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Upper Dolpo Trek  - 28 Days

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US $4,999 US $179 per day
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The rugged natural beauty, distinctive people, and unique light conditions makes Dolpo a unique Nepali paradise.

Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book – The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. On our 28-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.


Arrival City
Arrival City Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals 24 dinner, 27 breakfast, 22 lunch
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude 4,960m/16,274ft
Activity Trekking and Hiking
Styles Active Adventures

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Maximum Altitude Walking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150m/492ft
Day 04 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai 2,850m/9,351ft 2-3 hrs
Day 05 Dunai to Ankhe 2,896m/9,502ft 5-6 hrs
Day 06 Ankhe to Sulighat 3,180m/10,434ft 5-6 hrs
Day 07 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake 3,612m/11,851ft 4-5 hrs
Day 08 Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake 3,612m/11,851ft
Day 09 Trek to Phoksundo Khola 3,507m/11,506ft 4-5 hrs
Day 10 Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang 3,910m/12,829ft 6-7 hrs
Day 11 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass 4,500m/14,765ft 5-6 hrs
Day 12 Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa 4,500m/14,765ft
Day 13 Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La 4,800m/15,749ft 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Namduna Gaun to Saldang 3,620m/11,877ft 4-5 hrs
Day 15 Saldang to Yangze Gompa 4,960m/16,274ft 4-5 hrs
Day 16 Yangze Gompa to Sibu 4,560m/14,961ft 6-7 hrs
Day 17 Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi 4,900m/16,077ft 5-6 hrs
Day 18 Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La pass 4,209m/13,810ft 5-6 hrs
Day 19 Tokyu to Dho Tarap 4,040m/13,255ft 4-5 hrs
Day 20 Rest Day at Dho Tarap 4,040m/13,255ft
Day 21 Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) 3,800m/12,468ft 6-7 hrs
Day 22 Tarap Khola to Khanigaon 3,150m/10,335ft 4-5 hrs
Day 23 Khanigaon to Tarakot 2,537m/8,324ft 4-5 hrs
Day 24 Tarakot to Dunai 2,850m/9,351ft 5-6 hrs
Day 25 Dunai to Jhuphal 2,500m/8,203ft 2-3 hrs
Day 26 Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 27 Rest day in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 28 Final departure -
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    Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
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    Domestic Flights
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    All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
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