Upper Dolpa trek (23 Days)
Upper Dolpo is situated in the far west of Nepal. Dolpo is one of the many hidden destinations of the Himalayas. Most of the serene and the natural beauty of this region are still unexplored. Dolpo is a setting of breathtaking landscapes, ancient monasteries, different villages, splendid Himalayan peaks and the crystal clear Phoksundo Lake.
Trekking in the Dolpo region is graded as an extraordinary one. Trekkers will get the chance to explore the stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, the wild and rare flora and also the Himalayan animals as well as birds.
Tibetan and Buddhist inhabitants are the locals of Dolpo. Kanjiroba and Dhalagiri are seen much clearly from this place.
The Phoksundo Lake is a jewel of Dolpo. The lake is also known as Shey- Phoksundo Lake. It is the deepest lake of Nepal. The view of thickly snow covered mountains surrounding the Shey- Phoksundo Lake from every angle is mesmerizing. The Shey- Gompa that was built in the 11th century is also an attraction of Dolpo.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by flight
Day 02: Nepalgunj – Juphal by flight and trek to Dunai 3hrs / 2140m.
Day 03: Dunai – Chhekpa 7/8hrs / 2838m.
Day 04: Chhekpa – Phoksundo lake 7hrs / 3733m.
Day 05: Phoksundo lake – Sallaghari 6hrs
Day 06: Sallaghari – Nangdo-la High camp 7hrs
Day 07: HC – Cross Nangdo-la 5110m. and camp to Shey Gumba 6hrs / 4160m.
Day 08: Day rest and visit to Monastery and caves
Day 09: Shey Gumba – Nangum Gumba 7hrs
Day 10: Nangum Gumba – Saldang 4/5hrs / 3770m.
Day 11: Day rest or hike to Yanjer Gumba by Horse ride 7/8hrs up and down
Day 12: Saldang – Jyanta Bhanjyang HC 8hrs / 4702m.
Day 13: Jyanta HC – Cross Jyanta Bhanjyang 5221m. and camp to Dho Tarap 5/6hrs 3944m.
Day 14: Day rest and visit village and monastery
Day 15: Dho Tarap – Chhakrela HC 5hrs
Day 16: HC – cross Chhakrela pass and camp to Mola HC 7/8hrs
Day 17: Mola HC – cross Mola pass 5027m. and camp to Yak Kharka 8hrs
Day 18: Yak Kharka – cross Niwar pass 5120m. and Tuchela pass 4890m. and camp to Ghok 7hrs
Day 19: Ghok – Santa Bhanjyang 7/8hrs
Day 20: Santa Bhanjyang – Kagbeni 7hrs
Day 21: Kagbeni – Jomsom 5hrs
Day 22: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight
Day 23: Pokhara – by tourist bus back to Kathmandu