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Upper Dolpo Trek

upper dolpo trek

Dolpo trekking:

Dolpo situated  at the western part of Nepal ,karnali zone.It is the area untouched by the modern technology where visitiors can get the ample chance to observe the natural life. There are upper dolpa and lower dolpa trekking in this territory . It is the region remote and joined up to the tibetan boarder. There are fascinating shey-phoksundo lake, people are tibetans inhabitants ,houses are like a bee hive, local people are uneducated and poor, dolpo still have a natural heritage of the nepal trek

Famous oscar nominated flim  Himalayan are suiting in the dolpa district. to access the dolpa there are flight  from kathmandu to nepalgunj then fly to jhuphal from Nepalgunj.  After heading from there, can be reached the Phoksundo lake.The landscape of the dolpa is high steep valleys and dry climate. There are no road excess , only the small plane to the jhuphal.

This area called the shey phoksundo national park, which is eastablished in 1984. there are mixed ethnic group in Dolpa.The world dolpo refers to the special tibetans heritage in the northern part of dolpa. There are many ethnic group shaman, bonpo, hindu. Indigenous people are engage in trade, business,  Agriculture, pastoral and other activity. In the winter time they are back to the southern part of nepal.you can find and unparallel experience of the alpine valley , narrow ravine and higher rides in the upper dolpo trekking in nepal. Still you will see the nomadic type o of the people in the dolpo region. Peter Matthiessen get a inspiration to write his  famous book  "snow leopard". Similarly ocar nomiated film "caravan" represented the life of the dolpa which was nominated in the Ocar award.

Choice point of the Upper dolpo trek:

Upper dolpo trek-Juphal to Juphal(circuit)

Upper dolpo trek-Jumla to Jomsom

Upper dolpo trek-Jomsom to Juphal
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Trip Facts of Upper Dolpo Trek

Activities : 22 day Trekking, 3 nights in Kathmandu with one full city sightseeing tour.

Start/End: Kathmandu

Destination : Phoksundo Lake, shey gompa, mandala camp

Trip Duration : 26 days

Max. Altitude : 5,240 meters

Group Size : Min. 1 / Max.20

Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Trip Grade : 5

Daily walking Hour : Approx. 4-6

quick Facts

Quick fact of Dolpo

-The sparse agro -pastoral population.

-Dhol-wa is the local dialects

- Adherence of bonpo religion

-1999 french nepalese movie oscar -nominated flim himalayas

-Recently documentary flim dolpo tulku.in 2009.

-dolpo is the largest district of nepal and covering the 5.36 percent of the total area of nepal.

-dolpa ranges from 1525 m to 7625 metre.

-starting point of trekking is jhuphal-dunai , tarakot

-Bang la camp is the upper-point of the dolpa trekking.

-dolpa occupies area of 7889km2,

-population of the dolpa is approx 40,000

-Hndus are 60%, , Buddhist are 40%, 5.05% are ancient bonpo.

-first settle in the 10 the century Rokpa farmers and Erokpa nomads from the tibet.

-scatter ,fortress like village

-upper dolpa  find a blue sheep and snow leopard.

-upper dolpa is ranges  from 2500m to  7625

-The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba(coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region.

-opened in 1991 for the trekking

-major view point of the dolpo is Kanjiroba peaks, phoksumdo lake, Dhaulgiri mountain.

-Huge bires-Himalayan griffons

-phokusmdo gompa

-Peter Maithessen Book Snow leopard write about the Dolpo

-Eric vallils oscar nominated movie Caravan or Himalayan taken in Dolpo.dopo trek Nepal


Itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trek

1. fly From Kathmandu to NepalGunj : Nepalgunj is the city southest boarder of nepal, where you can see people from the diffrent part of nepal. India and tibet trade center, so there are active market. After the hotel checing in you can pass time looking around the city specially the Bageshwari kali, which is famous Hindus Goddess.

2. Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal then trek to Dunai:

3. Dunai to chekpa:

4. chekpa to Renje: it takes almost 6 hours.

5. Renje to Ringmo: it takes about 7 hours.

6. Rest Day in Ringmo

7. Ringmo to cheunemba

8. Chenuemba to Lartasa.

9. Lar Tasa to mendokdin

10. Mendokdin to shey-Gumba

11. Rest day and Exploration

12. Shey-Gumba to Namgung

13. Namgung to Karang.

15. Karang to Mugaon

16. Mugaon to shiment

17. shiment to Tinje

18. Tinje to Rakpa

19. Rakpa to chharkla

20. Chharkla to Norbulung

21. Norbulung to sangda phedi

22. Sangda phedi to Sangda

23. Sangda to Dhagarjun

24. Dhagarjun to Jomsom

25. jomsom to pokhara

26. Pokhara to Kathmandu

It takes 6 and 7 hours all the trekking itinires walking days. for more information and detail of the copy, and description every itineries and places, contacts us.

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.

Service Includes

  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Tented Camp) during the trekking period
  • Upper dolpo permit
  • National park permit
  • Domestic airfare
  • Domestic airport tax
  • English speaking guide
  • Well trained cook (specialist of continental and nepali food).
  • Highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing & salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Shey_phoksundo_national Park

Shey-phoksundo National park is situated in the trans-Himalayan region of north-west Nepal. It is nepals largest naional park. With diverse terrain and altitude variation, the park sperads over Dolpa and Mugu districts and supports a broad range off wildlife and vegetation. Geographical landmarks of he park are the Himalayan peaks in the north and Lake phoksundo, in the southern region. Vegetation include pine, walnut, willow, oak, and cypress in the lower altitude and pine, sprece, juniiper and bbirch at higher regions, Beberis, wild rose and caragna are seen in alpine areas while the regions higher up are mostly arid with grass alpine meadows with barely any trees. The park contains 286 flora species off botanical importance. Animals found in the region are sheep, ghoral, musk deer, leopard, wild dog, Mamot, weasel, mouse hare, rhesus and langur monkeys, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan black bear and jackals. In the upper region is seen the rare and endangered snow leopard. Over 200 species of birds including yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snipe, white-throated tit, wood accentor and crimson-eared rose finch are found in the park. Other species off birds found here are impeyan, cheer pheasant, chough, ravens, Tibetan snow cock, Tibetan twit, brown dipper, Himalayan griffon and lammergeyer. Apart from these, he park is home to 6 species off reptiles and 29 species of butterfly.

Activities: Trekking, mountaineering


Access:Fly to Dolpas jufal airport rom Nepalgunj(20min) and then a three -day walk.

Best season: Mar-May and sep-oct.

Dolpa Introduction

Upper Dolpo trek

Lower  Dolpo trek

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