Upper Dolpo Trek

Overview

  • Duration25 Days
  • Trip GradeChallenging 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityAlpine Trekking, Discovery
  • Group Size6 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude5350m.

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.

Highlights

  • Trek through parts of Nepal that few travelers ever see.
  • Look for snow leopards in Shey Phoksundo National Park, one of the world's highest animal concentration parks
  • Admire the crystal-clear waters of Lake Phoksundo.
  • Explore Shey Gompa, an 800-year-old monastery at the base of Crystal Mountain.

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)

    You will arrive at Kathmandu where we will pick you up from the airport and drop you to your hotel. Meanwhile, you can take your time to stroll around to visit the temples and monuments.

    There are plenty of places that you will find fascinating if you wander around.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1400m
    • Time:Rest day
  2. Today in the morning, our team will meet you to review the equipment you have brought and take you to the gear rental shop. Before you head off to the Himalayas, we will make sure that you have quality climbing boots that fit well.

    Today, there will also be a trip briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.

    You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images.

    Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1400m
    • Time:Free day
  3. As per the flight schedule, it's about an hour's flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, superb airstrip. It crosses the western Himalayas, like Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. It is warmer than Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is situated near the Indian border.

    We'll get together in the evening for an early dinner once we arrive.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:150m
    • Time:1 hour
  4. Today you will fly to Juphal. A 45-minute flight offers incredible views of the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mastiff. After arriving in Juphal and arrange luggage and other stuff, it's a short walk to Dunai.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2490m
    • Time:3 hours
  5. Descending steeply through the terraced Sangibada village, the people weathered by the harsh mountain sun, and contouring through the village fields, we cross wooden bridge posts carved with shamanistic faces connecting fields of red sorghum as we drop to the main trail far below.

    We setup camp just before the bridge beside the river, taking a short day to allow us to remain at the better campsites further up the Suligad towards Phoksundo Lake.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2075m
    • Time:5 hours
  6. A lovely day is follows by a real trekking day as we go along the Suligad River through forests of pine, fir, and birch through stunning, steep valleys. The trail is mountainous, at times high above the river and often right along the bank.

    It should take us the next three-quarters of an hour to reach the grassy campsite at Chhepka, a small Tibetan community tucked away among the steep hill-sides.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2675m.
    • Time:5 hours
  7. Today promises to be another beautiful day of wooded gorge trekking. We cross the Suligad four times after leaving Chhepka, mostly staying close to the river as we hike through flowering, dense forest of bamboo and other indigenous trees, including firs, birches, and larches turning autumn hues, and a dramatic, deep-sided gorge, often trekking right by the riverside on flat, stone steps.

    This area of the valley is ideal for birdwatchers. Around four hours after leaving Chhepka we reach the campsite. Around four hours after leaving Chhepka we reach the campsite. The trail climbs steeply to an incredible viewpoint up and down the Suligad from the trail, which is hewn out between rock and tree trunk.

    After passing several bridges leading westwards we reach our beautiful, grassy river-side camp just past the Amchi Gompa and Tapriza Cultural school at Sumduwa and across the river from the Amchi Hospital.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3110m
    • Time:6 hours
  8. We have a shorter, classic Himalayan day of trekking ahead of us as we ascend towards Phoksundo Lake and Ringmo, the gateway to Upper Dolpo. We retrace a few minutes to the bridge right below the school and over the Phoksundo Khola to the west, continuing through the small Amchi Hospital and then up pretty steeply through a forest of larches and birches and through Polam, the Ringmo-Pa winter village.

    We continue to climb hard for another hour or so, switchbacking over a spectacular, dusty alpine route. After a short distance, we can see the blue Phoksundo Lake itself, which is a breathtaking sight. We continue down this high, sandy trail, gradually descending through a lush forest to Phoksundo Khola.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3725m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  9. A day of rest and discovery in this charming Tibetan village of flat-roofed stone houses, mani walls, and impressive chortens surrounded by juniper and larch forests. In town, there is a small gompa and two impressively repainted Kane chortens, one three hundred and the other five hundred years old.

    The historic, white-washed Thasoon Chholing Bon-Po Gompa is a twenty-minute walk from our campsite along the forested eastern sides of the lake, and is well worth the short hike to visit. The largest is Kanjiroba, and the snow-peak to the east of it is Sonam Kang. Ringmo is part of the Paleozoic geological region formed of shallow marine environments.

    A restricted area permit is required for Inner (Upper) Dolpo above Ringmo, so our guide will head into the village to show the permits and do some restocking later in the day.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3725m
    • Time:Rest day
  10. Some Himalayan trekking ahead of us today, we leave from our idyllic campsite after breakfast, heading north along a beautiful, rocky trail high on the lake's western side. The views are incredible, with Kanjiroba and Sonam Kang rising to the south, if you can take your eyes off the slightly risky trail!

    After about a half-hour, we descend to the lake, cross a small stream and some scrubby wooded areas, and then climb steeply, much higher this time. We make the long, gradual descent through a lovely forest of craggy Himalayan birches near the northern end of the lake to reach our scenic lakeside campsite at Chabluk Phu.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3635m
    • Time:5 hours
  11. Another spectacular day of hiking, beginning with a level walk to the northwest through scrub and briar changing to bright fall colors. We are entering the real Dolpo, and to get there, we must cross the Ngongda La or Kang La. Prepare for a challenging river crossing early in the morning, about an hour from camp.

    As we head north, the valley is magical as we pass a small campsite marked by a beautiful mani stone. Soon after, the valley narrows and fills with an open forest of birches and rose-buds.

    Finally, several tough hours later, we reach our 'high' camp, which Mattheissen named Snowfields camp. We've made a significant altitude gain today, so take some Diamox, drink plenty of water, and have a rest as we set up our cold but scenic campsite for the night.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4625m
    • Time:6 hours
  12. Now begins our journey to the fabled Shey Gompa and neighboring 'Crystal Mountain' (named after the veins of quartz that run through its base), Dolpo's most sacred peak, which Dolpo pilgrims circumambulate each July or August, during the full moon, before the yearly grain harvest.

    The sacred mountain is known as Dolpo's Kailash. We'll leave early for the difficult pass crossing, ascending the rocky valley and then climbing steeply for about an hour to a small resting spot. Our climb is even steeper as we turn left and hike up screed or snow to the base of the pass, where we will soon turn left and hike up a steep trail traversing loose slate to the crest of the Ngongda La (Kang La) at an impressive 5345 meters.

    And what a panorama we are treated to our efforts. A red chorten marks the entrance to Shey, where we will spend the next two nights just below the gompa at a lovely grassy campsite near the threshing circles and the long mani wall.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4375m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  13. For those needing a rest day, the 11th-13th century, ochre Shey Gompa is a magnificent monastery, with colorful Tibetan paintings and ancient statues within which the gate-keeper, a monk from Sikkim, will open up for us. The 400-year-old Kagyupa gompa is said to have been built by a Tibetan Buddhist lama arriving on the back of a mythological snow-lion.

    The murals are not old, but there is a valuable scroll that tells the mythology behind the sacred Crystal Mountain and Shey Gompa, including where to find the milky lake in the interior of the Crystal Mountain kora, which allows the pilgrim to see Mount Kailash in the distance. Another gompa, built into the cliffside to the left of Shey Gompa.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4375m
    • Time:Free day
  14. The next few days covers some of the most historically interesting places of the trek, and the scenery is equally magnificent. We leave Shey Gompa and head east via the Sephu Khola towards the Saldang La (or Shey La 5095m), a three-hour gentle trek through the valley past doksas (seasonal villages) and numerous ancient mani walls.

    We are treated to spectacular panoramic views of the peaks around Dolpo from the windy pass, with Mustang to the east, Tibet to the north, and Kanjiroba, Kagmara, and Riu Dhukta, and the Crystal Mountain to the west.

    As we descend through this otherworldly region, the landscape begins to resemble the arid plateaus and canyons of neighboring Mustang. We descend very steeply to a small river, before contouring around the hillsides towards Namgung.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4430m
    • Time:7 - 8 hours
  15. A short but amazing day on the high trail heading to Saldang, with enormous birds of prey and occasionally migrating Demoiselle Cranes soaring above us and passing several doksas and villagerq along the way.

    We summit a ridge topped with prayer flags after a few hours of easy contouring and a few climbs and look down on Saldang below us and the crinkle of dun-colored mountains bordering Tibet to the north.

    The route to the Panzang valley can be seen from the ridge.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3980m
    • Time:4 hours
  16. We continue up the Nagon Khola past Sugugaon, a bustling, white-washed village, and past long mani walls, painted chortens, and old gompas standing high up along the mountainsides, past Saldang Gompa.

    We cross the Nagon Khola on a small bridge in Chagaon and continue for an hour up the dusty ridge on a steep, rocky switchbacking trail. A further fifteen minutes leads us to the Khoma La (4565 meters), from where we contour gradually down to the beautiful village of Khomagaon (Khoma), where we camp in the middle of town on a large, flat, and somewhat grassy plateau.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4100m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  17. After fortifying with a couple cups of freshly brewed coffee, we leave Khomagaon ('gaon' village in Nepalese), descend to the river, and cross the Gurchhu Khola on a wooden bridge after about an hour.

    Soon afterward, we hike up and contour for another hour to a small pass, the Shimen La (4270 meters). From the top, you can see down valley into the expansive and green Shimen village. The northern trail from Saldang, which follows the Panjyan (Panzang) Khola, is a short but steep and sandy walk down from here.

    We hike for about an hour on this trail before turning right up a narrow canyon and climbing steeply to our campsite.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4000m
    • Time:4 - 5 hours
  18. Trek to Tinkyu (Thinje) 4110m

    We pass two trails leading north to the Tibet border on our left, more mani walls, and further along Pu Gompa on the other side of the river as we travel south along the Panjyan (Panzang) Khola, staying on the eastern bank. Another hour is required to reach Namgyal chorten, which is located in the hills across the river.

    We stay along the riverbank and enjoy the easy hiking to a seasonal village and then to Phalwa, a small village where another trail branches off to the north, leading to the Tibetan border, showcasing how important trade with Tibet is still to the Dolpo-pa.

    We climb slightly to an impressive group of large chortens and manis adorned with fluttering Tibetan peace flags after crossing the intersecting stream, and then continue another hour to Thinje (Tinkyu).

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4110m
    • Time:4 - 5 hours
  19. We'll most likely pass villagers from Chharka on their way to or from Tibet, or picking up supplies from their yak caravans, a timeless site. The trail is relatively easy going at first, following the Panzang River south before veering to the left.

    After about three scenic hours, we arrive at the intersection where the Panzang Khola meets the Sulun Khola and continue along the smaller, intersecting river.

    The trail now climbs and descends frequently, and we lose the scenery as we pass through narrowing, winding valleys, but, after a few hours, the valley widens, and after crossing a small stream feeding from a huge glacier valley, we ascend and descend to the wide plateau of Rapka.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4535m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  20. We have a long day ahead of us, with a pass in the middle, so we're getting up early to get a head start. After continuing down our wide valley for an hour, we must cross a wide, icy but shallow river to reach the Chharka La access valley (Mola bhanjyang). The Lakkyan Khola, like the Myantoku Khola, flows into the floodplain, and we have to cross several times.

    We have to climb a bit on the right side off the river, then descend to the chortens and begin climbing again. We still have about an hour to go before we reach the Chharka La. (5030m).

    At the top, an easy summit, look to the right for a breathtaking view of Mount Dhaulagiri, which we'll have views for a few days.

    We'll need another two or three hours of contouring, sometimes steeply up or down, to get to Chharka. We'll be close to camp once we reach the line of impressive chortens along the trail. Chharka Gompa is just below us on the right, and Chharka Village is straight ahead.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4110m
    • Time:7 hours
  21. On towards the series of passes that will ultimately lead us to Jomsom and Lower Mustang. We have a lovely day of walking ahead of us, crossing the small bridge over the Chharka Khola to the other section of Chharka, then continuing for about 15 minutes and crossing the Chharka Khola again on a new, metal bridge.

    We take the right side of the river for another hour or so, mostly level, and then begin to climb gradually, only to descend back to the river at Naliyang Sumdo, the intersection of the Chharka Khola and the Thansan Khola.

    We cross a bridge on another new bridge and then ascend very steeply to the top of the ridge, where we follow this high trail that gradually ascends up the high plateau to a more defined trail.

    The map shows the trail crossing the river before arriving at Norbulung, which should take about two hours of gradual climbing on the same side of the river as our last stop. We sleep at 4750m, so it will be cold tonight!

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4750m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  22. We have a fairly short day today because we have the double pass the next day. We follow the Thansan Khola, which widens after the valley on the right emerges from the cluster of 5000-meter peaks and then narrows after another hour or so.

    Molum Sumdo is only a few hundred meters higher than Norbulung, so we'll have plenty of time to acclimatize before attempting the pass.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4860m
    • Time:6 hours
  23. We follow the riverbed for about an hour, passing through the high yak pastures of Molum Sumdo, before climbing to a ridge just before the Thansan Khola intersects the Malun Khola and branches off to our left. We descend to the Thansan Khola, cross it on a bridge, and then begin our ascent to the Niwar Pass (5130 m).

    We're hiking through a remote region of stark Himalayan beauty, with varying hues of ochre, sable, and tan, and classic mountain scenery. The second pass, Sangda (Bhanjyang) La, is about a half-hour walk away and a 150-meter climb. Don't underesti this double pass; it can be unbelievably windy and cold, and the Jomsom side is quite often covered in ice, making it impassable.

    It's a long, challenging pass to cross, but the views from the top are stunning. The Sangda La marks the border between the Dolpo and Annapurna ranges, so we've now entered the Annapurna region. We descend along a steep, rocky trail, quite tough, and follow the Bheri Khola to the intersection with the Kyalunpa Khola, Sangda Phedi (Sangda Gunsa). Finally, we set up camp for the night and rest.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Time:7 - 8 hours
  24. We'll have to cross the Bheri Khola on a small bridge soon after leaving camp, at the chorten to our left, and then hike along the right bank for a while. We leave the river and slowly descend to Jhyanse, where we should cross the chilly river. Heading toward the Sangtha to the east, we ford one smaller stream, the Dhundok Khola, feeding from the Sadachhe Himal to our right.

    Dhampus Peak (6012m) is the massif southwestern peak, and moving east from there are the Sechi Lek (5981m), Tashikang (6386m), and Tasartse (6343m). Soon we arrive in the Sangda village.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3710m
    • Time:4 - 5 hours
  25. We begin climbing from Sangda and spend the most of the morning on a high trek, crossing many ridges, until we reach the 'pass' at about 4500 meters. We have a magnificent view from the top, looking out to snow-capped peaks and down to Mustang's patchwork routes and villages far below.

    Awe-inspiring views of Kagbeni, Jharkot, Muktinath, Thorong Peak, the Thorong La, Niligiri, Dhaulagiri, and the Kali Gandaki. Phalyak is a fascinating Mustangi village which, like most Mustangi and Managi villages, hosts an annual archery festival.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3175m
    • Time:7 hours
  26. Before breakfast in your dining tent, stick your heads out of your tents to see the sunrise on Niligiri and Dhaulagiri. Himalayan sunrises and sunsets are one of the many things that remind us why we've come all this way and endured these long, cold days.

    We hike to a ridge 400m above Phalyak, then descend a steep, sandy trail to Jomsom, Mustang's district headquarters, and then back to 'civilization' (road, many trekkers, shopping) on the Annapurna Circuit.

    • Accommodation:Tent Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2724m
    • Time:3 - 4 hours
  27. The end of a wonderful trek, and an equally impressive exit as we fly by Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range to Pokhara, where we connect to a flight to Kathmandu.

    Back in Kathmandu, your hotel rooms are waiting for you, and hot showers are the first order of the afternoon.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:1400m
  28. This is kept as a contingency day. If we were unable to board either of the flights the previous day. However, if we had arrived in Pokhara on time, you can spend the day exploring the city. Return flight to Kathmandu in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

    • Today is rest and relax throughout the day or say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu with a city stroll or souvenir shopping.

      In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture show.

      Our representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the Airport for your return flight home.

      What's Included

      Included

      • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
      • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Jhuphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu flight.
      • Shey Phoksundo national park permit and restricted area entry permit.
      • Accommodation in tent during trek.
      • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
      • The required number of staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
      • Twin sharing trekking tent, dining tent, Kitchen tent, staff tents and Kitchen utensil etc.
      • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
      • Necessary trekking / camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
      • Cooking fuel and camping charges.
      • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
      • Walking stick (if it is required)
      • Trek map.
      • Farewell dinner with culture show.

      Not Included

      • International airfare and Nepal visa.
      • Tips for guide / porters (tipping is expected).
      • Any personal medical / travel insurance which included rescue.
      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Price Includes' section.

      Dates & Price

      Dates StatusPrice 
      Start DateApr 10, 2022End DateMay 04, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$4900

      Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

      Useful Info

      Accommodation

      Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

      Meals

      During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

      Best Time to Visit

      The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

      Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

      During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

      FAQs

      1. How do I get to Upper Dolpo Trek?

      There are two ways to get from Kathmandu to Dolpo. If you want to travel a long way from Radi, you can take a direct bus from Kathmandu to Radi and then change jeep from one place to another to get to Dunai. Another option for getting from Kathmandu to Dolpo is to fly to Nepaljung and then to Juphal.

      The best time to trek to Upper Dolpo is from March to October. Some passes will be closed in March, but it will still be possible to complete the circuits with the proper gear. The monsoon season (July to September) is perfect for the Upper Dolpo Trek.

      The Upper Dolpo trek is more challenging. It requires walking 5 to 9 hours per day and crossing several high passes over 5000 meters. So, you should have a good physical condition and some mountain hiking experience.

      There are many itineraries for Upper Dolpo trek. The entire circuit usually takes 22 to 26 days to complete.

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