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Upper Dolpo Camping Trekking

Isolated until 1989, the Dolpo area is hard to match for its surreal beauty and stunning charm. The Upper Dolpo region is remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored.

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Isolated until 1989, the Dolpo area is hard to match for its surreal beauty and stunning charm. The Upper Dolpo region is remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an unforgettable journey in every visitor's life. Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon.. There are no lush green hills fed by monsoon but a thrilling hardcore landscape, guarded by impressive peaks, striving for heaven. The Dolpo region offers visit to ancient and isolated villages, immortal to time. It provides you with sites of spectacular lakes, authentic Buddhist monasteries.In case you are seeking for some overwhelming and impressive panorama, Dolpo won’t disappoint you.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes

Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Day 03: By bus or by air to Nepalgung.

Day 04: Nepalgung to Juphal by air to Dunai

Day 05: Dunai to Chepka(2670m)

The trail make some ups and downs through grass and ferns and passes the villages of Rahagaon and Parela. This region produces a lotus plant called CHUK, which is used to make vinegar and medicine.

Day 06: Chepka to Renje(2900m)

The trail becomes a collection of rocks and sticks forming a dyke along the river bank. Trail makes several ups and down through forests of firs and larches.

Day 07: Renje to Phoksumdo lake(3730m)

Trail continues along the river and it climbs through a forest of big ceders to Palam. Winter home of people who lives in Ringmo village. From here, trail climbs up steeply on a sandy path to a ridge at 3780m. there are distant view of Phoksundo lake and 200m high waterfall. The trail make steep descent in a birch forests to the Phoksundo Khola.

Day 08: Rest day and explore

Day 09: Phoksundo to Chunemba(3630m)

The trail contours on a rocky ledge. Climb to a crest at 4060m for spectacular views of Sonam kang. The trail make steep and dusty descent through birches and blue pines.

Day 10: Chunemba to Lar tsa(4200m)

The route follows the valley of Kang Gopa. Climb steeply and stay on grassy ridge, past a few groves of birch trees. There are spectacular views of Shey shikar(6239m) and Kang Chunne(6443m). after crossing at 4200m the route descends gently on a rocky trail to Lar Tsa.

Day 11: Lar Tsa to Mendok Ding (4300m)

Cross a bridge and climb to the top of scree slope at 4500m. descend gently to Mendok Ding.

Day 12: Mendok Ding to Shey Gompa(4100m)

Cross the Dolma La and descend steep narrow trail to Shey. Trail crosses scree slopes to grassy meadows and passes the old Tsakang Gompa.

Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namgung(4430m)

Cross the pass of Shey La(5010m) and descend before climbing Namgung.

Day 14: Namgung to Karang(4050m)

Trail ascent and descends along the Namgung Khola tp Karang.

Day 15: Karang to Mugaon(4100m)

Trail descends to Torak sumdo and climb up to Yanger Gompa at 3750m. trek along the river to side valley.

Day 16: Mugaon to Shimen(4010m)

Trail descend to the valley of Mugoan. Climb towards to Mushi La 5030m. from the pass trail descend to Shimen village.

Day 17: Shimen to Tinje(4150m)

Make a long trek through river to Pha 4090m to reach Tinje.

Day 18: Tinje to Rakpa(4530m)

Trek continues through bank of river to Rakpa.

Day 19: Rakpa to Chharka(4120m)

Trail climbs to the charkala (4920m) than descends along the side of valley.

Day 20: Charka to Norbulung (4750m)

Trail climbs to crest and descend to the river. The valley becomes a narrow.

Day 21: Norbulung to Sangda Phedi(5100m)

Rail lead to a yak pasture at Mulum Sumna to the pass 5460m. descend to the stream.

Day 22: Sangda to Dhagarjun(3290m)

Trail ascents and descents. Crossing a nine ridges. Descends to Kaligandaki valley and to the village of Dhagarjun.

Day 23: Dhagarjun to Jomsom(2670m)

Trail climbs to a ridge of 3360m and make a final descend on a dreadful trail of loose rocks to Jomsom.

Day 24: Jomsom to Muktinath(3900m)

Walking through sandy path and stone path reaching to Jharkot and Ranipauwa you can see Muktinath, the sacred place for Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. There are 108spouts. The water springs out through rocks. Surrounded by, the main temple stands of Vishnu.

Day 24: Muktinath to Jomsom(2670m)

Day 25: Jomsom to Pokhara by air

Day 26: Free day in Pokhara

Day 27: By bus to Kathmandu.

Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.


Changu Narayan:

Day 30: Tour ends

Cost Include

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • All the ground Transportation by bus
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 20 nights 21days trekking in tent
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park Fee
  • Trek leader for entire tour (All camping equipment like tent, Sleeping Bag, Kitchen Equipment etc.)
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter for every 2 persons, their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
  • Demostic Airfare ( Kathmandu. - Nepalgunj, Juphal - Jomsom Pokara, US $245 per person, airport tax)
  • Special trekking permit for 10 days in upperdolpo US$700 per person

Cost Exclude

  • Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at TribhuvanInternational Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
  • Lunch and Dinner  while at Kathmandu and pokhara ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day for your meals and drinks)