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Dolpo offers trekkers a unique Nepalese trekking experience. Sandwiched between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges in north western Nepal, the high-altitude region of Dolpo is remote, rugged and sparsely populated, offering the few travellers who visit striking landscapes, challenging trekking experiences and the opportunity to encounter a rich Tibetan culture.

Closed to outsiders until the 1990s, this isolated corner of the Himalaya is dotted with ancient Buddhist sites, nomadic camps and fortified villages where Tibetan culture remains largely unchanged. As we trek through this isolated environment, the arid landscape of sun-dappled plateaus and steep scree slopes is broken by snow-dusted peaks, fertile lower valleys and the spectacular blue waters of Phoksundo Lake.

Take a look at Stage 6 of the Great Himalaya Trail and join us on a unique and inspiring trek through the contoured landscape of the Upper Dolpo!

 
 
 

Our all inclusive approach

Save money, hassle and time by choosing a trek in Nepal that includes meals and necessary equipment like sleeping bags and down or fibre fill jackets.

Leaders in Porter Welfare

We're a founding member of the International Porter Protection. Ask us about our Porter Welfare Policy.

All meals on trek included

Meals on a two week tea-house based trek in Nepal could cost you more than US$800pp. Many other companies offer cheaper treks by not including meals.

Unrivalled experience

We've been operating treks in Nepal since 1975.

Experienced guides

From Tim Macartney-Snape, who with Greg Mortimer completed the first Australian summit of Mount Everest, to Bir Singh, one of Nepal's most experienced local guides, our leaders are the key to our success as they strive to make your experience exceptional.


 

10 Pieces Litter Initiative

'10 Pieces' is a litter collection initiative where travellers collect 10 pieces of plastic or paper litter on the trail each day.

This simple yet effective initative harnesses the collective power of tourists to keep wilderness trails clean and to educate local communities about the negative impact of litter on their environment and tourism economy.

Porter Welfare Policies

All porters we employ receive:

- A good working wage that is regulated by the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal and the Labor Union of Nepal, paying as per their guidelines, which are unionized

- We are one of the only trekking companies in Nepal to provide porters with three meals a day, prepared by our cooks, as well as lodging or tents, sleeping mats and blankets.

- Income protection and life insurance

- Access to the same first aid care that travellers receive including emergency helicopter evacuation if required

- A wind and waterproof jacket and over-trousers, woolen socks and gloves, leather or canvas shoes, sunglasses and a warm cap.

All porters carry a maximum of 30kgs (66lbs).

Regenerative 2030 Project

It is the aim of the World Expeditions Travel Group to integrate ‘regenerative’ projects into every one of our global operations by 2030 and raise funds through the World Expeditions Foundation to support these projects.


Wilderness camping

Enjoy fully supported camping in remote locations with our outstanding crew of sherpas, porters and kitchen staff. While the campsite locations have been handpicked for their location, our commitment to responsible travel ensures our footprint is kept to a minimum.

Eco-lodges

Select locations involve lodges on a twin share basis that provide a comfortable and hygienic environment to relax at the end of the day.

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated in good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.


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Currency

In Nepali the local currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). The Nepalese Rupee is different to the Indian Rupee, and the Government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees notes in Nepal.

It is difficult to convert your NPR back to foreign currency, and you will not be able to exchange NPR once back in your own country. There are many money change shops in Thamel and around Kathmandu where you will also be able to change money, however, note that many places will not allow you to change currency back. There are also ATM’s available for use in Kathmandu.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Nepalese traders do not like TORN notes. Most people will not accept them so ensure you check your notes when exchanging and refuse to accept any torn notes

International Dialing Code

+977

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Nepal is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C (two round prong).

Visas

All nationalities require a visa for Nepal. You will find visa application forms and detailed instructions in your pre departure information kit and the up to date prices for visas obtained in your home country. Please note that if you are applying in Australia you must fill out the visa form provided and paste or staple your photographs in the top right hand corner. However, please note that THE VISA IS ONLY VALID FOR 6 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE, ie. you must enter and depart Nepal within six months of the date of issue of the visa. If you are American or Canadian you will need to obtain application forms for your visa directly from your nearest embassy/consulate.

It is possible to obtain your Nepal visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport, however this is not ideal as it can cause long delays to your group. At the time of printing the cost is as follows;

15 day tourist visa US$25

30 day tourist visa US$40

90 day tourist visa US$100

(All are multiple entry)

Although the preferred payment is USD, AUD, CAD and GBP will also be accepted very readily.

You can collect the application form required to obtain your visa on arrival, from your reservation consultant or at the Kathmandu Airport on arrival. You should carry two current passport photographs with you, to obtain the visa. These prices are subject to change without notice, however we will do our utmost to keep you informed prior to your departure.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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