Upper Dolpo Trekking
This trek is rewarding of beautiful deep valleys of Himalayan region of western Nepal, high passes and Himalayan peaks, Fresh lake Phoksundo, 800 years old Shey Monastery and rare wildlife. It is in great Himalayan trail bordering Tibet through western part. Upper Dolpo is rain shadow area also suitable to trek during monsoon season. Trekking itinerary starts from Jhuphal and end at Jhphal via several high passes and remote areas. it also have option to end trekking at Jomsom Annapurna region via Sangda La (5,515m) pass. Planning this trek with Shangda La pass is bit risk of high snow and can be block. Upper Dolpo is the restricted area need special permit for trekking. Since tea houses are not has build in entire area, all the arrangement of accommodation and foods have to carry from Dunai and it has to be camping with all equipments. Nepal highland treks leads this trek with professional guide, cooking team and other supporter team. Until 1996, area was not allowed to enter for any foreigners. Most holy place Shy Gompa is one of the most important in Upper Dolpa where pilgrimage makes special parikrama as it believed as younger brother of Mount Kailash of Tibet.
Upper Dolpo is one of the restricted area announce by government of Nepal. Special trekking permit need to enter dolpo region for foreigners. There should be minimum 2 trekkers to obtain Upper Dolpo restricted area permit. Cost of this permit is USD 500 for ten days and USD 50 per day per person after 10 days. Another permit is shey phoksundo national park. Both the permit will handle by Nepal highland treks as per your passport details.
Camping and foods arrangement
Entire trekking is camping trek after your landing at Juphal airport. Our main team members like trekking leader, trekking guide and trekking cook fly together with you from Kathmandu. Trekking porters and other helpers will join you from Juphla airport. Camping gears, camping equipment and your luggage is carried by mules. There are fixed camping places, accordingly we have designed trekking itinerary. During the camping, we will provide hot drinks, freshly cooked foods (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner) from our camping tent. Drinking water during camping days provided from our kitchen. It is boiled water and fill it in your water bottled for day.
Same like much of Nepal trekking destinations, the best time to trek Upper Dolpo is in spring season (Month of April to May) and in autumn season (month of October to November). Both of these seasons, temperatures are pleasant and clear weather. It is very less chance of heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Another best season is in monsoon (month of June till August), it does not fall heavily in the high region of Upper Dolpo. Less rainfall makes this region greenery, blooming and more beautiful.