Dolpo Region Trekking

Dolpo Region Trekking

The hidden gem of Nepal is Dolpo region. This place was unknown to the outside world and very few people used to visit the area. The famous documentary film maker Eric Vallie made a movie Caravan based on the lifestyle of the area featuring actual chief of the village Thinle. The movie became hit and lots of people started to have interest on this area. Mountain Path Treks has divided the Dolpo Region Trekking into two different trek routes. Upper Dolpo Trek and Lower Dolpo Trek are the two trekking routes which trekkers use to explore this majestic place.

Lower Dolpo Trek is shorter in comparison to the Upper Dolpo Trek. The journey of lower Dolpo reaches the Shey Phoksundo Lake inside Phoksundo National Park whereas Upper Dolpo journey takes trekkers to Shey Gompa monasteries and various high altitudes passes. These packages are meticulously created by our travel planners. The area is very remote and trace of trails could not be found easily. Therefore, experienced guides are utmost necessity for the region. The Bon Po and Tibetan people have stronghold in this area. The blue turquoise lake which is the major highlight of this trip is also the deepest lake of Nepal. Apart from the beautiful geographical landscape the unlimited presence of flora, fauna and wildlife will definitely enhance passion towards nature. The detour is challenging, exciting and informative as well. Trekking in Nepal at Dolpo region helps people to understand the extreme lifestyle of the Himalayan people. The accessibility is very poor yet these people are surviving. This can be huge lesson for the city dwellers as well.

Traverse to the flatland (Terai) region of Nepal and head to alpine Himalayan belt passing by hilly sector. This is probably the most unique trekking outdoor activity of the world. Dolpo Region Trekking in Nepal worth every penny spent if you want to feel the Himalayan environment, tranquility, mountains and people in one trip. Choose any of these two trekking packages Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo for the best understanding of Himalayan highlands of Nepal. 


Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek

Day 05: Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499 ft): 5-6 hours

 Day 06: Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours

Day 07: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft) 4-5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours

Day 10: Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours

Day 11: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760 ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours

Day 12: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa

Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours


Day 14: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hours

Day 15: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours

Day 16: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours

Day 17: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours

Day 18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours

Day 19: Tokyu to Dho Tarap(4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours

 Day 22: Tarap Khola to Khani gaon(3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours

 Day 23: Khani gaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours

Day 24: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours

Day 25: Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours

 Day 26: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

Day 27: Rest day in Kathmandu

 Day 28: Final departure


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