Upper Dolpa Traverse Trek

Upper Dolpa, Nepal

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Duration: 27 days
Group size: 2 - 12
Upper Dolpa Traverse Trek
Upper Dolpa, Nepal

Responsible Adventures
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Duration: 27 days
Group size: 2 - 12

About this trip


Dolpo, with its authentic Tibetan culture, was a forbidden land until 1996. It has remained unchanged for the past 1,200 years or more. It is a land of high passes with high arid plateaus and deep canyons, which is a considerable contrast to the fertile lower valleys south of the impressive Kanjiroba (locals pronounce it Kanjirolwa) Tibetan, it translates to the ‘big mountain with a ponytail’) and Dhaulagiri massifs.

We have ‘broken’ a couple of rest days and continue shorter days to lessen the strenuous days. You will be camping away from villagers in the “wild” in nature under the five million-star hotel.

Dolpo is part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), and it snakes between two natural borders of the two regions of Dolpo and Mustang. It is one of the last remaining places where they practice the ancient Bon religion, which predates Tantric Buddhism. Bon religion is almost extinct in Tibet while it is still practised in its pristine purity.

We will spend two nights at the magnificent Phoksundo Lake before heading to the windswept passes into Panzang (Bantshang) valley. We will pass through semi-nomadic settlements meeting friendly nomads and curious villagers frequently.

There are sections on this trek where the trail is rugged or ill-defined. Some campgrounds have limited campsites. Adverse weather, snow, trail conditions, or water levels in the rivers might make it necessary for us to change the itinerary. Your trek leader will advise should any changes be needed to be made.

All trekkers should be open-minded and flexible on a trek of this calibre. As usual, don’t forget to pack your sense of humour.


Duration- 27 Days

Difficulty- Challenging

Accommodation- Camping, Lodges

Best Season- June through September

Altitude- 5550m

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Two-night hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis, 1-night hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast,Two nights in a hotel in Pokhara with breakfast,22 nights camping trek (fully catered)
  • Transportation
    All airport transfers, Domestic flights Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal. Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Camping/Trekking package
    22 nights camping trek (fully catered),All permits for the trek,All camping gear and kitchen utensils,Pack animals to carry all gear and food on the trek,One satellite phone in case of emergency
  • Guide
    One expert trek leader or hire Raj along with a local assistant
  • Trekking Chef
    One trekking chef and necessary staff
  • Meals
    Breakfast and All meals (the best and healthiest food in the whole of the Himalayas)
  • Insurance
    Insurance for crew and pack animals
  • Permits
    All necessary permits and restricted area permit
  • International flight
    All international flight and airport taxes
  • Visa fee
    Nepal visa fee which cost USD 30 for 15 days
  • Tips
    Tips (suggested amount US$100 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Personal expenses
    Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc
  • Travel insurance
    Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)


Day 1
Arrival at TIA Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel


Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and bring you to your hotel. You will be briefed for the trek by your trek leader.

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