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Upper Dolpo Trekking Tour

Upper Dolpo Trekking Tour

Package Duration
24 Days / 23 Nights
Destination Covered
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Dolpa

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote area near the Tibetan border. Which was opened for trekking only in the late eighties in Nepal. Until then the area was closed to foreigners. In his book ‘The Snow Leopard’, Peter Mathesons describes his journey through the beautiful land of Dolpo. The Oscar nominated movie ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Caravan’ was also shot in this region. Upper Dolpo Trekking is a region of mystical beauty and its remoteness adds to the sense of adventure among its visitors. Dolpo is located close to the Tibetan border which is why the customs and traditions seen here are quite similar to those of Tibet. Upper Dolpo trekking is one of the restricted trekking region in Nepal. It is required the special permit. The special permit charge is US $ 500 for first ten days & the additional US $ 50 each day after that previous 10 days.

    Upper Dolpo trekking, even though this route is a very beautiful and challenging to trek in the remote region of Nepal, travelers are rarely visited this area. The main highlights of Upper Dolpo trekking is an ancients, beautiful Shey Phoksundo lake, isolated villages. And such like centuries old Buddhist monasteries {which known as Shey Gompa}, wildlife, pristine snowy peaks and a people lifestyle of this region. This is why, each year hundred of pilgrims visit upper dolpa region.In upper dolpo trekking, there is crystal mountain & you have to ascends up to 5360 meters above sea level.

    Upper Dolpo trekking begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj for 45 minutes and next morning ends at Jhupal. Summer & monsoon season is the best to do upper Dolpo trekking. Because of heavy snow fall in the winter season, so winter season is avoided.
    Package Excludes :
    • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
    • International airfare
    • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
    • Travel Insurance
    • Extra porter for the personal day bag pack
    • Riding horse along the trek
    • Extra cost on natural disaster
    • Extra night hotel Nepalgunj due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu
    • Tips to staffs

  • Arrival in Kathmandu - (1360m)

    Description :

    You will be warmly welcomed at airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. Our staff will give brief explanation about the program. This day you can stay within the hotel or enjoy night at Thamel, Kingsway especially famous for clubs and bars.

    Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley

    Description :

    This day, you will visit many cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuffs in this day. And Back to hotel for overnight.

    Flight to Nepalgunj - (150m)

    Description :

    Generally we go via Nepalgunj to get to Dolpo so, firstly we will fly to Nepalgunj and spent food time in Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is situated in south western part of Nepal a steaming hot city. It is a plain land hesitated by different people from different parts of the country and which in culture and heritages. It includes Bageshowri temple, Nepal’s one of the important Hindu temples.

    Flight to Juphal - 2475m

    Description :

    We will reach Juphal just in 35 minute flight from Nepalgunj with beautiful views of snowcapped mountain. Juphal is a small mountain village, where we can breathe cold and fresh air than that of Nepalgunj. We will stay here because we have to arrange porters and other remaining equipments.

    Trek to Chhepka - (2838m) - 6 hrs Walk

    Description :

    From Juphal, we have to descend through wheat and vegetables field to reach Thuli Bheri River. A big suspension bridge will lead us to the entrance of Shey Phoksando National Park (SPNP), Nepal’s largest National Park with the area of 3,555km/sq. It is comprising the Trans Himalayan ecasy stem and the Tibetan type of floras and faunas. You have to pay 1000NPR, except tourists from SAARC countries. We will follow Suli Khola viewing a part of the Dhaulagiri Range. We have tea while we pass through the village as can stay there. We can enjoy the tea with honey, pure and fresh honey. Then we will trek through the trail surrounded by pine tree line spruce, fir, Juniper and Cyprus and bamboo forest. Really a beautiful time to get close with nature. At the end of the day we will reach Cheep Ka, a small village surrounded by millet and wheat field. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal..

    Trek to Palam - (3820m) - 6-7 hrs Walk

    Description :

    To reach to Palma, we have to pass through beautiful forest, following a river. We have to ascend sometimes and descend sometimes. On the way we can see the local people with their mules as dzopas (cross bread of Yak and Cow). Loaded with thongs to sell. After 4 hrs we will reach Reechi village, leaving behind Reechi we will reach Chumuwar after 2 hrs. There is a Amchi Hospital, an Amchi is a doctor who is educated in traditional Tibetan medicine. You can have treatment from herbs and numerals. Interested person can donate for this Hospital. Overnight at tented camp,

    Trek to Phoksundo Lake - (3620m) 4 hrs Walk

    Description :

    It takes about 4 hrs to reach Phoksundo Lake. We have to climb steep about 2hrs. before reaching the top, we can have the new of Nepal’s highest waterfall, a spectacular waterfall of 107m high knows Phoksundo waterfall as known as sunlight waterfall. Then we will descend from the top to get Ringmo village a small charming village. People residing here practice Bonpo religion, religion related to Buddhism but it is older than Buddhism. The religion was founded by Buddha Lonpa Shanrab Miwo, 18000 years ago. It is believe that Dolpa used to be the centre of Bon Kindom called Zhang. It a big and powerful kingdom in present western and north western Tibet. It is believed that in the century Zhang was defeated by the Buddhist kingdom of Tibet and Bonpo disappeared completely, but still some people practice it. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Exploring Day

    Description :

    Walking for many days, it is most that we should have rest at least for one day to admire the beauty of Phoksundo Lake and visited nearby villagers inhabited by Bon and Buddhist religion. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Trek to Salla Ghari - (3640m) - 5-6 hrs Walk

    Description :

    This day, we will enter restricted area of Upper Dolpo. We will follow the famous trail where the famous movie called CARAVAN of Eric Valli was casted. This trail is used by peoples of Dolpo and other trade with Tibetans. Ti is really adventurous to pass through the trail. When we reach the top we will have beautiful view of Lane Ringmo, the dark green pine forests and snow capped mountain to the South. We will have to descend first and ascend through a wide valley which will let us to have spectacular view of Kanjirowa Himal (66612m) then we will reach an alpine area with junipers called Thaneba or Lake side camp, a beautiful place of camping. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board

    Trek to Lar Tsa - (4120m) 6 hrs Walk

    Description :

    This day we will have Salla Ghari, trekking through between high rock walls on both sides and crossing a couple of streams. We will enter a arrow gorge where will set our camp. We can continue trek but there is possibility of altitude sickness problem. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal..

    Trek to Shey Gompa - (4320m) - 7-8 hrs Walk

    Description :

    We will start trek by a long and strenuous climb of about 2 and half hrs over a dusty path to Kang La (5350m), also called as Ngadra La. We have to descend through pass covered with snow which is very steeply and after about 3 hrs we will reach Shey Gompa, a very small village with a couple of houses and the Gompa. It is a 11th century gompa, situated beneath the crystal peak on a small grassy plain, at the confluence of two rivers people believed that it was constructed by a Tibetan Buddhist, who arrived here on the back of flying snow lion. It is also called spiritual heart of Dolpo. Every year many pilgrims visit his gompa to make Kora (clockwise circuit) of crystal peak. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Rest Day - Shey Gompa

    Description :

    You can explore around Tsakang Gompa which is at about 457m. It is not really a monastery but a retreat. Tsakang had been a meditation centre of many famous lamas from Tibet. Shey Gompa belongs to the Chaiba community, followers of the Padmasambhava and Kagyu sects. It was the first Kagyupa monastery and its founder was the lama Ten-szin-Ra-Pa. The monastery was built during the 11th century. Shey is famous for its ancient Buddhist culture. In Dolpo the ancient Tibetan way of life combines animism with the teachings of Buddha. Drutup Yeshe introduced Buddhism in the Dolpo valley. Many years ago he came to Dolpo and came across a wild people whose supreme God was a 'fierce mountain spirit'. Crystal mountain is to the west of Shey monastery. It is a very strange mountain indeed. Its contorted cliffs are laced with quartz and embedded with a rich variety of marine fossils. Shey Gompa stands above the confluence of Kangju nala and Yeju nala. Near the confluence there is a group of prayer mills turned by water wheels. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Trek to Namgung - (4430m) - 6 hrs Walk

    Description :

    To get to Namgung, we have to cross the pass Sheyla which is also called Geln La is about 5000m. While we are through the Glen pass, we can see beautiful view of northern part of Tibetan plateau, which is highest plateau in the world. To the east we can see Mustang. After through pass we have to descend to the pastures of Namgung. Peoples of Namgung heartily welcome us. It is a beautiful place with friendly environment. Overnight at tented camp inclusive all board of meals.

    Trek to Saldang - (4046m) - 3 hrs Walk

    Description :

    Our Trek to Saldang starts with climbing a tree slope. We have to ascend to 4700m before going down steep slopes to picturesque village of Saldang, situated on a plateau high above the Nam Khong nala and the biggest villages of lower Dolpo area. The village is prosperous, not only agriculturally but also for its strategic location on a trade route to Tibet. Overnight at tented Camp inclusive of full board meals.

    Trek to Sibu - (4000m) - 6 hrs Walk

    Description :

    We will leave Saldang village and on way to Sibu we have to pass through terraced fields, Stupas, Chortens mani and a Chaiba monastery. Namdo, the next village contains sixty houses having nearby four hundred in habitants. It streaches 5km on the high slopes to the left of Nam Khong Khola. We will set camp near the small settlement of Sibu, right on the river bank. Overnight at tented camp inclusive of full board meals.

    Trek to foot of the Jengla - (4480m) - 4-5 hrs Walk

    Description :

    We will follow the line of the river valley and the trail is easy going initially. But after two hours, we must make another stream before turning into side valley where the rise becomes very sharp. Overnight at tented camp with full board of meals.

    Trek to Tokyo Gaon - (4240m) - 6-7 hrs Walk

    Description :

    To reach to Tokyo Gaon we have to cross the Jeng La which is about 4850m. It will take about 2 hrs climb to reach the top of Jeng La. Form the top of the peak we can have good views of Dhaulagiri, beautiful goldy views in the morning then we will descend towards Tarap valley. By the after we will see green valley which leads us by a beautiful trail down. Towards Tarap Chu. Tarap is a spectacular valley with vast plants in high mountains extending to twenty kilometer along the Tarap Chu River. It consist of ten villages with cultivated fields, many Gompas and Chhortens. Overnight at tented camp with full board of meals.

    Trek to Dho Tarap - (4200m) - 2 hrs Walk

    Description :

    To reach to Dho Tarap we will walk east along the downward lower of Tarap Chu. The trail is easy as it is well travelled. There are many mani walls, we can see but some of the Chhortens are in a bad situation. The “Frencch School” is just outside the village of Dho Tarap. Dho is surrounded by an irregular stone wall and consist of thirty four houses. Both Bonpo and Buddhist is inhabitant here. We will visit Buddhist Gompa where a Lama lives. He is very happy to show his monastery and might even let you see his private Gompa and the Thankas which he has made himself. Overnight at tented camp with full board of meals.

    Trek to Serkam - (3623ft.) - 7 hrs Walk

    Description :

    The next two days are longish with a choice of several different campsites so the itinerary can be flexible. Your route follows the course of the Tarap Khola, generally downhill. You go through narrow gorges with the river rushing through. One may see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, sheep and goats and perhaps meet people from Dolpo taking their flocks of sheep and goats to lower pastures for the winter. The afternoon brings more undulations in the path when it leaves the immediate course of the river. There is evidence of improvements to the trail where parts of the rock have been blasted out. You will also see the first of the modern steel suspension bridges which have been built to facilitate movement of people and animals. The track is very narrow in places. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Trek to Tarakot - (2280m) 5 hrs Walk

    Description :

    You leave Khanigoan by the new suspension bridge and then walk alongside the river, sometimes going very high before reaching down to the water again. Some of the going is quite demanding and one bridge, said to have unusable for six years, necessitates crossing on wet stepping-stones.Coming into the broad fertile valley of the Barbung Chu, you walk amongst the various crops of millet, sweet corn, barley, buckwheat, green beans, chillies and marijuana. Your lunch and night stop is high above the river but there is a standpipe for water. Tarakot is an old fortress town known by the local people as Dzong, meaning 'fort'. Before the Gorkha dynasty Tarakot was the capital and had a dzong. The famous Sandul gompa, which lies 8km east of Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu, stands on a knoll to the south of Bheri River and at one time supervised collections of tolls for the trading caravans traversing an area called Tichu Rong. As an alternative to camping at Tarakot, you may camp down by the river as there are good cooking facilities there and a clean, locked toilet for trekkers' use. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Trek to Dunai - (2109m) - 5 hrs Walk

    Description :

    The trail is mostly down and fairly firm underfoot. Walking beside the Bheri River you use the ingenious path built twenty feet above the river. All too soon you have reached the village of Dunai and the camp site you used before. You will now have completed the circuit and can mark the occasion with a celebration party! Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Trek to Juphal - (2404m) - 3 hrs Walk

    Description :

    You now retrace your steps to Juphal. Initially the way is flat but the final hour up to your destination seems steeper than you remember on Day One! Camp overnight in the grounds of one of the lodges. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meal.

    Flight from Nepalgang - Kathmandu

    Description :

    Early morning flight to Nepalganj. This is a wonderful 35- minute flight over the Himalayan foothills, with fine views of the main peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the north. You then connect with the flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

    Departure to your destination

    Description :

    Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    Reservation / Booking conditions Glorious Himalaya Trekking (P). Ltd is a well known and professional Government Register Trekking Company in Nepal. We are trust worthy and fully committed to give you the best service. In our accordance and missions that all our valuable clients booking with Glorious Himalaya Trekking P. Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the remaining balances paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency with us. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions. While making your trip with us, we need a photocopy of your passport and 25% of the total amount, a non-refundable booking deposit is required for every trip booking per person. The rest of money can be paid up on arrival on our office, full payment is required before departure the trip and for your last minute booking before a week you need to pay full amount of money as an advance. Cancellation Charge A Short or Long Trekking needs a deal of several things to arrange like tented & cooking gear, government formalities and manpower, surface transport and flight booking etc. prior to the arrival of the individual or group tourist, a trekking agency should have be spend some money of this reason in advance payment for the success of the journey in the according to the booking of the party. Just incase like a flight, if a person or group cancel the trip, it will definitely effect to the local agency in terms of cost of purchase, hiring of infrastructure expenses. A cancellation charge of 25% is levied on the total amount if person or group cancels 3 days before of the departure. A cancellation charge of 25% is levied on the total amount if person or group cancels 3 days of the departure. A cancellation charge of 50% is levied on the total amount if a person or group cancels on the same day of the departure. A cancellation charge of 75% is levied from the discontinued journey if a person breaks the programme due to his personal reason. 50% refund is given to the party if he/she/group arrives prior to the given program of the rest day.




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Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Contact Person :-

Ganesh Gurung

Address :- 17-Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal - 977


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