- 2 to 8
- 4,845m/15925 feet
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Remote Camping Trek
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.
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.
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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"