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Upper Dolpa Trek - 25 days

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25 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary.
Best Season
Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lodge during the trek or camping.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Juphal - Phokshundo - Shey Gumba - Yangjer Gumba - Komash Valley - Tokyu -Chhegur Cave - Tarakot - Juphal - Nepaljung - Kathmandu


    • Upper Dolpo attracts the visitor with its unique natural, cultural and historical heritages.
    • Dolpa is known to Tibetan Buddhists as a hidden land.
    • Dolpa is a restricted area, recognized trekking agency organized.
Upper Dolpo Trek was open to trekkers after 1989. Situated between beautiful Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and the Tibetan plateau Upper Dolpo attracts the visitor with its unique natural, cultural and historical heritages. The trip begins with arrival at Kathmandu and sightseeing of world heritage sites for a couple of days. The trekkers begin the real adventure after a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and then a connecting flight to Juphal, the district headquarters of Dolpa. The trek to the mystic Dolpo region starts from Juphal and leads to magnificent mountain passes and mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal. The trails above Phoksundo Lake offer fantastic adventure to take the trekkers to Shey Gompa-an 11th-century monastery with archeological, historical, and religious importance. From Shey Gompa trekkers follow the ancient salt trading route connecting Tibet and Dolpo region.
Upper Dolpo Region Trek came to the limelight after Peter Matthiessen visited the region in 1973 along with a friend to study on a study about Himalayan Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard. The popularity of the Dolpo region further increased with the release of the Oscar-nominated movie Caravan, based on the hardships, culture, religion, and lifestyle of the people of Dolpo. The 4 weeks trek ends at Juphal and the flight back to Nepalgunj and then Kathmandu.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. you may have some questions about trekking he will give you an answer to the question. Overnight at the hotel.

After an hour flight arrived at Nepaljung 150. Nepalgunj is the district headquarter of Banke and the trade hub for western Nepal. Nepalgunj is the hottest place in Nepal. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Early in the morning, 45min flight to Juphal airport, to avoid the high wind after 10 AM. After the backpack 3 hours trek to Dunai, Dunai is the district headquarter of Dolpa. Overnight at the hotel. 

From Dunai cross the suspension bridge and turn west, following the trail of the Thulo Bheri. stop at the office of the national park to register your permit to Shey Phosundo National park. around hours reach Kageni, and one more hour Sankta. a sign declares the beginning of the Shey Phosundo national park. stay overnight at Chhepka.

The new trail stays near the river climbing over the small village ridge, then crossing to the west side to avoid a large ridge and returning to the east side an hour later near the National park camping ground. The trail makes several more ups and downs through forests as it continues upstream to a bridge that leads to nine houses comprising the village of Renje and another hour to reach Jharana hotel and overnight stay at Jharan hotel.

The route switchbacks steeply on a sandy trail through open country to an elevation of 3300m, then starts up another steep set of dusty switchbacks to a ridge at 3780m from the ridge there are a distant view of Phokshumdo Lake and a close view of a spectacular 200m high waterfall. The trail makes a steep descent in birch forests to the upper reaches of the brilliantly clear, rushing waters of the Phokshumdo Khola, then climbs gently to Ringmo village and just below Ringmo, crosses a bridge, and follows a trail north to the ranger station at Phokshumdo Lake 3730, there is national park camping ground on both sides of the river and overnight stay at Phokshumdo Lake

We explore deepest lake in nepal its 650m deep, the lake itself really beautiful. the Bon Po Monastery and lake the whole day. according to legend, phoksumdo lake was formed by a spiteful femal demon. Overnight at Phokshundo Lake.

early morning we fly to Nepaljung then, Nepaljung to Kathmandu as we can take the bus to Kathmandu. you can utilize your time for last-minute shopping or you can explore the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with us and spend overnight at the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu

This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you at Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home.

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    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • Flight ticket Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/Juphal /Nepalgunj/Kathmandu.
    • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    • One-night hotel in Nepaljung with Breakfast.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porter's meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and national park fee.
    • Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Extra night in Kathmandu or Nepaljung.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management are out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, and illness.
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc.
    • Bar beverage bills


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