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Upper Dolpa Trek

Trip Overview

  • 28 days
  • Nepal
  • Spring - March To May And Autumn - September To November
  • 6000m
  • Fairly Strenuous

Upper Dolpo Trek is situated in the midwestern Himalayan region of Nepal, between the Dhaulagiri Mountain and Tibetan Plateau. It is an adventurous journey leading to the pure Tibetan region with monasteries and many Tibetan villages of Saldang, Khomagaon, Shimen, Tinkyu Mendo, Sangda, Chharka Bhot, offering you a chance to experience the Tibetan culture. Located in the Shey Phuksundo National Park the area covers with lush forests of blue pine, cypress, poplar, birch, low bushes of juniper and rhododendron. As the trek proceeds to a higher altitude, the Upper Dolpo region offers scenic landscapes of the green extended valley, snow-capped hills and impressive villages with pure Buddhist and Bon Po traditions. This trekking trip passes through a series of high passes with rick wildlife and extraordinary views of crystal mountains like Dhaulagiri and Kanjirowa, etc. Unlike the other trekking routes, the Upper Dolpo Trek is a challenging and tough journey offering an unprecedented adventure for trekkers.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal then trek from Jhupal to  Dunai (2,850m) (2-3 hours)

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka (2,678m) (5-6 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka (2,678m) (5-6 hours)

Day 07: Trek from Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m) (4-5 hours)

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,630m) (4-5 hours)

Day 10: Trek from Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (5,313m) (6-7 hours)

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4,343m) through Kang-La pass (5,350m) (5-6 hours)

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun (4,360m) through Sela La pass (5,095m) (6-7 hours)

Day 14: Trek from Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,770m) (4-5 hours)

Day 15: Trek from Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m) (4-5 hours)

Day 16: Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m) (6-7 hours)

Day 17: Trek from Sibu to Jyanta La Phedi (4,900m) (5-6 hours)

Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m) through Jyanta la pass (5,520m) (5-6 hours)

Day 19: Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap (3,944m) (4-5 hours)

Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21: Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m) (6-7 hours)

Day 22: Trek from Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (2,950m) (4-5 hours)

Day 23: Trek from Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,540m) (4-5 hours)

Day 24: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m) (5-6 hours)

Day 25: Trek from Dunai to Jhuphal (2-3 hours)

Day 26: Flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj

Day 27: Flight Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 28: Departure from Kathmandu