Upper Dolpo Traverse Trek - 23 days

Upper Dolpo Traverse Trek - 23 days

Upper Dolpo is located beyond Dhaulagiri mountain range and falls under the rain shadow area of western Nepal.  This region is one of the most remote and isolated areas in Nepal. Rare species of animals such as snow leopard and blue sheeps are found in this area. You will be crossing several 5000-meter high passes on the trail from Jomsom. En-route you will discover villages rarely visited by outsider. These people live with deep faith in Buddhism and tantric rituals.

You will be amazed to see the raw beauty of the land and innocence of the people. You will experience your travel as if you are in a time machine going back in time. There is nothing except you and the nature. The deep blue sky, snow covered rolling high mountain and deep river valley and seemingly endless trail continues to dominate the journey. Villages at Sangda and Charkabhot are the only reminders of people other than you.

Charkabhot is the last big village from Do in the west and Sangdok in the east. As Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf in his book ‘Himalayan Traders’ said the village of Charkhabhot is unique village with fort like structure. Bhot means Tibet in Nepali and Bhotia means dwellers of high mountain. The trek from Jomsom to Dolpa following the higher route through several high- passes into the remote villages of Charkabhot and Do Tarap. Unlike Mustang and Shey gompa that has attracted outside world the land west of Jomsom and behind the Crystal Mountain has remained as aloof as ever waiting to be discovered in its raw form.

Unlike other trek you travel through the uncharted trail. Even local people do not use the trail beyond Sangda –la (5487m). So far only few people have taken this journey. The trek provides an unprecedented adventure. You will discover the original state of the inhabitants. Of course you will be thrilled to encounter nomads and yak caravans. After Charka bhot you will enter into the well-traveled route of Lower Dolpo. You follow the trail to Do Tarap and cross Numa la and bagala to reach the pristine alpine lake of Phoksindhu. Turn south to Ringmo. The main trail leads to Dunai and to Juphal. From Juphal fly out to Nepaljung and to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport. In Kathmandu

Day 02: In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03: Bus to Pokhara  - Explore Pokhara own.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, commence trel to Kagbeni. Overnight at Guest House accomodation
Day 05: Dangar Jong  - camp
Day 06: Sangda (4000m) - camp
Day 07: Sangda (4000m) Acclimatization - camp
Day 08: Lungpa Khola valley (4251m) - camp
Day 09: Traverse Sangda la (5080m) - camp
Day 10: Traverse Sangda la (5513m) - camp
Day 11: Cross the last pass (5183m) to Charkabhot (5035m)  - camp
Day 12: Rest day at Charka - camp
Day 13: Cross Charka pass (5035m)-camp
Day 14: Descend to Do Tarap (4040m) - camp
Day 15: Cross Numa La (5190m) - camp
Day 16: Cross Baga La (5090m) - camp
Day 17: Phoksindhu lake (3568m) - camp
Day 18: Roha gaon (2970m) - camp
Day 19: Juphal airport (2400m) - Guest House accommodation
Day 20: Fly to Nepaljung. Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. 
Day 21: In Kathmandu- free day
Day 22: In Kathmandu- free day
Day 23: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
Private Arrangement trek cost:
2  Pax   US$4745 p/pax 
3-5pax   US$4255 p/pax 
6-9pax   US$3860 p/pax 
10+pax   US$3570 p/pax
SGL supplement: US$145

Cost includes:
01. All meals and full camping trek arrangement with all camping gears
02. Cooking and eating utensils
03. Service of trek guide, cook, kitchen and sherpa assistants
04. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.), food and camping equipment
05. Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required
06. Accident insurance for staffs and porters
07. Domestic Airfare according to programme
08. Nationalpark/conservation entry permit as per programme
09. Arrival and departure transfers.
10. Local / Public transport as shown in the programme
11. Hotel accommodation on BB ( 2 star category) as per programme 

Cost does not include:
01. Personal clothing, climbing equipment and sleeping bag.
02. Personal accident and health insurance.
03. Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box.
04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
05. Sightseeing tours and meals in Kathmandu
06. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the programme.
07. Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies 
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  • Price : USD 3570
  • Destinations : Upper Dolpo region
  • Max Elevation : 5513 m.
  • Weather : May June, July, August, September are best time to visit
  • Trip Duration : 23 days
  • Trip Grade : Streneous
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