Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek: 26 days

  •   Duration: 26Days
  •   Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing Tours
  •   Country: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade:
  •  Group size: 1-50
  •  Max Elevation: 5400m.
  •  Difficulty:Moderate to Strenuous
  •   Departure City: Kathmandu
  •  Trip style: Camping Trek
  •   Price:Price on request
  •  Best Season: March - May and Sept – Dec

Holiday Overview

      Upper Dolpo Trek is a remote trekking and an ancient land of Buddhist This is isolated region and it was opened for the outsiders only in 1990s. It is the settlement of Buddhist religious groups,it is very rich in its natural beauty, Buddhist culture, tradition, and they have unique lifestyle.

     Dolpo is located inside the Shey Phoksumdo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Northside of the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche created Dolpo.

     In this trek explore the natural beauty, the herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monastery–Phoksundo Gumpa, monuments, well-preserved eco-system which is home to a number of flora and fauna like Blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and many more, you will have magnificent views of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif Annapurna.

     It is restricted area of this region from Shey to Lo Monthang. Shey Gompa, which is popularly known as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo.Its a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by hundreds of pilgrims each year.

     We  need to have a special permit for  this route. The Tibetan culture is one of the attractions of this area, which is unique in terms of language, culture, lifestyles ,landscape.In this route across the cross three high passes, Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Shey La of 5000 m and Jeng La of 5110 m.

     This route also most loved trekking destinations in Nepal.This trek begins with a 1hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj to Juphal and continue to excursion around upper Dolpa and having magnificent views of Mountains,landscape,explore their culture,lifestyle.we have to take special permit and cost US$ 500 per person for 10 days.

     If you go more than 10 days, then you have to pay additional US$50 per person, per day.In  Dolpo about 5000 people who still practice Pre Buddhist Bon Po religion.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day Sightseeing in Katmandu city with cultural tour guide. Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour. overnight in Nepalgunj Hotel.
Day 04: In the morning flight Nepalgunj – Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek to Dunai (2150m). 4-hour walk
Day 05: Dunai – Ankhe (2660m)  6 hours walk.
Day 06: Ankhe – Sumdo (3100m)  5 hours walk.
Day 07: Sumdo – Ringmo Phoksindo (3728m)  4 hours walk.
Day 08: Ringmo phokshindo rest day for acclimatization’s.
Day 09: Phoksudundo – North campo Dolpo over night.(4000m.)
Day 10: North Camp / Gandla Là (5250m.)
Day 11: Gandla Là/Shey (4750m.)
Day 12: Shey/Namgung (4950m.)
Day 13: Namgung/Saldang (4650m.)
Day 14: Saldang/Yangjir(3965m.)
Day 15: Yangtsher Gumba/Shimen (4250m.)
Day 16: Shimen / Tingkyu-Kehengchu.Rivar side camp. (4694m.)
Day 17: Kehengchu /Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 18: Charkhala phedi /Charkhala passes 5035m and charkha village 4050m 6 hours.
Day 19: Chharkha village /Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 20:Yak Kharka /Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 21: Bhery Kharka / Thula 5400m & 6 1/2 hours / after Sangdala pass (4295m.) Sangda phedi 8 hours.
Day 22: Sangda phedi /Dangar Jung village (3560m.) About 6 1/2 hours.
Day 23: Dangar Jung / Jomsom 4 hours.
Day 24: Jomsom -Jomsom Pokhara fly 25 minute to pokhara and by car to kathmandu about 6 hours drive.


Day 25: Reserve day in Kathmandu.

Day 26: Trip end. Final departure transfer to airport


  • Rara and shey Phoksundo trekking is together possible to do and takes 30 days

Important Note :

  • If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.

What is included?

  •  Airport pick up drop by private or public vehicles according to the standard of services
  •  Welcome dinner in the Kathmandu.
  •  3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with cultural tour guide
  •  Entrance fees for various sight seeing
  •  One night accommodation in Nepaljung at hotel.
  •  Air fare KTM - Nepalgunj-Juphal - jomsom-pokhara.
  •  All trekking permit fees and government taxes
  •  shey phoksundo national park entry fees
  •  All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, mattress and pillow.
  •  All meals (breakfast, Lunch, dinner prepared by our own cook) & tea, coffee, chocolate during the trek.
  •  All trek staff guide, Sherpa, cook, including porter support & their insurance.
  •  A highly experienced, friendly English speaking guide daily allowances and Insurance
  •  Porter daily allowances and Insurance (1 porter between two person basis) Max.30 kg.
  •  Assistant guide for group above 4 person
  •  All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  •  All government and local taxes
  • All ground transportation
  •  Fare well dinner in Kathmandu
  • Departure to Airport.

What is not included?

  •  Lunch and dinner during stay in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  •  Personal expenses, Personal equipments and Sleeping Bag
  •  All kind of beverage including mineral water, hot water and alcoholic drink
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International air fare
  •  Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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