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Upper Dolpo Region Trekking - 24 Days

Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the most isolated trekking areas than other choices for trekking in Nepal which is situated between the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Apart from that, the range is the highest inhabited land of Western Nepal. Dolpo, a land beyond the Himalaya, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep; it is situated in the north-west part of the country and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal. The traditions and way of life have remained intact in Dolpo Region for decades. The first trekking in this route has been organized in autumn of 1990 by the first British tour operator.

The mysterious geographical structure of land, villages, gompa’s and people you meet during this trek will leave an unforgettable impression on you. The trekking brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a magical place situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet, hundreds of pilgrims visit Crystal Mountain each year to circumnavigate the mountain in act of prayer. In 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya directed by Eric Valli was shot here in Dolpo. Trekking around the Dolpo reason takes you to plenty of experience of an amazing landscape, observing different rain shadow with stunning mountain views, wildflowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and various beautiful birds.

We, Satellite Treks And Expedition Pvt.Ltd. organize the upper Dolpo Trekking. The Detail information and package itinerary about Upper Dolpo Trekking explained herewith.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel.

NAMESTE! Satellite Treks And Expedition heartily welcomes you to the Beautiful country Nepal. We will meet you at the International Airport at Kathmandu. Our Companies Representative will be there holding placard on which either the company or client's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and ager your reception, we will transfer you to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and will you settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be three copy of passport size photos, a copy of the passport and copy of travel insurance. If your arrival at the daytime, in the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with a cultural dance and if your well-deserved is delayed, the schedule will be on the next day.overnight stay hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj, we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour stays flight to Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj, we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which taking on the south-west Nepal border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropicalwell-deserved. The BB Plan hotel accommodation is set here for an overnight.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai takes about 4 hours. Dunai is the headquarters of Dolpo, a remote district of Nepal. You can explore more and feel pleasure on that rang than explanation and Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2478 m.) takes about 5-6 hours. You will walk along the forest of pine and rhododendron plants. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Shyants to Somdu (3038 m.) takes around 6-7 hours. This day, you will walk along the riverside. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3600m.) takes about 4-5 hours. On route, you will pass a picturesque waterfall. Along the trekking route, you will cross some mind-blowing Pasturelands. Stay overnight at camp.

A well deserved rest day free from packing, at Phoksundo we can go for explore the phuksundo lake and we can take short hike to the village of Ringmo and its Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is well worth a visit. Stay overnight at Camp.

Today's after simple breakfast we move from here with exploring and playing amazing landstep up to sallaghari. It takes about 6-7 hours and stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight at camp. This trail gives you amizaing experience and stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) via Nagadlo La Pass (5350 m.) takes about 7-8t hours. This is quite tough day of your trek. Stay overnight at camp.

Today morning after breakfast, the trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung (4360 m.) takes about five hours. You will pass through a beautiful trail having alpine trees and meadows. Stay overnight at camp.

Today our journey initiate by following a pleasant trail amidst juniper trees which descends into a gray, stone canyon. Total trek duration up to Saldana will about 4-5 hours. Today's our overnight at camp.

Trek from Saldang to Rakyo (3850 m.) takes about six hours. En route you will visit Rapa Gompa. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Rakyo to Pass Camp (4700 m.) which takes about 5-6 hours. You will walk alongside the riverbanks of Nagaon River in the beginning and later Dachun River. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Pass Camp to Dho Tarap (3944 m.) takes about seven hours. This village has a human settlement at the world’s highest altitude. Stay overnight at camp.

Today we spend resting and strolling in the village of Dho Tarap which is surrounded by an irregular stone wall. Our walks will help us get acquainted with the local culture of the area. At Dho, about 40 houses are divided into three clusters and built in a haphazard way inhabited by few Tibetans and mostly Magars who are a hill tribe of Nepal. While here, we can visit a Buddhist Gompa which is closest to our campsite or we could embark upon a 40-minute walk and visit a Bon Po Gompa. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Dho Tarap to Riverside (3756 m.) takes about 5-6 hours. You will walk along the riverbank of Tarap River throughout the day. Stay overnight at camp.

The morning after breakfast, the trek from Riverside to Nawarpani (3475 m.) takes about 6-7 hours. It is also known as Pibuk. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Nawarpani to Laisicap (2775 m.) takes about 5-6 hours. Today, you will walk through the pine forest and pastureland and stay overnight at camp in Laisicap.

Trek from Laisicap to Dunai (2140 m.) takes about 5-6 hours. Today also you will explore through the pine forest and pastureland, Stay overnight at camp.

Fron Dunai, we trek along the Bheri River enjoying the beautiful landscape. On the way, we pass through Dhupichaur and Rupgad villages as well as a temple. We continue trekking via Kalagaonda village and Motipur village before reaching the small airstrip, overnight at camp in Jhuphal.

Early Morning after taking some breakfast, we take the earliest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be transferred to you of your schedule hotel in Kathmandu. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner organized by Satellite Trekking And Expedition.

This day is the last day for yours in Nepal as per your schedule. After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will take you to the airport. If you want more exploring here, we will be ready to help and manage your best. Thank you for choosing Satellite Treks And Expedition to travel with trekking and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal.


  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • An experienced, Professional  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fee in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 3 meals during trek
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary (Internal Flight if include in itinerary  )
  • Flights of guide
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Airport tax, All tax, VAT and company service charge
  • Good standard Hotel ( 3*) accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation and camping on trek twin sharing basic
  • Cooking fuel and camping charge.
  • Porter/s (1 porter for each 2 participants to carry 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to bereturned after trip completion)
  • Special Treking permit for Resticted area
  • Entry Permit for National park
  • TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System) permit
  • Medical Supplies ( First aid kit will be available)
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules
  • Acclimatize day  to explore around
  • Group trekking map 


  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected, not mandatory)
  • Lunch & dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill
  •  Hot shower cost
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • All other things that are not listed in include section.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.


Personal Equipment Required to Treks in Nepal



Dear All Travelers,


Warm Greeting from Satellite Treks And Expedition Pvt. Ltd.


If you are just tired of your busy schedule and looking forward to trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal. You need to care about the required personal equipment and if you are confused regarding personal equipment, we are here for your easy arrangement.


Here Below I have enlisted all the necessary equipment. Just pack your bags and get ready for the adventure.

  • A Pair of light hiking boots
  • A pair of sandals.
  • Some pairs of woollen socks.
  • One Light wool/ fleece sweater.
  • One down sweater/ jacket.
  • One light wind Gore-Tex Jacket and one light wind Gore-Tex pant.
  • A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with a liner of ski gloves
  • one sunscreen lotion (especially 50+)
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking Stick
  • Rain Poncho
  • Water bottle and water purifier.
  • Two T-shirt and one long sleeve T-shirts
  • Rucksack
  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Swiss Knife
  • Insect Repellent Cream
  • One Trekking baggy pants
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet rolls, bath towel etc.) and More Necessary personal clothes,

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trek Name: Upper Dolpo Trek
  • Best Season: September to November, March to May
  • Transportation: Tourism Bus, Private, Flight
  • Accommodation: Hotel/ Lodge/ Camping
  • High Altitude: 5010M
  • Trek Duration: 19
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 to maximum15 Pax
  • Destination: Nepal
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