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Group Size

2 to 20





Trip Type

Camping Trek


Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner



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No. of Persons

Price Per Person in USD 

  • 2-5


  • 6-11


  • 12-20


Trip Highlights

  • Virgin and wild land visit.
  • Beuatiful scebery of Phoksundo national park.
  • Nepal's biggest Lake Shey Phoksundo.
  • Caravan of Yaks, Sheeps, Mules.
  • Rich Culture of Tibetan influence.
  • Nomadic lifestyles of local.
  • Less beaten path with stunning landscape.
  • Three different high passes to cross.

Join us in the Dolpo district, characterized by mysterious landscapes – some of which seem as if they are from another planet. There are eye-popping contrasts in color, with rocky brown landmasses next to turquoise bodies of water, and grey hills next to patches of bright green oasis.

Explore this hidden land for an unforgettable mystical experience. The allure of the Upper Dolpo Trek comes from how secluded it is, like a hidden and forbidden territory. In fact, for years foreigners were not allowed to enter. Still today, the area sees few tourists.

The Dolpo district is the largest in Nepal, though it is one of the most remote and least inhabited. It is possible to trek for several days without seeing another person. Local people of Dolpo live a traditional lifestyle, unaffected by modernity. They have ancestral roots in Tibet, with who they still have trade connections with today. They practice Bon Po religion, a religion somewhat rooted in Tibetan Buddhism with some ancient shamanistic influences.

The Upper Dolpo Trek might just be the most unique trek in the country. The unique culture and landscape can be found nowhere else on Earth. It is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in such a well-preserved place, away from outside influence. The beauty of this amazing adventure cannot be overstated. Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Enjoy gorgeous mountain views from the window. Pass through forests and crop fields for the first few days. Soon, the trail turns north towards higher elevation. The vegetation and signs of any life become fewer and fewer. Enjoy views of the massive Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), the seventh highest mountain in the world. Throughout the journey, revel in tons of mountain views, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Nilgiri ranges.

During the trek, you also traverse three mountain passes, Saldang La Pass (5,060m), Jyanta La Pass (5,220m), and Kang La Pass (5,380m), each equipped with mind-boggling views for kilometers. Even after the passes, the journey keeps getting better. Spend a night or two next to the majestic Shey Phoksundo Lake.
The color of the lake is unbelievable, something that seems like it is out of a movie. You must see it to believe it. Another famous destination of the Upper Dolpo Trek is Shey Gompa, nestled in the sacred mountain Crystal Mountain. Like the Upper Mustang Trek, the Upper Dolpo Trek falls in a restricted area.
There is a $500 fee for 10 days ($50 per day after). However, the experience you will have here is priceless. The beautiful people, the stunning mountains, and otherworldly scenery will blow you away. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will make you never want to leave the mountain paradise.
You can take the Upper Dolpo Trek all throughout the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, beautiful flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!

Detail Itinerary



  • All transportation from Airport to airport as per the itinerary.
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours with a tour with a experienced tour guide and a vehicle
  • All required restricted area permits.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available tea houses lodge and camping during the trek.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and required porters with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • All kitchen ware tent, sleeping bags duffel bags.
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.


  • International Airfare and visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj).
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks and drinking water.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How difficult is Upper Dolpo Trek?

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One of the most difficult trekking routes in Nepal is the Upper Dolpo Trek.  In comparison to some of the most well-known treks in Nepal. it is more challenging due to the remote location, higher elevation, harsh weather, limited accommodations, limited facilities, longer duration, and rugged terrain.

How long is Upper Dolpo Trek?

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The duration of the Upper Dolpo Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary you choose and your walking pace. The trek generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to complete, covering 200-230 kilometers (124-143 miles) distance. Factors such as weather conditions, acclimatization stops, and the specific route can influence the completion time.

What is the highest point of the Upper Dolpo Trek?

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The Shey Gompa region, home to the Shey Gompa Monastery and Crystal Mountain, is the highest point on the Upper Dolpo Trek, at an altitude of 5,190 meters. This significant religious and cultural site offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. 

What are the highlights of the Upper Dolpo trek?

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Trekkers looking to experience something new and interesting while exploring the remote Himalayan region can explore the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal, which provides an extensive number of attractions. Some highlights include Spectacular Natural Landscapes, Shey Gompa, Unique Culture, Ancient Monasteries, Unique Flora, and Shey Phoksundo.

Which trek is the better choice? Upper Dolpo or Lower Dolpo?

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The choice between Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo for trekking in Nepal depends on your preferences and experience. Upper Dolpo offers a remote, less-visited experience with preserved Tibetan culture and challenging terrain, while Lower Dolpo offers scenic beauty, easier accessibility, and cultural diversity.


m. ayakke


This was an extraordinary trip – Third Eye Adventure did an amazing job with organizing everything. One really feels, they know the place really well and are locally rooted. We had the best guide one can wish for – kind, knowledgable, patient, and full of laughs. Thanks Ganesh for making this possible!!!



The trek was a success. It was important to me that our guide was from the area. The itinerary allowed us to see and explore the villages and monasteries along the way and was just the right amount of time. I recommend the you to trek from Third Eye Adventure if  you want to trek in Nepal.

Cécile D


Finally it was exactly, even more than we could waiting for. Our guide Sudip was nice, helping, friendly with always positive attitude. We were very well treated, with daily tea time, various delicious food (thank you Pemba!). No mental charge for us so we were totally opened to contemplation. Phoksundo lake, villages, mountains, landscape… Were precious beauty to handle. We had as well very pleasant time with local people, very open to share, dance, laugh…it was my childhood dream coming true. Simply. I recommend this tour +++ and will go again with Third Eye Adventure for the next tour in Nepal for sure.

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