Upper Dolpo trek

  • 24 Days
Price per personUS$3999
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 4900
2 - 5 US$ 4400
6 - 10 US$ 4100
11 - 20 US$ 3999
02 August, 2021Or Check Availability
$4900 x 1 guests:
$4900

Total
$4900
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  • Trip Duration24 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude5,360m

Overview

Upper Dolpo Trek is one of Nepal’s most rewarding treks, lies on the mid-western into the hidden valley between Tibet and the Mount Dhaulagiri of Nepal. This trek is perfect for those of us who are willing to manage a two-week or more holiday to explore the authentic mountain lifestyle and trance Himalayan landscape in the remote part of the world.

The Upper Dolpo is undoubtedly one of the best trekking destinations in the Himalayas of Nepal due to the beauty of culture and nature. Despite its astonishing natural and cultural beauty, the Dolpo region has remained off the radar of most of us given its remote location and lack of communications and transportations. This trekking route used to have camped for previous years but now most of this region has a few tea houses to spend a night and eat the foods while trekking. Tents are no longer required unless you don’t want them. This area is one of the restricted areas of the Nepal trekking route. Dolpo is characterized by a semi-arid topography for deep narrow hidden valleys while upper Dolpo, this trek offers a vast arid of rolling semi-desert highlands to walk Where tourist flow is controlled by the government to minimize the environmental and cultural influences.

The Upper Dolpo trek offers rewarding trekking through iconic local villages of the mountain peoples' lush forests and into the high alpine pastures and glaciers at the foot of Kanchenjunga with some of the world’s highest and greatest mountain vistas. Along the way, you’ll also walk through or pass through religious Buddhist and Hindu villages whose culture includes Limbu, Rai, Sherpa, Gurung, and Tibetan origins.

Keep in mind, the trekking trail is a bit narrow and not very smooth as Everest or Annapurna’s trails, and the teahouses in the Upper Dolpo region have very simple basic meals because this route is not as crowded as other treks in Nepal. We will learn something new and different but unique experience into this small piece of heaven. Experience the real Nepal in all its diversity of cultures and landscapes from day one to the last day of the trek.

Our guided Upper Dolpo itinerary starts from the hustling and bustling city of Kathmandu with a thespian short flight to Jhuphal and takes a step through ancient local villages of the Rai, Limbu, Gurung, and Chhetri, trekking routes and where we get the opportunity to spend some of our time with people in local villages in the mountain. Along the way, we will alsocross a few high alpine tranquil beauty lakes including Phoksundo, and cross the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route.

We would welcome you to join us on this amazing trekking experience where you will be part of these majestic Himalayan vistas, prime wildlife habitat, ancient forests, and into the heart of traditional cultures and communities of the Himalayan or remotest part of Nepal.

If you are an inexperienced trekker and looking for easy and cheaper trekking in Nepal then our Short Annapurna Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek - 8 DaysLangtang Valley Trek - 10 Days, or Ruby Valley Trek would be the best option for you.

FULL- BENEFITS

  • Airport pick up and drop off services - (Airport- Hotel- Airport) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company HIKING T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communicating in distance one to another place and that's for a potentially critical situation on the  trek

Highlights

  • Dramatic flight out to Juphal from the capital of Kathmandu
  • A scenic walk through the native land of some of the world's highest mountains
  • Explore the majestic monasteries as it built for long centuries, 
  • Enjoy the views of the Miraculous and landscape
  • Discover the unique lifestyle and culture of the mountain people. 

Itinerary

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  • Hotel
  • 1 hour.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 150 m
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2160 m
  • Tea House
  • 6 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2650 m
  • Hotel
  • 6 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3170 m
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3650
  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3660
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4120
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6-7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6-7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5000 m
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  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3970 m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4400
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4230 m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5-6 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,900m ,
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5170 m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3900 m
  • Tea house
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2600 m
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Tea house
  • 5 hrs
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  • 2160
  • Tea House
  • 3 h
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2570 m
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1350 m

    Trip inclusion

    • Free International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicles 
    • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek.
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
    • A highly experienced helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers or trekking permits 
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
    • Accommodations in Hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and in tea houses Trekking lodges (Tea House) during the trek.
    • Assistant guide group size of 6 pax or above. 
    • A round flight (Kathmandu-Nepaljung -Kathmandu ) and Nepaljung- Juphal- Nepalgunj)
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • All the grouond transportations 
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Alpine Ramble Treks Duffle bag  for trekking to the helper
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes orvat and official Expenses
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
    • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
    • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
    • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
    • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
    • Travel insurance 
    • Tips for guide and porter

     

    Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. Thank you!

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    Dates & Price

    Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Upper Dolpo trek. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as you preferred.

    Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
    14 Sep, 202107 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$3999
    24 Sep, 202117 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$3999
    28 Sep, 202121 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$3999

    Trip Info

    Personal Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

    Health and Fitness requirement

    Dolpo valley trek is a moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from lowland to highland as you are hiking in these areas then you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern about your physical fitness to complete the journey. The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you are hiking up to a higher altitude than you have to be prepared physically and mentally to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth and health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. You Should convince yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could greatly help you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climbing stair case, cycling, swimming and hitting the gym, etc.

    Accommodation during the Trek

    Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in the best hotel basically on 3 stars, on a twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometimes if you are single you get the single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes has fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in the area

    Passport and Visa

    The passport should be a valid passport from the return date with a 6-month prior validity in the Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

    Meals and Drinking Water

    In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have a menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kind of meal as you like to eat from the menu. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by a local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has a well-trained cook basically paying attention to clean, hygienic, fresh, and nice tasty foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of bread, a variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or mineral bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and control plastic pollution as well.

    Trekking Equipment

    What you should carry before your departure on your trip.

    a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag

    b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp, or torchlight

    c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

    d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.

    e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt.

    f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days.

    g. Zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.

    h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resistance.

    i. 1Women swim in dress bathing in Hot spring.

    g. Inner cloths as you need

    Lower Body-Legs.

    a. 1Pair nylon hiking short pants, 1 Pair cotton paints.

    b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

    Feet

    a. 2 Pairs of liner socks, synthetic, 1 Pair of woolen socks worn in the evening, and 1Pair light sport shoes.

    b. Imodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

    c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.

    d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits.

     

    Environment:

    The Dolpo valley trek embraces the entire Dolpo region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you with a blooming spectacular view of the trails along the lower valleys that usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

    Best Season

    The best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) could also be the best option.

    Hotels in Kathmandu

    Alpine Ramble will provide you a standard-level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak & Yeti, Deal Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

    Trip Start Dates and Cost

    Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt. Ltd would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us at [email protected]

    Responsible in Tourism

    Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role below.

    a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs

    b. Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.

    c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish

    d. Please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.