- Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj at 3-star hotel category
- Camping/ Tented Camp accommodation during the time of trekking
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The reason why the Upper Dolpo Trek is different. Because Upper Dolpo Trek takes place in an isolated region. You reach the highest table-land in the world and walk on it. Moreover, it becomes the best trek when it heads to the Tibetan Plateau and shows the Dhaulagiri Ranges. This plateau is not limited only to the geographical area of Tibet but also consists of the parts of Nepal. The Tibetan plateau is barren, more or less like a desert, and has stunning landscapes, There, you will walk on a trekking trail uphill and downhill and become breathless. Upper Dolpo Trek creates an opportunity. Because the Tibetan Plateau is the highest in the world.
In the Upper Dolpo Region, Upper Dolpo Trek starts from Juphal and takes you to beautiful landscapes, Phoksundo Lake, and through Ringmo village in Phoksundo National Park. With biodiversity and unique culture, this park is enriched. The park is also a fine place to observe primitive lifestyles and traditions, including the religion, Pre Buddhist Bon Po. Its Shey Gompas, the symbol of beauty and the spiritual center of the Upper Dolpo on the base of the Crystal Mountain, you will reach there with your guide.
Upper Dolpo Trek is a completely different journey, so it becomes a must for a trekker who wants to enjoy a vacation in remote areas of Nepal.
In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, you are going to stay at the 3-star category hotel (Value). During trekking, you will spend your night in a Tent Camp.
In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by private vehicle. As well as other transportation facilities like internal flights from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of our company when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain the trip information to you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it at your hotel lobby.
In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
Farewell dinner is a great moment for both of us. In farewell dinner, we are going to have our dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant. You can share your experiences during your visit to Nepal. Let us know about our company team and its services. Enjoy the dinner together.
Our company will provide you the accomplishment certificate and the Nepali typical gifts as a sign of love and reward. At the same time, we would like to be thankful and share our joy in trusting the Travel Max Guide team.
Travel Max Guide is a team of passionate working in tourism for more than a decade. Engaging in adventure and sustainable tourism. At the inception, our team was engaged in social work, supporting children of Nepal in an education program. Later we realize that we need to start our own business so how we can raise the fund. We came together with a new strategy and cast out our vision to run the travel business in Nepal. We can generate funds locally by serving our travelers by promoting and organizing trekking, tours, and other outdoor activities in Nepal.
More on, we are local experts and licensed holder guides who are certified by the Nepal Government. Our team is experienced and well trained in first aid, climbing and trekking, and other relevant knowledge and training.
Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give a copy to our company. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.
Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have a validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration
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and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.
Nepal is open for all seasons.
You can do a trek and tour in different parts of Nepal. For those who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.
By our previous clients’ suggestion and our experiences working in tourism. Travel Max Guide offers you exclusive extension holidays, optional itinerary, and additional services. These are optional addons or optional holidays. If you like to add some more holidays in Nepal, add them during the time of your booking. If you have your private holidays, want to customize them in your way. You can write us an email. Our travel planner will respond to you.
In group trekking normally there will be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 30 people. In the group trekking, there will be guide leaders, porters, and an assistant trekking guide for a group of 8 people and our trekking crew like cook and assistant cook. Our luggage will be carried by the mule. The company will run private trekking for you at your time frame and requirements and solo trekkers.
Travel Max Guide is the inception of the First Act Nepal (FAN). Our team is working for a good cause. That might be a good question- there are lots of organizations working for a social cause but why we are adding the numbers. What might be the reason? The reason is simple, we do love to share what we have. We are strongly guided by the principal, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” So we do.
Travel Max Guide supports a certain income to FAN. It’s a team working for the children of Nepal. Support for the child sponsorship program. It’s just a small contribution to our children who are longing for love and support. If our small contribution can make things different, why not? to be a contributor. We are looking to build our communities bigger where everyone can get an opportunity. So let’s share what we can, let’s do what we suppose to do. Listen from your heart. Ok fine, finally it’s time for action.
This topic is always a key point for us. And we are working on it too. If you are looking to do volunteer or engage in some kind of social work. You can contact us.
If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you travel documentaries, travel photography trips in all parts of Nepal. We will make the documentary for you. Take the special moments. If you are going to make it happen, you can contact us. This is our special offer, which is not included in the above price cost. You can send your group size, time frame, and requirements.
Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. On the trip normally there will be a photographer who will lead you to the Himalayas of Nepal through the lens. If you are a photographer, filming industry, or like to learn photography, Nepal is a perfect place for it. Contact us for more details.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu- Nepalgunj Duration: 1 hour
Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj to Jhuphal and trek to Shyanta (2520m) or Chhepka (2838m) Duration: 45 mins flight, 5-6 hours’ trek
Day 05: Trek to Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital (3110m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek to Ringmogaon (Ringmo Village) near Phoksundo Lake (3733m) Duration: 3 hours
Day 07: Rest Day at Ringmo Village/Phoksundo Lake- Visit to Bon Gompa
Day 08: Trek to Forest Camp beyond Sallaghari (3730m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Kang-La Low Camp (4400m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa (4310m) via Ngangda-La (Kang-La) (5360m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 11: Rest Day at Shey Gompa
Day 12: Trek to Namgung (4430m) via Shey-La (5010m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3770m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Chagaon (3840m) Duration: 4 hours
Day 15: Trek to Jyanta- La Base Camp (4550m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 16: Trek to Tokyu (4209m) via Jyanta-La/Jeng-La (5221m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 17: Trek to Dho- Tarap (3944m) Duration: 2-3 hours
Day 18: Trek to Toltol (3523m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 19: Trek to Laina Odar (3370m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 20: Trek to Lingdo (2391m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 21: Trek to Dunai (2140m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 22: Trek to Juphal (2475m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Day 23: Flight Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
Day 24: Leisure Day
Day 25: Trip Concludes
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Flight & Private Vehicle
Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD with your name on it so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle, or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee. After all these activities, if you have time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you what you most desired in a new place.
The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.
Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.
Nepalgunj is hot because the temperature shoots up to 40 degrees Celsius. It is a developed city because it shares its border with India. Lying in south-western Nepal, in the Terai Region, it is 8 km away from India. Some of its parts resemble northern India in terms of culture and traditions. Nepalgunj is also the gateway to enter Bardia National Park. It is also famous for the Bageshowri temple. There, you will also see horse carts. In the evening, you can visit Nepalgunj in a rickshaw. Since Nepalgunj is hot; it is home to mosquitoes. so you must have mosquito liquids.
This flight is a mountain flight because what you see is the view of snow-covered mountains. You do a morning flight. Landing at Juphal Airport is a new experience because you can experience such only in some parts of the world in which the runaway is made of gravel stones. From there, the trekking trail leads you to the Thulo Bheri River. On the way to this river, you walk through the fields of wheat and vegetables and later above this river. On the way, you will follow the Phoksundo River.
The trekking trail takes you to a suspension bridge and passes by the hospital. It goes up to the less vegetation area before it enters the Thulo Bheri valley and the Phoksundo river valley. On the way, you see the view of Kagmara Peak (5978m), pass through walnut groves, and then walk through Rahagaun villages. From there, you walk down a dense forest to reach Ankhe. Ankhe is the entry point of Phoksundo National Park. On the way, you will pass through Parela, Rahagaon, and Ankhe villages as well as cross the Thuri Bheri and the Suli Gad. Finally, we reach Chhepka. Overnight we stay at camp.
The trekking trail is difficult because it is narrow and steep. It makes you cross the river and takes you to the cliffs. As you head to these places, you will see the panoramic view of the mountains which makes you stop and rest. These places are difficult as well as they are viewpoints. The trekking trail ascends and descends to the river. The trekking that goes uphill is steep. Tonight, you will camp at Chunuwar near Amchi Hospital.
The first part of the trek is easy. But the remaining that is from Sumdo is steep and difficult. This also includes a climb up to a ridge and a stunning view of the highest waterfall in Nepal. Later, it takes you to the birch forest, the Phoksundo Khola, and Chortens and mani walls. You will head to the pass, and from there, you will see the first view of Phoksundo Lake. You will trek by the Phoksundo River most of the time and reach a village, Ringmo. The lake lies near this village; it is just a few minutes’ walk.
The trekking trail goes up in the western direction, towards the rocky area, along with the bank of the lake. Then, it reaches the meadow and the floodplain. Further, it takes you to the valley and makes you cross the river. This river is the Phoksundo Khola. The trekking trail is steep and takes you to the remote area of rock, crevices and flood plain. Today also, you will camp by the river. Near the river is a forest. You are in the valley. this you feel it on its bottom.
For the first hour, you walk on a leveled trail. During that walk, you cross a glacial valley. The remaining trail consists of the confluence of the rivers, here the confluence of the river is the Phoksundo Khola and a stream, and steep meadow, and valley. Trekking also involves crossing the bridge and walking steep uphill. From this step, you will see Kang-La pass. It also consists of Peter Matthiessen christened ‘Snowfields Camp’. It also showcases Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m).
In the morning, you follow an ascending trail. This trail is steep. This trail is also difficult. As it takes you to the top of the Pass, you will see the full view of the valley and the river. Also, you will see the excellent view of deserted valleys, Crystal Mountain and U-shaped canyon towards Shey-Gompa. After seeing this, you descend through meadows and cross the river several times. You then descend from the pass, cross the same river several times and walk through meadows where yaks and sheep graze. As you walk through small huts, a red Buddhist shrine welcomes you to Shey Gompa.
Today is an acclimatization day, and what you do today is a hike to Shey village. This village is famous for its ancient pre-Buddhist culture, the Bon Po. This culture also reflects the combination of animism and the teachings of Buddha. Walk around the area and explore Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa is the most famous monastery in the Upper Dolpo. Hundreds of Buddhist devotees visit Shey Gompa every year. To the east of Shey Gompa is Crystal Mountain. Villagers walk around this mountain before harvesting their crops.
The trekking trail descends and takes you to the forest of junipers. It also takes you to the canyon. It also changes its form by becoming zigzag. As it takes you to the top of Sela-La (Shey Bhanjyang), you will see the beautiful view of Namgung, a village, and the Namgung monastery. From the pass, the trekking trail descends to Namgung Gaun. This village has a monastery, and this monastery is on the top of a hill.
You follow up trekking trail and walk along with the mountains. The trekking trail is difficult. You have to walk on this because there is no option. While walking, you will see Saldang Village as well as a high plateau. You will also see the Namgung Khola, a river. The village is located on the top of a hill, above the Namgung River. Saldang Village is the largest village of the Upper Dolpo. Surrounded by terraced fields, Saldang is agriculturally prosperous.
Today, you trek through the terraced fields, Stupas, Chortens, Mani walls and by the Rapa Gumba. On the way, you come across Sugugaon, a village, high slopes, and the Namgung Khola, a river. You also come across the Dechen Laprang Gumba and see another monastery on the top of the cliff. From Saldang, the trekking trail takes monasteries, rivers, and local villages. You then will trek to Chagaon.
You walk along the river and find it easy. Later, you cross this river, then you head to the valley and follow the steep trekking trail. On the way, there is a meadow where you see the yaks grazing. The name of the river is the Nagon Khola. On the way, you will also see caravans of yaks. After a few hours of walk, you arrive at a junction of two small streams. You then begin upward climb to the base of Jeng La pass (Jyanta-La Base Camp).
You walk along with the Nagon Khola and meet the caravans. These caravans are heading to the Tibetan Nepal border. The direction they are heading in the North of Nepal. Looking at them, you turn east and then head to the confluence of the rivers and reach the base of Jeng La pass. From the top of Jeng La Pass, you can see the picturesque view of the Dhaulagiri massif. After that, you descend towards the Tarap valley. As you reach a stream, you will follow the stream to Tokyu village.
You walk downhill in the valley, seeing the lush vegetation on both sides of the river. What you see here is completely different from the one that you see in the inner Dolpa. There, you also see a marshy area which is said to be the common feature of the Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladakh Himalaya. The trekking trail is easy and passes through the broad fertile valley and by several chortens.
You follow the course of the Tarap Khola, reach narrow gorges, and then see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, and goats in the lower area. You will also reach the first steel suspension bridge which has been built to facilitate the movement of people and animals. The trekking trail is narrow in some parts.
You head to the gorge of the Tarap Khola, a river. The gorge sometimes gets so narrow that you can cross the river with a jump. Sometimes, you walk along with the river; sometimes high above the river. Sometimes the trail that you walk becomes narrow, and sometimes it becomes steep. Sometimes these natural trails have been turned into man-made.
First, you reach a village, Lalberi. From there, the trail takes you to a lush forest, gorge, and river. As it takes you to Tarakot, you will be in the landscape at the junction of the Barbung Khola and the Tarap Chu. Both are rivers. Tarakot is a small town that once used to be a fortress. It used to be the capital of Tichorung Kingdom and was a popular trading point. We will trek to Lingdo and camp over there.
You walk along the Bheri River, cross the bridge and reach the Lawan village. You keep on following the trail that goes by the Bheri River. This trail later ascends to the Byas Gadi. From there, the trailheads to the west and becomes easy. It then takes you to the Lochakhola Gaon and Dunai.
Take the earliest flight to Nepalgunj, and from there, fly to Kathmandu. You will be taken to the hotel where you had stayed on the arrival day. The flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj is a mountain flight because what you see is the view of snow-covered mountains. It will be an experience.
It’s up to you how would you like to spend your day? You can take a rest in a hotel, or you can buy some gifts for your friends and relatives. Thamel has a lot of tourist shops that sell Nepali hand-made goods. Your guide knows which not only sells these but also which gives a discount. Take advantage. In the evening, we will join for farewell dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant with a cultural show.
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In my 2 week stay, John was very professional and took me around to experience all that Kathmandu and surrounding areas has to offer. Sites were seen and many locals were met through John’s network. He is a kind man who will take care of any issue no matter how big or small. I highly recommend his company for any travel needs you may have.
I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.
Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.
Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.
What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us what we can provide you extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh made by political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now to bring some extra cash for the above situation, or for extra days, however, the above situation is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable.
Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. We will provide clothes and books for these children. Together with us, you can sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, let us work together for a global cause. We and you are contributing to a better life and the world. Being engaged in such a contribution or in a social response and communities’ development, we are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness and by utilizing local resources. Local ownership and governance concept development, we all can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work for a milestone. To make this successful, FAN believes that together, we can do and carry out a new horizon in the way we have dreamt.
First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.