Nepal Adventure Trip

Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo TrekkingOn this Upper Dolpo trekking adventure, we cross three relatively high passes. Good paths are followed throughout and there is no trekking on glaciers. At the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayan, rain shadow lays Dolpo the legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers. The lack of other tourists the warm welcome given by the hardy Dolpo-Pa and the fascinating insight into the Tibetan way of life make for extremely varied and special trekking in Nepal. This trek offers you to see the beautiful views of Himalayas like Norbu Kang(6005m),Kanta Gaton(5916m),Bijala Himchuli(6386m),Hanging Glacier(6500m),Kanjiroba North(6883m)Tso Karpo(6157m) and Lha shamma(5698m)etc. A unique trek in Nepal it is ideally suited to those who love a challenge and who have "been everywhere". You have not until you have been to Dolpo.

The trek from Jomsom to Dolpa following the higher route through several high- passes into the remote villages of Charkabhot which is the last big village from Do in the west and Sangdok in the east As Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf in his book ‘Himalayan Traders’ said the village of Charkhabhot is unique village with fort like structure. Bhot means Tibet in Nepali and Bhotia means dwellers of High Mountain. Unlike Mustang and Shey gompa that has attracted outside world the land west of Jomsom and behind the Crystal Mountain has remained as aloof as ever waiting to be discovered in its raw form. Unlike other trek, you travel through the uncharted trail. Even local people do not use the trail beyond Sangda –la (5487m.). So far, only few people have taken this journey. The trek provides an unprecedented adventure. You will discover the original state of the inhabitants. Of course, you will be thrilled to encounter nomads and yak caravans. After Charka bhot you will enter into the well-traveled route of Lower Dolpo. You follow the trail to Do Tarap and cross Numa la and bagala to reach the pristine alpine Phoksumdo Lake. The Lake is spectacular, it is 4.8km long, 1.8km wide and said to be 650m deep. It is knower it is for aquamarine color a greenish blue similar to special Tibetan turquoise there is no aquatic life in the lake, which helps to make the waters brilliantly clear. If you toss a rock in, you can watch it for a long time as it sinks to the bottom. According to legend, Phoksumdo Lake was formed by a spiteful female demon. Turn south to Ringmo. The main trail leads to Dunai and to Juphal. You will fly back from Juphal to Nepaljung and same dayfly to Katmandu.

Trek Features

Duration day in Nepal: 24 days

Total duration treks: 20 days

Trek style: Fully: Camping Trekking

Trek starts/ends: Pokhara/ Nepaljung

Max elevation: 5190m.

Trek grading: Moderate /demanding

Best season: June,July,Augast and September

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and 20 nights in camping with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trip highlights: Extremely pristine and isolated region, Breathtaking mountain views, Diverse moutain flora and fauna

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02 : In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03 : Drive Kathamndu to Pokhara

Day 04 : Fly Pokhara to Jomsom

Day 05 : Jomsom trek ro Dangar Jong

Day 06 : Dangar Jong trek to Sangda (4000mt.)

Day 07 : Sangda (4000mt.) Acclimatization Day

Day 08 : Lungpa Khola valley (4251mt.)

Day 09 : Sangda trek to Sangda la (5080mt.)

Day 10 : Sangda la Sangda la (5513mt.)

Day 11 : Sangda la trek to Cross pass (5183mt.) and to Charkabhot (5035mt.)

Day 12 : Charkabhot Rest day at Charkabhot

Day 13 : Charkabhot trek to Cross Charka pass (5035mt.)

Day 14 : Charka pass trek to Do Tarap (4040mt.)

Day 15 : Do Tarap trek to Cross Numa La (5190mt.)

Day 16 : Numa La trek to Cross Baga La (5090mt.)

Day 17 : Baga La trek to Phoksindhu lake (3568mt.)

Day 18 : Phoksindhu lake trek to Roha gaon (2970mt.)

Day 19 : Roha gaon trek to Juphal airport (2400mt.)

Day 20 : Fly to Nepaljung and same fly to Kathamndu

Day 21 : Arrive Kathmandu, to hotel

Day 22 : Kathmandu- free day

Day 23 : In Kathmandu- free day

Day 24 : Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu