Upper Dolpo trek is one of the remote treks which offers the most spectacular view of the trans-Himalayan regions of Nepal which is behind the Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. The trans-Himalayan regions upper Dolpo gives the most colourful and diversified landscape with the stunning view of the west Himalayan ranges of Nepal. The beautiness of the Upper Dolpo trek simply can not describe in the word, it can be felt through the exploration. The valley which is behind the Dhaulagiri mountain regions has the most unique things that tourists seek for and they can achieve something new rather than they find anywhere in Nepal. The trekkers can feel real spiritual once they are here because of the countless Chorten and the monasteries around the route. The mani walls and prayer flags and small chaityas make the trek routes more special and very attractive. While trekking to the upper Dolpo we might be able to see the rare snow leopards and blue ships as well. The high passes, countless yak pastures, waterfalls and the incredible mountain scenery are the things that you will regularly feel while you do the upper Dolpo trek.
The hidden treasures of Nepal Upper Dolpo trekking is a remote and unspoiled trekking route of Nepal due to the low presence of the tourists. The region behind the Dhaulagiri range and connected with the Tibet was only open for tourists in late 1980S. The book from Peter Mathones which was titled by the snow leopards has described the beauty of the upper Dolpo on his journey. Perhaps you have heard the Oscar-nominated movie the Caravan which was shot here in upper Dolpo and the adventures of the yak hurdles was taken on the bank of Phoksundo lake which is the deepest lake of Nepal. The unique cultures and the traditions of the Upper Dolpo seem like the Tibetan lands but it is actually more beautiful than Tibet. Due to the hidden beauty and the government policy the trekking permit cost is very high. The permit cost is per day 50$ and you are required to take the minimum 10 days which means you need to pay 500$ for the permit. If you want to extend the day then each day you have to pay 50$ per day.
Upper Dolpo Trek starts flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj then the next day to Juphal from an incredibly astonishing flight from Nepalgunj. The upper Dolpo trek goes through the Phoksundo National Park of north-west Nepal through local settlements, gigantic mountains scenery and greenery forest of pines. The trek covers magnificent valleys, unique and colourful landscapes of the Upper Dolpo regions of Nepal. One the trekking trail you will see numerous monasteries and chorten to reach the deepest and most mesmerizing lakes of Nepal Phoksundo. The trekking trail passes the Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa, Tarakot village, Kangla Pass, Saldand La Pass, Jeng La pass, Dho Tarap and many other unwritten places. The passes are around 5200 Meter high so the trek is not tough but it is hard.
Nepal trek hub has been organizing the upper Dolpo trek with its excellency. Only camping trek is possible to do here in Upper Mustang trek. We have a very good team to make your trip more successful and enjoyable. Our team professional guides, porter, sherpa and cook help your vacation lifetime unforgettable. We would like to welcome you to explore the Upper Dolpo trek with Nepal Trek hub.
Upper dolpo trek highlights are listed down below
Upper Dolpo trek best time/season and weather are the things that you need to study before you plan to do upper Dolpo trekking. There are 4 seasons of Nepal. Among them, Winter is quite harder to do the upper Dolpo trek, rest of the year you can do upper Dolpo trek. Here we have explained what it looks like in each season.
The spring season in Nepal is a good season to explore Nepal. For your information it is the second-best season to do trekking and mountaineering activities in Nepal. Mountains like Everest and other 8000 Meter peaks are climbed this season. The sky is clear and the weather remains sunny. There is no chance of rain but yet sometimes it might rain that is an exceptional case. Mostly the trek experience is very good, you can do all the trek in Nepal at this time. That is the reason we can recommend you to do the upper Dolpo trek in the spring season as well. The mountains are very clear and you can see the colourful landscape. You can get the best experience in the forest due to the rhododendron forest where there are different varieties of rhododendron blooms.
This is Nepal’s best season for trek and climbing as well as other tourism activities. It is also Nepal’s peak season. A lot of tourists come to Nepa with different purposes, but most of them come for mountaineering activities where trekking is travellers’ main choice. The weather at this time is very perfect. There is no chance of rain. The visibility is very clear and all day you can see the mountains. The flights to the trekking starting destinations are regular and due to the fit and perfect weather, your trekking experience is the best of the best. You will get an amazing experience of the trek and in Nepal, this time people celebrate Nepal’s two biggest festivals so you can also take part in it. overall, this is the best season for trekking experience in Nepal. Upper Dolpo trekking at this time is very good to do, you can get the best experience.
The monsoon season lasts for three months, this time in Nepal it rains a lot. The rainy season is not good to trek because most of the time it is cloudy and it rains a lot. Floods and landslides are very normal and the biggest problem is leeches while walking in the forests. Other trekking is not good to do at this time but upper Dolpo trekking is very good to do. This is trans-Himalayan regions so it does not rain a lot and the mountains are also visible.
Due to the winter season the temperature is very cold everywhere in Nepal. The weather is very cloudy most of the time. The snowfall is very common and the weather is very unpredictable. Due to the very cold weather, it is not good to do the mountaineering activities in Nepal. The adventure trekking is very risky and there might be avalanches and snowstorms. We do not recommend any trek at this time but you can still do the easy trek like Poon hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Nepal tour and other tours in Nepal.
Upper Dolpo trek is a control region trek of Nepal and controlled by the government. Upper Dolpo trek permits cost is set by the government of Nepal and the permits are issued from Nepal Immigrations office Kathmandu. You will be able to get the permits with the arrangements from the government registered trekking agency. Due to the special provisions and high trekking cost, only a few people go here to trek so you will not see that many tourists on this trekking route.
|1||Upper dolo trek is done inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park so you need to have the national park permits to trek here in this area. The cost o the National park permit fees is about 30$|
|2||The special control region area permits are issued from the Nepal immigration Kathmandu. To make the upper Dolpo trekking permits we need your original passport with the valid Nepal visa. That is the reason we put one-day sightseeing in Kathmandu for arranging the permits. We need to take the minimum 10 days upper Dolpo trek permits which cost is 500$ per person. If you want to extend your time inside the control region then you have to pay 50$ per day for the extended days.|
So you need two types of permits for upper Dolpo trekking, You don’t need to be worried about the permits we will manage every permit and arrangements for you.
Upper Dolpo trek difficulty is quite hard but not that difficult. Due to the high elevation walking it might be harder but the slow adjustment of the elevations makes you easier each day you do the trek. Trekkers are required to walk about 6-7 hours each day, the trekking trail is not that good because it is the less touristy destination. There are several passes you have to pass Nagdala La (5353 m ), Cang Mara La pass (5115 m), Tyonta (5220m ) are the major high passes which are quite difficult but all of you can make it. The trails are sometimes very steep and sometimes flat so it is very uneven trails. Due to the unavailability of the hotels, it is quite harder because you have to sleep in the tent and east in the tent as well.
Upper Dolpo trek costs are quite expensive as you compare with other trekking routes because of the flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepaljung to Juphal and back from the respective destinations. Since it is quite a long trek it is also the reason why it is expensive and this trek is fully camping. You will have an excellent meal as well as facilities but you might feel sleep is not pleasurable for you due to the tent sleeping. We will arrange everything for you on the itinerary we mentioned below and it can be customized as well.
|Date||Spring season(Must be a 2 person)||Autum season(Must be a 2 person)|
|October 13, 2020||4100 USD||4100 USD|
|October 30, 2020||4100 USD||4100 USD|
|November 12, 2020||4100 USD||4100 USD|
Nepal Trek hub has managed here Upper Dolpo trek itinerary 23 days. The itinerary is carefully designed and placed as per our past experience. With this itinerary trekkers can enjoy their trek a lot and there will not be any rush while trekking to the spectacular north far-western Nepal.
We Emphasis on the personal and customize itinerary, You can design your own personal tailored made holiday
We are a local Small agency, customer-focused, grassroots foundation with in-depth knowledge of Nepal.
We pay a fair salary to our team of reliable and experienced people
We give guarantee of best value for money, best price and no hidden costs are implicit
We care for each of you individually, providing uncompromising service just for you.
We also care about environment, we encourage our client’s to avoid mineral water, instead of this drink the own purified water and use chlorine tablet
We have a 100% repeated customer, check our tripadvisior page
Local guide owned company
Splendid view of Dhaulagiri mountains, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV, Gurja Peak, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak from the flight to jomsom
Super view of Nilgiri and Dhaulagir mountain during the entire trip, you can also see the Tilicho peak and some peaks in Annapurna Ranges.
Get know about the tibetan Buddhism, people and their unique cultures.
Trekking through the very open and colorful desertland of Mustang
Exploration of the hidden trasure of the upper mustang such as their unique cultures, festival and traditions.
Get know about the Chinese and Khamps war and how they were hiding in Nepal upper Mustang caves. You can see the countless cave in upper mustang trek