About Upper Dolpo Trek
The Upper Dolpo Trek takes you to one of the most remote and hidden regions of mid-western Nepal which border the Tibetan Plateau. Part of the trek lies in the amazing Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest national park in Nepal. It is one of the best remote treks in Nepal with only a handful of visitors and was opened to foreigners only in 1989. The Oscar award-nominated movie ‘Caravan’ by Éric Valli was shot in this region.
The Upper Dolpo Trek trek offers a great adventure experience on the off-the-beaten path of the mystical Trans-Himalayan region with the opportunity to explore the unique culture and traditions of the people that have remained unchanged and unaffected by modern society. The people of the Upper Dolpo practice Bon (A pre-Tibetan Buddhism religion) and Tibetan Buddhism. It is an ideal trek to uncover and explore the mysteries of Bon and Tibetan Buddhism. The trek passes through the beautiful and peaceful villages situated at high altitudes accompanied by the warm hospitality of the people. Buddhist monasteries, chortens, gompas, prayer flags, mules, and Yak caravans can be seen throughout the trek along with amazing landscapes, and mountain sceneries. The Upper Dolpo region is home to a diverse range of wildlife and vegetation including some rare animals like the Snow Leopard. Yarsagumba or caterpillar fungus which is of high medicinal value is also found in this region.
Our 31-day Upper Dolpo Trek starts from Juphal and ends at Jomsom which includes 24 days of full-on camping trek in the remote wilderness of the Dolpa district. The trek is physically challenging because it includes lots of high passes. However, it is completely worth the difficulty and challenge. The experience one gets on this trek can't be described in words.