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 opens in the late eighties for trekkers before this area was restricted to a foreigner. In this upper Dolpo trek special permit is also necessary for the exploration. The main attraction of this trek is 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, obtaining a special permit. 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 the adventure. Summer and Monsoon is the best time for trekking and winter is not perfect because of the heavy snowfall.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Nepaljung.
Day 04: Fly Nepaljung to Juphal then Trek to Dunai [2,150 m].
Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepak [2,838 m].
Day 06: Trek from Chhepak to Sumduwa [2,960 m].
Day 07: Trek from Sumduwa to Sey Phoksundo Lake [3,738 m].
Day 08: Rest day.
Day 09: Trek from Sey Phoksundo to Chunimba [3,750 m].
Day 10: Trek from Chunimba to snowfield camp [4,717 m].
Day 11: Trek from Snowfield Camp to sey gumpa [4,160 m] via Nagdalo la [5,350 m].
Day 12: Trek from Sey gumpa [4,160] to Namgung [4,600 m] via Shey la [5,094 m].
Day 13: Trek from Sey Namgung to Saldang 3770 m].
Day 14: Trek from Saldang to Chagaon [4,200 m].
Day 15: Trek from Chagaon to Lagmo Che[4,700 m].
Day 16: Trek from Lagmo Che to Tokyu [4209 m] via Jeng la [5,220 m].
Day 17: Trek from Tokyu to Dho trap [3,960 m].
Day 18: Trek from Dho Trap to Jhyarkoi Phedi [4,500 m].
Day 19: Trek to Jhyarkoi pass and trek to charka bhot [4,302 m] via Mo La pass [5,027 m].
Day 20: Trek from Charka Bhot to Yak kharka [4,750 m].
Day 21: Trek from Yak Kharka to sangda Phedi [4247m] via Nriwa pass [5,320 m].
Day 22: Trek from Sangda Phedi to Santa [3,777 m].
Day 23: Trek from Santa to Yak kharka camp [3,478 m].
Day 24: Trek from Yak kharka camp to Kagbeni [2,810 m].
Day 25: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom [2,800 m].
Day 26: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 27: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or Surface.
Day 28: Free for personal activities or guided tours on request.
Day 29: Final Departure.
- Sun Hat
- Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
- Sun Cream/lip guard
- Tooth pest/Brush/soap
- Down Jacket
- Long sleeved shirt
- Jumper/fleece jacket
- Long underwear
- Windbreaker trouser
- 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.)
Upper Dolpo Trekking Permit Cost
Lower Dolpo Permit: US $10 per week
Upper Dolpo Permit: US $ 50 per day (Minimum 10 days)
- All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation with BB plan in 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)
- Experienced and licensed holder trekking guide
- Porter as per the following ratios (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- 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 gears not mentioned in the contract.
- Tips for staffs.
- Personal first aid Kit.
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.