole way on this wild desolate landscape. Walk starts along the genuinely steady way through the little settlement of Tiling and Lurigaon till you reach Yangze Gompa.

     

    Day 16:  Trek to Sibu

    From Yangze there are two trails that associate Sibu; one that heads due west going through the exceptionally remote towns of Nishalgaon and further past Shimengaon and is far. To spare time and vitality you will backtrack the other way back towards Saldang town, which will be much less demanding and shorter than the other northwestern course.

     

    Day 17:  Trek to Jeng-la Phedi

    The trek will then keep taking after the Nam Khong Khola and after following quite a while of taking after a similar stream, you will float towards eastern side till you touch base at the juncture of two little tributaries. From here your walk will lead you to a lofty move to the base of Jeng La (4,900m), where you be staying for the day.

     

    Day 18:  Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la

    Leaving Jeng La Phedi, the trek prompts to two hours climb towards the highest point of the Jeng La (5,090m). In transit you can get astounding perspective of snow reaches emerging from the south. The northern face of Dhaulagiri massif sparkles wonderfully in the morning light. After a great time here at the pass, your walk will plunge on relatively harsh way towards Tarap valley.

     

    Day 19:  Trek to Dho Tarap

    Today, the course will lead you eastbound along the declining course of Tarap Chu. There is also a marsh which is a common feature seen in the Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladakh Himalaya. In this valley both Bon Po and Chaiba factions dwell together in harmony. After a short trek on this excellent valley, you will reach DhoTarap (4,040m).

     

    Day 20:  Acclimatization day

    Today is another rest day after continuous walk for several days. You will spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking goals. If you want, you can hike around local areas.

     

    Day 21:  Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)

    Today can be a significant long or direct walk contingent on upon the choice of several different campsites. Henceforth, the schedule can be as adaptable as you need. From the very exposed field around Tarap, you will descend towards a wide valley which in the long run contracts into a gorge. In transit you may see groups of blue sheep.

     

    Day 22:  Trek to Khanigaon

    The trek will continue down the gorge of the Tarap River, rising high above on a trail built from the steep slopes. You might come across people from Dolpo taking their herds to lower pastures for the winter. There are many possible campsites by the river. At some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed away and we may be forced to cross the icy torrent on foot and finally you will reach Tarap khola at Khanigaon.

     

    Day 23:  Trek to Tarakot

    Today your path will follow an indistinct trail to the village of Lalberi. Then passing through an area of impressive forest, before descending into another gorge, your trek will continue following the downstream river downstream to reach Tarakot where colorful terraced fields will greet you. Tarakot (2,537m) is an old fortress town locally known as Dzong.

     

    Day 24:  Trek to Dunai

    The excursion will make progress next to the Bheri River in a gigantic gorge with pine trees and a way worked around seven meters over the river. After reaching Dunai (2,140m) subsequent to finishing the circuit, you will have time for festivity, especially with bottled beers that are available in Dunai or else you can try the local brew.

     

    Day 25:  Trek to Jhupal

    Today you will trek up to Jhupal. You will be walking along the Bheri River to reach Jhupal – the small airstrip where your memorable walk/trek will come to an end.

     

     

    Day 26:  Fly to Nepalganj to Kathmandu

    Today after breakfast, you will board a flight to Nepalgunj and catch another flight to Kathmandu. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and refreshment.

     

     

    Day 27:  Departure Kathmandu

    After your breakfast, one of our agents will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.


  • Airport pick up and drop off by private tourist vehicle
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Highest available standard lodges and guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • English-speaking tour guide and trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Entry fees for all monuments, parks, temples and monasteries mentioned in the itinerary
  • All surface transfer required in sightseeing tour
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on the second last day
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa;
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking Equipment (You can hire sleeping bag and down jacket from us at USD 25 per item for the duration of the trek.) 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

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