Upper Dolpo Trek

from 4,595 USD

Upper Dolpo Trek is a truly adventurous tent trek in one of the most pristine and difficult to access regions of Nepal. Opened to tourism only in the early nineties under relatively strict conditions, the inhabitants of Upper Dolpo have preserved many of their old (Tibetan) traditions and their original way of life. It is a hard trekking tour, three times we have to cross over 5,000 m high passes during this trek.

  • Destination Nepal
    Region/Category Dolpa
  • Travel Duration 26 Days
    Travel Season Spring/Autumn/Summer
  • Max. Altitude 5,360 Metres
    Activity Style Tent+Teahouse
  • Activity Level Hard
    Transportation Car & Flight
  • Active Time 6-7 Hours
    Group Size 02-12 Person
  • Tour Code No. JH-279
    Trip Duration 22 Days
  • Starting Point Nepalgunj
    Staring Days 3rd Day
  • Ending Point Nepalgunj
    Ending Days 25th Day
Trip Description - Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek is situated in Dolpa district of western Nepal in a high-altitude land which is culturally and geographically similar to Tibetan because Dolpo is connected to the northern part of Tibet. Most of the trekking destinations of the Dolpo region lie in Shey Phoksundo National Park. It is known as Dolpo in Tibetan language and Dhol-wa in the local dialect which is connected to the rest of Nepal via Juphal airport. The Dolpali are generally followers of Bon, a religion whose origins predate Buddhism but whose modern form is officially accepted as a fifth school of Tibetan Buddhism. The remote region has preserved its old similarity to the Tibetan traditional culture in relatively pure form, making it mainly attractive to Westerners.

In addition, a minimum of two trekkers are required to obtain a trekking permit. This makes Inner Dolpo a very special destination for trekkers. Guest houses are available at popular destinations so camp should be made elsewhere. The walking time during the trek is just a guideline to prepare yourself and it varies from person to person. Phoksundo Lake is also part of Upper Dolpo Trek in Dolpo region that follows the Suli Gaad river through pristine forest to the beautiful Phoksundo Lake. The Phoksundo Lake is 4.8 km long, 1.8 km wide and, at over 600m deep, the deepest lake in Nepal. Dolpo area is a national park, it is full of herbs and wildlife. Many villages here follow the ancient Bon religion, and villagers and monks at monasteries happily explain how it differs from Buddhism.

Details of inclusions and exclusions in package!
What's included in this tour
Services that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport private transportation
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Domestic flight from Nepalgunj - Dolpa/Jhupal
  • Domestic flight from Dolpa/Jhupal - Nepalgunj
  • Domestic flight from Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • 22 Days full board (BLD) camping package trek
  • Standard twin share best tent during the trek
  • Daily breakfast with tea or coffee during the trek
  • National Park entrance permit and TIMS
  • Lower & Upper Dolpa special trekking permits
  • 3N - Stay at Kathmandu Guest House or similar ***
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Free daily bottled water & Coffee maker in the room
  • 1N-Stay at Hotel Batika, Nepalgunj or similar ***
  • Hotels with full board (BLD) scheme in Nepalgunj
  • Extra guides if the group size is more than 7 trekkers
  • Porter (2 guests = 1 porter, max. weight 10kg/trekker)
What's not included in this tour
Services that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Nepal tourist visa and international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance for rescue work and other costs.
  • Bar bills, drinks [water or tea coffee and alcohol etc.]
  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking equipment
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Any costs incurred due to flight delays or cancellations.
  • Extra services during trek (i.e. porter, horse or treatment)
  • Sightseeing tour and entry fees, camera fee in Kathmandu
  • TIPs for trekking guide & porter (USD10 per day per trekker)
  • Additional costs for sightseeing or Hotel or mountain flight
  • Extra cost incurred by any reason which is not in our control
  • All the other cost and things which are not included above.
  1. Day 1 KATHMANDU : ARRIVAL DAY

  2. Day 2 Fly Kathmandu - Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel

  3. Day 3 Fly (6-7AM) Nepalgunj - Jhupal (2,475, 45 min) and Trek to Dunai (2,140 m 3.5hrs)

  4. Day 4 Trekking - Tarakot (2,540 m) – 6½hr

  5. Day 5 Trekking - Laina Odar (3,375 m) – 5½hr

  6. Day 6 Trekking - Ghyamgar (3,756 m) – 6½hr

  7. Day 7 Trekking - Dho Tarap (4,080 m) – 7½hr

  8. Day 8 Exploration day for acclimatization walk

  9. Day 9 Trekking - Chhoila Phedi (4,800 m) – 6½hr

  10. Day 10 Cross Chhoila La (5,051 m), trek to Sulung Khola (4,400 m). and stay in Tent – 7½hr

    This Pass open from April to November ony

  11. Day 11 Trekking - Tinjengaon (4,110 m) – 6½hr

  12. Day 12 Trekking - Shimengaon (3,850 m) – 5½hr

  13. Day 13 Cross Shimen Pass (4,270 m), trek to Khomagaon (4,060 m). and stay in Tent – 5½hr

  14. Day 14 Cross Khoma Pass (4,665 m), trek to Saldang (3,850 m). and stay in Tent – 5½hr

  15. Day 15 Trekking - Namgung (4,450 m) – 4½hr

  16. Day 16 Trekking - Shey Gumba (4,160 m) – 4½hr

  17. Day 17 Rest day in Shey Gompa for exploration of Shey Gompa

  18. Day 18 Trekking - Kang La Phedi (4,850 m) – 3½hr

  19. Day 19 Cross Kang La (5,360 m), trek to Sallaghari (3,750 m). and stay in Tent – 7½hr

  20. Day 20 Trekking - Ringmo / Phoksundo Lake (3,650 m) – 5½hr

  21. Day 21 Trekking - Chunuwar / Jharana Hotel (3,110 m) – 6½hr

  22. Day 22 Trekking - Chhepka Village (2,838 m) – 6½hr

  23. Day 23 Trekking - Jhupal airport (2,550 m) – 6½hr

  24. Day 24 Fly (7-8AM) Jhupal - Kathmandu via Nepalgunj by connecting flight

  25. Day 25 Kathmandu: Contingency day or explore Kathmandu

  26. Day 26 KATHMANDU : DEPARTURE DAY

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Accommodation offered during the trip

The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.

Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.

There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.

However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.

When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.

Types of rooms during Trekking and City.
Sample room in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Sample room in trekking Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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5195 US$
4595 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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5195 US$
4595 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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5195 US$
4595 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Fixed Depature Date for 2023

Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
Private Departure
Booking Open
5695 US$
5195 US$
4595 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Private Departure
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5695 US$
5195 US$
4595 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 12 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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