Upper Dolpo Trek


Upper Dolpo protects around 5000 individuals, whose lives rotate around Buddhism, grain, and yaks; their towns (more than 4270 meters) are among the most noteworthy settlements on earth. An expansive segment of Dolpo has been put aside as Shey – Phoksundo National Park, at 3555 square km Nepal’s biggest. Intended to protect an entire case of the trans-Himalayan biological system, the recreation center safe houses blue sheep, Himalayan mountain bear, panthers, wolves, and the selective snow panther. The course experiences high passes like Numala and Bagala and extremely remote zone of the nation so we are remunerated with astounding perspective of mountain and virgin Tibetan culture in transit. We bring this excursion with full plans of safety measures, camping instruments and foods.


Outlined Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03:  Fly to Nepalganj
Day 04:  Fly to Jhupal& trek to Dunai
Day 05:  Trek to Ankhe
Day 07:  Trek to Sulighat
Day 06:  Trek to Phoksundo Lake
Day 08:  Acclimatization day
Day 09:  Trek to Phoksundo Khola
Day 10:  Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Day 11:  Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass
Day 12:  Acclimatization day
Day 13:  Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
Day 14:  Trek to Saldang
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa
Day 16:  Trek to Sibu
Day 18:  Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la
Day 17:  Trek to Jeng-la Phedi
Day 19:  Trek to Dho Tarap
Day 20:  Acclimatization day
Day 21:  Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
Day 22:  Trek to Khanigaon
Day 23:  Trek to Tarakot
Day 24:  Trek to Dunai
Day 25:  Trek to Jhupal
Day 26:  Fly to Nepalganj to Kathmandu
Day 27:  Departure Kathmandu


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our delegates will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about the further plans of the trek.


Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, we will be visiting UNESCO recorded world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu Valley the entire day. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

Today you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes around 40 minutes. The journey is best delineated by the excellent perspectives of rich unsettled territories and astounding Himalayan perspectives of Nepal.

Day04: Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai

After breakfast, you will take a flight to Jhupal, which takes around 45 minutes over the high mountains in the midst of the perspectives of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri tops toward the north. The trek will then start through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and subsequent to strolling around 2 – 3 hours, you will reach Dunai which is the headquarter of the Dolpo area.


Day 05: Trek to Ankhe

Today’s trail follows the best approach to Ankhe. You will get to explore King Mahendra’s statue and a healing center. The trek then continues through the lower segment of Rahagaon and drops to the town water supply at the Phoksundo khola. Experiencing another tight way, the way heads downhill through significant timberland to a broad stream, finally ascending at the entry route to the Shey Phoksundo National Park at Ankhe.

Day 07: Trek to Sulighat

Leaving Ankhe, the path prompts along the forested riverbed, lavish land, and a couple streams in transit. Subsequent to reaching the river at 2,950m, the trail transforms into an amassing of rocks and sticks that shape along the stream bank. Travel then gains ground upstream to a scaffold near Ryajik town.

Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Lake

Today the journey will proceed with the valley floor to the juncture of Phoksundo and Pungmo Kholas. Subsequent to intersection the western side of the Phoksundo Khola on a wooden extension, the way follows the western bank of the Pungmo Khola, which drives the distance to Phoksundo Lake (3,500m) near Ringmo town.

Day 08: Acclimatization day

Today will be your rest day and you will spend the entire day taking complete rest, reckoning up and coming trips and getting habituated to the trekking goals. Alternatively, you can move around the Shey Phoksundo Lake, Tibetan religious groups and Ringmo.

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola

From Phoksundo, the experience keeps evading the shore of the lake as it forms on a rough edge along the western bank. At the westernmost edge of the lake, the way leads through a rich glade that opens up into the overflowed plain of the Phoksundo Khola. At that point the walk leads through the valley, crossing the stream and dodging the periodic boggy swamp underneath and after that reaching the bank of the river.

Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

Today, you will head towards Phoksundo Bhanjyang, which goes through a frigid valley. A long climb will convey you to a sheep knoll where the trail veers up a lofty gorge. A hard move to the top will bring you to yet another valley from where you can see the Kang-La pass which will lead you towards Shey Gompa.


Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa by means of Kang-La pass

Today you will follow the road that paves the way to a lofty climb covered with slate towards the pass. The climb is very strenuous, particularly on the slate screed. From the highest point of Kang-la (5,360m), astounding perspectives of a vast valley cut up by a spouting river can be seen. A red stupa will proclaim your landing in Shey Gompa (4,500m), where an interesting wooden log scaffold will additionally lead your goal to Shey Gompa.

Day 12: Acclimatization day

Today is another rest day and you will spend your whole day taking complete rest, making arrangements for upcoming outings and getting habituated to your trekking targets. On the off chance that you wish, you can climb around Shey religious community; Tsakang, which had been a contemplation place for some well known lamas from Tibet and Shey Gompa.

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun through Saldang La

Like earlier treks, after breakfast at the camp, you will head towards Namduna. In travel you will keep running over a couple of towns and woods. Following a couple of hours of walking, you will achieve your last objective for the day at Namduna.

Day 14: Trek to Saldang

Your trek begins a long traverse along some dusty barren mountains. After 3 – 4 hours of hard climb, Saldang (3,620m)will appear below on a plateau high above the Nam Khongmala. It has a picturesque appearance. Saldang is the largest village of the inner Dolpo area. Though the village lies at about the same altitude as Ringmo, it is totally different from Ringmo.

Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa

From Saldang, your excursion diverts far north to the scarcest unexplored locale. The trail follows the Nang Chu River in nearly the entire route on this wild devastate scene. Walk begins along the really unfaltering path through the little settlement of Tiling and Lurigaon till you reach Yangze Gompa.

Day 16: Trek to Sibu

From Yangze there are two trails that partner Sibu; one that heads due west experiencing the incredibly remote towns of Nishalgaon and further past Shimengaon and is far. To extra time and imperativeness you will back-track the other path towards Saldang town, which will be shorter than the other northwestern course.

Day 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi

The trek will then continue following the Nam Khong Khola and after taking after a comparative stream, you will coast towards eastern side till you get in contact with the crossroads of two little tributaries. From here your walk will lead you to an elevated move to the base of Jeng La (4,900m), where you will be staying.

Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon by means of Jeng la

Leaving Jeng La Phedi, the trek prompts to two hours move towards the most astounding point of the Jeng La (5,090m). Amid the trip, you can get surprising point of views of snow achieves rising up out of the south. The northern face of Dhaulagiri massif shines superbly in the morning light. After an extraordinary time here at the pass, your walk will dive on towards Tarap valley.

Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap

Today, the course will lead you eastward along the declining course of Tarap Chu. There is additionally a swamp which is a typical element found in the Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladakh Himalaya. In this valley both Bon Po and Chaiba groups stay together in agreement. After a short trek on this fabulous valley, you will reach DhoTarap (4,040m).

Day 20: Acclimatization day

Today is another rest day after ceaseless stroll for a few days. You will spend your whole day taking complete rest, making arrangements for expected excursions and getting habituated to your trekking objectives. In the event that you need, you can climb around neighborhoods.

Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)

This day can be a long walk depending upon the decision of a few distinct campgrounds. From this time forward, the timetable can be as versatile as you need. From the exceptionally uncovered field around Tarap, you will slip towards a wide valley which over the long haul contracts into a canyon.

Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon

The trek will proceed down the chasm of the Tarap River, ascending high above on a trail worked from the lofty slants. You may run over individuals from Dolpo taking their crowds to lower pastures for the winter. There are numerous conceivable campgrounds by the stream. At a few places, the scaffolds are either harmed or washed away and we might be compelled to cross the icy way by walking past it.


Day 23: Trek to Tarakot

Today your way will follow an unclear trail to the town of Lalberi. At that point going through a zone of noteworthy woodland, before dropping into another chasm, your trek will keep following the stream to reach Tarakot where bright terraced fields will welcome you. Tarakot (2,537m) is an old post town privately known as Dzong.

Day 24: Trek to Dunai

The trial will pass along Bheri River in a colossal chasm with pine trees and a path worked around seven meters over the stream. At Dunai (2,140m) consequent to completing the circuit, you will have time to party, particularly with packaged liquors that are available in Dunai or else you can try the local liquors.

Day 25: Trek to Jhupal

Today you will trek up to Jhupal. You will stroll along the Bheri River to reach Jhupal – the little airstrip where your walk/trek will reach to an end.

Day 26: Fly to Nepalganj to Kathmandu

Today after breakfast, you will get onto a flight to Nepalgunj and catch another flight to Kathmandu. The whole day in the capital is free for some shopping and refreshment.

Day 27: Departure Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.

Price Policy


  • Airport pick up and drop off by private tourist vehicle
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Highest available standard lodges and guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • English-speaking tour guide and trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Entry fees for all monuments, parks, temples and monasteries mentioned in the itinerary
  • All surface transfer required in sightseeing tour
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on the second last day
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges



  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa;
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking Equipment (You can hire sleeping bag and down jacket from us at USD 25 per item for the duration of the trek.)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section

Things To Prepare