From the mystical lands of Dolpa, the Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek lead to a beautiful high-altitude landscape to Annapurna. This trek is strenuous, with five high passes over 5000 meters. Dolpo is ideal and enjoyable for monsoon spending, thanks to its diverse terrain and vibrant culture. Located in the magnificent Himalayas, it is what we call an area with a “rain shadow.” Although the rain may help farmers in the lower regions to thrive, it does not increase the amount of plant growth. If you are looking forward to clearing blue skies and the smell of crisp outdoors, it indeed starts to rain.
Indeed, the Upper Dolpo to Jomsom is not famous for its highest peaks, such as Everest and Annapurna, but this culturally isolates the Tibetan country of Nepal and is attracting the attention of domestic and foreign tourists. The region expects to see more visitors improving on the Juphal airfield near Dunai. Some people in Dolpo are nomadic, so they move from place to place where new and greener pastures can find for their livestock to graze and thereby create a straightforward way of life. The Upper Mustang is where ancient ruins and picturesque mountains lie towards the south. It is one of the most preserved regions in the world.
The unique culture and historical monuments make it seem straight from a storybook. The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom trek is the right way for those seeking an adventure route. There is no doubt that you could never be bothered by a distinct trail, from arid high-altitude areas to subtropical and terraced rice paddies.
What to expect in Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek?
- Trek through the beaten track of Nepal that only a few visitors will ever see.
- Witness the hunt for yarshagumba in the spring, a bizarre, highly-looking caterpillar fungus for medical qualities.
- Buddhist holy place, Crystal mountain, and Shey Gompa observe the unique Bon Buddhist culture.
- More than five high passes above 5000 meters, extraordinary mountain views, meet locals and visit monasteries.
25 Days Upper Dolpo To Jomsom Trek itinerary
|Days||Destination||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Fly to Nepalgunj||150||0h55 by flight|
|2.||Fly to Juphal, then trek to Dunai||2160||0h40 then 3h00|
|3.||Dunai to Chhekpa||2650||6h00|
|4.||Trek to Jharana Hotel||3170||6h30|
|5.||Trek to Phoksundo Lake||3650||4h00|
|7.||Trek to River Bed Camp||3660||6h00|
|8.||River Bed Camp to Nando – La High Camp||4120||6h30|
|9.||Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang – La Pass (5360)||4400||6h00|
|10.||Rest & explore Crystal Mountain|
|11.||Trek to Numagung via Shey – La (5000)||4200||6h30|
|12.||Numgung to Saldang||3970||3h30|
|13.||Trek to Komas Gaon||4100||5h30|
|14.||Komas Gaon to Mendo||4000||5h00|
|15.||Trek to Tenje or Tenkyu||4100||4h00|
|16.||Tinje to Rakpa||4535||6h00|
|17.||Trek to Chharka Bhot||4110||7h00|
|19.||Trek to Norbulung Khola||4750||6h00|
|20.||Nurbulung Khola to Bottom of Sangta – La||4800||6h30|
|21.||Trek to Sangda Phedi via Niwar Pass (5130 m)||4260||6h00|
|22.||Sangda to Lower Sangda||3710||5h00|
|23||Trek to Phalyak via Bima Lojun La (4460 m)||3175||7h00|
|24.||Phalyak to Jomsom||2800||4h00|
|25.||Fly to Pokhara, then connecting flight to KTM|
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 4: Nepalgunj to Juphal, then trek begins to Dunai. (2490 m)
Day 5: Dunaito Chepka (2660 m)
Day 6: Chepka to Amchi Hospital (3110 m)
Day 7: Forest Camp to Ringmo (3660 m)
Day 8: Rest Day!
Day 9: Northern shore of the Lake (3650 m)
Day 10: Shey La Base Camp (4625 m)
Day 11: Cross Kangla to Shey Gompa (4375 m)
Day 12: Shey Gompa: Exploration day!
Day 13: Namgung (4430 m) via Shey - La Pass (5000 m)
Day 14: Saldang (3980 m)
Day 15: Khomas Gaon (4100 m)
Day 16: Mendo (4000 m)
Day 17: Tinje or Tinkyu (4110 m)
Day 18: Trek to Rapka (4535 m)
Day 19: Charka Bhot (4110 m)
Day 20: Rest Day at Chharka Bhot
Day 21: Norbulung Kharka (4750 m)
Day 22: Bottom of the Sangda La (4800 m)
Day 23: Trek to Sangda Phedi via Niwar Pass (5130 m) and Sangda La (5300 m)
Day 24: Trek to Lower Sangda. (3710 m)
Day 25: Trek to Phalyak
Day 26: Trek end at Jomsom
Day 27: Fly to Pokhara and another flight connects to Kathmandu
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 30: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please, arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
|NOT INCLUDED|| |
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.