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Upper Dolpo with Jomsom

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Duration

25N/26D

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Upper Dolpo with Jomsom exploration may explain to you why it is tagged as trekkers paradise. Dolpo is known as trekkers paradise, which is unspoiled and unmarred for not attracting crowds. Allowing only 250 visitors a year it is one of the most restricted tourist sites. This trek takes us... More

Upper Dolpo with Jomsom exploration may explain to you why it is tagged as trekkers paradise. Dolpo is known as trekkers paradise, which is unspoiled and unmarred for not attracting crowds. Allowing only 250 visitors a year it is one of the most restricted tourist sites. This trek takes us to Jomsom avoiding fairly traveled common routes, with most untouched land.

Written by Eric Valli “Himalayan Caravan” is an Oscar Nominated film that portrays the culture and harsh life of Dolpo. Based on Shamanism –Bon Po, a pre-Buddhist religion is also preserved in this place. Before the advent of Buddhism, it gives us a glimpse of the tribe that spread out throughout the region.

Acclimatizing is necessary while trekking in this area as you need to cross several passes like Kang-la, Saladang-La, and Chharka-la, etc. and they are mostly above 5000 m in height. Shey Phokshundo National Park, Phokshundo Lake and ancient Shey Monastery with hospitable local people and smiling faces and again with beautiful settlements are what we will encounter while trekking in this area. Also, another attraction is you will pass through Pine, figs, and Bamboo forest.

The trek will have ended in Jomsom, which is the headquarter of Mustang.

Important Information Before Your Trek Commence in Himalaya.

  • In tea house/guest house/lodge/hotel trek we don’t want so much apparatus.
  • First aid medical kit Camping trek and peak climbing, we can provide all of the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lanterns, tables and stools, kitchen tent, eating tent and bathroom tent. All the organic foods at the same time trekking; however, not snacks and the elegant carrier we can control.
  • Two guests for one porter and one respectable trekking advisor.
  • All entrance and regional allows some may not include. We strongly advise checking inclusion, exclusion, and terms of the condition of individual trekking itinerary.
  • You could request us for any additional requirements.
  • We provide all meals during trek day and one farewell dinner.
  • Except for camping trek and peak climbing, you can ask rate without meals. Otherwise, all itineraries included meals during the trek.
  • The sleeping bag provided if you’re going higher than 4000M peak.

Nepal has one of the finest altitude variants on this planet as altitude levels from 60 meters from sea degree to the absolute best point on earth 8848 meters so that you have got to be very careful while you plan your Trek right here. Relying upon places, you consult with and the climatic conditions that may range from arctic bloodless to tropical scorching. You can also need to carry garments those which could use each of the conditions. If you’re trekking within the curb altitudes less than 3000 meters mild t-shirts in the day time and a gentle down jacket for the night can be adequate. The climate within the mountains is very unpredictable, so it’s a good suggestion to carry a waterproof Jacket and a few heat clothes as things can trade very speedy on this a part of the world. For the night time which might be chilling cold within the mountains a down jacket or a heat fleece jacket and thermo-coats and pants shall be important. The advantage of traveling right here is if you come from a scorching country the place you employ warm garments very seldom, you’ve choices to rent down jackets, snow boots, snoozing bags and so on. At a very fair cost in Kathmandu itself.

  1. Sleeping bag – although you’re going for a Tea apartment trek we advise you to deliver a snoozing bag (Down-filled baggage, four seasons or – 20-Degree Celsius) because of the nights may be tremendously cold, and you may also want one even inside of a tea house. For tents, we can provide an excellent one.
  2. Sleeping bag liner (interior set) – this can be a small item but will also be useful within the mountains, and it gives you extra warmth inside the drowsing bag. When you’ve got your possess Thermosets, convey it.
  3. Daypack/Rucksack – Day pack is so that you can raise things like cameras, water bottles, jackets, etc. And another personal object you require. Preserve these things in the day pack and handover the relaxation of the luggage to the porters and please make sure you’ve gotten integrated the whole thing as we received meet the porters till we reach the overnight tenting website online or tea-apartment.
  4. Boots – Please bring boots of fine satisfaction because the mountain terrain is elaborate to walk generally. A good boot needs to provide ankle help, plenty of toe room for lengthy descents, a stiff sole and are ought to be gentle due to the fact with each step you carry your boot up.
  5. Socks – in the cities skinny socks will do for you but in the mountains deliver thick warm socks at the least four pairs depending upon the duration of the Trek.
  6. Slippers/Sandals – besides sneakers in the Trek you can also need a slipper to move round in the hotels or the periphery of the hotel as after an extended trek your ft must feel some air.
  7. Down Jacket – this is the essential thing while you go for a trek. That you can both carry it from a dwelling or hire it in Kathmandu and it’s now not high priced at all (USD 2 per day minimum).
  8. Wind/Rain Jacket – Get s set of water-resistant and breathable rain jacket as there might be occasional rainfalls within the high mountains. Plastic ponchos can be used, but they don’t seem to believe very precious.
  9. First-aid Package – even though the trek consultant could have a first aid kit, you can elevate few medicines that you just might in finding indispensable to carry.
  • Fleece/sweat pants
  • Daywear shirt
  • Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch Light
  • Toiletries and odds and ends
  • Towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Camera/Notebook/Pen
  • Video camera
  • Some reading materials (Magazines, Novels, etc.)
  • Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
  • Snow gaiters
  • Snacks and nutrition

Which you could readily rent matters required for trekking reminiscent of sleeping bags, down Jackets, Boots and different apparatus in Kathmandu. Thamel as there are lots of shops that offer revenue and rent each. That you may opt for what to rent, in the event, you don’t wish to carry it from dwelling after arriving here as we will be able to aid you before you start the trek. Our trek advisor will lead you to one of the crucial stores with massive stocks of trekking components and bargain for you as well.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel Destination: Nepal/Dolpo and Mustang Region
  • Trek Day: 21 Days
  • Group Size: 2 Pax Minimum
  • Transfer: Air Transfer/Trek
  • Trip Type: Strenuous
  • Meal: Prepared by Kitchen staff
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 5550M
  • Best Season: October, November, and March to May.
  • Trips Cover - Return Airport Transfer, Kathmandu sightseeing, Nepalgunj, Juphal, Dunai, Chhepka, Chunuwar, Phokshundo lake, Sallaghari, Nangdala, Shey Gompa, Namgung Gompa, Saldang, Yangjer Gompa, Khoma Village, Shimen, Tinje, Yak Kharka, Chharka, Norbulung, Golden-Ghuldum, Sangata, Phalyak, Jomsom, Pokhara, Kathmandu, all meals, trekking crew with the guide and their salary and insurance. All Permission Fees including Restricted Area Permit, Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and Jomsom to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu flight and All Government Taxes.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu - Arrive Kathmandu airport meet and assist by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Arrive Kathmandu airport meet and assist by our representative and transfer to your hotel. We will spend our day time with relaxation, and in the evening we will attend the Welcome dinner hosted by Nebula Travels. You will be served authentic Nepali Cuisine with a live cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek preparation day

Breakfast at hotel and today we will visit the most important shrines of Kathmandu Valley, including cultural and historical sites. The sightseeing places include historical Durbar Square (city of temples), Pashupatinath (The sacred holy temple belongs to Lord Shiva), Swoyambhunath (Known as monkey temple) and Bouddhanath (a Biggest stupa in the world).
Late afternoon we will meet our trekking guide, and you will be provided with the opportunity to ask and question your guide for your upcoming journey. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (45 Minutes Flight)

After our short stay in Kathmandu, we will take a short flight to Nepalgunj for one hour. It is situated at the Nepal – India Border, which is the gateway to the Humla and Simikot. It offers diverse cultures in the Terai region. We can spend our time visiting mini Zoo, Local Village and nearby market. Overnight at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo) and Trek to Dunai (2850M)-45 minutes' flight and 2-3 hours trek

After breakfast transport to the airport and fly to Juphal, and we will meet our trekking crew at the Juphal airport. The trail passes through the terraced field through the Bheri River and to its narrow gorge. We will then reach Dunai which is also the headquarter of Dolpo district. On the northern side, we can see Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. In the evening we will visit a nearby village where we will set our camp. Overnight in camp.

Day 05: Trek to Chhepka (2087M)

We will gradually move on the trail of after breakfast via. Sulighar. It is quite comfortable to walk with breathtaking scenery. We now cross to Shey Phokshundo lake after some document formalities. We trek through the lush green forest, isolated villages, and suspension bridge where we will interact and learn local culture and traditions of the people who are native to that place. Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Trek to Chunuwar (3110M)

We trek towards the lower Dolpo area from today. We can see the mesmerizing Phokshundo Khola while crossing the suspension bridge. We walk towards Rechi passing through Kharka, further walking on the trail, we arrive at Chunuwar. Overnight in camp.

Day 07: Trek to Phokshundo Lake (3600M)

We continue to follow the Phokshundo Khola while starting early from the camp after breakfast. We can see the mixture of varied landscape. We finally arrive at Phokshundo lake while passing through Mani walls, Lush green vegetation, and Bon Po Culture. After seeing the beautiful lakes, you will overcome all your pain and stress. Overnight in camp.

Day 08: Rest and exploration day at Phokshundo

After breakfast, we will take our time to explore Phokshundo Lake, which is quite fascinating. We will also do surrounding hikes around the lake and visit nearby Ringmo village situated at the top of the ridge above the mesmerizing lake. We will pay a visit to Tshowa (the lake –Shore Bon Monastery). The monastery is about 900 years old, and it has significant religious value among the people in this area.
We trek down steep-sided cliffs to the Phokshundo lake. With Spectacular Scenery and the color of the water is what the lake is famous for. We will also explore human settlement, Dolpo Culture, local tradition, and Bon Po Culture. Overnight in camp.

Day 09: Trek to Sallaghari

From Dolpo to Mustang we move from our trek where there are best trekking trails, which trails goes through splendid cliffs, pine forest, landscapes and chit chat with local people which will give additional touch. Overnight in camp at Sallaghari (Beautiful Pine forest).

Day 10: Trek to Nangdala (4717M)

Breakfast at the camp, and we continue walk to Nangdala High Camp 4100 meters. The trail leads to the opposite side of the Tuk Kyaksa River. We will reach Nangdala High camp before crossing the suspension bridge. Overnight in camp.

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4280M) via Nangdala Pass (5240M)

We will walk towards Dolpo, which is the fascinating part of this trip. We reach on the top of Nangdala pass walking through the mystical land. The view will sure mesmerize you as soon as reaching on the top from where you can see different Chorten peaks like Kang Chhune and Shey Sikkhar and also rich vegetation and landscape. Overnight in camp.

Day 12: Trek to Namgung Gompa via Shey La Pass (5100M)

Breakfast at the camp and we will stroll around Shey Gompa for a while. Beside Sephu Khola, we will follow the trail. Enhancing and on the barren land of Dolpo, you can eye watch nature and culture. Like the movie by Evic Valli “Himalayan Caravan,” Sherri Sumdho Gompa is also known by Thinley’s son’s Gompa. We trek up to Shey la pass and after some exploration where one can see the view of Kangirowa, Mustang and Tibet to the east with crystal mountain. We will reach to Namgung after some walk. Overnight in camp.

Day 13: Trek to Saldang

Breakfast at the camp where we will hike down to Saldang. You will encounter different vegetation and dry land. You can also experience the culture and traditions of local people where you will give an opportunity to talk with them where your guide will act as an interpreter. Overnight in camp.

Day 14: Trek to Yangjer Gompa (4599M)

We continue our way to Yangjer Gompa after breakfast which is quite fascinating. We then move back to Saldang after exploration. Overnight in camp.

Day 15: Trek to Khoma Village

5 to 6 hours walk will lead us to Khoma Village. We will cross the Khom la pass 4500 meters and then headed to Komash village (Varied culture and beautiful). Overnight in camp.

Day 16: Trek to Shimen

We gradually move towards Shimen after breakfast at the camp. On the way you will find different flora and fauna like Blue sheep or if figure crossed Snow Leopard. We will hike towards Shimen while crossing Shimeb-La 4200 meters. Overnight in camp.

Day 17: Trek to Tinje

We proceed towards Tinje ( A beautiful Valley) after breakfast. We will follow the side of Panjang Khola, and we will pass through the amazing villages and monasteries along the way to Tinje. Overnight in camp.

Day 18: Trek to Yak Kharka

This place is also known as the grazing field of yak and Sheep where we will trek for today. Overnight at grassy land in camp.

Day 19: Trek to Chharka via Mola Pass (5030M)

By crossing the Mola Pass, we trek towards Chharka. We have a mixed view of the Bon-Po Monastery and Local Culture in Chharka. Overnight in camp.

Day 20: Trek to Norbulung

We trek upwards to the highland today with a beautiful view of surroundings and crossing the hills; we trek up to Norbulung. Overnight in camp.

Day 21: Trek to Ghalden – Ghuldum (4247M) via Niwala (5120M) and Jungben la pass (5550M)

Ghuldum (4247M) via Niwala (5120M) and Jungben la pass (5550M) - Breakfast at the camp and we will proceed to Ghalden Ghuldum. The trail goes over the Niwa-la Pass and Jungbenla pass. This treks will provide an opportunity to see different flora and fauna. Also, one can encounter with local culture and tradition from very close to livelihood and lifestyle of locals residing over there. Overnight in camp.

Day 22: Trek to Sangata (3777M)

The trail goes up and down until we reach Sangata. As a rain shadow and the isolated village offers mesmerizing views of surroundings and different land escapes. Overnight in camp.

Day 23: Trek to Phalyuk (3175M)

Behind the Sangata we trek to uphill, and after crossing the nine ridges then we walk downhill towards Kaligandagi Valley where we can see high cliffs as well as beautifully varied landscape. Reach to Phalyuk village, which is one of the biggest village in this area we need to walk sometime. Overnight in camp.

Day 24: Trek to Jomsom (2720M)

Breakfast at the camp, and we walk through the loose rocks, and the trail is quite challenging. Finally, we reach Jomsom and enjoy our time over there as such; it is famous among tourists. Overnight in camp.

Day 25: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today after breakfast we will catch our flight to Pokhara from Jomsom and again take a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Our representative from Nebula Travels will receive you from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest day free for personal activities. Overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 26: Final Departure/Tour End

Our representative from Nebula travels will drop you to the airport on time before three hours before your departure to onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Return Airport transfers and all ground transports in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 Night Accommodation 3* Standard.
  • Kathmandu City Sightseeing with Guide.
  • 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Live Nepalese Cultural Performance.
  • Souvenir by Agency.
  • Trekking permits and entry permits.
  • She Phoksundo National Park Fees.
  • Annapurna conservation area Fees.
  • Restricted Area permit-Lower Dolpo.
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Cook, Kitchen Helper and one Sherpa (depends on no. of trekkers).
  • Necessary Porters and Mules/Donkey.
  • 3 times meal during trek including fruits, tea/coffee, and hot water.
  • Necessary Camping equipment and charges.
  • Cooking utilities.
  • First aid kits.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Rescue assistance in case of an emergency.
  • All government and applicable local taxes.
  • Personal nature expenses such as alcohol, telephone bills, laundry services, etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Air cargo charge for personal luggage above than airlines rule.
  • Porters and Guide Tipping.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Restricted Area Permit-Upper Dolpo.
  • Any Domestic and International Airfare.
  • Personal Guide, Additional Sightseeing, Accommodation if Extended.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out
  • 10% supplement for arrival/departure transfer after 10:00 PM and before 07:00 AM.
  • If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable, then the same will be Payable directly at Hotel /Apartment/Lodge.

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