Off the Beaten path, unexplored trails and new discoveries are what attracts any type of trekker to the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal! Located behind the Dhaulagiri Range and connected to the Tibetan Plateau. The Upper Dolpo trek is filled with adventure, rocky highlands and spectacular views of the Nepali and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Lakes, mountains, traditional villages, and ancient monasteries fill this trek with adventure. From the Phoksudo Lake to the Shey Gompa the trail is extraordinary and views of the mid-western plateaus and valleys of Nepal make the Upper Dolpo Trek also known as a mystical alternative trekking route in Nepal!
- Adventurous camping trek to the remote Himalayan region of Nepal.
- Superb view Crystal Mountain and many more.
- Visit ancient monasteries of Dolpo district.
- Explore remote areas of the western region.
- Observe Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture.
- Discover the wild west of Nepal Himalaya.
- Visit UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
- Crossing Kang La (5350m) and Jyagla pass.
- Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake (Deepest Lake of Nepal).
The region of the Upper Dolpo Trekking is highly filled with Tibetan influences. Many of the villages still practice the ancient old Bon traditions. These villages are full of old traditions and culture. Our Peregrine Treks & Expedition’s guide will guide you into understanding the locality of the region. Also famous for its pure honey many honey hunters venture in the Dolpo region. It might be that we encounter these daredevils who live by gathering “Himalayan gold” from the highlands. In another part of the Upper Dolpo Trek, we head to the Phoksudo Lake. Also known as the deepest lake in Nepal. Following the Phoksudo River that fills its surroundings with life gives you an amazing natural trail through valleys, streams, and highlands.
The Journey of the Upper Dolpo Trek
Starting in Kathmandu as any other adventure in Nepal, a scenic flight towards Nepalgunj and Juphal takes place. From here the Upper Dolpo Trek officially begins. As we head for the first three days towards the Phoksudo Lake the trails are off the path. After enjoying the scenery of Phoksudo we head further towards the main settlements in the area in the Do Tarap Valley. Along the way we pass and stay in different cultural villages. Here we can see the people in their daily lives, following ancient old traditions. The Upper Dolpo Trek is really amazing in terms of great valleys, culture and mountain views. Not only that but also heading through green forests and jungles near Tarakot lets you encounter various wildlife living in their unique habitats.
Staying in old villages, campsites and in guesthouses makes the Upper Dolpo trek such an adventure. The Peregrine Treks & Expedition team is always available for any route or region information and in order for you to get the full experience we make sure that the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal will be one that gives you with everlasting memories!
Upper Dolpo Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
Day 05: Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours
Day 07: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake
Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours
Day 10: Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours
Day 11: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours
Day 12: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa
Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours
Day 14: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hours
Day 15: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours
Day 16: Yangtze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours
Day 18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours
Day 19: Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours
Day 20: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours
Day 21: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours
Day 22: Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours
Day 23: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours
Day 24: Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours
Day 25: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
Day 26: Final departure
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Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary & Other Details
|Duration:||25 nights 26 days|
|Group Size:||More than 2|
|Max Altitude:||Kang La Pass 5360 Meters|
|Accomodation:||Three Star Hotel In Kathmandu with breakfast|
|Meals:||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking|