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Upper Dolpo Treks28 Days

(2) Review(s)
Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Adventurous
Accommodation Camping Trek
Meals Full board on trek, B&B Plan in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Upper Dolpo Treks is a remote and unspoiled trekking area that lies near the Tibetan border of Nepal. The trek offers the beauty of the unspoiled and untouched land of Nepal. The trek opened in the late eighties for trekkers before this area was restricted and closed to a foreigner. In this upper Dolpo trek special permit is also necessary for the exploration. The main attractions of this trek are the High Himalayan passes (5151m), Shey Gompa-800 years old Monastery, and Phoksundo Lake.

With Nepal Dream Path treks, Upper Dolpo Treks start after having a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and obtaining a special permit from immigration. We take our flight from Kathmandu to Juphal via Nepalganj. Following the path, we trek north onto Shey Phoksundo National Park and steep ascent to cross the Nangdola la Pass. From this area, you can enjoy the whole view of Dolpo Valley to Dhaulagiri and snow-capped mountains. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown, and gray, and one can hear a prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass. This upper Dolpo trek is one of the great trekking experiences in Nepal. Here is a holy mountain known as `Crystal Mountain’ that`s why many pilgrims visit this upper Dolpo every year. In this area, we can rarely find people who can understand Nepali. Although it lies in a remote area, this is the perfect place for adventure and creating lifetime memories. Summer and Monsoon are the best time for trekking and winter is not perfect because of the heavy snowfall.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and fly to Nepaljung.
Day 03: Fly Nepaljung to Juphal then Trek to Dunai [2,150 m].
Day 04: Trek from Dunai to Chhepak [2,838 m].
Day 05: Trek from Chhepak to Sumduwa [2,960 m].
Day 06: Trek from Sumduwa to Sey Phoksundo Lake [3,738 m].
Day 07: Rest day.
Day 08: Trek from Sey Phoksundo to Chunimba [3,750 m].
Day 09: Trek from Chunimba to Snowfield Camp [4,717 m].
Day 10: Trek from Snowfield Camp to sey gumpa [4,160 m] via Nagdalo la [5,350 m].
Day 11: Trek from Sey gumpa [4,160] to Namgung [4,600 m] via Shey la [5,094 m].
Day 12: Trek from Sey Namgung to Saldang 3770 m].
Day 13: Trek from Saldang to Chagaon  [4,200 m].
Day 14: Trek from Chagaon to Lagmo Che[4,700 m].
Day 15: Trek from Lagmo Che to Tokyu [4209 m] via Jeng la [5,220 m].
Day 16: Trek from Tokyu to Dho trap [3,960 m].
Day 17: Trek from Dho Trap to Jhyarkoi Phedi [4,500 m].
Day 18: Trek to Jhyarkoi pass and trek to charka bhot [4,302 m] via Mo La pass [5,027 m].
Day 19: Trek from Charka Bhot to Yak kharka [4,750 m].
Day 20: Trek from Yak Kharka to Sangda Phedi [4247m] via Nriwa pass [5,320 m].
Day 21: Trek from Sangda Phedi to Santa [3,777 m].
Day 22: Trek from Santa to Yak Kharka camp [3,478 m].
Day 23: Trek from Yak Kharka camp to Kagbeni [2,810 m].
Day 24: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom  [2,800 m].
Day 25: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 26: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or Surface.
Day 27: Free for personal activities or guided tours on request.
Day 28: Final Departure.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

Trip Information

Upper Dolpo Trekking Permit Cost

Lower Dolpo Permit: US $10 per week
Upper Dolpo Permit: US $ 50 per day (Minimum 10 days)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival and departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in the city and Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Both way Domestic Flights ticket (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Jhupal)
  • Both way Domestic Flights ticket   (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Experienced and licensed holder trekking guide
  • We would provide a satellite phone for the emergency.
  • National Park Fees and all required permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • International Flights
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gear is not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid Kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Reviews

IMG_20220710_103001 Ruben Naves

Memorable Upper Dolpo Trip


We have just completed the Upper Dolpo Trek under the guidance of the Nepal Dream path Treks and the trip was so memorable and amazing our guide Damodar, helped us in each and every situation during the trek. He was so responsible towards us and brief all day. Nepal Dream Path is simply the best company that can fulfill your desire to witness the natural & rural beauty of Nepal. f you are looking for a basic trek or a complex adventure, they will meet your every expectation. Five stars are not high enough for their rating.

dolpo Philip

Trekking in Upper Dolpo


We recently returned from Upper Dolpo 22 days trek and I can honestly say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. We did this trek with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. We did this trek with Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition and they manage everything we need for the from our arrival in Kathmandu.  Our guide Damodar was just amazing, a true professional and one of the loveliest people I have ever met. Porters are really great, they even have a smiling face when they were lugging 25 kilos of gear. I can recommend this company specially Damodar pyakurel as a guide and Tek, Min and Furi as a porter for this trek.