Upper Dolpo Trek – 22 Days

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Introduction To Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek is the perfect trek for those who love adventure and an isolated trek that takes you to a remote area with the unique beauty of Nepal. Dolpo is a beautiful trekking destination located northwest of the Karnali region and is the most isolated region of Nepal with difficult topography.

The main attraction of this region is Phoksundo Lake, which lies inside the Phoksundo National Park. Surrounded by jungles and snow-covered peaks, this lake is described as the world’s most natural hidden wonder. The Upper Dolpo Trek is not only beautiful for its natural glory and biodiversity but also for its unique cultural and social aspects.

The people of this region are of Tibetan origin and are still preserving their primitive way of life, tradition, and Buddhism. Most people in this area speak Tibetan, so people can only rarely understand Nepali. Shay Gompa, a beautiful monastery known as the spiritual center of Upper Dolpo, is situated on the base of Crystal Mountain and is visited annually by many pilgrims.

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It is a beautiful district, even though it is remote and underdeveloped, so travelers rarely visit this area. In this way, we can see beautiful valleys, local settlements, magnificent mountains, lush green forests, rhododendrons, oaks, etc. This area was closed to foreigners, but now it is open. So, you can enter the area after obtaining a special permit from the Government of Nepal.

Permit for Trek 

Since this trekking area is restricted, the individual trekker cannot obtain a trekking permit for this area from immigration. So there must be at least two people in the group. This Upper Dolpo Trek is perfect for the summer and monsoon seasons. Due to heavy snow in the winter season, this time is not ideal for the Upper Dolpo Trek. Good technical skills are not required for trekking. But past trekking experiences or regular walking habits make your trip easier.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Dom Miller



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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 22 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Accomodation Tea House/Camping
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 5,375m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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