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Upper Dolpo

Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the northwest part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990. The Himalayan range can be seen in its entire splendor. The Phoksondo Lake (deepest lake in the world) with the Ringmo village provides some of the most beautiful Nepalese scenery. The trail follows the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route, across a high pass and through the wilderness in one of Nepal’s most remote and least developed areas. Upper Dolpo offers you a glimpse of isolated high Himalayan valleys, places where time seems to have stopped for centuries, amazing desert landscapes, old Buddhist monasteries, enchanting culture and tradition and a vast array of wildlife. In the Dolpo region the monsoon, created by the sea winds blowing from the Gulf of Bengal, is tempered by the Dhaulagiri range and trekking is therefore also possible during the summer, a period during which flora explodes in all its splendor: orchids, edelweiss, campanules and forget-me-nots. This trek also offers views of Dhaulagiri and the entire Annapurna range.

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty : Moderate to Strenous
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Trip Grade :
  • Destinations : Tibet
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Departure Date :
  • Best Seasons :
  • Highest Altitude :5500 m
  • Start - End :Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the northwest part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990. The Himalayan range can be seen in its entire splendor. The Phoksondo Lake (deepest lake in the world) with the Ringmo village provides some of the most beautiful Nepalese scenery. The trail follows the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route, across a high pass and through the wilderness in one of Nepal’s most remote and least developed areas. Upper Dolpo offers you a glimpse of isolated high Himalayan valleys, places where time seems to have stopped for centuries, amazing desert landscapes, old Buddhist monasteries, enchanting culture and tradition and a vast array of wildlife. In the Dolpo region the monsoon, created by the sea winds blowing from the Gulf of Bengal, is tempered by the Dhaulagiri range and trekking is therefore also possible during the summer, a period during which flora explodes in all its splendor: orchids, edelweiss, campanules and forget-me-nots. This trek also offers views of Dhaulagiri and the entire Annapurna range.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel Alt. 1,350m / 4,428 ft.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Alt. 150m / 4,92ft. (1hr)
Day 3: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (½ hour) (2,400m) – trek to Dunai Alt. 2,150m / 7,052ft. (2hrs)
Day 4: Trek to Sepka Alt. 2,670m / 8,757ft. (5hrs)
Day 5: Trek to Shey Phoksumdo Alt. 3,728m / 12,227ft. (5hrs)
Day 6: Rest Day
Day 7: Trek to Forest Camp Alt. 4,120m / 13,513ft. (5hrs)
Day 8: Trek to High Camp Alt. 4,910m / 16,104ft. (5hrs)
Day 9: Trek over the Kang La Pass Alt. (5,500m) – Shey Gumba Alt. 4,996m / 16,386ft. (6hrs)
Day 10: Rest day – visit a 600 year old monastery.
Day 11: Trek to Namdo Alt. 4,913m / 16,114ft. (5hrs)
Day 12: Trek Saldang Alt. 5,120m / 16,793 (4hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Yangtsher Gumba Alt. 5,360m / 17,580ft. (5hrs)
Day 14: Trek to Namdo Alt. 4,913m / 16,114ft. (6hrs)
Day 15: Trek Shey Gumba Alt. 4,996m / 16,386ft. (3 ½ hrs)
Day 16: Trek over Kang La Pass (5500m) – trek to Forest Camp Alt. 4,120m / 13,513ft. (6hrs)
Day 17: Trek to Shey Phoksumdo Alt. 3,728m / 12,227ft. (5hrs)
Day 18: Trek Hanke Alt. 2,660m / 8,724ft. (5hrs)

"So What Am I Paying For?"

When it comes to money we would like to explain you, what you are paying for. And the reason is very simple. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with quality international service. We have factory-gate prices, which are fully inclusive with no hidden costs. Being one of the most leading trekking companies in Nepal, we easily guarantee your safety, satisfaction and long-lasting deep memories. After all, this is the core reason of you being here. For your own convenience you can check our recently traveled customers feedback on one of the world's trusted travel advice websites - Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet guidebook. It is all about those great experiences that you carry within your heart, and we are its providers in the country for trekking.

Cost Includes

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees.
  • Professional English speaking guides and porters.

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner prior to the trek, please allow US$ 20 per day.
  • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu/ Pokhara - allow per day.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Note:  Airfare is not included in the tour price.