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Dolpo trek Upper Dolpo

22 Days Upper Dolpo trek, also called Inner Dolpo trek. One of the most specials treks in Nepal, visit Phoksumdo Lake, Shey Gompa, Saldang, Do Tarap and see the famous yak caravans of the Himalaya.The Dolpo region is also known as Ba Yul, `the hidden land`. Eric Valli shot his famous Oscar nominated Nepal movie `Caravans of the Himalaya` in this remote part of Dolpo.


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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 03: Nepalgunj - Juphal - Dunai(2475m)
Day 04: Dunai - Tarakot(2540m)
Day 05: Tarakot - Lahini
Day 06: Lahini - Cave Camp
Day 07: Cave Camp - Dho Tarap(3944m)
Day 08: Dho Tarap, restday, explore surroundings
Day 09: Dho Tarap - Jangla Phedi
Day 10: Jangla Phedi - Jangla - Yak Kharka
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Saldang
Day 12: Saldang, restday(3770m)
Day 13: Saldang - Namgung(4360)
Day 14: Namgung (4360)- Gelu La (5110m) - Shey Gompa(4343m)
Day 15: Shey Gompa - Ganda La Phedi
Day 16: Ganda La Phedi - Ganda La - Ganda La Khola
Day 17: Ganda La Khola - Ringmo Phoksumdo Lake
Day 18: Ringmo Phoksumdo Lake,  restday
Day 19: Ringmo Phoksumdo - Sepka
Day 20: Sepka - Dunai
Day 21: Dunai - Juphal
Day 22: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 03 Nepalgunj - Juphal - Dunai(2475m)
Day 04 Dunai - Tarakot(2540m)
Day 05 Tarakot - Laina odar(3370m)
Day 06 Laina odar(3370m) - Cave Camp
Day 07 Cave Camp - Dho Tarap(3944m)
Day 08 Dho Tarap, restday, explore surroundings(3944m)
Day 09 Dho Tarap - Jangla Phedi
Day 10 Jangla Phedi - Jangla - Yak Kharka(
Day 11 Yak Kharka - Saldang(3770m)
Day 12 Saldang, restday(3770m)
Day 13 Saldang - Namgung(4360)
Day 14 Namgung (4360)- Gelu La (5110m) - Shey Gompa(4343m)
Day 15 Shey Gompa - Ganda La Phedi
Day 16 Ganda La Phedi - Ganda La - Ganda La Khola
Day 17 Ganda La Khola - Ringmo Phoksumdo Lake(3648m)
Day 18 Ringmo Phoksumdo Lake,  restday(3648)
Day 19 Ringmo Phoksumdo - Sepka
Day 20 Sepka - Dunai
Day 21 Dunai - Juphal
Day 22 Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal
  • Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • All local airporttaxes
  • Accommodation during trekking in tents
  • 3 Meals a day during trek
  • Drinks during trek (thee, coffee, water, hot chocolate)
  • Tents (member tent, dining and Kitchen tent, Toilet tent)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministery of Tourism)
  • Cook and kitchen staff
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Shey Phoksumdo National Park Entrance Fee
  • Special Upper Dolpa trekking permit
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Dolpa region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  • Extra costs in case of delay in flights from and to Juphal
  • International flight to and from Nepal and airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks when not on trek
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Emergency evacuation when Needed

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.