Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • Duration 25
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 5115m
  • Activity Trekking , Hiking & Exploring
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Discover the amazing and remote landscapes of the upper Dolpo.
  • Be inspired by the local Tibetan culture.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable trekking adventure in a unique spot in the Himalayas

Upper Dolpo Trekking Overview

Upper Dolpo Trekking is a travel to a remote and untamed region of traditional ancient Himalaya civilization of lost Tibetan society. The upper dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan border and Dhaulagiri Himalayan region. The upper dolpo region is the place of high altitude and harsh climate inhabited by mixed culture society of Tibetan-Buddhist. The upper dolpo is considered as one of the tranquil places on the earth. The upper dolpo lies in the far western region of Nepal and is the home of ancient trans-Himalayan culture, semi-desert region inhabited by traditional ethnic Tibetan society. The upper dolpo region has a natural reserve called Shey Phoksundo Lake which is one of the beautiful lakes of Nepal. The upper dolpo trek also takes to some high Himalayan passes of beautiful landscapes and sceneries. The upper dolpo region lies in the north of Dhaulagiri Himalayas along the Tibetan plateau inhabited by Himalayan flora and fauna including the mysterious snow leopard along with Himalayan blue sheep and Himalayan griffin.

The upper dolpo trek  begins with air-flight to Nepalgunj ending at traditional Jhuapl village which is the entry point to Dolpo region. The tourists follow the trekking trail to Shey Phoksundo Lake passing through the wild nature, rusty roads, and traditional villages and farming lands. The tourists upon reaching at Shey Phoksundo Lake region get boarded on nearby lodges for resting and catering. The tourists do the sightseeing at Shey Phoksundo Lake region and follow the trekking trail towards Shey Gompa. The Shey Gompa lies at Saldang village of 2km which is the traditional village of Bonpo sect. The tourists follow the trekking trail of Trans Himalaya trade finally returning to Juphal village. The tourists return to Nepalgunj airport from Juphal village to take air-flight to Kathmandu.

Upper dolpo trekking permit COST 2024/2025 ?

S.N, Trekking Area, Permit Fee. 1, DOLPA DISTRICT. a. Areas of Upper Dolpo, For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency. b. Areas of Lower Dolpo, Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 2, MUSTANG DISTRICT.
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Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2 / 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek Upper Dolpa Trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners vai Nepal Guide Info Team Mamber
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj -Jhupal round trip)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation during the trip
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Nepal Guide Info Team’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader Nepal Guide Info Team )
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu more exta night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Upper Dolpo Trek gear list 2024/2025

  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

Upper Dolpo Trek Trekking /Hiking Health Insurance Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2017/2018
We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

  • Upper Dolpo Trekking is a trekking adventure in the remote and culturally rich region of Dolpo in western Nepal. It takes you through stunning landscapes, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and traditional villages.

  • The Upper Dolpo Trek usually takes around 25 to 28 days, including travel to and from Kathmandu. The trek itself is typically around 20 to 23 days.

  • The best time to trek in Upper Dolpo is during the late spring (May and June) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear. These months offer the best views and comfortable trekking conditions.

  • The Upper Dolpo Trek is considered a challenging trek, primarily due to its remote location and the high altitude of the region. Trekkers should be prepared for long days of walking, some steep ascents and descents, and basic accommodation.

  • Yes, trekking in Upper Dolpo requires a special restricted area permit, as the region is close to the Tibetan border. You will also need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.

  • Accommodation along the trekking route is basic, with most nights spent in tented camps or simple lodges. The lodges offer basic facilities such as a bed and shared bathroom.

  • Altitude sickness can be a concern, as the trek reaches high altitudes. It’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness occur, it’s crucial to descend to a lower altitude.

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