Upper Dolpo Trekking - 27 Days

Highlights

    • Trekking to wilder part of western Nepal which is trans Himalayan range
    • Trekking is inside Shey Phoksundo National Park, one of the highest animal concentration parks in the world
    • Visit Shey Gompa, an 800 year-old monastery at the base of Crystal Mountain.
    • Less touristic area where you meet any trekkers rarely 

Upper Dolpo Trekking is rewarding of beautiful deep valleys of Himalayan region of western Nepal, high passes and Himalayan peaks, Fresh lake Phoksundo, 800 years old Shey Monastery and rare wildlife. It is in great Himalayan trail bordering Tibet through western part. Upper Dolpo is rain shadow area also suitable to trek during monsoon season. Trekking itinerary starts from Jhuphal and end at Jhphal via several high passes and remote areas. it also have option to end trekking at Jomsom Annapurna region via Sangda La (5,515m) pass. Upper Dolpo is the restricted area need special permit for trekking. Since tea houses are not has build in entire area, all the arrangement of accommodation and foods have to carry from Kathmandu and it has to be camping with all equipments,  guide, cooking and other supporter team. Until 1996, area was not allowed to enter for any foreigners. Most holy place Shy Gompa is one of the most important in Upper Dolpa where pilgrimage makes special parikrama as it believed as younger brother of Mount Kailash of Tibet.  

Trekking in Upper Dolpo needs minimum 2 peoples to obtain restricted trekking permit. This trekking consider as expensive trekking in Nepal since it is long days trekking and entirely camping. Foods and sleeping equipments have to take from Kathmandu and carrying by porters. Only registered local trekking companies are allow to operate this trekking. About a month trekking itinerary is general one. We can customize as per clients interest. Nepal Highland Treks has got several experience of organizing Upper Dolpo Trekking. The best season of this trekking is from March to November. It is only suitable for peoples who are physically fit and having previous experience of trekking.          

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel

Day 03:Fly to Nepaljung and overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Fly to Jhuphal Airport and trekking to Dunai (2,850m - 3/4 Hours) Overnight at camp

Day 05:Trek Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/5-6 hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 06:Trek Ankhe to Sulighat (3100m/5-6 hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 07:Trek Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 08:Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake. Exploration around

Day 09:Trek to Phoksumdo to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m / 5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 10:Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m / 7 Hours) Overnight at camp

Day 11:Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m) via Kang-La pass (5,360m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 12:Trek Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m) via Saldang La (5,200m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 13:Trek Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 14:Trek Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 15:Trek Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/ 6-7 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 16:Trek Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 17:Trek Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m) via Jeng La pass (5,090m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 18:Trek Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 19:Rest day at Dho Tarap. Overnight at camp

Day 20:Trek Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3,800m/ 6-7 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 21:Trek Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 22:Trek Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 23:Trek Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 24:Short trek Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 25:Fly from Jhupal to Nepaljung and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 26:Extra day in Kathmandu. Rest. Overnight at hotel

Day 27:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m

Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel

Day 3Fly to Nepaljung and overnight at Hotel

Day 4Fly to Jhuphal Airport and trekking to Dunai (2,850m - 3/4 Hours) Overnight at camp

Day 5Trek Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/5-6 hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 6Trek Ankhe to Sulighat (3100m/5-6 hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 7Trek Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 8Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake. Exploration around

Day 9Trek to Phoksumdo to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m / 5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 10Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m / 7 Hours) Overnight at camp

Day 11Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m) via Kang-La pass (5,360m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 12Trek Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m) via Saldang La (5,200m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 13Trek Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 14Trek Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 15Trek Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/ 6-7 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 16Trek Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 17Trek Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m) via Jeng La pass (5,090m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 18Trek Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 19Rest day at Dho Tarap. Overnight at camp

Day 20Trek Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (3,800m/ 6-7 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 21Trek Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 22Trek Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/4-5 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 23Trek Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/5-6 hours) Overnight at camp

Day 24Short trek Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours. Overnight at camp

Day 25Fly from Jhupal to Nepaljung and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 26Extra day in Kathmandu. Rest. Overnight at hotel

Day 27Departure