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 1Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 2Explore Kathmandu
Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj492 m1 hr
Day 4Fly to Juphal; trek to Dunai2,140 m3 hrs
Day 5Ankhe2,660 m6 hrs
Day 6Sulighat3,500 m6 hrs
Day 7Phoksundo Lake3,600 m5 hrs
Day 8Phoksundo Lake3,600 mRest day
Day 9Phoksundo Khola3,507 m5 hrs
Day 10Phoksundo Bhanjyang4,402 m7 hrs
Day 11Shey Gompa (4,126 m) (via Kang-La pass)5,151 m6 hrs
Day 12Shey Gompa exploration5,151 mRest day
Day 13Namduna Gaun (4,400 m) (via Saldang La)4,785 m7 hrs
Day 14Saldang3,903 m5 hrs
Day 15Yangze Gompa3,855 m5 hrs
Day 16Sibu3,942 m6 hrs
Day 17Jeng-la Phedi4,369 m6 hrs
Day 18Tokyu Gaon (via Jeng pass)4,369 m5 hrs
Day 19Dho Tarap4,090 m5 hrs
Day 20Dho Tarap exploration4,090 mRest day
Day 21Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)3,800 m6 hrs
Day 22Khanigaon2,550 m5 hrs
Day 23Tarakot2,281 m5 hrs
Day 24Dunai2,140 m6 hrs
Day 25Juphal2,502 m3 hrs
Day 26Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj2 hours
Day 27Depart Kathmandu

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Upper Dolpo Trek
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/ Adult

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