Upper Dolpo Trekking is that the most beautiful remotest trek within the northwest region of Nepal. Upper Dolpo Trekking may be a region of mystical beauty. Nepal first Oskar nominated the caravan (Himalayan) was also shot during this region.
Upper Dolpo Trekking region incorporates a natural reserve called Shey Phoksundo Lake which is one in every one of the attractive lakes of Nepal, located at an altitude of 3600m above water level. Upper Dolpo Trekking is the place of high altitude and harsh climate inhabited by mixed culture society of Tibetan-Buddhist. In Upper Dolpo Trekking, we’ll withstand beautiful valleys, interesting places, local settlement, gigantic mountains, and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, oaks, etc. there’s a Holy mountain called “Crystal Mountain” that’s why annually many pilgrims’ travelers visit the Upper Dolpa region and make a circuit of the mountain. Peter Matthiessen’s “the snow leopard” and David Snellgrove’s “Himalayan Pilgrimage” have contributed to the mystique and alteration of Dolpo. Upper Dolpo Trekking lies within the north of Dhaulagiri Himalayas along the Tibetan plateau inhabited by Himalayan flora and fauna including the mysterious Himalayan blue sheep and Himalayan Griffin.
We begin our 24-days excursions to the Kathmandu valley and after we’ll be planning and heading to the route of a foreign border of Nepal. “Upper Dolpa Trekking”.
Aarohi Holiday will make your trip of Upper Dolpo Trekking with filled with memories and also with a beautiful experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m) at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (1,350m)
Today would be the most exhilarating day where you will be introduced to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and elucidates you to the entire mysticism over its existence Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath stupa.
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Today we are flying early flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is the west part of Nepal. The hour-long flight is quite longer than other domestic flights. It is one of the best mixte unique traditional local culture. Stay Overnight at Nepalgunj hotel.
Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal (2,320m) and trek to Suligad Ghat (2,070m)
We fly early morning Nepalgunj to Juphal and start trekking from Juphal to Suligad ghat. On the way, we saw a breathtaking view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Our trek trail is through vegetable fields bank of Thuli Bheri river and Suli Khola and reaching to Suligad Ghat. Stay overnight at Suligad ghat.
Day 5: Suligad Ghat to Renje (3,010m)
Suligad ghat to Renje, our trail continues through lush green forests and open valley. The trail goes on the flat land and ascends and descends through the forest to the Renje Village. Stay overnight at Renje.
Day 6: Renje to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m) via Ringmo Village (3,640m)
Today we are heading from Renje to Phoksundo, our way ascends and descends with lush green forests. On the way, we cross the beautiful village Ringmo. Stay Overnight at Phoksundo.
Day 7: Phoksundo To Ringmo Village (3,640m)
Today we are exploring Phoksundo lake, which offers an awesome view of Lake and Mountain and then we back down to the Ringmo village. Stay Overnight at Ringmo Village.
Day 8: Ringmo Village to Phoksundo Khola (3,630m)
Today we enjoy views of the Himalayas and steep Himalayan trail with lush green forests and hilly landscapes. The trail towards Phoksundo lake continues towards the rocky ledge, bringing us to the bank of Phoksundo Khola where we set up camp for the night. Stay overnight at Phoksundo Khola.
Day 9: Phoksundo Khola To Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,120m)
Today we enjoy views of Chamlang Peak (6,739m) and Peak 7 (6,105m) and continue our journey steeply upwards towards the top of the hill nearby Kang-la pass (5,350m) where we set up camp. Stay overnight at Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
Day 10: Phoksundo Bhanjyang To Shey Gompa (4,390m) Via Kang-la pass (5,350m)
Today we enjoy views of Dhaulagiri and some of the Tibetan Mountains. Our path is through the snowy trail with the high point of our trek, Kang-la pass (5,350m), we cross open valley and continue our journey to Shey Gompa. Stay overnight at Shey Gompa.
Day 11: Rest Day at Shey Gompa (4,390m)
Today we are relaxing and exploring around Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa is built in 1655 and features ancient articulate monuments. Stay overnight at Shey Gompa.
Day 12: Shey Gompa to Namgung Village (4,430m) Via Saldang-La (5,010m)
Today we enjoy and challenge the pass at Saldang-La (5,010m) with stunning views of the Mountain and Open Valley. Our way down through the yak pasture before reaching Namgung village, where we also visit Namgung Monastery. Stay overnight at Namgung.
Day 13: Namgung Village To Saldang (3,620m)
Today our journey heads down towards the hamlet of Saldang, enjoying the view of mountain landscapes and Nagma Khola (Stream). Stay overnight at Saldang.
Day 14: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m)
Today our journey continues northward with a beautiful Himalayan view. We cross the hamlets of Marang and Ki before reaching Yangze Gompa. Stay overnight at Yangze Gompa.
Day 15: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m)
Continuing from Yangze Gompa to Sibu, we make a short visit to Namdu Monastery and trek through several terraced fields, Chortens, and seas of prayer flags all along the way to Sibu. Stay overnight at Sibu.
Day 16: Sibu To Jeng La Phedi (4,900m)
Continuing from Sibu to Jeng La Phedi, we trek through the bank of Nam Khong River and begin our steep ascent towards the pasture land where we set up camp. Stay Overnight at Jeng La Phedi.
Day 17: Jeng La Phedi to Dho Tarap (4,080m) Via Jeng La Pass (5,220m)
Our journey continues towards Jeng La Pass (5,220m) which is covered in snow. Enjoying views of the north face of Dhaulagiri, we reach Dho Tarap. Stay overnight at Dho Tarap.
Day 18: Acclimatization at Dho Tarap (4,080m)
Today is our rest day at the hamlet of Dho Tarap, exploring the enchanting valley where local Dolpo and Magar people live. Stay Overnight at Dho Tarap.
Day 19: Dho Tarap To Tarap Khola (Karma Kharka) (3,800m)
Continuing our descent down to Tarap Khola, we begin with a narrow trail heading out of the valley and follow the bank of the river to Karma Kharka. Stay overnight at Karma Kharka.
Day 20: Tarap Khola To Khanigaon (3,150m)
Continuing down the forested trail from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon, we enjoy views of the rural Himalayan landscape. Khanigaon is our last camp. Stay overnight at Khanigaon.
Day 21: Tarakot to Dunai (2,030m) Via Tarakot
Descending from Khanigaon, we head down to Tarakot and then onto Dunai, visiting Sandul Gompa on the route and following Bheri River to reach Dunai. Stay overnight at Dunai.
Day 22: Dunai to Juphal (2,320m)
Continuing through the hamlets of Dhupi Chaur, Rupagad, Karaganda, and Motipur, we reach the hamlet of Juphal. Stay Overnight at Juphal.
Day 23: Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Today we fly early morning from Juphal to Nepalgunj and then again fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. We will head directly to the Hotel for refreshment. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner (Nepali Food) to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Day 24: Final Departure
Your wonderful adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. We wish you all the best. Once again our representatives will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your next flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us.
The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well
Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below
Pain relief spray, ointment
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.
The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below
Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
This season is also considered as the best trekking season for trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Winter (Dec- Feb)
This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.
During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.
Summer ( June- August)
June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking conditions unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.
One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan
Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It plays the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.
Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.
Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.
We are not answerable for any damage or loss of any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage is at your risk at the times.
We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the terms and conditions slowly read all the terms and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.
Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staff with cell phones and satellite phones in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and the horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.
Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi drivers offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any Complicacies.
For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at the Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years of children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.
Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Single entry 15 days us $ 25
Single entry 30 days us $ 40
Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100
Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.
We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.