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Upper Dolpo Trek - 21 Nights/ 22 Days

Upper Dolpo TrekUpper Dolpo Trek is situated western north of Nepal near Tibet Border, isolated high Himalayan valleys. Upper Dolpo conserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend says it's a one of the "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche as a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the south-east and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year, Dolpo's easiest access is from Tibet, where its people emigrated from perhaps 1. 000 years ago. Upper Dolpo shelters about 55.000 people, whose lives revolve around Buddhism, barley, and yaks; their villages (over 4.260 meters) are among the highest settlements on earth. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey - Phoksumdo National Park, at 3.555 square km Nepal's largest. Meant to preserve a complete example of the trans-Himalayan ecosystem, the park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard. Dolpo is the best-known of Nepal's forbidden northern border regions. In 1992 Government allowed foreigners to trek. Flying in and out, the trek takes less than two weeks. Phoksumdo Lake at 3600 m is the highlight of the whole trek, a basin of unearthly turquoise blue ringed by rocky crags and forest, framed by snow-capped peaks. Legend says demons fled here during Gum Rinpoche's conversion of Tibet's resident spirits, offering local people a gigantic turquoise to keep her passage a secret. Guru Rinpoche transformed the turquoise into a lump of dung, and the disgruntled people revealed the demons hiding place. In revenge she culled down a flood upon their village, submerging it beneath the lake. The legend is a concise mythic summary of the ancient struggle between Bönpo and Buddhists; the latter won, but the former remain, even here at Phoksumdo.The people are Bhotia and only very distantly related to Tibetans. They are gradually becoming Hinduized, adding Chhetri surnames to their Tibetan names. The best part of Dolpo lies beyond the lake, along a difficult trail that crosses a high pass into the real Dolpo. Shey Gompa, named after nearby Crystal Mountain, is several days' walk north of the lake.

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek - Day to Day itinerary

Day 01.
Kathmandu
Arrival in Nepal and Transfer to your hotel by our Airport guide and private car, meet company manager to discuss further abut trek and day program..
Day 02.
Kathmandu
full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu to visit holy temples and stupas this would be about 6 hrs tour in Kathmandu religious sites.
Day 03.
Nepaljung
Fly to Nepalgung (1 ½ hour flight), a small town near the Indian border in the Terai region of Nepal, and stay overnight in this transit city.
Overnight in Hotel
Day 04.
Dunai (2,796m/9,200ft)
We will leave early in the morning on the only flight out to Juphal. It is a short flight (35 min's) with wonderful views of the precipitous hillsides and river valleys. The airstrip at Juphal is at an altitude of 2,354m/7,745ft, so we will have a relatively easy trek (9km/3.5hrs) as we walk along the Thuli Bheri River to Dunai.
Overnight in teahouse
Day 05.
Tarakot (2,550m/8,366ft)
The route continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. Upper Dunai is seen perched high above on the right as our route drops to the left crossing over the river on a wooden bridge. This 18km (5hrs) trek has many bridge and meadow crossings with views of snow clad peaks.
Overnight in teahouse
Day 06.
Khanigoan (2,500m/8,202ft)
The 6km (3.5hrs) trek to Khanigoan goes alongside terraced fields following the Barbung Khola (river) and crosses to the western bank just below its confluence with Tarap Khola. As the trail rolls over the flank of high hills, views of villages atop the ridges appear brilliant. 15 minutes after crossing the suspension bridge, we arrive at Khanigoan. The trek can easily be extended by going two hours further to a splendid campsite.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 07.
Chukore (3,550m /11,647ft)
The Tarap Valley narrows up in a tight V shape ahead. Climbing through the deciduous forest with walnuts, nettles and cannabis, it opens up in Lahini which is a rough grass slope. Beyond this the trail passes through grassy meadows, graveled river beds and one can see waterfalls spraying from the rock walls. (13km/5.5hrs)
Overnight stay in tents
Day 08.
Kamok Kharka (4,000m/13,123ft)
Today we will trek 16km/6hrs across an unstable section of trail that is constantly changing due to floods and landslides. The trail swings to the either bank of the Tarap Khola passing through the narrow gorge, the wall of which is sometimes 15m apart. Kamok Kharka is a large yak pasture which will be reached after subsequent crossing of the river over locally made log bridges.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 09.
Dho (4,130m/13,550ft)
The trail to Dho from Kamok Kharka is a short and easy one without too much height gain. The trail comes across meadows and crosses several streams to come to the river bed. Dho stands at a junction of two valleys providing plenty of camping ground. (9km/3hrs).
Overnight stay in tents
Day 10.
Rest day for acclimatization
Visit monasteries during day trip.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 11.
Numa La Camp (Shering Gompa) (4,350m/14,272ft)
As the trail rises gently; the mountains appear small and shapeless. After passing the village of Tok Khyu the valley forks and we follow it as it veers a little to the left. The trail then ascends to the monastery, where we will be camp. (11km/3.5hrs).
Overnight stay in tents
Day 12.
Baga La Camp (4,500m/14,928ft)
We will trek 13km/7.5 hrs and cross the Num La Pass (5,360m/17,585ft), which is regularly crossed by the Dolpo-pa traders with their yak trains. Though the trail is frequently used, it can still be confusing under fresh snow. The pass can be reached in four hours and the trail then descends down to the narrow gorge of Chhadka Khola before climbing again to Baga La Camp.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 13.
Sanu Bheri (3,800m/12,503 ft)
The 11km (5.5 hr) trek begins with a descent to the stream before climbing to reach the Baga La pass (5,090m/16,746ft). It takes about 3 hrs to reach the pass marked by prayer flags and cairns. From the pass one can see several snow clad peaks including the Kanjiroba massif. After taking in the view we will make a rather straightforward descent into the deep Sano Bheri Valley.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 14.
Phoksundo Lake (3,627m/11,900ft)
The trail today remains on the right bank of the Sanu Bheri. It is a magnificent trek (8km/3hrs) with wonderful views every step of the way. In some places there are broad meadows and in others the valley teeters along steep hillside. Along the trail we will see Norbu Kang (6,005m/19,756ft), Kagmara peak and other peaks of Kanjelaruwa.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 15.
Lasa Meadow (4,300m /14,108ft)
From Phoksundo Lake we descend past the spectacular waterfall draining the lake. Leaving the main route we follow the Durjam Khola through the village of Pungmo (2,918m/9,600ft), to the base of Kagmara Pass. Since crossing the last pass we have entered the verdant side of the Himalayas. Beautiful forests of pine, spruce, hemlock and birch are common in this region. (29km/7 hrs)
Overnight stay in tents
Day 16.
Kagmara Phedi (4,000m/13,123ft)
Climb 3,000ft to the summit of Kagmara Pass (5,106m/16,800ft), than descend the same along Kagmara Glacier to Kagmara Phedi camp. (13km/5hrs)
Overnight stay in tents
Day 17.
Mauriya Phedi (3,100m/10,200ft)
Today's 32km/7hr trek begins with a descent along Garpung Khola to Hurikot and the park boundary. We continue our descent to the Bheri River (2,614m/8,600 ft) and then through villages and apple orchards past potato and corn fields before climbing to camp at Mauriya Phedi.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 18.
Chotra (3,009m/9,900ft)
A steep 700m/2,300ft ascent through forests of pine and oak and across avalanche tracks takes us to Mauriya Pass (3,799m/12,500ft). Views of the snowy peaks to the north and east are exceptional. From here we make a steep descent (790m/2,600 ft) through birch, oak and rhododendron forests to Chotra. (11km/5 hrs)
Overnight stay in tents
Day 19.
Jumla (2300m/7,546ft)
The trail descends the Tila Valley through spruce forests, past barely fields and rice terraces, irrigation works and water driven mills to Jumla, the administrative centre for the region. (32km/6 hrs)
Overnight stay in tents
Day 20.
Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
From Jumla we fly back to Nepalgunj and then fly to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Hotel
Day 21.
Kathmandu
Spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu or take a free day to rest or go shopping.
Overnight in Hotel
Day 22.
Kathmadu
Departure from Kathmandu.

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Upper Dolpo Trek Special price includes following services:

  • Kathmandu International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 star or 5 Star hotel
  • 17 Nights full board comfortable Lodge & Tented accommodation with all meals basis...
  • Experienced Cook, cook helper, kitchen staffs, assistant Sherpa
  • All Cooking utensils, Camping gears, tents
  • Porters to carry all camping gears, foods,
  • Special Camping meals( International standards)- 3 times a day
  • Fully boiled water( 4-5 liters) a day
  • Tea/ Coffee- 3 times a day, full board services( 3 meals a day)
  • Round Trip(Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu) by flight with Airport taxes
  • Round Trip( Nepalgunj- Juphal- Nepalgunj) by flight with Airport tax for guests
  • All domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj by Private CAR/ HIACE
  • Before and after trek Transport by Private CAR/VAN/ HIACE as per group size in Nepalgunj
  • Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu normal bus transports for Guide, cook, porters and all staffs
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt.Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu city with Guide, all entrance fees, private CAR/HIACE( 6 hrs)
  • Lower dolpo special Trek permit & Upper dolpo special Trek Permit
  • TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees

Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)

  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  • Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter

Upper Dolpo Trek Special price excludes following services:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Travel, medical and Helicopter Evacuation Insurance(must necessary)- We can assist to make your insurance from Kathmandu too, please contact us for cost
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 5 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts after meals Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( highly expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges/ hotels)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu ( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Del' Annapurna, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room)

Note: (about special Price, services and single supplementary)

  • single room Supplementary charge is applicable if Guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or He/she prefer to have single room.
  • If you would like to accommodate yourself at your own preferable Luxury or Budget hotels in Kathmandu city, please kindly write us hotel name, so we can update accordingly.

DESIGN- PLAN YOUR OWN TRIP

Services- you can arrange yourself (which we can remove from our set itinerary package)

When you travel with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, We never force you to follow our fixed/set package. Please kindly advice us- what you would like to include and Exclude in our Package.

In Kathmandu City, if you would like to make your own city sightseeing or your own hotel reservation, we are happy to take out those services from our Set package and we will provide you only Trekking package to and from Kathmandu.However, we highly recommend to follow our set Package for your hassle free memorable travel experience.

As a travel professional, we also understand important of time and money if above set Package offer is not suitable to you due to out of timeframe or out of Budget or any other reason, please kindly advice us with your details interests, requirements and Expectations. We are more than happy to re-design the Itinerary and ready to provide Best Package which will meet your requirements and interests.

We wish you a very wonderful and once in al lifetime trekking experience with us.

Mountain Sherpa is the best travel company i’ve travelled with...

“Hello Pasang,I just wanted to send you a short note thanking you and Tandi(I hope I spelled it correctly)for all your help and hospitality, while Lacon and I were in Nepal. Your experience and helpfulness made this a very special trip that will never be forgotten. Ringee and Puree (I hope i spelled it correctly) were as good as gold, and helped make our trek a very special experience. It was not just that you guided us along, but you were all very friendly and genuine, and your friendships will not be forgotten.
I hope I make it back to Nepal one day, and if I do I won’t hesitate to look you up. Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
I will send you a couple of photos when I get them done.”

said Richard Canada

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