Upper Dolpo circuit trek
Walk through astonishing landscapes and camp with view on the Himalayas.
Max. 5350m /17552ft
Daily departure possible
PRICE ON REQUEST
Nomadic herders, traditional Tibetan people and culture, wild and unspoiled landscapes.
In Dolpo you can make beautiful treks and you camp with impressive views of the Himalayas. The highest point is the Nangdalo La pass at 5350m/ 17,552ft.
Upper Dolpo is a restricted area, only a limited number of visitors per year are allowed.
ITINERARY UPPER DOLPO CIRCUIT
Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2. Kathmandu. Today you have a free day in Kathmandu. Meanwhile, we arrange your trekking documents for the restricted Upper Dolpo & the Lower Dolpo area.
Day 3. Flight to Nepalgunj. Since the flights from Nepalgunj to Juphal depart for flights from Kathmandu forward, you take an afternoon flight to Nepalgunj and overnight you there one night.
Day 4. Flight to Juphal (2475m/ 8,120ft). Trek to Dunai (2140m/7,020ft). Today you take an early flight to Juphal. Arrived on site, everything is controlled by the guide prior to leaving on your camping trek. Once the Nepalese team is ready to go (in the afternoon) and loaded the luggage, you leave for Dunai. It is a short walking day today between terraced fields of about 3 hours.
Day 5. Trek to Chhepka (2720m/ 8,920ft). 6h
Day 6. Trek to Jharina Hotel (3020m/ 9,908ft). 6h
Day 7. Trek to Ringmo (3640m/ 11,942ft). 4u
Day 8. Acclimatization day in Ringmo.
Day 9. Trek to Phoksumdo Khola Camp (3750m/ 12,303ft). 5-6u
Day 10. Trek to Pass Camp (4810m/ 15,780ft). 5-6u
Day 11. Trek to Shey Gompa (4343m/14,248ft). 5am
Day 12. Acclimatization day in Shey Gompa.
Day 13. Trek to Namgung (4360m/14,304ft). 6-7h
Day 14. Trek to Saldang (3770m/ 12,368ft). 2-3u
Day 15. Trek to Chagaon (3840m/ 12,598ft). 3h
Day 16. Trek to Darsumana Dhobhan (4700m/15,419ft). 6-7h
Day 17. Trek to Tokyu (4209m/ 13,809ft). 5h
Day 18. Trek to Ghyamghar (3755m/ 12,319ft). 6h
Day 19. Trek to Laisicap (2775m/ 9,104ft). 7h
Day 20. Trek to Dunai (2140m/ 7,020ft). 5h.
Day 21. Trek to Juphal. Flight to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight to Kathmandu. 3-4u
Day 22. Kathmandu. If flight problems in Nepalgunj Juphal or is it possible that you arrive until this day Kathmandu. This is a spare day.
Day 23. Departure. Transfer to the airport.
This trek is a camping trek.
For the Upper Dolpo region is an entry permit of $ 500 for 10 days.
This trek is only possible from min. 2 participants.
Variations on this trek are possible.
Best period: April - October
Combine with: more days in Lower Dolpo
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in Nepal;
4 domestic flights: KTM-Nepalgunj-Juphal and Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu;
All luchthaventransfers for these domestic flights;
4 nights in hotel in Kathmandu (BB);
1 night in hotel in Nepalgunj (BB);
17 nights in 2-persons tent (FB), meals included also tea, coffee and filtered water;
Rent camping- and kitchen equipment;
Services of local staff : their wage, insurance, transportation, food and accommodation (guide, cook, porters, kitchen staff)
Necessary trekking documents and park fees, incl. trekking permit with value of 500 $/10 days;
Service charge local agency.
Other beverages (soft drinks, alcohol, bottles mineral water,...);
Travel- and cancellation insurance;
Tips & gratuities for the local staff;
Everything not explicitly mentioned under included.
Not really satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Please keep in mind that a trek in the Himalayan Mountains requires a flexible and emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic luxuries like electricity and hot showers. Due to weather conditions, health issues, fitness of group members or sudden natural disasters (like landslides, snow storms, earth quakes, flooding...) we may have to change your itinerary. We try to do our best to follow the outlined itinerary of your booked trek, but your safety and well-being stays our primary concern. In case an amendment of your trek is necessary, it is our group leader or head guide who takes this final decision.
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.