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Upper Dolpa Trek

17 Days
Starting Point Juphal Ending Point Juphal
Trip Difficulty Moderate Adventure Max Altitude 4,702 m
Duration 17 Days Best Season Sep - Dec & Mar - May
Trip Cost US$ 4199 per person Group Size 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals Included
Trip Style Camping and Tea House

Trip Introduction

Dolpo is also known as “Ba Yul” in local language means the Hidden valley is a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Bordered by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, unique flora and fauna and sweeping vistas. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. This trekking is for combination of natural and cultural phenomena which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. It is located behind the mountain so it is rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most stunning regions to trek in Nepal.

Dolpo is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The marvelous view of Phoksumdo Lake, Kanjiroba peak and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience.

Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the secluded destination in far west region ready to be explored with Nepal’s most tranquil and natural beauty. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments, and unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. Trekking around the Dolpo region is an extraordinary journey in every visitor’s life. Observing different rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan griffon. The Upper Dolpo is mostly habitat by Sherpa and Bhotiya people. It’s hard to grow crops there, which makes life difficult for the local people. They depend on barley as sole crop. The stalwart yak is a vital source of food, transport and dung fuel. They also trade salt for grain with those from far away Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food.

Please Note:

Please e-mail us if you want to:

  1. Do individual Trek with guide and porter.
  2. Do trekking with Guide only.
  3. Do trekking with Porter only.
  4. Do trekking with Guide cum Porter.
  5. Do large group Trekking.
  6. Do small group trekking.

We will quote prices according to your requirement. Larger the group size lesser the price will be.

Day 01: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai.

Day 02: Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 03: Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 04: Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 05: Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 06: Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) which takes about seven hours.

Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Shey Gompa to Saldang which takes about seven hours.

Day 09: Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) which takes about seven hours.

Day 11: Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) and it takes about eight hours.

Day 12: Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 13: Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 14: Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 16: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) which takes about three hours.

Day 17: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj by flight


Price Includes

  • Special trekking permit for Upper Dolpo
  • Entry permit for SheyPhoksundo National park
  • A guide
  • A cook
  • Necessary Porters
  • Kitchen helper
  • Necessary transportation by bus or by flight.
  • All meals three times a day.
  • Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
  • Camping charges
  • Insurance and equipment for the staffs
  • Airport pick up and drop service.

Price Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Mountain Medical Rescue help service provided by your Insurance company

  1. Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  2. Sleeping bag and down Jacket (we also provide from here)
  3. A rain proof jacket with hood or Punchoo
  4. 2 pairs of loose fitting long shorts/skirts
  5. 2 cotton T-shirts
  6. Sun-hat
  7. One pair of sandals
  8. 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
  9. Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  10. Flash light
  11. Toiletries with towels
  12. Sunglasses
  13. Suntan cream
  14. Water bottle
  15. Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  16. Daypack
  17. Rucksack
  18. Things of your personal interest
  19. Lip guard

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