Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek

Is it true that you are looking for long reroute brimming with multiethnic group, enhanced regular assets and uneven Himalayan scene? Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek  is the best long trekking course of Nepal for such a one of a kind affair. Karma Eco Adventure offers changed occasion of different perspectives for the amazing holidaying in Nepal. You can pick short occasion bundles in Nepal or for long excursion in Nepal bundles and no more ideal rates. Investigate Trans-Himalayan scene and navigate to Nepal’s most profound lake Shey Phoksundo.

The trek is brimming with wild enterprise and adrenaline surge. In the event that you need to get more about this place before settling on Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek at that point watch celebrated narrative ‘Parade’. This narrative movie was coordinated by French Director Eric Valie and was designated for esteemed Oscar Award too. Furthermore, Ultra Tibetan way of life and having salt exchange course on the trail certainly takes you back to antiquated circumstances. The extraordinary social experience and Himalayan rapture astounds the trekkers. In addition, the trail includes remote western locale of Nepal.

Discover an Unique Tibetan Buddhist Culture,

This place is untainted and less investigated. Along these lines, trekkers can appreciate amazing landscape which is less found by individuals over the globe. Beautiful flight to modern city Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and corresponding flight to Juphal the bumpy locale is the beginning of stunning Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek in Nepal. Navigating through towns, green rich backwoods, terraced farmlands and qualities of Mother Nature trekkers will achieve Nepal’s most profound lake Shey Phoksundo.

Explore Most Profound lake of Nepal,

The lake is inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park where in the event that you are fortunate you can experience different wild creatures as well. Himalayan Thar, monkey, panther and numerous others are imperiled species which you will discover inside the protection zone. From this notable lake the voyage takes after the trail towards Shey Gompa Monastery.

Offer your supplications and mend your spirit with the charming and stylish estimations of Monks. While restoring the voyage takes another course to Dunai where trekkers incorporates sacrosanct religious communities and high goes alongside green lavish backwoods condition. When you achieve Juphal flight course will take you back to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj.

Book the stunning confined locale trekking bundle in Nepal. Karma Eco Adventure takes you superbly for Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek with exceptional style of effectively strolling on long reroute. Our trekking guides practice to give varying background ordinary amid long strolling occasions. Keep in mind us for surprising trekking in Nepal moments.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

Day 04: Nepalgunj - Juphal - Chepka (2838 m)

Day 05: Chepka - Chunuwar (3110 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 06: Chunuwar (3110 m) - Ringmo village (3641 m) 3 - 4 hrs

Day 07: Ringmo (3641 m) (rest day)

Day 08: Ringmo (3641 m) - Forest camp (3730 m) 6 hrs

Day 09: Forest camp (3730 m) - Kang da la low camp (4400 m) (6-7hrs)

Day 10: Kang da la low camp (4400 m) - Shey Gompa ( 4310 m) via Nagda La (5350 m)

Day 11: Shey Gompa (4310 m) (Rest day)

Day 12: Shey Gompa (4310 m) - Namgung (4430 m) via Shey La (5010 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 13: Namgung (4430 m) - Saldang (4060 m) 3-4 hrs

Day 14: Saldang (4060 m) - Chagaon (3840 m) 4 hrs

Day 15: Chagaon (3840 m) - Jayanta La base camp (4550 m)

Day 16: Jayanta La Base camp (4550 m ) - Tokyu (4210 m) via Jayanta La (5220 m)

Day 17: Tokyu (4210 m) - Dho Tarap (4080 m) 2 - 3 hrs

Day 18: Dho Tarap (4080 m) - Toltol (3523 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 19: Toltol (3523 m) - Laina odar (3370 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 20: Laina odar (3370 m) - Dunai(2390 m) 6 -7 hrs

Day 21: Dunai (2140 m) - Juphal (2475 m) 3 - 4 hrs

Day 22: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Day 23: Farewell

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! A representative from Karma eco trek will receive you at the airport and drop you off to your hotels. No plan is set aside for the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing

Although the trek requires preparation from long back and almost everything is prepared by this day, you will do last minute shopping if anything is require. Once you sort things out in the morning, you head out to see couple of UNESCO heritage sites in the city. These sights are considered national heritage and exploring them is a beautiful way to get along Nepalese way of life and culture. You will do last minute packing in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

Day 04: Nepalgunj - Juphal - Chepka (2838 m)

The trek begins as soon as our flight lands in Ranjha airport, Juphal. From Juphal you would embark on a motorable road where rarely you will come across motor and within an hour you will hit the gates of Shey Phoksundo National parks. After getting out permits checked we enter the restricted area. On this section of the trail you will find teahouses in good amount, which is not the same in the days to come. You will stop in between either in Khalaripi or Kageni or in Sangta. We will hike further down to Chepka and pin down our tents. Chepka is more densly populated and have better water as well as toilet facilities. Overnight in Chepka.

Day 05: Chepka - Chunuwar (3110 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Once out of Chepka you will walk along Phoksundo river upstream, through dense forest. The ascend is gradual in the beginning but soon it gets steep. The trail is amazing as it dramatically climbs up as well as goes as low as the river beds and touches the river as well. Furthermore, you will cross the river at several points on locally made bridges. From the initial point to our final destination of the day, you will only find couple of tent shops with basic food. Chunuwar houses a hotel as well as a campsite with a village water tap and well managed public toilets. Overnight in Chunuwar.

Day 06: Chunuwar (3110 m) - Ringmo village (3641 m) 3 - 4 hrs

Straight out of Chunuwar you will walk steep uphill on barren hills. These graystone hills have very less vegetation but offer a hawkeye view of the terrains in the surroundings. After climbing for these 3 tedious hours you will reach a view tower, which is more of a rest area. Climbing to the top of the view tower you can see Phoksundo waterfall which is a 3 step waterfall that drops down over 150 meters to Phoksundo Lake. You will as well see the strikingly blue lake for the first time which gets closer and clearer once you start descending gradually from the view tower. Almost an hour down from the view tower and your reach Ringmo village, located in the periphery of Phoksundo Lake. Overnight in Phoksundo Lake.

Day 07: Ringmo (3641 m) (rest day)

Ringmo village is located right on the shore of the famous Shey Phoksundo lake. This lake is the deepest in the country and the second largest. Ringmo is worth exploring because it is a typical Tibetan village where locals are involved in making different kinds of handicrafts. Walking to the southern end of the village is a typical Bon Pal Sentan Thason Choling gompa which is as well one of the attraction of this rest day. The way to the gompa is a has beautiful mani wall and stones wrapped with prayer flags. Overnight in Ringmo.

Day 08: Ringmo (3641 m) - Forest camp (3730 m) 6 hrs

From Ringmo the trail climbs on a ledge rising above the Phoksundo lake. This climb offers beautiful views of the lake from three different corners. You will come across several streams that empties in the lake and would have to cross them on foot. It is recommended to keep a spare sandal in order not have moist feet. The trail first climbs to an altitude of 4085 meters and then further descends gradually to your final destination. Once downhill bound you will walk through gorges with views of snow clad mountains on both ends. Lookout for the views of mount Kanjirowa and Sonam Kang. Finally through the bushes and scrub trees, you will reach to your final destination of forest camp. An underdeveloped camp, which is also known as Chunemba, lies in the middle of blue pine forest. Overnight in forest camp.

Day 09: Forest camp (3730 m) - Kang da la low camp (4400 m) (6-7hrs)

The walk on this day is amazing. Right after forest camp, you will once again ascend but is not arduous as compared to the days that we spent on our way up or as days to come. Again, we would time and again cross the river and sometimes waist deep. Depending on the conditions, we may take packed lunch as the condition on this day does not support the crew to cook lunch in between. Most of the time, we remain along the Pisten river and we camp our tents at around 4400 meters on the shore of the same.

Day 10: Kang da la low camp (4400 m) - Shey Gompa (4310 m) via Nagda La (5350 m)

This is going to be a long day and on high altitude. Right from the beginning you need to be careful on the symptoms of altitude sickness although you would be properly acclimatized by now. Right from the beginning the walk is going to be strenuous and the walk is over sandy path with high possibilities of legs sliding. After crossing the path, we walk over 4 hours to reach our final destination of Shey Gompa. Shey is regarded as the highest pilgrimage for buddhist. Overnight in Shey Gompa.

Day 11: Shey Gompa (4310 m) (Rest day)

This mecca of Buddhism is worth spending a day and exploring. Shey Gompa is believed to have divine power and holding one of the most expensive statues. Along with Shey, there are 2 other sights worth exploring and they are Kagyupa Sect gompa as well as the hermitage at Thaksang. There are several legend behind erection of this shrine. However, this is considered as one of the holiest region and this is the reason why killing or slaughtering of any animal is prohibited. This could be one of the reasons why you would witness blue sheep, yaks and even snow leopards. Overnight in Shey Gompa.

Day 12: Shey Gompa (4310 m) - Namgung (4430 m) via Shey La (5010 m) 6 - 7 hrs

A day in shey gompa works like a charm when you have to cross another pass back to back. On this day you will cross another pass to reach the final destination of the day. You embark on a very muddy trail in the beginning which inclines in a gradual manner. Slowly, time and again, the trail becomes steep as well as easy. After this repetitive process for around 3 hours, you drop down to a gorge with Shallow River from where you climb on dry rock to the Shey la pass. From the pass you steeply descend through the trails which surprisingly are surrounded by colorful flowers sprouting from rocky ground. From here you will walk along Namga Khola for around another 3 hours to reach the campsite of Namgung. Overnight in Namgung.

Day 13: Namgung (4430 m) - Saldang (4060 m) 3-4 hrs

From Namgung we start ascending to a hilltop for around two hours which showcases beautiful green mountains in the distance. Once on the top the way down is an easy stroll. Saldang is a very large settlement in comparison to other settlements in the region. This village has a very fertile land and people harvest barley, potatoes and wheat. The village also houses a school, health post and a campsite with running water. This village also has a beautiful gumba namely Samiye Choying Gompa which is also the oldest gumba in the region and older than Shey gompa. Overnight in Saldang.

Day 14: Saldang (4060 m) - Chagaon (3840 m) 4 hrs

You head out of Saldang on comparatively easy trail and through sparse villages. Further down the road, you would reach a gorge and from where you will see dense fields of local barley. Once in Rakhyo, which usually is our lunch stop, you will see thorny junipers. Now, from here on, you will be walking on the trail that is used for trade with Tibet. The locals trade Yarsagumba with food, clothes and other household necessities. Just 3 hours from Saldang is Chagaon and this campsite can be easily spotted because of the gompa located by the shore of the river. Overnight in Chagaon.

Day 15: Chagaon (3840 m) - Jayanta La base camp (4550 m)

Leaving the villages and the vegetation behind, we follow the trail along the river into a gorge. For most of the times, the trail is very gradual until a point from where the trail becomes very stiff. We have our lunch at some barren cliff with no or very less vegetation before heading to Jayanta La base camp. This is the highest point of the trek that you will ever accommodate in, throughout Dolpo circuit trek to Shey Gompa. We call it a night in around 3-4 hours of walk and be prepared for a long next day. Overnight in Jayanta La base camp

Day 16: Jayanta La Base camp (4550 m) - Tokyu (4210 m) via Jayanta La (5220 m)

You would begin your day by climbing a 500 meter ascends which would take around 2 hours. Once you reach to the top of the pass you will start descending on easy gradient for around 1 ½ hours to an end where you will see deposits of rocks and sand. From here the trail becomes easier. You further cross a river and then the walls of the trails open slowly and gets wider and you will notice prayer flags and mani walls on the either sides. These indicate arrival of Tokyu after walking for another hour and half. Overnight in Tokyu.

Day 17: Tokyu (4210 m) - Dho Tarap (4080 m) 2 - 3 hrs

From Tokyu the trail is almost horizontal and easy and an hour from here is a small settlement of Takshi. From Takshi, Dho Tarap is mere 1hour. Dho is considered as the highest permanent settlement at an altitude of 4080 meters. People here in Dho still follow centuries old culture and trend. As a part of culture, people still builds their living space under the ground, whereas, only the tip of the house is seen above the ground. Dho is as well the meeting point of trails that leads to Jomsom, Upper Mustang and Tibet. Overnight in Dho.

Day 18: Dho Tarap (4080 m) - Toltol (3523 m) 6 - 7 hrs

We embark on the same trail that we left on previous day. Right after Dho, the trail leads into a windy gorge. The trail in the beginning is almost flat but we slowly and gradually start climbing on a steep rocky cliff. From the top you can see the river changing course and making its way through the gorges and at times it even vanishes in between cliffs rising on the either sides. You will also come across some narrow valleys and if fortunate witness tents of horse caravans. However, you will walk further down to open junctions which is often used as rest area for yaks and mules. One of these junction is our destination of the day namely Toltol. Overnight in toltol.

 

Day 19: Toltol (3523 m) - Laina odar (3370 m) 6 - 7 hrs

From Toltol we reach to Tangum, a meeting point of two rivers and a campsite. From here the trail inclines all the way to 3800 meters, from where the river below is just a beautiful music. Once you begin your descend you will witness the sudden change in vegetation and from dry arid land you will witness pine trees. These pine trees in matter of hours became pine forests. Around 3-4 hours of descend through beautiful gorges and couple of waterfall landing directly on the trail you reaches Laina odar. Overnight in Laina odar.

Day 20: Laina odar (3370 m) - Dunai(2390 m) 6 -7 hrs

You will be happy to walk most of the time on a horizontal surface and through the moist vegetation. There are lots of villages that you will walk through. These villages are very near each other and separated by only narrow gap. From the first village of Tarakot you will walk on the shore of the river. From here on, the trail sometimes climbs to the top of the hill and sometimes drops down to the river beds. Once crossing the village of Sahar Tara, you will directly stop in a well facilitated town and headquarters of Dolpa region namely Dunai. Overnight in Dunai.

Day 21: Dunai (2140 m) - Juphal (2475 m) 3 - 4 hrs

On the very last day of the trek we are bound to walk uphill as Juphal is located on the higher grounds when compared with Dunai. From Dunai the first two hours is almost horizontal and after that it is a steep ascend for around another 2 hours. Once in Juphal we call it a night and catch a morning flight bound to Nepalgunj. Overnight in Juphal.

Day 22: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

You will board an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. Later that day, you will board another flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu we will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, one last time, we will gather for a farewell dinner and over the dinner we will talk about the trek and your experience in Nepal.

Day 23: Farewell

Your Upper dolpa circuit to Shey Gompa trek officially comes to an end when we drop you off at the airport.

 

Cost Includes

Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.

Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.

3 nights Hotel sharing accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.

All necessary paperwork and Restricted area trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS card).

All government and local taxes

A comprehensive medical kit.

Highly an experienced trekking guide and  cook.

Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter).

Staff costs including their wages, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food & accommodation

Teahouse accommodation and full board meals (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner) during trek.

Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staff.

Both way domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to jhupal/Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

Travel and rescue insurance.

International airfare.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, mineral water, Hot  shower etc)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.

Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu hotel.

In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.

Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).

Tips for trekking staffs.

Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.

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  • Trip Facts
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Elevation: 4,702m
  • Total Duration: 22 Days
  • Best Time: Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-12

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