Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo trek is an epic journey crossing many high passes and travels through an area that is culturally Tibetan. Upper Dolpo is one of the remotest and least exposed areas of Nepal, also naturally isolated by the difficult topography and offers rare opportunities to explore near-virgin territory and meet people, almost unexposed to tourism. This Dolpo trek provides chances to visit several unique monasteries (gompas) and an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people.

This trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo Lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park". After a rest day to explore around the lake we carry on the journey crossing different passes to Jumla.

Dolpo, a land beyond the Himalayas, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep. It is situated in the western part of the country, and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal.The Dolpo region is a very isolated area which has been strictly off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained intact. In the autumn of 1990 the first British tour operator organized a trek from east to west, from Pokhara to Jumla through Lower Dolpo.

This trekking route passed many gigantic mountain ranges - Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to name but a few - and passed through Lower Dolpo, at one time a small kingdom in its own right. The trekkers of this regions are enthused greatly about the wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the fact that the local people had that innocent friendliness peculiar to people who live in excessively remote mountainous regions.The people that live here number only a few hundred and are among the world's highest dwellers. The villages in Upper Dolpo are 4,300meters and above. It is here specifically that people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion.

Day 01: Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Nepalganj o/n in a hotel.

Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2/3hrs, 2145m)

Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2/3hrs, 2145m)

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2660m, 6/7hrs)

Day 06: Trek to Sulighat, (5/6hrs)

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3500m, 4/5hrs)

Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (4/5 hrs.)

Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, (6/7 hrs.)

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass, (5/6 hrs.)

Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La (6/7 hrs.)

Day 14: Trek to Saldang (4/5 hrs.)

Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa (4/5 hrs.)

Day 16: Trek to Sibu (6/7 hrs)

Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la, (5/6 hrs.)

Day 18: Trek to Shey Gompa (6/7hrs, 4160m)

Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap, (4/5 hrs.)

Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (6/7 hrs.)

Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon (4/5 hrs.)

Day 23: Trek to Tarakot (4/5 hrs.)

Day 24: Trek to Dunai, (5/6 hrs.)

Day 25: Trek to Jhuphal, (2/3 hrs.)

Day 26: Flight to Nepalganj, flight further on to Kathmandu

Day 27: Rest day in shopping in Kathmandu

Day 28: Transfer to international airport for final departure