Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Dolpo
Trip Grade
Moderate/Adventure
Highest Elevation
5090m.
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea House/Camping
Trek Duration
23 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Nepalgunj to Nepalgunj

Trip Overview

Upper Dolpo Trek is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. This trekking is one of the most adventurous trips in this region.  The villages, gompas, and people you meet during this trek will leave an unforgettable impression on you. In this trekking route, we can see the snow leopard, Peter Matheson describing his journey. Exploring the hidden religious and cultural treasures makes the trip a momentous adventure. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake.

The landscapes here are even more desolate and the villages even more isolated and pure. Only in the late eighties which it open for trekkers. The group should at least have two people to get trekking permits for this trek. This trekking route is restricted by the Nepal government. Without a trekking permit, we will not have an opportunity to enter this route. A special trekking permit is required to discover this mystical part of Nepal. The view from the passes and the rare insight into a preserved culture makes it all worth it. The people of this region mostly speak the Tibetan language.

Upper Dolpo Trek is the remote and least developed district in Nepal. The trek is very adventurous and a bit difficult and expensive. It also passes through Lower Dolpa, at one time a small kingdom in its own right. The main highlight is Shey Gompa, but lesser-known places include Saldana and Dho Tarap. In this region nobody was allowed to enter the villages and but the trek in October is still highly recommended. Only the special government license holder guide can lead to this beautiful village. Autumn as the spring season is the best season for trekking.

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1,400M)

Arrival in Kathmandu, The representatives of Everest Trekking Routes will welcome you at TIA Upon your Arrival. We transfer to a hotel overnight stay.
Trek time: 20 minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: FULL DAY SIGHT SEEING KATHMANDU VALLEY

After breakfast, we spend the whole day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley as a major point. One of the biggest Stupa in the world, Boudhanath stupa, and Monastery, Old heritage Buddhist temple Soyembhunath and Monastery, Kathmandu Durbar Square Kumari temple, and Patan Durbar Square Krishna temple. The Kathmandu sightseeing is real Nepalese traditional culture and heritage touring, After the tour will back to the hotel and preparation the Lower Dolpo trip overnight stay hotel.
Trek time: Sightseeing and Permit preparation
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 03: BY FLY KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ 1 HOUR

After breakfast, Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes an hour by domestic air, after flight take lunch, and visit Nepalganj City which is the biggest city in the Southern part of Nepal. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Trek time: 1 hour fight
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 04 FLY NEPALGUNJ- JUPHAL / TREK JUPHAL- DUNAI (2150M)

After breakfast flight to Juphal take 30 minutes by little domestic air and trek to Dunai. The beginning trail descends and the wind cooler through past several local villages continue edge of the riverside. We will see the way many water mills granted flowers from white, corn, millet, and some other food. The elevation of Dunai (2125m) Dunai is a middle town that has a Police check post, school, and government offices. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 30 minutes fly and 4 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 05: TREK TO TARAKOT (2540M) 5-6 HRS

After breakfast trek to Tarakot following the bheri river bitten track of the trail. We will pass several local villages and some Buddhist monasteries and also mani wall stones with cultivating the field. The tarakot is a small settlement that is the very river famous and ancient independent kingdom of Tichorung. And stay overnight at Camp.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 06: TREK TO LAINI ODAR (3375M.) 4-5 HRS

After breakfast trek to tarakot and wonderful landscape and several passes which are Laisicap (2775m.) and Kaigaun (2950m.) Excellent Himalayan scenery Including Putha himchuli, Churen Himal, and other beautiful nature stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 07: LAIN ODHAR TO NAWARPANI (3950M) 6 HOUR

After breakfast trek to Nawarpani, it takes 6-7 hours spectacular Himalayan scenery and several pass Chhyugar (3440m.) and Taltol (3530m.) toward the deepest gorges with scary cliffs stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 08: TREK TO DHO TARAP (3950M.) 6/7 HRS

After breakfast trek to Dhor Tarap wonderful trekking along the bank of Larap Khola via Ghyamghar and Langa, The Dho Tarap fascinating settlement that manifests the real attributes of Lower Dolpo. Famous settlement of lower Dolpo Nestles high above the wide valley and stay overnight at camp.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 09: AT DHO TARAP FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

Acclimatization day at Tarap Explore Dho Tarap and visit beautiful Monastery like Ringo Bumpa Monastery which is secreted monastery built by Jimge Nyima Gyaltsen and lama Tenzing Tragye 1000 years ago. To get rid of spirits wandering in the region, the Amazing architecture of Samye Monastery in Tibet, 12th Century Lots of history related and general information explain by a mountain guide. And stay overnight at Camp.
Trek time: Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 10: TREK TO TOKYU GAUN (4200M/13776FT), 5-6 HRS

After breakfast Trek to Tokyo gaun, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patches of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river, which is completely different from other parts of Inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountains extending twenty kilometers along the river Tarap Chu, having ten villages with cultivated fields of barley, buckwheat, wheat, and potato. After 3-4 hrs of a good walk in this perfect tranquillity come to the village of Tokyu, which has a monastery belonging to the Chiba sect. After a break here our walk continues farther up this valley climbing up the rough track for almost another three hours to reach Tokyu gaun overnight campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 11: TREK BELOW NUMALA PASS (4665M/15301FT), 4-5 HRS WALK

After breakfast trek to Nmala Pass, we start our trek after breakfast with scenic views but gain high altitudes and feel short breathing. We will have a short day but feel a little hard during the walk. Even a great day at the high altitude and we’ll reach the camp stay overnight at campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 12: CROSS NUMALA (5,190M/17,023FT), AND CAMP AT PHEDI , 6-7 HRS

After breakfast trek to Phedi. Today we cross the highest pass during this trek where you may feel difficult but can be seen a great view takes 6-7 hrs and after the top, at Numala we will descend another bottom part known as Phedi and overnight campsite.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 13: TREK AND CROSS BAGA LA (5,070M/16,630FT) AND CAMP, 5-6 HRS

After breakfast trek to Baga La passes after crossing Numa La pass at 5,190m, the track leads to a steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, mountains including the north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distance snow-capped peaks. After a glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of the downhill walk takes to Palungtang or farther for the overnight camp just before Baga-la or Basi-la pass, depending upon the duration of the walk and fitness of the people, if everybody is all right and on time, stay Overnight at campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 14: TREK TO RINGMO (3,600M/11,808FT), 6-7 HRS

After breakfast Trek to Ringmo a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow-capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range, after a great moment here our walk leads to descent for 2 hours through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksundo. Stay overnight at the campsite.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 15: REST DAY AT RINGMO & FOR A HIKE TO PHOKSUNDO LAKE (3730M)

Today we are Explore day and Acclimatization at Ringmo, the nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way around the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the lake areas and with a great view overnight at camp.
Trek time: Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 16: TREK TO PUNGMO VILLAGE (3170M/10397FT), 4-5 HRS

After breakfast trek to Pungmo Village and start after a night at this wonderful campsite beside the clear waters of the lake we retrace our steps back down to Sumo from where we will follow the trail north-west up the Pungmo Nala to the small Bon village of Pungmo. The camp is there up near the village after a half day’s walk. Having lunch ample time to explore the village and the enthusiastic can visit the Bon monastery about two hrs walk up the hillside across the river from here. Stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 17: TREK BELOW KAGMARA -LA, 5-6 HRS

After breakfast trek to Kagmara, Walking from Pungmo the trail leads up the valley along the left bank to cross it about two hours from here to the right-hand bank. Views of the Kangchunne and Kanjeilarwa peaks are very nice along today’s walk. The valley is well forested with Juniper and birch and wild animals like the musk deer inhabit this area. Further up the valley blue sheep might be seen on the mountain slopes. Stay overnight at the campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 18: CROSS THE KAGMARA-LA (5,115M/16777FT), 4-5 HRS

An early start climbs steadily uphill to the pass at an altitude of 16100 ft; from here the summits of Kagwara I towards the south are visible nearby and many other peaks of the range also are visible. Views west towards the since and Patrasi Himal and northwards to Kanjiroba are striking. Stay Overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 19: TREK TO HURIKOT VILLAGE (3600M/11808FT), 5-6 HRS

After breakfast trek to Hurikot village, Our trek follows the Garpung Khola high above it along the right bank the trail turns north above the confluence with the Jagdulla Khola to descend down to the Army Check Post. After crossing the Jadulla Khola to the right bank here the trail follows the well-forested valley to the village of Huyrikot and stays overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 20: TREK TO CHAURIKOT (3060M/10036FT), 5-6 HRS

After breakfast trek to Chaurikot to cross the stream coming off the Jagdull Lekh the trail goes up along the ridge to the northwest to climb Barbary Lekh Pass at an altitude of about 3810m/12,500ft. This is a longish gradual climb and the pass itself is a long ridgeline quite unlike most passes. Views north towards the Kanjiroba Himal are very fine from here. Stay Overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 21: TREK TO CHORTE GOMPA (3200M/10496FT), 5-6HRS

After breakfast trek to Chorten Gompa and from camp below Barbary Lekh follow the trail downstream through oak and pine forest to the village of Chorte another small settlement of the newly established village. Stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 22: TREK TO GOTHI CHAUR (2,700M/8856FT), 4-5 HRS

After breakfast Continue to follow the Tila stream. The trail runs below the villages of Munigaun; The Kurigaun climbs up a side stream coming down from the left just short of Guthigaun climbing steadily the sheep farm at Guthichaur Stay overnight campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 23: TREK TO JUMLA (2,370M/7773FT), 6-7 HRS

After breakfast trekking begins by slowly and gradually dropping down a really lovely valley from high alpine pastures, through magnificent forests, and eventually into a fertile well-farmed valley. It has pretty little villages such as Padmara and the track is not too steep and follows the same river all the way down to Jumla. This makes a nice circuit and avoids having a repeat part of the outward trek. Stay overnight lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

Day 24: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Early morning 30 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it’s in the afternoon we will have time, a few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj; when we arrived at the domestic airport in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel stay overnight at the hotel.
Trek time: 1 hour fly to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 25: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you to the TIA for your final departure and happy journey to your hometown, hope to see you again and goodbye.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 3 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Both Way Flight ticket Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Jumla to Kathmandu
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Upper Dolpa Restricted Area Permit)
  • All Local Ground transportation
  • All mountain accommodation in the tent.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance and flight ticket etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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