Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo trekking is out-of-the-way and hidden trek destination in Nepal and is situated mid-western region of Nepal inside the Shey - Phoksundo National Park, behind Mt. Dhaulagiri and near Tibet border. Upper Dolpo region is falls within Nepal but ethnically it is associated to Tibet. Dolpo is a region embraces a number of Buddhist monasteries plus those of pre-Buddhist belief of Bon Po. The region has preserved ultimate leftovers of long-established Tibetan culture. We elevate approximately up to 5000m while trekking to Upper Dolpo region.

Before 1989 this region was restricted area for the foreigner and was detached and hidden from the outer world. Since 1989, Upper Dolpo region has been introduced as a natural compilation of passes far above the ground, exceptional fauna, and eye-catching scenery which is boosted by the ancient Tibetan cultural heritage. The trekkers who are fascinated to trek to Upper Dolpo region must take aid from trekking agencies to get the trekking permit.

This region is bordered by Tibet and Dhaulagiri from north and south respectively. Leopards, Blue sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Jackal, Himalaya black Bear, Himalayan Mouse Hare, Himalayan Weasel,  yellow-throated Marten, Musk Deer, Langur, Rhesus Monkeys and other Himalayan animals can be spotted here. Moreover, the view of Kanjiroba peak, the Dhaulagiri massif and Phoksundo Lake are the major attractions of the Upper Dolpo trekking. The famous Phoksundo Lake which is more than 1500 feet deep is of greenish blue color bordered by dense forest and snow-topped Himalayas.

Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks will help you trek in this hidden region assuring your entry permit which is renowned for serene and natural beauty but so far unknown area. The combination of perfect trans-Himalayan culture and Buddhist monuments with natural beauty makes the trek most memorable experience you would ever get.

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Upper Dolpo Trekking


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (165m.) (Fly)
Day 04: Nepalgunj – Juphal (2345m.) - Dunai (2050m.) (Fly then Trek)
Day 05: Dunai – Chepka 6-7 hours, 770m ascent
Day 06: Chepka - Renje 5-6 hours, 500m ascent, 320m descent
Day 07: Renje - Ringmo 6-7 hours, 880m ascent, 90m descent
Day 08: Rest Day at Ringmo
Day 09: Ringmo – Chunemba 5-6 hours, 570m ascent, 560m descent
Day 10: Chunemba - Lar Tsa 4-51/2 hours, 570m ascent, 80m descent
Day 11: Lar Tsa - Mendok Din 2-3 hours, 520m ascent, 130m descent
Day 12: Mendok Din - Shey Gompa 7-81/2 hours, 1040m ascent, 1240 descent
Day 13: Rest Day
Day 14: Shey Gompa – Namgung 6-71/2 hours, 1029m ascent, 900m descent
Day 15: Namgung - Karang 5-6 hours, 150m ascent, 530m descent
Day 16: Karang - Mugaon 6-71/2 hours, 490m ascent, 550m descent
Day 17: Mugaon - Shimen 7-81/2 hours, 1040 m ascent, 890m descent
Day 18: Shimen - Tinje 7-8 hours, 550m ascent, 170m descent
Day 19: Tinje - Rakpa 7-8 hours ,550m ascent, 170m descent
Day 20: Rakpa - Chharka 7-8 hours, 490m ascent, 900m descent
Day 21: Chharka - Norbulung 6-7 hours, 820m ascent, 190m descent
Day 22: Norbulung - Sangda Phedi 7-8 hours, 790m ascent, 440m descent
Day 23: Sangda Phedi - Sangda 7-8 hours, 460m ascent, 1860m descent
Day 24: Sangda - Dhagarjun 7-8 hours, 970m ascent, 1380m descent
Day 25: Dhagarjun - Jomsom, 3hours, 870m ascent, 690m descent
Day 26: Jomsom – Pokhara
Day 27: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 28: Kathmandu
Day 29: Departure

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Duration: 29 days

Starts from: Juphal

End at: Jomsom

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Accommodation: Hotel / guest house / lodge / tent

Trip Type: Adventure

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Trekking Duration: 22days

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