Upper Dolpo is a high altitude region in the Dolpo district of western Nepal, situated between The Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range on the Border of Tibet. The Dolpo region hosts an abundance of exotic wildlife including The Himalayan Blue Sheep, Musk deer and the Legendary Snow leopard. Up until not long ago, Dolpo was a highly restricted area, largely unchanged for over 1,000 years, making it one of the more remote and less travelled areas of the nation. This remote region, full of natural wonders has preserved its Tibetan culture and religion in a very pure untouched form, which makes it alluring and enticing for trekkers and adventure seekers from all around the world.
Trekking in the mysterious Upper Dolpo region is an extremely unique and a once in a lifetime experience which will take you back in time. During the trek, you will experience rich, untainted Tibetanculture and natural Himalayan beauty in its purest form away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The rugged trekking route navigates through three high and exhilarating passes of the upper Dolpo region, where you will become familiar with the fascinating warm hearted Tibetan people, mainly traders, exchanging barley for the famous Tibetan rock salt. You will also experience amazing panoramic views of majestic mountain ranges, pristine forests, spectacular Buddhist Monasteries, the large Shey Phoksundo and exotic wildflowers and other unique vegetation.
Staring from Jhupal village, the spectacular adventure begins, passingthrough the quaint and traditional villages of Dunai (2,150m), Ankhe (2,660m) and Sulighat (3,500m). Navigating amongst gigantic mountain ranges, though forests of pine, oak and rhododendron .we finally reach the staggeringly beautiful, deep blue waters of Phoksumdo Lake (3,104m). At this spectacular destination, we take a day to rest and acclimatize, where you can revel in the views of the surrounding snow peaks of The Kanjirowa Himalayan range, and visit the nearby isolate village of Ringmo an its imperial Buddhist monastery. The journey climbs on to PhoksundoKhola (3,510m), PhoksondoBhanjyang, (4,405m) and on to the majestic Crystal Mountain of SheyGomba (4,500m) via the Kang La Passes (5,360m). After a day of rest an exploration, we continue the trek through more remote and high altitude villages, exploring further and reaching a peak heights before heading back down to Jomsom (2,720m) for the short, but scenic flight back to Pokhara.
Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).
Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft)
Day 3 :Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgung (1,52m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 4 :Fly Nepalgunge to Jupal (2, 320m) & trek to Dunai (2,150m) 2-3 hours trek.
Day 5 :Trek from Dunai to Ankhe (2,660m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 6 :Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat (3,500m) 5-6 hours trek
Day 7 :Trek from Sulighat to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,104m) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 8 :Rest & acclimatization day at Phoksumdo.
Day 9 :Trek from Shey-Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola (3,510m) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 10 :Trek Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,405m) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 11 :Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m) Kang la passes (5,360m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 12 :Rest and exploration day at Shey Gomp
Day 13 :Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon (4,800m) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 14 :Trek from Namduna Gaon to Karang (4,050m) 6 hours trek.
Day 15 :Trek from Karang to Mugaon (4,200m) 6 hours trek.
Day 16 :Trek from Mugaon to Shimen (4,250m.) via Mushi La (5,030m) 7- 8 hours trek.
Day 17 :Trek from Shimen to Tinje (4,180m) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 18 :Trek from Tinje to Rakpa (4,550m) 7 hours trek.
Day 19 :Trek from Rakpa to Chharka (4,300m) 6 hours trek.
Day 20 :Rest and exploration at Chharka
Day 21 :Trek from Chharka to Norbulung (4,750m) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 22 :Trek from Norbulung to Sangda Phedi (5,100m) 8 hours trek
Day 23 :Trek from Sangda Phedi to Sangda village (3,800m) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 24 :Trek from Sangda village to Dhagarjun (3,290m) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 25 :Trek from Dhagarjun to Jomsom (2,720m) 6-7 hours trek
Day 26 :Fly to Pokhara (30 minus scenic flight) leisurely at Pokhara
Day 27 :Drive to Kathmand and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening
Day 28 :Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Binoculars, Reading book, Trail Map/Guide book, Journal & Pen, Walkman ,Pencils and small notebooks
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status|
|05 March 2015||29 November 2014||Book|
Duration: 28 Day(s)
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Trip Cost: On request
Type of Trek: Camping Trek
Max Altitude: 5360mt Kang La Pass
Transportation: Private Vehicle, Flight
Trek Duration : 22 Days Jhupal to Jomsoom
Group Size : 2 to 14 People
Best Season: Autumn & Spring