Upper Dolpo Trek also known as Dolpo Caravan Trek is less crowded and wilderness trekking in far western part of Nepal.
Upper Dolpo Trek is located towards south west from Kathmandu. Upper Dolpo Trekking lies of the Shey Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal behind the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau. Which cut off by a series of very high Mountains. Dolpo Trek remains a truly isolated corner of Nepalese Himalayas. The Time has stood still here for Centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial.
Upper Dolpo Trekking is quite difficult to cross Nama-la pass, Baga-la Pass during the Trek which is Challenging adventure Trip to Dolpo finally preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and Wonderful variety of plants and wildlife including the blue sheep and snow leopard and Magnificent views including Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m. A trek through Dolpo Trekking is an Experience not easily forgotten for instance an enchanting trek in this region by Peter Matthias gave birth to his masterpiece Snow Leopards, a spiritual novel and one of the best sellers, A trek of this region is recommended for group, Dolpo has the historical records from as early as 8th century.
Dolpo was ruled by several Tibetan dynasties since 10th century until it fell under the control of the Kingdom of Lo in 14th century. Then in 1789, Kingdom of Nepal conquered the Kingdom of lo (with Dolpo) under the rule of Prithvi Narayan Shah was unified with Nepal.The landscape and nature of the Upper Dolpo in Nepal are absolutely mesmerizing. The trekking to Upper Dolpo is also widely famous for Lake Phoksundo.Trekking in Dolpo region was closed until 1989 however; southern part of Dolpo was opened as trekking trail. Immortalized in Peter Matthiessen’s book “The Snow Leopard "and David Snellgrove's “Himalayan Pilgrimage” contributed to the mystique and appeal of Dolpo. The movie “Himalaya” is the poignant portrayal of the striking land. The Upper Dolpo Trek offers histories from many centuries ago and has many historical monuments. The inhabitants follow their traditional Tibetan culture and tradition.Being one of the undeveloped and spectacular corners of the Himalayas regions of Nepal, this trekking trail had been successfully explored by some anthropologists and geographers.
Trekking towards Dolpo region start from Jumla and pursue the trail to Shey Gompa Via Shey-Phoksundo National Park in the Dolpo trek of mid-western Nepal behind the massif view of the Dhaulagiri to the Tibetan Plateau. We descend to the magnificent view of thePhoksundo Lake and cross the high valleys of lower Dolpo experiencing Himalayan wide-ranging views, uncharted parts of Nepal. Dolpo region has still conserved Eco- system encircling a wild and glorious variety of plants, wildlife, containing the blue sheep and Snow Leopard. The inhabitants are Tibetan stock still leading the primitive life.
Permit preparation day in Kathmandu overnight at Hotel with Breakfast
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150 m,
Flight to Jhupal 35 minutes and then trek to Sulighat 3500 m,
Trek to Chhepka 2650 m, 5 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek to Reche 3110 m, 5 to 6 hours overnight at Tent
Trek to Ringmogaon Phoksundo Lake 3733 m, 4 hours
Exploration day at Ringmogaon Phoksundo Lake
Trek to Forest camp 6 hours overnight at Camp 4400 m
Trek 5 hours from forest camp to Kangla pass base camp 4800 m
On this day, we will hike and pass through Nangdalo Kangla pass at 5,350 m and down to Shey Gompa 4160 m, We will walk about 7 to 8 hours this day.
Trek Sela (Gelay) La Bhanjyang pass 5,094 m and down to Namgung 4430 m, 6 hours
Trek 4 hours to Saldang 3770 m,
Trek to Yangze Gumpa 4960 m
Trek to Shimen Gaon 3885 m, 7 hours
Trek to Tingje Gaon 4110 m, 7 hours
Trek to Rakpa 4530 m, 6 hours
Trek Mola Chakra Bhanjyan to Chakra Village 4120 m, 7 hours
Trek to Nulungsumdkharka 4987 m, 6 hours
Trek to Molum Sumda 4860 m, 6 hours
Trek Niwar pass, Tuche-la to Sangda Bhanjyang and down to Sangda Phedi 4190 m, 6 hours
Trek to Sangda Gaon 3710 m, 5 hours
Trek to Phalyak Gaon 3175 m, 6 hours
Trek to Jomsom 2720 m, 5 hours
Early morning domestic flight to Pokhara
Drive back to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel
Departure to the airport for your final destination to return
The Trip cost will very depending on the size of the group, duration of the trip and services basis. Make your own team to customize the price so contact us about the tour packages via Email:email@example.com with your details to obtain a quote.
Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.
We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.
We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guides (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy
Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.
To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.
Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists
Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date airport drop services.
Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons.
Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).
Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek and Nar Phu Valley Trek since they are rain shadow areas. Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Rara Lake Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek, Everest View Trek, Lower Mustang Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek as well as Nepal Tour Packages are always better to trek in winter season.
Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.
Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m however; good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.
Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.
Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.