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  • 25 Nights 26 Days

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  • Feb-May and Sept-Dec

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Description

Upper Dolpa - unexplored paradise, one of the most popular trek to a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. Beautiful trail to Dolpa goes through ancient salt trading route, awe-aspiring Shey- Phoksundo Lake, various high passes and splendid mountains. Numerous artistic monasteries including Shey- Gumpa, flying prayers flags and unique lifestyles of the local ethnic communities are in the pristine form makes your trek even more beautiful. Situated in the north-west part of the country, it introduces us to historical monasteries, wildlife including snow leopards and blue sheep, rich Tibetan culture, High Mountains, sacred lakes, high waterfalls and worthy to appreciate natural beauty. 
Upper Dolpa Trek starts from Jhupal and moves ahead through the lush forest reaching deepest Lake of Nepal, Phoksundo Lake. After spending quality days near the vicinity of pristine lakes, we continue our trek through Nagdala La (5,250m) then reach Shey Gompa (4,343 m). Then we pass through Sela La (5,095 m) and Jyanta La (5,220 m) to reach the settlement in Lower Dolpo. After reaching Upper Dolpo, we will have an excellent opportunity to explore rich Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle. We descend back from Upper Dolpo via the same route. 
 
Trek Highlights
• Awe-aspiring landscapes of the upper Himalayas
• Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
• Phoksundo Lake – Nepal’s deepest Lake
• The remote and pristine land
• Tibetan culture and lifestyle
• Spectacular snow-capped mountains
• Adventurous trekking trail with picturesque natural landscapes
 
INCLUDED
  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Two night’s hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu –-Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary, (return after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks and dessert.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
Day 1 :- Kathmandu Arrival

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, One of Carena Treks representatives will welcome you and direct transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay. 

Day 2 :- Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Today, you’ll meet your city tour guides who will take you to the tour of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu including historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hindu temple Pashupatinath, famous Boudhanath and the most beautiful Swyambhunath Stupa. Later in the evening, you’ll meet your trekking guide at the hotel who will tell every detail regarding Upper Dolpo Trek. Overnight at the same hotel. 

Day 3 :- Fly to Nepalgunj

We start our good morning with a scenic flight to a famous city, Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Today, we’ll spend overnight there at the cozy lodge and buy basic needs and trekking gears if you're not still bought any.

Day 4 :- Fly to Jhupal 2,475m from Nepalgunj then drive to Dunai 2,140m

Early morning after breakfast at a lodge in Nepalgunj, we fly to Jhupal and have lunch there and start a day with a drive to Dunai. Few hours of the scenic drive takes us to Dunai where we spend overnight. 

Day 5 :- Day 5: Trek to Chhepka 2,838m

Today we go through wheat and vegetable fields and cross Bheri River and big suspension bridge takes us to the entry point of Shey Phoksundo National Park. After entering, we walk on the trail surrounded by pine, juniper and bamboo forest. After walking for a few hours, we arrive at Chhepka for an overnight stay. 

Day 6 :- Trek to Samdua village 2,960m

We start walking early morning with short ascend and descend through a forest, we reach river bank and leave forest area crossing a small bridge, we reach Samdua Village near the entrance of Samdua Village. Overnight stay in Samdua Village. 

Day 7 :- Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3,630m

Today we have to walk 6 hours to reach Phoksundo Lake from Samdua Village. On the way, we can see the spectacular waterfall of 109m, Phoksundo Waterfall, before reaching the top. After a long walk of 6 hours, we finally reach Phoksundo Lake for an overnight stay where we will set a camp. 

Day 8 :- Rest day at Phoksundo Lake

This is your rest as well as exploration day around Phoksundo Lake. You can admire the beauty of Phoksundo Lake and explore nearby village inhabited by Buddhist people. Overnight at the camp. 

Day 9 :- Trek to Phokshundo-Khola 3,750m

After 2 long rest days, finally, we start our trek towards Phoksundo Khola from Phoksundo Lake. Overnight stay at Phoksundo Lake. 

Day 10 :- Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang 4,717m

Today morning, we start walking on a good path leaving Phoksundo Khola and walking on a hill slope we reach on the ridge from where we can witness Shey gompa and few minutes of walk from there, we reach today’s stop, Phoksundo Bhanjyang. 

Day 11 :- Cross Kang-la (Nangdalo-la) 5,350 m trek to Shey Gompa 4,160m

Today we are going to step on the highest point of our trek, Nangdalo La and also visit ancient Shey Gompa, so it is going to be a special day for us.  Kang-La Pass is located at an elevation of 5,350m and Shey Gompa is located at an elevation of 4,160m. Overnight in Shey Gompa. 

Day 12 :- Rest day at Shey Gompa

Today is the rest day at Shey Gompa after a long and exhausting tough walk on the rocky trail. We also visit Crystal Monastery also known as Shey Monastery on this day. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 13 :- Trek to Namgung 4,608m from Shey Gompa via Sela (Gela) La 5,094m

Early morning walk starts from walled canyon towards Sela at an elevation of 5,094m. From the top of the Sela, one can witness the most beautiful landscape of Dhaulagiri peak. We descend down to Namgung Gaon for an overnight stay. 

Day 14 :- Trek to Saldang 3,770m

Today, we walk mostly on the dusty and windy trail to reach Saldang for an overnight stay.

Day 15 :- Trek to Chagaon 4,910m

Early Morning we follow river Nang Chu, with short ups and downs passing few human settlements, we reach Chagaon for an overnight stay.

Day 16 :- Trek to Dachu Khola camp at 4,700m

Morning walk leads us towards south around Dho Tarap village then reach Dhachu Khola crossing several farm fields and grazing land. Overnight at the camp. 

Day 17 :- Trek and cross Jyanta-La at 5,220 m and walk to Phedi 4,900m

Today we walk alongside river bank early morning, we may encounter Yaks and grazing fields. From the top of the Jyanta La Pass, we can encounter an amazing view of Dhaulagiri. Then we walk down to Phedi for an overnight stay. 

Day 18 :- Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,209m from Phedi via Jeng la 5,090m

After walking on a steep trail for a few hours, we reach Tokyu Gaon for an overnight stay which is one of the most beautiful and interesting villages in this Dolpo area.

Day 19 :- Trek to Dho Tarap 3, 944m

We start walking downwards via green hills, and scenic valleys. On the way to Dho Tarap, we can encounter many Sheep and Yak farm and grazing lands. Dho Tarap is a village inhabited by Magar and Tibetan people.

Day 20 :- Trek to Ghyamgar 3,759m

Today we take long descend towards Tarap Valley which is the longest and largest valley in Dolpo Area. Then we follow Tarap Chu River and walk a few hours to reach Ghyamagar for an overnight stay. 

Day 21 :- Trek to Tarap Khola 3,652m from Ghyamagar via Chhyugar 3,440m

Today, the trail enters into a narrow gorge with some bushes of rose and juniper where we may witness some wildlife moments: Naur and Blue Sheep. After a long walk for 6 hours, we arrive at Chhuyugar.

Day 22 :- Trek to Tarakot 2,540m

We start trekking early morning passing small villages and enter wooden area then after walking a few hours, we reach terraced farm fields and we cross Tarap Chu River that leads us to tonight’s stop, Tarakot.

Day 23 :- Trek to Dunai from Tarakot- 05 hrs then drive to Jhupal

This is our last day of the walk where we will be going to Dunai and drive to Jhupal from Tarakot. Overnight in Jhupal.

Day 24 :- Fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Finally, we leave the less crowded area and leave for the bustling city of Kathmandu on Day 24. Today we fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu after lunch for an overnight stay.

Day 25 :- Free day in Kathmandu

This is your free day in Kathmandu where you can do shopping, cultural exploration and go for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley including Changunarayan, Patan, Budhanilkantha if you’d wish to. Overnight at the same hotel.

Day 26 :- International Departure

This is the last day of Upper Dolpo Trek so, one of our representatives will drop you to the airport for your flight back home.

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