Upper Dolpo Trek

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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +18
  • 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 370 reviews
  • Andrea
  • From Italy
  • On Jun 30 2017
4 - Very Good
Andrea's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Very Good”
  • Ying
  • From UK
  • On Feb 10 2017
5 - Excellent
Ying's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“A wonderful little try through the foothills of the Himalayas. Not particularly difficult, one just needs a little determination after a few days of walking downhill in snow. BEAUTIFUL views from Poonhill and throughout the entire trek. The hot springs are a great touch at the end as well. Beware of donkeys!”
  • Anonymous
  • From Vietnam
  • On Mar 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“The trip is so great, no word can't describle. I have a lot of good memory with this.”
  • Day 1: Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 2: Fly to Juphal (2,400m) and Trek to Dunai (2,150m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Ankhe (2,660m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Renje (3,104m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m)
  • Day 8: Cross Kang La pass (5,151m) and Trek to Shey Gompa
  • Day 9: Rest and Exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,126m)
  • Day 10: Cross Saldang La pass (4,785m) and Trek to Namduna Gaon
  • Day 11: Trek to Saldang (3,903m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Sibu (3,942m)
  • Day 13: Trek to the foot of Jeng La (4,369m)
  • Day 14: Jeng La pass (4,845m) and Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Serkam (3,630m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Tarakot (2,281m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Dunai (2,052m)
  • Day 20: Trek to Juphal (2,404m)
  • Day 21: Fly to Nepalgunj and connect flight to Kathmandu
  • 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.
  • 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).
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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