- Max elevation 5350m
- Difficulty Challenging
- Trip Type Sightseeing and Travelling
- Duration 25 Days
- Accomodation Hotels and lodges
- Transportation Flights and Private vehicles
- Group Size 2 - 14 pax
- Best Season All
- Food Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. Only in the late eighties it opened for trekkers. Until then the area were closed for foreigners. In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Mathesons describes his journey through the beautiful land of Dolpo. Nepal’s first English subtitle movie and Oscar nominated Himalaya or Caravan was also shot in this region. Upper Dolpo is a region of mystical beauty. And its remoteness adds to the sense of adventure among its visitors. The customs and traditions seems here are quite similar to those of Tibet. It is one of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal. It’s required special permit. The special permit charged USD 500 for first ten days and other USD 50 each day after 10 days. The group should at least have two people to get trekking permit for this trek. Individual trekker will not get a permit for this region from the trekking permit immigration. The Area of the park spreads 3,500 square kilometer of Land.
Dolpo is the most beautiful and least develop district of Nepal. So, travelers are rarely visited this area because of high passes trail. It passes through beautiful valleys, interesting places, local settlements, gigantic mountains and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks etc. The main highlights of the trek is an ancients, spectacular landscapes, mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo lake, isolated villages of Ringmo and the centuries old monasteries. Phoksundo is the deepest lake of Nepal with its 145m depth according to a survey by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Such like centuries old Buddhist monasteries (which is known as Shey Gompa) wildlife, pristine lake, soaring peaks and peoples lifestyle of least develop region are also another attraction of the trek. Here is a holy mountain called “Crystal Mountain” that is why, each year hundreds of pilgrims travelers visit upper Dolpo region and make a circuit of the mountain. The people of this region mostly speak Tibetan languages. Rarely some people can understand Nepali language.