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Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Wilderness Trekking
Upper Dolpo trekking
Upper Dolpo trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 28 Days Max-Altitude : 5880m Program Type : Camping Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive
$4000 $ 3800

Overview

Dolpo Trekking Package Cost & Itinerary for 2022 /2023

Upper Dolpo Trek Nepal links with the far-western Tibet border, highlander desert valley and connects with the Dhaulagiri ranges. It is great adventure trekking passes with beautiful mountains, grey hills, and a dry alpine grazing desert,  Ancient Bon Po, and Buddhism sacred land.

The Upper Dolpo trek is also called the Trans- Himalayan Trek Nepal, it is situated in mid-West Nepal and the itinerary includes the freezing settlement of the legendary Shey Gompa Monastery beyond Phoksundo Lake and one of the closest and open Boarder with Tibet. till Phoksindo lake is also touched by the lower Dolpo trek, Upper Dolpa Trek is an exciting journey into the spiritual heart of Dolpo Region – Shey Gompa, also known as Crystal Monastery, located at the base of revered Crystal Mountain. The mountain is visited by many devotees for circumambulation, which they believe will free them from the vicious circle of life and death.

The traditional Tibetan cultures and home to snow leopard, blue sheep, and Yak grazing highland, upper Dolpo to Jomsom trekking trails are encircling immense Himalayas peaks and adventures five high Passes. Kang La (5,380m, SALDANG La (5,060m,  Chharka La (5,015m), more top Sangda La (5,515m),  lower Sangda La (5,035m).

Upper Dolpo Circuit to Jomsom Trek Itinerary touch the parts of the Great Himalayan Trail trek Nepal, connecting the Tibet border, geologically the region is still within Nepal glory, ethnically attached to Tibet similar to an Upper Mustang trek

The Upper Dolpo trek route was open in 1989 for foreign trekkers limitedly through restricted areas Trek in Nepal, government-controlled to minimize the environmental and cultural influences of the area.

There are Buddhist monasteries to be found in the Upper Dolpo region, as well as Bon Po pre-Buddhist monasteries. It preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. The Shey Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located at 4200m in the She Phoksundo rural municipality of the Dolpa district in Nepal. Tibetans call it Shey Gompa which means Crystal Monastery. The village was founded in the 11th century. The monastery is the spiritual heart of the Upper Dolpo trek. It is housed in a red two-story building, and its interior is decorated with Buddhist paintings.  In 1220 BS, the Kagyu tribe came to this place and began this festival as a symbol of victory against the evil spirits, the Rakshas. 

Likewise, a large part of Dolpo trekking is also charming Phoksundo Lake which is discovered by Shey Phoksundo National Park at 3,555 square kilometers,  the Shey Gompa, Dho Tarap village is also equally beautiful.

Moreover, Phoksundo Lake is the highlight of the entire Upper Dolpo trek circuit route, which is more than 1,500 feet deep. Its water is of turquoise blue color circled by dense pine forest and the snow-capped magnifications of Himalaya’s views.

The Upper Dolpo Trek itinerary starts from flight to Jhupal via Nepalgunj and ends in Jomsom, almost a one-month journey into Nepal’s, the most isolated region which has real highlander camping trails trek major info destination for trekkers and adventure.

The trail continues through several dry mountain passes including Shey Gompa, Chharka Bhot, Sangda-La Pass, and Jomsom via Ekle Bhatti and flight back to Pokhara. Throughout the trek, there are porters, Sherpas, cooks, and guides with full camping gear.

Accommodations

The Chharka Bhot has only a basic tea house room during the upper Dolpo trek. but the rest of the places is only camping, “no tea house access”. of course, Dunai bazaar, Phoksundo lake, and Jomsom have nice accommodations when trekking through the Upper Dolpo. Chharka Bhot is a rural village in the northeast of the region, on the Tibetan border. manage the Shree Chharka Bhot Basic School, a government school. A total of 120 children, including those from the surrounding villages, can now attend classes.  

Local people meals

Upper Dolpo trek region local people’s main meals are Champa, boiled potato, Su Chya, yak, and goat meats. there is no particular irrigation land in the Upper Dolpo territory, and the local people cannot lucrative farming crops because of parallel high altitude mountainous.

Trekking in the western region of the dolpo trekking package with a knowledgeable guide and well-equipped porters will be handled by our Nepal wilderness trekking packages at a competitive price of the full board itinerary. Our guide knows the trails, culture, people, and fauna of the Upper Dolpo circuit trek.

Trip Highlights

  • scenic flight to Juphal via Nepalganj from the capital of Kathmandu
  • Challenging Trek through remote highest mountains
  • Discover the unique lifestyle and culture of the mountain people
  • legendary Shey Gompa Monastery
  • Explore the majestic monasteries as they were built for long centuries,
  • Journey throughout Miraculous and landscape

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Nepalganj
  • Day 2: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2,000m)
  • Day 3: Buffer day in case of any delays flying to Juphal
  • Day 4: Trek to Chhepka (2,840m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Amchi Hospital (3,110m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Ringmo and Phoksumdo Lake (3,700m)
  • Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day at Phoksumdo Lake
  • Day 8: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake North Camp (3,630m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Lar TSA Camp (4,200m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Snowfields Camp (4,650m)
  • Day 11: Rest & acclimatization day at Snowfields Camp
  • Day 12: Cross Kang La (5,380m), trek to Shey Gompa (4,400m)
  • Day 13: Exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,400m)
  • Day 14: Cross Saldang La (5,060m), trek to Namgung (4,430m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tora Sumda (4,000m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Mischagaon village (4,200m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Chapo la Goth near Shimen village (4,250m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Tinje village (4,180m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Rapka (4,550m)
  • Day 20: Cross Chharka La (5,015m), trek to Chharka village (4,300m)
  • Day 21: Exploration day at Chharka village
  • Day 22: Trek to Norbulung (4,750m)
  • Day 23: Cross higher Sangda La (5,515m), trek to Sangda Phedi (5,100m)
  • Day 24: Cross lower Sangda La (5,035m), trek to Sangda village (3,800m)
  • Day 25: Trek to Pangling (2,900m)
  • Day 26: Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 27: Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 28: tourist bus to Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • All land transfer and flight tickets, ktm- Juphal, Jomsom- Pokhara.
  • Pokhara to ktm by tourist bus.
  • National Park permits TIMS permits and special Upper Dolpo permits fees.
  • Tent Accommodation and three times meal a day during the trekking.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English-speaking license holder local Sherpa Guide and necessary porters.
  • All programs according to itinerary on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (which is covering helicopter rescue ).
  • Medicals evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All bar bill.
  • Items of personal nature, i.e., Soft/hard drinks, tips, etc.

Reviews

Dolpo Trekking Package Cost & Itinerary for 2022 /2023

Upper Dolpo Trek Nepal links with the far-western Tibet border, highlander desert valley and connects with the Dhaulagiri ranges. It is great adventure trekking passes with beautiful mountains, grey hills, and a dry alpine grazing desert,  Ancient Bon Po, and Buddhism sacred land.

The Upper Dolpo trek is also called the Trans- Himalayan Trek Nepal, it is situated in mid-West Nepal and the itinerary includes the freezing settlement of the legendary Shey Gompa Monastery beyond Phoksundo Lake and one of the closest and open Boarder with Tibet. till Phoksindo lake is also touched by the lower Dolpo trek, Upper Dolpa Trek is an exciting journey into the spiritual heart of Dolpo Region – Shey Gompa, also known as Crystal Monastery, located at the base of revered Crystal Mountain. The mountain is visited by many devotees for circumambulation, which they believe will free them from the vicious circle of life and death.

The traditional Tibetan cultures and home to snow leopard, blue sheep, and Yak grazing highland, upper Dolpo to Jomsom trekking trails are encircling immense Himalayas peaks and adventures five high Passes. Kang La (5,380m, SALDANG La (5,060m,  Chharka La (5,015m), more top Sangda La (5,515m),  lower Sangda La (5,035m).

Upper Dolpo Circuit to Jomsom Trek Itinerary touch the parts of the Great Himalayan Trail trek Nepal, connecting the Tibet border, geologically the region is still within Nepal glory, ethnically attached to Tibet similar to an Upper Mustang trek

The Upper Dolpo trek route was open in 1989 for foreign trekkers limitedly through restricted areas Trek in Nepal, government-controlled to minimize the environmental and cultural influences of the area.

There are Buddhist monasteries to be found in the Upper Dolpo region, as well as Bon Po pre-Buddhist monasteries. It preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. The Shey Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located at 4200m in the She Phoksundo rural municipality of the Dolpa district in Nepal. Tibetans call it Shey Gompa which means Crystal Monastery. The village was founded in the 11th century. The monastery is the spiritual heart of the Upper Dolpo trek. It is housed in a red two-story building, and its interior is decorated with Buddhist paintings.  In 1220 BS, the Kagyu tribe came to this place and began this festival as a symbol of victory against the evil spirits, the Rakshas. 

Likewise, a large part of Dolpo trekking is also charming Phoksundo Lake which is discovered by Shey Phoksundo National Park at 3,555 square kilometers,  the Shey Gompa, Dho Tarap village is also equally beautiful.

Moreover, Phoksundo Lake is the highlight of the entire Upper Dolpo trek circuit route, which is more than 1,500 feet deep. Its water is of turquoise blue color circled by dense pine forest and the snow-capped magnifications of Himalaya’s views.

The Upper Dolpo Trek itinerary starts from flight to Jhupal via Nepalgunj and ends in Jomsom, almost a one-month journey into Nepal’s, the most isolated region which has real highlander camping trails trek major info destination for trekkers and adventure.

The trail continues through several dry mountain passes including Shey Gompa, Chharka Bhot, Sangda-La Pass, and Jomsom via Ekle Bhatti and flight back to Pokhara. Throughout the trek, there are porters, Sherpas, cooks, and guides with full camping gear.

Accommodations

The Chharka Bhot has only a basic tea house room during the upper Dolpo trek. but the rest of the places is only camping, “no tea house access”. of course, Dunai bazaar, Phoksundo lake, and Jomsom have nice accommodations when trekking through the Upper Dolpo. Chharka Bhot is a rural village in the northeast of the region, on the Tibetan border. manage the Shree Chharka Bhot Basic School, a government school. A total of 120 children, including those from the surrounding villages, can now attend classes.  

Local people meals

Upper Dolpo trek region local people’s main meals are Champa, boiled potato, Su Chya, yak, and goat meats. there is no particular irrigation land in the Upper Dolpo territory, and the local people cannot lucrative farming crops because of parallel high altitude mountainous.

Trekking in the western region of the dolpo trekking package with a knowledgeable guide and well-equipped porters will be handled by our Nepal wilderness trekking packages at a competitive price of the full board itinerary. Our guide knows the trails, culture, people, and fauna of the Upper Dolpo circuit trek.

Trip Highlights

  • scenic flight to Juphal via Nepalganj from the capital of Kathmandu
  • Challenging Trek through remote highest mountains
  • Discover the unique lifestyle and culture of the mountain people
  • legendary Shey Gompa Monastery
  • Explore the majestic monasteries as they were built for long centuries,
  • Journey throughout Miraculous and landscape

  • Day 1: Fly to Nepalganj
  • Day 2: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2,000m)
  • Day 3: Buffer day in case of any delays flying to Juphal
  • Day 4: Trek to Chhepka (2,840m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Amchi Hospital (3,110m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Ringmo and Phoksumdo Lake (3,700m)
  • Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day at Phoksumdo Lake
  • Day 8: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake North Camp (3,630m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Lar TSA Camp (4,200m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Snowfields Camp (4,650m)
  • Day 11: Rest & acclimatization day at Snowfields Camp
  • Day 12: Cross Kang La (5,380m), trek to Shey Gompa (4,400m)
  • Day 13: Exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,400m)
  • Day 14: Cross Saldang La (5,060m), trek to Namgung (4,430m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tora Sumda (4,000m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Mischagaon village (4,200m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Chapo la Goth near Shimen village (4,250m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Tinje village (4,180m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Rapka (4,550m)
  • Day 20: Cross Chharka La (5,015m), trek to Chharka village (4,300m)
  • Day 21: Exploration day at Chharka village
  • Day 22: Trek to Norbulung (4,750m)
  • Day 23: Cross higher Sangda La (5,515m), trek to Sangda Phedi (5,100m)
  • Day 24: Cross lower Sangda La (5,035m), trek to Sangda village (3,800m)
  • Day 25: Trek to Pangling (2,900m)
  • Day 26: Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 27: Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 28: tourist bus to Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • All land transfer and flight tickets, ktm- Juphal, Jomsom- Pokhara.
  • Pokhara to ktm by tourist bus.
  • National Park permits TIMS permits and special Upper Dolpo permits fees.
  • Tent Accommodation and three times meal a day during the trekking.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English-speaking license holder local Sherpa Guide and necessary porters.
  • All programs according to itinerary on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (which is covering helicopter rescue ).
  • Medicals evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All bar bill.
  • Items of personal nature, i.e., Soft/hard drinks, tips, etc.

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