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 Sahartara (2730m/8954ft.). 6-7 hrs.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 05: Trek to and Laini Odar (3370m/11,053ft.). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 06: A day for acclimatization at the lake. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 07: Trek to (3639m/11,910ft.). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Fulbari (best view). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Shey Gumpa. (via Kang La pass) Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Namgung Gompa (place of interest). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Seltang Village (most beautiful village). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 12: Rest day in Seltang.Visit to YongjirGompa. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 13: SeltangVilage – Durki Khola Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Thurki. Via Jungla pass.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 15: Trek to DhoTarap. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to LainaOdar. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Tarakot. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Dunai. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 19: Trek to Juphal. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 20: Fly via Nepalgunj to Kathmandu where we check into our hotel.
Day 21: A free day in Kathmandu. Optional city tour. The group's final evening together.
Day 22: Fly back to home country we will drop you at airport and see off.
Upper Dolpo Trek Price
Upper Dolpo Trekking Price depends on the group size; the type of hotels we include in Kathmandu will also make difference in trip cost. This trek cost seems high as Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight cost around USD 750 per person plus guide and support staff flight price to add. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin sharing deluxe bed room basis with buffet breakfast in Hotel Radisson. Accommodation during the trekking will be in tent in double occupancy.
Upper Dolpo Trek Permit
This trek requires restricted area Upper Dolpo Trek USD 500 per person for first 10 days and after 10 days USD 50 each extra day per person. Beside this, we also need Shey Phoksundo National Park Entrance ticket which cost NPR 3390 (around USD 33) per person.
Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary
Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary will to around 23-25 days depending on your physical fitness and the amount of time you have. The itinerary of standard pattern is just provided as guidelines, moreover it is most important to see how well you go during the trek as we consider "Your safety is first while trekking with Wilderness Excursion" so our tour plan will be flexible and you are suggested to allow 1-2 spare days just in case someone is slow in the group, flight delay or else.
Upper Dolpo Trek Difficulty
Concerning the difficulty of Upper Dolpo Trek, this trek is and adventurous which requires moderate physical fitness, stamina to walk daily 5-7 hours and previous trekking experience in the high altitude. However, Wilderness Excursion advice you to hike slowly and follow rest days on the way to get your body to get adapted with high altitude that allows you to become acclimatized and avoid AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) to enjoy more of this trip.
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.
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