• Admire the splendor of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Phoksundo Lake (Nepal's deepest lake) can be explored
  • Breathtaking view of the mountain vistas and local villages
  • Simply engaging with the people and finding out about their lifestyles
  • Learn about a unique Tibetan culture and customs
  • Tibetan Gompas, Monasteries, Mani Walls, and Chortens can be seen.

About Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek, located in Nepal's mid-western region, is incredibly challenging. It is one of the globe's most gorgeous undiscovered trekking spots, experienced by just very few backpackers from all across the planet. This excursion traverses through an isolated highland zone along with multiple high passes.

The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek is among the few sites around the world where pre-Buddhist religion rooted in shamanism, recognized as Bong Po, still is practiced. The ethnicities spread around the region have a huge proportion of Buddhist devotees and also provide a picture of Nepal before the arrival of Buddhism. Visitors must be cautious regarding your acclimatization plans because you'd be passing over lots of high passes, along with the Kang La, Saladang La, Chharka La, and others, all of which climb above 5000 meters.

Trekking from Upper Dolpo to Jomsomoffers spectacular panoramas of glittering mountains, Lake Phoksundo, the ancient Shey monastery, the SheyPhoksundo National Park, including villagers' basic however gorgeous communities. The desire to explore and interact with the inhabitants will be cultivated as a result of domestic conduct. You'll also stumble into bamboo, oak, and thick forests, among several other things.

One of the most unique factors of this tour is that we get to see the hundreds of years’ cultural variations among people from distinct locales. The migrants who came to the land centuries earlier are accommodated in Dolpo, a lofty alpine community. Mustang's inhabitants, often known as Lopas, emigrated from Tibet around the same century. Even so, the difference in civilization between the inhabitants of these two locations in the past and now is striking; it's a fascinating revelation.

The Bhoriya and Thakali cultures may be seen while touring the fascinating villages of Upper Dolpo and Mustang. For several decades, the Bhoriya culture has been preserved in the Dolpo area. The Thakali culture is famous among travelers in the Mustang region.

The walking paths in the Upper Dolpo area are quite difficult. In addition, this is a camping trek. As a result, the optimum time to trek is when the atmosphere is at its finest, with pleasant temperatures. Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring(March, April, and May) are the two seasons which is favorable for trekking in Nepal. During this season, the weather is quite clear, and less chance of snowfall. During this trekking season, temperature ranges about -10 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes whereas 14 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes.

Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival Kathmandu
  • Day 2Trek and Permit Preparation
  • Day 3Catch a Plane from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek to Dunai
  • Day 5Trek to Chhepka
  • Day 6Trek to Chunuwar
  • Day 7Trek to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 8Rest Day in Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 9Trek to Sallaghari
  • Day 10Trek to Nangdala High Camp
  • Day 11Trek to SheyGompa via Nangdala pass
  • Day 12Trek to NamgungGompa via Shey La Pass
  • Day 13Trek to Saldang
  • Day 14Day hike to YangjerGumba
  • Day 15Trek to Khoma village
  • Day 16Trek to Shimen
  • Day 17Trek to Tinje
  • Day 18Trek to Yak Kharka
  • Day 19Trek to Chharka via Mola Pass
  • Day 20Trek to Norbulung
  • Day 21Trek to GhaldenGhuldum via Niwa La and Jungben La Passes
  • Day 22Trek to Sangta
  • Day 23Trek to Phalyak
  • Day 24Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 25Flight to Pokhara
  • Day 26Flight to Kathmandu

Tips & Ideas

Accommodation and Food during Trek

Hikers Haven promises our trekkers to provide the best and most comfortable food and accommodation during our trek.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, basic to five-star hotels are available. All the accommodation depends upon your budget either to stay in the basic room or luxurious room by paying extra amount. Although there is a less chance to find a luxurious room in some places during your trek as it is mostly known as camping trek where we will be staying in a tent for most of the days. During the trek, you can find a single room with a couple of beds which will be shared by two individual trekkers.

Moving on to food, normally, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in costs. Other than that, in case any trekkers like to have extra food then it is served by paying an extra amount. In remote areas, basic foods like Pasta, noodles, momo, Dalbhat, etc. are available whereas you can choose among a variety of foods in cities.

How is this trek?

The journey from Upper Dolpo to Jomsom is lengthy and difficult. Perhaps one of Nepal's most demanding hikes is from Juphal to Jomsom. Each section covers approximately eleven mountain passes, including 7 of them over 5000 meters. This journey is best suited to hikers who have user-experience elevation trekking. You can tackle this journey once you've done quite a lot of elevated hiking and climbing in the past.

Altitude Sickness

Walking approximately 5-6 hours for about 22 days is a really tough thing to do. Normally, this trek is a high elevated hike where you have to walk above 4000 meters and spend nights there. Also, this region allows trekkers to cross passes above 5000 meters. Therefore, it is very necessary to take care of your body. Be sure to drink enough water to be hydrated during your trip and avoid altitude sickness. Someone who is not physically and mentally fit needs to avoid this trek. It is always unexpected that no one is known about altitude sickness as it happens suddenly.

Beneath are some of the symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • Feelings of uneasiness
  • Problem on breathing
  • Continuous headaches
  • Increased heartbeats
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Difficulty sleeping

Permits and Regulations

Costs for permits while Trekking from Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek are expensive and the rules are very strict. Once you spend money for Permits in Lower Dolpo then the same permit will help you to trek in Upper Dolpo. Following are the permits required for Trekking in Upper Dolpo:

  • Lower Dolpo Permit Cost: USD 10 per week
  • Upper Dolpo Permit Cost: USD 50 per day (10-day minimum)
  • Packing Lists for Trekking in Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek



  • Quick-Drying Underwear
  • Thick Socks 3 to 4 pairs
  • Liner Socks 1 to 2 pairs
  • Lightweight trousers
  • Trekking shirts (dry fit) half and long-sleeved
  • Base layer (top and bottom)
  • Lightweight trekking pants
  • Warm fleece trekking pants
  • Insulated Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Comfortable Hiking Boots (waterproof and gripped soles)
  • Sandals or Camping shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof gloves and Liner gloves
  • A warm hat


  • Shampoo and Soaps
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrush and Paste
  • Perfume and body sprays
  • Sanitizer gel or antibacterial handwash
  • Sunscreen lotions and moisturizer


  • UV Protection Sunglasses
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Oximeters

For Camp Trekking

  • Mattress
  • Member tents
  • Kitchen or Dining Tent
  • Toilet Tent
  • Bedding Bag