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Upper Dolpo Trek 32 Days

Trip Facts:

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,360 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Camping

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

With Best Price

Culturally Tibetan region in West Nepal, Upper Dolpo is remote yet spectacular Himalayan expanse with Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal on the east and south and Jumla district to the west.

This epic trek starts at Juphal village; heads to Dunai and passes through the Suligad River gorge to Phoksumdo Lake and cross our first 5000 meter pass leading to sacred Shey Gompa and the 'Crystal Mountain'. Another pass later, in the village of Saldang, we have free days to explore the surrounding Tibetan-style villages, busy with the Autumn harvest. From Saldang we head into ever more remote regions of Dolpo, Khoma, Shimen & Tinkyu in the fantastic Panzang valley.

The trails connecting these remote villages and high passes are some of the most culturally interesting and spectacular routes in Dolpo, and the inhabitants still trade with Tibet along the old salt routes.

Academy award nominated film “Himalaya” was shot in this region.

Earthquake update:

Although this trail was affected by the earthquake, it still is a fantastic option for camping trek.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj 160m

Day 04: Fly Juphal 2490m; trek Dunai 2030m

Day 05: Trek Chepka 2670m

Day 06: Trek Amchi Hospital

Day 07: Trek Phoksumdo Lake 3620m

Day 08: Rest/exploration

Day 09: Trek Forest Camp 3725m

Day 10: Trek Two Rivers Camp 3900m

Day 11: Trek High Camp 4800m

Day 12: Trek Shey Gompa 4390m

Day 13: Rest/exploration

Day 14: Trek Shyamling Gompa

Day 15: Trek Bhijer 3850m

Day 16: Trek Nengla pass high camp 4950m

Day 17: Trek Saldang 3770m

Day 18: Rest

Day 19: Trek Komang 4060m

Day 20: Trek Mendo 3900m

Day 21: Trek Tinje Village 4110m

Day 22: Trek Rapka 4535m

Day 23: Trek Mola La high camp

Day 24: Trek Chharka 4110m

Day 25: Trek River Junctions Camp

Day 26: Trek High Camp 5000m

Day 27: Trek Sangta Ghok

Day 28: Trek Sangta 3710m

Day 29: Trek Phalyak 3175m

Day 30: Trek Jomsom 2713m

Day 31: Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu

Day 32: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Nepalgunj (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Nepalguj-Juphal air ticket
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu air ticket
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Trekking gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)


  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers


  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet


  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


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