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Upper Dolpo with Rara Lake

Western Nepal



Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people




Nebula Travels is a renowned brand in trekking all over the Himalayas, and obviously, Upper Dolpo with Rara Lake is our other expertise. We will use the Native guides who have expertise on the trekking routes, and they are well trained in handling emergencies and first aid treatment.

Upper Dolpo with Rara Lake treks most of the time goes off the beaten track where we will choose the trails only used by locals which are known as commercial trekking groups. The local people are closely tied up with Tibetan and their culture, which we can observe passing through these villages.

Most of the time, we follow ancient salt caravan routes through the wilderness and in one of Nepal’s most remote areas. As most of the people belong to the Bon religion, we will show you Bon Monastries and their culture. Also, we will take you to the place of amazing lakes Shey-Phoksundo and Rara Lake situated in these areas. This place goes through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, and you can have snowy peaks right up above you on the horizon.

A newly discovered village known as Phot Village, which we will pass through have a fantastic culture and lifestyle. Also, the Nepal government has no idea the recent time the existence of this village due to its extreme remoteness.

Separation from the rest of the world and civilization this village still practices their custom and tradition. As your guide as an interpreter, you can interact with local people.

Important Information Before Your Trek Commence in Himalaya.

  • In the 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 the 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 for a rate without meals. Otherwise, all itineraries included meals during the trek.
  • The sleeping bag is provided if you’re going higher than the 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 that could use each of the conditions. If you’re trekking within the curb altitudes less than 3000 meters mild t-shirts in the daytime 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 in this 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 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 – A 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 hand over 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 around 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 jackets 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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  • Travel Destination: Nepal/Dolpo Region
  • Trek Day: 24 Days
  • Group Size: 2 Pax Minimum
  • Transfer: Land/Flight/Trek
  • Trip Type: Difficulty
  • Meal: Prepared by Kitchen Staff
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 5414M
  • Best Season: October, November, and March to May.
  • Trips Cover - Return Airport Transfer, Kathmandu sightseeing, Nepalgunj, Juphal, Dunai, Ankhe, Salughat, Phoksundo Lake, Sallaghari, Nangdala High camp, Shey Gompa, Tata, Bhijer, Pho village, Ghyalungkhor, Pung kharka, Chyandi Khola, Takla Khola, Tajachaur, Shilenchaur, Pulu, Lunisha, Rara, Talca Airport, Kathmandu, All Permission Fees including Restricted Area Permit, Kathmandu to Nepalgunj with Juphal flight and Talcha Airport to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu flight and All Government Taxes.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Group 3-7 3 7 25
2 Group 8-10 8 10 35


Day 01: 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 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 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-1 hour. It is situated at the Nepal – India Border, which is the gateway to the Humla and Simikot. It offers a diverse culture in the Terai region. We can spend our time visiting mini Zoo, Local Village and nearby market. Overnight at hotel at 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 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 at Camp.

Day 05: Dunai to Ankhe (2896M)

We turn to the west after crossing the suspension bridge leaving Dunai behind and past the Hospital. Up the side of treeless the trail ascends up. Before entering the Phokshundo River valley, we pass through Thulo River Valley. Up to the valley, we view Kagmara peak during the walk. Walking through the dense jungle passing through Dhara and Rahagaun villages finally we reach Ankhe. Overnight at camp.

Day 06: Ankhe to Sulughat (5 to 6 hours)

Along the wooden bank, our trails ascend and descend and up on a steep trail. It could be a bit Monotonous while up and down, but the river stream located on the way offers the chance to cool off. High above the river after leaving the forest, the trail passes through the grassy slope. Surrounding by lush green forest, we trek downhill on a trail before reaching the cliff to the riverbank followed by dizzying on a wobbly stone staircase. Until we reach up to Sulughat, we will continue our trek. Overnight at camp.

Day 07: Sulghatt to Phokshundo Lake (3611M) 4 to 5 hours

4 to 5 hours - until we reach the confluence of the river Phokshundo and Pungmo we continue our trek along the valley floor. We walk to the western bank of Pungmo Khola after crossing the bridge. Before reaching Palam Village, we walk through the Cedar forest. We enjoy a distinct view of Phokshundo after we trek up to the ridge and also one of the highest waterfalls can see. From the bitch forest, our trail descends to the upper reaches of Phokshundo Khola and view of mud-plastered Chortens and Mani wall can be seen in Ringmo Village from where the Phokshundo is quite near. Overnight at camp.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Phokshundo Lake

This is exploration and acclimatization day at Phokshundo Lake. This day we can do surrounding hikes around the lake also can visit the local village of Ringmo and its Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries. During our exploration, we can encounter with local culture and experience their lifestyle. Both Men and Women wear religious strings, and ornaments — overnight at camp.

Day 09: Phokshundo to Sallaghari (3750M)

It is also one of the best days at Dolpo. Cut on a cliff among the narrow trail in which it climbs, which is standing straight vertically above Phokshundo Lake. It is like a fantasy walk portrayed by the writer in their fiction, Nobel. On the other side of the lake to get to the Phokshundo Khola camp, we slide to the beautiful forest for about 90 minutes. At the final point of the day, we reach Sallaghari. Overnight at camp.

Day 10: Sallaghari to Nangdada High Camp (4714M)

This day is a relatively short trek. To reach Nangdala High Camp, it requires about 3 hours walk. From the narrow defile of Tuk Layaksa River, the trek will be ascending up. For several times the trail switches to the opposite side of the river, where the rapids are a clam. As soon as we arrive in this place, we will cross the river over the bridge.
After crossing the bridge and with almost 30 minutes of walk we come across the wide valley and along the canyon with further 2 hours walk bring us to the potential campsite, which is Nangdala Camp where we will set up our camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 11: Nangdada High camp to Shey Gompa (4343M) Via Nangdada Pass (5350M)

Today we walk through remarkable Shey Gompa and also pass through the Crystal Mountains where people worship this mountain before harvesting crops, and it is the most sacred mountain among people in Dolpo. From this day, we enter the real Dolpo. We have to cross Nangdala Pass to enter to this Mystical land. To the western side of the lake, we trek along a quick and narrow trail. We are otherwise known as Devils trail. Both just 6000 m the view of peaks named Shey Shikkar & Kang Chhune can be observed while before descending to the valley floor which is steep downwards along the river. The entrance to Shey is marked by red Chorten. Overnight at camp.

Day 12: Shey Gompa to Tata

The trail is relatively easy with some ups and downs. Overnight at camp.

Day 13: Tata to Bhijervia, Shamling Gompa

On this day, we will pass through old Bon monastery "Shyamling." This is famous among Tantrik Lamas and their knowledge. We can observe and interact with a lama in these monasteries. Overnight at camp.

Day 14: Bhijer rest day

About the "Snow Leopard" the people have a lot of knowledge. We can also listen to some incidents of leopards encounter with local people of the village. They have precise knowledge of how to protect their cattle from this endangered wild cat. Overnight at camp.

Day 15: Bhijer to Pho Village

Dominated by Bon Religion and Monastery, Phu village is famous for the religious and natural point of view. The Nepal Government has found it recently due to its extreme remoteness. Overnight at camp.

Day 16: Pho village to Ghyalung Khor

Up to Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563M) the trail goes uphill, which is a little bit difficult trek and again we have to walk downhill to Ghyalung Khor. Overnight at camp.

Day 17: Ghyalung Khor to Pung Kharka

The trek is quite more comfortable compared to the previous day. Overnight at camp.

Day 18: Pung Kharka to Chyandi Khola

As we make our way from Pung kharka to Chyandi Khola, we passes through snow leopard territory. While trekking on the way to Chayandi Khola, we may see Himalayan Thar and Musk Deer, where we camp overnight. The most important Monastery is located in Phu Village. Nepal Government has found this place recently due to its remoteness. Via Yala-La pass (5414M) the trek goes to Chyandi Khola. Overnight at camp.

Day 19: Chyandi Khola to Takla Khola

From Chyandi Khola we trek to Takla Khola. Overnight at camp.

Day 20: From Takla Khola to Thajachaur

Today we pass the Gyaro-La (5150M) through the traverse. We also go through some difficult rocky ground and snowy high ground. We will set up a camp at Thajachaur. Overnight at camp.

Day 21: Thajachaur to Shilenchaur

From Thajachaur we go to Shilenchaur. Overnight at camp.

Day 22: Shiilenchaur to Pulu

Today we trek to Pulu from Shailenchaur. Overnight at camp.

Day 23: Pulu to Lumsha Village

We trek to Lumsha Village from Pulu. Overnight at camp.

Day 24: Lumsha Village to Rara

Today we trek to Rara Lake haven of earth from Lumsha Village. Overnight at camp.

Day 25: Rest and Exploration day at Rara

This is a free day at Rara so that we will have leisurely breakfast. You may take beautiful pictures, have boating at the lake and even can do surrounding hikes or horse ride. All meals, breakfast/lunch/dinner, will be served. Overnight at camp.

Day 26: Rara Lake to Talcha airport (3 hours)

We trek back to Talcha Airport via Ghamghadi which is 3 hours walking distance. Overnight at camp.

Day 27: Fly to Nepalgunj from Talcha Airport and take a connecting flight to Kathmandu

We will reach Kathmandu via flight (Talcha Airport- Nepalgunj-Kathmandu). Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 28: Departure Day/Tour end

After having breakfast at the hotel, wait till flight time then drives to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.


  • Return Airport transfers and all ground transports in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 Night Accommodation 3* Standard.
  • 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Live Nepalese Cultural Performance.
  • Souvenir by Agency.
  • Trekking permits and entry permits.
  • 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.
  • All land transportations.
  • 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.
  • First aid kits.
  • 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.



Tour's Location

Western Nepal


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