Upper Dolpo is a remote region located in the Far West of Nepal. The region is protected as the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Upper Dolpo lies north of the Dhaulagiri Range that borders the Tibetan plateau. Most of the inhabitants of this region still rely on trading Tibetan salt as it is nearly impossible to grow anything in this region.
Our trek starts from Dunai and on the fifth day of our trek we reach the famous Shey Phoksundo lake. The alpine fresh water lake is religiously significant to the Tibetan culture as a number of stupas and a Gompa surround the lake. From Phoksundo, we trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass. In Shey Gompa, we visit the famous Crystal Monastery, a place of religious significance to people of Dolpo.
Our trek comes to a stop in Juphal after 22 days of trekking. From Juphal we board a 35 minute scenic flight to Nepalgunj and catch another flight to Kathmandu.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will help you transfer to your hotel check in.
From Dunai we trek to Hanke. In Hanke or/Sepka we camp at the entrance of the Shey Phoksundo National Park.
today our trail takes us through small ups and downs through forests and stone staircases as we reach the river banks. We stop at a bridge near the village of Renje where we camp overnight.
today, we trek to the famous Phoksundo Lake. The alpine fresh water lake is religiously significant to the Tibetan culture as a number of stupas and a Gompa surround the Lake.
a day of leisure in Phoksundo gives us enough time to awe at its beauty
Today, our trail extends along the shores of the giant lake as we reach banks of the Phoksundo Khola and stop for an overnight camp.
From Phoksundo Lake side a hike of about seven hours takes us to Kang La Phedi.
today, an early morning ascent brings us to the opportunity to the Kang La Pass. A descend from the pass takes us to Shey Gompa where we stay overnight.
Another day in Shey Gompa gives us the opportunity to visit the famous crystal monastery a place of religious significance to people of Dolpo.
Namgung Gaon is where we camp today. The famous Namgung Monastery is located in Namdung Gaon.
From Namdung gaon we make series of climbs to reach Saldang, the largest village in the Dolpo region.
Yangtsher Gumpa is an unexplored and lesser frequented area of the Dolpo region and is home to the old Bon-Po Monastery.
to reach Sibu we retrace our steps back to Saldang from where we follow a trail along the river bed.
A walk along the river bed and steep climb to the bottom of Jeng La(4900m) brings us to Jeng La Phedi. We stay overnight Jeng La Phedi.
After a morning climb to Jeng La we again descend towards Tarap Chu. Finally arriving in Tokyu Gaon.
Do Tarap is beautiful village surrounded by irregular stone walls. Few Tibetans and the Magar people can be found in this region.
another day of leisurein Do Tarap helps us regain our strength for the rest of the trek.
From Tarap our trails descends towards a wide valley and passes through gorge as we arrive in Serkam where we set up a camp on a medow.
Today our trail mostly passes through and alongside the gorge as we make our way to Lahini/Khanigaon, where we set up an overnight camp.
Today our trail mostly passes through forests and descends into another gorge as we finally arrive in Tarakot a place beautified by colorful terraces fields.
Today we complete the circuit around the Dolpo region as we arrive in Dunai. In Dunai we celebrate the success of our three week trek.
The trek to Juphal is short walk along the Bheri river we reach the airport there.
From Juphal a 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Nepalgunj from where we catch another flight to Kathmandu.
From Juphal a 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Nepalgunj from where we catch another flight to Kathmandu
Day 28 marks the end of our unforgettable trekking experience as we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff
Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.
Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.
Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.
Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.
Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.
Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.
Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.
Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Enquire about any trekking region and we will tell you about the best season to visit that area.
The following equipment are required during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tax Jacket with hood)
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…