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Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trip code
Package name Upper Dolpo Trekking
Duration 24
Max. elevation m
Level MODERATE
Transportation
Accomodation
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person

Highlights

Overview

Upper Dolpo trek lies hidden behind the Dhaulagiri Range in Nepal’s mid-western region where snow-fed streams runoff high mountains but few are perennial. Lower (Outer) Dolpo is characterized by a semi-arid topography with deep gullies and narrow valleys while Upper (Inner) Dolpo comprises a vast arid region of rolling semi-desert highlands, a continuation of the topography of the Tibetan plateau.

Dolpo Region is most easily reached by a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, in the humid south-west close to the Indian border, then to Dolpo’s airport at Juphal. A three days trek up the Phoksundo Khola through a mix of forests and arid landscapes lead to Ringmo and the beautiful Phoksundo Lake. This is Nepal’s deepest lake at 650m. It is 4,8km long and 1,8km, wide. Inner Dolpo Shey gompa trek traverses the cliff face along the side of the lake and then leads up the Phoksundo Valley gently at first then more steeply. The trail follows its narrow ravine to higher ridges and beautiful campsite to Shey Gompa a Tibetan influence settlement and prosperous Saldang village, a two kilometers ribbon Bön village of five settlements that lies on the trade route to Tibet.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (1,300m/4,264ft).

Overnight in Kathmandu at 2-star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 2 : Full day Kathmandu City excursion.

Swoyambnhunath:

Patan Durbar square:

Boudhanath:

Pashupatinath:

Overnight in Kathmandu at 2-star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel.

Overnight in Nepalgunj at 2-star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2320m/7601ft) & trek to Sulighat (2070m/6790ft) 2-3 hrs.

Overnight stay in Sulighat in a tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 : Sulighat – Renje (3010m/9873ft), 5-6 hrs .

Overnight stay in Renje at camp

Melas: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6 : Renje – Ringmo village (3640m/11940ft)–Phoksundo Lake (3620m/11874ft) 5-6 hrs.

Overnight stay in camp. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7 : Rest day in Phoksundo Lake and explore around Ringmo village.

Overnight stay in Phoksundo Lake at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 : Phoksundo lake – Phoksundo Khola (3630m/1190ft), 4-5 hrs.

overnight in Phoksundo Lake at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 : Phoksundo Khola – Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4120m/13514ft) 6-7 hrs.

Overnight stay in Phoksundo  Bhanjyang at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Phoksundo Bhanjyang – Kang-La pass (5160m/16925ft) – Shey gompa (4390m/14400ft) 5-6 hrs.

Overnight stay in Shey Gompa at Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 : Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery.

Overnight stay in Shey Gomba at Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Shey gompa – Saldang La (5010m/16432ft) – Namgung village(4430m/14530), 6-7 hrs.

Overnight stay in Namgung village at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 : Namgung village – Saldang (3620m/11,874ft), 4-5 hrs.

Overnight stay in Saldang at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 : Saldang – Yangze Gompa (4960m/16267ft), 4-5 hrs.

Overnight stay in Yangze  Gompa at camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 : Yange Gompa – Sibu (4560m/14957ft), 6-7 hrs.

Overnight stay in SIbu at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 : Sibu – Jeng La Phedi (4900m/16072ft), 5-6 hrs.

Overnight stay in Jang La Phedi at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 : Jeng La Phedi – Jeng La pass (5090m/16695ft) – Do Tarap (4080m/13382ft),6-7 hrs.

Overnight stay in Do Tarap at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18 : Day explore and acclimatization in Do Tarap.

Overnight stay in Do Tarap at Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19 : Do Tarap -Tarap Khola (Karmakharka) 3800m/12464ft, 6-7 hrs.

Overnight stay in Tarap  Khola at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20 : Tarap Khola – Khanigaon (3150m/10332ft),5-6 hrs.

Overnight stay in Khanigaon at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 21 : Khani Gaun – Tarakot (2537m/8321ft) – Dunai (2030m/6658ft), 5-6 hrs.

Overnight stay in Dunai at camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 22 : Dunai – Jhuphal (2320m/7610ft) 2-3 hrs.

Overnight stay in Juphal at camp

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 23 : Fly from Jhuphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu at 2-star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 24 : Final departure – Breakfast.

Transfer to the international airport and fly to onward destination. 

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