Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Overview

This is a long trek and there are several variations that can be considered, however the trek is continuously undertaken at altitudes of 4000+m. There are several 5000+m passes to cross and each pass effectively cuts you off from all links to the outside world. The Dolpa region is close to the northern border and as such is regarded as a restricted area commanding expensive permits.However, there is no other area like Dolpa in Nepal and an expedition into the wilder northern regions is spectacular with its hidden monasteries, unique culture, yak caravans and Bon festivals.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: A day to explore Kathmandu and then to prepare for your trek Hotel and Welcome dinner.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Early start for the flight to Juphal trek to Dunai.

Day 05: Trek to Chhepka 2970m.

Day 06: Trek to Rechi 2940m.

Day 07: Trek to Phosundo Lake 3600m.

Day 08: A rest day.

Day 09: Trek to the camp site at the northern end of the lake 3630m.

Day 10: Trek to the next camp site.

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa 4343m.

Day 12: Rest and explore Shey Gompa.

Day 13: Bhijer to Saldang 3770m.

Day 14: Saldang to Shimen 3850m.

Day 15: Shimen to Tinje 4110m.

Day 16: Tinje a rest day.

Day 17: Tinje to Rapka 4210m.

Day 18: Rapka to the Kharka camp site 4900m.

Day 19: Kharka to Chharka Bhot 4302m via the Mola La 5030m.

Day 20: Chharka Bhot to Nulungsumda Kharka 4987m.

Day 21: Nulungsumda Kharka trek to Santa 3777m via the Niwas La 5120m.

Day 22: Either spend a day in Jomsom or fly back to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.

Day 23: Final day in Nepal Hotel B & B Farewell dinner.

Day 24: International departure.