Upper Dolpa Trek, Se Phoksundo Lake


High Dolpo, aka « The Hidden Country », in Tibetan, Phoksundo Lake, the salt route and yacks caravans between Indian and Tibet. Trek under tents, dived into an isolated region, with a strong Tibetan culture.


Day 1 : Arrival - Kathmandu
You will be received by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu
Guided tour of the Kathmandu’s valley and of its principle monuments.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Nepalganj (400 m)
Flight to Nepalganj (1h30). Night in an hotel.

Day 4 : Safe day in case of bad weather

Day 5 : Nepalganj - Juphal - Dunaï (2200 m) - 4h
Flight to Juphal (35 min) and then trek to Dunaï.

Day 6 : Dunaï - Tarakot (2455 m) - 5h
You continue your immersion into South Dolpo. You discover the mythic monastery of Pematchöling.

Day 7 : Tarakot - Lahini (3260 m) - 7h
You begin the ascent of Tarap Chu valley. Arrival on Lahini.

Day 8 : Lahini - Surdum (3 620 m) - 5h
The pace is slow: paths are steep.

Day 9 : Surdum - Dho Tarap (4 040 M) - 4h
You continue your progression in Trap Chu valley. You foresse the Ribo Bhumpa monastery, which means you are getting near Dho Tarap.

Day 10 : Dho Tarap (4 040 m) - 2h
Rest day dedicated to visit of monasteries and acclimation.

Day 11 : Dho Tarap – Foot of Khyung La (4 550m) - 6h
You cross the swarming village of Tarap Chu. Then, you get to Tok Kyu and you camp will be at one hour of this village.

Day 12 : Khyung La (5 000 m) - Langmasia La (5 100 m) - 8h
This morning, you head to Khyung La. Nigh under tent, just after you manage crossing Langmasia La.

Day 13 : Langmasia La - Sela Mungchung La - 8h
You climb to Sela Mungchung La. You swiftly reach the other face of the col before setting up your camp for night.

Day 14 : Sela Mungchung La - Shey Gompa - 4h
You trek towards the remote village of Shey Gompa, which is one of the most religious one in Dolpo.

Day 15 : Shey Gompa - Mendok Ding - 8h
A long walking day which makes you able to leave Tar valley. You discover the Tsakang monastery. Then you reash Mendok Ding where you sleep.

Day 16 : Mendok Ding - Lar Tsa - 4h
You begin your descent until Lar Tsa.

Day 17 : Lar Tsa - Chunemba - 6h
You go along a ridge before getting involved in a steep descent which leads to Kangh Gompa. You reach Chunemba where you set camp.

Day 18 : Chunemba - Lac Phoksumdo - Ringmo - 6h
You go along Phoksumdo lake until Ringmo.

Day 19 : Ringmo
You enjoy this day to walk around Ringmo. Temples hold a lot of Buddhist paints and statues.

Day 20 : Ringmo - Hanke - 7h
You leave Ringmo and cross a crest (3780m). Then, you head to one of the highest Nepali fall. (300m). In the afternoon, you reach Hanke.

Day 21 : Hanke - Juphal - 6h
You find again the green valley and cross several villages.

Day 22 : Flight Juphal - Nepalganj - Kathmandu – Then free time

Day 23 : Kathmandu
Free time in Kathmandu

Day 24 : International Departure

Price Includes

→ KTM hotel room with breakfast

→ Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites

→ National park permit fee

→ Special trekking permit fee

→ Government licensed and trained local English speaking guide

→ All hot meals during the trek

→ Guide, food, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes

→ All the transport and internal flights during the program

The price does not include

→ Your all kinds of insurance

→ Visa fees

→ Lunch and dinner in cities

→ Drinks

→ Tips

→ On May or from mid August to October (To be agreed from at least 4 people)