Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking is a complete circuit trek consisting lower Dolpo and upper Dolpo, some parts Mustang Annapurna which finally ends in Jomsom. Dolpo region and Mustang are resembled in culture, nature and life style.  Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking can brings lifetime experience of mountain life. This is one of the most adventurous trekking in Nepal.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trekking offer limitless beauty of nature, forest, scenario, wild life and many other things that still yet to be discovered. Trekkers can feel the rhythm of Chotens, Buddhist prayer spots, blue sheep, snow leopard, Rabbit and Marmot in Shey Phoksundo National park.

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Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking

28 Days

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Trip ID:
Start Location:
End Location:
Camping & Lodge
Primary Activities:
Other Activities:
Hiking, Sight Seeing, Cultural Program, Photography
Active Level:
Moderate to Adventurous

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

  • Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so feel free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even organize it according to your buget and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.


August 17, 2014

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Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking is a complete circuit trek consisting lower Dolpo and upper Dolpo, some parts Mustang Annapurna which finally ends in Jomsom. Dolpo region and Mustang are resembled in culture, nature and life style.  Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking can brings lifetime experience of mountain life. This is one of the most adventurous trekking in Nepal.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trekking offer limitless beauty of nature, forest, scenario, wild life and many other things that still yet to be discovered. Trekkers can feel the rhythm of Chotens, Buddhist prayer spots, blue sheep, snow leopard, Rabbit and Marmot in Shey Phoksundo National park.

Details Itinerary

Day 01/02: Arrival and visit to Kathmandu valley:

First two day we spend our time in Kathmandu, this includes the pickup from Tribhuwan International Airport on first day and local place sightseeing on second day. You will be informed about the trekking details and meet up with our Guides. We provide breakfast only in first two day.

Place to visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Durbar Square, Monkey Temple and BauddhaNath Stupas.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj:

We take possible flight to Nepalgunj which takes around 40 minute. We spend our day visiting local places and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Fly to Juphal:

40 minute flight to Juphal and then we trek to Dunai. We spend some times exploring the Dunai. We spend our night here at tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Chepka – approx. 7 hours

Our first and experienced trek starts from here. We cross the big steel suspension bridge and follows to west where we find hospital. We walk along the bank of the Thulo Bheri follows the new trails north up the east bank of Suli Gaad. On the way to Chepka, we pass through the Kal Rupi followed by Raktang, rough stone houses of Jyalhasa (wintering spot for the people of Ringmo), Ankhe Khola and army national park at Ankhe, Rahagaon and Parela. Chepka is inhabited by three brothers and consist of interconnected shops, rakshi stall and lodges. We spend our night here at tented camp; trekkers will get some time to explore the place.

Day 06: Trek to Renje – approx. 6 hours

We start trek to new trail which lies near the river, climbing over a small ridge. We walk alongside the river where the trail is consisting of collection of rocks and sticks forming a dyke. We continue to our new point through forests of firs and larches. Ultimately we reach to Renje, a small village having just only nine houses on the opposite side of river. We spend overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Ringmo – approx. 7 hours

Today we trek to Suli Gaad valley followed by Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa, Palam (winter settlement used by people of Ringmo) and ultimately reaching to the Ringmo village. The houses in this region are almost buried and sandy soil. Just below the Ringmo, we cross a bridge and move north trail to the ranger station at Phoksundo Lake. We walk to the shores of the lake where Phoksundo Khola flows out of the lake. We spend our overnight at tented camp.

Note: During our entrance to the park, tickets will be checked and baggage will be inspected for drugs and stolen art objects.

Day 08: Rest day and exploration

We spend our whole day at lakeside exploring the different places. We walk to the trail which leads to the white Pal Sentan Thansoon Chholing gompa, a ramshackle Bon-po gompa overlooking the lake that is said have been built 60 generation ago. There are also five other private gompas in various houses of small monastic community near the lake. With a small donation to the ragtag collection dirty monks, you will get entrance to the Gompas.

Day 09: Trek to Chunemba – approx. 6 hours

The trail starts from the southern end of Phoksundo Lake through a rocky ledge. We pass to the stream, glacier descending from the upper slopes of Kanjeralwa. Latter we follow to the wide valley and an indistinct trail through thorn bushes and scrub trees. We spend our night at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Lar Tsa – approx. 6 hours

We walk ahead through a glacial valley lying on north side. We cross to the east bank of Phoksundo khola following to Kang Gompa, from where we can see spectacular mountain views with Shey Shikar and Kang Chunne. We continue walking through descend rocky trail to Lar Tsa where we stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Mendok Ding – approx. 3 hours

We make our way to grassy ridge to a crest after crossing a new bridge. Then we descend gently to the Mendok Ding, a flower valley. We climb alongside a stream to a campsite where we can see herds of blue sheep above the camp. We spend overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Shey Gompa – approx. 8 hours

We continue our trail to reach upper part of the Phoksundo Khola and we move to north towards the peak of Riwa Drugdra (Crystal Mountain). We have multiple trails here to move on. We can either choose scenic pilgrim route across the Sehu La to west of crustal mountain or Dolma trail to the north. We continue walk to the Tar valley through grassy slopes followed by Tsakang, ultimately reaching to our final destination, Shey gompa.

Day 13: Rest day and exploration

We spend our day in Shey gompa, exploring the local nature, culture and life style. We cross the river on log bridge and climb over a big chorten to reach Shey Gompa coumpound which lies at 4390m. The gompa has no much beauty but it is said that it was built around 800 years ago. Here you can find the stutues on altar which are of Guru Rimpoce, Sakyamuni and Milarepa.

Day 14: Trek to Namgung – approx. 7 hours

We move to our new destination Namgung through Shey La. We spend our night here at tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Karang – approx. 6 hours

We walk across the high above the Namgung Khola and move to the Karang. It takes 6 hours walk to reach our destination.

Day 16: Trek to Mugaon – approx. 7 hours

We descend to the Torak Sumdo and cross to the northern bank followed by climb to Yanger Gompa and trek alongside the river side valley name as Mugaon.

Day 17: Trek to Shimen – approx. 8 hours

We walk up toward the Mushi La and then descend toward Shimen village. There is good camp site where we spend our overnight.

Day 18: Trek to Tinje – approx. 8 hours

We descend down to Shimen village, and then long trek to upriver through Pha and finally reaching to the Tinje. Here we can also find airport. We spend our night here at tented camp.

Day 19: Trek to Rakpa – approx. 8 hours

Our walk will continue to the high route leading to the Tarap from where we head to the southward on the bank of river at Rakpa.

Day 20: Trek to Chharka – approx. 8 hours

It is a long day climb to the new destination, Chharka La, followed by descending alongside of the valley. Then we move to the small village Chharka which lies on the bank of Barbung Khola.

Day 21: Trek to Norbulung – approx. 7 hours

We again trek down to a river following the right fork, climbing in and out of side valleys. The valley narrows and emerges into a big meadow and climb to Norbulung. We spend our night at Norbulung.

Day 22: Trek to Sangda Phedi – approx. 8 hours

We trek to a yak pasture at Molum Sumna and to a crest. Following our trail to the long traverse cross meadows, we reach to the base of the Sangda La. From here we climp up to the camp site.

Day 23: Trek to Sangda – approx. 8 hours

We move to the lower Sangda La and descend through loose shale towards the village of Sangda Ghunsa. We continue walk to Chalung Khola, climb steep up opposite bank and again descend to the compact settlement of Sangda.

Day 24: Trek to Dhagajun – approx. 8 hours

There is hill behind the Sangda, we climb this hill making a high traverse, crossing nine ridges to the final crest. Then we descend to the Kali Gandaki valley followed by camp site Dhargarjun.

Day 25: Trek to Jomsom – approx. 6 hours

We trek to a ridge make final descent to a most challenging trail of loose rocks. After a 6 hours walk we reach to our destination, Jomson. From here we can either return back to Pokhara by flight or we could go for another package, Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Day 26: Early flight to Pokhara

We have an early flight to Pokhara, we get plenty of time in Pokhara to visit local place. If you interested, we can manage Pokhara sightseeing of important places such as David’s Fall, Gupteswor Cave, Seti Jorge and so on. We spend overnight at Hotel.

Day 27: Back to Kathmandu

We either fly or drive back to Kathmandu. It is depend on your package plan. So don’t forget to ask about transportation. We spend overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel. You will get enough time for shopping and local visit.

Note: You can make another activities plan in Kathmandu, such as Bungee Jumping, Peak Climbing, Chitwan Jungle safari, rafting and other activities.

Day 28: Transfer to Airport

Depending upon your flight schedule, we will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport for you final departure.

Full Board Package Service Details:

Cost Includes:

  1. KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace.
  2. Welcome and Farewell Dinner with Nepali Cultural Dance show.
  3. Accommodations Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu at 3 to 4 Star hotel.
  4. All kind of meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with accommodation.(accept desert item)
  5. Round trip Land and Air Transportation as per the destination and itinerary.
  6. English Speaking experienced Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder), one extra assistant trek leader for above 8 pax group. 1 porter for 2 person basis (Carry max. 25 Kgs per porter) during the trek.
  7. All official document process charges including Trek Permit,Restricted permit, TIMS card & any required permits or Official Documentation for trekking.
  8. Insurance, Transportation, Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges for Porters and Guides during the trek
  9. One day sight seeing of Kathmandu valley.
    Note: Entrance fees are included with this package.
  10. Down Jacket, sleeping bag, Osho World Adventure trekking kit bag/duffel bag, First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only), T-shirt and Trekking maps.
    Note: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag and Trekking Kit Bag/Duffel Bag must be returned to the company after completing the trekking.
  11. Emergency helicopter rescue and evacuation coordination service (This is only in case of emergencies, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter evacuation charge- US$ 2500 per/Hour if necessary. So all our valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary Travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  12. One day free Yoga & Meditation Course in Kathmandu.
  13. Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.

Cost Excludes:

  1. International Airfare to and from your country
  2. Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  3. Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  4. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant.
  5. Extra accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early return from trekking than schedule itinerary.
  6. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  7. Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delay, health problems and helicopter rescue in Trek. Expenses beyond our control.
  8. Personal expenses, such as the phone calls, laundry service, internet, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, etc.
  9. Any other cost, which is not mentioned above.
  10. Tips for staff

Note: Extra single Supplementary charge (upto $250) is applicable if Guest does not have wish to share room together or in the case if no one wants to share room together or he/she prefer to have single room.

Note: Trip Certificate will be given to all our valuable guests as a memento.

If you would like to accommodate yourself at your own preferable Luxury or Budget hotels in Kathmandu city, please kindly write to us hotel name, so we can update accordingly.

Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking is a complete circuit trek consisting lower Dolpo and upper Dolpo, some parts Mustang Annapurna which finally ends in Jomsom. Dolpo region and Mustang are resembled in culture, nature and life style.  Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking can brings lifetime experience of mountain life. This is one of the most adventurous trekking in Nepal.

Upper Dolpo Circuit trekking offer limitless beauty of nature, forest, scenario, wild life and many other things that still yet to be discovered. Trekkers can feel the rhythm of Chotens, Buddhist prayer spots, blue sheep, snow leopard, Rabbit and Marmot in Shey Phoksundo National park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best seasons for trekking?

The best seasons to trek in Himalayas of Nepal between Autumn and Spring. You can also enjoy Nepali main festival like Dashain and Tihar.  You can also have trekking in other season but you could expect difficult weather situation.

Do I need an experience for Trekking in Nepal?

Normally trekking in Nepal is suitable for those who can walk 5-6 hours in day with light weight rucksack. And for adventurous trekking, you must have experience of moderate trekking. And physical fitness is must necessary for trekking.

Do you have airport pick facilities?

Yes! We have free airport pick up and drop facilities with every booked package with us. You just need to inform us time and date of arrival during the booking.

What type accommodation can I expect in Trekking in Nepal?

There are three types of accommodation in Nepal depending upon the destination. Lodge or tea house accommodations with basic standard are available in popular trekking trail. And many trail lack lodges and tea house will have homestay or camping style accommodations with expert cooks.

What kind of food can I expect during the trekking?

Basic standard but delicious food will be available during the trek. Mostly vegetarian style foods can be expected where lodges or tea houses are available. In camping style trekking, our expert and professional cook will help you.

Note: You must have your breakfast, lunch or dinner where you spend overnight.

Who will be our guides during the trek?

You guide will be English talking local Nepali. We can also provide specific language talking guide for you such as Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French or Italian. All guides are well trained and government authorized which includes Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin.

What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?

We provide sleeping bags, down jackets for the Lodge to Lodge trek (Teahouse) and tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment (all of the highest quality) during the Camping Treks. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.

How much extra money do I need per day?

You need to allocate 10$-15$ per day for Lunch or Dinner during stay at Kathmandu or Pokhara. During trekking depending upon a destination, you need 20$-40$ per day for Lunch and Dinner. It also depends on your spending habits.

Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?

Yes! Our staffs such as guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters are fully equipped. We are connected with each other and believe in team work.  We protect and advocates for the rights of all our staffs and they are fully insured.

Can I add extra days to my trip?

Sure!!! You can add another extra days during the trekking. We can arrange to extend the trekking days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, and accommodation along trekking.

What does grading (Easy, Moderate, Adventurous, Challenging) means?

“Grading” is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. We have four grade of trekking in Nepal i.e. Easy, Moderate, Adventurous and Challenging- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order.

Easy Treks

No previous trek experience and any physical preparation are required to attempt this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m.

Moderate Treks

Moderate Treks need at least 6-7 hours of daily walking every day which crosses 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders.

Adventurous Treks

Adventurous treks required previous trekking experience and technical knowledge. Besides this 6-7 hours walking through rough trails and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m.

Challenging Treks

These are long days trekking with long hours challenging walks passing through high altitude above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition.

What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness which generally occurs when people ascend too quickly in altitudes of over 3000 m. Altitude sickness is the major problem when you are trekking in Nepal. And it is really necessary for you to study the causes, symptoms and treatment of the attitude sickness before trekking and climbing in Nepal. Average of three peoples per year dies due to the Altitude sickness.

While trekking and climbing in Nepal it is necessary adjust your schedule for trekking in above 3.000 meters. It is better if you climb no more than 400 meters per day when you are climbing above 3000 meters. If you fail to allow time for adaptation, you may develop the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You can easily care it with a day’s rest or if ignored can lead to death. So before trekking in Nepal especially in higher altitude, basic awareness of AMS is necessary for safe trek.

What happens if there’s an emergency?

Generally, you are not likely to face any emergency but if the situation goes serious, then you can send word to the nearby village with radio service for a helicopter evacuation. It can cost you up to $1500-$2500 (even more depending upon the situation) for a helicopter evacuation and it requires a guarantee of payment before the helicopter takes off. If you register with your embassy, then this process can be done in great speed. However, if the case is not so serious, then you can find some health posts or air field for check-up. So, we recommend you to have necessary travel insurance which can cover all those expenses.

Is there an emergency contact number?

Yes. You can dial on 9751000991 anytime from anywhere. If you are using international number you need to put our country code 00977 or if you are dialing from local number in Kathmandu, doesn’t need to put any code.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is very difficult thing to determine. We have seen everything from 10USD to 500 USD per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

How can I book my trip in advance?

If you are traveling in high tourist season i.e. between October to November and March to April, you have to book the tour six to ten months before. Because of the limitation of the infrastructure in tourism industry in Nepal , you are asked to book the trip in advance.

What is the mode of payment?

We accept major credit cards such as VISA, Master and American Express. You can use any of above credit card to pay us. You can also pay us either by Western Union Money Transfer or PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

I want to extend my trip any recommendation?

Yes! Just let us know your interest; we can customize package according to your need. You can have other activities such as Mountain Flight which will cost $176 for 1 Hour flight,raftingexpeditionbird watching tours, jungle safari and many other adventurous activities in Nepal.

Note: If you have more questions in your mind, just drop us e-mail or contact us. We will shortly reply you with all information that you need.

Route Map coming soon………