Upper Dolpa Trekking is otherwise called Inner Dolpa (an extremely distant region) of Nepal. Lies in between the Tibetan level and the Dhaulagiri ranges in north-western Nepal. There are different parts in Nepal for distant travelling, yet Dolpa is quite possibly the most disconnected spot to visit. This is because of the time, cost, and trouble of arriving to begin the journey.
Upper Dolpa Trekking offers adventurers a novel Nepalese journeying experience. Dolpa is the most excellent and least-created region of Nepal. It goes through lovely valleys, intriguing spots, neighbourhood settlements, tremendous mountains, and greenery timberland of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks, and soon. The fundamental features of the journey are an antiquated, tremendous scene, hypnotizing Shey Phoksundo lake, confined towns of Ringmo, and the extremely old cloisters. Shey Phoksundo is the most profound lake of Nepal with its 145m profundity as indicated by a study by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Old Buddhist cloisters (which is known as Shey Gompa) natural life, unblemished lake, taking off pinnacles, and individuals' way of life of the most un-created locale are likewise another fascination of the journey. Here is a heavenly mountain called "Precious stone Mountain" that is the reason every year many explorers voyagers visit the upper Dolpo district and make a circuit of the mountain. Individuals of this district for the most part communicate in Tibetan dialects.
Upper Dolpa Trekking is an enchanted travelling venture that marvellously blows your mind and gives you a brief look at the way of life of individuals in the segregated spaces of Nepal. Individuals of this district have their vernacular of Nepali language, which is hard to see in any event, for the local speaker. Besides, the lifestyle and customs of the district's people are surprising. On the lower locale of the trip, you will meet many Hindu devotees who have various implications in their god and profound force.
Dolpa's journey is a brave trip that required experienced travellers. Please, you welcome and join Alpine Ramble for this momentous and once-in-a-blue-moon experience.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
Day 02: Heritage Tour of Kathmandu.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;
Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience.
Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm.
Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – B.
We fly to Nepalgunj, 367 km air distance, today. This is a happening city in the mid-western Nepal and is a major trade center. Nepalgunj airport is the base for several flights in the remote hills and mountains mid-west and far-west of Nepal. Once we reach Nepalgunj and check into hotel, we can go for an exploration of the city.
Nepalgunj – Juphal 2,369m – Dunai 2,140m – B.L.D.
We get ready and drive to airport for the flight to Juphal. Juphal airport in remote Dolpa district acts as a gateway to several other districts in the region. A spectacular Himalayan flight of about 45 minutes takes us to the starting point of our Upper Dolpo Trekking trip.
Our trekking part for the day is a short walk to Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa. About 3 hours of gentle walk along the Bheri River takes us to Dunai where we set up our overnight camp.
Dunai – Ankhe 2,660m – B.L.D .
We set off on a walking journey of about six hours for the day. The trail to Ankhe today passes along several beautiful places in the Phoksundo River valley. Remote but beautiful Dhera and Raha villages come along the way. We can enjoy the spectacular view of Kagmara peak too.
We establish our overnight camp at Ankhe.
Ankhe – Renje 3,105m – B.L.D.
Our trekking today takes us to Renje where we will be higher than 3,000 meters above sea level. The day walk involves crossing of several suspension bridges. The trail passes through beautiful landscape that is typical of the remoteness of Dolpa. Despite the remoteness of the area, it is such a beautiful experience to here. We establish our camp at Renje at the elevation of around 3,100 meters above sea level.
Renje – Phoksundo Lake 3,610 m – B.L.D.
Beautiful Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal, is the destination we are headed on our walk today. Walking across several beautiful places along Pungmo River, we reach Phoksundo Lake. But before reaching Phoksundo to enjoy the magical charm of the lake, we walk past many other beautiful places along the trail. The cedar forest, beautiful villages of Palam and Ringmo and the views from the trail make our walk of about five hours feel shorter. Once we reach Phoksundo Lake and establish our overnight camp, we can get lost into the beauty of the area.
Phoksundo Lake – B.L.D.
We spend the day today here at and around Phoksundo Lake. Doing that, we will have two benefits – first, we can acclimatize properly to go higher in the days to come and second, we can explore more of the beauty of the lake and surrounding.
We go for an exploration trip of Ringo village where we can learn more about the life style in the region. Later we come back to the lake and enjoy the serene atmosphere around here.
Phoksundo Lake – Phoksundo Khola 3,510m – B.L.D.
We are going to leave the charm of the lake behind and walk ahead on our journey. The day walk takes us to Phoksundo Khola via the western end of the lake. An uneven trail leads us towards the destination today. The trickiness of the trail involves of narrow passage, rocky crevasse and marsh filled areas. This all challenges of the trail indicate that we are in a real remote wilderness that is equally thrilling as is challenging.
Phoksundu Khola – Phoksundo Bhanjyang 4,400m – B.L.D.
It is a challenging day as we are going to cover about 1000 meters of elevation in the high altitude trail. The walk from Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang is going to be of about six hours of challenge. Walking on the glacial valley, pastures and mountain terrains takes us
eventually to Phoksundo Bhanyang at the elevation of 4,400 meters above sea level. The day brings some fabulous views of mountains that help us take the challenge and reach the destination.
Phoksundo Bhanjyang – Shey Gompa 4,125m via Kang La Pass. 5,151m – B.L.D
On the walk to Shey Gompa today, we are going to cross a high mountain pass called Kang La pass that stands at the elevation of 5,151 meters above sea level. Kang La pass, one of the three high passes we cross on the trekking journey, gives us a tough challenge to climb it but rewards with beautiful view up from the top. After walking up to the top and enjoying the view from there, we descend to the river and walk ahead towards Shey Gompa.
Shey Gompa – B.L.D.
We spend an extra day here at Shey Gompa to acclimatize and explore the surrounding. Our exploration of Shey village and the Gompa gets us closer to the Bonpo culture, life style and spiritual vibrations there. The exploration is an amazing insight of the region that helps us understand the region more. Hiking exploration helps us get ready for another pass climb tomorrow.
Shey Gompa – Namduna Gaun 4,800m via Saldang La Pass 5,200m – B.L.D.
Our trekking today involves another walk over high mountain pass, the highest of three that we are crossing on this trip. On our walk to Namduna Gaun today, we are ascending to Saldang La pass that stands at the elevation of 5,200 meters above sea level. Although it’s a challenging walk up to the top, we enjoy it when we reach the pass. Later, we start descending towards Namdung Gaun and along the trail we can experience beautiful views before reaching the destination.
Namduna Gaun – Saldang 3,620m – B.L.D.
We set off early morning on the walk that takes us much lower to what we are now at Namduna Gaun. We walk to Saldang today. Although the elevation change takes us lower, the walk goes uphill first before starting a long descent to Saldang village. Saldang village is a strategically located on the trade route. It is one of the affluent villages in the region.
Saldang – Sibu 3,940m – B.L.D.
Our walk in this Upper Dolpo Trekking journey has many wonderful things for us. While trekking towards Sibu village, we come across beautiful Namdo village where we can explore Namdo monastery. We also come along small chhortens, mani walls and beautifully terraced fields. We walk to Sibu along the river bank after Namdo.
: Sibu – Jeng La Phedi 4,900m – B.L.D.
We walk to Jeng La Phedi today. The walk goes along Nam Khong Khola towards the destination. The final section is an uphill that starts from a confluence. The uphill section is pretty challenging walk at this high altitude terrain. We eventually reach Jeng La Phedi and establish our camp to spend the night.
Jeng La Phedi - Tokyo Gaau 4,210m via Jeng La Pass 5,090m – B.L.D.
We cross the third of three mountain passes of the trip on our walk to Tokyo Gaun today. The first part of the walk today towards Jeng La pass goes steep uphill and gives us a tough challenge. But the challenge gets rewarded with spectacular view of the mountains from the pass. Later the trail descend towards Tarapa valley and runs along to Tokyo Gaun.
Tokyo Gaun – Dho Tarap 4,040m – B.L.D.
Dho Tarap is our destination for today. We go for a visit to a monastery here before setting off on the walking journey of the day. About five hours of walk brings us more wonders of Dolpa that add to our experience. We are now on the way down, slowly descending on the altitude level on each day’s camp site.
Dho Tarap – Serkam 3,630m – B.L.D.
Our walk today goes through river bank and narrow gorge section. The walk today takes us to Serkam. We can enjoy more of the wonders in Dolpa. Simplicity of life style, untouched civilization and nature, wonderful views and many other wonders make our day beautiful, adding to making the trip wonderful.
Serkam – Khani Gaun 2,550m – B.L.D.
A descent awaits us on our walk today. While walking to Khani Gaun, the trail gets tricky yet interesting. About six hours of striving along the trail and enjoying the views eventually takes us to Khani Gaun.
: Khani Gaun – Tarakot 2,280m – B.L.D.
We take our breakfast at the camp and get ready for the walk of the day. We trek to Tarakot today via Lalberi village. Some forested parts on the trail keep us cool and give a beautiful nature walking experience. It’s relatively a shorter walk of only about four hours.
Tarakot – Dunai 2,140m – B.L.D.
We return back to Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa. We trek to Lawan village and go along the Bheri River towards the destination. Ascending to Byas Gadhi and walking further uphill on the other side of the river takes finally to Dunai. A full circle of the Upper Dolpo Trek has come to an end with one more day of trekking left on the journey.
Dunai – Juphal – B.L.D.
We trek back to Juphal in a short three hours of walk. We will have full day to explore Juphal once we reach there. We have come to the end of a beautiful trekking trip of Upper Dolpo where we experienced some wonderful thing in the wilderness. Apart from the adventure trekking, a rich cultural immersion during the trip makes this a life time experience. Although an extremely remote region, the trek brought an inspiring experience for our life.
: Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu – B.L.
We board our flight to Nepalgunj on a small plane from Juphal airport. Later, we board the connecting flight to Kathmandu at Nepalgunj airport. Once in Kathmandu, we can go for some relaxing walk around the streets of Kathmandu.
Contingency Day - B.
This is an extra day on the trip to compensate any possible delays on the trip.
See You Again – B.
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home
Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category with breakfast
Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide
Land transportation from Kathmandu to Bhandar
Domestic flight Lukla-Kathmandu
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permit
TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek
Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
Nepal entry visa
Domestic airport tax
Your Travel/Medical insurance
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Hot shower while on trek
Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service
Bar bills and laundry
Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)