• Mysterious Geography of the Far West
  • Thousand Years old Monasteries and Caves
  • Typical Lifestyles and classic culture
  • Exciting route and rocky trails
  • Ancient trade route
  • Majestic view of the glorious mountains and Lake
  • Exploration of Off-beaten trekking trails
  • Exotic Flora and Faunas in Shey Phoksundo National Park
  • The remarkable and breathtaking view of the ancient Himalayan Kingdom

About Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Dolpo Trek is difficult to describe, yet it is enigmatic and naturally gifted, and many people see it as a hidden gem of Nepal. Dolpo is a challenging trek through western Nepal's desolate countryside. Hikers pass by the gorgeous Shey Phoksundo lake, many towering passes, and mountains and lakes as we hike along on the ancient salt trading route. The venerable Tibetan Buddhist culture prevails in the parched region between the Dhaulagiri massif and the Tibetan plateau. Allowed for international and domestic tourists in the 1980s, this requires special permitted as it is a restricted area.

Upper Dolpo is a dry, sandy landscape with incredibly quick rivers, raging waterfalls, massive river canyons, green plains, and valleys of fertilized farmland. Other attractions in this Upper Dolpo Trek include the remote settlements with distinct cultures, such as the Bon Po religion, and the breathtaking chilly waters of Phoksundo Lake. Endangered wildlife including the snow leopard, rare Himalayan blue sheep, Ghoral, Thar, Himalayan Black Bear, and many are preserved because part of Dolpo is underneath the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Guru Rimpoche is seen to have enlightened the Dolpo region, where one would encounter intellectual peace far away from the noise and rush of urban lifestyle. Having the opportunity to explore this deserted region, which in itself is rich in biodiversity and contains valuable species such as silver fir and other plants, offers a clear portrait of Nepalese flora and fauna.

In Nepal, Dolpo Trek is a restricted trekking area. To trek there anyway, you would first acquire a restricted area permit. To obtain the permit, you must follow numerous guidelines established down by the Nepalese government. If you are a solo mountaineer, you should be mindful that Upper Dolpo sometimes doesn't allow solo hiking. In addition, you should trip with at least two other people and should perhaps hire a porter or a guide who is well-versed in the area.

Visit our Hikers Haven Dolpo Trek itinerary if you want to accomplish ideal trekking. We also provide comparable short treks such as Lower Dolpo Trek, and Dolpo to Mustang Trek for longer adventurous hiking.

The secret has yet to be revealed; come and discover it for yourself.

Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival Kathmandu
  • Day 2Trek/ permit preparation
  • Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4Flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal and trek to Dunai
  • Day 5Trek to Ankhe
  • Day 6Trek to Renje
  • Day 7Trek to SheyPhoksundo Lake
  • Day 8Trek to Chunemba
  • Day 9Trek to Snowfield Camp
  • Day 10Trek to SheyGompa
  • Day 11Trek to Nam GaunGompa
  • Day 12Trek to Marang
  • Day 13Trek to Dora Sumna
  • Day 14Trek to MishaGaun
  • Day 15Trek to ShimenGaun
  • Day 16Trek to Tinje
  • Day 17Trek to Rapka
  • Day 18Trek to Charka
  • Day 19Trek to TulsiKhola
  • Day 20Trek to NakhkemKhola
  • Day 21Trek to Kharka
  • Day 22Trek to GhamiPhedi
  • Day 23Trek to Ghami
  • Day 24Trek to Marang
  • Day 25Trek to Lo Manthang
  • Day 26Lo Manthang Acclimatization Day
  • Day 27Trek to YaraGaun
  • Day 28Trek to Tange
  • Day 29Trek to Tetang
  • Day 30Trek to Muktinath
  • Day 31Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 32Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 33Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Tips & Ideas

Best Time to Visit

Upper Dolpo, along with many other trekking routes, is best explored in the spring (April-May) as well as autumn (October-November), while temperatures remain favorable. The above excursion is better done between the period from March and September. This voyage will be disturbed by delayed or unexpected snow during April and November, making it extremely difficult to cross some passes.

Nevertheless, from November to March, some entrances will be closed. That would be only conceivable with construction equipment. The best days to visit are March through May, however, June and July can be rainy.

Food and Accommodation

Notwithstanding the absence of appropriate resources and a limited number of buildings. Quite very few households will have the appropriate food and accommodation facilities. As little more than a result, the overwhelming of trekking companies will extremely common food service to serve client meals.

Nonetheless, the Dolpo region must have been termed nutrition. And there are numerous hotels and tea shops around the accommodation services that can accommodate you. However, it is strongly encouraged that perhaps you should not depend on them and prepare your mattresses and camping gear. Travelers are provided tents and sleeping bags by the company if you want.

Trek Difficulties During Upper Dolpo Trek

Many High Altitude Passes:

During Upper Dolpo Trek, you can see three high passes over 5000 meters which is very challenging and tough to pass. Chhoi La Pass 5051m, Numa La Pass 5310m, Kang La Pass 5360m are the highest pass in upper Dolpo.

Altitude Sickness:

As you have to hike in the high elevation during your trek to Upper Dolpo so the amount of oxygen in the air lowers gradually. As a result, you might be suffering from altitude sickness during your trek. Therefore, be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated until you reach your destination and avoid altitude sickness.


Due to the improper and lacking trekking equipment, the walk might become difficult and frustrating. Therefore, while you travel, take a glance at the Nepal trekking packing lists.

Physical and Mental Fitness:

Physical and Mental Fitness is the main thing that you have to be careful about to have trekking at a high altitude in Nepal. Make sure you are not a patient of heart disease or altitude sickness. Otherwise, it would be hard for trekkers to continue their hiking.