- Chharka Pass
- Ropka Camp Side
- Saldang Monastry
- Muri La Pass
- Local Transport by Yak
- High Mountain Camping side
Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek
- Duration : 28 Days
- Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
- Secondary activity: Nature and Culture
- Group size : Min. 1 pax
- Max-Altitude : 5360m/17585 ft
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private vehicle and Domestic Flight
- Trip starts from: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Tent Camp
- Accomodation: Hotel and Tent Camp
Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek takes us around remote areas of north western Nepal. Trekking around off the beaten path of Dolpo region offers once in a lifetime of adventurous experiences. The major highlights of this adventure Dolpo trekking are , exploring Shey Phoksundo Lake, insights into local lifestyle, culture and traditions untouched from modernization while visiting ancient Shey Gompa and other monasteries, passing through high passes over 5000 meters with excellent views of snow capped Himalayas and overall enthralling experiences that simply can’t be described in words.
We begin our Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek after your arrival at Kathmandu followed by next day’s trekking preparations. Initially, we board a scenic flight from culturally affluent capital city of Kathmandu towards Nepalgunj located in western region of Nepal. Likewise, we catch our second domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal and start trekking towards beautiful Dunai which is also the starting point of this adventurous trek. Gradually ascending through lower altitude valleys of Chhepka and Rechi; we arrive at deepest lake of Nepal, Phoksundo Lake offering plenty of natural exploration opportunities. Further, we ascend through beautiful yet adventurous trekking trails around Doplo region while setting tented forest camp for overnight stay. During our Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek, we push ourselves further to Khang la high camp and popular Shey Gompa before crossing high altitude Khang La pass at an altitude of 5360m above sea level. Shey Gompa is well known ancient monastery offering rich cultural insights into local Buddhism rituals and traditions. Trekking adventurously through unexplored valleys, settlements and visit to beautiful monasteries like Yangjer Gompa, uniquely warm hospitality from local inhabitants, crossing high passes like Muri La, Chharka La, setting up camps at multiple sites, and finally arriving at Jomsom before boarding a flight to Pokhara with another connecting flight that brings us back to Kathmandu. Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek is recommended during the spring and autumn season when the skies are usually clear and temperature is just fine. It would be a perfect vacation for all those trekkers who are looking for adventure trekking in Nepal. If you possess good fitness level with intense passion towards walking and exploring new remote places, and looking for experiencing the true meaning of adventure, then join Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Plan for this trip now. Contact us for booking and further information.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft)
Day 02: Trekking Preparation Day
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(150m/490 ft)
Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2140m/7020ft)
Day 05: Dunai to Chhepka (2838m/9311 ft)
Day 06: Chhepka to Rechi (2940m/9645 ft)
Day 07: Rechi to Phoksundo Lake (3700m/12139 ft)
Day 08: Explore at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Forest Camp (4300m/14107 ft)
Day 10: Phoksundo Forest Camp to Khang La High Camp (5318m/17447 ft)
Day 11: Khang La High Camp to Shey Gompa(4160m/13648ft) via Khang La Pass(5360m/17585 ft)
Day 12: Explore at Shey Gompa
Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namgung (4430m/14534 ft)
Day 14: Namgung to Saldang(3770m/12368ft)
Day 15: Saldang to Yangjer Gompa(3750m/12303ft)
Day 16: Yangjer to Musigoan(4100m/13451 ft)
Day 17: Musigoan to Shimengoan(3870m/12696 ft) via Muri La(5030m/16502 ft)
Day 18: Shimengoan to Tinje(4150m/13615 ft)
Day 19: Tinje to Rapka Camp site (4210m/13812 ft)
Day 20: Rapka Camp Side to Chharka High Camp (5000m/16404 ft)
Day 21: Chharka La High Camp to Chharka Bhot(4110m/13484 ft) via Chharka La(5027m/16492 ft)
Day 22: Chharka Bhot to Newari La High Camp (5120m/16797 ft)
Day 23: Newari La High Camp to Sangda Camp (4190m/13746 ft)
Day 24: Sangda Camp to Last Camp (3710m/12171 ft)
Day 25: Last Camp to Jomsom (2720m/8923 ft) via Kagbeni (2800m/9186 ft)
Day 26: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2960ft)
Day 27: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 28: Farewell Day
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft):
As you arrive at International Terminals of Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our office representative and driven to your hotel. Upon checked in at hotel, enjoy our complimentary drink and enjoy the free time relaxing at cozy room or stroll around tourist hub Thamel area until end of the day.
Day 02: Trekking Preparation Day:
After having our early meal, we start our day with visit to Nepal Mountain Trekkers office at Thamel. After being introduced with our team including trekking leader and director of operations, we head for necessary trekking preparations and getting equipments needed for the trek.
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(150m/490 ft):
Our Adventure Explore Dolpo initiates as we take about an hour domestic flight from Kathmandu to town near Nepal-India border named Nepalgunj. We stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2140m/7020ft):
After having our breakfast at Nepalgunj, we get ready to catch our next flight to Juphal and meet our trekking crew over there. Upon arriving at Juphal, we start our trekking activity towards headquarter of Dolpo, Dunai. Excellent landscapes views with gorges, terraced farming lands are visible on our way. We stay overnight at Dunai.
Day 05: Dunai to Chhepka (2838m/9311 ft):
Today we head towards beautiful village of Dunai crossing several suspension bridges through forested lands. There are few tea houses. We stay overnight at Chhepka.
Day 06: Chhepka to Rechi (2940m/9645 ft):
We wake up early in the morning and head towards Rechi. Making our way through beautiful forests, natural beauty and cultural highlights at isolated villages, we slowly gain altitude above 3300 meters above sea level, overview striking waterfall and finally arrive at Rechi at the end of the day. We stay overnight at Rechi.
Day 07: Rechi to Phoksundo Lake (3700m/12139 ft):
We have our early meal and make a steep downhill through refresh forests, following the trails towards Phoksundo River crossing suspension bridge. We gradually arrive at Shore of Phoksundo Lake which is the deepest lake of Nepal with dimensions of 650m deep, nearly 2000m wide and 5000m long. Exquisite landscapes views is being offered at these heavenly place around Phoksundo Lake.
Day 08: Explore at Phoksundo Lake:
After having our early meal, we start our day strolling around spectacular turquoise Phoksundo Lake. During the day, we go at nearby Ringmo village with Tibetan alike cultures and traditions along with visit to numerous colorful monasteries, Gompas built centuries ago. In this way, we further acknowledge naturally beautiful and culturally rich Phoksundo Lake for a day and also get properly acclimatize our body before pushing ourselves above 4300m altitude.
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Forest Camp (4300m/14107 ft):
We begin our day as we leave Phoksundo Lake and make our way towards forested trails, setup camp at end of the day. It is a popular camping site surrounded by greenery and mix of alpine with tropical vegetation. We stay overnight at forest camp.
Day 10: Phoksundo Forest Camp to Khang La High Camp (5318m/17447 ft):
It will be quite a challenging day today with more than thousand meters altitude gain making our way through steep valley, rock walls located amidst the beautiful surroundings that test our endurance but at the end, it would be quite a rewarding experience.
Day 11: Khang La High Camp to Shey Gompa(4160m/13648ft) via Khang La Pass (5360m/17585 ft):
After approximately three to four hours of uphill trekking at high altitudes, we cross Khanga La pass, the section of which is quite steep and challenging. From top of the pass, splendid natural views are seen. Further we trace our steps downhill towards ancient popular Buddhist monastery of Shey Gompa.
Day 12: Explore at Shey Gompa:
We’ll have an entire day to enjoy Shey Gompa which is also known as the crystal monastery believed to be built in 11th century. It will be an exciting cultural exploration while visiting Shey Gompa or Monastery.
Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namgung (4430m/14534 ft):
Today we trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung which takes approximately seven to eight hours. We trek further east from Shey gompa and across the 5010m Shey La Pass. From here we head north and descend before ascending again to Namgung at an altitude of 4430m. We stay overnight at camp.
Day 14: Namgung to Saldang(3770m/12368ft):
While following our trails to Saldang, today we descend and cross small river streams, passing through several ascends, descends. This place is beautifully scattered between many fields. We do visit some farmlands, witness herds of animals, blue sheep crossing the river, immersing ourselves into the beautiful landscapes and local surroundings. We stay overnight at Saldang.
Day 15: Saldang to Yangjer Gompa(3750m/12303ft):
Today we make our way from Saldang to Yangjer Gompa. Visit to this ancient monastery is an exclusive opportunity to witness the religious and cultural aspects of Tibetan influenced cultures, traditions and rituals. Saldang is a village development committee in Dolpa District in the Karnali Zone of north-western Nepal. Saldang lies in Nankhang Valley, the most populous of the sparsely populated valleys making up the culturally Tibetan region of Dolpo.
Day 16: Yangjer to Musigoan (4100m/13451 ft):
Today we follow the rugged trails form Yangjer to Musigaon around altitude of 4100 m. Overnight camp at Musigaon.
Day 17: Musigoan to Shimengoan (3870m/12696 ft) via Muri La (5030m/16502 ft):
The highlight of today would be cross Muri La pass and arrive at Shimegaon. Visit to these remote villages gives us feeling like we are entering different part of the world. We Stay overnight at Shimengoan.
Day 18: Shimengoan to Tinje(4150m/13615 ft):
Today we leave behind Shimegoan to Tinje. It would be more of downhill trek today. Overnight stay at Tinje.
Day 19: Tinje to Rapka Camp site (4210m/13812 ft):
After having our early meal, we head from Tinje to Rapka camp site. We setup camp at Rapka site for night halt.
Day 20: Rapka Camp Side to Chharka High Camp (5000m/16404 ft):
We will again face the challenges as we ascend above 5000m and arrive at Chharka high Camp. Overnight stay at Chharka high camp.
Day 21: Chharka La High Camp to Chharka Bhot(4110m/13484 ft) via Chharka La(5027m/16492 ft):
It would be quite enduring day today as we move from Chharka La highcamp to Chharka bhot passing through chharka la pass. Overnight stay at Chharka Bhot.
Day 22: Chharka Bhot to Newari La High Camp (5120m/16797 ft):
In the similar way we push ourselves to Newari La High Camp from Chaharka bhot at alluring altitude of 5120 meters above sea level. Overnight stay at Newari La High Camp.
Day 23: Newari La High Camp to Sangda Camp (4190m/13746 ft):
We move towards Newari La High camp to Sangda Camp today. It will be more of downhill trek today. Overnight stay at Sangda Camp.
Day 24: Sangda Camp to Last Camp (3710m/12171 ft):
Today we leave behind Sangda Camp and make our way towards Last Camp. Overnight stay at Last Camp.
Day 25: Last Camp to Jomsom (2720m/8923 ft) via Kagbeni (2800m/9186 ft):
Finally, during the last days of our Adventure Explore Dolpo trek we leave behind our last camp, trek through beautiful deserted lands of Kagbeni and arrive at Jomsom. We stay overnight at Jomsom.
Day 26: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2960ft):
Today we board a short domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Enjoy free activities till end of the day at scenic lake city of Pokhara.
Day 27: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Our Adventure Explore Dolpo Trek comes to an end as we fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu today. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, relax at hotel or simply go for souvenir shopping or stroll around busy streets of Kathmandu. You also get a complimentary spa treatment for relaxation of mind and body at Kathmandu. And enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 28: Farewell Day:
Today will be your final day in Nepal, as we drop you to International Airport for your scheduled international flight towards your onward destination.
- Airport Pick up and drop
- 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
- All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
- Domestic flights
- All camping equipment(Dinning Tent,Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Two men Dom Tent, Chairs, Toilet Pan, Tables)
- An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- TIMS Card and Shey Phoksundo National Parks, Upper Dolpo Special Permit.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- 13% VAT and 10% service charges
- Farewell Dinner
- Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation(s)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Complimentary items offered by Nepal Mountain Trekkers
- Nepal Mountain Trekker t-Shirt and duffel bag with comprehensive trekking map
- Spa treatment for mind and body in Kathmandu after completion of trek
- Farewell treat