Upper Dolpo Trek – 28 days


  • Explore the incredible nomadic culture
  • A real adventure trekking on remote and rugged terrain
  • Witness the Bon-Po religion, the pre-Buddhist culture
  • High mountains and Passes including Dhaulagiri massif
  • Isolated trekking, Shey Phoksundo Lake, and Camping trip

Difficulty Level: Hard | Days: 28 | Max. Altitude: 5360m (Kang-La pass)

Upper Dolpo trek is one of the most exciting off-the-beat treks that would be more challenging and even more fascinating to the passionate trekkers. This trek requires a good physical condition and is advised to have some previous mountain walking experience since the terrain can be hard and long. However, no technical skills are required. Furthermore, this trek crosses three relatively high passes. This route is best suited for the travelers seeking for unique treks in Nepal that explores through the isolated western part of Nepal.

Shey Phoksundo Lake Nepal


Situated in between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges, this region was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book- The Snow Leopard. Also, the Oscar-nominated CARAVAN, which was a huge success, was featured in this region. On this 28 days trek, we pass through tranquil villages with fascinating people. On the other hand, the iconic beauty of Shey Phoksundo and the Himalayan trade route followed in the ancient time will remain in your mind for the lifetime.


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    • Long duration trek
    • the landscape could be strenuous
    • Out of comfort zone
    • Few narrow trails, and completely off-the-beaten trail
    • Tea houses and Camping in few locations
    Day Destination Altitude (m) Duration
    01 Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel 1300
    02 Sightseeing and trek orientation full day
    03 Fly to Nepalgunj 165 1 hour
    04 Fly to Jhuphal(Dolpo) and trek to Dunai 2850 45 mins flight + 2 hours trek
    05 Dunai to Ankhe 2896 5-6 hours
    06 Ankhe to Sulighat 2050 5-6 hours
    07 Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake 3611 4-5 hours
    08 Acclimatization and rest and Phoksundo Lake
    09 Trek to Phoksundo Khola 4-5 hours
    10 Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang 6-7 hours
    11 Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa through Kang-la-pass(5360m) 4500m 5-6 hours
    12 Acclimatization and rest and Shey Gompa
    13 Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La (5200m) 4800 6-7 hours
    14 Namduna Gaun to Saldang 3620 4-5 hours
    15 Saldang to Yangze Gompa 4960 4-5 hours
    16 Yangze Gompa to Sibu 4560 6-7 hours
    17 Sibu to Jeng-La Phedi 4900 5-6 hours
    18 Jeng-La to Tokyu Gaun via Jeng La pass(5090m) 4209 5-6 hours
    19 Tokyu to Dho Tarap 4040 4-5 hours
    20 Rest day
    21 Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) 3800 6-7 hours
    22 Trek to Khanigaun 3150 4-5 hours
    23 Khanigaun to Tarakot 2537 4-5 hours
    24 Trek to Dunai 2140 5-6 hours
    25 Dunai to Jhuphal 2-3 hours
    26 Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu 1300 Full day
    27 Leisure day in Kathmandu followed by dinner
    28 Final Departure

    Note: The tour could also be tailored made depending on your preference. 


     Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information

     Motivated staffs throughout the trek

     All domestic flights and airport transfers

    Accomodations throughout

     3 meals a day

    Not Included:

    Nepalese visa fee

    Excess baggage charge

     Private transportation apart from those in itinerary

    Extra night accommodation

     International flights

     Travel and Rescue insurance

     Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottled/boiled water, hot shower)

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