Dolpo, a land beyond the Himalaya, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep. It is situated in the western part of the country, and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal. Our route follows much of the route taken by Peter Mathiessen and George Shaller as described in “The Snow Leopard”. It is only by special permit that we are able to offer this trek
through Upper Dolpo. (Permits are $500 per person for 10 days and $50 per day thereafter).
Participants must be in good shape, for we are at high elevation much of the time on this trip.

Best Season: Sept – Nov, Mar – May
Type of Trek: Camping
Max Altitude: 4500m
Minimum Pax: 2 +
Duration: 21 Days

Itinerary of Kathmandu and Upper Dolpa Trek

Day 1: Arrive At Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the Hotel
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is said before Kathmandu used to be a lake. A goddess name Manjushree with her sword cut one part of hill in a place called Chobar and since then people started to live. Welcome Drinks with Briefing about the Tour Rest of the day is free for Individual Activities/ Shopping/ Casino Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: After breakfast full day Kathmandu sightseeing Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock
about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley is one of the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas, said to be 2000 years old. Swayambhnath is located 4 km west of central Kathmandu.
The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is a temple of Lord Shiva, with two tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture. It is situated 5km east of Kathmandu city. This temple is regarded as one of the holiest sites for Hindus all over the world. Visitors can clearly seen the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river.
The stupa of Bouddhnath is an ancient Buddhist monument and is the biggest stupa in Nepal. It is located 5km east of central Kathmandu. The stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles. Every Buddhist come to visit Boudhanath for making round the stupa. Buddhist believes Boudha Stupa is the mind of Buddha.
The another attraction of Kathmandu is Kathmandu Durbar Square, is the historic seat of royalty. It is located at the heart of Kathmandu Ciy. The durbar square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The king of Nepal that kings used to get crowned and their coronations solemnized before the monarchy was abolished. Another attraction of this Durbar is we can see Kumari, the living child goddesses of Nepal . Kumari is believed to have supreme power. That is why the King of the Nepal used to bow and take blessing from him as well.
Patan Durbar Square complex, situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings are good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one is located at the centre of Patan square. After visiting these all unique and superb places we will back to hotel .
Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. 1:30 Hours Flight
Nepalgung is a small town near the Indian border in the Terai region of Nepal.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 2475m. 35 minutes flight and than 3:50 Hours Trek to Dunai 2140m
Leave early in the morning on the only flight out to Juphal. It is a short flight with wonderful views of the precipitous hillsides and river valleys. The airstrip at Juphal is at an altitude of 2,354m. And than have a relatively easy trek as we walk along the Thuli Bheri River to Dunai.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 5: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot 2537m. 5 hours trek
The route continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. Upper Dunai is seen perched high above on the right as our route drops to the left crossing over the river on a wooden bridge. This trek has many bridge and meadow crossings with views of snow clad peaks.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 6: Trek from Tarakot to Khanigoan 2950m. 3.50 hours trek
The trek to Khanigoan goes alongside terraced fields following the Barbung Khola (river) and crosses to the western bank just below its confluence with Tarap Khola. As the trail rolls over the flank of high hills, views of villages atop the ridges appear brilliant. 15 minutes after crossing the suspension bridge, we arrive at Khanigoan. The trek can easily be extended by going two hours further to a splendid campsite.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 7: Trek from Khanigoan to Chukore 3550m. 5:50 hours trek
The Tarap Valley narrows up in a tight V shape ahead. Climbing through the deciduous forest with walnuts, nettles and cannabis, it opens up in Lahini which is a rough grass slope. Beyond this the trail passes through grassy meadows, graveled river beds and one can see waterfalls spraying from the rock walls.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 8: Trek from Chukore to Kamok Kharka 4000m. 6 hours trek
Today trek across an unstable section of trail that is constantly changing due to floods and landslides. The trail swings to the either bank of the Tarap Khola passing through the narrow gorge, the wall of which is sometimes 15m apart. Kamok Kharka is a large yak pasture which will be reached after subsequent crossing of the river over locally made log bridges.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 9: Trek from Kamok Kharka to Dho 3944m. 3 hours trek
The trail to Dho from Kamok Kharka is a short and easy one without too much height gain. The trail comes across meadows and crosses several streams to come to the river bed. Dho stands at a junction of two valleys providing plenty of camping ground.
Overnight stay in tents.
As the trail rises gently, the mountains appear small and shapeless. After passing the village of Tok Khyu the valley forks and we follow it as it veers a little to the left. The trail then ascends to the monastery, where we will be camp.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Trek from Numa La Camp to Baga La Camp 4500m. 7:50 hours trek
We will cross the Num La Pass, which is regularly crossed by the Dolpo-pa traders with their yak trains. Though the trail is frequently used, it can still be confusing under fresh snow. The pass can be reached in four hours and the trail then descends down to the narrow gorge of Chhadka Khola before climbing again to Baga La Camp.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 13: Trek from Baga La Camp to Sanu Bheri 3800m. 5:50 hours trek
The trek begins with a descent to the stream before climbing to reach the Baga La pass. It takes about 3 hrs to reach the pass marked by prayer flags and cairns. From the pass one
can see several snow clad peaks including the Kanjiroba massif. After taking in the view we will make a rather straightforward descent into the deep Sano Bheri Valley.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 14: Trek from Sanu Bheri to Phoksundo Lake 3627m. 3 hours trek
The trail today remains on the right bank of the Sanu Bheri. It is a magnificent trek with wonderful views every step of the way. In some places there are broad meadows and in others the valley teeters along steep hillside. Along the trail we will see Norbu Kang, Kagmara peak and other peaks of Kanjelaruwa.
Overnight stay in tents
Day 15: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Lasa Meadow 4300m. 7 hours trek
From Phoksundo Lake we descend past the spectacular waterfall draining the lake. Leaving the main route we follow the Durjam Khola through the village of Pungmo, to the base of Kagmara Pass. Since crossing the last pass we have entered the verdant side of the Himalayas. Beautiful forests of pine, spruce, hemlock and birch are common in this region.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 16: Trek from Lasa Meadow to Kagmara Phedi 4000m. 5 hours trek
Climb to the summit of Kagmara Pass, than descend the same along Kagmara Glacier to Kagmara Phedi camp.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 17: Trek from Kagmara Phedi to Mauriya Phedi 3100m. 7 hours trek
Today's trek begins with a descent along Garpung Khola to Hurikot and the park boundary. We continue our descent to the Bheri River and then through villages and apple orchards past potato and corn fields before climbing to camp at Mauriya Phedi
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 18: Trek from Mauriya Phedi to Chotra 3009m. 5 hours trek
A steep ascent through forests of pine and oak and across avalanche tracks takes us to Mauriya Pass. Views of the snowy peaks to the north and east are exceptional. From here we make a steep descent through birch, oak and rhododendron forests to Chotra
Overnight stay in tents
Day 19: Trek from Chotra to Jumla 2300m. 6 hours trek
Day 10: Rest day at Dho for acclimatization
Visit monasteries during day trip.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 11: Trek from Dho to Numa La Camp (Shering Gompa) 3982m. 3.50 hours trek
The trail descends the Tila Valley through spruce forests, past barely fields and rice terraces, irrigation works and water driven mills to Jumla, the administrative centre for the region.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 20: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and than fly to Kathmandu
From Jumla fly to Nepalgunj and then fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Free time for individual activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Free time until departure to airport for your forward destination.
Tour End.

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