Upper Dolpo Trek / 28 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September & October


Hotel/Lodge/Tent/Home Stay

Max Elevation

5368 m, Nengla La Pass


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Nepaljunga - Juphal - Phukusundo Lake - Shey Gompa -Jejargaon - Saldang - Shimengaon - Penjo Khola - Dho Tarap - Dunai - Juphal - Nepaljung

Trip Overview

  • Best trail for experiencing the regions reflecting the different face of the dry Himalayas and the majestic Upper Dolpo region.
  • View of the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Kanjirowa mountain ranges throughout the trail.
  • Exploring the parts untouched by modernization and technology and an opportunity to view the authentic lifestyle and culture of the local people here.
  • Himalayan culture and tradition exploration in the mid-western barren mountains of Nepal
  • Amazing landscape, with some high passes to add flavor to your trek every day.
  • Exploring the Shey Phoksundo Lake, one of the most beautiful Himalayan lakes in the world.
  • Witnessing Himalayan wildlife, mountain birds, beautiful wildflowers and vegetation from a close range.
  • Visiting Monasteries, stupas and chortens throughout the trek which reflects the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in these areas.
  • Natural scenery, Landscape and the snow-capped range view uniquely delightful from any other part in Nepal
  • Yak and Chauri delicacies with the taste of the local cuisine
  • Picturesque path and surrounding, a photographer’s paradise in the most amazing landscapes of the world.
  • Adventure packed destination with unique trekking experiences.

Upper Dolpo Trek is a complete exploration of the Dolpo region from the foothills to the Tibet nearing destinations giving you a comprehensive cultural, religious, and scenic delight of mid-western Nepal.

The Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of the most sought-after regions of Nepal to experience the authentic taste of Tibet inspired Himalayan lifestyle in Nepal. The trail is best for leaving the hustle of the city behind and mingles with the enchanting nature in the Himalayas. Living the local life and exploring the hidden treasure that Dolpa has to offer, this trek has all those that are needed to make it memorable for a lifetime. This area is the biggest district of Nepal gives us many beautiful trails to experience nature from close.

Starting from Kathmandu, we will get a taste of culture and busy lifestyle here before the trek. Completing our preparation, we will fly to the plains of Terai (Nepalgunj) and Juphal. The landscape and cool breeze welcome you here, and every step next encloses a new adventure in this wonderland. With some challenging high passes and steep and rocky sections in the trail, we can experience the best trekking in Upper Dolpo. The guide and support from Himalayan Pic Du Midi, make the most of this fantastic trek of upper Dolpo. Artists, Photographers, and writers mostly love to walk in these trails to find the inspiration, and you can write the next day of your travel journey here too.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Jhuphal, Trek to Suligad (2280m)
Day 05: Suligad to Chhepka (2680m)
Day 06: Chhepka to Amchi Clinic near Sumdowa (3100m)
Day 07: Sumdowa to Phoksundo Lake (3640m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day and visit around lakes
Day 09: Phoksundo Lake to Forest Camp (3800m)
Day 10: Trek to Nagdala Base Camp (4450m)
Day 11: Nagdalo La pass (5350m) to Shey Gompa (4345m)
Day 12: Shey Gompa to Tata (4520m)
Day 13: Tata to Jejargaon (3850m)
Day 14: Jejargaon to Nengla La Base Camp (4060m)
Day 15: Nengla La Pass (5368m) to Saldang (3770m)
Day 16: Rest day in Saldang
Day 17: Saldang to Tinjegaon (4110m)
Day 18: Tinjegaon to PenjonKhola (4600m)
Day 19: PenjonKhola to Tarap Khola (3940m)
Day 20: Rest day visit around Dho Village
Day 21: Tarap Khola to Ghyamgar (3475m)
Day 22: Ghyamgar to Laina Odar (3370m)
Day 23: Laina Odar to Tarakot (2535m)
Day 24: Tarakot to Dunai (2140m)
Day 25: Dunai to Juphal (2475m)
Day 26: Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 27: Bhaktapur City Tour
Day 28: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four-nights Hotel in Kathmandu and One Night Hotel in Nepalgunj with B/B basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung - Juphal – Nepaljung – Kathmandu by Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Special Upper Dolpa/Lower Dolpa Restricted Area fee, Shey Phoksundo National Park Fee/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide, Trekking Cook, Acc. Guide, Kitchen staff
  • Camping Equipment’s Guest Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Chairs and Table, Mattresses while on the camping Trek
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Baggage/Equipment’s /Cargo/Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj)
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums in Upper Dolpa Region
  • Hot Shower
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Battery Charges, International call/WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters