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Upper Dolpo

From US$ 3,000 per person
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  • Visit the magical Shey Gompa, the spiritual heart of Inner Dolpo.
  • Explore the mystique hidden land of Inner Dolpo.
Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in western Nepal, a truly isolated but artistic and spiritual corner of Nepal. Although some anthropologists and geographers had explored the region, the southern part of Dolpo was only opened for organized trekking groups with special permits. Peter Mathiesen's book - The Snow Leopard has contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. The Dolpo region provides Eco-adventurous routes including a wild and wonderful variety of flora and fauna: including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. The east and south is bordered by Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and the Chure Himal range and the West by the Jumla district. Dolpo is a unique Village inhabited by Bon and Buddhist settlers. The area displays tranquil and heart touching nature, off-the beaten trekking trials, different kinds of Nepalese art and spiritual activities.

Geographically Upper Dolpo is a southern extension of Tibet, but located in the state of Nepal. Since 1984 it has been the country’s largest national park and conservation area. The park sustains an abundance of wild life and monasteries, including the 800 years old Shey Gumba (Buddhist monastery), and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking Nepali people and their indigenous tradition and culture. You will be spending nights at isolated villages and be brought very close to the lifestyle of the local people and their culture.

Dolpo is one of the most beautiful and remote treks in Nepal, very rarely visited by trekkers. Shey Phoksundo National Park (3555 sq km) of mid-western Nepal is the focal point of Upper Dolpo.

During the Upper Dolpo trial we trek Five passes, over 16,500 feet, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. When crossing the 5 passes many mountain peaks can be seen including Nepal’s deepest lake “Phoksundo Lake”.

Dolpo will offer you an experience of a lifetime, trekking altitude ranges from 2,500m to 5,190m. It's a unique trek in Nepal, both suited for beginners as well as more experienced trekkers.
customer reviews about Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd
4.8 - Excellent Based on 242 reviews
Llewelyn's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“This was a great but difficult trek and my guide Dawa Sherpa made sure I was able to summit successfully and safely. I was nervous about the height but he made sure I could use my ropes and even roped us together for some of the more tricky sections. I also added the three passes to this trek, but ended up only doing Cho La pass to Gokyo. I do recommend Gokyo but I think trying to do Island Peak and all three passes in one trip is way too much (but an excuse to go back!).”
Charlotte's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“I completed the Annapurna base camp trek with Nepal Eco adventure and had the best time of my life. I would do it all over again the exact same way. Chhatra was incredibly helpful from the first email till I went to the airport, everything was run so smoothly and my plans changed a bit when I got there but Chhatra organized everything so smoothly. The trek was an incredible adventure, our guide Arun Karki was amazing and his knowledge of the mountains, English and service levels were amazing. Every need was catered for and each day ran smoothly and was well organized in advance. Our oxygen levels and heart rate were tested each night and he was constantly keeping an eye on us to make sure we were ok. We had many laughs during the trip, at the end you will definitely feel like a little family!

The food was a lot better than I imagined and the variety and amount was great. The accommodation was also a lot better than I imagined with showers and wifi etc. we could tell Arun didn't take us to the common popular places but secret nice ones just a 5 minute extra walk usually and well worth it as the standard was great!

Nepal eco adventure supplied me with a great jacket and they also have walking poles and sleeping bags on offer and some t shirts and hats. My shoes broke quite early and the guide let me use his while he walked in his sneakers for it. We really were well looked after.

I cannot recommend Nepal Eco Adventure more, everything was perfect and they made my holiday outstanding and so relaxing. I will definitely be back to do more hiiing and I sure will be going with you! All the best in the future and thank you for making my nepal experience such a good one !”
Peter's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
3 - Average
“The trek of ten days was a little bit too strenuous for us, maybe due to our age (55 and 60 y). It would have been better to plan a resting day after 4 or 5 days trekking. The last two days to the ABC were risky because we had to descent for 1000 meters both days and that is in fact too much because of the risk of altitude disease. And indeed, one of us got ill in ABC and we had to go down immediately. And that was a pity.
The trek itself was beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. Maybe a little bit too much rain, but that's 'force majeure'.”
what’s included
  • Full board meal (veg. /non veg.) during camping, prepared by our expert cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and other equipment during the camping trek. We will provide fully water proof two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, toilet tents etc.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. A cook, Kitchen helper, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Down sleeping bag / Jackets, walking poles, and other necessary equipments during the trek. (If you don't have you own)
  • Special Trekking upper Dolpo permit and other required paper documents.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal -Nepalgunj-Kathmandu including transport and airport tax airport taxes.
  • All our government taxes tourist service charges. official expenses.
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Your Travel rescue insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Laundry service and battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 21 days
Tour Type
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & nepali
Starts/Ends Kathmandu, Nepal/Kathmandu, Nepal
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