Trip Facts
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    5190m
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Upper Dolpo Trek

This trek crosses three relatively high passes, good paths are followed throughout and there is no trekking on glaciers. At the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayan rain shadow lies Dolpo – the legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers. The lack of other tourists, the warm welcome given by the hardy Dolpo-Pa and the fascinating insight into the Tibetan way of life makes this an extremely varied and special trek. A unique trek in Nepal, it is ideally suited to both beginners and those who have “been everywhere”. You haven’t until you’ve been to Dolpo.

trip highlights

  • Since the terrain can be hard and the days long
  • Hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience.
  • It does not require any technical experience.
  • Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes.

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Upper Dolpo Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj.

  • Day 02

    Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal then trek to Dunai (2150m)

  • Day 03

    Trek to Hanke (2600m).

  • Day 04

    Trek to Sumdo (3000m).

  • Day 05

    Trek to Shey Phoksunmdo Lake (3738m).

  • Day 06

    Rest day. Today we rest to admire the beauty of this great lake. We visit nearby villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist Settlers.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Numla Phedi (5000m)

  • Day 08

    Numla Bagala Pass (5190m).

  • Day 09

    Trek to Tokyu.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Do (4040m).

  • Day 11

    Trek to Guru Gompa.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Charka La Phedi (4900m).

  • Day 13

    Charka La Pass, and camp at Sachen Gumba.

  • Day 14

    Trek to Thajang Chu phedi.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Sangda phedi

  • Day 16

    Trek to Sangda.

  • Day 17

    Trek to Phalayak.

  • Day 18

    Trek to Jomsom.

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Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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“Our relationship with Unique path started much prior to the trip in the form of communication with Babu, who was ever helpful and informative about each of our queries…from weather, currency to insurance and menus. Besides this, Unique path had kindly obliged us with customizing the trip to fit our requirements of days and places to be covered to the best possible. We were met by able representatives and aided to a successful start to the adventure, which I’m sure all of us were apprehensive of, in one way or another, even though we had experienced earlier treks. All arrangements of stays in the Tea lodges were done perfectly, and the food offered ,albeit basic, but was adequately hearty and palatable. The trekking was an experience of sorts, …a combination of anxiety, fatigue, anticipation….but the feeling of exhilaration at the beginning and end of each day remained with us. The variation of terrain from walking in completely sheathed undergrowth to enjoying brilliant skies, had us reveling in each element of the surrounding landscape. The grandeur of the mountains seemed to humble all ego, anger and any meager human emotions one felt. We were very happy with the crew deputed to assist us, from the helpers who carried our luggage with amazing ease, to the main aides, who were very considerate and supportive to our every need. Most importantly, they were extremely helpful in organizing a prompt solution for evacuating part of our group who experienced some difficulty in completing the trek, without upsetting the schedule of the rest of the group. We thoroughly enjoyed the trek and will have no hesitation and planning another with Unique Path, Babu and his group in the future.” Thanks and regards,

Ruby KhannaIndia

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

Fixed Departure

  • NO DATE AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH

For the price of Upper Dolpo Trek on full board basis, please contact us.

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level, Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking, all necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket, Domestic flight tickets, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot drinks tea and coffee in trekking for you.
  • Tented camp.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress.
  • Trip Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets with airport tax.
  • Cargo charge for trekking gears and flight tickets for Nepali staffs.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works/permits and national park / conservation entry fee.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages and mineral water in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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