Upper Dolpo Trekking

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Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo trekking route leads us to the unexplored and remote areas of Dolpa districts. The trekking region will lead to the remote areas near the Tibetan border. The trekking to this area is considered as the adventurous and mystical trekking route as it contains the major part of remote areas of the region. Even though, the trekking route is challenging and risky, we can get the panoramic view of mountains and other landscapes while trekking at this area. The trekking route is isolated and due to its remoteness, the trekking region is less crowded. The main highlights of this trekking route are the ancient monasteries and some beautiful and traditional culture of people living at the landscapes. We will see many Buddhists monasteries along with the wildlife and many snowier peaks during the whole trek. We can see many crystal clear views of mountains from the different view point during the trek. The trekking route will leads us to the hidden and unexplored valleys of the largest districts of Nepal. We can see many animals like Goral, Himalayan Thar, wolf, Langur, Himalayan Black Bear and Yellow throat marten. Shey Phoksundo Lake is also one of the important highlights of this trekking.

Upper Dolpo trek begins with a flight over to Nepalgunj and then to Jhuphal. The trekking route then continue towards the Ankhe, Renje,  Phoksundo Lake, Kang La pass, Saldang La Pass, Sibu, Dho Tarap, Serkam,  Khani Gaun, Tarakot, Dunai and other many more beautiful places of the trekking route. The trekking will end after the return journey to the Nepalgunj.  A One Nepal Trek will organize different types of trekking at this trekking area.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

When you will get in the flight from your country, you will be landed at the land of Himalayas. After landing of the flight, you will be received warmly by the representative of A One Nepal Trek. After completing the legal procedures of the airport, you will be guided towards the hotel room of Kathmandu. The night will be interesting at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and fly to Jhuphal and trek to Dunai

From Kathmandu, we will catch the flight over to Nepalgunj. The flight goes for about 1 hour. After getting off the plane at Nepalgunj we will spend some hours there and will again catch the flight to Jhuphal. From Jhuphal, we will trek towards the beautiful trek to Dunai.

 Day 03: Dunai to Ankhe

From Dunai, we ill trek towards the Ankhe following the track after crossing the suspension bridge. We will follow the way towards the Thuli Bheri and Suli Gad. We will continue our way through the cultivated areas of the region passing several villages. We will enter into the beautiful national park area of the place i.e. Shey Phoksundo. We will finally reach to Ankhe after the trekking of about 6 hours.

 Day 04: Ankhe to Renje

From Ankhe, we will start our trek through the main trail. We need to cross the rivers for several times. After sometime, we will make   our way through the step way through the narrow path to t he cliff. We will stop at many points of the trail from where we can view the panoramic view of great ranges of mountains. The night will be at tented camp at Renje.

 Day 05: Renje to Phoksundo Lake

From Renje, we will walk the fair path for several beginning hour and then we need to follow the steep way to the ridge at about 3875m. We can view the stunning view of glorious view of mountains from the point. We will view the first glimpse of Phoksundo Lake during the trek. We will spend the night at the tented camp at Shey Phoksundo Lake at 3600m.

 Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Khola

After spending a splendid night at Phoksundo khola, we will walk towards the Phoksundo khola. The path goes steeply up to 4040m and will enter the flood area of Phoksundo khola. The night will be fantastic at Phoksundo khola at tented camps.

 Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

From the Phoksundo Khola, we will trek towards the glacial valley to the Phoksundo Bhanjyang. We will walk though the beautiful meadow where people used to graze their sheep. The unbeaten path will leads us to Shey Gompa to stay the night at tented camp at Phoksundo Bhanjyang at 4402m after a trekking of about 7 hours.

 Day 08:  Cross the Kang La pass to Shey Gompa

From the tented camp at Phoksundo Bhanjyang, we will walk to cross the Kang la pass at 5151m. We can see many beautiful pictures of natural things from the pass. We will walk through the beautiful trail until we reach to Shey Gompa at 4126m to spend the night over there.

 Day 09: Exploration day of Shey Gompa:

At Shey Gompa, we will spend a day to explore around there. We will be eager to watch the beautiful monastery. We will also make a short visit over to the villages of Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa is famous for the beautiful and ancient tradition of Buddhist culture.  We will spend an exhilarating day at Shey Gompa enjoying the natural beauty.

 Day 10: Cross Saldang la passes and then trek to Namduna Gaun

From Shey, we will move towards the Saldang la pass with a trekking for about 20 minutes. We will surely enjoy the beautiful valley of the trekking route. We will slowly and gradually move towards the Namduna village through the beautiful grazing meadows. We will visit around the monastery of Namduna Gaun. We will see people cultivating barley. The night will be at Namduna village at a tented camp.

Day 11: Namduna Gaun to Saldang

From Namduna, we will head towards the Saldang viewing the Rocky Mountains through the thrilling way. We will ascend to the beautiful village of Saldang which is one of the biggest village of Dolpo regions. We will see about 80 houses there. The night will be enjoying at Dolpo region.

Day 12: Trek to Sibu

After leaving the Saldang, we will eagerly move towards the beautiful path through the terraced farming lands to Sibu. The path goes through the beautiful village of Namdo. At Namdo, we will visit the Namdo monastery located at the river bank. The night will be obviously at the Sibu at 3942m after the walk of about 6 hours.

Day13: Trek to Jeng La

From Sibu, following the path next to the river bank we will move towards the beautiful valley side through the beautiful meadows where people used to graze yak and sheep. The night will be enjoying at the tented camp at Jeng La at the altitude of 4369m after the trekking of about 5 hours.

Day 14:  Trek to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng la pass

From the below of Jeng la, we will move towards the top of the Jeng la pass to the height of about 4845m. The scenic beauty from the top will be worth watching. From the Jeng la pass, we will walk towards the down of the region through the rough trail viewing some beautiful scenery of all around the valley. We will continue our way until we reach to the Tokyu Gaun where we will see many beautiful chortens and Gompas. The night will be fantastic at Tokyu Gaun.

Day 15: Trek to Dho Tarap

From Tokyu Gaun, we will make a descending way towards the Dho Tarap. We will continue our way to the beautiful trail viewing some glorious view of Mani walls and chortens. After walking for about 4 to 5 hours, we will reach to the Tarap village where mostly magars people used to live. We can also visit the beautiful Bon Gompa of that region. The night will be delighted at the tented camp at  Dho Tarap.

Day 16: Dho Tarap to Serkam

From the Dho Tarap, we will continue our way through the Tarap khola generally downhill. We may see many blue sheep, yaks and goats which the people are taking to the meadows and pasturelands of the region. We need to cross the suspension bridge and through the narrow way, we will move towards the beautiful village of Serkam at 3630m.

Day 17:  Trek to Khani Gaun

From the Serkam, we will move towards the downhill through the gorge of the Tarap River. The path goes some time fairly and sometimes crumbly. After walking for about 6 to 7, we will reach to the Khani at 2550m. We can spend the leisure time at Khani Gaun visiting the surrounding area.

Day 18: Khani Gaun to Tarakot

From Khani Gaun, we will move towards the Tarakot through crossing the suspension bridge.  We will walk towards the Barbung Chu through the fertile lands of Tarakot. We will be pleasured to visit around the Tarakot if we got some leisure time. The night will be spending at the tented camps at the height of 2281m after the trekking of about 4 hours.

Day 19: Trek to Dunai

The trail from Tarakot to Dunai goes down and fairly through the farm. We will follow the Bheri River continuously until we reach to the beautiful village of Dunai. The trek to Dunai will be the ending of the trekking route of the Dolpo circuit. The trekking will be ending at the beautiful pasturelands of the Dunai at 2052m with the trekking of about 4 to 5 hours.

Day 20: Dunai to Juphal

From Dunai, we will return to Jhuphal through the same path which we have taken during the hiking. The trail will goes initially through the flat surface and after some time the trail goes steeper to the Jhuphal at 2404m. The trekking goes for about 3 to 4 hours.

Day 21:  Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

From Jhuphal, we will catch the flight over to Nepalgunj and then we will continue our flight over to Kathmandu. We will surely enjoy the flight viewing some glorious view of mountains from the top. The night will be resting at Kathmandu at one of the best hotel arranged by A One Nepal Trek.

Day 22: Farewell:

After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airport pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 10days in standard lodges/ tea-houses in mountain during the trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the most popular short-medium easy trek of Nepal. Rich of nature with 3 major peaks [Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt Annapurna I 8091m, Mt Manaslu 8163m] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Ghorepani-Poon hill Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And very some of place has limits of Attach bath room as your own payment. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Annapurna region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season: We are Sure Ghorepani-Poon hill trek for all Season. Even Sep to Dec and Feb to Apr is best.

Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara:

Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels: 5 stars hotel in Pokhara: Phulbari resort. And others standard hotels: Fishtail lodge, Meera Hotel.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

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Manual Notes:

The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know

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