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Upper Dolpo via Talphi Trek 16 Days

Trip Highlights

Duration: 16 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 5010 m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Strenuous

The Upper Dolpo via Talphi trek takes you on a magical journey to one of the unique places on earth, Upper Dolpo. Upper Dolpo falls on the rain shadow area in the lap of the Himalayas and here lies the most unique biodiversity on earth. Shey-Phoksundo National Park based in Dolpo region, is home to such rare animals like the Blue Sheep, Himalayan Griffon, the Musk Deer and the elusive Snow Leopard.

To the north of Dolpo rises the massive Dhaulagiri (8167m), seventh highest mountain in the world and beyond that lies the Tibet. The views of Kanjiroba peak and Dhauligiri Himalayan range are particularly impressive.

The trek traverses the ancient trade route of the Himalayan people where one can also observe Bonpo religion, one of the earliest forms of Tibetan Buddhism. The culture and lifestyles of Bhotiya and Sherpa people will travel you centuries back.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes 40 minutes.

Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla takes 35 minutes.

Day 03: Trek from Jumla to Utthu (2700m) takes 6 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Utthu to Talphi (3000m) takes 7 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Talphi to Naphu (3080m) takes 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Naphu to Chaurikot (2800m) takes 7 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Chaurikot to Toysem (3200m) takes 7 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Toysem to Kagmara Base Camp (4820m) takes 7 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Kagmara Base Camp to Lasa (4300m) takes 7 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Lasa to Phoksunda Lake (3600m) takes 7 hours.

Day 11: Rest at Phoksunda Lake (3600m).

Day 12: Trek from Phoksunda Lake to Sepka (2600m) takes 6 and half hours.

Day 13: Trek from Sepka to Dunai (2600m) takes 6 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2400m) takes 4 hours.

Day 15: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes 30 minutes.

Day 16: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu takes 40 minutes.

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes 40 minutes.

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes 40 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in nepalgunj

Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla takes 35 minutes.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla takes 35 minutes. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 03: Trek from Jumla to Utthu (2700m) takes 6 hours.

Trek from Jumla to Utthu (2700m) takes 6 hours. You take on an ascending path to reach Utthu. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 04: Trek from Utthu to Talphi (3000m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Utthu to Talphi (3000m) takes 7 hours. The trail takes on an ascending route. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Talphi to Naphu (3080m) takes 6 hours.

Trek from Talphi to Naphu (3080m) takes 6 hours. You pass through grassland and pine forest. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Naphu to Chaurikot (2800m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Naphu to Chaurikot (2800m) takes 7 hours. The trail crosses over the Mauri Lagna pass. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 07: Trek from Chaurikot to Toysem (3200m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Chaurikot to Toysem (3200m) takes 7 hours. The trail follows an ascending route passing through Sherpa villages. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek from Toysem to Kagmara Base Camp (4820m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Toysem to Kagmara Base Camp (4820m) takes 7 hours. You take a steep ascending route to reach the Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek from Kagmara Base Camp to Lasa (4300m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Kagmara Base Camp to Lasa (4300m) takes 7 hours. You cross over the Kagmara pass which is the highest pass of this route. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 10: Trek from Lasa to Phoksunda Lake (3600m) takes 7 hours.

Trek from Lasa to Phoksunda Lake (3600m) takes 7 hours. Today the path is ascending and descending. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 11: Rest at Phoksunda Lake (3600m).

Rest at Phoksunda Lake to (3600m). Today you explore the Rhingmu village and monastery. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Phoksunda Lake to Sepka (2600m) takes 6 and half hours.

Trek from Phoksunda Lake to Sepka (2600m) takes 6 and half hours. You descend all the way to reach Sepka. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Sepka to Dunai (2600m) takes 6 hours.

Trek from Sepka to Dunai (2600m) takes 6 hours. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2400m) takes 4 hours.

Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2400m) takes 4 hours. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes 30 minutes.

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 16: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu takes 40 minutes.

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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