Upper Dolpo Trekking







Opened to trekking in 1989, the Dolpo region is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm. Lying in the rain shadow area of the Himilaya, the landscape resembles that of the Tibetan Plateau instead of the lush green , monsoon watered hills, elsewhere in Nepal, at comparative altitudes.


Possibly the last sanctuary of Bon Po, a Shamanistic religion that pre-dates Buddhism, the home of rare Himalayan animals like the shy Snow Leopard, Tibetan Hare and the Himalayan Weasel it falls within the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in western Nepal. Lake Phoksumdo, the Blue Lake, and the ancient monasteries in the villagesaroud it are the focal point of a trip to this region. The KanjirobaHimal provides a panoramic backdrop to complete the experience.


Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book – The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. On our 27-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.

Trip Facts

Tented Camp
Soft Adventure
Starting Point
Ending Point
Trek Duration
27 Days
Maximum Altitude
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach

US$ 6785.00 / Person

€ 6265.00 / Person



  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast YES
  • Camping trek on full board.  YES
  • TIMS Permit & Se-Phoksendo National park fee and trekking permit. YES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] YES
  • All Ground Transport YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Air fare(Kathmandu/Npalgunj/Dolpa/Kathmandu)YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT


DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel[1336m]

DAY 2 - Day in Kathmandu

DAY 3 - Fly Nepalgunj

DAY 4 - Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai [2150m]

DAY 5 - Trek to Ankhe [2896m]

DAY 6 - Trek to Sulighat

DAY 7 - Trek to Phoksundo Ringmo [3611m]

DAY 8 - Day in Phoksundo

DAY 9 - Trek to Phoksundo Khola

DAY 10 - Trek to Phoksundo Bhyanjyang

DAY 11 - Trek to Shey Gompa [4500m] Via Kang-la pass [5360m]

DAY 12 - Saey Gumpa

DAY 13 - Trek to Namduna Village [4800m]

DAY 14 - Trek to Saldang [3620m]

DAY 15 - Trek to Yangze gumpa [4960m]

DAY 16 - Trek to Sibu [4560m]

DAY 17 - Trek to Jeng-la Phedi [4900m]

DAY 18 - Trek to Tokyu Gau [4209m]

DAY 19 - Trek to Dhotarap [ 4040m]

DAY 20 - Rest day

DAY 21 - Tarap khola [3800m]

DAY 22 - Trek to Khani gau [3150m]

DAY 23 - Trek to Tarakot [2537m]

DAY 24 - Trek to Dunai [2140m]

DAY 25 - Trek to Jufal

DAY 26 - Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung

DAY 27 - Depart Kathmandu


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