Upper Dolpo Trek

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Geographically Dolpo Region is counted as the slight developed district with is less explored by the Anthropologists. Upper Dolpo Trek is known as the prohibitive area even though each year the maximum numbers of outsiders come into the inner Dolpo. This is the reason why most of the trekkers prefer Upper Dolpo Trek as a unique and elite experience. Upper Dolpo trek passes comparatively 3 high Passes. Upper Dolpo Trek covers superior trails which are lead through the trek on the glaciers.
The periphery of the Tibetan Plateau into the high Himalayan rain outline is situated in the renowned and concealed land which is closed for years to trekkers.  The absence of additional outsiders the tepid greeting offered the Dolpo Pa and the enthralling imminent into the Tibetan trail of lifestyles craft Upper Dolpo Trek as a tremendous range and an extraordinary trek. An exceptional trek in the Himalayan country, Upper Dolpo Trek is preferably matched together with the beginners and has ubiquitously.
The major highlights of Upper Dolpo Trek are coined as the striking close up observations of Mountains, distinctive mores, numerous days of camping in the moderate Dolpa, serene lake and unbelievable scenery. Upper Dolpo Trek is appropriate to carry on throughout the year yet from December to February is suggested as the ease to use. Upper Dolpo Trek is supposed as the fully supported, guided trek with cam trek. The trek grade is moderate where as Jumla is concluded as the starting place of this trek, embarking the amazing venture. The Sherpa Way as a trekking company has set the Upper Dolpo Trek as the most mesmerizing trek for the trekkers.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Nepaljung
Day 04: Flight to Juphal, trek to Dunai
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe
Day 06: Trek to Sulighat
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake
Day 08: Trek to Phoksundo Khola
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang La Pass
Day 11: Rest day
Day 12: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
Day 13: Trek to Saldang
Day 14: Trek to Yangze Gompa
Day 15: Trek to Sibu
Day 16: Trek to Jeng La Phedi
Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng
Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap
Day 19: Trek to Tarap Khola
Day 20: Trek to Khanigaon
Day 21: Trek to Tarakot, Dunai
Day 22: Trek to Jhuphal
Day 23: Flight to Nepaljung, Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure!!!!
Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
According to the designed itineraries, on the first day you will land on Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu where you will be warmly received by the representative member from The Sherpa Way and then will move into the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley is an astonishing city packed with multicolor, sounds, people and different mesmerizing temples which has historical as well as religious importance. The guide from The Sherpa Way will take you in several amazing places throughout the day including Durbar Squares, Bouddhanath Stupa,  Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhu as well many hidden spots which are known to the natives. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 03: Flight to Nepaljung
Finishing the sightseeing in Kathmandu you will catch the flight to Nepaljung. In Nepaljung you will get to view several bazaars and are inhabitant by diverse ethnic people. Basically in Nepaljung you will be visiting the sacred temple of Bageshori. Without wasting any time you will soon catch another flight to Juphal (2,475m). Juphal will make you ro view the mountains and tiny villages. Then, you will begin the trek to Dunai (2,140m). Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2,320m), trek to Dunai (2,850m)
Spending an enjoyable night at Nepaljung you will again take another 45 minutes of flight to Juphal (2,320m) above the high Himalayas, seeing Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.  From Juphal, you will walk for 2 to 3 hours of walk from the airfield towards the camp site at Dunai (2,850m) Village. The 1st day will begin with the adventure of downward all through the terraced field and thin George. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2,896m)
Today the trail conversely takes you to Rahagaon by ascending a village called Thakuri (2,900m) with a Gompa, Mastha, protector of this village. From here, the trail will lead you to the lower section of Rahagaon and take a gradual downfall at the Phoksundo Khola. Crossing the trail downward all through the shady forest to a lengthy stream will take you to the Shey Phoksundo National Park situated at Ankhe (2,896m). Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 06: Trek to Sulighat (3,500m)
On the following day you will move to Sulighat from Ankhe, approximately come crossing the downhill amid to make it out as the fast flowing river. Forming the dyke all along the river bank, the trekking trail will turn into the collection of sticks and rocks. The trek keep on prolong upstream and will appear the bridge close to Ryajik Village. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake
From at this point the route moves to unlock country on the edge one can view the distant observation of Phoksundo Lake and an impressive lofty waterfall, one of the utmost in Nepal. Spending some moment at Phoksundo Lake you can outlook the huge sights. To end up with the amble downhill throughout the forests to the higher move will take you to Phoksundo Khola, and next to the charming agreement of Ringmo. The short amble to the shoreline will bring you to the Phoksundo Lake. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 08: Trek to Phoksundo Khola
After arriving at Phoksundo, the escapade persists avoiding the coast of the lake as it forms a pebbly outcrop all along the western bank. The wobbly trail balanced on a walkway of wood hold up in the rocks. The westernmost rim of the lake will take you all through a verdant meadow which opened into the flood plain of the Phoksundo Khola. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
With the union of Phoksundo Khola and a different mountain stream, there exists a primitive timber bridge. An extended mount will take you to the sheep field wherever the trail turn up a vertical gully. A solid ascend to the crest will again take you so far another valley where one can observe the Kang-La. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa (4,500m) via Kang La Pass
On the following day you will head towards Shey Gompa (4,500m) via Kang La Pass in an early morning. The presence of red chorten hints the arrival at Shey Gompa, where a picturesque timber, log bridge show the way up to the location at Shey Gompa. Stay overnight in a tented camp. Th Shey Gompa belongs to the community called Chaiba which was the initial Kagyupa Gompa crafted in 11th century. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 11: Rest day
This is the day for taking some rest. This day has its own significance in order to adopt the new surroundings as well as to reinforce the muscles. Resting does not merely understand staying idle. So, you will move out from the camp and will explore the new environment. Stay overnight in a tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Namduna Gaun (4,800m) via Saldang La
The following downward to the northern part is lengthy and exhausting however you will at last approach the greet spectacle of pasturing the grazing yaks and sheep. The indication of approaching the Namduna Gaun (4,800m) will change the perspective of trek. Akin to Shey, the Namgung monastery belongs to the Karma-Pa cult. Lately the chief cliff temple warped and the villagers have now constructed an attractive new monastery in this simple village. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3,620m)
On the following day the trek will take the trekker into0 the Saldang (3,620m) which seems to be on the flat terrain of elevated Nam Khongmala. Saldang is the biggest village located in the inner Dolpo area with picturesque façade. It is an affluent village with planned place on a trade route to Tibet. Stay overnight in a tented camp

Day 14: Trek to Yangze Gompa (4,960m)
The trek set up with the moderate regular trail with little upward and downward slope and after that will cross all through the tiny arrangement of Tiling and Lurigaon, until you arrive at Yangze also identified as Yangtsher. It is situated just prior to Yangze close to Lurigaon. Here you will pass the tributary of Panzang River aiming to explore the villages along with the Monastery. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Sibu (4,560m)
From Yangze there exist two trails which link Sibu (4,560m). This is the stretched trail which heads to west crossing the awfully isolated villages of Nishalgaon and additional past Shimengaon. In order to keep time and power you will go back over the trail reverse to Saldang village, as it is the comparatively easy and short route. The trek prolongs further downhill for additional 2 hours to arrive at Sibu. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Jeng La Phedi (4,900m)
Following the trek today you will head towards the Jeng La Phedi by passing the caravan of laden on the way to the Tibet border. Spending several days at the same river, lastly you will depart revolving east till you turn up at joining together with two small tributaries. The sharp scale to the base will take you to Jeng La (4,900m). Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng
Morning trek show the way to Tokyu Gaon through Jeng after ascending 2 hours into the top of the Jeng La (5,090m). You will get to view the brilliant sight of snow ranges which come out to the south. After a magnificent instant at the pass, the walk will take to move down on the coarse trail of Tarap valley. By afternoon we come to the green valley which leads us on the pleasant. You will end at Tokyu monastery (4,200m/13,776ft). This monastery also belongs to the Chaiba sect. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,040m)
Bon Po and Chaiba valley sect exist together in harmony. After a tiny trek on this striking valley you will be well come to Dho Tarap (4,040m) where you will have sufficient time to roam around the villages as the village is bounded with uneven stone wall. Dho is inhabitant by a small number of Tibetans. Most of the native belong to Magars tribes who have spend for several generations. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 19: Trek to Tarap Khola
On this day you have to walk a long and moderate in comparison to other days, seeing choice of several different campsites so the itinerary can be as flexible as you like. From the quite bare country around Tarap, we descend towards a wide valley which eventually narrows into a gorge. By the afternoon time we reach at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and the Lang Khola, a stream that joins with Tarap River from further east.

Day 20: Trek to Khanigaon (3,150m)
On this morning you will move to Khanigaon (3,150m) in an early morning. The trek is full of thrill with several unforeseen quest. Due to the natural calamities sometimes you have to walk the icy torrent by foot. Latly, accomplishing the camp location you will mark next to Tarap Khola or Khanigaon. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 21: Trek to Tarakot (2,537m), Dunai
At the moment from the earlier trail you will move to Tarakot (2,537m), going after an imprecise trail to the beautiful village of Lalberi. After that, you will cross all the way through an area of remarkable forest, sooner and downward into a different canyon, walking from the river another time so as to get Tarakot. Tarakot (2,537m) is an ancient fortress city recognized by the native as Dzong. The meaning of Dzong is 'fort'. Previous to the Gorkha rule Tarakot was known as the capital. Stay overnight in a tented camp.  

Day 22: Trek to Jhuphal
Taking 3 hours of trek will take you to Juphal (2,475m) from Chhepka. The first part above the great trail, passing through the tiny village of Kalagaonda will take you towards your destination. Another time, you will go away from the chief trail and hike over the miniature trail during the pasture of Wheat, Barley, Walnut and Apricot. Trekking in Juphal is a tempting come up. Stay overnight in a tented camp.
Day 23: Flight to Nepaljung, Kathmandu
In an early morning you will catch a flight to Nepaljung. Throughout the flight you will take pleasure by viewing the elevated mountains with exclusive exterior. Inwarding at Nepaljung once more will catch a new flight for Kathmandu. After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will be transferred into the hotel where you can have some rest. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 24: Departure!!!!
This is the last day of the trek package so, you will be transferred into the Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative staff from The Sherpa Way safely. You can either return to your hometown or can stay here for next tour package. Feeling contented to serve you as our guest.   
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Cost includes:
  • 2/3 Night’s hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • three times meal(breakfast,lunch and dinner)in trekking
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Shey Phoksundu National park Fee/special permits.
  • All camping equpment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trekking.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.
Cost does not include:
  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.  
  • Tipping for trekking staff.  
  • Extra baggage charge over 20 kg on flight..
Trekking Gear Recommended by  the sherpaway listed below.
  •  walking boot,sleeper 
  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
  • warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umber la 
  • Sleeping bag warm minimum -20 degrees F, either down or fiberfill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fiber fill; or feather jacket
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • beading canvas or nylon without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Day pack or rucksack waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
  • Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak
  • head light and extra battery,
  • walking stick two pair
  • your camera, if you have power bank ,
           please do not forget anything listed below!
  •  sleeping bag
  • camelback water bottle
  • passport copies of document and copy of your insurence.
  • map and travel guides
  • first aid kid
  • GPS-altimeter
  • flashlight and batteries
  • cell phone and charger
  • camera chagers,batteries & cards
  • normal insulation
  • personal &backpack,bath towel
  • walking stick

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 20 Days
Destination: Nepal
Seasons : spring,autum,summer
Grading: trekking
No. of Pax : min 3 pax
Trip Departure : fixed
Activities : trekking/hiking/camping
Altitude Height : 4500 M.
Mode of Travel : driving/hiking/flying
Ends at : nepalgunj

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