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Upper Dolpo Trekking

The Upper Dolpo Trekking takes you beyond the land of Himalayas. The land is scattered full of temples, monasteries & gompas. This trekking region is located in the western part of the country. Though being still an untouched one, the region is equally popular for trekkers and adventure lovers.

Upper Dolpo Trekking will boost up your level of enthusiasm. It offers you superb panoramic views of Nepalese mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjirowa and several others. The major attraction of this trek is that to gain access to the upper region of Dolpo, you need to go through all the major places of the region situated in the lower altitudes. This means that along with exploration of the upper attractions of the region, you also get to view the hidden treasures of the lower region as complementary.

Remote but rich in culture villages located at 4,300 meters in the upper Dolpo will let you gain knowledge that were completely unknown to you. There exists people who have preserved the rich kind of cultures and traditions till date. Trekkers who pass through these areas are highly enthused by the remoteness, stunning views of mountain peaks and neighborly friendly local inhabitants. In short, we can say that trekking in Upper Dolpo will take you far away to the land beyond expectations.


Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Airport [1,338m/4,389ft] and transfer to hotel to stay overnight

Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu. Back to hotel and stay

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj [150 m/492 ft]. Overnight in a hotel

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Jumla by flight and trek to Gothichour [2,888 m/9,475 ft]. Overnight camp at Gothichour.

Day 05: Trek from Ghotichour to Napakhola [3,000m/9,842ft]. Overnight at camp

Day 06: Trek from Napakhola- Mauria Lagna crossing to Balasa [3,110m/10,203ft]. Overnight in camp

Day 07: Trek from Balsa to Hurikot [2,835m/9,301ft], Overnight in camp

Day 08: Trek from Hurikot to Kagmara Phedi [4,000m/13,123ft], Overnight in camp

Day 09: Trek from Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara La [5165m/16,945ft] – Pungmo [3,050 m/10,006ft]. Overnight in camp

Day 10: Trek from Pungmo to Phoksundo Lake [3,600m/11,811ft], Overnight in camp

Day 11: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Pine Trees, Overnight in camp

Day 12: Trek from Pine Trees to Gand La Base Camp, Overnight in camp

Day 13: Trek from Gand La Base Camp to Shey Gompa, Overnight in camp

Day 14: Trek from Shey Gompa to Lagmo Che Phedi, Overnight in camp

Day 15: Trek from Lagmo Che Phedi to Kyung La Base Camp, Overnight in camp

Day 16: Trek from Kyung La Base Camp to Tokkyu, Overnight in camp

Day 17: Trek from Tokkyu to Dho, Overnight in camp

Day 18: Trek from Dho to Tarap Khola [3,610m/11,843ft]. Overnight in camp

Day 19: Trek from Tharap Khola Overnight in camp

Day 20: Trek from Tharap Khola to Tarakot [2,700m/8,858ft], Overnight in camp

Day 21: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai [2,100m6,889ft], Overnight in camp

Day 22: Trek from Dunai to Juphal [2,353m/7,719ft], Overnight in camp

Day 23: Fly from Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, hotel

Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu. Hotel overnight.

Day 25:  Final departure to the international airport.


*Note: This is an outline trekking itinerary of Upper Dolpo Trekking, however we would also customize the itinerary as per your request & holiday frame so feel free to Contact Us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email info@mountainnepaltrek.com with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers & domestic flight as per itinerary. (Airport arrival to departure)
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Tea-house/Lodge/Camping accommodation and all meals during the trek (3 meals per day).
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide & porters.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking certificate from our company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd”.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after finished your trekking.
  • All government taxes.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Your international airfares along with taxes & visa fees.
  • Sightseeing entry fees during Kathmandu Valley Tours.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone call, internet, all drinks and bar bill.
  • All personal trekking equipment.
  • Your Travel Insurance. [We request to all our valued clients to bring your complete travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft of or damage your baggage etc.]
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [Your insurance company will pay for the helicopter fee, if you have an insurance including that.
  • Single supplement charges. [If required].
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Airport [1,338m/4,389ft] and transfer to hotel to stay overnight.

Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu. Back to hotel and stay.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj [150 m/492 ft]. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Jumla by flight and trek to Gothichour [2,888 m/9,475 ft]. Overnight camp at Gothichour.

Day 05: Trek from Ghotichour to Napakhola [3,000m/9,842ft]. Overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Napakhola- Mauria Lagna crossing to Balasa [3,110m/10,203ft]. Overnight in camp.

Day 07: Trek from Balsa to Hurikot [2,835m/9,301ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 08: Trek from Hurikot to Kagmara Phedi [4,000m/13,123ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 09: Trek from Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara La [5165m/16,945ft] – Pungmo [3,050 m/10,006ft]. Overnight in camp.

Day 10: Trek from Pungmo to Phoksundo Lake [3,600m/11,811ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 11: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Pine Trees, Overnight in camp.

Day 12: Trek from Pine Trees to Gand La Base Camp, Overnight in camp.

Day 13: Trek from Gand La Base Camp to Shey Gompa, Overnight in camp.

Day 14: Trek from Shey Gompa to Lagmo Che Phedi, Overnight in camp.

Day 15: Trek from Lagmo Che Phedi to Kyung La Base Camp, Overnight in camp.

Day 16: Trek from Kyung La Base Camp to Tokkyu, Overnight in camp.

Day 17: Trek from Tokkyu to Dho, Overnight in camp.

Day 18: Trek from Dho to Tarap Khola [3,610m/11,843ft]. Overnight in camp.

Day 19: Trek from Tharap Khola Overnight in camp.

Day 20: Trek from Tharap Khola to Tarakot [2,700m/8,858ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 21: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai [2,100m6,889ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 22: Trek from Dunai to Juphal [2,353m/7,719ft], Overnight in camp.

Day 23: Fly from Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, hotel.

Day 24: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner. Hotel overnight

Day 25:  Final departure.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking-Aug-2015

I would say this for sure is one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had. Bishnu is such a nice, sweet and well organized person. As a solo female traveler, it's quite a bit nasty to made such decision to trek during the raining season especially after massive earthquake. Luckily I stayed at a nice and decent hotel where I almost could made myself at home, and the building, the places and all the stuff I worried about really didn't effected by the earthquake. Thanks again Bishnu for all of your effort, and hopefully I could go ABC next year or 2017. I'll see you then! 

Chihhan Chang,

Taiwan.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Dec-2014

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Everest Base Camp Trek - Oct-2014

I trekked with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to Everest Base Camp in October-2014. It was my first alone abroad trip but Gold Mountain Nepal Treks made it so easy to me by providing airport pick-up/drove and hotel accommodation as well. The trek was so fantastic along with all the staff of this company. Guides to porters, everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Definitely it would be one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to those who are looking for trekking in Nepal.

Thank you.

Nehal Nasr,

Ismailia, Egypt.

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 25 Days.

Trip Grade: Difficult.

Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and lodges/tea-houses/camps during the trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Transportation: Private vehicle & Local bus as per your request.

Group Size: Min 2 people and Max 15 peoples.

Price: Contact us.