16901560 per person
Best season:May to October
Activity:Trekking and sightseeing
Trek type:Tea House
Accommodation:Hotel, lodgeShow All
Upper Dolpo Trekking is a grand trip to the typical valley, where Tibetan Buddhism and shamanistic pre-Buddhist culture exist. The landscape lies beyond the Dhaulagiri peak and the rugged trail leads you through the arid area of the Dolpo region. Upper Dolpo trek is also known as the Shey-Gompa Trek that the Gompa is one of the outstanding attractions during the trek. This adventurous trekking includes different high passes and technical high passes.
Beginning the trek from Juphal airstrip, it goes through the wonderful Tibetan Buddhist settlements. Once you reach to the district center of Dolpo- Dunai, you climb up towards the Phoksundo Lake via Ankhe. The largely spread blue Lake is the naturally loaded beauty of the Dolpo region as a whole. Phoksundo National Park bound the trekking part. Then the hidden part of the Phoksundo Khola begins. Reaching Shey Gompa via Phoksundo Bhanjyang, you will get an opportunity to explore the last commune of pure Tibetan culture. It has got a vast scenario of the pre-Chinese Tibetan civilizations, which are known as Bon Po. The altitude increases and still there are settlements, who are living in some of the highest located villages. The trail still has got jaw dropping rocky boulders that you have to overcome. Tibetan priests and Lamas come to this sacred part of the Himalayas to meditate and get the enlightenment.
While walking through the traditional villages in Upper Dolpo, you can witness the real life of the people, who follow the animal husbandry profession and they also do some farming on the possible areas. There are also hidden green valleys. Many organizations have tried different way outs to uplift the poor situations of the people. French school and other schools have been established to educate the kids. People also search the caterpillar fungus (Yarshagumba) on the alpine meadows.
Following the beauties that Erick Valley once had projected in his film, Himalayan Caravan, you trek via Saldang and Dho Tarap. Kang La pass (5360m), Saldang La pass (4,785m), Jeng La (4369m) and Jeng La pass (4845m) are some technical high passes during the trek to Upper Dolpo. Then it treks down to Juphal and fly further.
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel
Day 02 :Sightseeing and trek preparation, Please note that you need to be in Kathamdnu at least one day in advance as we could only issue the special permit while we have your orginal passport.
Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara and overnight at Pokhara hotel
Day 04 :Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2780m)
Day 05 :Trek to Chele(3050m)
Day 06 :Trek to Syanbochen (3475m)
Day 07 :Trek to Ghaymi (3520m)
Day 08 :Trek to Charang (3490m)
Day 09 :Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m)
Day 10 :Explore in Lo Manthang (3700m)
Day 11 :Trek to Drakmar(3819m)
Day 12 :Trek to Ghiling (3806m)
Day 13 :Trek to Chhuksang (2920m)
Day 14 :Trek to Jomsom (2710m)
Day 15 :Flight to Pokhara
Day 16 :Drive from Pokhara to Kathmadnu
Day 17 :Final Depature
These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.
We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the infamous Chitwan National Park jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal , Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), mountain flights, world class white water rafting and much more. Let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you.