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Upper Dolpo Trek Great Panorama Treks

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$3980 PP

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  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Best Time: Jun-Nov
  • Max Elevation: 5145
  • Group Size: Min 02
  • Trip Grade: Moderate

Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek

The Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek is an adventurous and remote trek in Nepal, traversing the rugged terrain of the Dolpo region and the picturesque Mustang Valley. This trek offers breathtaking landscapes, unique cultural experiences, and a sense of isolation that few other treks can match. Here’s a detailed guide to help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for this extraordinary journey.

Experience the breathtaking rugged beauty of Upper Dolpo, a place that resembles the majestic bones of the Roof of the world-Tibet! Situated between the Tibetan plateau and the magnificent Dhaulagiri ranges, the Upper Dolpo Trek offers a distinct and captivating journey, showcasing awe-inspiring landscapes and tranquil beauty. This remarkable expedition infuses a sense of adventure among its travelers, while the people and culture of the region bear a striking resemblance to their northern neighbor. Additionally, this region also gained recognition as the filming location for Nepal’s first English cutline movie, “Himalayan Caravan,” which received an Oscar nomination.

Upper Dolpo jomsom Trek the journey itself is characterized by spectacular geography, secluded townlets like Ringmo, and the mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo Lake. Moreover, the region boasts centuries-old monasteries that serve as major highlights along the trek. The trails ultimately lead to the revered Shey Gompa, often referred to as the sacred heart of Upper Dolpa Trek , situated at the base of the Crystal Mountain. Every year, countless pilgrims and adventurers flock to the Upper Dolpo region to undertake the Kora (circuit) around the mystical Crystal Mountain, lending an air of spirituality to this special place.

Upper Dolpo Trek Highlights

Audacious camping journey to the untouched trans Himalayan region.
Visit ancient Cloisters of the Dolpo region.
Crossing Shey La Pass m, Nagdalo La m, and Jeng Lam.
Explore glowing Phoksundo Lake; the deepest lake in Nepal.
Excellent view of Crystal Mountain, Kanjirowa Himal, and numerous further.

Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek Useful Information

The treks in Upper Dolpa consist of camping facilities. Due to its remote location, obtaining lodging and meals along the trail can be challenging. While some simple teahouse/lodge accommodations are available in certain villages, they should not be relied upon.

There is a known shortage of meals in Upper Dolpo, so it is advisable to bring ample provisions when trekking in this region. This is particularly relevant in Western Nepal. If you choose a guided trek, your meals will be taken care of by our team.


Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu airport take to hotel

You Are coming for upper  dolpo trek here and you welcome by our travel representative in airport and take to hotel and short briefing about trek.

Day 02 Trekking preparation evening flight to Nepalgunj

Trekking preparation and checking your trekking gears and meeting with your guide staff at your hotel or our office and make short plan for the day by day. Flight to Nepalgunj and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 03 Flight to Juphal and trek to Kageni

Today early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal where only small aircraft can fly and you take there with your guide and your porter and other staff are already there by road and meet there and trek all the way Thuli Bheri river to Kageni.

Day 04 Trek to Rechi
Day 05 Trek to Chunuwar

The way goes regularly climbs up alongside the valley thru the forest. The path follows quite a few small ups and downs paths; want to be go the river over small bridges that lead you to Raichi for lunch. At one factor between Raichi and Chunuwar, there is a dramatic factor the place two rivers of incredibly special colours merge to structure a single Phoksundo River. Then we proceed to stroll to Chunuwar.

Day 06 Trek to Phoksondo lake

The trek goes steeply uphill for the first three hours. There is minimal vegetation, and hills are very dusty in the dry season. As we arrive at the view tower, we can see the easiest waterfall in Nepal with a peak of 107 meters, mind-boggling sceneries surrounding hills. Ten minutes uphill from the view tower, we can get the first glimpse of Phoksundo Lake. Then, the path goes steadily descending via the pine woodland to the small village of Ringmo.

Day 07 Rest day in Phoksondo lake

Today, we will admire the beauty of Phoksundo Lake and possibly hike a small village of Ringo and its Tibetan monasteries. The people of this area are following the Bon Buddhist known as pre-Buddhist too.

Day 08 Trek to Sallagari

Ringo village is the boundary between Lower and Upper Dolpo. We will enter a restricted area of Upper Dolpo and follow the trail Oscar-nominated movie HIMALAYA, directed by Eric Valli. The trail is a salt trade route between the people of Dolpo and Tibet. The twisted trail is more adventures along the lake. As we reach a height of 4085 meters, after which it gradually descends through the dense forest and climbs up towards an open valley with a spectacular view of Kanjirowa Himal with an elevation of 6612 meters. Then, we reach a beautiful camping place.

Day 09 Trek to Nangdala high camp

The Trekking path is unique. We enter via excessive rock partitions on each aspects and pass a couple of streams besides bridges. The river flows inner the gorge; the stroll is uphill however no longer steep. There is large open area on the river shore, with stony floor and thorny juniper bushes.

Day 10 Trek to Shey Gomba via Nangdala pass

The trail goes inclined steeply for the first two and a half hours over Sandy Mountain to Kang-La with an elevation of 5350 meters. The feet slid at every step, and altitude sickness may take hold at this point. After walking down the hill from the pass for about 4 hours, we get to Shey Gompa.

Day 11 Rest day at Shey Gompa

You can discover round Tsakang Gompa. It is no longer a monastery however a retreat. Tsakang had been a meditation middle of many great lamas from Tibet. Shey Gompa belongs to the Chaiba community, followers of the Padmasambhava, and Kagyu sects. It was once the first Kagyupa monastery, and its founder used to be the lama Ten-szin-Ra-Pa. The monastery used to be constructed at some point of the eleventh century. Shey is well-known for its historic Buddhist culture. In Dolpo, the historic Tibetan way of lifestyles combines animism with the teachings of Buddha. Drutup Yeshe brought Buddhism in the Dolpo valley. Many years ago, he got here to Dolpo and got here throughout a wild humans whose supreme God used to be a ‘fierce mountain spirit.’ Crystal Mountain is to the west of the Shey monastery. It is an high-quality mountain, indeed. Its contorted cliffs are laced with quartz and embedded with a large range of marine fossils. Shey Gompa stands above the confluence of Kwangju Nala and Yeju Nala. Near the confluence, there is a crew of prayer mills grew to become by means of water wheels.

Day 12 Trek to Namung

We have to pass a skip with a top of 5,000 meters named Shey-La. Then the route starts of evolved to zigzag over naked rocks and coarse eroded soil. The path due to this fact descends to the pastures. It skill our method to Namgung.

Day 13 Day hike to Yangjer Gumba
Day 14 Trek to Khoma Village
Day 15 Trek to Shimen
Day 16 Trek to Tinje
Day 17 Trek to Yak kharka
Day 18 Trek to Chakra via mola pass
Day 19 Trek to Nurbulung
Day 20 Trek to Galdmguldum via Niwa la pass
Day 21 Trek to Sangta
Day 22 Trek to Phalyak
Day 23 Trek to Jomsom
Day 24 Drive to Pokhara
Day 25 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 26 Departure to home

Trip Includes

:Government License Holder Trekking guide.
:Trekking porter (2 clients, 1 porter).
:All Meal during the trekking.
:All ground transfer.
:Kathmandu hotel 3 night with B/B plan.
:All Trekking permit necessary the region.
:All Tented service.
:Flight ticket Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Jufal.
:Private transport Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
:Trekking map.
:Great Panorama Treks T-shirt.
:All government taxes.
:Hotel accommodation in Nepal Ganj.

Trip Excludes

:All meal at Kathmandu.
:Personal Trekking gear.
:Travel insurance.
:Nepal visa fee.
:Tips for staff.
:Any other expanses which are not mentioned in cost include.
:Horse riding.

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