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Pokhara now has a place that offers everything you would need on your journey.
Food, travel-trek arrangements, and entirely spiritual surrounding.

travel . experience . inspire

Pokhara now has a place that offers everything you would need on your journey.
Food, travel-trek arrangements, and entirely spiritual surrounding.

Upper Dolpo Trek

There’s always something beautiful outside.

4. April 2018.dimijazz.0 Likes.0 Comments

Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book – The Snow Leopard. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success and was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. On our 28-day trek we pass through interesting villages, trekking routes and meet fascinating people. We also cross a few high Himalayan passes and enjoy the vast and tranquil beauty of Phoksundo Lake. From Shey Gompa, we follow the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and return back to Jhuphal as our trek ends. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.

UPPER DOLPO

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 – Medium difficulty
  • Remoteness: Very Remote
  • Pricing: High (#USD spent/day)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Camping
  • Restricted Permits: Yes. You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a Nepali Guide or Porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Dolpo costs USD 500 for up to 10 days and USD 50 for each day hereafter.
  • Max elevation: 5,250 m, Kang La Pass
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Not advisable. Too remote and too cold. Crossing the Kang La Pass is likely not possible.

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