Upper Dolpo Trekking

This area is one of the most captivating regions which consist of many huge mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba among many others which are enough to make one enjoy fullest. According to the ancient history, there used to be the small kingdom on the lower Dolpo before. This area is full of mountains and the trekkers can eye feast the view of this scenic region as the mountains gives an touch up effect as in beautiful paintings. The elevation of the trails is from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level. As one passes by, the trek is full of wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the life style of the local people and their innocent and friendly habits which will make you their own.

The beauty of this region is itself the most wonderful faculty to eye feast oneself. As to describe, Peter Matthiessen is a well known personality who has already measured this trails with his footsteps. The snow leopard and David Snellgrove, a Himalayan Pilgrimage has contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. This personality has upgraded the value of this region more as this region itself is worthwhile valued. As this area was opened in 1989 for trekking, its pristine beauty and rugged charm just allure anyone to the depth. The people and their life style and culture are almost untouched and unexplored. The geographical features of Dolpo is something that resembles of the Tibetan Plateau instead of the lush, green, monsoon watered hills, elsewhere in Nepal, at comparative altitudes. With a language that relates Tibetan accent, the people are very pleasant by nature and follow the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. One should come and explore this untouched region to get the experience of nature at its best. Join us for the enchanting journey of Dolpo trekking for once a life time experience.

Trip facts

Duration: 28 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Very Strenuous

Trip Cost: 


Max Elevation: 5200

Trip start from: Kathmandu

Trip end at: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotels & Camping

Minimum group size: 2

Day 1 :Arrival, Check in Hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 2 :Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 3 :Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 4 :Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 45 minutes fly (2320m) and Trek to Dunai 2850m. 3hrs walk.

Day 5 :Trek from Dunai to Ankhe2896m.

Day 6 :Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat 2950m.

Day 8 :Trek from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake 3500m

Day 9 :Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 10 :Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola

Day 11 :Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

Day 12 :Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass

Day 13 :Rest day at Shey Gompa Explore the Crystal Monastery

Day 14 :Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun 4800m via Saldang La 5200m.

Day 15 :Trek from Namduna to Saldang 3620m

Day 16 :Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa 4960m.

Day 17 :Trek from Yangze to Sibu 4560m.

Day 18 :Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi 4900m.

Day 19 :Trek Jeng-la to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la 5090m.

Day 20 :Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Dho Tarap 4040m.

Day 21 :Rest Day at Dho Tarap and Exploration

Day 22 :Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) 3800m.

Day 23 :Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon 3150m.

Day 24 :Trek from Khanigaun to Tarakot 2537m.

Day 25 :Trek from Tarakot to Dunai 2140m

Day 26 :Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal

Day 27 :Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj, fly back to Kathmandu

Day 28 :Final Departure.

Cost Include(s)

    • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
    • Accommodation during trek (local lodge and camp).
    • All camping gear, fully organized.
    • Domestic Flights tickets
    • Government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
    • Upper Dolpo Special Permits and Conservation park fees.
    • TIMS Card.
    • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided Tour in city with Expert tour guide.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
    • Upper Dolpo Trekking Map for Each Member
    • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Exclude(s)

    • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
    • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Extra baggage charges
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
    • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • Service other then mentioned above
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
    • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
    • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
    • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.

The Caravan or The Himalaya (nepals first english subtitled movie) was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category which was featured in dolpo.

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