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Upper Dolpo Trek

Duration: 25 daysCost: USD Price on requestGrade: moderate
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Trip Name: Upper Dolpo Trek Max Elevation: 5,360m, Kang-La Pass
Difficulty: Moderate Fitness Level Moderate
Group Size: 1-10 Best Season: April to May and October to November
Trip Mode: Teahouse

Located in between Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges, Upper Dolpa is an alpine culturally Tibetan region of Dolpa district in western Nepal. Upper Dolpo Trek offers true adventure on remote and rugged terrain simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. This region protects one of the last relics of traditional Tibetan culture where Bon-Po religion (pre-Buddhist religion) is still in practice. The trekking to Upper Dolpo begins at the north-west section behind Dhaulagiri massif towards Tibetan plateau.

Upper Dolpo lies in the “rain shadow” area of Dhaulagiri massif and remains arid in monsoon season. So, it is perfect destination for trekking in rainy season. Until 1989, Upper Dolpo was restricted for trekking therefore it remained pristine, unspoiled and somewhat mysterious. Nature and geography resembles to those of Tibetan plateau. The shimmering Phoksundo Lake, the Tsering monastery, dramatic Baga La Pass and Num La pass are major highlights of Upper Dolpo Trek. Moreover, the beauty of Upper Dolpo has been mentioned by David Snelgrove in “Himalayan Pilgrimage” and recently by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and by George Schaller in “Stones of Silence”.

Starting from Juphal at (2,285m/7,496ft), the trail passes through several gigantic mountains, over Numa La Pass (5,190m/17,027ft) before you reach Phokusndo Lake at Ringmo village inside the territory of Phoksundo National Park. The trail goes further to Shey Gompa and follows the ancient Trans Himalaya trade route before concluding the trek at Juphal

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to hotel via private vehicle

Day 02: Full day sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and preparation for trek

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and transfer to hotel

Day 04: Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft)

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft) – 5/6 hours walk

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft) – 3/4 hours walk

Day 07: Trek from Khani Gaon to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft) – 4/5 hours walk

Day 08: Trek from Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka (3,800m/12,464ft) – 4/5 hours walk

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day at Dho-Tarap

Day 12: Trek below Numala Pass (4,665m/1,530ft) – 4/5 hours

Day 13: Cross Numa La Pass (5,190m/17,023ft) and camp at Phedi – 6/7 hours

Day 14: Trek to Baga La Pass (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp – 5/6 hours

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo village (3,600m/11,808ft) – 6/7 hours

Day 16: Trek from Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake (3,730m/12,234ft)

Day 17: Trek to Pungmo Village (3,170m/10,397ft) – 4/5 hours

Day 18: Trek below Kagma La pass – 5/6 hours

Day 19: Cross Kangma La Pass (5,360m/16,777ft) – 4/5 hours

Day 20: Trek to Hurikot Village (3,600m/11808ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 21: Trek from Hurikot village to Chaurikot (3,060m/10,036ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 22: Trek from Chaurikot to Chorte Gompa (3,200m/10,496ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 23: Trek from Chorte Gompa to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft) – 6/7 hours

Day 24: Trek from Gothi Chaur to Jumla (2,370m/777mft) – 6/7 hours

Day 25: Fly from Jumla-Nepaljung-Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • All Ground Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide for sightseeing at Kathmandu valley
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel at Kathmandu and tea-house during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Necessary guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation and lodging
  • All necessary permits (ACAP) and Entrance fee
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee (acceptable only in USD). Bring at least two passport photographs’
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue charge in case of emergency evacuation
  • Personal nature expenses like alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone calls, shopping etc
  • Tips for driver and porter

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High Pass Trekking is highly concerned with your health and safety during the entire trip. Our highly qualified staff members are well trained and experienced in their respective fields including first aid and altitude related health issues.
High Pass Trekking uses the standard equipments for trekking, peak climbing and rafting and has, no doubt the best fleet of modern vehicles in Nepal. The equipments used in expedition are more than reliable, safe and comfortable. Our vehicles are religiously maintained and renew on regular basis after certain time frame.
If you are willing to travel alone, we can carter the single supplement trip package at amazing cost.
Whether you are constrained by time or wish to add some extra days to your trip or want to change the trip, we are flexible and can customize the package as per your will. Just feel free to ask for changes.

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