Upper Dolpa trek - 25 Days

  • max altitude 5360m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
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The dolpo region of Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. Dolpo region lies isolated between the Kali gandaki and Karnaliriver bordering close to Tibetan plateau. The region is still anoff beat route for many travelers. Although close to Annapurna circuit, the Dolpo has been receiving quiet few tourists than it’s counterpart. However, there are plenty of enchanting trekking routes passing through untouched beauty of unique landscapes.  Those trekkers who are looking for new tastes of unique and off the beaten places can go for the trekking in Dolpo. The proximity to Tibetan border, Buddhist and bon tradition, ancient monasteries keep the trekkers amused along the several beautiful villages. The magnificent views of mountains, high passes, turquoise blue Phoksundolake, unexplored natural surrounding makes Dolpo very unique trekking experience to the visitors. 
Dolpo is accessible by domestic flights connecting Nepalgunj and Juphal.  The trekking in the Dolpo region suits for those who want to spent longer time in the mountains. The trek can be done from 18 days to a month long. Trekkers are required to obtain a special permit to enter into it’s territory. The local tea house lodges can be found however camping in the most isolated and scenic locations is what everyone crave in Dolpo trekking.
Kanjirobahimal, Phoksundolake, SheyGompa, Dhaulagiri are the absolute highlights while trekking around Dolpo. Dolpo treks can be merged together with many other interesting routes to Far western region like Jumla&rara lake. Mustang and Dolpo can be one of the best combination for a longer trekking holidays

Trip Highlights

  • view of Dhaulagiri and Tibetan platue.
  • Buddist culture and sherpa local community.
  • Buddist monasteries around the dolpo region.
  • The high pass: Saldang-La, Kang-La, Kagmara and other pass.
  • Desert landscape valley, Saldang, Dho and Tarakot. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly to Nepaljung O/N 
Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2,400meters) and trek to Dunai (2,150meters) 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2,660meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 06: Trek to Renje (3,104meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600meters) 6.30 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 08: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 10: Cross Kang La pass (5360 meters) then trek to Shey Gompa (4,126meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 11: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa. Overnight at tented camp
Day 12: Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785meters), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3,903meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 14: Trek to Sibu (3,942meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 15: Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 16: Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845meters), trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 17: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090meters) 4.30 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 18: Trek to Serkam (3,630 meters) 6.30 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 19: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 20: Trek to Tarakot (2,281meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 21: Trek to Dunai (2,052meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 22: Trek to Juphal (2,404meters) 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung. Overnight at hotel.
Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 25: Transfer for your final flight departure.

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • 3Night 3 star hotel in kathmandu
  • Government licensed Trekking  guide  and Crew boy
  • Cook, kitchen boys , spare boys If required
  • Porters equipment & sleeping tent and their wages
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Foods and Accommodation in tents while you are camping trek
  • Foods during the trek ,3 meals a day with tea coffee
  • 2 men tent, Dinning tent/kitchen tent, toilet tent Foam mattress, while you are camping trek
  • All necessary kitchen utensils and tables, chairs
  • National Park fee, TIMS Permit
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff and porters during the trip
  • Flight or Local transport to KTM-NEPALGUNG-JUPHAL and JOM-PKH
  • Special trekking (RESTRICATED AREA) permit.
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What's not included

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal trekking  warm clothes, sleeping bag
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcohol , beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Tips (end of the trip) for your trekking staff and porters.
  • If bad weather and other natural disasters circumstance makes your trip longer than our estimate itinerary and the cost will be extra!

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Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

What is tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking is popular in Himalayan region. Local community run the tea house and lodge. They serve good foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) these tea houses have good facility with hot water, comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, you can know the local culture, people and tradition and way of living in the trekking route.

What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is organized and supported with team of professional guide, Sherpa, cook and porters. They accompany you, while trekking porters carry all the logistics like, tents, kitchen accessories, food, and fuel. Trekker should carry his/her minimal personal belongings while trekking.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
The best season for trekking is March to May and September to November, during this period the weather is stable and clear, it is very wonderful time to experience the real Nepal to see the  amazing view of mountains, snow caped Himalaya and flora and fauna and culture of local people in the Himalayan region.

How difficult is trekking as I aspect the route?
Trekking is challenging walk in the different altitude, landscape and terrain so it depends on the location and choice of the trekker and the trekking route. There are easy, difficult and extreme treks in the Himalayas. One can choose out of different options of trekking packages provided by the trekking company.

Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
There is no any age bar in trekking in the Himalaya. We design trek for children, teenager as well as senior citizen. For children and senior citizen we offer short and easy treks like around Kathmandu and pokhara valley. For adult and teenager we offer moderate and extreme trek.

Is trekking permit required?
Yes, you need trekking permit while trekking. Depending on the trekking area you require special permit like restricted area, for other you need conservation / National park entry permit and TIMS (Tourism information management system) card. 

How can I book the trekking package?
First you need to log in to our web site HimalyanEcstasyNepal.com; you can get further information in our web site about booking the trekking package. If you are already in Nepal then you can visit our head office in Thamel in front of Kathmandu Guest House. Then we can arrange your trekking package according to your choice.
What type of insurance should I have to do before coming Nepal? Is there insurance facility there?
You should do your insurance from your respective country, which covers your risk, emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical treatment and other possible risks. Here is no policy as such.

Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won't be an issue.

What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
The trekker should have general physical fitness, some experience of hiking, should not have any chronic disease, cardio respiratory diseases etc.

Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
Yes you can trek without experience, but you should acclimatize first, have good health, we guide you according to your need, you can do difficult and extreme treks.

Is it necessary to use guide and porter while on trek in Nepal?
It is highly recommended as guide knows the route very well, and communication with local people is easier with guide. Security is the major issue.

Does HEN arrange domestic and international flights and booking hotels?
Yes HEN arrange domestic and international flights and book hotels, we serve this service to our costumers only.

What is the standard of water, sanitation and fooding and lodging while trekking?
As trekking is done in different landscape and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Can I trek without porter and guide?
Yes you can trek without guide, but we suggest you not to trek without guide, due to security reason. Communication with local people, and trek route topography and weather as well as natural disaster are the challenges; if you go with guide it would be more comfortable for you.

How can I avoid blisters?
Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

Do I need trekking pole?
Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident ?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Where to stay during trekking?
You stay in local lodge or tea house; they have basic facilities like food, accommodation for sleeping and hot safe drinking water. Your guide helps you to accommodate in good lodge or tea house while trekking.

What is the guide's qualification who guides us?
We have government certified and experienced guide who  can speak English very well, have good experience of trekking route and have good sense of humor, have knowledge to describe the local culture and community, biodiversity and flora and fauna.
What is the guides and porters safety and about their insurance?

We do insurance for guide and porters, we provide first aid kit for our staff's medicine, and provide emergency rescue. We are always conscious about the health and safety of guide and porters. 

Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary for HEN staffs, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

How to avoid motion sickness ?
While trekking or driving you may feel motion sickness, vomiting there may be many reason, due to curves and the altitude complete different terrain and topography. Drink enough water while trekking, take lemon pieces, chew ginger or you can use motion-sickness tablets, such as Dramamine. You should not be worry about motion sickness, it is self treatable and get rid of it .

Trekking equipment

  • XL /M size Duffle Bag
  • Rucksack (40ltr-55ltr)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water proof Jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Full –Sleeves shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Personal towel
  • Sleeping bag – 200 above  (3/4 season)
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain poncho or Umbrella(if you are summer travel)
  • Plastics for cover your personal bag when gets rain
  • Polypropylene /wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Medical& First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Light weight fleece jacket
  • Wool long under wear
  • Light cotton socks for under wools socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots/ water prove shoes
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind stopper
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long under ware
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves /fleece/mitten
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sunglass UV protected
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Camera /memory stucks
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • lip balls/ sun creams UV protect
  • Mosquito protect creams (required only summer)
  • Personal your nature things

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