Upper Dolpo Trek

Trip Overview Upper Dolpo Trek

Perched in the far- flung lands of Western Nepal, Upper Dolpo happens to be the least developed district in Nepal. Remained aloof from the outer world till the year 1989, the popularity of Upper Dolpo region sky rocketed with release of the Oscar nominated movie Caravan directed by famed Eric Valli which distinctly depicts the unchartered vicinities of Dolpo with its archaic culture, traditions and ways of life, speaking of which, Dolpo region is among the few whereabouts in the world where ancient Shamanism and Bon Po religions are in practice. Dolpo is also known for its eccentric death ritual of sky burial where the body of the dead is considered empty vessel that the soul has left and thus is disposed off by lacerating the body into pieces which are then benevolently offered to eagles.
The uncommon Upper Dolpo Trek at ‘Alpine Zone Treks’ is 28 days package that gets triggered with an hour of pleasant flight to Nepalgunj at which point connecting flight of 45 minutes duration is taken to Juphal. Disembarking at Juphal, the astounding wilderness trekking is set into motion as the trail advances to Dunai along the riverbed of Bheri River.     
Perambulating the surreal landscapes of Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest National Park of Nepal rich in Himalayan Wildlife like Himalayan Goat Thar, deer and a ferocious beast like snow leopard, the trekking trail stretches past the isolated villages of Chepka, Rinje and Ringmo to eventually arrive at the turquoise blue Shey Phoksundo Lake afterwards which the path follows Phoksundo Khola and crosses Phoksundo Bhanjyang to make it to yet another alluring destination of Shey Gompa located above the confluence of Kangjunala and Yeju Nala Rivers that is the first Kagyupa Monastery built in 11th century.
Upper Dolpo Trek progresses further through pretty hamlets of Namuna Gaon, Saldang and Sibu to Jengla Phedi. Later we traverse Tokyo Gaon, Do Tarap and Khani Gaon to Dunai where the gratifying trekking concludes as we take a flight back to Kathmandu.
Upper Dolpo Region exists in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Ranges thus making it suitable for trekking even during monsoon season. Upper Dolpo Trek is however going to be strenuous one so it would be better to have some prior trekking experience.
Team up for the rarely trodden trekking into the desolate lands of Dolpo and get familiarize with the whole different image of Nepal.  
 

  Day – 1- Arrival in Kathmandu
  Day – 2 - permit preparation
  Day – 3 - Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by flight
  Day – 4 – fly to  Juphal  trek to Dunai
  Day – 5 – Dunai – chepka
  Day – 6 - Chepka – Rinje
  Day – 7 – Renje – Ringmo
  Day – 8 – Rest for excursion to phoksundo lake
  Day – 9 – Ringmo – Phoksundo khola
  Day – 10 – Phoksundo – phoksundo banjyang
  Day – 11 - phoksundo Banjyang – shey Gumba ( 4500 m)
  Day – 12 – Shey Gumba rest and exploration
  Day – 13 – Shey Gumba – Namduna gaun
  Day – 14 – Namduna Gaun – Saldang
  Day – 15 – Saldang – Yangtse Gumba ( 4960M)
  Day – 16 – Yangtsee Gumba – Sibu
  Day – 17 – Sibu – jengla phedi
  Day – 18 – Jengla phedi – Tokyu gaun
  Day – 19 – Tokyu Gaun – Do tarap
  Day – 20 – Dho tarap ( 4040M) Rest and exploration
  Day – 21-  Dhotarap – tarap khola 
  Day – 22- Tarap – khani Gaun
  Day – 23 – Khani Gaun – Tarakot
  Day – 24 – Tarakot – Dunai
  Day – 25 – Dunai – Juphal
  Day – 26 – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by flight
  Day – 27 – Rest day in Kathmandu
  Day – 28 – Departure  
service include
1. Airport pick up and drop.
2. Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu 3-4 star hotels with break fast.
3. Sight seeing  in Kathmandu.
4. Flight from  Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj / Juphal / Kathmandu and all departure taxes.
5. All other transports.
6. Experience leader, trekking guide, experience cook, Sherpa and kitchen crew.
7. All accommodation in tent during trek ( twin share tent, mattress and other camping and kitchen equipments.
8. Upper Dolpo trekking permit $ 700/person (shey phoksundo national park fee).
9. All meals on trek ( breakfast, lunch dinner, tea, coffee, juice ) 
10. Specialized medical kit including medical oxygen for high attitude if need.
11. Insurance for all alpine zone‘s staff.
12. All related taxes.
13. Fare well dinner.                                  

Service excludes
1. Visa fee.
2. Insurance of clients, personal nature i.e cold drinks / hard drink .
3. Lunch and dinner in kathamndu.
4. Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
5. Personal gear and clothing.
6. International flights and Airport departure taxes.
7. Tips for alpine zone’s staff. 
8. Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest, in such case extra will be charged as per actual.