Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
2-12 people
Trip Grade
Tea House / Tent
Max. Elevation
B / L / D
Flight / Private Car
Best Season
Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Inner Dolpo trek is one of Nepal’s typical type of classic mountain treks. Nature rewards this isolated western part of Nepal with exceedingly amazing landscapes and serene beauty that resemble the ones of Roof of the world- Tibet. At places, the beauty of Dolpo by far surpasses the striking views people get to behold in Tibet. Explore Dolpo a company that solely targets to bring trekkers of around the globe to Dolpo and its neighboring region undoubtedly is the expert of treks in Dolpo. The highlight of Inner Dolpo trek is natural paradise, the oldest and most important monasteries like Yangzer Gompa and Shey Gompa.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m) flight and Juphal to Dunai (2140m)/ 3hrs.
Day 02: Dunai to Chhepka (2687 m)/ 6hrs
Day 03: Chhepka to Chunuwar / Amchi Hospital (3000 m)/ 6hrs
Day 04: Chunuwar / Amchi Hospital to Phoksundo Lake (3600m)/ 5-6hrs
Day 05: Phoksundo Rest day
Day 06: Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3630m)/ 5-6hrs trek
Day 07: Sallaghari to Nangdala HC (4717m)/ 5-6 hrs trek
Day 08: Nangdala HC to Shey Gompa (4343m) crossing Nangdala pass (5350m)/ 5-6hrs
Day 09: Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa (4360m) crossing Shey La Pass (5100m)/ 6-7hrs
Day 10: Namgung Gompa to Saldang (3770m)/ 4-5hrs
Day 11: Saldang Day hike to Yangjer Gumba (4590m)
Day 12: Saldang to Komash Village (4060m)/ 6 hrs trek
Day 13: Komash Village to Shimen (3850m)/ 6hrs walk
Day 14: Shimen to Tinje (4110m)
Day 15: Tinje Village to Yak Kharka
Day 16: Yak Kharka to Tokyu (4240m)
Day 17: Tokyo to Dho Tarap (3944m) Rest day
Day 18: Dho Tarap to Naworpani (3475m)
Day 19: Naworpani to Lashicap (2775m)
Day 20: Lashicap to Dunai 6hrs
Day 21: Dunai to Juphal
Day 22: Juphal to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight

Detail itinerary

You will be picked up at you airport from Nepalgunj by our representatives. Then, flight to Juphal which will take approximately 35 minutes. And after that our trek starts from Juphal. Juphai to Dunai is easy trek. Trek down to Kalagauda takes forty five which is followed by two hours of hike along the trails of river Thuli Bheri.

As the trek begins we will take you through the Dolpo trekking route via Sulighar, which is not difficult. Then you will go inside Shey Phoksundo National Park by showing the permit at Sulighat Check Post. As the trek goes on you will get a chance to see landscapes as we will move further through the lush tropical forest through mid-hill villages like Jutung and arrival at Shangta. From Shangta we will move towards Chhepka and overnight stay at the same place.

We will trek in the opposite direction of the river flow to Amchi hospital. The trek crosses the bridge over Phoksundo Khola twice and goes to Rechi (3011m) where we will stop for the lunch. Then we will hike along the riverside trail to Sulligad Dovan where we will cross the bridge over Phoksundo Khola and Yulung Khola & arrive at Amchi Hospital( Amchi refers to traditional doctors who treats you with the herbal medicine rather than chemical medicine). We will set our camps at the side of Amchi Hospital.

Then we will join the trail to Phoksundo Lake through forest by climbing of big cedars to Palam (3710m). Our route will continue to Ringmo Village, just below we will cross a bridge & follow the trail to Phoksundo Lake, where we will camp at National park camping grounds west.

You will have an amazing day today & also have best trekking day from Dolpo to Mustang Trek. It climbs along the narrow trail cut on a cliff standing vertically straight above Phoksundo Lake. To get to the Phoksundo Khola we will slide down for ninety minutes along the beautiful forests. Then, you will enjoy the night in the camps amongst beautiful pine forest.

Today’s trek is short in comparison to other trek. We will trek about three hours to reach Kangla/Nangdala Base Camp (4100m). As the trek begins we will move towards the Tuk Kyaksa River which will switches to opposite side of river several times. As soon as we reach at the place where there are rapids of rivers. After 30 minutes’ walk we will come across the wide valley followed by two hours of walk along canyon.

We will trek to Shey Gompa & nearby ‘Crystal Mountain’ which is the most sacred peak in Dolpo. Then we will move towards Kangla/Nangdala Pass which is along the graveled trail uphill for continuous three hours. The view from Kang La pass includes Crystal Mountain, the mountains in Tibetan territory and the mesmerizing landscapes of Dolpo & also the view of peaks Shey Shikkar and Kang Chunne which is both 6ooo m.

Today we will explore around Shey Gompa which is 800 years old with an ancient scroll describing about the crystal Mountains which is also known as Shelri Sumdho Gompa. The landscapes during the trek of this part are typical Dolpo Landscapes. Then we will begin to climb towards the top of Shey La Pass, which is almost two hours of hike. Through Shey La pass you will get to see magnificent views of Mustang to the East, Tiben to the North & Kyanjiroba, Kagmara & Riu Dhukta or Crystal Mountain to the west. We will spend nght at Namjung.

From Saldang, we explore the monastery of Namjung set on flanking cliff. As the trek begins we will follow Namga Khola cross pass more summer herding spots and emerge out of spur for a short hike down to Saldang. Saldang is a beautiful village with lots of dry land surrounded hills. Amchi tradition and Buddhism in Dolpo thrives here at Saldang. We'll get a chance to visit some local houses, drink some salt butter tea or chhyang (Tibetan barley beer) and sample the local fare at Saldang.

Today we will have a day hike after early breakfast to Yanjer the richest monastery of this region. We will have packed lunch and will come back to Saldang for the night stop after the exploration of the monastery.

We will trek for six hours today and reach village of Komash. Initially, the trail follows the Saldang Lek along the Rapyha Khola to the barren hillside. Exiting out to the elevated ridge of almost 4500m, the trail descends down steeply to Komash Village a village which bears similarity to a Tibetan village. Overnight in tents at Komash.

As from Komash village we might get change to see endangered animals like snow leopard or Blue sheep. On the way we pass small villages. The landscapes in the vicinity is full of highland deserts with few shrub like vegetation. After almost five hours of comfortable hike we arrive to Shimen. Overnight in the tented camps at Shimen.

The trail will go by the side of Panjyang Khola. There are some villages and gompas on the way to Tinje. Tinje is a very beautiful valley. There is a natural air strip where once a British aircraft had landed and taken off.

From the village of Tinje we will trek to Yak Kharka which will chases the trail beside Panjyan River to the small settlement of Chhamdang. Beside Chhamdang the trek along the river bank continues to the confluence of Chholtam Khola and Panjyan Khola. Trekking further we cross the bridge over Thalum Khola, which flows from Thalum Lek and arrive at Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is an open grazing ground for yaks and sheep. The grassy meadow of Yak Kharka makes for an excellent camping site

As the trek begins today we will cross bridge over Sulun Khola crossing the bridge over streams which will arrive at Choila North Pass which is difficult trek.This trek will take two hours steef climbing where Tokyu Camps are sen. We will settle our camps for the overnight stay.

The trek will cover long distances as we start the trek. We will hike along the flat trail beside Tarap Khola to Mirububane Khola Dovan- the confluence of Tarap Khola and Mirubabane Khola. Then the trek slides down to the bridge over Klang Khloa at Langa Camp. The trail continues to chase Tarap Khola with the picturesque views of arid landscapes. As the trek goes further the trail emerges and cross passes several villages like Sisaul, Gyamghar, Toltol and finally we come to Nawarpani for the night stop.

Today trek will begin on Trails that run beside Tarap Khola. The green forest start to emerge. Then we will move towars Lamchaur passing Lahini Odar desending to Chhedhul Gompa.

We will trek along the green woodlands high above Thuli Bheri River towards Tarakot. Just before arriving to Tarakot, we cross the bridge over the small stream. The last day of the trek is not less interesting. We trek on the trail that stretches beside Thuli Bheri River to Dunai via Lawan and Byasgad. The trail has forested region on its west, Thuli Bheri River and cultivated terraced fields on its East. We have our lunch at Dunai.

The chain goes by side of Bheri River till Kagawda and towards Juphal. A couple of hours trek from Dunai brings us to Juphal.

Juphal to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight

What's included?

  • All domestic flights.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, permits and local taxes.
  • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant.

What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Everest base camp trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.

Elevation Chart & Map