Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the Phoksundo Lake and other rivers
  • Get closer to the local societies and learn about their adopted Tibetan culture
  • Explore the Shey Gompa and other monasteries
  • Observe the Chortens and the Mani Walls
  • Take a snapshot of the Views of Dhaulagiri Himal from the different Passes

Upper Dolpo Trekking is a challenging trip in the secluded and unscathed part of western Nepal. The trail was opened for the trekkers only in 1989. It is an inspirational trek to explore the isolated ethnic valleys. The picturesque landscape and cultural heritages have made this trekking incredible.

Trekking to Upper Dolpo includes the surprising and wonderful Himalayan views, high passes, alpine meadows, and rare finding flora and fauna. The Dolpo has got sources of herbal plants and other forests.

This restricted land is a dream place for adventure trekking in Nepal. Walking through the jungle of colorful flowers like rhododendron and others as juniper, hemlock, and blue pine makes your trail more romantic.

Likewise, it is a wonderful region of wild animals such as the Snow Leopard, Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and many more. The long trip to Upper Dolpo is fascinated by the memorable Tibetan Buddhism and the mesmerizing ethnic traditions. Nangang and the Bon Po Monasteries are beautiful.

Upper Dolpo Trekking in Nepal starts from Jhupal after having a short flight from Nepalgunj. You need to have a flight from Kathmandu to reach Nepalgunj too. The trail sets out through the wilderness of the Shey Phoksundo National Park. This paradise on earth was surrounded by the wonderful Himalayas of the Dhaulagiri region. It lies beyond this mountain chain.

The Upper Dolpo Trekking is also known as Shey Gompa Trekking. In the beginning, the trek goes ahead by following the Bheri River. Then it moves on along the treeless area and enters into the Phoksundo River Valley.

The continuation of ascending and descending takes you to Phoksundo Lake. It is the deepest lake in Nepal. It is situated at an elevation of 3611.5 m high above sea level. The acclimatization day at this Lake is a wonderful charm of the Upper Dolpo Trek along with the crystal waterfalls and meadows which offer the views of surrounding lakes and the village.

It is very hard to cross the Kang La Pass. This pass offers the beautiful sceneries of the large valley and the surrounding mountains. Saldang village is considered the largest village of this area which is developed in the form of agriculture as well as in the economy.

The rest day at Dho Tarap is interesting where you can explore the surrounding cultures as well as have a short walk to observe the Bon Po Monastery. Jeng La Pass is the vantage point for watching the wonderful views of Dhaulagiri Mountain. Moreover, the views of the Desert Mountain of Tibet and the Ladak Mountain of India are breathtaking.

En route, you can see the herds of blue sheep. The trail continues thoroughly and ends at Jhupal. From there, you have the back to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek to Upper Dolpo as the weather is likely to be the finest and the temperatures good. We do not recommend having this Upper Dolpo Trekking Nepal in the winter season. It is strictly prohibited to go to Upper Dolpo Trekking solo as it lies in a remote area.

Rising Adventure has an expert team to guide the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal. For more details, please contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 04: Fly to Jhupal and Trek to Dunai
  • Day 05: Trek to Ankhe
  • Day 06: Trek to Sulighat
  • Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 08: Rest Day
  • Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola
  • Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
  • Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La- Pass
  • Day 12: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La Pass
  • Day 13: Trek to Saldang
  • Day 14: Trek to Yangze Gompa
  • Day 15: Trek to Sibu
  • Day 16: Trek to Jeng-La-Phedi
  • Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng-La-Pass
  • Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap
  • Day 19: Rest Day
  • Day 20: Trek to Tarap Khola
  • Day 21: Trek to Khani Gaun
  • Day 22: Trek to Tarakot
  • Day 23: Trek to Dunai
  • Day 24: Trek to Jhupal
  • Day 25: Fly back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
  • Day 26: Final Departure
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu as per your standard
  • Flight Tickets (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu) and (Nepalgunj -Jhupal-Nepalgunj)
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip(Salary + food + accommodation + insurance )
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary + food + accommodation + insurance ), one porter= two trekkers
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )according your choice
  • All necessary paper works, permit  and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All kinds of tents and needed eqiupments
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance  

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except the breakfast
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Chocolate and dessert
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • If you need extra porter during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses that are not mentioned in the trip "Cost Include"