Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Duration: Days

Meals: Full Board During the Trek

Best Season: All Year Round

Transport: Flight from Ktm-Nepalgunj-Jumla and Juphal-Nepalgunj-Ktm

Max Altitude: 5950 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Country: Nepal

Trip Grade
TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.


The Upper Dolpo Trek to Shey Gompa brings you into a mystical land where centuries old Buddhist and Bonpo traditions, interwoven with shamanistic influences, are still an important part of daily life. The villages, gompa’s and people you meet during this trek will leave an unforgettable impression on you. The landscapes here are even more desolate than on the Dolpa Circuit and the villages even more isolated and pure.
The trekking brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by hundreds of pilgrims each year, who make a kora (circuit) around the mountain, Dolpo’s own version of Mount Kailash.
This is quite a strenuous hike. You have to cross three high passes, Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Shey La of 5000 m and Jeng La of 5110 m. These crossings involve long climbs and long descends. Besides, you stay above 4000 meters for a long time. But the unforgettable landscapes, the views from the passes and the contacts with a very special untouched culture make it all worth it.


Day 01:     Arrival Kathmandul
Day 02:     Sight seeing of Kathmandu valley
Day 03:     Flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj
Day 04:     Flight Nepalgunj-Juphal (2475 m), walk to Chhepka (2838 m) 6 hrs
Day 05:     Chhepka (2838 m) to Chunuwar/Amchi Hospital (3110 m) 6 hrs
Day 06:     Chunuwar/Amchi Hospital (3110 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 3 hrs
Day 07:     Rest at Lake Phoksundo
Day 08:     Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Chunemba (3639 m) 5 hrs
Day 09:     Chunemba (3639 m) to Snowfields Camp (4400 m) 7 hrs
Day 10:     Snowfields Camp (4400 m) to Shey Gompa (4310 m) via Nagdalo La (5350 m) 6 hrs
Day 11:     Rest day Shey Gompa (4310 m)
Day 12:     Shey Gompa (4350 m) to Namgung (4430 m) via Shey La (5000 m) 6 hrs
Day 13:     Namgung (4400 m) to Saldang (4060 m) 3 hrs
Day 14:     Saldang (4060 m) to Sibu (4200 m) 5 hrs
Day 15:     Sibu (4200 m) to Lagmo Che (4570 m) 4 hrs
Day 16:     Lagmo Che (4570 m) to Tokyu (4209 m) via Jeng La (5110 m) 7 hrs
Day 17:     Tokyu (4209 m) to Dho Tarap ( 4080 m) 2 hrs
Day 18:     Extra Rest Day at Dho Tarap, O / N Camp
Day 19:     Dho Tarap (4080 m) to Sisaul (3750 m) 4 hrs
Day 20:     Sisaul (3750 m) to Laina Odar (3370 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 21:     Laina Odar (3370 m) to Lingdo (2391 m) 5 hrs
Day 22:     Lingdo (2391 m) to Dunai (2140 m) 5 hrs
Day 23:     Dunai (2140 m) to Juphal (2475 m) 3½ hrs
Day 24:     Flight Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
Day 25:     Fly back home

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Cost Includes

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu twin share with breakfast
  • Twin sharing basis hotel in Nepalgunj with Dinner
  • Guide, cook and kitchen support staff.
  • Mules or porters for luggage on the trekking.
  • All meals during the treks
  • All camping and cooking equipments.
  • All camping Charges.
  • Clients Airfare Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Kathmandu 
  • Dolpo restricted area permit fee.
  • National Park fees
  • All travel expenses for Nepali staffs.
  • All pick up and drop services.
  • All local official donations if any.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur) with tour guide

Cost Excludes

  • Insurance for Clients and Emergency Rescue and medicines and medicals.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Personal beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic access baggage charge (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj weight limit is 20 kg and Nepalgunj to Juphal weight limit is 15 kg).
  • Sleeping bag & mattress during trip.
  • International flights.
  • Flight cancelations & its further more expenses
  • Tips


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