This adventurous upper dolpo trekking reaches up to remote and rugged parts of one of the least populated districts of Nepal. The stark beauty along the way is like nothing else in Nepal and has gained worldwide fame through the works of Snellgroves Himalayan Pilgrimage, Mathiessens, The Snow Leopardand the award-winning film The Caravan. The area was opened to tourists in 1989, but only a relative few trekkers have traveled to this isolated region to witness the timeless way of life. The culture is strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and the Born practices that predate it and still maintains much of its mystique.
The journey begins with a flight to Jhupal, the gateway to Upper Dolpo. We pass through many villages, forests of oak, rhododendron (Nepals national flower) and pine as we make our way toward the Himalaya. A stopover at Ringmo village and the shimmering Phoksundo Lake and its nearby waterfalls highlight the tour. We then make our way over a challenging high pass, Kang-La at 5,360m (17,585ft) and continue along a remote trading route to the renowned SheyGomba, an isolated monastery in a remote setting. Crystal Mountain and its monastery, Shey Gomba, are the climax of the Upper Dolpo Trek. We enjoy the spectacular scenery in an unforgettable location before returning to Juphal and a scheduled flight to Kathmandu. The Upper Dolpo Trek is a camping tour as facilities in the region are not capable of supporting a teahouse or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will bea cozy time recollecting the wonders of the days journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and warm drink.
Note: After exploring Upper Dolpothere is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to the Upper Dolpo Trek.