Upper Dolpo Camping Trek - 27 Days

landscape of saldang pass seen while trekking to upper dolpo

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 2 to 8
  • 4,845m/15925 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Remote Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 15
  • 70
Dolpa is a remote district of Nepal. Being far from the capital and non-spoiled region in trekking activity, Upper Dolpo Camping Trek has been a best choice for those who love to explore the hidden gems of Nature.

People and their traditions are really different from other part of Nepal, resemblance of culture with Tibet is really amazing, and landscape of this region is never second.

Changing landscape with each and every trekking days; landscape is naturally beautiful and welcoming people adds sweet taste of happiness in the trekking experience. One of the remote trekking trails of Nepal Himalaya, Upper Dolpo camping trek is composed of varieties of endangered animals with stunning landscape.

As a remote, wilder-ed, scenic camping trek in restricted region of Nepal, upper Dolpo has strong image of superior trekking destination among Nepali trekking routes.

This trail is famous for its primitive local life and their different ascent which is antique and unique tradition inside same cultural practice in Nepal. Walking along the ancient village of Dolpo will give stunning view of Annapurna Range and a huge glance to the Tibetan Plateau. Screening varieties of vegetation and passing high passes on the trail will make trekkers mind free from stress and give different experience in Himalaya.

Trek following the Eric valley and the towering mountains will satisfy trekker’s heart spending holiday in such beautiful landscape. Well come of the generous primitive people also adds energy to the trekkers, and energize to walk ahead. Crossing grazing herds of sheep, yaks, and many monasteries and Gomba on the way of this trekking gives heart full happiness for sure.

Camping trek also adds more adventure and naturalness in trekkers mind so we suggest you below camping itinerary for Upper Dolpo.

Best Time to Trek Upper Dolpo

Like Upper Mustang trek, upper Dolpo is also a monsoon season trek. If you are looking forward to Upper Dolpo trekking, do not trek in the winter, apart from winter you can sign up for any time throughout the year.

Monsoon in Nepal is from late August till the end of the July.

As Dolpo lies in the rain shadow zone of Nepalese geography, upper Dolpo trekking is regarded as one of the finest remote trek to do in Monsoon season.

Difference between lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo camping trek

Lower Dolpo trek does not necessarily be camping trek where as couple of destinations in Upper region of Dolpo trek must be with camping accommodation. Lower region till Phoksundo lake is covered in Lower Dolpo region trekking.

Upper Dolpo trek comprises high passes trek. Trekking in the remote jungle and random terrain makes it more interesting in the upper region of Dolpo expedition.

The Route

There are 2 major route for trekking in the Upper Dolpo region. Both starts from the same destination but when it comes to trek over the pass; you can either trek over Saldang pass (at 3900 meters or 12792 feet) or skip this high pass and still enjoy  the beauty of nature along with Phosksundo lake.

Upper Dolpo Camping Trek is a circuit trek where plenty of options in trekking route has made this trek a versatile trekking destination.

Num la, Bagar la, Shey Gompa, Saldang are some of the major destination of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek. Whereas, Phoksundo lake is one of the famous attraction spot.

Jhupal airport which connects flights from all part of Nepal via Nepalgunj is a start & end point of trekking route, in general.

As a camping destination, Upper Dolpo has plenty of options for nature and unique cultural practice differing along the entire trail.

Note – If you are looking for remote trekking destination like Upper mustang trekking, poke us.


Upper Dolpo is treasure home for human civilization. However the archaeological study is very less- this place still has living proof for antique culture and tradition. People, language, landscapes, forts are standing still till this date.

Are you looking for rain shadow trekking zone or different type of trekking in Nepal? Are you wondering if there is any place like Tibet out of Tibet? Upper Dolpo might hit your question. Phoskundo lake, 2 high passes, base camps and numerous antique villages are ornament of the region and reason behind itself being a restricted trekking trail.

Major Attraction of Upper Dolpo

  • Remote trekking trails of Nepal
  • Varieties of endangered animals with diverse landscape.
  • Culture similar with Tibet
  • Towering Mountains
  • Monastries and Gumbas
  • Remote Wilderness
  • Deepest lake of Nepal "Shey-Phoksundo"

Itinerary for Upper Dolpo Camping Trek

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1345m).You will be received by our company representative and assist you to hotel transfer.Tonight Upper Dolpo Camping trekking briefing by your guide.

Day 2
Kathmandu city guided tour & Pre-trip meeting, arrangement of necessary permits.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus/ Hotel

Day 4
Flight to Jomsom (2710m) and trekking to Kagbeni(2800m) )

Day 5
Kagbeni to Yak Kharka (3180m), tented camp

Day 6
Yak Kharka to Sangda (3710m), tented camp

Day 7
Sangda to Sangda Phedi (Tuchela,Niwar La Phedi) (4190m)

Day 8
Sangda Phedi to Yak kharka viaTudje (La 5185m)

Day 9
Chharka village to Chanla Phedi (4530m)

Day 10
Chanla Phedi to Do Tarap (4040m)

Day 11
Explore, acclimatize & rest day at Dho Trap(4030m)

Day 12
Do Tarap to Pangjang Khola Dovan (4480m)

Day 13
Pangjang Khola Dovan to Tinje village (4150m)

Day 14
Tinje village to Shimengaon (3870mm)

Day 15
Tinje village to Shimengaon (3870mm)

Day 16
Shimengaon to Koma (4060m) via Shimen la (4270m)

Day 17
Koma to Saldang village (3770m)

Day 18
Saldang village to SheyGompa (4500m) via Sela La (5095m)

Day 19
Explore, rest, relax day at Shey Gompa (4500m)

Day 20
Shey Gompa to LarTsa (4120m) vi Kangla pass (5360m)

Day 21
LarTsa to Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake (3730m)

Day 22
Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake to Sanduwa(3038m)

Day 23
Sanduwa to Chhepka(2680m)

Day 24
Chhepka to Dunai (2050m)

Day 25
Dunai to Juphal (2345m)

Day 26
Fly Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 27
Our vehicle will drop you to Kathmandu international Airport for your final departure.

Cost of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek - General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Flight from Nepaljung - kathmandu & Pokhara - Jomsom
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 6 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Fresh fruit will be served every-night as dessert.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works special entry permit for Upper Dolpo region & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need
  • Added Value -
  • (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide, with regular check up of oxygen saturation
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees

Cost of Upper Dolpo Camping Trek - General Exclusions

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea in the morning.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Upper Dolpo Camping Trek
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USD 1,470.00 Per Person for Service Trip
USD 3,240.00 Per Person for All Inclusive Trip
USD 4,290.00 Per Person for Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)
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USD 1,470.00 Per Person for Service Trip
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USD 3,240.00 Per Person for All Inclusive Trip
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Upper Dolpo Camping Trek Info

  • Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 2 to 8
  • 4,845m/15925 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Remote Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 15
  • 70



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