Upper Dolpo (Juphal-Juphal)Trek

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Starts / EndsKathmandu / Kathamndu
  • Total duration22 days trip
    18 days trekking
  • Max. Altitude5,360 m
  • Group SizeMin.1 Max.10
  • MealsBreakfast, Launch & Dinner
  • GuideLocal guide
  • Departure Fixed/On request
  • TransportationFlight and Private vehicle

Trekking Grade

Moderate to Strenuous /Grade C

Trekking Category

Lodge cum Camping Trek

  • Best MonthApril to May, June to August, September to early November
  • Accommodation2-4 star room
Tour Details

The Upper Dolpo trek in Nepal is a remote and off-the-beaten-path adventure that takes you to the stunning landscapes of the Dolpo region. Here are some tour details for the Upper Dolpo Jufal-Jufal trek. The trek typically takes around 24 to 26 days, depending on the itinerary and pace of the trek. The trek starts from Jufal, a small airstrip located in the Dolpo region. You can reach Jufal by taking a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then a short flight to Jufal.

To trek in the Upper Dolpo region, you will need a special permit called the “Restricted Area Permit” issued by the Nepalese government. Additionally, you will also need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.The Upper Dolpo region is known for its pristine beauty and unique Tibetan-influenced culture. Some of the scenic highlights of the trek include. The trek takes you to Phoksundo Lake, one of the most beautiful and deepest freshwater lakes in Nepal. The turquoise blue waters of the lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains create a breathtaking sight.

 Shey Gompa is a significant Tibetan Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 4,500 meters (14,760 feet). It is known for its ancient Buddhist artifacts and religious significance. The trek offers diverse landscapes ranging from lush green valleys to barren high-altitude deserts. You’ll encounter stunning waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and picturesque villages along the way. The trek takes you through traditional villages inhabited by the Dolpo people, who have preserved their unique culture and traditions for centuries. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. The Upper Dolpo trek is a remote and strenuous trek that involves crossing high passes and rugged terrain. The trek requires a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience in high-altitude regions.

 It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and porters for the Upper Dolpo trek. They can provide valuable assistance, navigate the challenging trails, and help you with logistics. Accommodation during the trek is in basic tea houses or camping in tents, as the region is not highly developed in terms of infrastructure. It is necessary to carry a suitable sleeping bag and other essential camping equipment. Due to the restricted nature of the Upper Dolpo region, there are limitations on the number of trekkers allowed each year. It is advisable to plan your trek well in advance and secure the necessary permits.The Upper Dolpo Jufal-Jufal trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the untouched beauty of the Dolpo region and experience its rich cultural heritage.

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Tour Highlights
  • Discover off the beaten path and unexplored wild Dolpo region in Nepal
  • Enjoy the adventurous camping trek in the North- Western region
  • Shey Phoksundo Lake (the deepest lake in Nepal), High Passes, unique landscape are the major attractions
  • Explore the ancient Shey Gompa (4,200m), old Bon monasteries and Tibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Popular for wildlife such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Sheep, Snow leopard
  • Visit Ringmo Village and experience about Tibetan culture
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: On your Arrival, Nepal Fair Step Trek’s represent will wel-come to you with Garland/Khata and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Darbar squre; historical place and visit to living Goddess Kumari, Pasupatinath and Baudhhanath; famous world heritages sites Hindu temple and Buddha Stupa) :( B)

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj

Day 4:Fly Nepalgunji -Juphal/Dolpo ( 2470 m )– Trek- Dunai ( 2140 m). Walking Time: 4 h, ↑100 m, ↓400 m, 12 km

Day 5: Trek Dunai – Tarakot ( 2550 m).Walking Time : 6 h. ↑400 m, 15 km

Day 6: Trek Tarakot – Laina Odar (3370 m). Walking Time: 6 h. ↑800 m, ↓300 m,18 km

Day 7: Trek Laina Odar – Nawarpani,( 3475 m).Walking Time: 4 h. ↑ 300 m, ↓200 m,

Day 8: Trek Nawarpani – Dho Tarap (3950 m) 8-9 hrs

Day 9:Trek Dho Tarap – Camp Site by Tokyu (4450 m).Walking Time: 5 h, ↑ 550 m, ↓50 m,

Day 10:Trek Tokyu – Jyanta Bhanjyang( 5220 m )- Darsumna Dhobhan(4310 m) Walking Time: h, ↑800 m, ↓950 m,

Day 11: Trek Darsumna Dhobhan – Saldang ( 3770 m) Walking Time : h, ↑150 m, ↓700 m,

Day 12:Trek Saldang – Namgung( 4430 m). Walking Time: 6 h, ↑ 600 m, ↓ 100 m,

Day 13:Trek Namgung – Sela La (5010 m) - Shey Gompa( 4370 m) Walking Time: 7 h, ↑ 600 m, ↓700 m,

Day 14: Rest day at Shey Gompa( 4370 m)

Day 15:Trek Shey Gompa – Camp Site( 4800 m) Walking Time: 3 h ↑ 500 m,

Day 16:Trek Camp Site – Kang La( 5360 m) - Forest Camp, 3750 m. Walking Time : 9 h, ↑ 600 m, ↓1600 m,

Day 17 :Trek Forest Camp – Ringmo(3730 m) Walking Time: 7 h, ↑ 600 m, ↓650 m,

Day 18: Trek Ringmo – Chepka (2840 m) Walking Time t: 8 h, ↑ 200 m, ↓1050 m,

Day 19:Trek Chepka – Juphal( 2470 m). Walking Time: 7 h, ↑ 400 m, ↓770 m,

Day 20:Flight to Juphal – Nepalgung -Kathmandu.

Day 21:Leisure (if would like to shorter the trek you may depart this day) day in Kathmandu.

Day 22:Transfer to international air airport.

Tour Package

Price Includes

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Airport pickup and drop (domestic and international)

Local transportation; (Domestic flight, road transport according program)

Hotels: (4/2) star standard hotel including breakfast (according to program in Kathmandu& other places)

Welcome and farewell dinner

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Patan Durbar square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath)

Sighseeing Bhaktapur and Boudhanath

Camping/ Lodge Trek’s cost according to program

Full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Government-licensed guide (English speaking or other foreign language if requested)

Required numbers of porters (1 porter for 2 guests; 12 kg per guest in Tea house trek)

Sightseeing entry fees/national park /conservation/restricted area permit fees (monasteries, temples, Stupa entrance fees but not donation.)

TIMS (Trekker’s information Management System) permits or peak climbing permit fees (according to your program)

Group First Aid Kits (We recommend bringing your personal first aid kit as well.)

Trekking bag for each guest.

Staff insurance

Complementary

Trekking bag for each guest

Nepal Fair Step Trekking printed T-Shirt

Price Excludes

International airfare from and to your country

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD 50 cash for 30 days visa and need to fill online form)

Excess baggage charges

Personal gears

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

Any meals (lunch &dinner) in Kathmandu – $ 10 to 15 for per meal in tourist restaurant (except welcome and farewell dinner)

Any kinds of drinks (alcohol &non-alcoholic beverage) neither during the trek nor in Kathmandu

Tips for staff (not mandatory but expected)

Hot shower, recharging of batteries (available during the

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