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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 one of Nepal’s hidden gems, ... Read More

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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Adventure Bound
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Pokhara, Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trek - Private Tour

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The Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa trek is a not so frequented trek in Nepal ... Read More
  • Operator Adventure Bound Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Guest House, Tent, Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Jeep & Flight
  • Age Range 15 to 70 years old
From US$ 4,576 22 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Visit the magical Shey Gompa, the spiritual heart of Inner Dolpo..
  • Explore the mystique hidden land of Inner Dolpo..
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Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Dolpo

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Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in western Nepal, a truly ... Read More
  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 3,400 21 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Hike in an isolated and less touristy region of Nepal.
  • Visit Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.
  • Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
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Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd.
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trekking

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Beyond the almighty Himalayans lies the isolated land, Dolpo, with its own unique geography, culture ... Read More
  • Operator Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd. Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Jeep
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 4,500 25 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
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
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Dolpo (Dolpa) Trek

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On this 28-day trek, we will be taking you to one of the most remote ... Read More
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent, Camping & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 4,090 28 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
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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Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trek

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Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa Trekking is amazing hike as we need to cross three ... Read More
  • Operator Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 3,850 20 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Trek through the Dolpo region on the sixth stage of the Great Himalaya Trail.
  • Witness one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, Phoksumdo Lake.
  • Cross the Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m).
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World Expeditions
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse

Experience the medieval fortified village of Chharka Bhot, the nomad camps in the heart of ... Read More
  • Operator World Expeditions
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 18 to 99 years old
SavingUS$ 300
From US$ 5,699 25 days View Tour
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Jun 6 10+ seats left
Jun 4 10+ seats left
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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: 21 days
Remoteness: Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5250 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Flight
Upper Dolpo Trek map
An overview map of the Upper Dolpo Trek

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 Gompa - 4,126 m
  • Day 09: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa
  • Day 10: Shey Gompa - cross the Saldang La Pass - 4,785 m - Namduna - 4,400 m
  • Day 11: Namduna - Saldang 3,900 m
  • Day 12: Saldang - Sibu - 3,940 m
  • Day 13: Sibu - foot of Jeng La Pass - 4,370 m
  • Day 14: Foot of Jeng La Pass - Cross Jeng La 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 - Juphal - 2,400 m 
  • Day 21: Juphal - Nepalgunj

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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