Upper Dolpo Trek [Juphal-Juphal]

UPPER  DOLPO TREK
Shey  Gompa Trek w
ith Dho Tarap) / Juphal to Juphal

  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, some trekkers want to visit Dho – Tarap where peoples feel sprit through the spiritual sites with Experience of culture & nature, then fly back from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

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 –Nepalgunj- Juphal –Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
Group Leader:   Nepali group leader as per request of the group 
Trek starts: Juphal - Dolpo
Trek ends:   Juphal - Dolpo 
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 CITY SIGHTSEEING & TREK PREPARATION
DAY 03:  FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ
DAY 04:  FLY FORM NEPALGUNJ TO JUPHAL (2,320m)& TREK TO DUNAI(2,850m)
DAY 05:  TREK TO ANKHE  (2,896m)
DAY 06:  TREk to SULIGHT (3500m)
DAY 07:  TREK TO PHOKSUNDO LAKE (3,500m)
DAY 08:  REST DAY AT PHOKSUNDO LAKE
DAY 09:  TREK TO PHOKSUNDO KHOLA
DAY 10:  TREK TO PHOKSUNDO BHANJYANG
DAY 11:  TREK TO SHEY GOMPA (4,500m) VIA KANG-LA PASS (5,360m)
DAY 12:  REST DAY AT SHEY GOMPA (EXPLORE CRYSTAL MONASTERY)
DAY 13:  TREK TO MANDUNA VILLAGE (4,800m ) AFTER SALDANG-LA PASS (5,200m)
DAY 14:  TREK TO SALDANG(3,620m)
DAY 15:  TREK TO YANGZE GOMPA (4,960m)
DAY 16:  TREK TO SIBU(4,560m)
DAY 17:  TREK TO JENG-LA PHEDI (4,900m)
DAY 18:  TREK TO TOKYU GOAN (4,200m) AFTER JENG-LA( 5,090m)
DAY 19:  TREK TO DHO TARAP(4,040M)
DAY 20:  REST AT DHO TARAP
DAY 21:  TREK TO TARAP KHOLA(3,800 m)
DAY 22:  TREK TO KHANI GOAN(3,150 m)
DAY 23:  TREK TO TARAKOT (2,537 m)
DAY 24:  TREK TO DUNAI (2,140m)
DAY 25:  TREK TO JUPHAL
DAY 26:  FLY JUPHAL – NEPALGUNJ - KATHMANDU
DAY 27:  KATHMANDU
DAY 28:  DEPARTURE

COST INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in  Katmandu  & Nepalgunj with Bed & Breakfast.
  • 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-Juphal -Nepalgunj-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 & Nepalgunj
  • 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: 28 Days
  • Best Time: April - October
  • Difficulty: Difficult