Classis Upper Dolpo Trek

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Classis Upper Dolpo Trek

Since yak is one of the most popular domestic animals in the upper region of Dolpo. Yak is used for different purposes like transportation, ploughing field, riding and sometimes they are used to open the trail when it is covered with snow. In the high region without yak the life is not only tough but nearly impossible. So the people have very close relation with yaks in other words yak are the family member.

Dolpo, which is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region, China in the North has business relationship since long. Once in a year there will be traditional exchange market in the borderline. Previously the people of upper Dolpo used to take the food stuff such as maize, wheat, buckwheat, millet etc. brought from the lower part of Dolpa they go to the border line and barter with salt. When the winter begins again with the salt brought from Tibet the people go to the lower region to barter with the food stuff.

As the time changes every moment, new ideas and creations take place and the people adopt them without any hesitations for survival. Eventually, the trend of the people of upper Dolpo has also changed a lot. Since the importance of Yarshagomba (Cordisep Cynensis) came in knowledge of the general people they became more concerned in trading of it. Since this is the natural product which is found wild in the pastures, doesn’t need any pre-investment for the cultivation. Its high market value is increasing every season as consequently the people have started to think that it is the main source of income of the family. Therefore, now a days people take this Yarshagomba to barter for modern food stuff and things of daily uses instead of salt.

Yak Caravan Trip is designed in such a way that the whole trip will go with yaks local traders. It is scheduled according to the movement of traders. So the trip will go all along the way that the traders use and will make camps where they rest, in close coordination with them. The trip will take you up to the borderline from where the traders enter into the business venue and we wait for their return and come back again with them. So being with these local people with the caravan of yaks provides the real taste of this upper Dolpo’s traditional trading. Anyone can imagine what a wonderful trip will it be? To make a journey within the spread of Upper Dolpa region, adapting the varied biodiversity on the arid highland in typical traditional way. How will you dream? Make your dream come true joining the Yak Caravan Trip.


Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, process for the permits.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

  • Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m) 35min flight-Dunai(2140m) 4hrs. walk.

  • Day 05: Trek Dunai to Chhepka (2720m ) .

  • Day 06: Trek Chhepka to Chunuwar (Jharana Hotel) 3110m.

  • Day 07: Trek Chunuwar to Phoksundo (3660m).

  • Day 08: Phoksundo to Rest.

  • Day 09: Trek Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3630m).

  • Day 10: Trek Sallaghari to Nangdalo Base Camp (93750m).

  • Day 11: Trek Nangdalo Base Camp to Shey Gompa-4343m (Crossing Nangdalo pass-5350) .

  • Day 12: Shey Gompa to Rest.

  • Day 13: Trek Shey Gompa to Namgong Gompa (4360m).

  • Day 14: Trek Namgong Gompa to Saldang (3770m).

  • Day 15: Saldang village to Rest.

  • Day 16: Trek Saldang to Sumdowa.

  • Day 17: Trek Sumdodwa to Saldang.

  • Day 18: Trek Saldang to Namgong Gompa.

  • Day 19: Trek Namgang Gompa to Shey Gompa.

  • Day 20: Trek Shey Gompa to Nangdalo Base Camp.

  • Day 21: Trek Nangdalo Base Camp to Sallaghari.

  • Day 22: Trek Sallaghari to Phoksundo.

  • Day 23: Trek Phoksundo to Chhepka.

  • Day 24: Trek Chhepka to Juphal.

  • Day 25: Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu (same day flight).

  • Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu.

  • Day 27: Depart Kathmandu.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.

Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including arrival and departure.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Classis Upper Dolpo Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Classis Upper Dolpo Trekking.
  • All domestic flights as listed in the itinerary with airport tax.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Classis Upper Dolpo Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Classis Upper Dolpo Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Classis Upper Dolpo Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Classis Upper Dolpo Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.

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