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Upper Dolpo Trek Via Sangda-La Pass-32 Days

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Upper DolpoTrek via Sangda- La Pass- 32 Days unfolds the unspoiled and less frequented land of mystic beauty in the West- Northern Part of Nepal, where the most residents are Tibetan nomads who follow Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. Featuring famous Shey-Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa and Thasung Gompa in the Shey- Phoksundo National Park, the largest national park of Nepal, Upper Dolpa is a less trampled trekking destination rich in wilderness, flora and fauna in addition to spiritual as well as natural beauty. Himalayan Wild Treks offers the most reasonable Upper Dolpo Trekking Cost, timely updated Upper Dolpo Trekking Map and client-oriented flexible Upper Dolpo Trekking Itinerary. Regarding the cost, there are different agencies and companies offering different prices. Most of the local and International Companies charge between USD $4500 to USD $7000 while Himalayan Wild Treks has set up cost USD $4450 for the same as quality service for costumer satisfaction in reasonable cost has been its one of the most salient ethics.

Upper Dolpo region is Known as Abandoned Kingdom in the barren alpine territory,  situated between Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri Ranges- at far flung northwest Himalayan region of Nepal, it is one of the remotest and least exposed trekking destinations in Nepal. Regarded as an Adventurous Camping Trekking en route to distant alpine wilderness of the Himalayas in Nepal, this trekking offers a superb view of Kanjirowa Range. The inhabitants here are the nomads native to Tibet, who have settled here for over a period of time. As legends articulate, a Buddhist Guru discovered this off-worldly land over 1700 years ago in course of his spiritual quest.

Dolpo Region has remained isolated from the touch of digitized modernity since its complicated topography that got connected to tourism back in 1989 for the first time. Traversing through alpine meadow, valleys and barren hillsides studded with rural settlements of beautiful simplicity makes the trekking stand out. Known as one of the highest human-inhabited land Dolpo has been a long-held stronghold of Buddist and Bon Po religion. A land of mystical and spiritual beauty, Dolpo region is legendary because it owns Phoksundo National Park located at 3611m and covering the 3555km2 of area - storehouse for endangered species of animals like snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep, goral, Tibetan sheep, leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, and black bear in addition to plants like rhododendron, caragana, shrubs, salix, juniper, white Himalayan birch, silver fir, blue pine, hemlock, pine, spruce, cedar, poplar, and mountain bamboo. Phoksudo lake (145m ), the deepest lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake that sits in Phoksudo lake (4.94km2) is the major attraction here. 11th century built Shey Gompa and 800 year old Thasung Gompa are phenomenal assets of the region.

Trail Description 

Upper Dolpo via Sangda-La Pass– 32 Days starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu(1400m) from where a flight to Nepalgunj(130m) is taken and one more flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal(2490m) is mandatory because of the unavailability of the direct flight to Juphal. The trail then winds through Sulighat(2075m), Chhepka(2675m), Amchi Hospital(3110m) Ringmo Gaon(3725m) where trekkers pay a visit to Phoksundo lake and retrace to Ringmo Gaon. Traversing ahead, the trail continues to Chabluk Phu (3625m), Ngonda La Base Camp (4625m) and Shey-Gompa (4375m). From Shey- Gompa, the route meanders through Namgung (4430m), Saldang (3980m), en route to Khoma Gaon (4100m). Proceeding continually, the trail then leads through Mendo (4000m), Kinkyu (4110m) , Rapka(4535m), Chhakra Bhot(4110m) , Norbolung(4750m), Mlum Sumdo(4860m), Sangda Phedi(5100m), Sangda Village (3710m), Phalyak (3175), en route to Jomsom (2724m) where the trekking formally ends before taking flight back to Kathmandu.

Himalayan Wild Treks Pvt. Ltd is one of the prominent trekking agencies in Nepal with group of experienced and committed professionals. Do grant us opportunity to be a mediator in your life time adventure for Upper Dolpo Trek  via Sangda-La pass 32 Days.


Itinerary for Upper Dolpo Trek Via Sangla-Pass
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 130m
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 2490m
Day 5: Trek from Juphal to Sulighat 2075m
Day 6: Trek from Sulighat to Chhepka 2675m
Day 7: Trek from Chhepka to Amchi Hospital 3110m
Day 8: Trek from Amchi Hospital to Ringmo Gaon (Phoksundo Lake) 3725m
Day 9: Ringmo Gaon (Village)
Day 10: Trek from Ringmo Gaon to Chabluk Phu 3625m
Day 11: Trek from Chabluk Phu to Ngongda La Base Camp (Snowfields Camp) 4625m
Day 12: Trek from Ngongda La Base Camp to Shey Gompa 4375m
Day 13: Shey Gompa
Day 14: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung 4430m
Day 15: Trek from Namgung to Saldang 3980m
Day 16: Saldang Village
Day 17: Trek from Saldang to Khomagaon 4100m
Day 18: Trek from Khomagaon to Mendo 4000m
Day 19: Trek from Mendo to Tinkyu (Thinje) 4110m
Day 20: Tinkyu (Thinje)
Day 21: Trek from Thinje to Rapka 4535m
Day 22: Trek from Rapka to Chharka Bhot 4110m
Day 23: Chharka Bhot
Day 24: Trek from Chharka Bhot to Norbulung 4750m
Day 25: Trek from Norbulung to Molum Sumdo 4860m
Day 26: Trek from Molum Sumdo to Sangda Phedi 5100m via Sangda-La Pass
Day 27: Trek from Sangda Phedi to Sangda Village 3710mm
Day 28: Trek from Sangda Village to Phalyak 3175m
Day 29: Trek from Phalyak to Jomsom 2724m
Day 30: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara & afternoon flight back to Kathmandu
Day 31: Buffer Day in case of flight delayed and cancelled and Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 32: Final Departure from Kathmandu


Upper Dolpo Trek via Sangala Pass– 32 Days Highlights
The commencement of the trek is with a brief sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu that is followed by a scenic flight to Nepalgunj and Juphal. This trekking destination being remotest one in the West- Northern Nepal offers the insight to diverse wildlife, rugged landscape and Buddhist and Bon Po lifestyle. Shey-Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal is situated surrounded by verdant forest in the tranquil atmosphere within Shey-Phoksundo National Park, which is a wildlife galore. The most endangered species of wildlife continues to exist here in abundance. Ancient Shey-Gompa near Shey-Phoksundo Lake has been a unique tourist attraction since its touristic recognition. The highland monasteries, high passes through serrated landform studded with alpine vegetation, valleys, settlements and waterfalls make the trail literally phenomenal. Dolpo has long been isolated as a forbidden land before Nepal endorsed it as a tourist destination in 1989.

 

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Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

✅ALL Camping equipment during the trekking
✅ Domestic flights all round  
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Cold Drinks and Alcohol
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver

 

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

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Duration: 32 Days
Seasons : June/ July / August/ September
Type: Moderate / challenging
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 05-15
Starts From : Juphal
Ends at : Jomsom

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