Upper Dolpo Trek [Jumla-Jomsom]

UPPER DOLPO TREK
(Shey Gompa Trek) / J
umla to Jomsom

Dolpo is one of Himalayan district situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, it is most remote area having many opportunities of natural beauty as compare with other region. Nepal Government open this area for trekking on 1989 for some research group after this period this become one of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal.  Dolpo Region is reach in Natural & cultural diversity with beautiful alpine lakes, many mountain peaks & Ethnic highlanders having Tibetan culture. The national park ( Phoksundo National park) the park sustains 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. Nepal's first English subtitled movie on Dolpo Region “The Caravan” or “The Himalaya” was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the category of best foreign language film .

Dolpo region is divided geographically in two parts for trekkers, the famous spiritual destination of Himalaya "Shey Gompa" lies on upper Dolpa part for which the trekkers need to cross many high passes & beautiful alpine Lake Phoksundo, Government of Nepal Impose special permit for this area which comes under restricted area. There are different trekking routes on trekking back from Shey Gompa, many trekkers want to make Northern part of Trans Himalaya trial to Mustang (Jomsom) then fly back to Pokhara.

General Information:

Best Months of Visit: April till October
Accommodation: Tented camps in trek/ Hotels in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
Group size:  2 and above 
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Guide: English speaking guide with Cook & Helpers
Transportation: Private Transportation in Kathmandu as per group size
Domestic flights: Kathmandu –Nepaljung- Jumla – Jomsom – Pokhara - Kathmandu
Group Leader:   Nepali group leader as per request of the group 
Trek starts: Jumla - Jumla
Trek ends:  Jomsom - Mustang 
Departure Dates: Upon request 
Trek Grade: 1, 2,3,4,5
Cost: Depends up on tour arrangement. 

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing / preparation for trekking
Day 03. Nepalgunj fly to Jumla and overnight
Day 04. Jumla trek to Gothi chaur and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 05. Gothi Chaur trek to Churtha and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 06. Churtha trek to Chauri kot and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 07. Chauri kot trek to Kai Gaon and overnight (4 hrs)
Day 08. Kai Gaon trek to Riverside camp and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 09. Riverside trek to Kagmara B.C and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 10. Kagmara B.C-Kagmara pass and trek to Lasse and overnight (7 hrs)
Day 11. Lasse trek to Palam and overnight (6hrs)
Day 12. Palam trek to Phoksendu (Rigmo) and overnight (4 hrs)
Day 13. Rest day
Day 14. Phoksendu trek to Pine forest camp and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 15. Pine Forest camp trek to Kangla B.C and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 16. Kangla B.C – Pass and trek to shey Gompa and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 17. Shey Gompa trek to Langmosya B.C via Shelamunchung pass overnight (7 hrs)
Day 18. Langmosya B.C trek to Khuyangla B.C via Langmosya pass overnight (6 hrs)
Day 19. Khuyangla B.C trek to Dho and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 20. Dho trek to Molala phedi and overnight (5 hrs)
Day 21. Rest day
Day 22. Molala phedi – molala pass trek to Charka B.C and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 23. Charka B.C –charka pass trek to Charka village and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 24. Charka village trek to Sandag B.C and overnight (7 hrs)
Day 25. Sandag B.C – pass and trek to winter village camp (5 hrs)
Day 26. Winter village camp-Sandag and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 27. Sandag trek to Phale Gaon and overnight (6 hrs)
Day 28. Phale Gaon trek to Jomsom and ovneright (2 hrs)
Day 29. Jomsom fly to Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 30. Departure 

Cost Includes 

  • 2 Nights hotel in Katmandu with Bed & Breakfast on tourist standard hotel.
  • Trekking permit fee of Lower Dolpa region
  • Special Permit fee upper Dolpa
  • National Park fee Dolpo area  and TIMS Permits
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Food for trekking  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Kitchen & necessary porters
  • Local transportation Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla or Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Trekking insurance with Medical insurance for trekking staffs
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • flight ticket and land transportation for Trekking staffs
  • Service charge to company  

Cost Excludes 

  • PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation (incase needed)
  • Trekking Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staff
  • Filmy permit for National park( Only for shooting camera)
  • Bar bills & Beverages 

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 30 Days
  • Best Time: April - October
  • Difficulty: Difficult