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Upper Dolpo Trekking 27 Days

Price Start
USD 4,200  Per Person
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Activity Level

Trekking, Hiking ?

Group Size
Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5,350m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Destination:
Upper Dolpo
Duration:
27
Transportation:
Jeep/ Flight

Trip Highlights

Upper Dolpo Trekking

 

Upper Dolpo Trekking offers an unparalleled adventure amidst the Himalayas’ rugged terrain and pristine beauty. Located in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, this trekking route takes you through breathtaking landscapes, ancient Tibetan villages, and serene high-altitude lakes. Renowned for its untouched natural beauty and unique cultural heritage, Upper Dolpo Trekking promises an unforgettable journey for outdoor enthusiasts and cultural explorers.

Embarking on the Upper Dolpo Trekking adventure introduces you to the heart of the Himalayas, where snow-capped peaks pierce the sky and yak caravans traverse ancient trade routes. As you trek through remote valleys and cross high mountain passes, you’ll witness the traditional lifestyle of the Dolpo people, who have preserved their customs and traditions for centuries.

The trail also takes you to Shey Phoksundo National Park, home to the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake, one of the deepest in Nepal, adding another dimension to your trekking experience.

From the rugged beauty of the Himalayan landscape to the rich cultural tapestry of the Dolpo region, Upper Dolpo Trekking offers a journey of a lifetime, where every step reveals a new marvel of nature and heritage. Join us as we delve into the enchanting realm of Upper Dolpo, where adventure and culture converge to create an unforgettable trekking experience.

Getting There And Out

Reaching Upper Dolpo, nestled in the remote corners of Nepal, is an adventure. The journey typically begins with a flight to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where trekkers gather supplies and finalize permits. From Kathmandu, a short domestic flight takes you to Nepalgunj, a bustling town in southwestern Nepal. This serves as the gateway to the Dolpo region.

Upon reaching Nepalgunj, trekkers embark on another scenic flight to Juphal, a small airstrip nestled amidst the mountains. This thrilling flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape. From Juphal, the trek officially commences, leading you through quaint villages, lush forests, and rugged terrain towards the heart of Upper Dolpo.

After the trek, trekkers typically retrace their steps back to Juphal before flying back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. The journey back provides ample opportunity to reflect on the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters experienced during the Upper Dolpo Trekking adventure. Though the journey to and from Upper Dolpo may be challenging, the region’s unparalleled beauty and cultural richness make it an enriching experience.

Best Time To Trek Upper Dolpo

Choosing the optimal time for Upper Dolpo Trekking is crucial to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience amidst the rugged Himalayan terrain. The best time to embark on this adventure is during the autumn months of September to November and the spring months of March to May.

Autumn offers clear skies, stable weather conditions, and spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. The crisp mountain air and vibrant hues of autumn foliage add to the charm of the trek. Additionally, the excellent visibility allows trekkers to appreciate Upper Dolpo’s breathtaking landscapes fully.

Similarly, spring brings mild temperatures, blooming rhododendrons, and lush greenery to the region. The trails come alive with colourful wildflowers, and the clear weather offers uninterrupted vistas of snow-capped peaks. Spring also coincides with the grazing season for yaks and other livestock, providing trekkers glimpses of traditional herding practices.

While these seasons are considered the best time for Upper Dolpo Trekking, it’s essential to be prepared for varying weather conditions, including sudden changes in temperature and occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Trekkers should also consider factors such as trail accessibility and accommodation availability when planning their trek during these peak seasons. With proper preparation and timing, trekking in Upper Dolpo promises a rewarding and unforgettable experience amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

Upper Dolpo Trekking Permit Cost

Obtaining the necessary permits is an essential aspect of planning for Upper Dolpo Trekking, and understanding the associated costs is crucial for budgeting purposes. The permits required for trekking in Upper Dolpo include the Restricted Area Permit and the Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit.

The Restricted Area Permit for Upper Dolpo is issued by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. It comes with a significant cost due to the remote and restricted nature of the region. As of the latest update, the permit fee for Upper Dolpo varies depending on the season. During the peak tourist season (September to November), the permit fee is higher than in the off-peak season (December to August). Additionally, additional charges may be for each day spent in the restricted area beyond the initial permit duration.

In addition to the Restricted Area Permit, trekkers must also obtain the Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit, which grants access to the national park where the iconic Phoksundo Lake is. The permit fee for the national park entry is separate from the Restricted Area Permit and contributes to the conservation efforts and maintenance of the park.

It’s essential for trekkers to budget accordingly and factor in the permit costs when planning their Upper Dolpo trekking adventure. Additionally, it’s advisable to stay updated on permit fees and regulations changes by consulting with authorized trekking agencies or contacting the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. By obtaining the necessary permits and adhering to local regulations, trekkers can embark on their Upper Dolpo journey responsibly while contributing to preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

How Difficult Is Upper Dolpo Trekking?

Upper Dolpo Trekking is renowned for its challenging yet advantageous nature, attracting adventure enthusiasts seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas. Understanding the difficulty associated with this trek is essential for proper preparation and enjoyment of the journey.

One of the primary factors contributing to the difficulty of Upper Dolpo Trekking is the high-altitude terrain. Trekkers traverse rugged mountain trails, crossing high passes reaching altitudes above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). The thin air at such elevations can pose challenges, including altitude sickness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Trekkers must acclimatize properly by gradually ascending and allowing their bodies to adjust to the altitude.

The region’s remoteness also presents logistical challenges, including limited access to basic amenities such as accommodation, food, and medical facilities. Trekkers must be self-sufficient and prepared to carry essential supplies, including food, water, and appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions.

The trek also involves long daily walking hours, often on uneven terrain and steep inclines. Trekkers should have reasonable physical fitness and stamina to endure the journey’s demands. However, with proper preparation, including regular exercise and cardiovascular training, trekkers of all levels can undertake the Upper Dolpo Trekking adventure and revel in its breathtaking landscapes and cultural experiences.

Ultimately, while Upper Dolpo Trekking presents its challenges, the sense of achievement and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas makes it a truly unforgettable experience for those who embark on this extraordinary journey.

Highlights Of Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Trekking offers a plethora of highlights that captivate trekkers with its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and remote wilderness. Here are some of the standout features that make Upper Dolpo Trekking an extraordinary adventure:

Spectacular Landscapes:

Upper Dolpo has diverse and stunning landscapes, including towering snow-capped peaks, pristine alpine lakes, lush forests, and barren high-altitude deserts. Trekkers are treated to panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including iconic peaks such as Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba.

Phoksundo Lake:

The trek takes you to the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Nepal. Its crystal-clear turquoise waters, surrounded by cliffs and snow-capped peaks, create a surreal setting. Trekkers can explore the shores of the lake and visit nearby monasteries, gaining insight into the area’s spiritual significance.

Remote Villages and Cultural Encounters:

Trekking through Upper Dolpo allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the traditional lifestyle of the Dolpo people, who have preserved their ancient customs and traditions for centuries. The region is dotted with picturesque Tibetan villages, where locals welcome trekkers with warm hospitality and offer insights into their way of life.

Shey Gompa and Crystal Mountain:

The trek also includes visiting Shey Gompa, a sacred monastery nestled amidst the Himalayas. Nearby lies the legendary Crystal Mountain, believed to be adorned with precious jewels and revered by Buddhist pilgrims. The Shey Gompa’s spiritual ambience and Crystal Mountain’s mystical allure leave a lasting impression on trekkers.

Wildlife Sightings:

Upper Dolpo is home to various wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, and numerous bird species. Trekkers may encounter these fascinating creatures during their journey, adding to the sense of adventure and connection with nature.

Overall, Upper Dolpo Trekking offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure, making it a truly unforgettable experience for those seeking to explore the remote corners of the Himalayas.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Upper Dolpo Trekking stands as a testament to the Himalayas’ unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. From the rugged landscapes and pristine alpine lakes to the ancient villages steeped in tradition, this journey offers a transformative experience for trekkers seeking adventure and exploration.

Throughout the trek, travellers are immersed in the stunning natural scenery, towering peaks and deep valleys as a backdrop to the remote wilderness. The encounters with local communities provide invaluable insights into the traditional way of life in the Dolpo region, fostering a deep appreciation for its cultural heritage.

While Upper Dolpo Trekking presents challenges, including high altitudes and remote terrain, the rewards far outweigh the difficulties. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching iconic landmarks such as Phoksundo Lake and Shey Gompa, coupled with the camaraderie forged with fellow trekkers, creates memories that last a lifetime.

As trekkers bid farewell to Upper Dolpo, they leave with a newfound reverence for the majestic Himalayas and the resilient spirit of the people who call this remote region home. Whether seeking adventure, spiritual solace, or cultural immersion, Upper Dolpo Trekking offers an unforgettable journey that leaves an indelible mark on the soul.

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Itinerary

On the first day of your trip, you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. We will receive you from Tribhuwan International Airport. From here, we will drop you at your comfy hotel, where you can get refreshed. You can also explore the nightlights of the city. 

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following day, we will take you sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. We will only be able to cover the major tourist attractions sights. You will be fascinated by the historical and religious heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and many more. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will board the flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. It lies in the Terai region of Nepal, and the climate is hot. It is also close to the border of India-Nepal. Once you arrive, our team will transfer you to the hotel, where you’ll stay for the night.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
150m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will now drive to Nepalgunj airport for the Nepalgunj-Juphal flight. The flight duration will be approx—35 min. After landing at Juphal, we will start our trekking journey. As this is the starting point of the trek, the trail is not challenging yet. 

You will walk comfortably and descend for 45 minutes to reach Kalagauda. Then, you will walk another 2 hours along the Thuli Bheri River to get to Dunai. After arriving at Dunai, we will assign rooms as per the reservation.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,475 m (Juphal), 2,140 m (Dunai)
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following day, our trek begins along the classic route of Dolpo. At the Silughar check-post, we will present our trekking permits to Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo National Park. From here, we are officially inside Shey Phoksundo National Park. 

 

Furthermore, walking through a tropical forest, we will witness a drastic change in the landscape. Next, we will pass Kageni, Jutung, and Shangta, after which we will cross a bridge over the Phoksundo lake and at the confluence of Phoksundo and Maiba Khola. We will head north to reach Cheppka. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,687 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be walking along the famous Lower Dolpa Circuit trek trail in the opposite direction of the river flow. We will cross the bridge over the Phoksundo river twice. Once we reach Rechi, our lunch stop, the altitude will be 3010 meters.

Afterward, we will walk along the riverside and cross a bridge to pass the confluence of the Phoksundo river and Yulung Khola. Then, we will reach Amchi Hospital, where we will put our camps for the night.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,000 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will walk along the direct pathway to Shey Phoksundo Lake. We will climb the forest of cedars to reach Palam, up to a ridge about 3,875 m from where we will have the most staggering views of a 300 m waterfall, the highest in Nepal, and get our first view of Shey Phoksundo Lake. 

We will then descend birch forests to the upper reaches of the Phoksundo river to the picturesque settlement of Ringmo village. From the settlement, it is a short hike to the shores of Phoksundo Lake, where we will set up the camps.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,600 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will have an exploration day around Shey Phoksundo Lake and Ringmo village. Firstly, we will explore Ringmo village. Ringmo village is a typical Tibetan village with its unique culture and tradition. 

Then head towards Tshowa, a Bon monastery at the lake shore. It was built around 900 years ago. We will explore the sanctuary, which will be a fascinating experience. After that, we will descend to Phoksundo Lake.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,600 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following morning, we will climb the narrow trails along the cliffs above Phoksundo Lake. We will descend along the beautiful forest for around one and a half hours. 

Afterward, we will reach the other side of the lake, Phoksundo Khola camp. Then, we will ascend the final part of today’s trek and reach Sallaghari. We will put our campsite in the beautiful pine forest.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,630 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have a short trek up to Nangdala High camp this day. We will begin our walk by ascending the narrow trail of the Tuk Kyaksa river. We will switch the riverside several times.

After walking around 30 minutes from the bridge, we will reach a broad valley. We will step another 2 and half hours along the canyon. Then, we will set our campsite at the massive rock slab, Kang La/ Nangdala Base Camp.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,717 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our next destination is Shey Gompa and Crystal Mountain, the most sacred peak in the Dolpo region. On this day, we will enter the entire Dolpo region. However, before reaching there, we must cross the Kang La, or the Nangda La pass.

 

The magnificent view from the top will show you Crystal mountain, the Tibetan territory mountain, and the mesmerizing landscape of the Dolpo region. During the walk, you can also admire peaks like Shey Shikhar and Kang Chunne. Finally, we will put our campsite at Shey Gompa.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,500 m 
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will begin our trek after the exploration of Shey Gompa. Then, we will follow the trails along Sephu Khola for around two hours. Moreover, you will be amazed at the typical Dolpo landscape. 

During the trek, you can admire magnificent views of Mustang, Tibet, Kanjirowa, Kagmara, and crystal mountain. After two hours of descent, we will reach Namgung to set up the campsite and stay overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,360 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Now, we will follow the trails along Namga Khola and pass more summer herding spots to reach Saldang village. Saldang is a beautiful village with dry lands surrounded by amazing hills. 

We will explore the town and interact with the locals. Do not forget to taste some salt butter tea or Chhyang (Barley beer) at Saldang.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,770 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will rest in Saldang and explore the village. The environment is relaxing, and the people are friendly. You can explore their culture and enjoy your stay.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,770 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will ascend toward Komash village. We will follow the Saldang Lek along the Rapha Khola. We will climb to 4500 m and then descend to Komash village. This village is similar to most Tibetan villages. We will set up our camp at Komash village.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,060 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will begin our hike after a refreshing breakfast. During our walk this day, we might encounter some rare species like Blue sheep and snow leopards. We will pass through many small towns during today’s trek. 

This part of the trek is filled with highland deserts with shrub-like vegetation. After walking for around 4-5 hours, we will reach Shimen. We will set up the camp at a potential campsite.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,850 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will follow the trails along the Panjang Khola. Moreover, we will pass some beautiful villages and monasteries along the routes to Tinje. Besides, the walk will be for around 5 hours. Tinje is a lovely valley with a natural airstrip where a British airplane landed and took off once. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,110 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will head towards Yak Kharka, following the trails along the Panjyan River and passing the settlement of Chhamdang. After crossing Chhamdang, we will trek along the river bank for some time and then to Chholtam Khola’s confluence and Panjyan Khola’s confluence. 

Furthermore, we will cross a bridge over the Thalum Khola and reach an open grazing ground for yaks and sheep called Yak Kharka.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,000 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will head to Tokyu from Yak Kharka. We will cross a bridge over the Sulun Khola, taking us to Choila North pass at an altitude of 5040 m. This part of the trek is more challenging. We will ascend for almost 2 hours to reach the top of Choila pass. 

The top offers a beautiful sight of the Tokyu camp. After descending from the pass, we will reach Tokyu, where we will set up our campsite.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,240 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will trek to Dho Tarap. It is a very short trek of around one and a half hours. After reaching Dho Tarap, we will explore the village of Dho Tarap. Dho Tarap is a large village settlement beautifully decorated with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. 

There are various chortens, mani walls, and monasteries around Dho Tarap. Beautiful fields of wheat, buckwheat, Barley, potatoes, and other green vegetables add more beauty to this village. People here resemble the Khampas of Tibet.

We will enjoy a wonderful natural tour and participate in cultural programs the villagers perform with traditional Tibetan dances and songs.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,944 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our trek to Naworpani is going to be a long one. We will cross bridges over rivers and walk through forests to reach our destination. The rivers we cross are Tarap, Mirubabane, and Klang Khola. Finally, when we get to Naworpani, we will relax for the night.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,475 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will follow the path along the Tarap Khola after breakfast. After walking for a while, we will notice changes in the views and landscapes. Green forests will start to emerge as we move forward. We will then ascend to Lamchaur high over Tarap Khola. 

After crossing Lahini Odar, we will descend and reach Chhedhul Gompa. After some time along the Tarap Khola, we will get to Lashicap, where we will set up the camp.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,775 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will head toward Dunai today as we return home. We will cross the green lands above the Thuli Bheri river to reach Tarakot. After reaching Tarakot, we will cross a small bridge over a stream. We will pass Lawan and Byasgad on this day. Today’s trek will offer some greenery, forested regions, and cultivated terraced fields.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,140 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the last day of our adventurous trek. We will follow the route along the Bheri river until we reach Kalagawda. After getting to Kalagawda, we will climb for a while to reach Juphal. It will be a short trek of around 3 hours up to Juphal.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,475 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your day starts with an early flight back to Nepalgunj, 35 minutes. Today, we have back-to-back flights, so we will fly back to Kathmandu again. After a 50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu, our day ends.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
150m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a successful trip to Upper Dolpo, you deserve a day to yourself. On this day, you will spend your time in Kathmandu city. Moreover, you can explore the culture and have fun. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your 27-day trip successfully ends today. So, you’ll be returning home after a long, exhausting, and excellent trek. Today, we’ll drive you to the Tribhuwan International Airport according to your scheduled flight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup and Drop-off service in Domestic and International Airport
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj on a twin share BB basis
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on the Dolpa trek
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while trekking
  • All Domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
  • ll camping equipment like member, staff, and kitchen, dining, and toilet tents
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader / Guide and Porter
  • Oxygen cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit
  • Special Upper Dolpo trekking permit and all government taxes
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Guide and Porter

Highlights of upper Dolpo Trek

  • Explore the Shey Phoksundo Lake and National Park.
  • Get astounding views of diverse landscapes. 
  • Learn cultural importance and religious practices in Nepal.
  • Cross high passes like Cang Mara La Pass (5,115 m), Nagdala La Pass (5,353 m), and Tyonta Pass (5,220 m).
  • Explore the beautiful flora and fauna of Nepal. 

 

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Upper Dolpo Trek?

The peak altitude of 5,360 meters (17,600 feet) above sea level will be achieved during this trek. This is reached at the Kang La Pass, which is one of the few passes that settle at such an altitude.

These altitudes are extreme, so we request trekkers take the necessary precautions while trekking.

How many days does it take to complete the Upper Dolpo Trek?

The Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the most challenging treks that Nepal offers. Typically taking about 25 days to complete this trek. The duration can also depend upon the trekker’s fitness level and weather conditions. Also, your itinerary and tour operator plays a vital role to determine the number of days taken to complete this trek.

What are the main attractions of the Upper Dolpo Trek?

The Upper Dolpo trek is well known for its stunning natural beauty and the long experience it provides. The cultural experience throughout this trek is immense, also the flora and fauna are some of the rarest you ever get to see. In addition, you also witness some magical monuments, phoksundo lake, ancient monasteries, traditional villages, snow-capped peaks, and the friendly locals around there.

Is it necessary to have prior trekking experience for the Upper Dolpo Trek?

It’s always a great help if you have prior trekking experience, especially in such a trek like Upper Dolpo. To undertake the Upper Dolpo trek, you must be in good physical shape and prior trekking knowledge helps you counter challenges with wase. The trail involves steep ascents and descents. The rough and unreliable terrain has a lot waiting for you. Prior trekking experience will help in preparing for those challenges during the trek.

How difficult is the Upper Dolpo Trek?

The Upper Dolpo Trek is considered to be a challenging trek, both in terms of physical and mental endurance. The trail involves long hours of trekking, steep ascents and descents, and high altitude. The weather conditions can also be unpredictable, adding to the difficulty of the trek.

What are the cultural highlights of the Upper Dolpo Trek?

The upper Dolpo region is rich in traditions and culture, with unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, that only a few get to experience. The unexplored trail and region offer some of the most unique experiences. The trail also passes through many ancient monasteries, including Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa is believed to be over 800 years old. Moreover, you also get to experience a glimpse of local life around there, which has remained unchanged for centuries.

What kind of wildlife can be seen during the Upper Dolpo Trek?

Another great highlight of this trek must be the wildlife around this region. Being home to some of the most diverse range of wildlife, which includes the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, musk deer, and Tibetan gazelle. Passing through the Shey Phoskundo National Park, which is also home to many birds and animals. In addition, the park also has some endangered species such as Himalayan griffon and yellow-billed chough.

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