The less-explored upper Dolpo trek offers a combination of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural immersion. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime trek that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime
Upper Dolpo Trek Overview
The Upper Dolpo trek is a challenging and less explore trekking area in Nepal that takes you through the rugged and wild landscapes of the Dolpo region. Situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, the trek is considered one of the most remote treks and offers a true wilderness experience.
The Trek to Upper Dolpo starts right after you landed in Juphal, a small hill town in the Dolpa region, and takes you through traditional Tibetan villages such as Rigmo, Saldang, and Dho Tarap along with the spectacular landscapes.
The Route to upper Dolpo takes you through lush forests, rivers, high-altitude lakes, and remote villages. This trek will give you the opportunity to see a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.
During the trek to Dolpo, we must cross the three high passes which are over 5000m, the trek is very challenging and demands a healthy and good level of fitness. It's important to be well-prepared for the trek and to have the necessary trekking equipment and supplies.
Major Attraction of Upper Dolpo Trek
During the trek to upper Dolpo, visiting Phoksundo Lake is one of the most excellent parts of the trek. The stunning blue lake is situated at an altitude of 3,611 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a beautiful Himalayan range. The lake is considered one of the most beautiful and serene lakes in the Himalayas and is a must-visit for any trekker in the area.
Stunning View of Mountains
The Upper Dolpo Trek presents incredible views of the mountain ranges, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Kanjiroba, and Himal Chuli. The alpine forests are home to some of exotic wildlife, including Himalayan black bears, snow leopards, Musk Deer, and many species of birds.
Century Old Shey Gompa (Monastery)
Located in the Upper Dolpo area, the Shey Monastery (Gumpa) is one of the important cultural and spiritual sites in the region and it’s believed that the monastery has been founded in the 11th century. The statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is a main attraction of this monastery.
The Shey Gumpa is an important center of Buddhist spiritual practice and culture. It is a must-visit site for those who come to explore the beauty and history of the Dolpo region. The surrounding landscape, with its Rocky Mountains and pristine forests, adds to the spiritual atmosphere of the area and makes it a truly unique and special place.
People’s Culture and Lifestyle
The Lifestyle of Dolpo (also known as Dolpa) people highly depend on agriculture and animal husbandry. Nowadays, the number of tourists is increasing little by little, which has become their source of income as well. The culture of migration for livelihood and livestock is a very common and interesting part of survival because of the extreme climate.
Although the Dolpo is a territory of Nepal, the people's culture and lifestyle are heavily influenced by Tibetan, and they mainly depend on the Tibetan areas to maintain their livelihood. As you will pass through traditional Sherpa villages Such as Saldanga and Doh-Tarap, you can learn about the unique culture and lifestyle.
The Dolpo is one of the remote regions of Nepal but trekking to upper Dolpo is a wonderful experience that trekkers looking for an adventure in a remote and untouched wilderness.
What Makes Green Society Adventure Unique and Why Book with Us
Green Society Adventure Team and our local guide work on every little detail to make your Upper Dolpo Trek experience enjoyable and smoother, this makes us a top choice for travelers seeking to trek in the Himalayas.
Our 24 Days Upper Dolpo Trek cost is very reasonable. Although the special entry permit and organized trek cost may make this adventure more expensive than other trekking areas, you can trust that you will be spending your dollar for the right reason and traveling with a professional, experienced company with over 15 years of expertise in the field. Join us and experience the difference. Book your Dolpo Trek for 2023/2024 today and prepare for a lifetime adventure in the Himalayas.