Upper Dolpo Camping Trek

27 Days

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 2 to 8
  • 4,845m/15925 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Remote Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 15
  • 70
Dolpa is a remote district of Nepal. Being far from the capital and non-spoiled region in trekking activity, Upper Dolpo Camping Trek has been a best choice for those who love to explore the hidden gems of Nature.

People and their traditions are really different from other part of Nepal, resemblance of culture with Tibet is really amazing, and landscape of this region is never second.

Changing landscape with each and every trekking days; landscape is naturally beautiful and welcoming people adds sweet taste of happiness in the trekking experience. One of the remote trekking trails of Nepal Himalaya, Upper Dolpo camping trek is composed of varieties of endangered animals with stunning landscape.

As a remote, wilder-ed, scenic camping trek in restricted region of Nepal, upper Dolpo has strong image of superior trekking destination among Nepali trekking routes.

This trail is famous for its primitive local life and their different ascent which is antique and unique tradition inside same cultural practice in Nepal. Walking along the ancient village of Dolpo will give stunning view of Annapurna Range and a huge glance to the Tibetan Plateau.

Screening varieties of vegetation and passing high passes on the trail will make trekkers mind free from stress and give different experience in Himalaya.

Trek following the Eric valley and the towering mountains will satisfy trekker’s heart spending holiday in such beautiful landscape. Well come of the generous primitive people also adds energy to the trekkers, and energize to walk ahead. Crossing grazing herds of sheep, yaks, and many monasteries and Gomba on the way of this trekking gives heart full happiness for sure.

Camping trek also adds more adventure and naturalness in trekkers mind so we suggest you below camping itinerary for Upper Dolpo.

Best Time to Trek Upper Dolpo

Like Upper Mustang trek, upper Dolpo is also a monsoon season trek. If you are looking forward to Upper Dolpo trekking, do not trek in the winter, apart from winter you can sign up for any time throughout the year.

Monsoon in Nepal is from late August till the end of the July.

As Dolpo lies in the rain shadow zone of Nepalese geography, upper Dolpo trekking is regarded as one of the finest remote trek to do in Monsoon season.

Difference between lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo camping trek

Lower Dolpo trek does not necessarily be camping trek where as couple of destinations in Upper region of Dolpo trek must be with camping accommodation. Lower region till Phoksundo lake is covered in Lower Dolpo region trekking.

Upper Dolpo trek comprises high passes trek. Trekking in the remote jungle and random terrain makes it more interesting in the upper region of Dolpo expedition.

The Route

There are 2 major route for trekking in the Upper Dolpo region. Both starts from the same destination but when it comes to trek over the pass; you can either trek over Saldang pass (at 3900 meters or 12792 feet) or skip this high pass and still enjoy  the beauty of nature along with Phosksundo lake.

Upper Dolpo Camping Trek is a circuit trek where plenty of options in trekking route has made this trek a versatile trekking destination.

Num la, Bagar la, Shey Gompa, Saldang are some of the major destination of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek. Whereas, Phoksundo lake is one of the famous attraction spot.

Jhupal airport which connects flights from all part of Nepal via Nepalgunj is a start & end point of trekking route, in general.

As a camping destination, Upper Dolpo has plenty of options for nature and unique cultural practice differing along the entire trail.

Note – If you are looking for remote trekking destination like Upper mustang trekking, poke us.

Outline Itinerary for Upper Dolpo Camping Trek

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1345m).You will be received by our company representative and assist you to hotel transfer.Tonight Upper Dolpo Camping trekking briefing by your guide.
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu city guided tour & Pre-trip meeting, arrangement of necessary permits.
  • Day 3 – Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus/ Hotel
  • Day 4 – Flight to Jomsom (2710m) and trekking to Kagbeni(2800m)
  • Day 5 – Kagbeni to Yak Kharka (3180m), tented camp
  • Day 6 – Yak Kharka to Sangda (3710m), tented camp
  • Day 7 – Sangda to Sangda Phedi (Tuchela,Niwar La Phedi) (4190m)
  • Day 8 – Sangda Phedi to Yak kharka via Tudje (Tudje La Pass 5185m)
  • Day 9 – Chharka village to Chanla Phedi (4530m)
  • Day 10 – Chanla Phedi to Do Tarap (4040m)
  • Day 11 – Explore, acclimatize & rest day at Dho Tarap(4030m)
  • Day 12 – Do Tarap to Pangjang Khola Dovan (4480m)
  • Day 13 – Pangjang Khola Dovan to Tinje village (4150m)
  • Day 14 – Tinje village to Shimengaon (3870m)
  • Day 15 – Tinje village to Shimengaon (3870m)
  • Day 16 – Shimengaon to Koma (4060m) via Shimen la (4270m)
  • Day 17 – Koma to Saldang village (3770m)
  • Day 18 – Saldang village to SheyGompa (4500m) via Sela La (5095m)
  • Day 19 – Explore, rest, relax day at Shey Gompa (4500m)
  • Day 20 – Shey Gompa to LarTsa (4120m) vi Kangla pass (5360m)
  • Day 21 – LarTsa to Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
  • Day 22 – Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake to Sanduwa(3038m)
  • Day 23 – Sanduwa to Chhepka(2680m)
  • Day 24 – Chhepka to Dunai (2050m)
  • Day 25 – Dunai to Juphal (2345m)
  • Day 26 – Fly Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
  • Day 27 – Our vehicle will drop you to Kathmandu international Airport for your final departure.

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Cost of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek– Nepalgram Adventure

S.No. Luxury  All Incl Service
1 Cost (in USD $) Details 3870 2430 1830
2 Licensed Guide 
3 Accommodation during trek Standard Private Shared
4 Transportation to trek start point Private Shared Shared
5 Shower
6 Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service Private Private ×
7 Hotel at KTM/Pokhara 5 Star Standard ×
8 Food on trek(BLD) Unlimited Meal 3 Meal ×
9 Desert From Menu Fresh Fruit ×
10 Soft drink unlimited 1 ×
11 Porter Private Shared ×
12 Company Cap & T-shirt ×
13 Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned ×
14 Hard drink Local Brand × ×
15 Warm up hike  √ × ×
16 Farewell party/dinner  √ × ×
17 Buffer day for trek  √ × ×
18 Food in the city × × ×

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

Overview

Upper Dolpo is treasure home for human civilization. However the archaeological study is very less- this place still has living proof for antique culture and tradition. People, language, landscapes, forts are standing still till this date.

Are you looking for rain shadow trekking zone or different type of trekking in Nepal? Are you wondering if there is any place like Tibet out of Tibet? Upper Dolpo might hit your question. Phoskundo lake, 2 high passes, base camps and numerous antique villages are ornament of the region and reason behind itself being a restricted trekking trail.

Major Attraction of Upper Dolpo

  • Remote trekking trails of Nepal
  • Varieties of endangered animals with diverse landscape.
  • Culture similar with Tibet
  • Towering Mountains
  • Monastries and Gumbas
  • Remote Wilderness
  • Deepest lake of Nepal "Shey-Phoksundo"

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

 

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $2430 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek – All inclusive package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Flight from Nepaljung – kathmandu & Pokhara – Jomsom
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 6 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Fresh fruit will be served every-night as dessert.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works special entry permit for Upper Dolpo region & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need
  • Added Value –
  • (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide, with regular check up of oxygen saturation
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees

Cost Excludes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek – All inclusive package

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea in the morning.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $1830 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works special entry permit for Upper Dolpo region & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Flight from Nepaljung – kathmandu & Pokhara – Jomsom
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $3870 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek for Luxury Package

  • 6 nights 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works special entry permit for Upper Dolpo region & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Flight from Nepaljung – kathmandu & Pokhara – Jomsom
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Itinerary for Upper Dolpo Camping Trek

Altitude: 1345 meters Time: 30 minutes hotel transfer time Activity: Relax at hotel On your arrival, our office representative will transfer you from the airport to hotel.
Altitude: 1385 meters Special: Kathmandu City tour Time: Full day Activity: Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites Today you will be sightseeing Kathmandu City including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Altitude: 1400 meters Special: Scenic view of surrounding during the drive Time: 6/8 hours Activity: Travelling in bus Today you will be heading towards to Pokhara in tourist bus. 6 to 8 hours of drive from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara.
Altitude: 2710/2800 meters Special: Scenic view during flight and trek Time: 1 hour 25 minutes flight and 4/5 hours trek Activity: Flying in plane and trekking After an early breakfast in Pokhara, you'll head to the air terminal briefly trip to Jomsom, the base camp of Nepal's Mustang locale. The flight takes you over the Kali Gandaki, the most profound canyon on the planet. From the plane, you'll have extraordinary perspectives on Dhaulagiri and Annapurna; minutes after the fact, you'll land in an alternate climate — the parched valleys of the Himalayan downpour shadow. After reaching to Jomsom you will head towards Kagbeni. Kagbeni, tremendously arranged on a bluff sitting above the conversion of the Kali Gandaki and the Jhong Khola streams, is the last town in Lower Mustang and gatekeepers the entry into Upper Mustang (noticeable across the Kali Gandaki riverbed). It is a desert garden of green fields in the midst of rough, bone-dry mountains, with Niligiri approaching past. This old, to some extent demolished stronghold town is a brief look into an interesting lifestyle, with its tight rear entryways and passages, water system trenches, green fields of grain and its gigantic, 800-year-old block red Sayka Gompa. You can likewise meander past the antiquated 100-room King's Palace. At the police check post at the north finish of the village, there is an indication that peruses "restricted region, sightseers kindly don't go past this point." This is the path going up to the popular Lo Manthang, in 'forbidden' Upper Mustang.
Today you will be heading towards yak kharka. You will stay overnight in tented camp in Yak Kharka.
Today you will be trekking towards to Sangda from Yak Kharka. The trail is mostly uphill to Sangda.
Altitude: 4190 meters Special: View of mountains Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Trekking through Kang gopa valley Today you will be trekking through Kang gopa valley to reach sangda phedi. During your walk, you will get the view of lofty snow capped mountain ranges.
Altitude: 5185 meters Special: Tudje la pass and view of various mountains Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Crossing through tudje la pass Today you will be trekking towards to Yak Kharka. On the trail you will pass through Tudje la pass which is located at an elevation of 5185 meters.
Altitude: 4530 meters Special: Shey la pass (5010) and local villages Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Trekking uphill and downhill Today you will be trekking towards to chanla phedi. Today you be walking uphill upto shey la pass which is located at an altitude of 5010 meters and then from shey la pass you will walking downhill.
Altitude: 4040 meters Special: Charkala and valley Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking uphill and downhill through narrow trail Today you will be walking uphill and downhill through narrow trail. Charkala and valley are the major attraction of this day.
Altitude: 4030 meters Special: Unique culture and tradition of local community Time: Half day Activity: Exploring, Acclimatizing and Rest Today you will be acclimatize at Dho Tarap. The best way to acclimatize is to explore unique culture and tradition of local community.
Altitude: 4480 meters Special: View of snow-capped mountains Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking through valley, rivers and villages Today you will be trekking towards to Pangjang Khola Dovan. While trekking you will pass through the valley, rivers and villages. You will also get the view of snow capped mountains.
Altitude: 4150 meters Special: Lnag la pass and tinje village Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking mostly downhill Today you will be passing through lnag la pass and trek mostly downhill to reach to Tinje valley.
Altitude: 3870 meters Special: Yak grazing and horses Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Trekking mostly downhill You will be trekking towards to Shimengaon. The trail to shimengaon is mostly downhill. During your walk you can get the view of yak and horses grazing.
Altitude: 3870 meters Special: Yak garzing and horses Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Trekking mostly downhill
Altitude: 4270/4260 meters Special: shimen la pass Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Crossing through shimen la pass Today you will be crosiing shimen la pass pass and reach to Koma. Overnight at Koma.
Altitude: 3770 meters Special: Nankhang valley and view of mountains Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking through nankhang valley Today we walk to north side toward the Tibetan boundary through the Nankhang Valley and along the path have perspectives on Mt.Kanjiroba. We show up at Saldang where we camp for the time being.
Altitude: 5095/4500 meters Special: sela la pass and view of snow-capped mountains Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Crossing through sela la pass Today we cross the high elevation Sela La Pass (5095) from where we have stunning perspectives on the wide snow capped mountains. We will camp for the time being here.
Altitude: 4500 meters Special: Exploring cultural and historical monastery Time: half day Activity: exploring, rest and relax at shey gompa Today we can investigate this socially and generally rich spot and visit the old cloister. The Gompa (cloister) was worked in 1665.
Altitude: 5360/4120 meters Special: Kangla pass Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking through crossing kangla pass Our path today will go on around two hours, at first intersection Kangla La Pass (5360m) and afterward diving to the stream prior to arriving at Lar Tsa where we will camp for the evening.
Altitude: 3730 meters Special: Phoksundo lake Time: 6/7 hours Activity: Trekking Today we head to the splendid blue Phoksundo Lake which even at this height never totally freezes. The journey today is quite easy. We will camp here for the time being. This is really worth the excursion and is one of the features of this trekking into Dolpo.
Altitude: 3038 meters Special: View of beautiful surrounding Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking mostly downhill Going through Ringmo we dive to Sanduwa along a path that is arranged between the streams Kagmara Khola and Phoksundo Khola. There is likewise a public park and armed force designated spot at Sanduwa. We will camp here for the time being.
Altitude: 2680 meters Special: View of mountains Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking through following the river Today it is all declining as we abandon the mountains back to us and follow the waterway walking south until we arrive at Chhepka where we will camp for the time being.
Altitude: 2050 meters Special: view of majestic mountains Time: 5/6 hours Activity: Trekking through the bank of Bheri khola Today the path tracks with the bank of the Bheri River. The trip ought to take us about 5 to 6 hours after which we will arrive at Dunai where we will camp for the evening. The perspectives on the mountains from here are eye-catchy.
Altitude: 2345 meters Special: View of beautiful surrounding Time: 4/5 hours Activity: Trekking This is our last day of the trek as we head to Jhupal where we will camp for the time being.
Altitude: 1385 meters Special: scenic view seen from plane Time: 1 hour Activity: Flying in Plane Today we fly to Nepalgunj and afterward on to Kathmandu (around an hour). On appearance back at Kathmandu we will drop you back at your hotel where you can either enjoy the moment or explore around Thamel and track down a bar to praise your legendary trip.
Time: 30 minutes airport transfer time Activity: Flying back to origin/next destination Our office representative will transfer you to the airport from hotel. We will love to see you again.

Cost of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek - General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Flight from Nepaljung - kathmandu & Pokhara - Jomsom
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 6 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Fresh fruit will be served every-night as dessert.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works special entry permit for Upper Dolpo region & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need
  • Added Value -
  • (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide, with regular check up of oxygen saturation
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees

Cost of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek - General Exclusions

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea in the morning.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Upper Dolpo Camping Trek
From $1,830
/ person for Guide+B/B Trip
From $3,870
/ person for Luxury Package

Upper Dolpo Camping Trek Info

  • Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 2 to 8
  • 4,845m/15925 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Remote Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 15
  • 70

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