Uppor Dolpo is the most remote and less developed isolated corner of Nepal, situated in the Trans Himalayan region of mid- West Nepal. It lies in the remote Shey- Phoksundo National Park, behind the Dhaulagiri massif. Geographically Upper Dolpo is a part of the Tibetan Plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated which is unlike most other parts of the Nepal Himalayas. Uppor Dolpo Trekking has fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard. As the most remote and least developed district in Nepal,Uppor Dolpo trek is reserved for those with a true sense of adventure.

Trekking Planner arranges trekking in Dolpo area with reasonable price and provides a quality service. We provide all possible help and guidelines to make your holiday enjoyable and hassle-free. We also offer customize treks and tours for individual and group.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 02: Full day city/sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Nepaljung (about 01 hrs flight) and transfer to hotel

Day 04: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2850m)

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2850m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2543m) about 04 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3450m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (49090m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 10: Acclimatization day/Rest day in Dho Tarap

Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Belo Numala Pass (4665m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 13: Cross Numa La Pass (5350m) and trek to Phedi about 07 hrs walk

Day 14: Cross Baga La (5170) and camp about 06 hrs walk

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3600m) about 07 hrs walk

Day 16: Rest day in Ringmo and day hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m) 

Day 17: Trek to Pungmo Village (3170m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 18: Trek to below Kagmara La about 06 hrs walk

Day 19:  Cross Kagmara La (5100m) about 05 hrs

Day 20: Trek to Hurikot Village (3600m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 21: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 22: Trek to Chorte Gompa (3230m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 23: Trek to Gothi Chaur (2730m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 24: Trek to Jumla (2370m) about 07 hrs walk

Day 25: Fly from  to Nepaljung to Kathmandu

Day 26: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 27: Departure from Nepal

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

US $4150.00 per person

Single supplement US $250.00

Cost Include:

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 01 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on full board in Nepaljung
  • Guided sightseeing tours with car and necessary entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • Kathmandu to NepalJung to Juphal and Jumla to Nepaljung to Kathmandu by flight
  • All necessary trek permit and TIMS card
  • Twin shearing tented accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, As there is enough time to acclimatise while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognise Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimise effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatisation.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Difficulties rating of Upper Dolpo Trek
A trekkers have to pass many difficult ways so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5350m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.

Safe drinking water on Upper Dolpo Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Upper Dolpo Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Upper Dolpo Trek:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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