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Uper Dolpa Camping Trek 16 Days

  Dolpa is one of the most interesting trekking destinations of Nepal for many reasons.First of all,with an area of 7,889sq kilometers,it is the largest district of Nepal,and yet one of the most sparsely populated.its topogrsphy is very interesting.it contains the depest lake of Nepal,Lake Phuksundo,which also happens to be the depest lake of hight altitude in the world.Dolpo is one of the few Nepali districts that is behind the himalaya mountains,due to which it gets very little rain.hence,most of the hills are bare with little vegetation.Harsh weather combined with hihgt hills makes this area one of the most inhospitable in Nepal.and yet the barren and majestic hills lend it a rare beauty that is absolutely mesmerizing.the months of March to September are good for embarking on this treks.After september,it starts snowing heavily,and trekking is possible only with heavy duty equiomennts.From November it is completely impassable.the best time is from March to May,as may rain in june and july.

Flora and Fauna

   Upper Dolpo region is full of rare herbs and wild animals.Lucy tourists can sight blue sheep,ghoral and even cheetahs,and many other species of wild animals.also the forest of upper Dolpo are home to rare plants like Yarsagumba,Jatamasi,Panchauule,Chimailo,and many others..

Yarsagumba

  Upper Dolpa is one of the few remaining sources of Yarsagumba an exotic half plant,half animal that is considered a powerful aphrodisiac.Every year in may to june ,the Shey Pkoksundo National Park opens its door to the seekers of Yarsagumba.Local villagers travel in droves to great heights to seek this elusive plant that is found only in hight altitudes under specificweather conditions.at a diminutive six inches.the Yarsagumba is hard to spot on ground for anyone but local experts.even the locals have to endure tough hardships of high altitude,cold,and harsh topography to reap the Yarsagumba in its prime condition.they then sell it to local dealers at up to Rs 1500 per piece.the economy fo Dolpo leans heavily on Yarsagumba called simply "The insert"by locals and "Himalayan Viagra"by its enthusiasts.in July August ,droves of local traders can be found collecting Yarsagumba from villagers,and taking it over to China or Kathmandu for sale.

  Communication

    Travelers may lose communication at many stretches of the journey.Satellite phones work in any places,but are expensive.phone networks which are popular in other parts of the country do not work well here.(NCEL SIM CARD) works in big towns like Dunai and Khalanga,but not yet smaller villages.(NAMASTE SIM CARD) is only available at khalanga and Dunai( HELLO  NEPAL) is the most popular network and works in some of the larger Settlements like Saldang,Chharka Boot and other many villages HELLO  NEPAL tower are beig constructed in Tinje,Dho Taraf,Chharka,Kagkot,Mukot,and other many places too (SKY NEPAL) is the second most popular phone networks in Upper Dolpa area

High Altitude

Any height more than 3,000 meters above sea level is considered to be high altitude, during Dolpa Treks,travelers frequentlygo above 3,000 meters and there are several high passes of more than 5,000 meter.Hence travelers should be well prepared for altitude sickness.Tgough anything abnormal that happens above 3,000 meters is considered altitude sickness,some of the common symptoms are listed below

  • Headache
  • Difficult in Breathing
  • Disinterest in Food
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Anger/Irritation
  • Body aches
  • Slurred Speech

Travellers should cary enough water,Food and Medicines to alleviate allitude sickness

 

 

DAY1:FLY TO NEPALGUNJ SAME DAY FLY TO DUNAI

 

DAY2: DUNAI TO CHEKPA (2,491M) 6 HOURS

 

DAY3:CHEKPA TO CHUNUWAR (3,130M) 5.5 HRS WALKING

 

DAY4:CHUNUWAR TO RINGMO (3,647M) 3 HOURS

 

DAY5:RINMO TO RUKTANG (3,592M) 7 HOURS WALKING

 

DAY6:RUKTANG TO BASE CAMP (4,677M) 6 HOURS

 

DAY7:BASE CAMP TO SHEY GUMBA (4,365M) 7 HOURS

 

DAY8:SHEY GUMBA TO SALDANG (4,085M) 11 HOURS

 

DAY9:SALDANG TO RHAKYO (4,151M) 6.5 HOURS

 

DAY10:RHAKYO TO HIGHT CAMP (4,850M) 6 HOURS

 

DAY11: HIGHT CAMP TO DHO TARAP (4,090M) 6 HOURS

 

DAY12:DHO TARAP TO TANGUM (3,586M) 8 HOURS

 

DAY13:TANGUM TO LASHIKYAP (2,718M) 7 HOURS

 

DAY14: LASHIKYAP TO DUNAI (2,095M)  8 HOURS

 

DAY15:DUNAI TO JUPHAL AIRPORT (2,250M)  4 HOURS

 

DAY16: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

 

DAY17:SPARE DAY IN KATHMANDU

 

DAY18:DEPARTURE TO HOME

PRICES INCLUDES(✅)

1. ARRIVALS AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL BY THE TOURIST BUS OR PRIVATE VEHICALS.

2. TWO NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN 3 STAR CATORIZED HOTEL IN KATHMANDU.

3. TRIP BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT CHECK.

4. MOUNTAIN SCENERY TREKS AND EXPEDITION /DUFFLE BAG,TSHIRT AND TREKKING MAP.

5. WELCOME DINNER WITH NEPAL CULTURAL SHOW.

6. ONE DAY KATHMANDU CITY SIGHT SCENE.

 7. TRANSPORT TO DOMESTIC AIRPORT TO (KTM/NEPALGUNJ/DUNAI/) AIRFARE DUNAI/NEPALGUNJ/KTM RETURN AIRFARE

8. GOVERNMENT LICENCE HOLDER TREKKING GUIDE

9. ALL MEAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND TEA, COFFEE , COOKING BY MOUNTAIN SCENERY TREKS AND EXPEDITION COOK /DESERT AFTER DINNER/HOTWATER.

10. STAFF EXPENSES

  • ALL STAFFS MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY RESQUE INSURANCES DURING THE TRIP.
  • ALL STAFF FOODS.
  • POTTER WAGES.
  • GUIDE WAGES.
  • POTTER EQUIPMENT.
  • KITCHEN UTENSILS.
  • NECESSERY HIGH ALTITUDE FOOD , MOUNTAIN FOOD,DRY FOOD.
  • MEMBER TENT,STAFF TENT,KITCHEN TENT,DIENING TENT,TOILET TENT AND SHOWER TENT
  • SHOLAR PANNEL FOR LIGHT AND CHARGING
  • DIENING CHAIR

11. PAPER WORK

  • NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE.
  • MUNICIPALITY CHARGE.
  • TIMS CARD FEE.
  • ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES.

12. SATELLITE PHONE   , INCASE OUT THE COVERGE OF NETWORK.

13. LAST DAY DINNER IN DUNAI WITH ALL INVOLVED STAFFS.

14. WEATHER FORECAST INFORMATION DURING THE TREKKING PERIOD.

15. FLY BACK TO KTM/FAREWELL DINNER AT THE SAME DAY.

16. DEPARTURE TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOME.

COST EXCLUDES(❎)

1. LUNCH AND DINNER IN KATHMANDU EXCEPT WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNER.

2. BOTH WAY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AIR-FARE.

3. PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE AND EMERGENCY RESQUE INSURANCE.

4. NEPAL ENTRY VISA FREE.

5. ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES.

6. FILMING PERMIT OF DRONE AND CAMERA DURING TREKS

7. EXTRA NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU IF LATE DEPARTURE.

8. PERSONAL EXPENSES, LAUDRY, WIFI CHARGE…..

9. STAFF TIPS.

Fitness Level 
Group Size 2 to 11 people
Max Altitude5,320M
Duration 18 Days
Walking Days 15 Days
Activity Trekking
Best Period MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV
Price$$$$
Country                                                             Nepal