• Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 25 days
  • Max Altitude: 5350m
  • Price: $2,500

Upper Dolpo Trek was open to the trekkers after 1989. Situated between beautiful Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and Tibetan plateau Upper Dolpo attracts the visitor with its unique natural, cultural and historical heritages. The trip begins with arrival at Kathmandu and sightseeing of world heritage sites for couple of days. The trekkers begin the real adventure after a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and then a connecting flight to Juphal, district headquarters of Dolpa. The trek to mystic Dolpo region starts from Juphal and leads to magnificent mountain passes and mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal. The trails above Phoksundo Lake offer fantastic adventure to take the trekkers to Shey Gompa-an 11th century monastery with archeological, historical and religious importance. From Shey Gompa trekkers follow the ancient salt trading route connecting Tibet and Dolpo region.
Upper Dolpo Region Trek came to limelight after Peter Matthiessen visited the region in 1973 along with a friend to study on study about Himalayan Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard. This popularity of Dolpo region further increased with the release of Oscar-nominated movie Caravan, based on hardships, culture, religion and lifestyle of people of Dolpo. The 4 weeks trek ends at Juphal and flight back to Nepalgunj and then Kathmandu.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 02:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight
Day 03:Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m) flight and Juphal to Dunai (2140m)/ 3hrs.
Day 04:Dunai to Chhepka (2687 m)/ 6hrs
Day 05:Chhepka to Chunuwar / Amchi Hospital (3000 m)/ 6hrs
Day 06:Chunuwar / Amchi Hospital to Phoksundo Lake (3600m)/ 5-6hrs
Day 07:Phoksundo Rest day
Day 08:Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3630m)/ 5-6hrs trek
Day 09:Sallaghari to Nangdala HC (4717m)/ 5-6 hrs trek
Day 10:Nangdala HC to Shey Gompa (4343m) crossing Nangdala pass (5350m)/ 5-6hrs
Day 11:Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa (4360m) crossing Shey La Pass (5100m)/ 6-7hrs
Day 12:Namgong Gompa to Saldang (3770m)/ 4-5hrs
Day 13:Saldang Day hike to Yangjer Gumba (4590m)
Day 14:Saldangto Komash Village (4060m)/ 6 hrs trek
Day 15:Komash Village to Shimen (3850m)/ 6hrs walk
Day 16:Shimen to Tinje (4110m)
Day 17:Tinje Village to Yak Kharka
Day 18:Yak Kharka to Tokyu (4240m)
Day 19:Tokyo to Dho Tarap (3944m) Rest day
Day 20:Dho Tarap to Chhegur Cave (3441m)
Day 21:Chhegur Cave to Tarakot (2537m)
Day 22:Tarakot to Dunai 6hrs
Day 23:Dunai to Juphal
Day 24:Juphal to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight
Day 25:Depart Kathmandu

Package Includes
  • All accommodation
  • All Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea and coffee
  • Porters in the ratio of 2:1
  • All entry and permit fees
  • Service charge


Package Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers