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Upper Dolpo Trek with Ganda La 20 Days

Trip Highlights

Duration: 20 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 5010 m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Strenuous

The Upper Dolpo trek with Ganda La is a challenging trek that takes you to a highest altitude of 4850m. The Upper Dolpo Trek will offer all the major attractions of the region including Shey Phoksundo National Park, Phoksumndo Lake (3600m) splendid views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri massif, rich biodiversity and local culture.

Dolpo is largest district in Nepal and is sparsely inhabited by Bhotiya and Sherpa people. It has the most pristine of biodiversity that is home to such wild animals as snow leopard and Himalayan blue sheep. The district contains more Buddhist gomaps than anywhere in Nepal.

Yatsher Monastery is the oldest and biggest monastery in Dolpo believed to have been established by Buddhist Guru Chogyal Pasang in 13th century. The monastery has well preserved artifacts of statues, sacred manuscripts, masks and mural paintings.

The legendary ‘The Snow Leopard’ was written by Peter Mathiessen based on his travel experience in Dolpo and the surrounding area. The movie Himalayan Caravan directed by Eric Valli was shot here in Dolpo and received worldwide acclaim and was even nominated for Oscar.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai.You camp for the night.

Day 03: Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the night.

Day 04: Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 05: Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 07: Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 09: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namdo takes about five hours.

Day 10: Trek from Namdo to Saldang takes about four hours.

Day 11: Rest day at Saldang.

Day 12: Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 14: Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) takes about eight hours.

Day 15: Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 16: Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 17: Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 18: Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 19: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) takes about three hours.

Day 20: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai.You camp for the night.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai.You camp for the night.

Day 03: Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the night.

Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the night.

Day 04: Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) takes about seven hours.You camp for the night.

Day 05: Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) takes about five hours.You camp for the night.

Day 06: Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) takes about seven hours. You camp for the night.

Day 07: Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) takes about seven hours.You camp for the night.

Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) takes about six hours.This day you will cross over the Ganda La. You camp for the night.

Day 09: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namdo takes about five hours.

Trek from Shey Gompa to Namdo takes about five hours. You camp for the night.

Day 10: Trek from Namdo to Saldang takes about four hours.

Trek from Namdo to Saldang takes about four hours. You camp for the night.

Day 11: Rest day at Saldang.

Rest day at Saldang. You camp for the night.

Day 12: Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) takes about seven hours.You camp for the night.

Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) takes about seven hours.You camp for the night.

Day 14: Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) takes about eight hours.

Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) takes about eight hours.You camp for the night.

Day 15: Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the night.

Day 16: Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) takes about seven hours.You camp for the night.

Day 17: Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the night.

Day 18: Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) takes about six hours.You camp for the ight.

Day 19: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) takes about three hours.

Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) takes about three hours.You camp for the night.

Day 20: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.On the same day you fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Special trekking permits for Dolpo Region
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Trekking cook and Kitchen helper/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipments such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Flight tickets from Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • All land transportation where ever necessary
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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