Upper Dolpa Trek offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard.
- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Moderate
- Max Altitude: (5100m /16732ft)
- Activities: Tour and Trekking
- Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and camping basis accommodation during trekking
Located in the central west of the country, the focal point of the area is the Shey Phoksundo National Park. In comparison to Lower Dolpa, less number of trekkers enters the heavily restricted upper Dolpa section of Shey Phoksundo National Park. The main attraction of the area is the wild and pristine landscape. Geographically, it is similar to Tibetan Plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated. The route begins from Jomsom by meandering through pine and cedar forest with views of the huge Dhaualgiri range in the background. The entrance to Dolpo lies beyond the Jangla Bhanjyang Pass, (4500m). At the head of the valley lay snow-capped peaks and the deserted Tibetan plateau beyond. Protected from rain, this region is dry where the Dolpo inhabitants have carved out a niche of survival in the harsh surroundings by trading with nearby Tibet. A vision of beauty, the Phokshindo (Ringmo) and the legendary monastery of the pre-Buddhist Bonpo sect is our momentous destination. As the most desolate and few developed district in Nepal. This trek is reserved for those with a true logic of adventure in Nepal.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sight seeing – Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (930m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2713m). And Trek to Daker Dzong. 2950m. Overnight at camp.
Day 05: Daker Dzong- Trek to Yak Kharka (3540m). Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Yak Kharka Trek to Sangdang Phedi (4215m). Overnight at camp.
Day 07: Sangdang Phedi Trek to Milung Kharka (4735m). Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Milung Kharka Trek to Chharka (4540m). Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Chharka Trek to Ramanan Kharka (4627m). Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Ramanana Kharka Trek to Tarap Do Tarap (4950m). Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Do Tarap Trek to Tokkyu Village. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Tokkyu-Trek to Chutung Dang (3967m). Overnight at camp.
Day 13: Chutung Dang-Trek to Cibu Kharka (3915m). Overnight at camp.
Day 14: Cibu Kharka-Trek to Saldang (4100m). Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Saldang Trek to Yang Tsser Village (4300m). Overnight at camp.
Day 16: Yang Tsser Village Trek to Karang (4100m). Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Karang Trek to Ramanan (4600m). Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Ramanan Trek to Samling Gompa (3800m). Overnight at camp.
Day 19: Trek Samling Gompa Trek to Shey Gompa (4500m) Overnight at camp.
Day 20: Rest Day at Shey Gompa /Visit Chkarang Gompa. Overnight at camp.
Day 21: Shey Gompa- Trek to Yak Kharka (4500m). Overnight at camp.
Day 22: Yak Kharka Trek to Ringmu (3600m) Overnight at camp.
Day 23: Ringmu Trek to Rachi. Overnight at camp..
Day 24: Rachi Trek to Roha Village App. Overnight at camp.
Day 25: Roha Village Trek to Juphal Airport. Overnight at camp.
Day 26: Juphal Airport- Fly to0 Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Nepalgunj – Flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 28: Shopping day at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 29: Drop to the international airport for final departure.
Not really satisfied with this itinerary ? Make your own Customize It
We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and camping basis accommodaton during the trek. All rooms (hotel and tented camp) are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange full camping gears, dining tent, kitchen tent, table, chair, toilet tent, twin-shared basis sleeping tent, mattress and sleeping bag.
All meals will be provided during the camping trekking (We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camping, where we spend the night and pack lunch on our way to next destination.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Upper Dolpa trek is a modorate trek. Trekkers who can walk up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic hiking experience will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Upper Dolpa trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking around Upper Dolpa should be relatively fine for those who have experience in trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trekking. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Dhaulagiri circuit is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.
Date And Costs
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Service included in the price:
- Pick up and drop from international airport
- Kathmandu accommodation (4 nights tourist standard deluxe hotel with breakfast)
- All land transfer as per given itinerary (private car/van)
- Sightseeing tour with experience local guide
- One night deluxe hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
- Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit
- Rara National Park Conservation entry permit fees
- Upper Dolpa (Restricated area entry fees: US$500 for the first days and US$ 50 per day there after)
- Lower Dolpa (Restricated area entry fees: US$10 per week for the first four weeks and US$20 per week there after)
- Teahouse (twin sharing basis room)
- Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
- Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek
- Experienced English speaking guide / leader, necessary experience local helpers
- All program according to itineraries on full board
- Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Service not included in the cost:
- Nepal entry visa
- Travel insurance
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Domestic airfare
- Personal expenses
- All bar bill
- Expenses of personal nature i.e. soft/hard drinks, tips etc
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