Upper Dolpo is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the western Himalaya of Nepal. The inhabitants of Dolpo region are mainly Tibetans; the region is rich in ethnic Tibetan culture and arts. Upper Dolpo trekking initiates at the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The abundance of Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and rare Snow Leopard,
The route is most demanding as we traverse heights in excess of 5350 m and some of the most remote territory in Nepal. As we trek through the heart of Dolpo we are presented with a variety of both scenery and people. From Magar villages with lush green paddy fields surrounded by dense jungles in the south of Dhaulagiri to Bhotia fortress hamlets and Gompas (monasteries)
Undoubtedly, Dolpo Trek caters some of Dolpo’s most intriguing highlights. The highlight of Dolpo natural paradise like Phoksundo Lake, unique cultural encounters as often as we traverse through villages of different ethnical tribes and religious devotees. Some of the oldest and most important monasteries like Shey Gompa are exciting trek highlights and the pain that every trekker would love to endure while crossing 5000m+ passes like Nangdala and Shey La lifetime experiences of Dolpo Trek.”
This itinerary can be change as per your interest and time frame.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Valley sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft)
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs .
Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 3-4 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs.
Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m/13776ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek below Numala pass (4665m/15301ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Cross Numala (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi , 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp, 5-6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs.
Day 16: Rest Day at Ringmo & for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m/12234ft)
Day 17: Trek to Pungmo village (3170m/10397ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 18: Trek below Kagmara La, 5-6 hrs.
Day 19: Cross the Kagmara-la (5,115m/16777ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Hurikot village (3600m/11808ft), 5-6 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m/10036ft), 5-6 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Chorte Gompa (3200m/10496ft), 5-6hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Jumla (2,370m/7773ft), 6-7 hrs.
Day 25: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
Day 26: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu