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Upper Dolpo Trek Via Sangda-La Pass-32 Days

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Embark on an Unforgettable Upper Dolpo Trek with Chamlang Expeditions

Experience the untouched beauty of the West-Northern Part of Nepal with Chamlang Expeditions as we present the captivating Upper Dolpo Trek. Priced at USD 3200, our trekking package allows you to explore a mystical land that remains less frequented by tourists. This remote region is home to Tibetan nomads who follow Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. Discover renowned attractions such as Shey-Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa, and Thasung Gompa, nestled within the vast expanse of Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Nepal’s largest national park. Upper Dolpo is a hidden gem, rich in wilderness, flora, fauna, and spiritual and natural beauty. At Chamlang Expeditions, we offer the most reasonable Upper Dolpo Trekking Cost, along with timely updated Upper Dolpo Trekking Map and a client-oriented and flexible Upper Dolpo Trekking Itinerary.

The Upper Dolpo region, also known as the “Abandoned Kingdom,” is situated in the barren alpine territory between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Ranges. This far-flung northwest Himalayan region of Nepal remains one of the remotest and least explored trekking destinations in the country. Considered an adventurous camping trek, this journey takes you through the distant alpine wilderness of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of the Kanjirowa Range. The region is inhabited by native Tibetan nomads who have settled here for generations. According to legends, a Buddhist Guru discovered this otherworldly land over 1700 years ago during his spiritual quest.

Due to its challenging topography, the Dolpo Region has remained isolated from the influence of modernity. It was only in 1989 that the region opened up to tourism. Trekking through alpine meadows, valleys, and barren hillsides adorned with simple and picturesque rural settlements creates an exceptional experience. Dolpo has long been a stronghold of Buddhist and Bon Po religions, earning its reputation as one of the highest human-inhabited lands. This mystical and spiritually rich region is home to Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3611m and covering an area of 3555km². The park serves as a sanctuary for endangered species such as snow leopards, grey wolves, musk deer, blue sheep, gorals, Tibetan sheep, leopards, jackals, Himalayan tahrs, and black bears. The region also boasts a diverse range of plant species, including rhododendrons, caragana, shrubs, salix, juniper, white Himalayan birch, silver fir, blue pine, hemlock, pine, spruce, cedar, poplar, and mountain bamboo. The mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake, reaching a depth of 145m and spanning an area of 4.94km², stands as the major attraction. Additionally, the 11th-century Shey Gompa and the 800-year-old Thasung Gompa add a touch of ancient marvel to the region.

Let’s delve into the trail:
The 32-day Upper Dolpo trek via Sangda-La Pass begins with a brief sightseeing tour of major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu (1400m). From there, we take a flight to Nepalgunj (130m), followed by another flight to Juphal (2490m) since direct flights to Juphal are unavailable. The trail winds through Sulighat (2075m), Chhepka (2675m), Amchi Hospital (3110m), and Ringmo Gaon (3725m), where trekkers have the opportunity to visit the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake before retracing their steps to Ringmo Gaon. Continuing the journey, the trail leads to Chabluk Phu (3625m), Ngonda La Base Camp (4625m), and Shey-Gompa (4375m). From Shey-Gompa, the route meanders through Namgung (4430m), Saldang (3980m), and Khoma Gaon (4100m). The trek continues through Mendo (4000m), Kinkyu (4110m), Rapka (4535m), Chhakra Bhot (4110m), Norbolung (4750m), Mlum Sumdo (4860m), Sangda Phedi (5100m), Sangda Village (3710m), Phalyak (3175m), and finally reaches Jomsom (2724m), where the trek concludes before taking a flight back to Kathmandu.

Chamlang Expeditions is a reputable trekking agency in Nepal, comprising a group of experienced and dedicated professionals. Allow us to be your trusted partner in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the Upper Dolpo Trek via Sangda-La Pass for 32 days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 130m
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 2490m
Day 5: Trek from Juphal to Sulighat 2075m
Day 6: Trek from Sulighat to Chhepka 2675m
Day 7: Trek from Chhepka to Amchi Hospital 3110m
Day 8: Trek from Amchi Hospital to Ringmo Gaon (Phoksundo Lake) 3725m
Day 9: Ringmo Gaon (Village)
Day 10: Trek from Ringmo Gaon to Chabluk Phu 3625m
Day 11: Trek from Chabluk Phu to Ngongda La Base Camp (Snowfields Camp) 4625m
Day 12: Trek from Ngongda La Base Camp to Shey Gompa 4375m
Day 13: Shey Gompa
Day 14: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung 4430m
Day 15: Trek from Namgung to Saldang 3980m
Day 16: Saldang Village
Day 17: Trek from Saldang to Khomagaon 4100m
Day 18: Trek from Khomagaon to Mendo 4000m
Day 19: Trek from Mendo to Tinkyu (Thinje) 4110m
Day 20: Tinkyu (Thinje)
Day 21: Trek from Thinje to Rapka 4535m
Day 22: Trek from Rapka to Chharka Bhot 4110m
Day 23: Chharka Bhot
Day 24: Trek from Chharka Bhot to Norbulung 4750m
Day 25: Trek from Norbulung to Molum Sumdo 4860m
Day 26: Trek from Molum Sumdo to Sangda Phedi 5100m via Sangda-La Pass
Day 27: Trek from Sangda Phedi to Sangda Village 3710mm
Day 28: Trek from Sangda Village to Phalyak 3175m
Day 29: Trek from Phalyak to Jomsom 2724m
Day 30: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara & afternoon flight back to Kathmandu
Day 31: Buffer Day in case of flight delayed and cancelled and Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 32: Final Departure from Kathmandu


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