Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo trekking is the challenging and adventurous trek in the remote and least developed region in the western partof Nepal. Upper Dolpo region which is bordered with Tibet and lies beyond the Dhaulagiri massif offers the pristine natural beauty. Upper Dolpo region was opened for foreign trekkers in 1989. This trekking region is categorized as the controlled / restricted tourism area by the government of Nepal and to trek in this region trekkers requires the special permit from the government. In this region trekkers find the serene beauty of the nature as well as the rich and unique culture of Bhotiyas, the major inhabitants of this region. The people of this region follow the pre Buddhist Bon Po religion and their culture is similar to that of the Tibetan people. During the Upper Dolpo trek, visitors can enjoy the views of snow clad mountains likes and thrilling landscape and also can explore the diverse wildlife, ancient and remote villages, as well as the culture and lifestyle untouched by modernity.
The major highlights of the Upper Dolpo are the biggest national park of Nepal Shey Phoksundo National Park, Shey Phoksundo Lake, Mountain views of Kanjirowa, beautiful Buddhist monasteries etc. which offers the unique experience to the visitors. In Shey Phoksundo National Park you may encounter with different wild animals and birds like rare blue sheep, spotted leopard, the Himalayan black deer, Himalayan wolf etc as well as explore many medicinal herbs. Your journey to the Upper Dolpo region starts with the flight to Jhuphal from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. From Jhuphal you start your trek and head to the upper Dolpo passing through the peaceful forest of pines and rhododendron, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Shey Phoksundo Lake, beautiful valleys enjoying the natural and cultural beauty. the amazing vistas of the mountain ranges like Kanjirowa, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna etc, on the way mesmerize you. Trek To Upper Dolpo gives you the life time memory. To enjoy the culture and nature of this region, best seasons for trekking are autumn and spring.

>>A very remote and restricted area
>>Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries on cliff sites
>>Magnificent views of great Himalayan peaks
>>Breathtaking dry desert and landscapes
>>Experience Trans- Himalayan culture & tradition
>>Beautiful tranquil lake and sparkling water falls


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2,150m.)
Day 05:Dunai to Ankhe (2,660m.)
Day 06:Ankhe to Sulighat
Day 07:Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake
Day 08: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake to Phoksundo Khola
Day 10: Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Day 11:Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass
Day 12:Rest day at Shey Gompa
Day 13:Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
Day 14:Trek to Saldang
Day 15:Trek to Sibu
Day 16:Trek to Jeng-la Phedi
Day 17:Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la
Day 18:Trek to DhoTarap
Day 19:Rest Day at DhoTarap
Day 20:Trek to Tarap Khola
Day 21:Trek to Khanigaon
Day 22:Trek to Tarakot
Day 23:Trek to Dunai
Day 24:Trek to Jhuphal
Day 25:Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 26: Departure


  • Airport picks up and drops off (necessary Transport).
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu with World Heritage site.
  • Upper Mustang Special permit
  • Flight tickets Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservetion entry permits fees.
  • Accommodation and food(while on Upper Mustang Trek).
  • Two Nights hotel Accommodation with B/B in Kathmandu (3 star standard),Two Nights tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • English speaking trekking guide.
  • Two Persons = 1 Porter.
  • Nepali staff wages,equipment,insurance and other facilities.
  • All programs according to itinerary.


  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses including beverages soft /hard /drinks
  • International Airport Departure taxes and all Monuments entrances fees and taxes.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Emergency rescue.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Guide, Assistant and Porters).

Trip Facts

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  • Duration26 Days
  • Difficulty
  • Altitude5240m
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