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Upper Dolpo Trekking is a one of the most remote and least developed regions of Nepal, Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. Dolpo Region was closed until 1989. Dolpo Region is located between the Tibetan Plateau and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and Upper Dolpo is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo Region. Dolpo Region is the very isolated part of Nepal and it has been strictly off-limit until only recently. 
 
The culture and lifestyle of Dolpo region is still intact and untouched of modernization. In fact, Upper Dolpo Trek route passes through many gigantic mountains ranges including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with Kanjirowa among many others. To begin Upper Dolpo Trekking, we start trekking from Jhupal village from where we begin to explore the wonderful culture and people and beautiful forests of pine, oaks and rhododendron. We then cross over the huge mountain ranges and over the Numala Pass and we eventually stop at Phoksundo Lake which is located nearby Ringmo village. Interestingly, Caravan was the first Nepali movie with English subtitle which has also been nominated for Oscar Awards and this movie is entirely based on Dolpo Region. Hence, Upper Dolpo Trekking is going to be very special and must-go destinations of Nepal. 
 
During Upper Dolpo Trekking, you will get to explore many other things besides the untouched and unspoiled biodiversity and intact culture of the Dolpo Region. Nepal Himalayas Trekking cordially welcomes you all for this very unique and remote trekking destination of Nepal. 
 
Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Flight
Day 04: Nepalgunj to Jhupal Flight and Trek to Dunai
Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Ankhe
Day 06: Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat
Day 07: Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
Day 10: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Day 11: Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang-La Pass
Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa: The Crystal Monastery
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
Day 14: Trek from Namduna Gaun to Saldang
Day 15: Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa
Day 16: Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu
Day 17: Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi
Day 18: Trek from Jeng-La Phedi to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng La
Day 19: Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap
Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
Day 21: Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
Day 22: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon
Day 23: Trek from Khanigaon to Tarakot
Day 24: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai
Day 25: Trek from Dunai to Jhupal
Day 26: Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu Flight
Day 27: Leisure Day at Kathmandu
Day 28: Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Today, upon your arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives from Nepal Himalayas Trekking will welcome you and transfer the hotel.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
With the help of our experienced tour guide, you will spend this whole day for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. The main places will be: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square among others.
 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Flight
We transfer to the domestic airport for the scenic flight to Nepalgunj as per the flight schedule. The flight will take approx. one and half hours to reach Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we check into the hotel and spend overnight. 
 
Day 04: Nepalgunj to Jhupal Flight and Trek to Dunai
We transfer to the airport early in the morning for the flight to Jhupal. The flight takes approx. 45 minutes to reach Jhupal. We start trekking with our staffs on reaching Jhupal. After around 3 hours, we reach Dunai where we stay overnight. 
 
Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Ankhe
Today, we divert from Dunai to cross the new suspension bridge and turning west. Our path soon begins to climb up the side of treeless Thulo Bheri Valley where it crests a ridge and then enters the Phoksundo River Valley. We pass through Dhera and Rahagaon to finally reach at Ankhe where there is an entrance to the Shey Phoksundo National Park. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 06: Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat
Our route leads to small ups and downs from the camp of Ankhe along the forested riverbed which eventually leaves the forests and traverses a grassy slope high above the river. The trek finally takes us to Sulighat where we stay overnight. 
 
Day 07: Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
Today, we continue along the valley floor to the confluence of the Phoksundo and Pungmo Khola. We reach at Phoksundo Lake near Ringmo village following the route to Pungmo Khola. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake
We will have a well-deserved rest day at Phoksundo Lake today. You can go for a short hike to the village of Ringmo and its Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
Our adventure continues skirting the shore of the Phoksundo Lake as it contours on a rocky ridge along the western bank. We follow the unsteady trail and finally stop at Phoksundo Khola. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 10: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Today, we walk along the level path through a glacial valley that now heads due north. Here, you can witness an old wooden bridge at the confluence of the Phoksundo Lake. We finally stop at Phoksundo Bhanjyang. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 11: Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa via Kang-La Pass
We make early start today and trek up to Kang La. Form the top of Kang La, we can have some panoramic views down upon a large valley which is bisected by a gushing river. We stop at Shey Gompa at the altitude of 4500m where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa: The Crystal Monastery
Today will be another rest day. So, we go for local hiking around Shey Gompa. In fact, Shey Gompa is known as The Crystal Monastery. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
We begin our day with a walk following a trail amidst juniper which descends into a gray stony canyon. We then begin trekking through zig-zag path over bare rocks and coarse eroded soil until it eventually takes us to the top of Saldang La. Then, we subsequently trek to Namduna Gaon where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 14: Trek from Namduna Gaun to Saldang
Today, we leave the Namduna Gaon and our route leads to a climb up a scree slope. After that, we begin a long traverse along some dusty barren mountains. We eventually stop at Saldang after the further trek for approx. 5 hours. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 15: Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa
Our journey today diverts further far north to the least unexplored area by trekkers. So, we follow the Nang Chu River most of the way on this wild barren windswept terrain. We then pass through Panzang River. Shortly after a while, we arrive at Yangze Gompa where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 16: Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu
From Yangze, we have two trails that connect Sibu. Our long way trail heads due west passing through very remote village of Nishagaon and further past Shimengaon. We finally arrive at Sibu where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 17: Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi
Today, we follow the Nam Khong Khola for a while on the morning walk coming across caravan of laden yaks that are on their way towards Tibetan border. Eventually, we stop at Jeng La Phedi and stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 18: Trek from Jeng-La Phedi to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng La
Today, we trek towards the top of the Jeng La. From Jeng La, we will enjoy the excellent views of snow ranges to the south. Dhaulagiri massif is vividly visible in the morning light. Eventually, we stop at Tokyo Gaun where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 19: Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap
Our route leads eastward along the downhill course of Tarap Chu in the plain valley with patches of lush verdant grass both sides of the river which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. We stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
We will take rest at Dho Tarap today. Here, you can explore around the local areas in Dho Tarap and stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 21: Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
Today, we have to trek quite a long or it can be simply a moderate walk depending upon the choice of several campsites. Our itinerary can be as flexible as we like. After approx. seven hours of trekking, we arrive at Tarap Khola which is also known as Kamakharka where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 22: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon
Today, we again continue down the gorge of Tarap River. At times, the river rise high above on the trail built from the steep slopes. Eventually, we arrive at Khanigaon where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 23: Trek from Khanigaon to Tarakot
We follow an indistinct trail to the village of Lalberi today. We then pass through an area of impressive forest before descending into another gorge. We again continue following the river downstream to reach Tarakot where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 24: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai
We walk besides the Bheri River in a tremendous gorge with pine forests. Then, we follow the ingenious path built about seven meters above the river. Eventually, we stop at Dunai where we stay overnight at tented camp. 
 
Day 25: Trek from Dunai to Jhupal
As today is going to be the final day of trek, we retrace the journey back to Jhupal which is a short distance walk along the Bheri River to the small airstrip for the last overnight camp of this trip. 
 
Day 26: Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu Flight
We take a short scenic flight for around 35 minutes to Nepalgunj today. On arriving at Nepalgunj, we connect to the scheduled flight to Kathmandu. You stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. 
 
Day 27: Leisure Day at Kathmandu
Today will be the final day in Kathmandu and you can take your time exploring the city or go for the last-minute shopping or simply take rest at the hotel. You stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 
 
Day 28: Final Departure
Today, after having breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport for the returning flight. We bid you farewell at the airport hoping to see you again!

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Trip Duration: 28 Days

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