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Upper Dolpo Trek (17 days)

Dolpo is also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. It is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal.

Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.

The Upper Dolpo region is another remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most tranquil and natural beauty is still unexplored. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, and unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an unforgettable journey in every visitor's life. Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon. The Upper Dolpo is the home of the Bhotiya and Sherpa people.

Trip Highlights

Duration: 17 days
Type of Trek: Camping
Max. Altitude: 5010m
Minimum Pax:2+
Mode of Travel: Flight & Land Transportation
Grade: Strenous

Detail Itinerary of Upper Dolpo trek:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai.

Day 04: Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 06: Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) takes about five hours.

Day 07: Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 08: Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) takes about six hours.  

Day 10: Trek from Shey Gompa to Saldang takes about seven hours.

Day 11: Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 13: Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) takes about eight hours.

Day 14: Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 16: Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 17: Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 18: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) takes about three hours.

Day 19: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj by flight

Day 20: Recreation & shopping day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Transfer to the Airport for final departure (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services
  • A trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Entry permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for all articipants including Nepali staff
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
  • Four nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
  • One day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • Entry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley

Price does not include:

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu