The Upper Dolpo Trek

The Upper Dolpo trek offers a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corner simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. The Dolpo region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still in practice. High mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast surround this spiritual sanctuary. Dolpo region provides the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region in Nepal.


Dolpo region preserved Eco-system encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of flora and fauna, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal, time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continues to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years. The east and south of it is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking in Lower Dolpo offers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime and altitude ranges from 2500m to 5,190m. Dolpo region has given birth of Peter Matthiessen’s masterpiece and bestselling book’ Snow Leopards’ and Eric Valli’s Oscar nominated movie CARAVAN (also known HIMALAYA) was featured in this isolated Himalayan sanctuary.

  • Duration 28 Days Days
  • Max. Elevation 5360m
  • Best Season Mar - November
  • Difficulty Level Hard
  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
  2. Day 2 Sightseeing and trek preparation
  3. Day 3 Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  4. Day 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m)
  5. Day 5 Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m)
  6. Day 6 Ankhe to Sulighat
  7. Day 7 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m)
  8. Day 8 Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake
  9. Day 9 Trek to Phoksundo Khola
  10. Day 10 Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
  11. Day 11 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m) via Kang-La pass (5,360m)
  12. Day 12 Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
  13. Day 13 Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m) via Saldang La (5,200m)
  14. Day 14 Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m)
  15. Day 15 Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m)
  16. Day 16 Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m)
  17. Day 17 Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m)
  18. Day 18 Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m) via Jeng La pass (5,090m)
  19. Day 19 Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m)
  20. Day 20 Rest Day at Dho Tarap
  21. Day 21 Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m)
  22. Day 22 Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m)
  23. Day 23 Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m)
  24. Day 24 Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m)
  25. Day 25 Dunai to Jhuphal
  26. Day 26 Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
  27. Day 27 Free Day in Kathmandu
  28. Day 28 Final Departure