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Destination: Dolpa & Annapurna Region
Trek Duration: 23 Days
Mode of Trek: Camping
Grade of Trek: Moderate & Technical
Entry Point: Jhupal
Exit Point: Jomsom
Max. Elevation: 5240 Meters
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna etc.
Transportations: Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car
The Upper Dolpa Trek is Traverse leads you from the barren landscapes of Dolpa via Shey
Gompa into the vast, thick forests around Rara Lake. You visit 2 stunning lakes, the magical
emerald Blue Lake and pristine Shey Phoksundo , the dippiest lake of Nepal.
The trek brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper
Dolpo. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited
by hundreds of pilgrims each year, who make a kora (circuit) around the mountain, Dolpo’s own
version of Mount Kailash.
The Dolpa to Rara Traverse is a strenuous hike, with four passes above 5036meter, Charka Pass
(5036 M),. Besides you stay above 2000 meters for a long time, which means very cold nights.
But the unforgettable landscapes, the views from the passes and the contacts with a very special
untouched culture make it all worth it.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, 30 minutes, (Hotel + B),
Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2250M/7381ft), 35 minutes & trek to Dunai (2150M/7053ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
Trek from Dunai to Hankhe (2660M/8727ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Hankhe to Reiji (2950M/9678ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Reiji to Phoksundo Lake (3600M/11811ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Day 06: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Phoksundo (3600M/11811ft), (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Lake Beach, 3-4 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Lake Beach to Mandala (4570M/14993ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Mandala Camp to Shey Gompa (4280M/14041ft) via Kang-La Pass (5240M/17191ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung (4380 M) via Ge-La Pass (5010 M), 6-7 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Namgung to Yanger Gompa (3890M/12762ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Yanger Gompa to Musi Gaon (4270M/14009ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Musi Gaon to Sime Gaon (3950M/12959ft) via Lnag-La Pass (5002M/16410ft), 7-8hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Sime Gaon to Tinja (4150M/13615ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Tinja to Kheng (4550M/14927ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Kheng to Charka (4365M/14320ft) via Charka Pass (5036 M), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B- L-D),
Trek from Charka to Yak Kharka (4780M/15682ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Yak Kharka to Sangda Phedi via Sangda Pass (4295M/14091ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camping +B-L-D),
Trek from Sangda Phedi to Sangda (3909M/12824ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Sangda to Phale Gaon (2900M/9514ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Trek from Phale Gaun to Jomsom (2710M/8891ft), 4-5 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (850M/2788ft), 25 minutes and sightseeing day around there, (Hotel + B),
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option (Hotel+ B).
*B-L-D: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner