Administratively Dolpo is the largest District of Nepal which is situated at the far Western part of Nepal and behind the shadow of Dhaulagiri massif. Dolpo is one of the wilderness trekking destinations which offers the wide variety of flora and fauna, unique landscape, unspoiled and pure Tibetan culture and their agro-nomadic lifestyle. The Dolpo Region has divided into two parts Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo. Upper Dolpo is in restricted area which demands the especial permit and lower Dolpo does not need a special permit and just need Shey-Phoksundo National Park Permit.
Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek needs two different permit Shey-Phoksundo National Park Permit and especial permit for restricted area. The Upper Dolpo permit issued by authorized trekking company with group and individual is not allowed. Especial permit cost 1000 USD for two people for ten days. The Upper Dolpo is regarded as well preserved Tibetan culture and lifestyle in the world. These unspoiled and unmatched culture, nature, language are the prime attraction of Dolpo Region. Moreover, highest settlement, Argo-nomadic life, dry and eared unfertilized land and several month of the year has closed by ice and snow then people have to move down looking for good pasture for animal. When getting warm they back to their village so still they conducting Argo nomadic life in Dolpo. Animal husbandry and collecting herbals and few farming is the main income people of Dolpo Region. They celebrate pure Tibetan festival and lifestyle following old Tibetan Boon Buddhism. There are 35 famous Tibetan Monasteries in Upper Dolpo but Shey- Gompa and Crystal Monastery are most important pilgrimage place in this region.
This Upper Dolpo Trek starts from Juphal fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgung then fly to Juphal and all the way walking through lush of forest, Shey-Phoksundo National Park,Saey-Phoksundo Lake at the beginning and dry rocky terrain, cold and icy valleys and Mountain passes in the upper part. Then your trek ends in Dunai then fly to Nepalgung then drive or fly back to Kathmandu. The Holiday Hiking Team offers the Dolpo Circuit Package Trek in very reasonable price in guaranteed service.
Kathmandu fly via drive to Nepaljung overnight there
Nepaljung fly to Juphal and trek to Chhepka 6 hrs (2500 m) overnight
Chhepka trek to Chunuwar 5 1/2hrs (3100 m) overnight
Chunuwar trek to Ringmo 4 hrs (3720 m) overnight
Ringmo trek to Ruktang 7 hrs (3600 m) overnight
Ruktang trek to Base Camp 6 hrs (4677 m) overnight
Base Camp trek to Shey Gumba 7 hrs (4400 m) overnight
Shey Gumba trek to Saldang 9 hrs (4080 m) overnight
Saldang trek to Rhakyo 6 hrs (4150 m) overnight
Rhakyo trek to High Camp 6 hrs (4850 m) overnight
High Camp trek to Dho Tarap 6 hrs (4090 m) overnight
Dho Tarap trek to Tangum 8 hrs (3586 m) overnight
Tangum trek to Lashikyap 7 hrs (2720 m) overnight
Lashikyap trek to Dunai 7 hrs (2100 m) overnight
Dunai trek to Juphal 5 hrs (2250 m) overnight
Dunai fly back to Nepaljung or Surkhet and overnight there
Nepaljung drives via fly to Kathmandu