Upper Dolpo Trek

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destination Upper Dolpo
duration 25 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dolpo
max altitude 5,151m.
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House + Camping
season All Season

Upper Dolpo Trek

One of the rainshadow districts trekking is Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal Himalayan. The objective of the Upper Dolpo Trekking is to visiting "Shey Gomba" just as Phoksundo Lake. Upper Dolpo Trek isn't so touristy trekking in Nepal in light of high passage expenses. The licenses require like Upper Mustang Trekking. Upper Dolpo Trekking grant cost is the US $ 500 for initial 10 days for each individual per passage then after $ 50 every day. What's more, such way, you need lower Dolpo grant, it cost $10 every week per individual. Just as, you have to Phoksundo National Park expense $35 per individual per every passage. We can say to this trek Inner Dolpo Trek too. 

The lower Dolpo trek needn't bother with the unique license which requires $500 however you need to pay Phoksundo National Park expense up until this point. The Lower Dolpo Trekking ventures forward to high passes are Baga La (5175m) and Numa La (5318m). In like manner, cross Kang La (5115m), Saldang La, (4785m), Cross Jeng La (4850m) for Upper Dolpo Trek. 

You have to fly first to Nepalgunj then to Juphal taking a household trip with two unique days. We can begin trek to Dunai that day you fly to Juphal. 

Upper Dolpo trekking is one of the troublesome yet charming and well known trekking courses Nepal. Upper Dolpo encompasses by colossal pinnacles including the Mt Crystal just as a lot more pinnacles. By the way,it is trans-Himalayan area of mid-West Nepal. It takes you to the freezing settlement of amazing Shey Monastery past Phoksundo Lake. The Phoksundo Lake has turquoise blue hued water. What's more, it is encompassing by thick woodland and the snow-topped Himalayas. Upper Dolpo Trekking is greatly improved outdoors sort out trek up until this point. 

In reality, Dolpo is a locale of the minority of Buddhist religious communities just as those of pre-Buddhist religion of Bon Po. The Dolpo secures one of the last remains of conventional Tibetan culture. Situated in the western north of Nepal close to Tibet outskirt. The geologically the locale is still inside Nepal however ethnically connected to Tibet. 

Most fundamentally, an enormous district of Dolpo has been separate as Shey Phoksundo National Park at 3,555 square kilometers. There you can spot blue sheep, Himalayan Black bear, panthers, wolves and the uncommon snow panthers. The way goes through a quiet backwoods and in conclusion to Palam, a winter settlement utilized by the individuals of Ringmo town. The houses here are nearly covered in the sandy soil. 

Uma Holidays voyages and Tours structures Upper Dolpo Trek for the individuals who need to encounter wonderful experience. Just as it is for discover appealing spots, individuals, towns, valleys and peaceful backwoods of pines, oaks. The explanation alluring on account of rhododendron, the trek passes numerous colossal mountain ranges. To tell you, Dolpo is one of the most compensating treks in the remote zones of Nepal, once in a while visited by a pariah. What's more, it has home grown land, immaculate trans-Himalayan culture just as Buddhist landmarks; unmistakable human culture and trekking around the upper Dolpo is a remarkable and the outing you can end at Jomsom taking more passes up until this point.


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You will be welcomed by our staff standing with your name-card in the airport arrival terminal and transferred to your hotel by the private vehicle. Small meeting about the trip in the evening.
After your breakfast you will be introduced to the trekking guides and helpers. And the Kathmandu sightseeing beings with visit to various UNESCO enlisted cultural Heritage sites including medieval Palaces in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Lalitpur Durbar squares. Other sites are Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa.In the evenining you will walk along the Thamel streets which is a good place to buy trekking equipment.
Today, you will take a flight to Nepalganj. The flight will give good views of the Himalaya to the north. Transfer to your hotel. There will be time in the evening to have a look around the town which is situated 3 kms from the southern Nepalese border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropical.
From Nepalgunj take a flight to Juphal. From here you will have walk through terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow canyon which after in 3 hours will lead you to a relatively larger village called Dunai.
From Dunai you cross the new suspension bridge and turn west, following the trail past the new hospital. At the confluence of the Thuli Bheri and Suli Gad rivers you turn to the north and follow the Suli Gad. The trail is fairly undulating but mostly up while the going is firm underfoot. You are never far from the river and can always hear its roar. You pass through an area which is overgrown with marihuana plants but also has crops for the villagers and animals including millet, pumpkin, potatoes, sweet corn and chillies. Many of the villages in this area are involved in the production of a lotus-like plant called 'chuk' that is used to make vinegar and medicines. You continue to track the river and eventually reach the settlement of Hanke, which is also the entrance to the Phoksundo National Park. The three villages you pass through have a strange name connection: Parela, meaning eyelash, Rahagaon meaning eyebrow, and Ankhe meaning eye.
he path begins after the morning meal from Renje. You cross the stream twice on all around made extensions, you at that point make a precarious climb on a limited way, embracing the precipice face. Having slid to the stream again the path takes another lofty rising requiring continuous stops to watch the scene of the scenes and furthermore for some rest. You may camp on Suligad River.
From here the underlying hours of the trek is genuinely simple. Be that as it may, from Sumdo the path turns out to be particularly similar to a slope. Here the waterway is deserted and you follow the way high over the water. Move up to an edge, about 3,875meters, from where you will have the most amazing perspectives on a 300meters cascade, the most noteworthy in Nepal, and your first perspective on Phoksundo Lake, an investigation in turquoise. You at that point plunge through birch woods to the upper compasses of the Phoksundo Khola and on to the beautiful settlement of Ringmo with its mud put chortens and mani dividers. The town currently has sunlight based boards assisting with improving the personal satisfaction of the residents. From the settlement it is a short stroll to the shores of Phoksundo Lake where you set up camp.
You follow the path that skirts the edge of the lake itself. This unsafe path is suspended on a passage of wood upheld on pegs, crashed into cleft in the stones and signals the remoteness of the region you are going to enter. You go steeply up, to 4,040meters, and afterward plunge down again to the valley base to enter the flood plain of the Phoksundo Khola and trek to your night stop close by the waterway, inside the bounds of the timberland to keep away from the most noticeably awful of the breeze which is pervasive in the valley base.
Today you should take shoes or footwear reasonable for Knee profound as you are crossing a couple of streams. Toward the beginning of today you proceed with the level way through an icy valley that presently travels north. As this becomes smaller and smaller there are great vertical bluffs and distorted stone arrangements. At the conversion of the Phoksundo Khola and another, anonymous, mountain stream there is an old wooden extension. Here you take the scarcely perceivable way toward the north east up a side valley which has a huge look. There is no path thusly, so it is important to climb over rocks and stones and to portage a stream that surges down the lofty valley. A long ascension carries you to a sheep knoll where the path veers up a precarious gorge. A hard move to the top carries you to one more valley where you can see the Kang La, the pass will lead you to Shey Gompa. You camp just before the go in a spot that Peter Matthiessen initiated 'Snowfields Camp'.
The to some degree ill defined track is truly requesting, particularly free to move around at will record screed. It will take around over two to three hours to arrive at the highest point of the Kang La. The perspectives from the top are superb and certainly justified regardless of all the difficult work. The tallness of the Kang La is differently given somewhere in the range of 5,200 and 5,500 meters relying upon the guide one employments. On sliding steeply to the valley floor, not over 45 minutes, you make a long wandering trek along the banks of the stream, crossing it once. A red chorten envoys your landing in Shey Gompa where a curious wooden log connect paves the way to the Shey Phoksundo lake.
As Shey implies gem, this religious community is otherwise called the Crystal Mountain. The lama of Shey dwells at a red isolation known as Tsakang Gompa which is west of Shey. It isn't generally a religious community yet a retreat. Tsakang has been a contemplation place to numerous celebrated lamas from Tibet. Shey Gompa has a place with the Chaiba people group, adherents of the Padmasambhava and Kagyu organizations. It was the first Kagyupa religious community and its organizer was the lama Ten-szin-Ra-Pa. The religious community was worked during the eleventh century. Shey is well known for its antiquated Buddhist culture. In Dolpo the old Tibetan lifestyle joins animism with the lessons of Buddha. Drutup Yeshe presented Buddhism in the Dolpo valley. Numerous years back he came to Dolpo and went over wild individuals, whose incomparable God was a 'savage mountain soul'. Precious stone Mountain is toward the west of Shey cloister. It is a peculiar mountain undoubtedly. Its bended precipices are bound with quartz and implanted with a rich assortment of marine fossils. Shey Gompa remains over the conversion of Kangjunala and Yeju nala. Close to the conjunction there is a gathering of supplication plants turned by water wheels.
Today, you start by following a lovely track in the midst of juniper, which rises to a dark, stony gulch. This starts to crisscross over exposed rocks and coarse disintegrated soil until it in the end carries you to a level spot, reasonable for a blend or lunch, if the climate is fine. At that point proceeding with steeply awake for 20 minutes before crossing to the highest point of the Saldang La pass. Here you will appreciate extraordinary perspectives towards the dry scenes of Mustang and the inaccessible snow pinnacles of Tibet. The consequent plunge towards the north is long and tiring, however you at long last happen upon the welcome sight of fields of nibbling yaks and sheep and traveling tents produced using yak hair. This signals your way to deal with Namduna Gaon. Like Shey, the Namgung religious community is of the Karma-dad faction. The cloister, a red stone structure, is worked against the background of a bluff on the north mass of a crevasse. The red and white shades of the Gompa and its Stupas are the main shading right now. The town itself comprises of just six stone houses and has terraced fields on the two sides of the tributary, which streams down to the Nam Khong valley. The economy of the district depends on farming, animal cultivation and exchanging. In Dolpo just one harvest a year can be developed and this is primarily grain. In some town buckwheat, oilseed, potato and radish are additionally developed. As of late the fundamental bluff sanctuary crumbled and the locals have now assembled an excellent new religious community in the town itself.
Leaving Namgung religious community and begin climbing. Further on it starts a long exciting navigate along some dusty infertile mountains. Gazing down into the valley base it is extremely clear that the individuals have utilized the ripe valley as one sees the slick terraced fields indicating brilliant patches of green and maturing crops. You climb before going down soak inclines to the beautiful town of Salding, arranged on a level high over the Nam Khong nala and the greatest town of the inward Dolpo territory. Despite the fact that the town lies at about a similar elevation as Ringmo, it is very surprising. Ringmo, a Himalayan town is arranged beneath the tree line while Saldang has a place with the bone-dry zone of the trans-Himalayan Tibetan level. The town extends for two kilometers on an open slant and comprises of five towns having eighty well-fabricated houses with almost 600 locals. It is prosperous, agronomically, yet in addition for its key area on an exchange course to Tibet.
In the wake of leaving Saldang in transit down to the waterway bed you go through terraced fields, Stupas, Chortens, loads of Mani stones and a Chaiba religious community. Namdo, the following town is likewise prosperous with sixty houses having almost 400 occupants. It extends for more than 5km on the high inclines to one side of Nam Khong Khola. The Namdo cloister is situated close to the stream bed. There is likewise another cloister over a high precipice. You camp close to the little Settlement of Sibu, directly on the stream bank.
Following the line of the stream valley the path is genuinely accommodating at first. After around two hours it is important to swim another stream before transforming into a side valley and the ascent turns out to be extremely sharp. This is a charming knoll, however bestrewn with rocks, yak and other creature droppings.
The path is commonly all around compacted making the going underneath simple, a lot simpler than free shale, yet it is steep. It is just a 2 hour move to arrive at the highest point of the Jeng La. From the highest point of the go there are acceptable perspectives on the Dhaulagiri massif, sparkling toward the beginning of the day light. A harsh track drops towards the Tarap valley. By the evening you locate a green valley which drives you by a charming track down towards the Tarap Chu. Tarap is a fantasy valley with huge fields in high mountains broadening 20kms along the stream Tarap Chu. It has ten towns with developed fields, numerous Gompas and Chortens of the two orders. You stop for the night at Tokyu religious community. This religious community additionally has a place with the Chaiba order.
Before leaving Tokyu a short visit can be made to the Chaiba Gompa. The path is expansive and very much voyaged, making the chilling out and there is proof of work in the fields, where the ladies will acquire the reap - the men are away cutting down the crowds of creatures for the prospective winter. There are numerous Mani dividers yet a portion of the Chortens are in an awful condition of fix. The 'French School' is simply outside the town of Dho Tarap where you have your night stop. Tarap is occupied for the most part by Magars who have lived here for ages yet in addition by a couple of Tibetans. They wear home-spun garments that is now and then colored maroon and they favor Tibetan style Somba (boots with improved toes) for footgear. People frequently wear both strict special necklaces and strings of coral and turquoise. The occupants of this town are both Bon Po and Buddhist (Nyingmapa). Toward the evening an approach the Buddhist Gompa is advantageous. There is an inhabitant lama who is glad to flaunt his religious community and may even let you see his private Gompa and the Tankas he has made himself. The Bon Gompa is about 30 minutes stroll from camp.
Your course follows the course of the Tarap Khola, by and large downhill. You experience tight crevasses with the stream hurrying through. One may see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, sheep, and goats and maybe meet individuals from Dolpo taking their groups of sheep and goats to bring down fields for the winter. The evening acquires more undulations the way when it leaves the quick course of the stream. There is proof of upgrades to the path where parts of the stone have been impacted out. You will likewise observe the first of the cutting edge steel suspension spans which have been worked to encourage development of individuals and creatures. The track is tight in places. You arrive at your medium-term camp on a verdant strip by the stream.
You keep on strolling down the chasm of the Tarap River, now and again nearby it and at others high above, on a thin path worked out from the precarious slants. The nature of the way fluctuates from wide, smooth and firm to tight and brittle. There are additionally flights of man made stone staircases which should be handled with care – a portion of the constituent rocks wobble when ventured upon! An energizing day in profound and stunning crevasses. Your campground is a lovely knoll in the shade of a remain of trees. Medium-term at rose camp.
Leaving Khanigoan by the new suspension extension and afterward stroll close by the stream, now and then going exceptionally high before coming to down to the water once more. A portion of the path is very requesting and one extension, said to have been out for a long time, requires crossing on wet venturing stones. Coming into the expansive fruitful valley of the Barbung Chu, you stroll among the different harvests of millet, sweet corn, grain, buckwheat, green beans, chilies and pot. Your lunch and night stop is high over the waterway however there is a standpipe for water. Tarakot is an old post town referred to by the neighborhood individuals as Dzong, signifying 'fortress'. Before the Gorkha tradition Tarakot was the capital and had a dzong. The acclaimed Sandul Gompa, which lies 8km east of Tarakot and at the intersection of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu, remains on a meadow toward the south of Bheri stream and at one time directed assortments of tolls for the exchanging troops navigating a territory called Tichu Rong.
The path is for the most part down and genuinely firm. Strolling adjacent to the Bheri waterway, you utilize the clever way fabricated twenty feet over the stream. Very soon you have arrived at the town of Dunai and the campground you utilized previously. You will presently have finished the circuit of secretive land Dolpo and a festival party makes certain to occur.
You currently backtrack your means to Juphal. At first the way is level however the last hour up to your goal appears to be more extreme than you recall on Day One.
In early morning you will travel to Nepaljung and evening you will travel to Kathmandu.
You return back to Kathmandu and make the most of your time shopping blessings and keepsakes for loved ones. You will likewise have choice to broaden visits in Nepal, for example, Chitwan Jungle Safari, Lumbini Tour, Bungee, Paragliding, boating and so forth with Global Holidays Adventure on extra expenses.
The outing closes, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.


Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Nepaljung on twin sharing basis on BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) plan.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide. 
  • Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Kathmandu Flight Cost.
  • Nepaljung - Juphal - Nepaljung Flight cost.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking in tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in Tent Camp.
  • Upper Dolpo restricated area permit.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage, foods and tent during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.


Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.



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2 Pax USD 4,300
3 Pax USD 4,200
4 - 6 Pax USD 4,100
7 - 12 Pax USD 4,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 3,900
19 - 24 Pax USD 3,800
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