This adventurous upper Dolpo trekking reaches up to remote and rugged parts of one of the least populated districts of Nepal. The stark beauty along the way is like nothing else in Nepal and has gained worldwide fame through the works of Snellgroves Himalayan Pilgrimage, Mathiessens, The Snow Leopard and the award-winning film The Caravan. The area was opened to tourists in 1989, but only a relatively few trekkers have traveled to this isolated region to witness the timeless way of life. The culture is strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and the Born practices that predate it and still maintains much of its mystique.
The journey begins with a flight to Jhupal, the gateway to Upper Dolpo. We pass through many villages, forests of oak, rhododendron (Nepal's national flower) and pine as we make our way toward the Himalaya. A stopover at Ringmo village and the shimmering Phoksundo Lake and its nearby waterfalls highlight the tour. We then make our way over a challenging high pass, Kang-La at 5,360m (17,585ft) and continue along a remote trading route to the renowned SheyGomba, an isolated monastery in a remote setting. Crystal Mountain and its monastery, Shey Gomba, are the climax of the Upper Dolpo Trek.
We enjoy the spectacular scenery in an unforgettable location before returning to Juphal and a scheduled flight to Kathmandu. The Upper Dolpo Trek is a camping tour as facilities in the region are not capable of supporting a teahouse or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will be a cozy time recollecting the wonders of the day's journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and a warm drink.
Few other restricted region trekkings:
Note: After exploring Upper Dolpothere is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to the Upper Dolpo Trek.
Arrival in Nepal
According to your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also brief you in short about the programs.
Private Tourist vehicle to airport drops and pick up/ round flight trip KTM-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-KTM.
Food/ Water and Accommodation on Upper Dolpo Trekking
We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.
We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in Upper Dolpo Trekking
Luggage on Upper Dolpo Trekking
During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except for the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels' locker.
Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Upper Dolpo Trekking
Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phones in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.
It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Upper Dolpo Trekking. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.
Insurance helps you to get a quick rescue and medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in the helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.
Best Trekking season for the Upper Dolpo Trekking
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Upper Dolpo Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be cloudy around the afternoon and evening. The winter season is more challenging due to the heavy snowfall.
Booking and Payment procedure
20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of the 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.
In addition to Upper Dolpo Treks, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extend your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.