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Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • 26 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus/ Airplane

Accommodation: Tented Camp+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,190M

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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“Enchantingly mystical land with a fascinated history to overview……………….”

Upper Dolpo Trekking region is one in each of the magnetic area comprising numerous huge mountain goes like Annapurna, mountain crest and Kanjiroba around a few others. Their usual are the minor kingdom on the more level Dolpo sometime recently. As this space has differed mountains, the trekkers will eye feast the read of this picturesque district. We’ve got re blotched the track as of late hence our trekkers won't pass up a major opportunity any substantial a part of this trekking space. In keeping with the investment of our visitors and trekkers from completely distinctive countries, we have a tendency to customized the trek to be loaded with wild remoteness, the perfect Mountain View and thusly the life sort of the local people and there pure and neighborly propensities. Upper Dolpo Trek and the Dolpo Region Trek are one of the fascinating trekking destinations around. One should come and explore with their footsteps to experience the freshness of this area.

This space has recently been trekked by the well-known dispositions like Peter Matthiessen, The huge feline and David Snell grove, a Himalayan venture have helped the quality and fascination of Dolpo. The commitment towards this trancelike district by these names has given a dissimilar recognizable proof to the track wherever the regular marvels on this space is almost always amazingly esteemed. Every essayist went to the Shey Gompa, to the north of the alluring Phoksumdo Lake at inward Dolpo. A few trekkers comes here with a spotlight for this however Upper Dolpo Trek have in store any extra then what visitors accompanies to check. This puzzling land offers all the agreeable smoothness on the trek track which has the ability to certainly be and once life time adroitness for all.

We, Nepal Mother House Trek Company have a tendency to square measure here to help you to urge joined with this staggering district in keeping with the length of your occasions and interest. Upper Dolpo Trekking Permit is provided by us to our clients as it is authorized only to a government registered company.

Trip Highlights

  • Remote restricted area, located in the far western part of Nepal.
  • In Shey Phoksundo National Park (3,555 square km) Nepal's largest.
  • Bordered by Dhaulagiri Himal and Churen Himal ranges to the west in Jumla district.
  • Nomadic people and their untouched and unexplored life style are by anyone.
  • Tale of "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche and Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m).
  • Ancient Buddhist monastery and endless variety of landscapes.
  • The famous book “Honey Hunter of Nepal” and "Himalaya Caravan" Move by Eric Valli.
  • Flights to Nepalgunj on first day and Juphal on second day.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -1 to 1 ½ minutes

Day 04:Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) - 45 minutes & Trek to Dunai (2,850m) – 2 to 3 hours

Day 05:Trek Dunai to Tarakot (2,850m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Tarakot to Khani Gaon (2,543m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07:Trek Tarakot to Tarap Khola (3,450m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 08:Trek Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka (3800m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap (4,090m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization

Day 11:Trek Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun () -5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Tokyu Gaun to Numa La (5, 015) – 3 to 4 hours

Day 13:Cross Numa La (5,190m), and camp at Phedi – 6 to 7 hours

Day 14:Cross Baga La (5,070m) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 15:Trek Phedi to Ringmo (3,600m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 16:Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake

Day 17:Trek Phoksundo to Pungmo village (3170m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 18:Trek Pungmo village to below Kagmara –La (4,800m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 19:Trek below Kagmara –La to Cross the Kagmara-La (5,115m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 20: Trek Kagmara-La to Hurikot village (3600m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 21:Trek Hurikot village to Chaurikot (3060m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 22:Trek Chaurikot to Chorte Gompa (3200m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 23:Trek Chorte Gompa to Gothi Chaur (2,700m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 24:Trek Gothi Chaur to Jumla (2,370m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 25:Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj

Day 26:Final Departure to your Destination

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic with BB Plan.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles, local bus or Comfort Tourist bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Jhupal and Jhupal to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu by plane (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • Dolpo Restricted Area permits Fee, TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System) Cards.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder experienced Local Guide with English Speaking and friendly their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Duffel Bag during trek.
  • First Aid medical kid.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, coffee each meal.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
  • Tipping to crew and meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Not mention above services.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -1 to 1 ½ minutesAs per the flight schedule, we transfer to the domestic airport for a one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalganj. We will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, and stay overnight in this transit city.

Day 04 : Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) - 45 minutes & Trek to Dunai (2,850m) – 2 to 3 hours After an early breakfast you transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jhupal, a super scenic flight of 45 minutes brings you at Jhupal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Himalayan peaks to the north. On arriving at Jhupal we manage the gears for the trekking. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2 to 3 hours to camp at Dunai - the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. You have time to stroll around for village and stay overnight at the camp.

Day 05 : Trek Dunai to Tarakot (2,850m) – 5 to 6 hours After breakfast we start our journey along the southern bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. A tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meter above the river, to Tarakot where colorful terraced field greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fort. The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Overnight camp is made by the river about 150 m below the village, near the police post or we climb a steep ridge for an hour to the village on a spur, where there is a chorten in a Gompa on the edge of lush plateau, with a lonely tree.

Day 06 : Trek Tarakot to Khani Gaon (2,543m) -5 to 6 hours Today, we continuous our journey to follow the Tarap chu river upstream, crossing same river twice. Then the trail leads us through the farm terraces and rural villages of Sahartera and winding gradually towards a small settlement of Kola after 3 to 4 hours of pleasant walk. From here, we descend with few ups to reach our overnight camp at Khani Gaun with another 2 hours of trek and overnight camp near by the village backyard.

Day 07 : Trek Tarakot to Tarap Khola (3,450m) – 4 to 5 hours We continue our trip up to the gorge of the Tarap River, rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Sometimes the path disappears for a while, making our own path across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. The gorge also offers unexpected adventure and thrills. In some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed by the monsoon flood and we may choose to cross the chilly torrent on foot and overnight at camp nearby the river before Kamattarka village.

Day 08 : Trek Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka (3800m) – 4 to 5 hours Today, we start our trip with a lovely walk and with most scenic landscapes and easily get to the Yak Kharka. We may have lunch at the middle of the way. Our camp will set at Yak Kharka. Rest of the day, we wonder around the area or rest in the camp.

Day 09 : Trek Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap (4,090m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast the trail leading us gradual up at Kamattarka confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours pleasant walk the trail leaving the narrow gorge and leads just above tree lines for juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himlayan valleys. Next 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregular stone wall. Here are thirty -four houses are divided into three groups and built in a randomly way, Bon Po and Chaiba both sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations and few Tibetans and overnight Camp by the village backward.

Day 10 : Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization Today is the pleasant day free from the hassle of packing and chance to make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners. People of here wear home spun clothing that is sometimes painted maroon and they favor Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk.

Day 11 : Trek Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun () -5 to 6 hours After a wonderful time at Dho Tarap, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patched of lush grassy pasture on both sides of the river, which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountains extending twenty kilo meters along the river Tarap Chu, having ten villages with cultivated fields of barley, buck wheat, wheat and potato. After 3 to 4 hours pleasant walk in this perfect tranquility we get in to the village of Tokyu. After visit this village our walk continues further up this valley climbing up the rough track for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa La.

Day 12 : Trek Tokyu Gaun to Numa La (5, 015) – 3 to 4 hours We start our trek with scenic view but gaining high altitudes and feel short breathing. This is short day but feel little hard during the walk. Even a great day at the high altitude and we'll reach at the camp for overnight stay.

Day 13 : Cross Numa La (5,190m), and camp at Phedi – 6 to 7 hours After breakfast our trip continues to crossing of Numa La pass at 5,190m, and the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa La with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, mountains including north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distance snow capped peaks. This is one of the long and difficult days during our trek. It takes 6 to 7 hours and after top at Numala, we will descend another bottom part known as Phedi for overnight camp.

Day 14 : Cross Baga La (5,070m) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m) – 5 to 6 hours After breakfast, our journey start with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range, after a wonderful moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to the Phedi for the overnight camp.

Day 15 : Trek Phedi to Ringmo (3,600m) -6 to 7 hours Our trek starts through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksundo view from our camp.

Day 16 : Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake This is another pleasant day free from the hassle of packing. You have chance to visit the Tibetan Buddhist monastery which is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk round the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the tranquil Crystal Lake areas and with a great views overnight at camp.

Day 17 : Trek Phoksundo to Pungmo village (3170m) – 4 to 5 hours We had excellent night at this wonderful campsite besides the clear waters of the lake. Our journey retraces out steps back down to Sumlo, and then we will follow the trail Northwest up the Pungmo Nala to the small B'on village of Pungmo. Our camp will set up near the village after a half-day's walk. Having lunch with an ample amount of time we can explore the village Bon monastery in about two hours and walk up the hillside across the river from camp.

Day 18 : Trek Pungmo village to below Kagmara –La (4,800m) – 5 to 6 hours Walking from Pungmo the trail up the valley along the left bank to cross it takes about two hours from here to the right hand bank. Views of the Kangchunne and Kanjeilarwa peaks are very nice along today' walk. The valley is well forested with Juniper and birch and wild animals like the musk deer inhabit this area. Further up the valley blue sheep might be seen on the mountain slopes. The trail climbs steadily turning westward once above tree line and keeping high above the river. Camp is made on same level ground below the Kangmara pass.

Day 19 : Trek below Kagmara –La to Cross the Kagmara-La (5,115m) – 4 to 5 hours Today, we begin our trip climbing steadily uphill to the pass, from here the summits of Kagmara I towards the south is able to be seen nearby and many other peaks of the range also are visible. Views west towards the Sisne Himal and Patrasi Himal and northwards to Kanjiroba Himal are outstanding. Then, trail goes down steeply towards the west and a long downfall walk will bring us to a small campsite below the peak of Kagmara Valley.

Day 20 :  Trek Kagmara-La to Hurikot village (3600m) – 5 to 6 hours After breakfast, the trail follows the Garpung Khola high above along the right side of river bank then it turns north above the confluence with the Jagdulla Khola to down to the Army Check Post. Again the trail turns right bank follows well forested valley to the village of Hurikot for the night camp.

Day 21 : Trek Hurikot village to Chaurikot (3060m) -5 to 6 hours We continue our journey after crossing a bridge, and ahead for Jagdull Lekh the trail goes up along the ridge to the northwest to climb Barbarey Lekh Pass at an elevation of about 3810m. We gradually climb and the pass itself is along ridgeline quite unlike most passes. We have a breathtaking view of Kanjiroba Himal Kanjiroba Himal towards north. Now, the trail descends into a pine, spruce, fir and oak dense forest. Our camp set in a forest cleaning beside of the river flowing down the valley.

Day 22 : Trek Chaurikot to Chorte Gompa (3200m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter breakfast, the trail leads us from camp below Barbarey Lekh and downstream through the oak and pine forest to the Chorte village. We walk another small settlement in a newly established village, where we set camp on fine meadows past the village.

Day 23 : Trek Chorte Gompa to Gothi Chaur (2,700m) – 4 to 5 hours Today, we follow the Tila stream to the Munigaun villages and the Kurigaun to climb up a side stream coming down from the left just short of Guthigaun climbing increasingly the sheep farm at Guthichaur. We will set our camp here.

Day 24 : Trek Gothi Chaur to Jumla (2,370m) -6 to 7 hours This is our last day of trekking, the trek begins slowly and gradually dropping down into a really lovely valley from high alpine pastures, through magnificent forests and finally into a fertile valley. These little beautiful villages like Padmara and so forth follow the same river all the way down to Jumla for overnight stay. With our remaining time we will walk around the Jumla bazaar.

Day 25 : Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj Today we take a flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj. Reaching Nepalgunj we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. The rest of the day in Kathmandu can be spent shopping and general sightseeing.

Day 26 : Final Departure to your Destination In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Note:

Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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