• Duration 23 Days / 22 Nights
  • Price from $3599 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 4800m

Magnificent Upper Dolpo Trekking, in the area of hidden Shangri-La of western Nepal has only been open since 1988, and has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal's best trekking regions. We have previously organized many different treks in the area and in 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter Matthiessen's journey, made famous in his book “The Snow Leopard”. It is one of the more challenging treks which allow you to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal.

Dolpo is where the movie 'Himalaya' was shot by Eric Valli. First we fly to Juphal, west of Dhaulagiri, Trekking north we enter Phoksundo National Park and after a rest continuous on Matthiessen's original trail, crossing the Khang La 17320ft/5279m, to reach the very remote monastery of Shey Gompa. On the way we pass the mystical crystal mountain. In Matthiessen's world's … “high to the west a white pyramid sails on the sky”. Shey Gompa was established in the eleventh century and little has changed here since then. This is a special trek in one of Nepal's restricted areas and as such we have to pay the same levels of permit fees as for Mustang. However it is ideal for the keen walker who would like a wild experience away from the main trekking routs.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Join Kathmandu (1300m) and pick airport and transfer to Radisson Hotel.
Day 02: We take a flight to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Morning flight to Jhupal and trek to Dunai. 3.5 hrs.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 04: We start the trek to Shyanta (2510m/82334ft.). 6-7 hrs.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 05: Trek to Raichi (2940m/9643ft.). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 06: Trek to Ringmo Village (3641m / 11942 ft) . Overnight in tent.
Day 07: A day for acclimatization at the lake. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Fulbari (best view). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Kharka Camp site (3750m/ 12300ft)
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gumpa. (via Nangdala pass 5350m) Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Namgung Gompa (place of interest).  Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Saldang Village (most beautiful village at 3770m). Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 13: Rest day in Seltang.Visit to YongjirGompa. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 14: Saldang Vilage – Durki Khola Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Thurki. Via Jungla pass.Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to DhoTarap. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Laina Odar. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Tarakot. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 19: Trek to Dunai. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 20: Trek to Juphal. Stay overnight in hotel or at tented Camp.
Day 21:  Fly via Nepalgunj to Kathmandu where we check into our hotel.
Day 22: A free day in Kathmandu. Optional city tour. The group's final evening together.
Day 23: Fly back to home country we will drop you at airport and see off.

The itinerary of this trek will be 21-25 days depending on your fitness and time you have. The original version of itinerary is just for guidelines, we can customize this trek as per your requirement. Please e-mail us with your detail trip requirements for price of tour plan. 

What's Included

  • All international and domestic transfers by private car/van.
  • 3 Nights deluxe bed room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu on double occupancy with breakfast.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide.
  • 1 Cook/chef to prepare the group meal during the trek.
  • Support and helping assistant guide/Sherpa.
  • Necessary porters/yak/donkey to carry our trekking gear and luggage
  • Freshly cooked healthy food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee)
  • All camping gear and kitchen utensils during the trek
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathamndu flight and airport taxes.
  • Dolpa restricted area trekking permit,
  • Shey Phoksundo National park entrance permits.
  • Tented accommodation and food for your trekking staffs
  • Salary, insurance and trekking gear for trip crew.
  • Office service charge, government taxes and vat etc.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show.

What's Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Nepal visa, International flight, Toiletries and laundry service,
  • Personal travel insurance, rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the service include list.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and gratitude for guide and porters.


Upper Dolpo Trekking Price depends on the group size; the type of hotels we include in Kathmandu will also make difference in trip cost. This trek cost seems high as Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight cost around USD 750 per person plus guide and support staff flight price to add. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin sharing deluxe bed room basis with buffet breakfast in Hotel Radisson. Accommodation during the trekking will be in tent in double occupancy.

Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary
Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary will to around 23-25 days depending on your physical fitness and the amount of time you have. The itinerary of standard pattern is just provided as guidelines, moreover it is most important to see how well you go during the trek as we consider "Your safety is first while trekking with Wilderness Excursion" so our tour plan will be flexible and you are suggested to allow 1-2 spare days just in case someone is slow in the group, flight delay or else.

Concerning the difficulty of Upper Dolpo Trek, this trek is an adventurous trek which requires moderate physical fitness, stamina to walk daily 5-7 hours and previous trekking experience in the high altitude. However, Wilderness Excursion advice you to hike slowly and follow rest days on the way to get your body to get adapted with high altitude that allows you to become acclimatized and avoid AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) to enjoy more of this trip.