Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo lies in the western part of Nepal. Trekking in the Upper Dolpo is a very adventurous trek. We walk through scenic Shey–Phoksudo National Park. It covers parts of the Dolpo and Magu districts. Gazetted in 1984, it is the largest national park in the country with an area of 3555Sq. km. So, the main objectives of the park are to preserve the unique Trans-Himalayan ecosystem.
In addition, it preserves and protects typical Tibetan types of flora and fauna. It secures and saves endangered species such as the Snow leopard, Blue sheep (only found Shey Gomba and Dolphu), Goral. Likewise, Himalayan Tahr, Wolf, Jackal, Himalaya Black Bear, Himalayan Weasel, Himalayan mouse Hare, Langur, musk deer, Rhesus Monkeys, and so on.
Furthermore, the people’s lifestyle and culture are strongly reminiscent of Tibet. Mostly, local inhabitants believe in the Buddhist religion. But the community of the Phoksundo area practices Bon, a Pre-Buddhist sect. So, almost all villages have their own communal gompas.
Duration: 28 days
Best season: Oct-May
Trekking grade: D (Challenging)
Trek Starting Point: Nepalgunj
Ending Point: Nepalgunj
Culture: Different Community with the majority of Tibetan, Thakalis, and Brahmins.
Mode of Trekking: Fully Organized Camping Trek.
Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges Thorong Peak and Tibetan rugged mountains.
Highlights: Dolpo is the most remote and least developed isolated corner of Nepal. Therefore, the region offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries. And the region also experiences a vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region. Wildlife inhabits include Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf, and the legendary Snow Leopard.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner