Upper Dolpo Trekking
Trip Overview of Upper Dolpo Trekking
Dolpo is remote region of Nepal and the focal point of this area is Shey Phoksumdo National Park. The east and south of it is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking to Lower Dolpo proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime. The noteworthy figure seen here are perfect snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, reliable Buddhist monastery and wonderful lakes.
The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with gripping culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with Tibetan. Trekking into this region gives an exposure to the High & Isolated Himalayan valleys,resembling the Tibetan highlands.The major highlight of this trek includes “Shey Phoksundo National Park” which is the largest National Parks of Nepal. “Shey Phoksundo Lake” is another prominent factor of this region. The lake is totally free of aqua life, which the crystal waters clearly explain. Surrounded by rock, forests, and snow- capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the World’s “Natural Hidden Wonders”.
The trek begins at “Juphal” and follows the trail to “Dunai”, then proceeds to “Tarakot”, way up to “Bang la” Camp, the highest point of this trek, after passing through the “Sanu Bheri” village, we then descend to the beautiful “Phoksundo” Lake, which is a part of the “Shey Phoksundo National Park”.
Detail itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trekking
ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. (WELCOME-DINNER)
KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we'll visit Swoyambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
KATHMANDU / BAGLUNG
You have breakfast being of the early morning before 7:00 AM. This morning you will be drive to Baglung., departure early in the morning, approximately 8 hrs away by tourist bus. You see along the drive good scenery. You will be arrive late afternoon at Baglung. O/N in Baglung at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
BAGLUNG / TATOPANI
From Baglung follow the Magdi Khola and arrive Beni the small town. Continue the river valley, that starts from the Dhaulagiri glaciers. After two hours of pleasant walk by the river, you will reach Tatopani with it hot springs. These springs are about 200m after the village on the river side. O/N in Tatotapani at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TATOPANI / BABICHOUR
It is not a long way to reach Durbang, but because of a big land slide between Taradhunga and Durbang we go only Babichour. This area is good to know about Thakali culture. Originally they come from the Thakkhola in the Jomsom area and Buddhist caste. There is good Chhang and Sukuti (dry meat) there. O/N in Babichour at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
BABICHOUR / TAKUM
Climb high up the cliff and descend for about 45m into Durbang, again 15 minutes through the land slide and reached Phedi in about 1 hour. From there walk 2 and half hour you will reach the village of Dharapani with its fields and houses spread all over a large valley facing the Dhaulagiri Himal. The path is flat through the village. O/N in Takum at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TAKUM / LULANG
This part is very nice walking through mixture caste village and little ridge with spectacular views of Dhaulagiri Massif. O/N in Lulang at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
LULANG / JALJALA LA
Walk through small villages and Jungle and cross some suspension bridges reach Morani. From there at about 2600m you need 4 hour to reach Jaljala La. It is worth to spend a night for the point of beautiful views and acclimatization for coming several passes. O/N in Jaljala at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
JALJALA LA / DHORPATAN
A nice walk through the jungle and some villages. It takes about 6 and half hours to arrive Dharapani valley. The Dhorpatan is the kingdom of the Tiger Leopard, black Himalayan beer and deer. O/N in Dhorpatan at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DHORPATAN / TANKOR
From Dhorpatan starts the long ascend to the Phagune Lekh (4,050m). From the Pahgune summit you well have a beautiful Dhaulagiri, Churen and Puta Hiun Chuli. The descends to Thankor for good camping site. O/N in Tankor at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TANKO / PELMA
Start descent to a grassy meadow for about an hour. Cross the small river that passes through the meadow and entering the middle of a fantastic Jungle that will take about 2 hours, then cross the river, then ascend through some small peaks with the beautiful views of Gustang Khola and after you arrive at Pelma village. O/N in Pelma at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
PELMA / DHULE
Descend the Pelma Khola and cross the bridge on the Pelma Khola 24oom and climb up to the small summer Magar village of Ymarkhar 2550m. From here we walk mostly uphill to Dhule 3300m. O/N in Dhule at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DHULE / SENGKHOLA
Climb up a small passage and then the paths become flat for about one hour. After 2 hour climbing we arrive another pass Nautale La 3970m. 3970m and descent two hours to the bed of Sengkhola, 3600m. O/N in Sengkhola at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
SENGKHOLA / PURBANG (Jangala La base camp)
Climbing after two hours from Seng Khola, you reach a pass 4300m. Then you start to walk some flat path and again start little climb to another pass 4470m. Do not worry, it's not Jungala La, you descend about one hour and camp there. O/N in Jangala Base Camp at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
PURBANG / TARAKOT
Today we climb to Jungala La 4530m and descent about two hours then starts the old kingdom of Tichurong the Valley of Water." Again continue to walk and arrive Tarkot. O/N in Tarkot at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TARAKOT / DUNAI
From Tarakot a pleasant walk to Hautaghar and two hours walk reach you Dunai. Dunai is the district administrative of Dolpo district. O/N in Dunai at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DUNAI / HANKE
Climb to the north west on a grassy slope. After three hours climb you can see the mountain in front of you group of abandoned houses. The winter village of the people living in the high part of the valley. Even some people of Ringmo have here a second house, field and some times a second family. After two hours reach the beautiful Roha village with small Gompa. Then follow the one and half hours arrive at the military post of Hanke 26560m. O/N in Hanke at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
HANKE / REGGI
Follow the Suligad river about 3 hours to reach Sepka. Then continue to Regi through difficult passages on slippery rocks and follow the rive bank about three hours to arrive beautiful Reggi village. O/N in Reggi Village at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
REGGI / PHOKSUNDO LAKE
Mountains start to be come red and yellow with less vegetation, but you walk through the forest and meadows and flowers and edelweiss, and starts climb to Ringmo. After one hour reach Mondro the winter villages of Ringmo. Continue to walk to Ringmo about two hours to arrive there. The area is famous for Tibetan people, Monastery, Chorten and Himalayan blue sheep Naur," snow leopard and spectacular views of mountain and beautiful Phoksundo Lake. O/N in Phoksundo Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
Today we rest admire to the beauty of this great lake. We visit near by village and habitat by Bon and Buddhist settlers. O/N in Phoksundo Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
PHOKSUNDO LAKE / BAGALA PASS (5090m)
We go to the east through the dense forest until we come to the clearing with some village in it. Proceeding north east we come to an arrow valley and make our camp here. O/N in Bagala Pass Base Camp at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
BAGALA PASS / NUMLA PASS BASE CAMP (5190m)
The narrow valleys become wider and surrounded by big glaciers and blade saved rock cliffs. We have incredible views of Kanjiroba massif to the west. We descend to the Poyon Khola 4450m and proceed on to the next pass which we shall cross top the next day. This is blue sheep country. O/N in Numla Pass Base Camp at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
NUMLA PASS BASE CAMP / DHO TARAP
We ascend to the top of the Numla Pass which opens to a beautiful valley of upper Tarap. We proceed on the village of Dho Tarap and camp near the river. O/N in Dho Tarap at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DHO TARAP / LAHANI
Explore around the in the morning, our major encounter with Dolpo people. After lunch short walk to Lahini but it is very difficult part of the trek. We have to descend a canyon with the trail normally washed out. Over night camp at Lahini. O/N in Lahani at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
LHANI / TARAKOT
We come to a wide valley. This is musk deer country. Laskap Khola joins here the Tarap Khola. We climb up to Kami Gaon the residence of Tarap people. We proceed on to Tarakot on confluence of the Tarap and Baglung Khola. O/N in Tarakot at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TARAKOT / DUNAI / JHUPHAL
Trek back to Jhuphal and fly to Nepalgunj. O/N in Nepalgunj. (B/L/D)
JHUPHAL / NEPALGUNJ / KATHMANDU
We take our return flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
After breakfast you're free as your own in Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final destination. (B)
Cost includes and excludes
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- Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
- All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable
- All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
- Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
- All trekking permit and national park fees.
- Travel insurance.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
- Personal nature expenses.
- Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
- Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
- Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
- Emergency flight by helicopter
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