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Upper Dolpo Trekking 26 Days

Trip Introduction

Upper Dolpo Trekking is for those who want to explore a region that is known for its remoteness and its alluring beauty in equal measure. Subject and location of the widely acclaimed Oscar nominated 1999 movie Caravan, Dolpo region has fascinated trekkers from around the world. Upper Dolpo Trekking will take you through a region that is less frequented but equally captivating and has all the hallmarks of other trekking routes of Nepal: spectacular mountains, tranquil blue lakes providing the clearest reflections of the surrounding mountains, rich and unique culture, and the warmest and most charming people you will ever come across.

Upper Dolpo is one of the several restricted areas in Nepal where foreigners will need special permits to travel through the area. Part of the region falls under the Shay Phoksundo National Park, named after the popular Phoksundo Lake. Upper Dolpo Trekking is a route filled with spectacular natural beauty of all kinds: glorious mountains (including the formidable Dhaulagiri), vegetation and wildlife of all kinds, stunning lakes, and swathes of semi arid lands. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trek is the stunningly beautiful Phoksundo Lake. Besides the spectacularly view, the lake also holds religious prominence for Buddhists and Bon religion followers.

The people of the Dolpo region have a culture and lifestyle that is quite similar to that of the neighboring Tibetan region. Many people are the followers of Bon religion which shares a lot with Buddhism. All throughout Upper Dolpo Trekking, you will come across stupas, chortens, gompas (notable among which is the Shay Gompa, located near the Shay Phoksundo Lake), yak caravans transporting salt and other necessities of the local Dolpo people, and sparsely populated villages located in some of the highest altitudes of the world. Seasoned guides will also recount you some of the most fascinating local myths and help you understand the culture and sensibilities of the people of the area. Upper Dolpo Trekking will provide you with that rare pleasure of exploring a place that is truly different from anything you have ever experienced before.

Besides Upper Dolpo Trekking - 23 days, other packages opted for by our clients include Shay Phoksundo Trekking - 20 days and Manaslu Circuit Trekking – 20 days. 



3800 m


16 days


After Deal


Trekking and Hiking

Arrival on

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure from

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trekking Grade

* * *

Group Size

2 to 12 persons

Best Time

Sep to Nov and Mar to May

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: Yangze 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: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
Day 21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours
Day 22: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours
Day 23: Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours
Day 24: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours
Day 25: Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours
Day 26: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
Day 27: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Final departure

Price Includes

*  Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

*  Mid-Range hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

*  Teahouse accommodation during the trek

*  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

*  Welcome and farewell dinners

*  All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

*  Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

*  Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

*  An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader

*  Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

 Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

*  Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)

*  All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

*  Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

*  All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

*  International airfare to and from your country.

*  Nepal visa fee, Nepal entry visa.

*  Your travel/Trekking & Medical health Insurance, Emergency Helicopter Rescue.

*  Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water during the trek.

 Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance fee.

 Tips for trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.

 Hot shower, battery charges during the trek.

*  Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delayed, sick in trek, and helicopter rescue in trek.

 Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.

*   Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above.


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