Upper Dolpo Trek

27 Days


Upper Dolpo Trek route is a remote and unspoiled route close to the Tibetan border of Nepal. Government open Upper Dolpo Trek in late eighties for foreigners. As a result no foreigner could have trek in this region before eighties.

Peter Matheson describes his journey through the attractive land of Dolpo in his book ‘The Ounce.”  It is a very good place for pictures as well. So, Nepal’s initial English subtitle film “Himalaya” was shot in this region.

The customs and traditions in this region are similar to those of Sitsang. Sitsang is one of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal which requires special permission. This special permit charges 500 USD for your initial ten days and an additional 50 USD every day after that. Our Upper Dolpo Trek has a minimum requirement of two trekkers; individual trekkers won’t get permission from the trekking permit immigration.

Upper Dolpo Trek is also known as off the beaten trail of Nepal lies in the least developed district of Nepal, So travelers seldom visit this region. The trek passes through attractive and beautiful valleys, remarkable villages and native settlements, stunning mountain views, and forests of pines, oaks, and rhododendron plants.

The highlight of this trek is the Associate of Nursing people as well as amazing landscapes and ancient monasteries. The Shey Phoksundo Lake which lies in the Ringmo village is the deepest lake in Nepal with 475 feet (145 meters) depth, according to a survey by the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology. We also pass the holy mountain, Crystal Mountain, where many pilgrim travelers visit the higher Dolpo region annually and hold a celebration of the mountain. The individuals of this region mostly speak Tibetan languages, not as many understand the Nepali language.

Things to note

-This trek begins and ends with a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

-This trek is only open in the late spring/monsoon season and is closed in the winter due to serious snow

Brief  Itinerary

Day Destination Altitude Duration
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 492 m 1 hr
Day 4 Fly to Juphal; trek to Dunai 2,140 m 3 hrs
Day 5 Ankhe 2,660 m 6 hrs
Day 6 Sulighat 3,500 m 6 hrs
Day 7 Phoksundo Lake 3,600 m 5 hrs
Day 8 Phoksundo Lake 3,600 m Rest day
Day 9 Phoksundo Khola 3,507 m 5 hrs
Day 10 Phoksundo Bhanjyang 4,402 m 7 hrs
Day 11 Shey Gompa (4,126 m) (via Kang-La pass) 5,151 m 6 hrs
Day 12 Shey Gompa exploration 5,151 m Rest day
Day 13 Namduna Gaun (4,400 m) (via Saldang La) 4,785 m 7 hrs
Day 14 Saldang 3,903 m 5 hrs
Day 15 Yangze Gompa 3,855 m 5 hrs
Day 16 Sibu 3,942 m 6 hrs
Day 17 Jeng-la Phedi 4,369 m 6 hrs
Day 18 Tokyu Gaon (via Jeng pass) 4,369 m 5 hrs
Day 19 Dho Tarap 4,090 m 5 hrs
Day 20 Dho Tarap exploration 4,090 m Rest day
Day 21 Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) 3,800 m 6 hrs
Day 22 Khanigaon 2,550 m 5 hrs
Day 23 Tarakot 2,281 m 5 hrs
Day 24 Dunai 2,140 m 6 hrs
Day 25 Juphal 2,502 m 3 hrs
Day 26 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj 2 hours
Day 27 Depart Kathmandu

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