Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing
From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.
Day 3 Fly to Nepalgunj
Today we take flight for Nepalgunj. It is an hour flight. Nepalgunj is located in the low lands of western part of the country bordering India in south. In Nepalgunj we will visit local marketand enjoy the lifestyle of local people here. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
Day 4 Fly to Jhuphal/Trek to Dunai
Jhupal is our next destination and we reach there by air. It is a scenic flight of 45 minute. The town is situated at the bottom of mountains. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri on north is pleasing. We will meet our trekking staff here and begin our trekking to Dunai. The walk is beautiful as we pass through terraced fields and Bheri River. Couple of hours of walk will take us to Dunai. It is a small town but administrative headquarter of Dolpa. We will take short look of the place before setting camp at a night.
Day 5 Dunai to Aankhe
Today we will be walking for 5/6 hour. We cross a suspension bridge leaving Dunai back. It is uphill walk towards Thulo Bheri valley. We enter into Phoksundo river valley. On the way we see the view of Kagmara Peak. We cross few villages and dense jungle to reach Aankhe where we will enjoy our night.
Day 6 Aankhe to Sulighat
Trip today is really nice. We will follow ascending and descending trail. The streams on the way will sooth your heart. We go through forests, cross grassy slope and follow descend course to arrive at Sulighat. We will put off here today.
Day 7 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
Couple of hours of walk will take us to a confluence of Phoksundo and Pungmo rivers. We cross the bridge and follow west side bank of Pungmo River. We walk though cedar forest to reach Palam village. A small hike to ridge will give the view of Phoksudo Lake and beautiful water fall. Now the course is downhill. We reach at Phoksundo River. Rigmo village is our next destination. Here we will see chortens plastered by mud in its outer surface. Phoksundo Lake is at walk distance from here where we will set camp for the night.
Day 8 Acclimatization Day
Today we acclimatize at Phoksundo Lake to adjust our body with the gaining altitude. We will pay visit to Tibetan Buddhist Monastery at Rigmo village. We will have opportunity to observe local culture and it is a ccore of our trekking. People of this area have faith in Bon Po culture. It is a bit different religion than existing Buddhist religion with different traditions. People here wear handmade or homespun clothes. They prefer Tibetan based fashion of somba and dhocha. Docha is a kind of boot with upturned toes. We will psend night in Phoksundo Lake.
Day 9 Trek to Phoksundo River
We will trek at western part of Phoksundo. It is a bit challenging trail today. The path signifies the remoteness. At western end of the lake the course leads to lush meadow which opens into Phoksundo River. We go through the valley to arrive at the bank of the river where we set our camp.
Day 10 Phoksunds River to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Today we walk on such path that level with glacial valley. We arrive at wooden bridge. A lengthy climb takes us to sheep meadow. After going through annoterh challenging climb we arrive at another valley from where we can see Kang La Passs. We set up camp near the pass.
Day 11 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa
It is steep trail that we follow today. The climb to the top of the pass is challenging. The view of valley dissected by gushing river from the pass is one of the most unforgettable moments of life. Now we follow descend trail. We cross the same river several times. We now cross old fashioned bride to arrive at Shey Gompa. Her we will spend our night.
Day 12 Acclimatization Day
Today we will take rest to revitalize ourselves. The Shey Gompa Monastery is renowned monastery of the world built in 1655. The monastery enshrines seated statue of Buddha. Crystal Mountain towers on the east of the gomap. The mountain is embedded with several verities of marine fossils. This village is popular for Bon Po culture which is considered as pure Tibetan Buddhism and is different from existing Buddhism.
Day 13 Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
It is a pleasant trail today. We go through juniper forests. After some time of walk we will follow zig-zag path to arrive at Saldang La Pass. The sight of yak and sheep grazing comforts you. A couple of hours of walk will take us to Namduna Gaun. Here we visit Namgung monastery. It is a red stone monastery. We will spend night at Namduna Gaun.
Day 14 Namduna Gaun to Saldang
We climb a slope for while and follow dusty walk along barren mountains. It is a tough trail for around four hours before we see Saldang village below us. It is a largest village of inner Dolpo region. The village covers nearly two kilometers area of open slope. There are five villages here with atound eighty houses and six hundred populations. It is a trade route to Tibet. We will put off at Saldang.
Day 15 Saldang to Yangze Gompa
We walk along Nagon River. We come across Marang and Ki village. We cross Panzang River tributary to arrive at Yangze Gompa. It is a place where we can see old Bon Po Monastery. We will spend night at Yangze Gompa.
Day 16 Yangze Gompa to Sibu
To reach Sibu we choose the path towards Saldang village. It will save our time and energy. We walk further ahead of Saldang along a river passing through terraced fields, stupas, chhortens and Chaiba monastery. We also pass Namdo village. The population of this village is around 400 and there are approximately 60 houses. It is a prosperous village which extends up to five km. Namdo Monastery here is situated at river bed. We further walk for two more hours to reach at Sibu. We will set camp near a village of Sibu.
Day 17 Sibu to Jeng-La Phedi
We pass by caravans with yaks. They are heading towards Tibetan border for grazing or trading. We follow steep trail to reach grazing area which is below Jeng La Pass. We will set our camp here at grazing spot.
Day 18 Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng La pass
We walk for around six hours today. In order to reach at Jeng-La Pass top on time we wake up early in the morning. From here we get astounding view of Dhaulagiri Massif. A descend trail will take us to Tarap valley. We set our camp near a monastery at Tokyu.
Day 19 Tokyu to Dho Tarap
A downhill trek on plain valley is worthy today. The valley practice both the rituals here—Bon Po and Buddhist. A shot trek for around an hour takes us to Dho Tarap where we will stay overnight.
Day 20 Acclimatization Day
Exploring Dho Tarap is the activity of today. This place is fenced by irregular stone wall. We will get opportunity to observe local culture. Here are around 40 ouses here and are categorized into three clusters. Hey are built randomly. Magars and Tibetans inhabit here. We will visit Buddhisgt Gompa as well as Bonn Po monastery. We hike for around 40 minute to reach at monastery.
Day 21 Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
It is a descend trail leading towards wide valley. It narrows at gorge. By noon we arrive at a meeting point of two rivers, Tarap Chu and Lang River. We set up camp at a pastureland of KamaKharka.
Day 22 Tarap Khola to Khanigaon
We keep on walking down to arrive at George of Tarap River. It is one of the wonderful and probably the best walk of your life that you like to recall always. The valley turns to be so narrow that at some places we can jump from one side to other. Sometime path seems disappearing and we walk through stone slabs fixed on logs in between the walls which act like a different kind of suspension bridge. We come across dilapidated bridge. After adventuring for some hour we arrive at camping site at tarap River in Khanigaun. Here we will spend night.
Day 23 Khanigaon to Tarakot
It is comparatively a short trek of around four hours. We arrive at Lalberi village. We pass through forest and gorge to be at Tarakot. In tarakot we pay visit at Sandul Gompa. It is eight km away from Tarakot locating at the meeting point of Barbung River and Tarap Chu. We set camp at Tarap Chu River which is around 150 meters beneath Tarakot.
Day 24 Tarakot to Dunai
We follow the course behind Bheri River. We keep on ascending till Byas Gadi. The trail is easy from here. We arrive at Locha khola Gaun by crossing a river. Furterh walk will take us to Dunai where we will spend our night.
Day 25 Dunai to Jhuphal
We walk along Bheri River. We pass through Dhupichaur and Rupgad village. On the way we cross Kalagouda and Motipur village to arrive at Jhupal where we will spend night.
Day 26 Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
We board on first flight for Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj we catch connecting flight to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel. It is going to be wonderful day of your life as you have succeeded one of the challenging trails of your life. Today we will give you farewell dinner. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 27 Back to Your country
Upper Dolpo Trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!