The region of Upper Dolpo lies north of the Dhaulagiri Range on the borders of Tibet it has been designated a protected area and Shey-Phoksundo National Park lies within its borders. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake and the Dhauligiri massif are just three of the many rewarding moments on this trek.
Upper Dolpo is mysterious, rugged and remote destination known for its natural beauty and as yet it remains relatively unexplored. Predominately Buddhist in culture and religion there are many ancient monuments and temples to be explored. The area falls within the rain shadow meaning it can be trekked throughout the year . There are some amazing mountain views along the way,on the sides of these mountains Himalayan blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard make their respective homes. Upper Dolpo also contains a huge variety of wild flowers along with an extensive range of birds .Farming in the region is almost impossible as it is difficult to grow any sustainable crop here making life for local people very difficult. They survive mainly by being involved in the salt trade from Tibet a traditional culture that has continued for generations.
Trekking Destination : Shey Gompa (5093m)
Minimum altitude : 3358m
Maximum altitude : 5093m
Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
Season : Spring, Summer & Autumn
Accommodation : Tented camp
Duration : 25 Days
Entry : Juphal
Exit : Juphal
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu a (1345 meters), Welcome at the airport by a W.T.T.T. representative for the transfer to your Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip / overnight hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley / includes visits to many historical and architectural monuments, Temples, Stupas etc
Day 03 : Fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Trek to Chauki (2700m). Overnight at Camp.
Day 05 : Trek to Samduwa. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3600m) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07 : Rest at Phoksundo Lake
Day 08 : Trek Over cross Baga La (5090m) and camp next side. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 : Trek to Numla base camp (5190m. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Chutung Dang (3967m) . Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 : Trek to Chibu Kharka (3915m) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 : Trek to Saldang (4100m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Yang Tsser village (4300m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Karang (4100m. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15 : Trek to Ramanan (4600m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16 : Trek to Samling Gompa (3800m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17 : Trek to Shey Gompa (4500m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 : Rest day at Shey Gompa, visit Chakang Gompa. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4500m) . Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 : Trek to Ringmu (3600m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 21 : Trek to Rachi . Overnight at tented camp.
Day 22 : Trek to Roha village. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 23 : Trek to Juphal. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 24 : Fly back Juphal - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
Day 25: As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly to your next distination.