This Juphal to Juphal Wellness Tour is an Upper Dolpo circuit trek. Escape the rat race to this remote world of the old Bon and Buddhist area
This “Juphal to Juphal Wellness Tour” is an Upper Dolpo circuit trek. Escape the rat race to this remote world of the old Bon and Buddhist area.
Juphal to Juphal circuit trek
The ethereal part of Western Nepal, known as Dolpo, is cut off from the outside world by high passes, and only a few trekkers will ever visit this place. Our exceptional trek leaders will bring you into this remote, rare world of the old Bon and Buddhist area.
We will follow ancient trails to the remote high altitude villages where the people still live as their ancestors did as barley farmers and semi-nomadic yak herders wearing traditional handspun wool robes and boots. However, this is changing real fast as they have started visiting cities, and change is inevitable. Many of the villages in Dolpo still practice Bon, the religion that predates Buddhism. It is still one of the few places that practice this ancient religion.
This tough, rugged, and remote trek brings many rewards, including the astounding beauty of Phoksundo Lake, and visits many monasteries that are several centuries old. Our journey consists of crossing several high passes above 5,000 meters and camping above 4,000 meters for several nights.
We have always designed this trek to allow time to acclimatize. This area is so remote that we might only see a few other trekking groups, if any, at all. This remote trek is one of the few places in the world that is still possible. However, with the Government of Nepal’s plan to join all District headquarters by road, this will soon change.
Duration: 24 days
Nepal Region: Dolpo Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Transportation: Flight, Private vehicle
Accommodation: Camping, Lodge
Best season: June through September
Altitude (max): 5550 m
Max. group: 16
Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek – Juphal to Juphal Wellness Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: We obtain the permits and fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Morning flight to Jhupal and trek to Kagani 2300m. 3-4 hours. O/N at Tented Camp.
Day 04: Trek to Raichi (2,940m). 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 05: Trek to Ringmo/Phuksundo Lake (3,733m). 5-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 06: Rest, acclimatization, and explore. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Lekhi Dhunga (3700m). 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Nangdala or Kang La Phedi (4,700m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Shey Gompa (4,160m), 7-8 hours walk. Overnight in tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Namgung Gompa (place of interest) 4430m. 6-7 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Saldang Village (most beautiful village). 3980m. 5-6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 12: Rest day in Saldang. Visit Yangsher Gompa. 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 13: Saldang Village – Durki Khola. 4790m. 5-6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Thurki 4580m Via Jungla pass 5121m. 6-7 hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Dho Tarap 4040m. 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to Toltol 3500m. 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Laini Odar. 3300m. 5-6 hours. Overnight Tented Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Tarakot 2600m. 4-5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 19: Trek to Dunai for lunch and drive to Juphal fr 90 minutes. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 20: Fly via Nepalgunj to Kathmandu, where we check into our hotel.
Day 21: A free day in Kathmandu. Optional city tour. The group’s final evening together.
Day 22: Spare day just in case the days have to be extended (safety first)
Day 23: Fly back to home country