Upper Dolpo is one of the restricted parts of Nepal that is only allowed to visit by obtaining an expensive special permit. As the name of the package refers, the Upper Dolpo trek explores the Upper part of the Dolpo region, which was opened to foreign tourists in 1989. Explore the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges during the Dolpo Trek.
Travel back in time with us on our Upper Dolpo Trek 27 days. Explore remote north-western Nepal and walk on an ancient salt trade route, relishing arid landscapes and majestic mountain views.
Upper Dolpo Trekking is a camping trek. The trail ascends through high passes and pastures to the gem of the Himalayas, Phoksundo Lake (3,611 m). You'll be trekking in the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Get ready to come across a range exotic of flora and fauna. If lucky, you may get to see the rare snow leopard.
Likewise, you get to visit the ancient Shey Gompa (4,200 m) and other old stupas while trekking. Meet with the locals who follow Tibetan Buddhism and BonPon religion. One of the major highlights of Upper Dolpo Trekking is the Crystal mountain. A mountain cliff covered with marine fossils and quartz.
If you want to thoroughly read about the wonders of the Upper Dolpo or even want to witness them, then we recommend the famous book The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen and the Himalaya movie by Eric Valli.
Views during Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek route follows roaring rivers, cascading waterfalls, and deep river gorges. The lush meadows and verdant valleys of fields views along the trekking route are outstanding. Mountains and hills decorate the path with their dominating presence. And the colorful prayer flags add more color to the scenery.
How difficult is Dolpo Trek?
Upper Dolpo Trek is not for soft hearts. You have to be physically strong with high endurance to keep up with the routines of the region. As it is a camping trek, our crew carries all the essentials from fuel to food and tents.
The Upper Dolpo Trekking crosses many passes, including Kang La (5,380 m) and Sangda La (5,515 m). The terrain is rough and steep. You may not get a network connection for days and have to deal with high altitude. Check out our Upper Dolpo Trek map for an uncomplicated presentation of the route.
Upper Dolpo Trek 27 days is for trekkers who have previous trekking experience. On Upper Dolpo Trek, you get truly off-grid from the rest of the world, which makes this trek very special for adventure lovers.
Training for the Upper Dolpo Trekking
To train for Upper Dolpo Trek, first of all, get the trekking boots and break-in. You do not want to wear a new uncomfortable pair of shoes while walking on rough paths. Your next step should be getting your body ready for the journey.
Hiking, short treks, swimming, cycling, running, etc, are recommended to help you build your stamina and endurance. Long walks (6 to 7 hours) once every week will get your leg ready for the trail.
What do we offer?
One can do Upper Dolpo Trek if prepared properly, and we help you get ready for the journey. Our team supports you with lodging and meals. You do not have to carry heavy tents, and other essentials nor have to cook meals unless you enjoy cooking with a view.
Our reasonable Upper Dolpo Trek cost and experienced team members are all you need to explore this isolated area. To book Upper Dolpo Trek 2022/2023, you can send your booking request through our site. It's an easy and simple process.
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