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Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek

Dolpo to Jomsom Trekking connects far western region and western region together. Upper Dolpo to Jomsom trek is fabulous trekking with through the remote sites of Nepal. Instead of following the popular Upper Dolpo Trek, the route takes you via remote, untouched virgin lands of Himalayan kingdom. The trail takes you very close to Tibetan border as well. Upper Dolpo area has been referred as last region to experience untouched Tibetan culture. The area is highly influenced by traditional Buddhism. The area is widely inhabited by local tribes scattered among whole region. Another main attraction of this region is Bongpo religion. Many monasteries in this areas are influenced by Bönpo (shamanistic pre-Buddhism) monasteries. Upper Dolpo area was opened for foreigners only after 1996, that shows that this region is still one of the virgin lands of Nepal. High altitude passes, narrow trails, steep ascending and descending makes Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek one of the highly challenging route. The route involves several high Himalayan passes and several of them are higher than 5,000 meters. Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trekking offers wild and pristine landscape to visitors. As the landscape is similar to Tibetan plateau, this areas is dry, cold and sparsely vegetated. Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trekking is recommended only for experienced trekkers. Beginners are likely to suffer a lot as the trail is considered as one of the most difficult treks of Nepal. Shey Monastery, Phoksundo Lake, High Himalayan passes, ethnic settlements in the cliffs and amazing mountain views make this trek stunning. Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trekking route is only recommended to experienced true adventure lover. The main part of the trail is inside Shey Phoksundo national park which is home of many endangered animals as well. Shey Phoksundo national park is also the biggest national park of Nepal. Dolpo to Jomsom Trekking involves more than 11 mountain passes and 7 of them are higher than 5,000 meters.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara

Day 03: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2,000m)

Day 04: Buffer day in case of any delays flying to Juphal

Day 05: Trek to Chhepka (2,840m)

Day 06: Trek to Amchi Hospital (3,110m)

Day 07: Trek to Ringmo and Phoksumdo Lake (3,700m)

Day 08: Rest and acclimatisation day at Phoksumdo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake North Camp (3,630m)

Day 10: Trek to Lar Tsa Camp (4,200m)

Day 11: Trek to Snowfields Camp (4,650m)

Day 12: Cross Kang La (5,380m), trek to Shey Gompa (4,400m)

Day 13: Exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,400m)

Day 14: Cross Saldang La (5,060m), trek to Namgung (4,430m)

Day 15: Trek to Karang (4,050m)

Day 16: Trek to Mischagaon village (4,200m)

Day 17: Trek to Chanpola Goth near Shimen village (4,250m)

Day 18: Trek to Tinje village (4,180m)

Day 19: Trek to Rapka (4,550m)

Day 20: Cross Chharka La (5,015m), trek to Chharka village (4,300m)

Day 21: Exploration day at Chharka village

Day 22: Trek to Norbulung (4,750m) or Molum Sumna (4,860m)

Day 23: Cross higher Sangda La (5,515m), trek to Sangda Phedi (5,100m)

Day 24: Cross lower Sangda La (5,035m), trek to Sangda village (3,800m)

Day 25: Trek to Dhagarjun village (3,280m)

Day 26: Trek to Jomsom

Day 27: Buffer day included on Upper Dolpo permit

Day 28: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu

Day 29: Spare day in Kathmandu

Day 30: Fly back home