USD 3250

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!

The region of the Upper Dolpo Trek 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!

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Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02

Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 03

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour flight

Day 04

From Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) flight and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 m

Day 05

From Dunai to Ankhe trek (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours

Day 06

From Ankhe to Sulighat 5-6 hours trek

Day 07

From Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours trek

Day 08

Acclimatization day in Phoksundo Lake

Day 09

From Phoksundo to Khola: 4-5 hours trek

Day 10

From Phoksund Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours trek

Day 11

From Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft)

Day 12

12: Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa

Day 13

From Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m)

Day 14

From Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hrs trek

Day 15

From Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hrs trek

Day 16

From Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hrs trek

Day 17

From Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hrs trek

Day 18

from Day 18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft)

Day 19

From Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20

From Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours

Day 21

From Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours

Day 22

From Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours

Day 23

From Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours

Day 24

Form Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours

Day 25

Jhuphal to Nepalgunj flight then to Kathmandu flight

Day 26

Final departure to your country


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Nepaljung
  • Room in best available lodge/Camping and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Juphal – Nepaljung – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • Kathmandu valley guided city tour in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Special Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary normal medicine
  • All applicable government and local taxes


  • Nepal visa fee and international airfares
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Duration:25 nights 26 days
Group Size:More than 2
Arrival on:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:Kang La Pass 5360 Meters
Accomodation:Three Star Hotel In Kathmandu with breakfast
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking