Upper Dolpo Trek

Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days

Existing in desolate northwest Nepal close to Tibet border is the mystical region of Dolpa which is famous for its blue sheep, elusive snow leopards, and mysterious monasteries. Upper Dolpo Trek takes us to the secret valley that lies in the shadow of mountains. Our journey continues as far as SheyGompa which is the ultimate heritage of Upper Dolpo. Upper Dolpo Trek is often regarded as SheyGompa trekking. According to local belief, Guru Rinpoche established a settlement in Upper Dolpo to provide refuge to Tibetans during the war. The glory of Upper Dolporeached far and wide when the great writer Peter Matthiessendepict its beauty in his best-selling novel ‘The Snow Leopard’. More and more people came to know about the mystical land of Dolpo after the release of Oscar-nominated movie The Caravan which was based on the lifestyle of Dolpo.

Standard Upper Dolpo Trekking at Manikang Treks is 25-days but it can be customized according to your needs. We will walk through drystone walled villages. Cross alpine valleys, walk through deep gorges, reach to the top of high pass and explore Sera Monastery.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trek Preparation.
  • Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 4Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal, Trek to Dunai.
  • Day 5Trek to Ankhe.
  • Day 6Trek to Renje.
  • Day 7Trek to Phoksundo Lake.
  • Day 8Trek to PhoksundoKhola.
  • Day 9Trek to PhoksundoBhanjyang.
  • Day 10Cross Kang La pass, Trek to SheyGompa.
  • Day 11Rest and exploration day at SheyGompa.
  • Day 12Cross Saldang La pass, Trek to NamgungGaon.
  • Day 13Trek to Saldang.
  • Day 14Trek to Sibu.
  • Day 15Trek to foot of Jeng La.
  • Day 16Cross Jeng La pass, Trek to TokyuGaon.
  • Day 17Trek to DhoTarap.
  • Day 18Trek to Serkam.
  • Day 19Trek to KhaniGaon.
  • Day 20Trek to Tarakot.
  • Day 21Trek to Dunai.
  • Day 22Trek to Juphal.
  • Day 23Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 24Free Day.
  • Day 25International Departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What’s Included

  •  Airport to Hotel to Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle
  •  Accommodation in the three-star category hotel as per itinerary
  •  Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  •  Accommodation in Nepalgunj as per itinerary
  •  Three board meal during trek
  •  One English speaking guide for the trek
  •  The necessary number of porters and staffs
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment of guide, porters and staff
  •  Special Trekking Permit Fee and local conservation fees
  •  Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Juphal- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu flight fare
  •  Departure Tax
  •  All government taxes, vat and tourist service charges

 Official expenses

  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Travel insurance
  •  International airfare
  •  Nepal entry visa fee
  •  Drinks and Beverage
  •  Personal items
  •  Tips
  •  All things not mentioned on 'Cost Includes' section