Upper Dolpa Trek

Upper Dolpa Trek


Trip Name

Upper Dolpa Trek

OrganizerHST Adventure 
Total Duration-
Trip GradeStandard
ServiceFull Board
GuideHighly Professional and Experienced
Walking/DayMin. 2-4 hr to Max. 5-6 hr 
Max Elevation-
Main AttractionTraditional Culture, Natural Beauties
Best Season
Group Size2-15 People in a group


Dolpo region is situated in the upper part of the Dolpa district in the western Nepal between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri range and is bordered by China in the north. The Upper Dolpo was forbidden for trekking and touring until 1989, but on today’s date it is one of the popular trekking destinations where wild habitats like Oak and Rhododendrons are found. Initially, the trek begins from Juphal which became popular by the book ‘The Snow Leopard’ written by Peter Mathiessen.

Eventually, the Upper Dolpo trek lasts for 28 days and within these days some of the activities include passing through high mountains and different villages and meeting the locals. There’s no doubt that the local Tibetan families welcomes their guests with open arms.

Hence, you will be attracted towards the vast and the tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. As, summers and monsoons are the best seasons for trekking but winters are avoided because of the heavy snowfall.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)

Day 02: Preparation and sightseeing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Duna (2850 m/9348 ft.)

Day 05: Dunai to Ankhe (2896 m/9499 ft.)

Day 06: Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat

Day 07: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3611 m/11849 ft.)

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola

Day 10: Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang

Day 11: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4500 m/14760 ft.) via Kang-La pass (5360 m/17581 ft.)

Day 12: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa

Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4800 m/15744 ft.) via Saldang La (5200 m/17056 ft.)

Day 14: Trek from Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3620 m/ 11874 ft.)

Day 15: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4960 m/16267 ft.): 4-5 hr

Day 16: Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4560 m/14957 ft.)

Day 17: Trek from Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4900 m/16072 ft.)

Day 18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209 m/13809 ft.) via Jeng La pass (5090 m/16695 ft.)

Day 19: Tokyu to Dho Tarap (4040 m/13251ft.)

Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3800m/12464 ft.)

Day 22: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3150 m/10332 ft.)

Day 23: Khanigaon to Tarakot   (2537 m/8321 ft.)

Day 24: Tarakot to Dunai (2140 m/7019 ft.)

Day 25: Dunai to Jhuphal

Day 26: Fly back from Jhuphal to Nepalganj than Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 27: Departure to your homeland

  1. Ground Transportation: - All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  2. Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  3. Domestic Flight
  4. Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service
  5. Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language.
  6. Porter:  An experienced trekking porter, Max 20 kg
  7. Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period.
  8. Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  9. Farewell dinner party offer by organizing team
  10. Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will provided by free of cost
  11. Medical Kit: Trekking medical kit and tools
  12. Trekking Map: A trekking map for each trekkers    

Question: Which season and month is best for Upper Dolpa Trek?

Answer: Autumn and Spring are the best season for Upper Dolpa Trek. Specially September and October is popular.

Question: How you make this Trip Successful?

Answer: We have really extraordinary professional trekking guide who are friendly, helpful and experienced in this field. Good Team work always gives positive result.

  1. Choose a professional and experiences trekking guide.
  2. Should have proper trekking gears, including down jacket, trekking trouser, wind proof, hat, trekking poles and sun protections etc.
  3. Tell your guide if you feel uncomfortable while getting high altitude, you may sick by altitude problem.
  4. It's better to bring some chocolate and dry foods yourself.
  5. Respect local people and their cultural values, try not to give any negative message on that.
  6. Always be creative and ask anything to the local people yourself or through your guide to know about the mysterious himalayan culture and nature.
  7. Manage your personal rubbish yourself or through your guide, do not throw any plastic item in open environment.
  8. Always follow the rules and regulation of your personal guide


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