Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo Trekking - Highlights:
"Journey into the remote cultural destination of Nepal on the least traveled path, land of the snow leopard and blue sheep, extension of Tibetan plateau, ancient Bon Po culture, religion, in the far remote north western region of Nepal".
Upper Dolpo Trekking, situated in the midway between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himal range is one of the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the kingdom of Nepal, since 1984 has been the country’s largest national park and conservation, the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan
Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The hardy highlanders of Dolpo are traders, exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt and they take their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.From Jhupal village, beginning this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".
Restricted Area trekking…when the earth kisses the sky…
If you are wishing to get well off the beaten track you may wish to consider a journey to some of the fascinating restricted regions of Nepal.
These regions remain pristine wilderness & ecological cultural museums where life has changed very little. An intimate experience of the differing ways people arrange their lives in order to cope with their often harsh physical conditions on some of the toughest terrain on earth. A journey full of questions and contrast awaits everyone who visits this side of Nepal.
Some of the remote areas of Nepal were restricted for foreign visitors until 1991. After multiparty democracy in Nepal, rules have been changed together with new democratic constitution regulations and opened for visiting the most inaccessible and firmly controlled areas in Nepal. The regulation is designed primarily to protect the environment and cultural aspects of the remote regions and provide security and safety for both foreign trekkers and Nepal's northern borders with China.
The treks must be fully arranged through a registered Trekking Company. It has to be fully equipped with tents, all Support staffs, cooks, etc. The trekking agency arranges the trekking permit through a series of applications and guarantee letters. You cannot trek alone in these restricted areas. You should be at least 2 people in the group.
Encounters Nepal has a decade of experience in operating in restricted zones & we will arrange all your trek formalities & logistics for some of the most challenging & thrilling adventures in the great outback of Nepal.
Alternative Route Upper Dolpo Trekking :
Jumla to Jomsom
Cost USD 6500 Per Person
Day1:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day2:Nepalgunj to Jumla, trek to Gothichaur
Day10:Rest at Phoksundo Lake Rest day
Day11: Phoksundo to Gandala Phedi
Day12:Gandala Phedi to and Shey Gompa Gandala Pass
Day13:Shey Gompa – Sela Mungchung La Pass
Day14:Sela Mungchung to Langmosia La Pass
Day15:Langmosia La Pass to Murung
Day16:Murung to Mondo
Day17: Mondo to Dho Tarap
Day18: Rest at Dho Tarap Rest day
Day19:Dho Tarap to Charakhala Pedi
Day20:Charakhala Phedi to Charakala pass, camp at Charka
Day21:Charka to Thuje La Phedi
Day22:Thuje La Pedi – Cross pass and camp at Sangdak
Day23:Sangdak to Kagbeni
Day24/25:Kagbeni to Pokharan Drive by bus to Pokhara or drive to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara next day
1.Arrival/departure transfers from/to International airport 2.Ground transportation by bus 3.Three meals a day-breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee prepared at our own kitchen Tented camp accommodation during trekking Safe drinking water in order to avoid the plastic bottles in the mountain 4.A guide: english speaking, registered, insured, salary, food and accommodation paid 5.Cook, kitchen crew, camping gears 6.Necessary porters/staff 7.Emergency co-operation service 8.Trekking registration at the concerned diplomatic office in Kathmandu 9.First aid kit box 10.Govt. and tourism taxes 11.Agency service charge
1.Lower Dolpo Permit: USD 10/person/week 2.Upper Dolpo Permit: USD 70/person/day 3.Shey-Phoksundo National Park Permit: USD 38 per person 4.Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit: USD 30 per person 5.Local Association Donation if payable on the spot 6.Accommodation in Nepalgunj at Hotel Domestic flight ,Hotel, Bar & beverage bills, airport tax, insurance and evacuation, nature of personal expenses, bottled water, shower, tips.
The 22/25 Days Upper Dolpo Trekking Itinerary we propose to you is only on outline. It is entirely based on your interest & as per your wishes; however, when you are in the field our itinerary is implemented practically by our guides who are very comfortable, flexible and understanding if any minor changes are required by you; but this is only done after consulting the tour leader & the group. Our itinerary is purely based on making your trip enjoyable with full of pleasure to give you maximum benefits in the course of your holidays. Encounters Nepal has a decade of experience in operating in restricted zones & we will arrange all your trek formalities & logistics for some of the most challenging & thrilling adventures in the great outback of Nepal. Cost :22 Days Trek USD 5500 Per person and 25 Days Trek USD 6500 Per person . What we need : 1.5 Copy of Passport Photo 2.Your Home Postal address 3.Your Travel Insurance copy about USD 20000 Cover for rescue 4.Passport Copy 5.Nepal Visa Copy.