Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary -

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary

The Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek in Nepal is a remote destination that is difficult to access due to limited transportation and expensive trekking permits. Although many people are unaware of it, the Dolpo region is changing rapidly, just like other parts of Nepal. Currently, roads are being constructed in the area, but reaching the main villages of Juphal and Dunai still takes a long time. Opting to explore this northwestern part of Nepal is a wise decision that can offer exciting adventures. The Upper Dolpo Circuit trek awaits you to arrive and explore its many wonders.

About Phoksundu Lake & Detail itinerary

The Shey Phoksundo National Park provides a diversity of spectacular landscapes and ranks among the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Much of the park lies north of the Himalayan crest. Elevations range from 2,130 m (6,990 ft.) in the southeast near Ankhe to (6,883 Meters) (22,582 ft) at the summit of Kanjiroba Hymnal, which lies at the southern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Phoksundo Lake lies at an elevation of 3,660 m (12,010 ft) in the upper reaches of the Suligad River. It is surrounded by glaciers and is famous for its magnificent turquoise color. Near the lake’s outlet is the country’s highest waterfall.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary

Phoksundo Lake is Lower Dolpo Trek: The Langu River drains the high Lower Dolpo plateau located in the northeast of the park. The Suligad and Jugdual Rivers form the southern catchment flowing south into the Thuli Bheri River

The Upper Dolpo trek is difficult and no tea house Lodge: The Upper Dolpo Circuit trek is considered strenuous and is steep and downhill, the passes are more than 5000 meters high altitude. During the high Upper Dolpo trek per day, five to seven hours of walking. Upper Dolpo High Pass is challenging trekking every day at more than 3000 meters high altitude, sometimes no water, and sometimes no comfortable camping places also difficult to find green vegetables. In the Upper Dolpo region, there is no tea house lodge only smaller Tibetan-style homes People are they use Chhang, Champa, potatoes, and Tibetan tea for their daily foods.

High Nangdala Pass’s high altitude is (5,350 Meters) above sea level. It is also known by the name Kang La Pass. You will reach Shey Gompa after crossing the Nagda La pass. In the past, you will have a fantastic view of Mt Kanji Roba and other mountains including a beautiful mountain village.

High pass Jayangtala (5220 Meters) High Jayangta La pass is the last high pass during the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek. It is situated at an elevation of 5,220 meters above sea level. You need to camp at Jayangta La High Camp one night then the next morning you will get to Crosse Jayangta La and reach Dho Trap Jayangta La Pass is not open from November to the end of April.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary

A long 28-day Upper Dolpo circuit trek will take you to one of the most remote regions in Nepal. Dolpo trek is a unique visible place magnificent, and beautiful in Nepal. The Upper Dolpo Circuit trek map is located in the center of west Nepal. The Upper Dolpo distance is hard to match for its surreal beauty and stunning charm with rain-shaded side of the Himalayas views showing dramatic scenery. The Dolpo area has no Lush green hills fed by monsoon but a thrilling hardscape and offers beautiful villages. During your long trek can see a Spectacular Lake authentic Buddhist monastery including wildlife animals Blue sheep, mountain goats, Jackel, and snow leopards. If you are seeking your adventure trip to Nepal please don’t miss the Upper Dolpo trek in Nepal.

There are many reasons why you will enjoy the Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek.

  • 01: We hiked up to Shey Phoksundo Lake at an altitude of 3660).
  • 02: For an otherworldly experience, trek across barren desert scopes.
  • 03: This is the entry point to Shey Phoksundo National Park.
  • 04: Trekking over two high passes: Nangda La (5,350m) 800 Year Shey Gompa monastery, Saldang caravan Hero village, high pass Jayangta La pass (5,220m
  • 05:  Unique flora and fauna of this region.
  • 06: The picturesque landscape of the Upper Himalayas
  • 07: Pristine Buddhist culture and lifestyle.

What you must bring yourself for the Trek: Important that you bring hiking boots with waterproof, other clothing son and snow goggles, Sleeping bag. Tents and mattresses will be provided by the Trekking agency.

Upper and Lower Dolpo Accommodation: Upper Dolpo Circuit trek package trek, you will sleep every day in a tent because there is no tea house lodge only small Tibetan-type houses, You will find only potatoes, Champa, and Radishes. Our camping will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our staff works very hard working for your service.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary

Necessary Trekking Permits for Dolpo Trek: You need one week of Lower Dolpo trek permits, 10 days of Upper Dolpo special Trekking permits, and Fhouksundo national park permits.

Flight Transport for high pass upper Dolpo: You must fly from Kathmandu Nepalgunj, Juphal, Nepalgunj to Kathmandu because the Dolpa region is very far away from Kathmandu

Drinking water for Dolpo Trek: The Dolpo region doesn’t sell plastic mineral water, therefore, you can take boiled water from Camping Cook. A much better idea is to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your country or can buy in Kathmandu.

If you are first time hiking Mountain Trek: Whatever your fitness level, as long as you can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek-hike a few uphills, Nepal Alsace Trek & Expedition will help you to realize your dream of seeing from the Upper Dolpo Circuit.

Food Items for Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek Cost: During the Upper Dolpo Camping trek, you will find typical foods such as Noodles, Rice, Pasta, Potato dishes, fresh vegetables, eggs, and Chicken items same time for dinner and Lunch. Breakfast items Tibetan bread, Pancake, muesli, Porridge, and toast with peanut butter. Honey and jam.

Charging Batterise Service during the Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek: The most of the trekking regions, there is electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod, mobile, and Camera batteries but they charge you an extra money 100 to 400 Nepali rupees per hour.

Upper Dolpo high pass Trek: Doing the Upper Dolpo round trek you walk every day more than 4000 meters. The trek is a challenging trek, not like Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest treks.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek itinerary

When is the best time to plan the Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek: We can do the Phoksundo via the Upper Dolpo circuit from July to October If you wish to book your trip then please make a booking confirmation before the 3 months and forward please your flight details in Kathmandu with arrival and departure date.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek cost

Day Destination Altitude Walking Hour Accommodation
1 Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1300 one hour drive from airport to hotel Hotel in Kathmandu
2 Permit issuing day in Kathmandu. 1300 one hour drive from airport to hotel Hotel in Kathmandu with B& B Service
3 Flight to Nepalgunj 492 0ne hour flight Hotel in Nepalgunj with Dinner
4 Nepalgunj to Juphal flight 2200 2-3-hours tent Camping
5 Extra day Extra day Extra day Tent Camping
6 Dunai to Chhepka 2678 6-hours Tent Camping
7 Chhepka to Amchi Hospital 3100 6-hours Tent Camping
8 Amchi Hospital to Phoksundo Lake 3600 6-hours Tent camping
9 Visit to Lake & Village 3600 3-4-hours Tent camping
10 Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola 3740 5-hours Tent camping
11 Phoksundo Khola to Nangdala Base camp 4717 5-hours Tent camping
12 Nagdala pass and Shey Gompa 4126 6-hours Tent camping
13 Shey Gompa to Num Gaun 4360 6-hours Tent Camping
14 Num Gaun to Saldang 3770 5-hours Tent Camping
15 Rest day 3770 Visit Tent Camping
16 Saldang to Yangzer Gompa 3855 6-hours Tent Camping
17 Yangzer Gompa to Sibu 3942 6-hours Tent Camping
18 Sibu to Jyangtala Base camp 4700 6-hours Tent Camping
19 Jyangtala pass and Tokyu 4240 6-7-hours Tent Camping
20 Tokyu to Dho trap 3944 5-6-hours Tent Camping
21 Dho trap to Kama Kharka 3800 5-6-hours Tent Camping
22 Kama Kharka to Khani Gaun 2550 5-6-hours Tent Camping
23 Khani Gaun to Tarakot 2281 5-6-hours Tent Camping
24 Tarakot to Dunai 2200 5-hours Tent Camping
25 Dunai to Juphal 2502 2-3-hours Tent Camping
26 Juphal to Nepalgunj flight 1300 Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight Hotel in Kathmandu
27 Free day at Kathmandu 1300 Free day Hotel in Kathmandu with B&B Service
28 Departure Day After breakfast drive to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure. Flight out from Nepal At your home

Upper Dolpo circuit trek cost $ 3,377 Per person

cost includes

  • Arrival and departure Transport Car/Van/ Hiace.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 4 Night with bed and breakfast.
  • Dining Tent, Toilet tent, Two Men Tent, Mattress, and Kitchen Equipment.
  • BREAKFAST/ Eggs Items, Toast or Tibetan bread or Pancakes or Chapati, with honey, Jam or butter.or Muesli.Cornflakes with hot Milk.
  • LUNCH/ Nepali Dalbhat, Momo or other (Items).
  • DINNER/ (Soup Items) Vege or Mushroom or Tomato or Chicken or Noodles with papad or popcorn, Dinner, Spaghetti, Sandwich or Chips, Pizza or Macaroni or Chwmen or spring roll.
  • HOT DRINKS/ Balck tea with milk, Black coffee with milk, Lemon tea or hot chocolate.
  • Licenses ‘holder Trekking Guide, Cook and Necessary Porters insurance, food, Salary, and accommodation.
  • Hotel in Nepalgunj 2 Night with dinner.
  • Lower Dolpo Trekking Permit 20: US$ per person.
  • 10 Days Upper Dolpo Special Trekking Permit 500: US$ per person.
  • Dolpo and Annapurna National park Permit.3500 Nepali RS Per person.
  • Official Equipment Such as Fix Rope, Ice screw and Snow bar.
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj Juphal-Kathmandu -470-US$ per person.
  • Lower and Upper Dolpo Trekking Cost Excludes 2587 $ per person
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu

Upper Dolpo Circuit trek cost excludes

  • Your Travel Insurance Policy encase if the accident or high altitude sickness.
  • Your Trekking Equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fee 15 Days 30 US$ and for the 30 Days 50 US$, you can obtain your visa in Kathmandu airport if you have not taken from your country.
  • Soft and hard drinks Such as Beer, Coke, Fanta and Mineral waters.
  • Tips for guide and Porters.
  • We require you 3 Passport size pictures
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What is the temperature in upper Dolpo region?

Daytime normal and during Night 3-12 degree.

Can we do Tea house Lodge trek?

No, you need a guide and porter, and camping gear then a very safe trip for the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek. It is better to book your trip with an agency if something happens then easy to solve any problem and full responsibility from Trekking agency.

What kinds of foods your agency provide?

Chinese, Nepali, Tibetans, Indian and Italian dish with coffee and Tea

How long do we walk per day?

5/7 hours of walking per day.

What documents do we need for the Dolpo permits?

Passport photocopy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months. 2 passport-size photos. Occupation. Home details address. Insurance copy

What equipment do we need for this Upper Dolpa Circuit trek?

Normally, you need to bring with you flowing equipment. +, walking boot If possible Gore tax boot is better. + Warm socks and Gaiters in case of rain or snow. + Day carry bag and Down Jacket over 4,000 meters. + Sleeping bag and others which are not mansions here.

How do we know about mountain Sickness?

Feels like hangover & Feeling not good/ Headache/ Shortness of Breath/ Loss of appetite/ Sleep not good/ vomiting/ fevers etc.

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What is the temperature in upper Dolpo region?

Daytime normal and during Night 3-12 degree.

Can we do Tea house Lodge trek?

No, you need a guide and porter, and camping gear then a very safe trip for the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek. It is better to book your trip with an agency if something happens then easy to solve any problem and full responsibility from Trekking agency.

What kinds of foods your agency provide?

Chinese, Nepali, Tibetans, Indian and Italian dish with coffee and Tea

How long do we walk per day?

5/7 hours of walking per day.

What documents do we need for the Dolpo permits?

Passport photocopy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months. 2 passport-size photos. Occupation. Home details address. Insurance copy

What equipment do we need for this Upper Dolpa Circuit trek?

Normally, you need to bring with you flowing equipment. +, walking boot If possible Gore tax boot is better. + Warm socks and Gaiters in case of rain or snow. + Day carry bag and Down Jacket over 4,000 meters. + Sleeping bag and others which are not mansions here.

How do we know about mountain Sickness?

Feels like hangover & Feeling not good/ Headache/ Shortness of Breath/ Loss of appetite/ Sleep not good/ vomiting/ fevers etc.

Expand/Close
What is the temperature in upper Dolpo region?

Daytime normal and during Night 3-12 degree.

Can we do Tea house Lodge trek?

No, you need a guide and porter, and camping gear then a very safe trip for the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek. It is better to book your trip with an agency if something happens then easy to solve any problem and full responsibility from Trekking agency.

What kinds of foods your agency provide?

Chinese, Nepali, Tibetans, Indian and Italian dish with coffee and Tea

How long do we walk per day?

5/7 hours of walking per day.

What documents do we need for the Dolpo permits?

Passport photocopy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months. 2 passport-size photos. Occupation. Home details address. Insurance copy

What equipment do we need for this Upper Dolpa Circuit trek?

Normally, you need to bring with you flowing equipment. +, walking boot If possible Gore tax boot is better. + Warm socks and Gaiters in case of rain or snow. + Day carry bag and Down Jacket over 4,000 meters. + Sleeping bag and others which are not mansions here.

How do we know about mountain Sickness?

Feels like hangover & Feeling not good/ Headache/ Shortness of Breath/ Loss of appetite/ Sleep not good/ vomiting/ fevers etc.

Expand/Close
What is the temperature in upper Dolpo region?

Daytime normal and during Night 3-12 degree.

Can we do Tea house Lodge trek?

No, you need a guide and porter, and camping gear then a very safe trip for the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek. It is better to book your trip with an agency if something happens then easy to solve any problem and full responsibility from Trekking agency.

What kinds of foods your agency provide?

Chinese, Nepali, Tibetans, Indian and Italian dish with coffee and Tea

How long do we walk per day?

5/7 hours of walking per day.

What documents do we need for the Dolpo permits?

Passport photocopy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months. 2 passport-size photos. Occupation. Home details address. Insurance copy

What equipment do we need for this Upper Dolpa Circuit trek?

Normally, you need to bring with you flowing equipment. +, walking boot If possible Gore tax boot is better. + Warm socks and Gaiters in case of rain or snow. + Day carry bag and Down Jacket over 4,000 meters. + Sleeping bag and others which are not mansions here.

How do we know about mountain Sickness?

Feels like hangover & Feeling not good/ Headache/ Shortness of Breath/ Loss of appetite/ Sleep not good/ vomiting/ fevers etc.

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