A great adventure within amazing Upper Dolpa towards Shey Gompa the crystal monastery Exceptional scenery of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks on daily walks Explore Dolpo villages around its heritage trails enriched with Bon and Buddhist culture Walk in enchanting rhododendron-pines-magnolia and oaks trees lines with grand views Crossing high Kang-La with great views of Dhaulagiri-Kagmara as far towards Kanjibroba peaks Country of endangered, elusive Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep where one can spot on walks
Upper Dolpa Trek is one of The Best popular Trekking in Nepal. Upper Dolpa trekking is a great adventure within amazing Gompa the crystal monastery and Phuksumdo Lake. Upper Dolpo Trek, an adventure leading you to a long walk in our 3 weeks journey toward Far West Nepal Himalaya around Dolpo area, the country of elusive snow leopard and blue sheep including ancient Bon culture of pre-Buddhism interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism and old traditions way of life. upper Dolpa Trekking a marvelous adventure where you can walk in the serene tranquil environment away from mainstream trekking trails in the complete wilderness with daily views of scenic snow-capped peaks within the colorful culture of Dolpa tribes kin to Tibetan with similar heritage.
This amazing trip starting with scenic great flight towards Far Southern Nepal Terai at Nepalgunj city, and then on the next flight towards our destination at Dolpa where our adventure begins walking first to emerald Phuksumdo Lake, blessed with beautiful scenery of green woodland, peaks and rolling hills within Ringmo village. adventure proceeds towards higher areas crossing the highest pass of the trip over Kang-la at 5,350 m to reach our highlight and goal at Shey Gompa near Crystal Mountain, a great fascinating spot away from human settlement and villages in pure isolation. after a marvelous time at Shey Gompa (monastery) walk leads towards inner Dolpo past Saldang-Tokyu and Dho-Tarap villages, an interesting area full of cultivated fields of barley and wheat where you can explore its ancient Bon and Buddhism culture. finally, our adventure ends walking towards Tarakot, a nice and lovely village where our route leads back to Dunai, the headquarter town of Dolpo and at Jhupal for short scenic flight to Nepalgunj to connect our air journey back to Kathmandu after completing an amazing adventure around Upper Dolpa Trek.
This is my first Time Nepal I did 26 days Upper Dolpo Trek with Reasonable Treks & Tour Pvt. Ltd / Anil Dhungana provided Very Helpful And professional assistance in planning for Upper Dolpo Trek, he’s is Organization for 26 Days Upper Dolpo Trek, Mr. Anil He is Recommendation Trekking Guide and porters, he’s is Guide and porters very friendly And honestly Guide he gives to everything information details on the way I Show village and mountain. Really enjoyed the Upper Dolpo Trek, Thanks to Guide And porters we want to highly recommend this company and staff for other travelers. Thank you so much, Mr. Anil, we really happy for your Trip. We will back Next Time!!
Hotel and Accommodation on Upper Dolpo Trek
While in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotels (Attached Bath Room A/c,24 hours running hot and cold shower while you are Upper Dolpo Trekking Day Beging Breakfast at Lodge teahouse Thy are clean and comfortable bed and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets .every day 3-4 hours trekking and break for lunchtime, after a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point teahouse
Transports used on Upper Dolpo Trek
Reasonable Treks And Tour Will Provide Private Vehicles and tourist bus for The Airport transfer, Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu .and Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight (45) minute and return back to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight
Meals and Drinks On Upper Dolpo Trek
The meals are included in our package of the Upper Dolpo Trekking and They are taken in lodges, we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight and our guide will choose and stop For lunch on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every place as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.
Electricity and battery charges Upper Dolpo Trek
There is electricity available in some of the villages on our Upper Dolpo Trek where you can recharges your camera, batteries, mobile Phone and there is solar power in some villages. we trek through and you can recharge your batteries camera mobile Phone in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.on Upper Dolpo Trek.
Luggage/Bag pack on Upper Dolpo Trek
Your main luggage will be carried by porters on Upper Dolpo Trek And you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allow you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.
Guide and Porter on Upper Dolpo Trek
We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, one porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you the additional guide for the group.
Group size, guide and crew member
Reasonable Treks And Tour organize Upper Dolpo Trek for single people to maximum 13 people at once or even if you have more than 13 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 9 people and 2 guides for 10-13 people and One porter for each 2 Trekkers.
Personal expenses on Upper Dolpo Trek
Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our base camp trek cost, so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non Alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and Meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you Do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support Team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 15 - 20% of the total tour cost as Tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.
Gears available in Kathmandu
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Upper Dolpo Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at Reasonable Cost in Kathmandu.
Best Time to Trek Upper Dolpo
The best time to trek to the Upper Dolpo Trek is spring March, April, May, and autumn August, September, October, November. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views from the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Upper Dolpo Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the Nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make Sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure That you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and payment
After going through our policy and guidelines before booking a trip, you must send Reasonable Treks And Tour a form with all and full details of your passport and of the trip chosen with 30 % as the non-refundable amount from the chosen trip. on receiving the details of your passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, and then the company will send you a confirmation with a receipt of the deposit made. Regarding direct deposit to our bank accounts and as well for Credit Card payment which we accept Visa or Master Card with extra 04 % levy surcharge will be added on the trip cost payment. We strongly suggest that you obtain Travel and Medical insurance against unforeseen circumstances and situation that might arise during your trips which should include Immediate rescue and evacuation by any means of transportation including by Helicopter to nearest hospitals medical centers.
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