The Dolpo region is familiar with the Tibetan Plateau, but it is yet to unexplored. It has maintained its natural beauties although the territory is less frequent by the waves of modernization. However, making you an essential destination for trekkers who admire the value of serenity. Upper Dolpo Trek is a restricted area only opened for tourism since 1989. It belongs to the Shey Phoksundo National Park, and Upper Dolpo trek route usually goes above 4000 meters and this hidden land influences with the Tibetan culture. So, this is a complete guide of Upper Dolpo trekking that helps you to plan a trek to Upper Dolpo with a one in a million experience.
Upper Dolpo Trek route
The trail goes on the way to leaving a small airstrip at Juphal. It passes through the settlements together with the views of high snow-capped mountains. Then reach Shey Phoksundo Lake and explore the famous Phoksundo Lake. The Upper Dolpo trek joint with a visit to the Shey Gompa. Thus, the trail leads you Shey Gompa via the Kang-La pass. Shey Gompa and the crystal mountain provides a retreat and personal charm with the serenity since it possesses. Despite the natural beauties and impressive scenery, the trail brings you the hidden Saldang and Yangtser Gumpa which about the secret of Upper Dolpo no one is talking. Hence, the journey makes you a beautiful retreat of the Upper Dolpo region.
Upper Dolpo trek route goes through several passes, rivers, and monasteries. The prayer flags, the stupa, the Tsyorten, and Mani stones are visible during the journey. The Upper Dolpo trek runs still on a camping basis and makes sense you a wilderness experience. The visit is worth rewarding in spite of all these difficulties. The views of the area are genuinely fascinating and magnificent. The untouched culture, lifestyle of the peoples, landscapes, rare wildlife, vegetation, all add a feeling of a real adventure that can not be felt while staying in your home’s cozy room. The Dolpo region and its daring itineraries combine both upper and Lower Dolpo trekking route. Although it recommends for those trekkers, who could both essential and religious influence.
Upper Dolpo Trek itinerary
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Dunai – Phoksundo Lake – Forest Camp – Base Camp – Kang-La Pass – Shey Gompa – Namgung – Saldang – Sibu – Jeng-La Base Camp – Jeng-La Pass – Dho-Tarap – Serkam – Shahar Tara – Dunai – Juphal – Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj – (150m)
Day 4: Flight to Juphal – 2475m and trek to Dunai.
Day 5: Dunai – Chhepka (2630 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Chhepka – Chunuwar (3170 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 7: Chunuwar – Phoksundo Lake (3620m) 4h00 walk.
Day 8: Acclimatization and exploration day!!!
Day 9: Phoksundo Lake – Forest Camp (3640m) 6h00 walk
Day 10: Salla Ghari – Base Camp (4120m) 6h00 walk.
Day 11: Base Camp – Kang-La Pass – Shey Gompa (4320m) 7h00 walk.
Day 12: Rest Day – Shey Gompa the crystal monastery.
Day 13: Shey Gompa – Namgung (4430m) 6h00 walk.
Day 14: Namgung – Saldang (4046m) 4h00 walk.
Day 15: Saldang – Sibu (4000m) 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Sibu – Jeng-La Base Camp (4480 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 17: Jengla Base Camp – Jeng-La Pass – Dho-Tarap (4200m) 7h00 walk
Day 18: Dho- Tarap – Serkam (3630m) 7h00 walk.
Day 19: Serkam – Shahar Tara (2280m) 5h00 Walk
Day 20: Shahar Tara – Dunai (2109m) 5h00 Walk
Day 21: Dunai – Juphal (2404m) 3h00 Walk
Day 22: Juphal – Nepalgang – Kathmandu
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 24: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please, arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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