Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

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Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the most beautiful and remote treks in the north-west region of Nepal. The price of the upper Dolpo trek is US$3000.00 for 31 days. Due to road access to Jumla, we can go by Jeep or bus to Jumla . It takes 2 days to drive from Kathmandu. The whole route is full of beautiful scenery. We can do sightseeing on the way to Jumla. You can see many beautiful typical Nepali villages,green valleys,hills,mountains,gorges, rivers, and water falls, including lakes.
It is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dahulagiri Himalayan range, and is linked closely with the frontier of Tibet that is inhabited by people of Tibetan origin and culture.

The Dolpo trek provides you an opportunity to come across some unique monasteries adopting the original Tibetan religion of Bon, which is much older than Buddhism, and the Shey Gompa (Crystal monastery), which is the most important pilgrimage for Tibetans. Since 1984, Dolpo has been the largest national park and conservation area in Nepal. The park has been home to Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, the legendary and elusive Snow Leopard, and many other animals. The park contains the famous Phoksundo Lake in Nepal, located at an altitude of 3,600m above sea level.

The Caravan’s first English-subtitled movie, "The Caravan" (The Himalaya), was nominated for an Oscar Award, was shot in the Dolpo area.

The cost of a special permit for the Dolpo Trek is US$ 500 for 10 days. To extend this trip more than 10 days, we have to pay an additional $ 50 per day per person.


In Dolpo trekking, we sleep in tents. There are no more tea houses in Upper Dolpo trekking.

foods and beverages.

In upper Dolpo trekking, we take all kinds of food with us that is carried by our porters. We have our own cook who is an expert at making all kinds of food, and every day he changes the menu and makes sure it is delicious, which is really appreciable. We do not recommend eating any kind of meat that is carried by local porters from low land for 2-3 days. But we try to bring with us a packed lunch. In some places, we buy local mountain goats or local chickens and serve the meat if tourists are interested. You can have meat when you arrive in the low lands of Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is difficult to get mineral water on the upper Dolpo trekking trail. We recommend drinking boiled water or purified water. A purifying tablet is provided by our guide. In some places, we can only get cold drinks and beers. In higher elevations, we do not recommend drinking hard drinks.

A trekking guide and porter

We provide English-speaking guides and some of the guides can speak extra languages like Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Extra language guides are not included in this cost. On request of the guest, we provide an extra language guide at no extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind, and dedicated to their duties. Every day, they send us a message about the guest's situation and the weather in trekking.

How hard is it to go to the upper Dolpo trek?

The Upper Dolpo trek is a hard trek due to the many up and down hills as well as higher elevation, though there are hundreds of beautiful and breathtaking views. If you have good practice walking up and down hills, it is not so hard. The trekking trail passes along a narrow, slippery gorge road. There are many places on the way to the trail that are really in danger of landslides. To protect themselves from high-altitude sickness, if tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to the trek, they can acclimatize easily and the trek will be easy. If possible, practice walking up and down steep hills. Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient for you and helps you be fit is recommended.

Upper Dolpo Trekking Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. 
Day 02: Information provided about the trek and necessary preparation 
Day 3: Travel to Nepalgunj by car or plane.
Day 04: Drive/fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2400m).
Day 05: Trek to Guthichaur (2,960 m). 
Day 06: Trek to Naphukanda (3,109m)
Day 07: Trek to Mauria Pass (4,250) -Chaurikot (3,700m) 
Day 08: Trek to Taijam(2,920) 
Day 09: Trek to Kagmara (4,006m)
Day 10: Trek to Kagmara pass (5,115m)-Daju (3,500m) 
Day 11: Trek to Phosksundo lake (3,600m)
Day 12: Trek to Phoskundo Beach (3,600m). 
Day 13: Rest/Exploration
Day 14: Trek to Mandala Camp (4,570m) 
Day 15: Trek to Kang la (5,240m)-Shey Gompa (4,280m) 
Day 16: Trek to Saldang Pass (5,010m)-Namgung (4,380m) 
Day 17: Trek to Yangar Gompa (3,890m). 
Day 18: Trek to Musigaun (4270m). 
Day 19: Rest/Exploration
Day 20: Trek to Lang La (5,002m)-Simegaun (3,950m) 
Day 21: Trek to Tin Ja (4,150m). 
Day 22: Trek to KKaheng (4,550m). 
Day 23: Trek to Chark Pass (5036 m). -Chark (4365m) 
Day 24: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,780m). 
Day 25: Trek to Sangda Pass (5490m)-Sangada Phedi (5,110m) 
Day 26: Trek to Singda (3,909m)
Day 27: Trek to Dangar Dzong (2,900 m). 
Day 28: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m)
Day 29: Fly to Pokhara
Day 30: Drive/fly to Kathmandu, followed by a farewell dinner. 
Day 31: Transfer to the airport and departure for a predetermined destination.

The cost is $3000.00 USD per person.

Only $2500.00 per person

Big discount.

Book soon for future vacations!

Travel or trek, as you will have the holidays.

If you are in a group, the price is still negotiable.


Cost includes:

Air port pick up and drop off
Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
Accommodation and breakfast with tea or coffee, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Trekking guide/porter
National parks’ fees and all kinds of government royalties
Insurance for our trekking staff
sleeping bags, tents, and all kitchen equipment.
Dawn jacket
Trekking map
First Aid Kit
Walking sticks
Nepal Mountain Lovers’ T-shirts
Tour guide in Kathmandu for two days of tours and sightseeing
Farewell dinner with a Nepali cultural program in Kathmandu

Cost excludes:

international airfare, airport tax, and Nepal visa fees.
Travel insurance and the cost of medical services for tourists
all kinds of clothing and personal trekking equipment.
Other personal expenses and tips
Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
Entrance fee in the sightseeing places and Bhaktapur
flight/bus ticket from Kathmandu-Nepal Ganj-Jumla and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.


Nepal resumes tourism.

Booking is open for Dolpo trekking.

Heavy discount

Only $2500 USD for a 31-day dolpo trek.

Book soon!

special discount for large groups.

One day rafting free in Trishuli River


Useful Information

Trekking Essentials

Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
Repair and medical kit
Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
Handkerchief and toiletries
Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your director
Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
Pocket knife with opener and scissors
Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
Umbrella and rain coat


Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal

Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.

Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.

Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.

Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.

Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.

Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.

Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.

Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.

Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.

Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.

Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.

Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.

Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.

View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.

Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.

Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.

Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.

Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.

Rules and Regulation

Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.

1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.

2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.

3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.

4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.

5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.

6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.



A beautiful picture of shephoksundo lake in Dolpo trek

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Facts & Map
  • Trip Cost Details
  • Useful Information

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival