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Upper Dolpo Trek

The Upper Dolpo Trek is a wild and unforgiving trekking trail, without any vacationers and no signs of explorers to a far distance, and with all over a couple of towns,

  • 27

    days

  • 26

    night

  • Challenging

$4800 per person

  • Trip Code:
    MTADV123
  • Country:
    Nepal
  • Duration:
    27 Days
  • Trip Level:
    Challenging
  • Max Altitude:
      5360 M
  • Activity:
    Trekking
  • Starts at:
    Kathmandu
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:
    Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Sulighat-Phoksundo Lake-Shey Gompa-Saldang-Tokyu-Dho Tarap-Khanigaon -Tarakot-Jhuphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
    May- Sep.

Trip Highlights

  • Off the beaten Restricted trekking trail
  • Trans Himalayan Society
  • Phoksundo National Park
  • Shey Gompa Monastery
  • Unique Tradition and Life style
  • Shey Phoksundo Lake
  • Annapurna Himalayan Range Scenery

Upper Dolpo Trek – Not for the faint hearted!

The Upper Dolpo Trek is a wild and unforgiving trekking trail, without any vacationers and no signs of explorers to a far distance, and with all over a couple of towns, this is one of the harshest trekking trails available in Nepal and is the God Father of all Trekking trails across the globe. Though a daredevil trek, the Upper Dolpo Trek features the most charismatic panorama of the majestic mountain vistas of Nepal. The trek also features a remote eleventh Century Monastery on the course which has been visited by a very few number of religious devotees. The trail goes north of the principle chain, over various high mountain passes offering extraordinary perspectives of the splendid Annapurna Range.

The Upper Dolpo Trek rolls off from the heart of the country, Kathmandu with a short flight to Nepalgunj and another connecting flight to Jhupal. The trail passes through pleasant town like Do Tarap and Shey Gompa crossing through high and remote elevated region and passes. As this is likewise Nepal’s one of the harshest trekking trail and shelters the most spine chilling high passes in the country, this trek is Not for the faint hearted. The trail leads us to excellent Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m) which is one of the most tranquil lakes in Asia. From here we will trek back to Juphal where we catch our flight to Kathmandu.

Join the most challenging Upper Dolpo Trek with the highly trained team of Mantra Adventure to witness the unadulterated wilderness of the merciless trail of the Upper Dolpo Trek. Even in this harshest of trail, we assure your safety and ensure to make this trek the most adventurous trekking experience of your life.

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BRIEF ITINERARY

  • DAY - 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu
  • DAY - 2
    Kathmandu: touring and trek planning
  • DAY - 3
    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • DAY - 4
    Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai
  • DAY - 5
    Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 6
    Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 7
    Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 8
    Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake
  • DAY - 9
    Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 10
    Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours
  • DAY - 11
    Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) by means of Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 12
    Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
  • DAY - 13
    Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) by means of Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours
  • DAY - 14
    Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/11,874ft): 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 15
    Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 16
    Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours
  • DAY - 17
    Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 18
    Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) through Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 19
    Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 20
    Rest Day at Dho Tarap
  • DAY - 21
    Day 21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours
  • DAY - 22
    Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 23
    Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours
  • DAY - 24
    Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours
  • DAY - 25
    Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours
  • DAY - 26
    Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and after that to Kathmandu
  • DAY - 27
    Final takeoff

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Holiday Itinerary

  • DAY - 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a delegate from Mantra Adventure who will drop you off at your lodging. At night an appreciated supper will be facilitated by Mantra Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • DAY - 2
    Kathmandu: touring and trek planning

    After breakfast we start our voyage through four stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the structurally rich Durbar Square, the holy Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the intriguing 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is one of the biggest stupas on the planet. Subsequent to finishing our visit late toward the evening, we drive to Mantra Adventure's office for a concise meeting about our trek and become more acquainted with our group pioneer (guide) and kindred explorers.

  • DAY - 3
    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    Today we catch our flight to Nepalgunj, a town close to the Nepal-India outskirt, is likewise the portal to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an intriguing Terai town that features the assorted culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the neighborhood showcase, small zoo and adjacent towns. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

    Included meals:Breakfast

  • DAY - 4
    Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai

    We travel to Jupal after breakfast. The town is wonderfully situated over the Himalayan foothills, with perspectives of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri crests to its north. Here, we meet our trekking staff and start the experience. We stroll through terraced fields to the Bheri River and its thin chasm. We keep strolling to Dunai, which is the regulatory headquarter of the Dolpo area. We investigate the residential area at night and camp there for the night.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 5
    Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours

    We leave Dunai and cross a suspension extension and swing toward the west after a trail past a doctor's facility. We escalate towards Thulo Bheri valley to ultimately land at Phoksundo valley. Amid the walk we get to the perspective of Kagmara Peak up the valley. We go through walnut forests, Dhera and Rahagaun towns, stroll down thick wildernesses lastly achieve Ankhe. Overnight in Ankhe.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 6
    Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours

    Our trail rises and plummets along a lush riverbank and trips on a lofty trail. The good and bad times can be somewhat tedious, yet there are a few streams en route that offer an opportunity to chill. The trail in the long run leaves the woodlands and goes through a green slant high over the waterway. We trek downhill on a trail encompassed by lavish woods previously achieving a precipice took after by a confounding drop on a flimsy stone staircase to the waterway bank. We keep trekking until the point when we achieve Sulighat where we spend the night.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 7
    Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours

    We proceed with our adventure along the valley floor to the conversion of the Phoksundo and Pungmo waterways. In the wake of intersection a scaffold, we stroll on the western bank of the Pungmo Khola. The trail goes through a cedar backwoods before achieving Palam town. From here we trek up to an edge and appreciate far off perspectives of Phoksundo Lake and a dynamite waterfall, one of the most astounding in Nepal. Next, our trail slips through birch timberlands to the upper ranges of the Phoksundo Khola, and afterward to the beautiful Ringmo town with its mud-put chortens and mani dividers. From here it is a short stroll to the shores of the Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 8
    Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake

    Today will be a merited rest day for acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake. Amid the day we can leave on a short climb to the town of Ringmo and it's Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Amid our short strolls, we likewise get an opportunity to get to know the neighborhood culture. The Dolpo individuals wear custom made apparel that is infrequently colored a maroon shading and they support Tibetan-style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. The two men and ladies regularly wear religious special necklaces and strings of coral, golden and turquoise. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 9
    Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours

    Our trail moves around the best western end of the Phoksundo Lake as it shapes on a rough edge along the lake's western bank. This shaky trail suspended on a path of wood bolstered on pegs crashed into precipice in the stones, flags the remoteness of the region we are going to enter. At the westernmost edge of the lake the way leads through a rich glade that opens up into the surge plain of the Phoksundo Khola. At that point we stroll through the valley, crossing the waterway and staying away from the infrequent boggy swamp underneath and afterward going ahead the bank of the stream to the overnight camp.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 10
    Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours

    For a hour or so we stroll on a trail that leads us along the level way through a cold valley which heads due north. At the conjunction of the Phoksundo Khola and another mountain stream, there is an old wooden scaffold. From here, we stroll towards the north-east. A long climb conveys us to a sheep glade where our trail veers up a precarious gorge. A hard move to the best brings us to yet another valley where we can see the Kang-La pass. We set up our camp close to the go in a place that Peter Matthiessen initiated 'Snowfields Camp'. Amid our trek today we additionally get the chance to appreciate the perspectives of Chhamlang crest 6 (6739m) and top 7 (6105m).

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 11
    Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) by means of Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours

    In the morning, we rise on a lofty trail covered with slate towards the pass. The move to the highest point of the pass is very strenuous. From the highest point of Kang-la pass we get magnificent perspectives of the extensive valley analyzed by a spouting stream. We plunge to the valley floor on a precarious trail. Next, we stroll on a winding trail along the banks of a waterway, intersection and re-crossing it a few times. There are mud holes coating the slopes sitting above the waterway. We additionally go through knolls where we see brushing yaks, many sheep and residential mountain goat (Chyangra). In the wake of intersection an interesting log connect we come to the Shey Gompa compound where we will be spending the night.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 12
    Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa

    Shey Gompa was worked in 1655 and the religious community is noted for its mammoth copper with plated gold statue of a situated Shakyamuni Buddha. Toward the east of the gompa is Crystal Mountain which is one of the most interesting mountains, as its distorted precipices are bound with quartz and installed with a rich assortment of marine fossils. Today is another all around earned rest day for acclimatization. We spend the day climbing around Shey town which is popular for its antiquated pre-Buddhist culture, the Bon Po. In Dolpo the old Tibetan lifestyle joins animism with the instructing of Buddha. Overnight in Shey Gompa.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 13
    Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) by means of Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours

    We start the day by following a wonderful trail in the midst of juniper trees which slides into a dark, stony ravine. At that point the way starts to crisscross finished exposed rocks and coarse dissolved soil until the point when it in the long run conveys us to the highest point of Saldang-la pass. The resulting drop towards the north is long and tiring however brushing yaks and sheep, and roaming tents produced using yak hair is a consoling sight. In Namduna Gaun we visit Namgung religious community. The red stone monstery is worked against the background of a precipice on the north mass of a crevasse. Overnight in Namuda Gaun.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 14
    Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/11,874ft): 4-5 hours

    We leave the town and ascend an incline and start a long stroll along dusty infertile mountains. Following 3-4 hours of hard climb, we start to see Saldang Village underneath us on a level high over the Namga Khola stream. It has a beautiful appearance. Saldang is the biggest town of the internal Dolpo zone. The town extends for almost two kilometers on an open slant and comprises of five towns having around eighty well-assembled houses with about six hundred individuals. It is a prosperous town agronomically as well as for its vital area on an exchange course to Tibet. Overnight in Saldang.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 15
    Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours

    From Saldang, we walk assist north along the Nagon Khola (waterway) on a wild and desolate landscape. We start our stroll on a genuinely continuous way with few good and bad times. In transit, we go through Marang and Ki towns. Next, we cross a tributary of Panzang River and stroll towards the east and cross the stream again before achieving Yangze gompa which houses an old Bon-Po Monastery. Overnight in Yangze Gompa.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 16
    Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours

    From Yangze, there are two trails that associate with Sibu. To spare time we will remember the way back towards Saldang town, which will be substantially simpler and shorter than the other course. From Saldang we stroll along a stream and go through terraced fields, stupas, chortens, stacks of mani stones and a Chaiba religious community, at that point go through the Namdo town, which is additionally prosperous, with around sixty houses having almost 400 occupants. It extends for more than 5 km on the high inclines to one side of Nam Khong Khola. The Namdo cloister is situated close to the stream bed. Our voyage proceeds additionally down the waterway for an additional two hours to camp close to a little settlement of Sibu.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 17
    Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours

    We stroll along the Nam Khong Khola for some time and go via bands with yaks that are moving towards the Tibetan fringe. In the wake of turning east and strolling for some time, we touch base at a conversion of two little streams. Next, the lofty trail climbs to a touching region beneath the Jeng La pass (4,900m/16,072ft). Our camp will be set up in this delightful glade. Overngiht in Jeng la Phedi.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 18
    Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) through Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours

    We rise at a young hour in the morning and put forward on the present trek. It will take us two extend periods of time to achieve the highest point of the Jeng La go from where we get wonderful perspectives of the north face of the Dhaualgiri massif. From here we plummet on an unpleasant trail to the Tarap Valley, a captivating valley with tremendous fields in high mountains that expands twenty kilometers along Tarap Chu waterway. We camp near the cloister at Tokyu.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 19
    Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours

    We trek downhill on a plain valley with patches of lavish grass on the two sides of the waterway which is totally not the same as different parts of inward Dolpo. There is additionally a swamp which is a typical element in the Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladakh Himalaya. Both the Bon Po and Buddhist orders are rehearsed in the valley. After a short trek, we achieve Dho Tarap). Overnight in Dho Tarap.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 20
    Rest Day at Dho Tarap

    We spend today resting and walking around the town of Dho Tarap which is encompassed by an unpredictable stone divider. Our strolls will enable us to get to know the nearby culture of the region. At Dho, around 40 houses are isolated into three groups and inherent an aimless route possessed by couple of Tibetans and for the most part Magars who are a slope tribe of Nepal. Overnight in Dho Tarap.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 21
    Day 21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours

    From Tarap we plunge towards a wide valley which in the long run limits into a canyon. We stroll along juniper and wild flower shrubs simply over the tree line. On our trek we see groups of blue sheep and by the evening, we achieve the intersection of the Tarap Chu and the Lang Khola, a stream that joins with Tarap River from assist east. We will make our camp on a pleasant glade otherwise called Kamakharka and spend the night.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 22
    Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours

    We keep strolling down the canyon of the Tarap River, now and again nearby it. Amid our walk we go by the neighborhood individuals will's identity taking their groups to bring down fields for the winter. This will be a standout amongst the most energizing days of this excursion as the valley turns out to be so restricted in a profound crevasse that in a few spots we can bounce starting with one side then onto the next. Once in a while there is no hint of a way and we may need to stroll crosswise over stone chunks fitted on sign in the middle of the dividers which go about as an extension. The crevasse likewise gives startling experience and excites. At a few places, the scaffolds are either harmed or washed away and we might be compelled to cross the frigid downpour by walking. At long last, we achieve our outdoors spot close to the Tarap Khola at Khanigaon where we spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 23
    Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours

    From the camp we take after a trail that takes us to the town of Lalberi. Our trail at that point goes through a lavish backwoods, plunges into another chasm and keeps on following the waterway once more. Subsequent to achieving Tarakot, we can visit Sandul Gompa which lies around 8 km east of the town at a crossroads of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu. The religious community remains on a slope toward the south of Bheri River. Today we camp by the Tarap Chu stream around 150 meters beneath Tarakot, close to the police post. Overnight in Tarakot

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 24
    Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours

    We start our trek on a trail behind the Bheri River before intersection a scaffold close to the Lawan town. Our trail will proceed nearby the huge Bheri Rriver rising until the Byas Gadi. From here the trail moves towards the west on a moderately simple trail. We cross the waterway again close to the Lochakhola Gaon and rise to Dunai for an overnight remain. The present trek will for the most part be on a superb canyon with pine trees. Overnight in Dunai.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 25
    Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours

    Fron Dunai, we trek along the Bheri River getting a charge out of the excellent scene. In transit, we go through Dhupichaur and Rupgad towns and in addition a sanctuary. We keep trekking by means of Kalagaonda town and Motipur town before achieving the little airstrip. Overnight in Jhuphal.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • DAY - 26
    Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and after that to Kathmandu

    We take the soonest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. After achieving Nepalgunj, we profit to Kathmandu for the following accessible flight. Subsequent to touching base in Kathmandu, we will be exchanged to our lodging. There is nothing to do except for exchange messages with travel mates and sort out the photographs. To commend the effective fulfillment of our voyage, we will have a goodbye supper facilitated by Mantra Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • DAY - 27
    Final takeoff

    Our expedition in Nepal concludes today. A Mantra Adventure's delegate will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a couple of hours before the planned flight.

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