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Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking

Overview – Upper Dolpo Yoga Trek

Upper Dolpo Yoga Trek
Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking offers you to experience the unforgettable moment of doing yoga in the higher altitude with trekking to the beautiful destination of Nepal. You can have the opportunity to observe the higher mountains, the Tibetan Plateau, the highest plateau of the world, which is also known as the roof of the world and forests. Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation are the tools which can help us to maintain our fitness and stamina while walking. We will trek with an experienced yoga teacher, who can teach you how to make your whole trek yogic and how to be 24 hours in the yogic mood.

There must be grit and determination to see the exotic expression of nature which can be experienced in greater height by visiting the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Among many adventurous trails in the mountainous area of Nepal, Upper Dolpo yoga trekking can be one of the most exciting and breath-taking experiences ever. Geographically being the largest district of Nepal, it has definitely an enormous area to visit. However, the trail mainly focuses to harness the culture and tradition of Tibetan origin followed by the upper Dolpo inhabitants. The people of upper Dolpo resemble the culture, custom and creed of the Tibetan community. Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking possesses one of the highest altitude villages in the world from the sea level. It’s frontier with two other Himalayan districts of Nepal named Mugu to the west, Mustang to the east and Tibet to the north tells its closeness to the Tibetan values.

Explore The Attractions Of Upper Dolpo

Upper Dolpo Attractions
Attractions Of Dolpo

Moreover, Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking has greater picture and prestige to offer to the trekkers. It has been endowed with Shey-Phoksundo Lake, the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Its amazing features having no animate creatures in the lake since the time immemorial. Furthermore, it magnetizes you with its colour-changing feature. It has always been a matter of mystery why this lake doesn’t accept and sustain the living creatures.

In spite of its natural prosperity and cultural richness, the district has yet to get the road connection from the rest of the district. The low region of Dolpo district has been occupied by the Kshetri, Bahun, Dalit communities which represents and follows the Hindu religion, Nepali culture as like majority of people of Hill and Terai regions. When the trail goes past the low land of the district following the edge Sano Bheri, we can reach to the villages with Buddhist flavour having monasteries, stupas and chortens along the way. The further high the trek heads the strong sense of Buddhist Tibetan atmosphere can be found. As a matter of fact, the rest of the upper Dolpo region is inhabited by the people of Bon religion and Buddhism. They have preserved their culture and custom with dignity and audacity. Definitely, they have not experienced the modernization taken place in the other parts of the country. Indeed, they have also not experienced the sense of derogation and submission by the outsiders. In spite of their highly difficult livelihood and climatic obstruction, they have been coping with the geography and securing their antique tradition and arts in the form of their houses, stupas, chortens and monasteries they have built. The cultural and religious festivals they perform smear the pure attachment and live affection of Tibetan culture in this part of the world. Even though the standard of living in this region looks very complicated and destitute, this has also been the circumstance which has made them one of the secluded and self-sustained people of the nation.

In recent years, the trade of Yarshagumba (very rare and precious herb) has rocketed high which has resulted in the upgrade of an economic standard of the locals. In the upper part of Dolpo district, there can be seen the hospital with basic infrastructures and very qualitative schools funded by philanthropic organizations and countries. They look very secure and safe even though they have been living the hardest of life one can ever imagine in this barren and harsh climate.

Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking has been enriched by the shrine of Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Mai Temple which has been believed as one of the seven powerful Goddesses. Among them, one has been preserved at the top of a hill inside a temple. This area is called Tripura Kot which is about one and a half hours of walking distance from Juphal village, where the airport has been situated. In fact, there is another airstrip named Pahara (Mashine Chaur) in the similar distance of Juphal village to the west of Tripura Kot whereas Juphal is to the south-east of Tripura kot.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements For Dolpo Yoga Trekking

Dolpo Trekking Experience
Experience For Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo yoga Trek is categorized as a difficult trek. In such trek, you are likely to walk for 6-7 hours, cross steep, hilly terrain and occasional high passes of up to 5500 m. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather on some days. You will also be facing high-altitude air with low levels of oxygen. Therefore, previous trekking experience, physical fitness and a positive attitude are essential. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is fundamental but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Glacier about your medical condition before booking the trek.

Best Time To Go For Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best months for this trip. Since the Dolpo region lies in the rain shadow area formed by Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, you can also take this trip during the Monsoon season (June to August).

Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1338m)

On this day, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will come to our office in Goldhunga. We will welcome at our office. We will check-in at the hotel and stay there. You can rest at the hotel or go shopping. We will have a welcome dinner organized by the office. Our overnight will be in Kathmandu at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Day

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

The second day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trek will be the day of sightseeing day of Kathmandu valley. We will visit Kathmandu valley with an excellent guide who can give us all the information about the place, where we visit. We will visit the places which are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Bouddhanath (Buddhist shrine), which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon or in the evening we will introduce each other and take information about the Yoga Trek, which will have been starting next day from Kathmandu. Our overnight will be at the hotel in Kathmandu.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this third day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trek, we will fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. It takes only about one hour to reach to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a very popular city of mid-western part of Nepal. It is the market centre of Karnali region. It is at the near to the border of India. It will be a very amazing time to explore the city of Nepalgunj. The most visiting place of Nepalgunj is Bageshwari temple which is the centre of the Hindu religion. There is the statue of Lord Shiva. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Nepalgunj.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and walk to Dunai (2320m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this day, we will fly to Juphal airport from Nepalgunj. Juphal is the airport of Dolpo district. It takes about 35 minutes to reach in Juphal. The flight will be amazing if we watch to the outside of the plane. We can see the beautiful mountains to the outside. Nepalgunj is a very hot city but Juphal is a cold area so we can feel the geographical difference in Nepal within such a short distance. After a short walk from Juphal, we can reach to the headquarters of Dolpo district, Dunai which is our final destination of the day. Our overnight will be at the hotel in Dunai.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka (2850m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This fifth day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking will the day of walking to Chhepka from Dunai. When we do yoga and have our breakfast, we will start to descend to Thulo Bheri River. We cross the suspension bridge of the river there and we enter into the area of Shey Phoksundo National Park, which is the biggest national park of Nepal. After crossing the forest, we will reach to Chhepka village. Chhepka is a small village of Dolpo. Our overnight will be in Chhepko.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 06: Trek from Chhkpa to Palam (3820m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this sixth day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking, we will start to Palam from Chhepka. We will walk having views of landscapes and forests. We can be delighted by the wonderful scene of the place. Enjoying our trekking, we will reach Palam, the final destination of the day. Our overnight stay will be at a tented camp in Palam.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 07: Trek from Palam to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3620m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This is the day of visiting the most beautiful lake of this area, Shey Phoksundo Lake. The scenery is very beautiful of this area. We will cross the Phoksundo waterfall. We can be spell bounded by the natural beauty of this place. Our overnight will be beside the lake in the tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 08: Exploration in Shey Phoksundo

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

Our eighth day of Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking will be the day of exploring the day of Lake Shey Phoksundo. We will visit the lake and see the beauty of the area. We can see the lake from our closer view. We may join with the local people to talk about their culture and we can take any information about the lake and many more. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 09: Day of Exploration day of the area

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This day also will be the day of exploring the day of the Lake and around the area. The surrounding is very beautiful to be observed. We will feel the beauty and nature of the place. Lake is very beautiful with its blue colour. We will learn about the different culture and tradition of this place. People of this area believe in Bone Tradition of the Buddhist religion. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 10: Trek from Shey Phoksundo to Salla Ghari (3700m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this tenth day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking, we will start to Salla Ghari from Shey Phoksundo Lake. This area is the place where the famous film Caravan was shot. The director Eric Valli was nominated in the Oscar award at that time. This place is very beautiful from where the Kanjirowa Mountain can be observed. Finally, we will reach to Salla Ghari, which is our destination of the day. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 11: Trek from Salla Ghari to Lar Tsa (4120m) 6hrs

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

Our 11th day of Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking will be the day of trekking to Lar Tsa. We have to ascend to the path. We can see the place barren because there is no vegetation by the snowfall. We can enjoy beautiful landscapes in the way. We should be very careful when we walk in such a higher area. Our overnight stay will be at a tent in Lar Tsa.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 12: Trek from Lar Tsa to Shey Gompa (4320m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This 12th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga trekking will be the day of starting to Shey Gompa. On the path, we will trek to Kang-La (5350m), which is a very famous pass of this area. The way is a little bit difficult to go to the pass because it is at the height of 5350. From there we descend to the path and reach to Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa is a small village of Dolpo region. There is a famous Gompa which is believed to be built many centuries ago. This Shey Gompa is considered as a religious centre of Buddhist people. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 13: Rest day for acclimatization

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This 13th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking will be the day of acclimatization. We should rest to assimilate with the higher altitude. On this day, we will rest in Shey Gompa and observe the nearby area. We will explore the monastery and rest for acclimatization. We will meet with Sherpa people from the village. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 14: Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung (4430m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this 14th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking, we will start to walk to Namgung from Shey Gompa. On the way we will cross two passes Sheyla Pass and Glen-La Pass, both are above the height of 5000 meters. On the way, we can observe the beautiful area of Tibetan Plateau. We can see the area of Mustang from our trail. Our overnight stay will be in a tent.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 15: Trek from Namgung to Saldang (4050m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This is our 15th day of Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking and we will head towards Saldang from Namgung. We will descend to the trail. Finally, we will reach to Saldang, which is our last destination of the day. Saldang is a big village in the area. This is a very beautiful village from where we can see the beautiful landscapes. This village is growing upwards in the economic sector by the tourism business. Our Overnight stay will be at Saldang.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 16: Trek from Saldang to Jengla (4480m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

This 16th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking will be the day of starting to Jengla from Saldang. This day’s trek will be very adventurous and amazing. We will pass the terraced fields and some monasteries on our way. We will reach to Namdo, which is a very small village. We pass the Namdo village and start towards Jengla. Our overnight stay will be in Jengla.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 17: Trek from Jengla to Tarap (4200m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

Our 17th day of Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking will be the day of heading to Tarap village. There is a school, which is established by the French people and the name of the school is also French School. We will visit the monasteries in that village. We can observe how people weave Thanka. Our overnight stay will be in Tarap.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 18: Trek from Tarap to Serkam (3600m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this day, we will start to Serkam from Tarap. This day’s trek will be very adventurous. We will walk along Tarap Khola. We will descend to the downwards. We will continue our trekking with the narrow deep gorge. Finally, we will reach to Serkam village, which is our last destination of the day. Our overnight stay will be in Serkam.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 19: Trek from Serkam to Tarakot (2543m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this 19th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking, we will start to Tarakot from Serkam.

On the way, we will cross some suspension bridges. When we reach to Tarakot village, we can see the crops in the fields growing by the villagers. Our Overnight stay will be in Tarakot.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 20: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai (2100m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this 20th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking, we will head towards headquarter of Dolpa district, Dunai. This day’s trekking is easily more than precious day’s. We can enjoy in the bank of the Bheri River. Dunai is the lowest point of Upper Dolpa. Our overnight stay will be in Dunai.
We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 21: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2320m)

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

We will start to walk to Juphal on this day form Dunai. This is the last day of our real trekking. It doesn’t take long to reach to Juphal from Dunai. We will enjoy the great success of our trekking. We will rest in the guest house in Juphal. Our overnight will be in Juphal.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 22: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu

We will do Yoga in the morning before breakfast.

On this 22nd day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking, we will fly to Nepalgunj from Juphal and after reaching to Nepalgunj we will fly again to Kathmandu. On our flight, we can enjoy the beauty of the landscapes of many places. Finally, we will be in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Kathmandu.

We will practice Pranayam and Meditation in the evening.

Day 23: Departure day

This is 23th day of our Upper Dolpo Yoga Trekking and we will leave to our country from Nepal. We will wish your safe journey. You will bring many unforgettable memories from Nepal.