The Upper Dolpo trek takes you deep into one of the least developed region of Nepal, immortalised by Peter Matthiessen’s book The Snow Leopard. Located in themid-West region of Nepal, Upper Dolpo is a magical part of the Himalaya. Bordering Tibet to the North and Upper Mustang to the East, the area was only opened to tourists in the 1990s, and is striking in its ecological diversity. From dramatic Himalayan passes to the serene Phoksundo Lake, and passing through several charming villages, this trek is characterized by the astounding beauty of the landscape it passes through.
Trip Duration19 days
Best SeasonSeptember – November, March - April
Departure from/Return toPokhara
Minimum Group Size2 people
Price$3600 per person*
* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.
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Day 1: Meet in Pokhara and drive to Nepalgunj
Day 2: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai
Day 3: Trek to Chepka
Day 4: Trek to Ringmo
Day 5: Rest day/day hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 6: Trek to Phoksundo Khola
Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Khola Pass Camp
Day 8: Trek to Shey Gompa
Day 9: Rest day Shey Gompa
Day 10: Trek to Namgung
Day 11: Trek to Saldang
Day 12: Trek to Chagon
Day 13: Trek to Pass Camp
Day 14: Trek to Tokyu
Day 15: Trek to Ghyamgar
Day 16: Trek to Laisicap
Day 17: Trek to Dunai
Day 18: Trek to Juphal, return flight to Nepalgunj
Day 19: Drive back to Pokhara
It is possible to extend this trek by five days and return via Upper Mustang. It is also possible to start and finish the trek in Kathmandu, flying directly to Nepalgunj. Please email email@example.com for more details.
Physical condition / prior experience
You need to be in reasonable physical condition to join this trip. You will be required to walk up to 5-6 hours per day whilst carrying a small day pack.
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