Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • 28 Day(s)
  • Strenuous
  • 5,400m | 17716ft
  • US$4950

Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trip Highlights

An adventure of life time experience around remote wild west of Nepal. A memorable trek around isolated villages and monasteries of immense old culture Exploring Phuksumdo lake and traditional villages of Somdang-Tokyu and Tarakot villages. Crossing over Nangdalo / Kang-La and Sela (Gela) La passes with breathtaking views. On the snow leopard trail to Shey the crystal monastery on the least visited area.

Trip Overviews An dventurous journey around Nepal wild west to Crystal monastery Upper Dolpo trekking an overwhelming fascinating adventure, where you will be walking in complete wilderness in the harmony of pure nature on this unspoiled and untouched areas of Nepal far wild west.

Trek to Upper Dolpo very few trekkers and adventurer seldom visits this wild area of Dolpo due to its remoteness where both ways flight is involved on this marvelous adventure to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa.

Upper Dolpo trekking located within Shey Phuksundo National Park extends as far towards further west to Mugu and Humla area, it is also Nepal largest national park covering lush deciduous forest of blue pine, cypress, poplar and birch as the walk proceeds higher to barren and arid country of low bushes of juniper and azalea dwarf rhododendron. 

On this great walk to Upper Dolpo trip with chances of spotting some wild life like the rare snow leopard and the blue sheep, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar. Dolpo trekking offers a magnificent country with scenic landscapes of green wide valley, snow capped peaks and impressive villages interwoven with Buddhist religion and as well ancient Bon traditions a pre-Buddhist sect.

Nepal Spirit Adventure journey to Upper Dolpo trek starts with a panoramic flight to land at Nepalgunj airport, a large city near to the Indian border state of UP with semi-tropical climate. From here our adventure continues with another scenic flight reaching at Jhupal in Dolpo area.

This trek leads towards Dunai headquarter town of Dolpo district and then reaching our first highlight of the adventure at emerald color Phuksundo Lake near the village of Ringmo, with time to marvel its beautiful surrounding our route leads higher to cross Nangdalo / Kang-la a high pass offering tremendous views of Kagmara peaks and as far to Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

As the trek progress reaching our final destination at Shey Gompa beneath a mystical Crystal Mountain embedded with semi-precious stones, an interesting place of great ancient and historical importance.

After a delightful overnight stop with rest day to explore the undisturbed areas of Shey Monastery, walk leads towards a nice village of Somdang and then crossing few passes heading south east reaching at Tokyu and Dho-Tarap a large lovely villages of inner upper Dolpo trekking. Our adventure upper dolpo trek continues following Dho-Tarap River valley reaching another interesting village at Tarakot of historical importance, a fort village dates back to Malla period.

Upper Dolpo trekking and  Shey Gompa concludes with a walk and a short drive back at Jhupal for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj. Finally this marvelous adventure to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking ends in Kathmandu with an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Nepal (Kathmandu1,315m/4,314ft) airport pick up transfer to hotel

Day 02 : In Kathmandu city sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (2,00m/6,57ft) 1 hours journey overnight in hotel

Day 04 : Fly to Juphal (Dolpo) trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,350ft) 45 mins flight 2-3 hours

Day 05 : Dunai to Chhepka (2,678m/8,786ft) 5-6 hours

Day 06 : Chhepka to Chunuwar (3,140m/10301ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07 : Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,847 ft) 4-5 hours

Day 08 : Acclimatization day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09 : Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,630m/11,909ft) 4-5 hours

Day 10 : Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (5,313m/17,431) 6-7 hours

Day 11 : Trek to Shey Gompa (4,343m/14,249ft) via Kang-La pass (5,350m/17,553ft) 5-6 hours

Day 12 : Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa

Day 13 : Trek to Namduna Gaun (4,360m/14,304ft) via sela la pass (5,095m/16,716ft) 6-7 hours

Day 14 : Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,770m/ 12,368ft) 4-5 hours

Day 15 : Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,272ft) 4-5 hours

Day 16 : Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,960ft) 6-7 hours

Day 17 : Sibu to Jyanta La Phedi (4,900m/16,076ft) 5-6 hours

Day 18 : Trek to Tokyu gaon (4,240m/13,910ft) via Jyanta la pass (5,520m/17,125ft) 5-6 hours

Day 19 : Tokyu gaon to Dho Tarap (3,944m/12,940ft) 4-5 hours

Day 20 : Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21 : Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,467ft) 6-7 hours

Day 22 : Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (2,950m/9,678ft) 4-5 hours

Day 23 : Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,540m/8,333ft) 4-5 hours

Day 24 : Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft) 5-6 hours

Day 25 : Dunai to Jhuphal 2-3 hours

Day 26 : Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

Day 27 : In Kathmandu

Day 28 : Final departure from Nepal for homeward bound or to respective countries

Booking and Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
23 July, 2018 19 August, 2018 Available USD 4950
30 July, 2018 26 August, 2018 Available USD 4950
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 August, 2018 29 August, 2018 Available USD 4950
11 August, 2018 07 September, 2018 Available USD 4950
18 August, 2018 14 September, 2018 Available USD 4950
25 August, 2018 21 September, 2018 Available USD 4950
29 August, 2018 25 September, 2018 Available USD 4950
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 September, 2018 28 September, 2018 Available USD 4950
05 September, 2018 02 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
09 September, 2018 06 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
15 September, 2018 12 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
19 September, 2018 16 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
24 September, 2018 21 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
29 September, 2018 26 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 October, 2018 29 October, 2018 Available USD 4950
07 October, 2018 03 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
10 October, 2018 06 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
17 October, 2018 13 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
23 October, 2018 19 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
29 October, 2018 25 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 November, 2018 29 November, 2018 Available USD 4950
06 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 Available USD 4950
13 November, 2018 10 December, 2018 Available USD 4950
19 November, 2018 16 December, 2018 Available USD 4950
27 November, 2018 24 December, 2018 Available USD 4950
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 December, 2018 29 December, 2018 Available USD 4950
05 December, 2018 01 January, 2019 Available USD 4950
10 December, 2018 06 January, 2019 Available USD 4950
16 December, 2018 12 January, 2019 Available USD 4950

Trip Note

Tailor-Made Trip & Departure
28 Days Upper Dolpo Trekking departs as per our departure date from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time of the year. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose alternate departures dates. Private treks are best suited for couples, families, work colleagues and small groups of friends. Customized itineraries are available as per your travel needs. Further sharing information please kinldy contact your trekking agency at Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Accommodations
Accommodations are included in the trip cost and Nepal Spirit Adventure has chosen the best 3 start accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast 2 night in lodge in Nepalgunj/Juphal, and rest other nights in comfortable two-men camping tent. To sleep in tent, 4 season sleeping bag and foam mattress will be provided. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on the enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel and camping accommodation is on twin sharing basis.

Meals
Breakfast included in Kathmandu and all meals breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided along the upper Dolpo trekking. We can enjoy freshly-cooked, hygienic and nutritious meals on full-board basis prepared by our trained and experienced cook during the trek. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan dishes as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Upper Dolpo Trek is categorized as a difficult trek. In such trek, you are likely to walk for 6-7 hours, cross steep, hilly terrain and occasional high passes of up to 5360m. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather on some days. You will also be facing high-altitude air with low levels of oxygen. Therefore, previous trekking experience, physical fitness and a positive attitude are essential. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is fundamental but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure about your medical condition before booking the trek.

Best Time to Trekking
Spring (March to July) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Since the Dolpo region lies in the rain shadow area formed by Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, you can also take this trip during the Monsoon season (June to August).

Trip Important
Due to the bad weather you could face problem of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/Juphal to Kathmandu delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. It could happen even in the best trekking season as you know how climate changes effecting our world. We always recommend you to add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). Also be prepared to pay some extra money for Helicopter charter flights if the regular flights are cancelled or delayed for few days. Make sure that you have fully-fledged insurance at home to cover it. If in case you gain those days, then you can spend extra days to go to Chitwan National Park.

Additional Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510- 72590

Day 01Arrival in Nepal (Kathmandu1,315m/4,314ft) airport pick up transfer to hotelUpon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Nepal Spirit Adventure's head office in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will invite you a welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture show overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02In Kathmandu city sightseeing and trek preparationToday after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Nepal Spirit Adventure will brief you regarding our trek as well as provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (2,00m/6,57ft) 1 hours journey overnight in hotelAfter our short excursion in Kathmandu, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town that showcases the diverse culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the local market, mini-zoo and nearby villages overnight in Nepalgunj.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 04Fly to Juphal (Dolpo) trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,350ft) 45 mins flight 2-3 hoursBreakfast we fly to Jhupal. The town is beautifully located over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to its north. Here, we meet our trekking staff and begin the adventure. We walk through terraced fields to the Bheri River and its narrow gorge. We continue walking to Dunai, which is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. We explore the small town in the evening and camp there for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05Dunai to Chhepka (2,678m/8,786ft) 5-6 hoursAfter breakfast we leave Dunai and cross a suspension bridge and turn to the west following a trail past a hospital. The trail ascends up the side of the treeless, Thulo Bheri valley before entering Phoksundo river valley. During the walk we get to the view of Kagmara Peak up the valley. We pass through walnut groves, Dhera and Rahagaun villages, walk down dense jungles and finally reach Cheepka overnight in camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06Chhepka to Chunuwar (3,140m/10301ft) 5-6 hoursBreakfast in camp then our trail ascends and descends along a wooded riverbank and climbs on a steep trail. The ups and downs can be a bit monotonous, but there are several streams along the way that offer a chance to cool off. The trail eventually leaves the forests and passes through a grassy slope high above the river. We trek downhill on a trail surrounded by lush forests before reaching a cliff followed by a dizzying drop on a wobbly stone staircase to the river bank. We continue trekking until we reach Chunuwar where we spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,847 ft) 4-5 hoursWe continue our journey along the valley floor to the confluence of the Phoksundo and Pungmo rivers. After crossing a bridge, we walk on the western bank of the Pungmo Khola. The trail passes through a cedar forest before reaching Palam village. From here we trek up to a ridge and enjoy distant views of Phoksundo Lake and a spectacular waterfall, one of the highest in Nepal. Next, our trail descends through birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo Khola, and then to the picturesque Ringmo village with its mud-plastered chortens and mani walls. From here it is a short walk to the shores of the Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08 Acclimatization day at Phoksundo LakeToday will be a well deserved rest day for acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake. During the day we can embark on a short hike to the village of Ringmo and it’s Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. During our short walks, we also get a chance to get acquainted with the local culture. The Dolpo people wear homespun clothing that is sometimes dyed a maroon color and they favor Tibetan-style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. Overnight at Phoksundo Lake.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,630m/11,909ft) 4-5 hoursAfter breakfast the trail moves around the top western end of the Phoksundo Lake as it contours on a rocky ledge along the lake’s western bank. This unsteady trail suspended on a gangway of wood supported on pegs driven into crevasse in the rocks, signals the remoteness of the area we are about to enter. At the westernmost edge of the lake the path leads through a lush meadow that opens up into the flood plain of the Phoksundo Khola. Then we walk through the valley, crossing the river and avoiding the occasional boggy marsh underfoot and then coming on the bank of the river to the overnight camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (5,313m/17,431) 6-7 hoursFor an hour or so we walk on a trail that leads us along the level path through a glacial valley which heads due north. At the confluence of the Phoksundo Khola and another mountain stream, there is an old wooden bridge. From here, we walk towards the north-east. A long climb brings us to a sheep meadow where our trail veers up a steep ravine. A hard climb to the top brings us to yet another valley where we can see the Kang-La pass. We set up our camp near the pass in a place that Peter Matthiessen christened 'Snowfields Camp'. During our trek today we also get to admire the views of Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m).
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11Trek to Shey Gompa (4,343m/14,249ft) via Kang-La pass (5,350m/17,553ft) 5-6 hoursIn the morning breakfast, we ascend on a steep trail littered with slate towards the pass. The climb to the top of the pass is quite strenuous. From the top of Kang-la pass we get excellent views of the large valley dissected by a gushing river. We descend to the valley floor on a steep trail. Next, we walk on a meandering trail along the banks of a river, crossing and re-crossing it several times. There are mud caves lining the hills overlooking the river. We also pass through meadows where we see grazing yaks, hundreds of sheep and domestic mountain goat (Chyangra). After crossing a quaint log bridge we reach the Shey Gompa compound where we will be spending the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12Acclimatization day at Shey GompaShey Gompa was built in 1655 and the monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. To the east of the gompa is Crystal Mountain which is one of the strangest mountains, as its contorted cliffs are laced with quartz and embedded with a rich variety of marine fossils. Today is another well-earned rest day for acclimatization. We spend the day hiking around Shey village which is famous for its ancient pre-Buddhist culture, the Bon Po. In Dolpo the ancient Tibetan way of life combines animism with the teaching of Buddha. Overnight in Shey Gompa.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13Trek to Namduna Gaun (4,360m/14,304ft) via sela la pass (5,095m/16,716ft) 6-7 hoursAfter breakfast ee begin the day by following a pleasant trail amidst juniper trees which descends into a grey, stony canyon. Then the path begins to zigzag over bare rocks and coarse eroded soil until it eventually brings us to the top of Saldang-la pass. The subsequent descent towards the north is long and tiring but grazing yaks and sheep, and nomadic tents made from yak hair is a comforting sight. In Namduna Gaun we visit Namgung monastery. The red stone monstery is built against the backdrop of a cliff on the north wall of a gorge. Overnight in Namduna Gaun.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,770m/ 12,368ft) 4-5 hoursWe leave the village and climb up a slope and begin a long walk along dusty barren mountains. After 3-4 hours of hard climb, we begin to see Saldang Village below us on a plateau high above the Namga Khola stream. It has a picturesque appearance. Saldang is the largest village of the inner Dolpo area. The village stretches for nearly two kilometers on an open slope and consists of five villages having about eighty well-built houses with nearly six hundred people. It is a prosperous village not only agriculturally but also for its strategic location on a trade route to Tibet. Overnight in Saldang.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,272ft) 4-5 hoursAfter breakfast, we walk further north along the Nagon Khola (river) on a wild and barren terrain. We begin our walk on a fairly gradual path with few ups and downs. On the way, we pass through Marang and Ki villages. Next, we cross a tributary of Panzang River and walk towards the east and cross the river again before reaching Yangze gompa which houses an old Bon-Po Monastery. Overnight in Yangze Gompa.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,960ft) 6-7 hoursFrom Yangze, there are two trails that connect to Sibu. To save time we will retrace the path back towards Saldang village, which will be much easier and shorter than the other route. From Saldang we walk along a river and pass through terraced fields, stupas, chortens, heaps of mani stones and a Chaiba monastery, then pass through the Namdo village, which is also prosperous, with about sixty houses having nearly 400 inhabitants. It stretches for more than 5 km on the high slopes to the left of Nam Khong Khola. The Namdo monastery is located near the river bed. Our journey continues further down the river for another two hours to camp near a small settlement of Sibu.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17Sibu to Jyanta La Phedi (4,900m/16,076ft) 5-6 hoursBreakfast at camp then we walk along the Nam Khong Khola for a while and pass by caravans with yaks that are moving towards the Tibetan border. After turning east and walking for a while, we arrive at a confluence of two small streams. Next, the steep trail ascends to a grazing area below the Jeng La pass (4,900m/16,076ft). Our camp will be set up in this beautiful meadow overnight in Jyanta la phedi.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18Trek to Tokyu gaon (4,240m/13,910ft) via Jyanta la pass (5,520m/17,125ft) 5-6 hoursWe get up early in the morning and set forth on today’s trek. It will take us two long hours to reach the top of the Jyanta La pass from where we get remarkable views of the north face of the Dhaualgiri massif. From here we descend on a rough trail to the Tarap Valley, a fascinating valley with vast plains in high mountains that extends twenty kilometers along Tarap Chu river. We camp close to the monastery at Tokyu.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 19Tokyu gaon to Dho Tarap (3,944m/12,940ft) 4-5 hoursToday we trek downhill on a plain valley with patches of lush grass on both sides of the river which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. There is also a marsh which is a common feature in the Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladakh Himalaya. Both the Bon Po and Buddhist sects are practiced in the valley. After a short trek, we reach Dho Tarap) 0vernight in Dho Tarap.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 20Rest Day at Dho TarapWe spend today resting and strolling in the village of Dho Tarap which is surrounded by an irregular stone wall. Our walks will help us get acquainted with the local culture of the area. At Dho, about 40 houses are divided into three clusters and built in a haphazard way inhabited by few Tibetans and mostly Magars who are a hill tribe of Nepal. While here, we can visit a Buddhist Gompa which is closest to our campsite or we could embark upon a 40-minute walk and visit a Bon Po Gompa overnight in Dho Tarap.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 21Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,467ft) 6-7 hoursFrom Tarap we descend towards a wide valley which eventually narrows into a gorge. We walk along juniper and wild rose bushes just above the tree line. On our trek we see herds of blue sheep and by the afternoon, we reach the confluence of the Tarap Chu and the Lang Khola, a stream that joins with Tarap River from further east. We will make our camp on a nice meadow also known as Kamakharka and spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 22Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (2,950m/9,678ft) 4-5 hoursAfter breakfast, we continue walking down the gorge of the Tarap River, at times alongside it. During our walk we pass by the local people who will be taking their herds to lower pastures for the winter. This will be one of the most exciting days of this trip as the valley becomes so narrow in a deep gorge that in some places we can jump from one side to another. Sometimes there is no trace of a path and we may have to walk across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. The gorge also provides unexpected adventure and thrills. At some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed away and we may be forced to cross the icy torrent on foot. Finally, we reach our camping spot beside the Tarap Khola at Khanigaon where we spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 23Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,540m/8,333ft) 4-5 hoursFrom the camp we follow a trail that takes us to the village of Lalberi. Our trail then passes through a lush forest, descends into another gorge and continues to follow the river again. After reaching Tarakot, we can visit Sandul Gompa which lies about 8 km east of the village at a juncture of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu. The monastery stands on a hill to the south of Bheri River. Today we camp by the Tarap Chu river about 150 meters below Tarakot, near the police post overnight in Tarakot.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 24Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft) 5-6 hoursWe begin our trek on a trail behind the Bheri River before crossing a bridge near the Lawan village. Our trail will continue alongside the big Bheri Rriver ascending until the Byas Gadi. From here the trail moves towards the west on a relatively easy trail. We cross the river again near the Lochakhola Gaon and ascend to Dunai for an overnight stay. Today’s trek will mostly be on a wonderful gorge with pine trees overnight in Dunai.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 25Dunai to Jhuphal 2-3 hoursFron Dunai, we trek along the Bheri River enjoying the beautiful landscape. On the way, we pass through Dhupichaur and Rupgad villages as well as a temple. We continue trekking via Kalagaonda village and Motipur village before reaching the small airstrip. Overnight in Jhuphal.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 26Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to KathmanduAfter breakfast morning board on a smaller aircraft for short flight to Nepalgunj, on reaching Nepalgunj, transfer to another flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains during 50 mins flight, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotel overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 27In KathmanduNepal Spirit Adventure reserves this spare and free day in Kathmandu as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation which can occur sometimes due to bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, on this day you can join in our optional tour to medieval period city of Bhaktapur which is east from Kathmandu city, visit of great old palace square and temples. After a great time with enjoyable tour of Bhaktapur a short drive to Patan / Lalitpur means city of arts, here visit of old palace and beautiful temples and work of art.Enjoying lovely tour and then the day ends with a drive back to your hotel for last night dinner and celebration, after an overwhelming and memorable time around Nepal Far West on Dolpo trekking overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 28Final departure from Nepal for homeward bound or to respective countriesAfter wonderful memorable time on Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to international air terminal for your departure towards homeward bound or to next respective countries.
Included meals: Breakfast Airport Transfer

What is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Four night in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj -Juphal-Kathmandu round trip)
  • Two night hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast
  • Special trekking permit for upper dolpo trek
  • Poksundo National park permit
  • Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Tent accommodation during the trekking
  • All the necessary staffs- experience trekking leader (Experience local trek guide) cook assistant kitchen boy and porters with their food, salary, transportation and insurance
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags down jacket, duffel bag, camping equipments very high quality Nepal Spirit Adventure company member tent, kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and all the necessary kitchen equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure medical kit bag
  • Welcome and farewel dinner
  • All the government and local taxes

What is Not Included

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters and telephone call
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges

Trip Map

Upon Arrival in Nepal (Tribhuvan airport,Kathmandu)
On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with warm welcome with garland / Khada (Buddhist ceremonial silk scarf) and then transfer to your respective hotel. Eevening we host welcome dinner.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek
28 Days Upper Dolpo package included three  standard hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj with breakfast. We provide twin sleeping tent in a very quality with matters during the upper dolpo trekking. Remember that while we sleep in tent accommodation along the trekking come ground toilet. In Nepal junga hotel is included before the trek and after.

Meals During Trekking
During trekking session full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide every day clean and hygienic Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Continental food by our camping cook and staffs.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking
Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 litters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide every day boil clean water and adding purification pills for drink of natural water. Beside this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required
Health and physical fitness is most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before / after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non technical effort walks.The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farm lands, terraces and river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before travelling and do regular check up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety
Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guide and leaders for safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offering you with advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by expert team of tourism professional all our guides have good knowledge regarding culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide / assistance guides gets any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter
Our porter are fully equipped with warm gears and insured on each trips by the company. We take care of our staff / porters welfare as well client’s safeties. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 30 to 35 along the trek.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground. As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking our stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek
We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities
We are fully committed in providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a life time journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of the Nepal Government act and policies.

Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to the some situations clients should borne the expenses on the spot.

Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests they take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get Nepalese visa you should bring valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee is as follows.

Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100

Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). For further information, please contact Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934 E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np. Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally over exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season
We always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of trekking area chosen. In Nepal you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama. This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 day long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterwards the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foot hills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
The spring is one of the best season for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the national flowers of Nepal, comes in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with few crowd of trekkers and on quiet trail.

How to Book Your Trip with Us
When you decide to book your Nepal trip with us choose your Nepal holiday trips as per the trip grades and as per your physical standard and age matters sometimes when it includes high passes of above 5,000 meters.

For right choice of adventure holidays you are welcome for any suggestion and advice please feel free to contact us on phone at +977 1 4417452, mobile: 977 9851072590 or e-mails at info@nepalspiritadventure.com

For clear understanding regarding our trip services, we have online trip booking options, you may click on the link, chose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and send it to us.

Once you book the trip with us, then we will suggest final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure in Nepal. Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Trip Cost: $ 4950 Per Person

Trek/Tour Style: Full Board Camping Basis

Activities: Trekking & Adventure

Accommodation: Hotel | Lodge & Tent

Meals: Kathmandu B|B Full Board During the Trip

Transportation: Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

Best Month: March to July | August to November

Group Size: Min 02 Max 13 People in Group

Client Reviews

 

Special Offer!

Quick Inquiry

Trip Advisor

Associated with