23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek
The Dolpo region of Nepal is isolated from the reach of the modern world that remains tucked away beneath the shadows of the great Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba massif. With the help of our amazing trip leaders, we will set off on an adventure that will take us to the corners of the beautiful Himalayas where we will get to explore ancient trails, Tibetan culture influenced villages and magnificent landscapes. The people here practice the Bonpo culture, a rare pre-Buddhist influenced religion. You get to explore the rugged trail that opens to high altitude villages like Ringmo, Shey Gompa and Dho Tarap.

23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek Highlights

  • Explore one of the most isolated western trails of Nepal.
  • An adventurous camping experience in the Trans- Himalayan region of Nepal.
  • Excellent view of Kanjiroba Himal range, the Dhaulagiri massif, and Crystal Mountain.
  • Visit one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Shey Gompa and The Crystal Mountain.
  • The crossing of the high pass Kang La (5306m) and Shey la (5099m)
  • Exploring the amazing Phoksundo Lake.
  • Visiting ancient monasteries and discovering Bonpo culture.
  • Exploring the biggest settlements of the Dolpo region: Dho Tarap, Saldang, and Ringmo.
  • Gaining an insight into the daily lifestyle and the culture of the people of Dolpa.

About the 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

The upper Dolpa trek is an ultimate package of a true outdoor expedition that delivers the most amazing experiences of the entire Dolpa region. You get to witness the beauty of Upper Dolpa as it slowly contradicts the landscape formations with the change in altitude.

Beginning from Dunai we move along the biggest settlements of Dho Tarap, Saldang, Ringmo and across the High Passes Jeng la, Shey la and Kang la. We will camp in higher altitudes for most of the time but we have designed the trek by selecting places that offer gradual acclimatization. Also by crossing the highest pass in the end phase which helps to lessen the risk ensuring more ease during the trek. This is a challenging trek and we move along the circuit trek to make a loop back to Jhuphal including all the places we would love to explore in the Dolpa region. The upper Dolpa routes have fewer trekkers offering us more isolated time in nature and is one of the very few destinations globally which offers remoteness alongside great potential trails.

Brief Itinerary: 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1

Welcome to Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 3

Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj

Day 4

Nepalgunj - Dunai

Dunai

Day 5

Dunai to Saharata

Saharata

Day 6

Saharata - Laini

Laini

Day 7

Laini - Tarap Chu

Tarap Chu

Day 8

Tarap Chu - Do Tarap

Do Tarap

Day 9

Explore Do Tarap

Do Tarap

Day 10

Do Tarap - Tokyu High Camp

Tokyu High Camp

Day 11

Tokyu High Camp - Jeng La Phedi

Jeng La Phedi

Day 12

Jeng La Phedi - Sibu

Sibu

Day 13

Sibu - Saldang

Saldang

Day 14

Saldang - Namdung Gompa

Namdung Gompa

Day 15

Namdung Gompa - Shey Gompa

Shey Gompa

Day 16

Exploration Day in Shey Gompa

Shey Gompa

Day 17

Shey Gompa - Kang La High Camp

Kang La High Camp

Day 18

Kang La High Camp - Phoksundo Khola

Phoksundo Khola

Day 19

Phoksundo Khola - Ringmo

Ringmo

Day 20

Exploration Day in Phoksundo Lake

Ringmo

Day 21

Ringmo - Chhepka

Chhepka

Day 22

Chhepka - Jhupal

Jhupal

Day 23

Jhupal - Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Itinerary: 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

Day 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will be there to receive you and transfer you to the Hotel. An evening dinner is hosted in the hotel itself and a briefing will be done to get a more in-depth idea about the trek.

Day 2 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will visit the three UNESCO world heritage sites that showcase the different cultures in our county and how people have built the tolerance to live in religious harmony. We will begin with Basantapur Durbar square and explore the detailed architecture, lively narrow alleyways and a rickshaw ride to the most popular tourist hub, Thamel.

Then we will visit the 1400-year-old stupa which attracts Buddhist devotees from all over Asia and the world. The pilgrims here make a kora or sacred circuit round the temple by turning the stupas prayer wheels around its walls.

The next stopover will be at the most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to the deity, Lord Shiva. The pagoda styled three-story temple lies beside the banks of the Bagmati river and offers you the experience of wandering hermits and Hindu crematorium that can be witnessed from across the river. Only Hindu people can enter the sacred temple but the premises on the outskirts will also give you a good view of the temple and the surroundings.

Day 3 - Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

The early morning flight to Nepalgunj will take about an hour. Nepalgunj lies in the western Terai region near the Indian border and Bardia National Park. It is the business center and is a busy area. Bordering India's state this city lies in the Lowlands of Nepal with a humid climate and is a busy business hub. We can take a rickshaw ride around the city to witness the lifestyle of the little marketplace lined along the streets. We will return to the hotel for the night and prepare for the flight the next morning.

Day 4 - Nepalgunj - Dunai

We will take a morning flight to Jhuphal where we meet other crew members and begin our expedition to Dolpo.The flight to Jhupal will only take off in the morning (given good weather conditions) and the flight time will take about 35 minutes. We will land on the runaway situated at the top of the hill and we can sense the change in altitude because of the strong winds here. Starting our trek with a downhill hike, soon we will pass through Roop Ghad and reach the confluence of Thulo Bheri and Sulighat river. We will continue for another hour beside the river onto the motorable roads that guide us to the headquarter of Dolpa, Dunai. Here we will rest for the day.

Day 5 - Dunai to Saharata

Our hike to Saharata begins on an easy level trail and we will cross a sturdy bridge at Barbung Chu that leads us to a settlement in Upper Dunai called Uppallo. We will have our lunch after about 3.5 hours on reaching Eutaghar village and a little further we will also have our Permits checked and stamped. We will continue to the trail where the trek route from Janga la pass meets the Dolpo and Phoksundo trail. Passing through this point and crossing through monasteries, smaller villages and forests we will reach Saharata in about 7-8 hours from Dunai.

Day 6 - Saharata - Laini

The trail begins with a climb up into the pine and juniper forest offering a good view Barbung Chu Gorge and the trail lies high above the river. It will take about two hours to reach the check post at Lasicap (2600m) which lies below the village of Khanigaon. After getting our Dolpo permits checked we will proceed to our climb to the Tarap valley. We will continue uphill and cross the Tarap river twice and reach Lahini through the narrow and steep path. We will camp near the tented tea shop in the center of the pine forest located nearby the river.

Day 7 - Laini - Tarap Chu

Today’s hike is strenuous and follows a steep rocky trail for about an hour that will take us to an altitude of 3540m and is considered as a mini pass; the highest point marked and decorated with prayer flags. We will continue across the shallow Tarap Chu many times on bridges that are quite challenging. Finally, passing Nawarpani we continue to Sim Odar and another hour of the walk up to a meadow on the riverside with rocky hills rising near the camp.

Day 8 - Tarap Chu - Do Tarap

Our trail directs us to the north where we will be crossing many wooden bridges along the way over Lang chu and traverse an interesting landscape of a cliffside. The landscape begins to change with the influence of more trans-Himalayan scenery, and you might spot many alpine animals along the way. We can see ancient chortens atop a ridge in Serkam (3870m) and passing the abandoned border leading into Tibet, we descend to Sishul Khola. We make a short ascent to another remarkable ridge that poses a photogenic view and in about 3 hours we will reach Dho Tarap.

Day 9 - Explore Do Tarap

Dho is one of the largest villages in the Tarap valley also known as the “lower end of the valley” situated in between the confluence of two rivers. The village is a cluster of stone houses and the area is surrounded by wide grasslands and open fields for Barley plantation. Acclimatization is important as the altitude remains above 4000m from here onwards. Thus, we explore the lifestyle and ethnicity of the people living here, visit famous monasteries that preserve ancient artifacts and go over the ridge that offers a spectacular view of the serene village. Here, we will get to witness more about the Bonpo religion and their beliefs as we stroll around the village.

Day 10 - Do Tarap - Tokyu High Camp

On this day, we will begin by ascending towards Gakar village and pass through Kato village decorated with mani walls and shrines. Then we will cross a small stream and pass by the popular Jaglung and Tshering monasteries. After Lunch, we will begin to gradually climb uphill till we reach Tokyo high camp on the right bank of the river which is surrounded by vast terraced fields.

Day 11 - Tokyu High Camp - Jeng La Phedi

We begin with a steep climb that guides us towards the high pass Jeng la (5171m). The route takes us past steep moraines and after the challenging climb we can admire the exotic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft.) to the south and Nangkhong valley to the north. A steep descends through rocky trails and cliffs lead us to our campsite; a yak grazing pastureland called Jeng la Phedi.

Day 12 - Jeng La Phedi - Sibu

After leaving the camp, we directly descend about a thousand feet to meet the Mangung chu river. After crossing this river, we will follow towards the left bank of the river and walk towards Sibu village which is located on the right side of the riverbank.

Day 13 - Sibu - Saldang

We will first walk past the scattered village of Namdo with two popular monasteries – one next to the Nangkhong chu river and the other atop the cliff. The route that we take is the one that yak caravan commonly used for the salt trade since the ancient era. Next, we reach Saldang village which is the largest settlement in the Nangkhang region of Dolpo. The picturesque Tibetan village has a maze of alleyways that seem endless and the Saldang Gompa sparkles beautifully beside the Amchi Hospital. This hospital practices traditional healing and the use of medicinal herbs passed down since the beginning of the Tibetan era. After walking about 7.5 miles to get here we will rest in this charming village for the night.

Day 14 - Saldang - Namdung Gompa

As we have a short distance to walk today, we will spend a little more time in Saldang first and then proceed in our own leisurely pace. We can visit the Saldang School if we want to go around. Then we will climb a steep ridge and walk past several ridges to reach Namdung Gompa.

Day 15 - Namdung Gompa - Shey Gompa

The trek today is strenuous as we make a long ascend to Shey La (16,732ft.) but offering promising views of Shey Shikhar (6139m/21,687ft.) and Kanjiroba (6883m/22,582ft.) to the south. Also, the view of the Kanjiroba massif with mountains ranging from 18,246ft. to 22,576ft. can be observed. Further on, we will make our way into the sacred destination of Dolpo, known as the “Crystal Mountain of Dolpo" which is inhabited by the divine monks. The location of Shey gompa is also an important intersection of three valleys offering three routes that open to Saldang to the east, Shey Phoksundo towards the southern trail and trail above Tarap Chu to the northwest.

There is a huge pile of carved prayer stones stacked near the gompa with carved religious inscriptions. Pilgrims have visited this Gompa for a long time and have been carrying their faith and beliefs in the form of these scared carvings to be offered here. We will camp in the meadow near the Gompa.

Day 16 - Exploration Day in Shey Gompa

We will begin our exploration in Shey Gompa by visiting the remote sanctuary of Tsakang. We can also make kora, a circuit around the Gompa and witness spiritualism as we dwell into the Tibetan Buddhism culture. We can also hike up to the sacred crystal mountain (usually visited by pilgrims around July-August), do a kora and return to Shey-Gompa. The mountain has its myth and belief thus attracting a lot of devotees.

Day 17 - Shey Gompa - Kang La High Camp

Most of the trail is uphill as we head to Kang La high camp. We will travel a short distance today and take our time to reach our destination for the day, which is located near a small glacial lake, an unnamed river and in between some high peaks.

Day 18 - Kang La High Camp - Phoksundo Khola

A long and strenuous climb on this day will bring us atop the Kang La pass (5306m/17,408ft.) which is also the highest elevation until now. The outstanding mountain ranges stand mightily in front of us including the summits of the Kanriroba range- Shey Shikhar, Yaja, Kang and Tsokal Po Khang and many others. We will spend our time capturing the beauty and getting immersed in some photography session and then descend past the icefall. We will camp past this, near the confluence of two rivers which passes down through a gorge which is known as Phoksundo River.

Day 19 - Phoksundo Khola - Ringmo

The steep descend in the trail passes through stone shelters often used by yak herders and then into the birch forest. We follow the bank of the Phoksundo river along with the scenic view of Knajiroba Himal almost all day long. After lunch, we will proceed towards the ridge following the north shore of Phoksundo lake capturing the beauty of the vast deep blue azure waters. We will continue the dramatic view of the lake enjoying it from the hilltop ridge and then slowly descend alongside the small narrow trail that leads us to our campsite in Ringmo village.

Day 20 - Exploration Day in Phoksundo Lake

Early in the morning, we will visit the Ringmo monastery (3817m/12,525ft.), which is located on the eastern side of the lake. It is an ancient gompa known for preaching the Bonpo culture. Later, we can stroll in the village meeting and interacting with the people of Ringmo, most of them are from Tibetan or Magar community. Another option is to initiate our own exploration around the village.

Day 21 - Ringmo - Chhepka

On this day we will leave behind the beautiful lake and move ahead towards ending our trek. We will begin by steeply descending for about two hours or a bit more to a temporary housing of the villagers called Palam. Then a little further to Jharana hotel from where the trail eventually becomes more level until we reach Samjhana hotel. Beginning from here, we get back into greenery with thick forest and Thulo Bheri river right beside our trail. After we reach Reichi, we will follow trails made of slates and rocks, and some natural forest trails until we reach few houses built on either side creating the trekking trail on its aisle. We will be staying in this cozy village for the night.

Day 22 - Chhepka - Jhupal

The trail today is relatively easy and does not have any difficult sloping landscape. We will leave the forested section behind in a few hours and reach the open fields of the Kageni village. After Lunch, we will advance towards Sulighat where our permit is checked, and we will exit the park premises towards the army barrack in Sulighat. After crossing the sturdy bridge, we will continue towards the trail to Jhuphal which follows the path beside the river. We will ascend to Jhuphal, a place with clustered houses and offices stacked together atop a hill and it will take us about half an hour from the main motorable path.

Day 23 - Jhupal - Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

We will take an early morning connecting flight to Kathmandu (via Nepalgunj) and if the weather is good, we will reach Kathmandu within a few hours. After we land in Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to welcome you back and transfer you to the hotel. We will leave the rest of the day free to you.

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off services
  • All accommodation during the trek (in lodges and guesthouses)
  • Two way private transportation between hotel & TIA Airport
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit
  • Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit
  • Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • A highly experienced, English-speaking trekking guide (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment
  • Use of a sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (in case you don't have them). They have to be returned after the trek.
  • A first aid kit and basic supplies appropriate for the group size. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance). Note: if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip departure
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

    Note: The local tea houses are basic but clean and they do not often have attached bathrooms or hot showers. The price is based on twin share and does not include any extra charge that lodge owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms or hot showers (if these facilities are available) or for battery charging. We can’t know in advance what they may charge for such things in the different lodges along the way, so we prefer to leave this cost out, rather than pass along an estimated charge to you.

What's Excluded

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu; Nepal visa fees and international airport taxes; any excess baggage charges
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and emergency rescue / evacuation that covers all of the activities you will undertake during your trip should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Services and activities not mentioned in the detailed itinerary above (eg additional nights, optional trips and sightseeing tours)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • Any gear or equipment that you may need to rent/buy - please ask us if you would like any advice about gear to bring/buy/rent
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Personal expenses (eg mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills, entrance/photography fees at monasteries, laundry, telephone calls, postage, donations, extra snacks etc)
  • Costs incurred due to unforeseen events (eg caused by natural disasters, adverse road conditions / flight delays, labour strikes, fuel shortages, extreme exchange rate changes, etc)
  • Any extra charge that tea house owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms, or hot showers (if these facilities are available) and charging of batteries
  • Tips for the guide, and porter (if you have added a porter to help you carry your backpack)
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Best Season/Time for 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

The best trekking season for upper Dolpo trek is in spring (End of March-May), Autumn (Mid of September-November) and Summer (June- August).

Spring Season (End of march- May)

During this season, you will find greenery returning to the forest and the landscape of upper Dolpo is filled with wildflowers. It is warmer during the day and the temperature lies in the range of 2 °C in daytime and 18 °C during the evening/night. It will be easier to trek in this season as the forest will shade your path creating minimal contact with direct sunlight. The days are longer and the mild breeze passing by is refreshing. The skies clear out and provide great visibility and the weather crisis is also less.

Summer Season (June-August)

This is also a great time for trekking in this region because the monsoon here is not that effective. Dolpa falls under the rain shadow area as it lies right below the Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba massifs. Lower altitude receives less rainfall which barely affects the trail. However, in higher elevation, the soil is dry and dusty, but the winds are stronger. The lower forest region becomes livelier and the temperature remains cool. There is mild precipitation and the temperature ranges from 4 °C to 20 °C.

Autumn Season (September-November)

This season also offers a good trek to Shey-Phoksundo as the Mountain View is clear with blues skies, fresh freeze and the forests change colors to light green and pale yellow. The weather becomes mild to warm during daytime and colder as evening approaches. There are very few chances of rainfall because of which you can catch pleasant weather, spectacular views and fewer chances of natural disasters. The minimum to maximum temperature ranges from -2 °C to 16 °C.

Winter Season (December- February)

In winter, the trail freezes with snowfalls. Although it is possible to withstand the temperature and trek during this time, the facilities for lodging are unavailable because the people of Ringmo move to a lower altitude. The village of Ringmo is abandoned with empty locked down houses and the nearest temporary settlement area is Palam which is almost 2.5 hours from Ringmo. However, staying overnight at Palam and making a round trip to Shey Phoksundo in the morning might be possible but not recommended. The lake lies below the Himalayan massifs thus the winter is harsh here with temperatures ranging from -4 °C to 12 °C.

Packing list / Equipment checklist

List of Equipment for 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The following belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each).

Upper Body

  • Headband or Beanie
  • Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
  • Hat for Sun Protection

Hands

  • Inner Gloves
  • Outer insulated gloves

Core Body

  • Base Layer
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Outer Layer
  • Trekking Shirts/T-Shirt
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear

Lower Body

  • Base Layer
  • Trekking trousers and shorts
  • Rain and Windproof Trousers
  • Underwear

Feet

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking shoes/sandals
  • Hiking/Thermal Socks
  • Gaiters (not necessary)

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag
  • Liner
  • Earplugs

Bags and Backpacks

  • Duffle bag
  • Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Raincover

Miscellaneous & Accessories

  • Trekking Poles
  • Head Torch
  • Sunglass
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/Toiletries
  • Reusable Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
  • Small Locks
  • Trekking Towel
  • Waterproof Ziplock Bags
  • Camera/Video Camera/Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers
  • Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)
  • Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • General Medications
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Blister Plasters
  • Oximeter
  • Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport
  • Favourite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)

Accommodation

Teahouse accommodation is the classic form of trekking accommodation in the Dolpo region. Along the way to Dolpo trail, most of the tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. These tea houses are specially designed to provide the basic facilities for trekkers to take rest.

  • Rooms

    Basically, you’ll find twin-basis types of accommodation on the Dolpo trail. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. Almost all tea houses provide blankets as it will be freezing at night.

  • Toilets

    Mainly on the lower elevation, most lodges offer western style toilets. As you move higher on the trail you’ll find squat toilet facilities. Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water.

Documents & Permits needed for 23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek

Dolpo lies next to the border of Tibet which has been a sensitive & restricted area for travellers. Trekking to upper Dolpo, the permit fee is much cheaper as considered to Upper Dolpo the cost is considerably higher. There are three different types of permits required for trekking in the Upper region. These are:

  • Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Entry Permit
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit (Not required for Lower Dolpo)
  • Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Entry Permit (required if you trekking to upper Dolpo region)

Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Entry Permit

Lower Dolpo Trek Permit would be necessary for both Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo Treks.

  • It costs USD 20 per person per week plus USD 5 per additional day per person. You can collect your trekking permit from the Department of Immigration before starting your trek to the Lower Dolpo.

Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit

The Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit is required for both Upper and Lower Dolpo Treks. You can collect the permit at the entrance of Shey Phoksundo National Park.

  • It cost USD 30 plus 13% VAT for foreigners
  • It costs Rs 1000 plus 13% VAT for SAARC nations
  • Whereas the cost of the permit for crew members is Rs.25

Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Entry Permit

The Upper Dolpo Trek permit is required if you are trekking to the Upper Dolpo region.

  • USD 500 per person for the first 10 days
  • USD 50 per person per day for additional days

Difficulty

There is no doubt that Dolpo Shey Phoksundo Trek is truly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Nepal. Shey Phuksundo trek is located above 3000mtr & there are no such difficulties on the trails. Since the highest elevation point of the trek is not more than 3800mt, the chances of altitude sickness can be reduced beforehand. We should be more careful about acclimatization hence we have to prepare ourselves before Trek physically and mentally.

If you want to make your trek easier, you can start by exercising before you go for your trek. You can go on day hikes with some uphill/downhill climbs. It will prepare you for the varying route on the trekking trail.

23 Days Upper Dolpo Trek FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the highest altitude of Upper Dolpo Trek?

    Upper Dolpo Trek doesn't go higher than 5171m.

  • How many hours a day do we walk?

    On average, you have to walk around 6-8 hours per day. Some days can vary from 4-5 hours a day to just 2-3 hours.

  • What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?

    Basically, our guide will take care of this. If it is not too bad we will go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line for an evacuation via helicopter.

  • Will I get the facilities of battery charging & hot shower?

    You can bring your charger and charge your batteries during trekking. There is also a facility for hot water, but you may have to pay an extra $1-$2. However, you can find a hot water facility for free at a lower altitude.

  • I have never gone trekking yet. Is Upper Dolpo Trek for me?

    The Upper Dolpo Trek is a moderate to strenuous trek which required stamina & past hiking experience. If you are keen trekkers/walkers who can walk around 4 or 5 hours then this trek is for you.

  • What is the accommodation like?

    The upper Dolpo Trek is a teahouse trek, which means there are guesthouses in almost every village. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide you with the best option that meets all of your needs. All teahouse rooms are basic and come with shared bathrooms.

  • What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

    During the tea house trek, lodges will prepare a delicious range of mostly vegetarians such as Pasta, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Daal Bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetable vary depending on the season.

  • How much luggage can I take during my trek in upper Dolpo Trek?

    The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. Only carry what is essential.

  • Are there any communication facilities on the upper Dolpo Trek tea house?

    Normally not! You can get telephone services only in some places.

  • Can I extend my trek?

    Yes, you can. But for this, you have to update us before the trek so that we could manage the itinerary as per your requirement.

  • How can I use toilets during the trek?

    On the trail, you will find the Toilet in the small villages where there are restaurants and tea houses. Most toilets in this region are squat toilets. And in other options prepare to hide behind big rocks and do your business.

  • Do I need Insurance?

    100% Yes! Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide traveling insurance for foreigners and the trekkers need to get traveling insurance from one of the international insurance companies.

  • What is the average size of the group?

    Groups can vary between 6 to 16 travelers, who typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends traveling together who have a shared interest in outdoor adventure and nature.

  • Where can I exchange my money?

    There are a number of registered money exchanges in the streets of Thamel and it's common to find one near your Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Are there any ATM’s on the Trekking route?

    There will be no ATM on our trekking route. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the only places where you will find an ATM.

Please note:

  • Rates are in US dollars
  • Prices are valid for your specified time of travel only
  • This is only an offer and no reservations have been confirmed
  • Prices are subject to availability

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Kadiatu sesay
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2020-05-03 kh
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Love the trek. Our guide and proter were excellent. Highly recommend for Dolpo trek if you want to experience wilderness.
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Dear Kadiatu Sesay, Dolpo is one of the best less explored trekking destinations in Nepal. We are glad to know you love the trek.

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