Upper Dolpo trekking is trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake and Phoksundo National Park and ancient Shey Gompa. It is a restricted area for trekking so it needs permission with charge. These trekking trails are full of adventures and less crowded by the tourists because certain number of people is allowed to explore the region every year. The region has so many hidden mysteries of the nature including ancient monasteries and Gompas. Trekking in this region is special experience because few only get chance of trekking to this reason.
Trekking in Upper (Inner) Dolpo region provides experiences of Nepalese high land settlements. The blessings of nature can be experienced while trekking there. Trekking in this region is quite strenuous and challenging. Kang La Pass at the altitude of 5375m., Jeng La Pass at 5110 and Shey La at 5000m offer adventurous challenge to the trekkers. The life and culture of the mountain-habitants may melt the heart of the visitors as you see the unpredictably difficult life style. The exploration of the natural life, rare wild animals, picturesque view of the green fields and forests attached with the hospitability of the local people is the main purpose of the trek of these unexplored areas.
Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the hidden area trekking. The region is difficult to explore because of geographical structure. Most of the area is remote and uncultivated. The marks of modern technology are not seen there. The natural vegetation and wildlife make the region center of attraction for adventure seekers. The highlights of the Trek in Upper Dolpo region are Juphal, Kageni, Dunai, Chhepka, Ringmo, Shey Gompa, Saldang, Ringmo, Dho, Lingdo and so on.
Upper Dolpo Trek is long and difficult trekking with hiking therefore trekkers need to have the spirit of exploring the surrounding with healthy and fitness. Trekkers should be self helped because most of the things of city life are not available there in this region. Apart from these things, the trekking provides superb scenarios of nature and a deep insight about the people of that region.
Arrival to Kathmandu
After getting at the flight from your local airport, you will enter into the beautiful and of Nepal viewing the best scene of mountains from the flight. The beautiful scenario will always be there to welcomes you along with the helpful members of the Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions. The representative will guides you towards the hotel room of the Kathmandu to spend the mean time in Kathmandu.
Flight to Nepalgunj
Early morning after having the breakfast, we will move towards the airport to catch the flight over to Nepalgunj. The flight will offers us great scene of the surrounding from the top. Nepalgunj is a hot city so we may find it trouble to visit around the place. The night will be at Nepalgunj visiting around the market place and resting at one of the renowned hotel.
Nepalgunj to Juphal
From Nepalgunj, we will move towards the Juphal. The flight takes only 35 minutes for us to reach at Juphal. The flight will be at Juphal village. Juphal is a small village wher the cold air coming from the snow and ice will reenergizes us.
Juphal to Chhepka
From Juphal, we will walk towards the Chhepka. The trail goes for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail. We will trail through the beautiful trail through the cultivated area to reach at the Thuli Bheri. We will enter into the Shey Phoksundo national park when we will cross the long suspension bridge. As this is the restricted area, we have to get permit to enter into these places. We will continue to move viewing the best scene of the surrounding to Chhepka. The Chhepka is at the altitude of 2838m.
Trek to Palam
From Chhepka, we will walk towards the Palam following the main trail. The trail will passes through the beautiful forest and riverside. We will continue to move viewing beautiful surrounding to reach at the Palam at the altitude of 3820m after the trekking of about 6 to 7 hours. The night will be at Palam.
Trek to Phoksundo Lake
From Palam, we will walk towards the beautiful region of Phoksundo Lake. We can visit the nearby village which is inhabited by Buddhist religion. The trekking goes for about 4 hours. So, we can use the leisure time to explore around the region of Phoksundo Lake. The night will be spectacular at Phoksundo Lake.
Phoksundo Lake to Salla Ghari
From Phoksundo Lake, we will trek towards the Salla ghari. We will enter into the restricted area with every step that we will take. We will get the good view of the mountain ranges while trekking at this region. After walking for about 5 to 6 hours, we will be able to reach at salla ghari at the altitude of 3640m.
Trek to Lar Tsa
From Salla ghari, our guide will guide us towards the Lar Tsa viewing the high rock walls on both sides of the way. While trekking at this region, we need to acclimatize ourselves due to the high altitude. The night will be at Lar Tsa at the tented camp at the altitude of 4120m after the trekking of 6 to 7 hours.
Lar Tsa to Shey Gompa
From Lar Tsa, we will walk towards the Shey Gompa. The trail is little strenuous but very interesting. The trekking will goes for about 7 to 8 hours through the main trail. On the way, we can see many beautiful Gompas and Tibetan monasteries which will provide us extra energy while trekking. The night will be obviously at Shey Gompa at the altitude of 4320m.
Rest day at Shey Gompa
We can use a day as the rest day at Shey Gompa. We will visit around the beautiful places of this region including the beautiful and traditional villages along with some monasteries. The night will be again at Shey Gompa. We will take more rest which will help us to further continue our trekking.
Trek to Namjung
From Shey Gompa, we will walk towards the Namjung. The trail goes for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail. We have to cross the Geln la at the altitude of 5000m. We can view the outstanding view of the surrounding from the pass. Furthermore, we will continue to walk until we will reach at Namjung at the altitude of 4430m.
Trek to Saldang
From Namjung, we will walk towards the Saldang following the main trail. The objectives will be complete after the trekking of about 4 to 5 hours. We have to walk towards the height of 4700m before going steeply towards the Saldang. Saldang is one of the beautiful places of that region. It is situated at the altitude of 4046m. The night will be better at tented camp.
Saldang to Sibu
From Saldang, we will walk following the terrace farming lands to Sibu. We have to pass through the chortens, stupas and Mani walls to reach at Sibu. The sibu is at the altitude of 4000m above sea level which will be completed after the trekking of about 6 to 7 hours. The night will be better at the tented camp.
Trek to Jengla
From sibu, we will trek towards the Jengla. The trail will follow the river valley at the beginning after walking several hours we will walk through the beautiful streams. Walking for about 4 to 5 hours will enables us to reach at Jengla at the altitude of 4480m.
Jengla to Tokyo Gaon
From the base of Jengla, we will walk to the top of Jengla which will offers us great view of surrounding mountains through our naked eyes. Then we will continue to walk towards the Tokyo gaon following the main trail for about 6 to 7 hours. The night will be at Tokyo gaon at the altitude of 4240m.
Trek to Dho Tarap
We will commence our journey by moving our foot steps towards the Dho tarp. The trail is said to be easy and much travelled. We will continue to move until we will reach at Dho Tarap at the altitude of 4200m above sea level after the trekking of about 2 hours. We can visit around the Do Tarap as it is one of the beautiful places of this surrounding.
Trek to Serkam
From Dho tarp, we will walk towards the Serkam. We will trek towards the Tarap Khola and following the rushing river we will make our journey. The trekking may continue for about 7 to 8 hours viewing the best scene of the surrounding. The night will be splendidly beautiful at Serkam.
Trek to Tarakot
From Serkam, we will walk towards the Tarakot to the altitude of 2280m. We will pass through the Khani gaon crossing the suspension bridge. We should continue to move until we will reach at the Tarakot. The en route beauty will surely mesmerizes us by viewing best scene around. We need to walk for about 5 to 6 hours which will finally lead us to Tarakot.
Trek to Dunai
We will walk towards the Dunai following the main trail. We will follow the Bheri River. Walking for about 5 to 6 hours will be sufficient to reach at the beautiful village of Dunai. The night will be at Dunai enjoying with friends. Dunai is at the altitude of 2109m above sea level.
Trek to Jhuphal
From Dunai, we will walk towards the Jhuphal. The trail will be retracing way which will be beautiful in the same way. The trail will continue until we will reach at Juphal at the altitude of 2404m above sea level. The trekking will continue for about 3 to 4 hours. The night will be at Juphal.
Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
From Juphal, we will fly towards the Nepalgunj catching the flight from the nearer airport. Then we will continue to fly until we will reach at Kathmandu. The limited hour flight will be interesting viewing the beautiful sceneries of nature and mountains from the top. The night will be at Kathmandu after the scenic flight.
From Kathmandu, after having the early morning breakfast, we will move towards the airport to catch the flight to our respective destination. The arrangement of your departure will be arranged by the company's representative. Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions wish you all the best wishes for your further journey.