Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpa trek is one of the protected trekking zones in Nepal. In local language it’s called “Ba Yul” meaning the Hidden valley. The Upper Dolpa trek is the majestic trekking areas with Monasteries and Gomba along with amazing, peaceful and inspiring scenery with 17th century settlements. The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna and sweeping vistas.

Day 1
Upper Dolpo trek starts from Kathmandu to Nepalgung by air or bus
Day 2
Nepalgung to Juphal by chartered flight & Trek to Dunai
Day 3
Dunai to Ankhe or Sangta
Day 4
Ankhe to Renje
Day 5
Renje to Ringmo or Shey-Phoksundo Lake
Day 6
Shey-Phoksundo to Sallaghari
Day 7
Shallaghari to Dovan or Ghyangkopa
Day 8
Dovan to Myandokti
Day 9
Myandokti to Shey Gumpa
Day 10
Explore Shey Gumpa
Day 11
Shey Gumpa to Bhijer
Day 12
Bhijer to Samling Gompa (900 years old).
Day 13
Samling Gompa to Karangla high Camp
Day 14
Karangla high Camp to Karang village across Karang la Pass (5100m)
Day 15
Karang village to Yangtsher Gumba
Day 16
Yangtsher Gumba to Nishal village
Day 17
Nishal village to Shimen Gumpa
Day 18
Shimen Gumpa to Tingkyu
Day 19
Tingkyu to Yak Kharka
Day 20
Yak Kharka to Charka la High camp
Day 21
Charka la High camp to Charka
Day 22
Charka to Thajang
Day 23
Thajang to Winter Valley
Day 24
Winter valley to Sangdak
Day 25
Sangdak to Kagbeni
Day 26
Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 27
Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Day 28
Pokhara to Kathmandu either flight or drive
Starting point Nepalgunj
Ending point Pokhara
Longitude 82° 55′, – 83° 48′
Latitude 28° 52′ – 29° 31′
Altitude range 2400m TO 5435m
Trek type Camping
Group size Minimum 2 people


Upper Dolpo region is very popular for medicinal plant, called Yarcha gumba (Coerdiopsis sinuses), a type of wild caterpillar mushroom, found in abundance in this region. Extracts from Yarchagumba is believed to significantly improve health and fitness. Upper Dolpo trek takes you close to the beautiful natural vistas and local culture including the rich traditions and heritage of the Tibetan people. Upper Dolpo is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1989 for trekkers. Dolpo region is protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. It lies to the north of the Dhaulagiri Range bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Here one can find a well-preserved eco-system of plants and wildlife, including blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. The view of Kanjiroba peak, Phoksumdo Lake, and the Dhaulagiri massif is one of the most rewarding moments of Upper Dolpo trek. A visit to the Phoksumdo Gompa which is dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is a memorable experience. Upper Dolpo trek can be customized according to the need of our client’s interests and time frame. The trek starts from Nepalgunj to Juphal by chartered flights and trek to Dunai.


Upper Dolpo Trek cost

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Minimum 2 people required


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Upper Dolpo Trek

Phoksundo Lake Panorama