Magnificent Upper Dolpo Trekking, in the area of hidden Shangri-La of western Nepal has only been open since 1988, and has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal's best trekking regions. We have previously organized many different treks in the area and in 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter Matthiessen's journey, made famous in his book “The Snow Leopard”. It is one of the more challenging treks which allow you to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal.
Dolpo is where the movie 'Himalaya' was shot by Eric Valli. First we fly to Juphal, west of Dhaulagiri, Trekking north we enter Phoksundo National Park and after a rest continuous on Matthiessen's original trail, crossing the Khang La 17320ft/5279m, to reach the very remote monastery of Shey Gompa. On the way we pass the mystical crystal mountain. In Matthiessen's world's … “high to the west a white pyramid sails on the sky”. Shey Gompa was established in the eleventh century and little has changed here since then. This is a special trek in one of Nepal's restricted areas and as such we have to pay the same levels of permit fees as for Mustang. However it is ideal for the keen walker who would like a wild experience away from the main trekking routs.
Day 01: Join Kathmandu (1300m) and pick airport and transfer to Radisson Hotel.
Day 02: We take a flight to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Morning flight to Jhupal and trek to Dunai. 3.5 hrs.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 04: We start the trek to Shyanta (2510m/82334ft.). 6-7 hrs.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 05: Trek to Raichi (2940m/9643ft.). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 06: Trek to Ringmo Village (3641m / 11942 ft) . Overnight in tent.
Day 07: A day for acclimatization at the lake. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Fulbari (best view). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Kharka Camp site (3750m/ 12300ft)
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gumpa. (via Nangdala pass 5350m) Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Namgung Gompa (place of interest). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Saldang Village (most beautiful village at 3770m). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 13: Rest day in Seltang.Visit to YongjirGompa. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 14: Saldang Vilage – Durki Khola Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Thurki. Via Jungla pass.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to DhoTarap. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Laina Odar. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Tarakot. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 19: Trek to Dunai. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 20: Trek to Juphal. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 21: Fly via Nepalgunj to Kathmandu where we check into our hotel.
Day 22: A free day in Kathmandu. Optional city tour. The group's final evening together.
Day 23: Fly back to home country we will drop you at airport and see off.
The itinerary of this trek will be 21-25 days depending on your fitness and time you have. The original version of itinerary is just for guidelines, we can customize this trek as per your requirement. Please e-mail us with your detail trip requirements for price of tour plan.