Trip Overview

Upper Dolpo is challenging trekking being very remote with many 5000 metres passes, and can throw additional challenges if there is snow. Ensure you are trekking fit and bring a sense of adventure!

Upper Dolpo is a kaleidoscope of colours and textures, sculpted gorges and ochre gompas, yak herders and villages blended perfectly into the sacred landscape. Our comprehensive trek route is simply glorious trekking, and vying for the most scenic trek in Nepal and is a total trekking experience.

One of the highest inhabited realms on the planet, Dolpo is also still a stronghold of the pre-Buddhist, shamanistic Bon-po religion as well as Tibetan Buddhism. It is a rugged, mountainous region of fortified villages, some with their own dzong or fort, turquoise lakes, revered mountains and breathless high passes.

Our trek begins with a spectacular flight along the Himalayan range to Juphal. We head up the Suligad River gorge to Phoksundo Lake and cross our first over 5000 meter pass leading to sacred Shey Gompa and Shelri, or Crystal Mountain. From Saldang we head into ever more remote regions of Dolpo, Khoma, Shimen and Tinkyu in the fantastic Panzang/Panjyan Valley. Pure Dolpo and few other trekkers. The trails connecting these remote villages and high passes are some of the most culturally interesting and spectacular routes in Dolpo, and the inhabitants still trade with Tibet along the old salt routes.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: Via Juphal-Jomsom

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free, evening briefing about trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (150m.) by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj - Juphal (2475m.) and trek from Juphal to Dunai (2850m.).
Day 05: Trek from Dunai - Chhepka (2,838m.).
Day 06: Chhepka - Chunuwar (3110m).
Day 07: Chunuwar - Ringmo, Phoksundo Lake (3397m.).
Day 08: Ringmo, Phoksundo Lake rest day and explore:
Day 09: Ringmo, Phoksundo Lake - Sallaghari 3610m.
Day 10: Sallaghari - Nangdalo High Camp Phedi (4717m.).
Day 11: Nangdalo High Camp - Crossing Nangdalo pass (5350m.) - Shey Gompa (4160m.) .
Day 12: Shey Gompa - Sela (Gela) La Pass (5094m.) - Namgung Gompa (4606m.).
Day 13: Namgong Gompa - Saldang Village (3770m.).
Day 14: Saldang village day hike to Yangjer Gomba (4599m).
Day 15: Saldang village - Khoma Pass (4460m.) - Khoma Gaon (village 4060m.).
Day 16: Khoma Village - Shimen Pass (4260m.) - Shimen Gaon (3850m.).
Day 17: Shimen Gaon - Tinje Gaon (4110m.).
Day 18: Tinje Gaon - Yak Kharka (4210m.).
Day 19: Yak Kharka - Mo La Pass (5027m.) - Chharka Bhot (Village-4302m.).
Day 20: Chharka Bhot - Nulungsumda Kharka (4987m.).
Day 21: Trek to Niwar Pass (5120m.) - Jungben La Pass (5550m.) - Ghalden Ghuldum (4247m.).
Day 22: Ghalden Ghuldum - Santa (3777m.).
Day 23: Santa - Bhima Lojun La (4460m.) - Phalyak Village (3179m.).
Day 24: Phalyak Village - Jomsom (2720m.).
Day 25: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara then transfer to Hotel.
Day 26: Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist Bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 27: Kathmandu free and farewell dinner.
Day 28: Last minute, transfer to international airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep or, local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, 1 night in Nepalgunj and 1 Night in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals a day; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters. 
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Upper Dolpo Special trekking permit, National Park permits fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu.
  • Air Ticket: Nepalgunj/Juphal/Jomsom/Pokhara with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Air Ticket: Pokhara/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


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