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Upper Dolpo Trek: Ancient Bon stupa in the Dolpo region

Upper Dolpo Trek

Situated North East of Nepal the Dolpo area is vast and covers 15% of Nepal. Hidden away by the lofty Tibetan plateau in the North, Dhaulagiri in the East (the world’s 7th highest mountain at 8,167 m), and mountain passes to the South, this large area is ...

Upper Dolpo trek - 6 Trips

Highlights
  • Explore the mystique hidden land of Inner Dolpo
  • With its untouched Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture Walk through desolate, stunning land
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Upper Dolpo Trek - Private Tour

The Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa trek is a not so frequented trek in Nepal ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathamndu/Kathamndu
  • Operator Adventure Bound Treks and Tours Active 7 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 2,476 22 days View Tour
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Oct 26
Oct 27
Highlights
  • Explore the mystique hidden land of Inner Dolpo,
  • Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture walk through desolate, stunning landscapes.
  • Holy Phoksundo Lake, with its enchanting blue and emerald colors
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Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa Trekking is amazing hike as we need to cross three... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,450 20 days View Tour
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Oct 26
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Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd

Upper Dolpo

Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in western Nepal, a truly... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 38 minutes ago
From US$ 3,000 21 days View Tour
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Oct 26
Oct 27
Highlights
  • Crystal clear lakes and sparkling waterfalls and dense forest
  • Magnificent views of the Great Himalayan Peaks
  • Centuries Old Shey Gompa
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Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd
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Upper Dolpo (Dolpa) Trek

On this 28-day trek, we will be taking you to one of the most remote ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 4,090 28 days View Tour
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Nepal Vision Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo was exclusively featured in the Oscar nominated docudrama “Caravan” directed by Eric Valli... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Nepal Vision Treks and Expedition
From US$ 4,489 23 days View Tour
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Oct 26
Oct 27
Highlights
  • The culture of Tibetan Buddhism, the Bon Culture and Bon Monasteries.
  • The arid and elevated landscapes.
  • The magnificence of Phoksundo Lake.
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Advanced Adventures Pvt Ltd

Upper Dolpo

The forbidden land for foreign travelers until 1996, Dolpo the land housing untouched territories also... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Advanced Adventures Pvt Ltd Active 16 hours ago
From US$ 4,200 19 days View Tour
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Oct 26
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Upper Dolpo Trek - Overview

Situated North East of Nepal the Dolpo area is vast and covers 15% of Nepal. Hidden away by the lofty Tibetan plateau in the North, Dhaulagiri in the East (the world’s 7th highest mountain at 8,167 m), and mountain passes to the South, this large area is one of Nepal’s hidden gems, one the Upper Dolpo Trek is definitely one of Nepal's yet to be discovered treks. 

Saldang village in Dolpo
Himalayan mountain landscape in the Upper Dolpo district
Caravan of yaks in the Upper Dolpo region
Dho Tarap Village in Dolpo

The beautiful and remote Dolpo trail traverses a variety of landscapes ranging from fertile rice terraces and eye-catching mountainous terrain to barren landscapes. Highly influenced by Tibetan traditions, the Dolpo trek also introduces Tibetan style villages and Bön monasteries. If looking for both a cultural and beautiful trekking experience, Dolpo is a great option.

While the Dolpo trek is truly beautiful, the mystique and uniqueness of the region was probably further made known by 'The Snow Leopard', the award winning novel written by Perter Matthiesssen in 1979, not to mention 'Himalaya', the 1999 Oscar nominated movie.

Being situated in the Shey Phoksundo National Park and only being opened up for tourism in 1989, the remote area of Dolpo is a must-visit for any trekkers looking for a cultural trek of a lifetime.

Upper Dolpo - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 3 - Medium
Trek Duration: 22 days
Remoteness: Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5250 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Flight

Upper Dolpo - Trekking Itinerary

Phoksundo Lake

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Day 02: Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal - trek to Dunai 2,150 m
  • Day 03: Dunai - Ankhe - 2,660 m
  • Day 04: Ankhe - Renje - 3,100 m
  • Day 05: Renje - Phoksundo lake 3,600 m
  • Day 06: Phoksundo lake - Phoksundo Khola - 3,510 m
  • Day 07: Phoksundo Khola - Phoksundo Bhanjyang - 4,400 m
  • Day 08: Phoksundo Bhanjyang - Kang La Pass - 5,150 m - Shey Gomba - 4,126 m
  • Day 09: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gomba
  • Day 10: Shey Gomba - cross the Saldang Pass - 4,785 m - Namdo - 4,400 m
  • Day 11: Namdo - Saldang 3,900 m
  • Day 12: Saldang - Sibu - 3,940 m
  • Day 13: Sibu - foot of Jengla Pass - 4,370 m
  • Day 14: Foot of Jengla Pass - Cross Jengla Pass - 4,850 m - Tokyu - 4,250 m
  • Day 15: Tokyu - Dho Tarap 4,090 m
  • Day 16: Rest day at Dho Tarap with the opportunity to speak with the local people of Upper Dolpo (also the option to simply continue the trek...)
  • Day 17: Dho Tarap - Serkam - 3,600 m
  • Day 18: Serkam - Khani Gaon - 2,550 m
  • Day 19: Khani Gaon - Tarakot - 2,280 m
  • Day 20: Tarakot - Dunai - 2,050 m (or straight to Juphal)
  • Day 21: Dunai - Juphal - 2,400 m
  • Day 22: Flights - Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Upper Dolpo - Safety considerations

All trekking agencies available at Bookmundi.com take safety seriously and are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. The trekking agencies will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting about the Upper Dolpo trek.

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