Upper Dolpo Trek

The Dolpo Region lies in Western Nepal , an area of remote, high-altitude lakes and valleys. This less accessible Region isUpper Dolpo dolpopossiblybest known as the background of Peter Mattheissen 's book "The Snow Leopard." In this book Mattheissen describes his search for the elusive creature with world-renowned animal biologist George Schaller , author of "Stones of Silence." This search took them on an incredible trek to Shey Gompa in the northern part of Dolpo, also known as Inner Dolpo.

Dolpo and Western Nepal are very lightly trekked and trekking there is described in "Off the Booted Track" (see link at left). Visits to Shey Gompa, however, are restricted to camping groups. A special permit, as expensive as for Mustang, is required, and again a liaison (or environmental) officer must accompany the group.

The Inner Dolpo trek starts from the spectacular turquoise Phoksumdo Lake (3660m) to which we trek either from Dolpo airport in Juphal (3 -- 4 days) or from Jumla airport (8 days across the Kagmara La, a5115m). The round trip restricted trek from the Lake north to Shey requires 5 or 6 days.

  • Trip Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Additional Information
  • Testimonials

Day 01: fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj - Juphal trek to Dunai
Day 03: Trek to Tarakot
Day 04: Trek to Tharap Khola
Day 05: Trek to Dho
Day 06: Trek to Shering Gompa, special permits
Day 07: Trek to Kyung La - Base Lagmo, special permits
Day 08: Trek to Namdo, special permit
Day 09: Trek to Saldang, special permit
Day 10: Trek to Namgaon special permit
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa special permits
Day 12: Trek to Over Ganda La, special permits
Day 13: Trek to Phoksumdo (Ringmo), camp special permit
Day 14: Trek to Regi - Chepka, camp
Day 15: Trek to Juphal, camp
Day 16: Trek to Purpang
Day 17: Trek to pelma
Day 18: Trek to Dhorpatan
Day 19: Trek to Takam
Day 20: Trek to Raato dhunga
Day 21: Trek to Beni
Day 22: Beni to Pokhara then to Kathmandu by bus.

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:21 Nights / 22 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5100m
  • Start From: Dunai
  • End To: Beni
  • Best Season: Automn / Spring 

Trip Map

Upper Dolpo Trek map

 

Cost Include:

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 1 Night Batika Hotel at Nepalgunj with full board food
  • Full board food while trekkingall camping equipment
  • Porters or mule along mule driver for baggage, equipment and fuel supply.
  • Domestic Air ticket for Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal and back
  • English speaking Trekking guide along with Sherpa supporter
  • Well trained western cook along with Kitchen staff and equiment
  • Upper dolpo region trekking permit
  • Shey Phoksundo national park entry permit
  • Insurance for Nepali staff
  • Transfer from Beni to Kathmandu 

Cost Exclude:

  • Hotel and food while in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Nepal visa and travel insurance
  • Airport tax and access baggage charge (Directly payable to airlines)
  • Personal expenses
  • Evacuation cost in case of Immergency
  • Tips and donation to Local community.
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:21 Nights / 22 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5100m
  • Start From: Dunai
  • End To: Beni
  • Best Season: Automn / Spring 

Trip Map

Upper Dolpo Trek map

 

Additional Infos

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:21 Nights / 22 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5100m
  • Start From: Dunai
  • End To: Beni
  • Best Season: Automn / Spring 

Trip Map

Upper Dolpo Trek map

 

Testimonials

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:21 Nights / 22 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5100m
  • Start From: Dunai
  • End To: Beni
  • Best Season: Automn / Spring 

Trip Map

Upper Dolpo Trek map

 

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