About Upper Dolpo Trek
The Upper Dolpo Trek is an epic, adventurous trek that takes you to the most remote places of mid-western Nepal. It is one of the best off-beaten trekking routes in Nepal and lets you experience both the natural and cultural richness of the Lower and Inner Dolpo region.
This fascinating “Off the Beaten Path” trek in Nepal in the tranquil, beautiful, and mysterious Upper Dolpo region. Upper Dolpo trek also leads you around the stunning glacial lake of Shey Phoksundo and visits Shey Gomba monastery, one of Nepal's most known monasteries.
Despite being one of the long and challenging treks with several camps above 4000 meters as well as several high passes, the arid trans Himalayan landscape and daily hardships of locals, leaves the travelers in wonder of Dolpo. It is also a spiritual journey as shamanistic Bon religion and Tibetan Buddhism dominates the entire area.
The adventurous Dolpo trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Juphal. Upper Dolpo one of the remote trekking destination in Nepal required to camping arrangements with support staffs. Upper Dolpo trek combines landscapes, untouched traditional Buddhist culture, traditional local lifestyle, and old Buddhist monasteries with a great trip itinerary.
Things to Know
- Upper Dolpo, like many other trekking routes in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best times to visit.
- Having said that, we must also say that due to unpredictable snowfall, early spring and late autumn may not be the ideal time to trek. This might result in it being very difficult to cross the high passes during this time of year.
- As the most of Dolpo lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri range it receives little or no rain, including when other parts of the country are under monsoon rain conditions. Mainly due to this, this area is a high altitude desert.
- Temperatures are ideal from the beginning of August till the end of October, and often through to the middle of November.