Upper Dolpo Trek is the most recommended but restricted trek in Nepal. These both have their own reasons. It is highly recommended because of its pristine beauty and deliberation of an untouched and unexplored environment. Similarly, it is restricted because of the difficult route and different risk factors. The whole area was banned since 1989, after when the area was opened for trekking purpose. It neighbors Mustang in East, which shows it as rain-shadowed area. This area remains drier most of the time and receives lesser rain. The route we take for this trek was introduced and made famous by Peter Matthiessen in his book, ‘The Snow Leopard’, which is famous till the date.
Dolpo is the region in the northeast of Nepal which is ringed like a horseshoe shape of rising peaks. The peaks are more than 21,000ft higher and give the feeling of high cold like in the desert. It is the home to Tibetan people for the very long time. They follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion, which is itself a trademark in the world. Some follow Bon religion too which is considered as one of the five schools of Buddhism and also a wide-spread one in Tibet. The beauty of this region has no comparison with other regions as it is the most pristine and charming. The elevation in Dolpo ranges from 1,650m (5,412ft) to 5,136m (16,846ft) above sea level. Upper Dolpo offers varieties of landscapes, flora and fauna, natural and artistic diversity, and so forth. It is the home of endless beauty where you can travel and get new experience, every time we visit there.
Upper Dolpo Trek Facts
- Destination: Nepal
- Starting point: Kathmandu
- Departure point: Kathmandu
- Maximum altitude: 5,360m
- Minimum altitude: 1,400m
- Best seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October) and Monsoon (June, July, August)
- Group size: minimum 1 to maximum 12 people
- Trip grade: moderate
- Accommodation: Camping during the trek
- Meals: all meals during trek
Upper Dolpo Trek Route
Kathmandu -> Nepalgunj -> Juphal -> Dunai -> Ankhe -> Sulighat -> Phoksundo Lake -> Phoksundo Khola -> Phoksundo Bhanjyang -> Shey Gompa (via Kang La Pass) -> Namduna Gaun (via Saldang La Pass) -> Saldang -> Yangze Gompa -> Sibu -> Jeng-La Phedi -> Tokyu Gaun -> Dho Tarap -> Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) -> Khani Gaun -> Tarakot -> Dunai -> Juphal -> Nepalgunj -> Kathmandu
Upper Dolpo Trek takes us to the wild west of Nepal. Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition offers you best opportunity to explore the most beautiful but restricted area of Nepal. We provide itinerary and services with the greater level of excellence. You can check in to our fixed departure section for your time scheduling and booking process. Instead, you can directly send us inquiry of which we will respond as soon as we receive it. We are much more flexible with the itinerary which you can extend and modify as well, but let us know about your plans previously. Feel free to unite with us and make your heavenly journey more worthy.