Upper Dolpo Trekking - 22 Days

Upper Dolpo Trekking - 22 Days


Dolpa is remote region of Nepal and the focal point of this area is Shey Phoksundo National Park. The east and south of it is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking to Lower Dolpa proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime. The noteworthy figure seen here are immaculate snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, reliable Buddhist monastery and wonderful lakes. The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with Tibetan.


Trekking into this region gives an exposure to the High & Isolated Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. The major highlight of this trek includes “Shey Phoksundo National Park” which is the largest National Parks of Nepal. “Shey Phoksundo Lake” is another prominent factor of this region. The lake is totally free of aqua life, which the crystal waters clearly explain. Surrounded by rock, forests, and snow- capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the World’s “Natural Hidden Wonders”.


The trek begins at “Juphal” and follows the trail to “Dunai”, then proceeds to “Tarakot”, way up to “Bang la” Camp, the highest point of this trek, after passing through the “Sanu Bheri” village, we then descend to the beautiful “Phoksundo” Lake, which is a part of the “Shey Phoksundo National Park”.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Juphal to Dunai (2150m)

Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)

Day 06: Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)

Day 07: Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)

Day 08: Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)

Day 09: Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)

Day 10: Dho to Numa-La Camp (4350m)

Day 11: Numa-La Camp to Bang-La Camp (4500m)

Day 12: Bang-La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley

Day 13: Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)

Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)

Day 15: Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)

Day 16: Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valey (4000m)

Day 17: Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)

Day 18: Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)

Day 19: Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)

Day 20: Churta to Jumla (2370m)

Day 21: Jumla to Kathmandu

Day 22: Transfer to Airport

Cost includes

    • 3 night Hotel In Kathmandu 3 star hotel with bed and breakfast with twin sharing basis, Nibhas Boutique Home or similar category.
    • Dolpu Special permit.
    • National park permit.
    • TIMS card permit.
    • Your meal, breakfast, dinner during the trip.
    • 1 english speaking trekking guide & 1 porter for each 2 tourist.
    • All accommodation available tea house and lodge during the trip which is run by Nepalese family, or camping tent.
    • Domestic flight ticket.
    • All land transportation.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhata to Kathmandu tourist bus transportation.

Cost excludes

    • Nepal visa fee.
    • Personal Travel insurance.
    • Personal trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking shoes, sunscreen, sun glass, gloves.
    • Your food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entry fee.
    • All bar bill alcohol and non alcohol drink.
    • Sweet thing desert.
    • Internet call.
    • Laundry service.
    • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include.


The main highlight of the Upper Dolpo Trekking is:
✔ Trekking through the remote trails of the region
✔ Shey Phoksundo National Park homes 29 butterfly species, 200 species of birds, and 286 species of ethnobotanical importance.
✔ Enjoy the pristine sights of the deepest lake in Nepal, Shey Phoksundo
✔ Shey Gompa is an 800-year-old monastery in the region.
✔ The medieval village of Saldang and Nomad camp at Dho Tarap
✔ Explore Buddhist culture and Lifestyle.

Just like any other trekking in Nepal, two seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is considered to be the most month as trekkers can have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the marvelous sights of the mountain and the delightful forest of rhododendron and wildflowers.

During your trekking journey to the upper Dolpo region, you will be trekking through the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Hence, there is a high chance of encountering wildlife like Musk deer, Blue sheep, Himalayan Tahr, and Grey wolf.

The best itinerary for the Upper Dolpo Trek is the 22-day package. During this period, you can enjoy the beauty of the capital city along with the wonders of the Upper Dolpo.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Juphal to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)
Day 06: Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
Day 07: Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)
Day 08: Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)
Day 09: Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
Day 10: Dho to Numa-La Camp (4350m)
Day 11: Numa-La Camp to Bang-La Camp (4500m)
Day 12: Bang-La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley
Day 13: Sanu Bheri to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
Day 15: Pungmo to Lasa Meadow (4300m)
Day 16: Lasa Meadow to Garpung Khola Valey (4000m)
Day 17: Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)
Day 18: Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)
Day 19: Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)
Day 20: Churta to Jumla (2370m)
Day 21: Jumla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Transfer to Airport

The Upper Dolpo trek is one of the most remote area treks of Nepal and is isolated in comparison to other trekking trails in Nepal. The major attraction of the Upper Dolpo Trek is the Shey Phoksundo National Park and Shey Phoksundo lake, which elevates at an altitude of 3611m and covers an area of 494 hectors.