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Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • 19 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Group size: Min. 1-12 people

Upper Dolpo Trek is a rural hidden destination in Nepal. There is yet a lot more to discover about the tranquility and mesmerizing beauty of Upper Dolpo. After the long isolation of the region, these unexplored, high altitude valley was opened in 1989. Since this region was isolated for long, the unique culture and tradition of this region has remained far beyond the modern society. Therefore, the culture and lifestyles of the Tibetan origin people of here have been the prime attraction for many. Dolpo is located inside the Shey - Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif. The Upper Dolpo region is another remote hidden destination in far west where Nepal's most majestic natural beauty is still unexplored. The home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monument and unique human civilization at high altitude is worth a visit. We can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksundo Lake, and the Dhauligiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of this trek. A visit to the Phoksundo Gompa – dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience. Dolpo is still the homeland of Spotted Leopard, Blue Sheep, wolves, and many other varieties of flora and fauna.

Upper Dolpo Trek is famous for the deepest Lake Phoksundo.It is the shelter for many rare alpine living beings. Dolpo has been like a living library for many researchers who love to explore the beginning of the human civilizations and Tibetan Buddhism. Apart from many other attractions, Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest national park in Nepal, the Shey PhoksundoLake and its crystal waters, the rocks, forests, snow-capped peaks in its surrounding is one of world’s natural hidden wonders found in Upper Dolpo region. The trekking to upper Dolpo begins from Pokhara or Jumla. The journey begins with flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal. Subsequently, from Jupal, we head to Dunai, the district headquarter, along the banks of BarbungKhola, then we continue to Tarakote, known locally as Dzong for its hilltop fortress.FromTarapKhola we reach at the highest point of the trek Numa La (5,190m) and making excursion around upper Dolpo and having magnificent views of Dhaulagiri to the south and Tibetan ranges Kugung La and Khyung La to the north. Then we descend down to Suli Gad river towards Raha, the entrance of the park and finally to the hamlet of Juphal. From there, we board plane to Nepalgunj or Pokhara or direct flight to Kahtmandu.

What You Can Expect

  • Remote area trekking
  • Experience of Bonpo religion
  • Largest national park of Nepal
  • Dippest Lake, Phokshundo

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