Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote area near the Tibetan border. It was opened for trekkers only in the late eighties in Nepal. Until then the area was closed for foreigners. In his book ‘The Snow Leopard’, Peter Mathesons describes his journey through the beautiful land of Dolpo. Nepal’s first English subtitle movie and Oscar nominated ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Caravan’ was also shot in this region. Upper Dolpo is a region of mystical beauty. And its remoteness adds to the sense of adventure among its visitors. The customs and traditions seems here are quite similar to those of Tibet. It is one of the restricted trekking region of Nepal. It’s required special permit. The special permit charged USD 500 for first ten days. And the additional US $ 50 each day after previous 10 days. The group should at least have two person to get trekking permit for this trek . Single person will not get trekking permit in this region from the trekking permit immigration. The Area of the park is 3,500 square kilometer of Land.

Dolpo is the most beautiful and remote region of Nepal. So, travelers are rarely visited this area because of the challenging trek. It passes through beautiful valleys, interesting places, people, gigantic mountains and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks etc. The main highlights of the trek is an ancients, beautiful Shey Phoksundo lake, isolated villages of Ringmo and the centuries old monasteries. And such like centuries old Buddhist monasteries {which known as Shey Gompa}, wildlife, pristine snowy peaks and a people lifestyle of this region. That is why, each year hundred of pilgrims travelers visit upper Dolpo region. In this trekking, there is crystal mountain and you have to ascends up to 5360 meters above sea level. The people of this region speaks Tibetan languages. Rarely some people can understand Nepali language.The Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj about 45 minutes and next morning ends at Jhupal. This trek is best to do in the summer and monsoon season. Winter seasons is avoided for this trek because of the heavy snowfall. 

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Duratoin: 28 days Trip Code: MBT
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  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel (D)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel.(B)
  • Day 03: Flight to Nepalganj, Overnight in a hotel. (B)
  • Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2/3hrs, 2145m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2660m, 6/7hrs) o/n in camp (B+L+D)
  • Day 06: Trek to Sulighat, (5/6hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3500m, 4/5hrs) Over night in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, (6/7 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass, (5/6 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery
  • Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La (6/7 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 14 : Trek to Saldang (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 16: Trek to Sibu (6/7 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la, (5/6 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 18: Trek to Shey Gompa (6/7hrs, 4160m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)
  • Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap, (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap
  • Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (6/7 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 23: Trek to Tarakot (4/5 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 24: Trek to Dunai, (5/6 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 25: Trek to Jhuphal, (2/3 hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
  • Day 26: Flight to Nepalganj, flight further on to Kathmandu o/n in a hotel. +B
  • Day 27: Rest day in Kathmandu for shopping o/n in a hotel +B
  • Day 28: Transfer to international airport in Kathmandu.(B)

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