Dolpo, a land beyond the Himalaya, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep. It is situated in the western part of the country, and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal. Our route follows much of the route taken by Peter Mathiessen and George Shaller as described in "The Snow Leopard". It is only by special permit that we are able to offer this trek through Upper Dolpo. (For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50).


Participants must be in good shape, for we are at high elevation much of the time on this trip. Five passes over 5015 m/16500 ft are crossed, and steep climbs and descents are made.

Package Details

Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Max Altitude 5250 m
Final Dest Upper Dolpo
Starts From Juphal
Ends At Juphal
Accomodation Camping
No. of Days 19
Activities Per Day
Preferred Season
Mar Apr May Sept Oct
No Map Available

  • Day 1 Kathmandu - Nepalgunj.
  • Day 2 Nepalgunj -540 m to Juphal.
  • Day 3 Dunai to Shyanta - 2520 m
  • Day 4 Shyants to Somdu - 2940 m.
  • Day 5 Somdu to Phoksundo - 3733 m.
  • Day 6 Phoksundo to Sallaghari 3756 m.
  • Day 7 Sallaghari to Yak Kharka 3856 m.
  • Day 8 Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa 4160 m.
  • Day 9 Shey Gompa to Saldang-3770 m.
  • Day 10 Saldang to Yak Kharka - 3965 m.
  • Day 11 Yak Kharka to Thaksema 4702 m.
  • Day 12 Thaksema to Dhotarap 3944 m.
  • Day 13 Dhotarap to River side -3756 m.
  • Day 14 River side to Odar 3475 m.
  • Day 15 Odar to Eklebhatti 2970 m.
  • Day 16 Eklebhatti to Dunai - 2140 m.
  • Day 17 Dunai to Juphal - 2475 m.
  • Day 18 Juphal to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 19 Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

  • Day 1(Kathmandu - Nepalgunj.)

    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

  • Day 2(Nepalgunj -540 m to Juphal.)

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek from Juphal to Dunai. 

  • Day 3(Dunai to Shyanta - 2520 m)

    Trek from Dunai to Shyanta (2520 m.), which takes about six hours. 

  • Day 4(Shyants to Somdu - 2940 m.)

    Trek from Shyants to Somdu (2940 m.) and it takes about seven hours. 

  • Day 5(Somdu to Phoksundo - 3733 m.)

    Trek from Somdu to Phoksundo (3733m.) which takes about five hours. 

    Phoksundo tour


  • Day 6(Phoksundo to Sallaghari 3756 m.)

    Trek from Phoksundo to Sallaghari (3756 m.) and it takes about seven hours. 

  • Day 7(Sallaghari to Yak Kharka 3856 m.)

    Trek from Sallaghari to Yak Kharka (3856 m.) which takes about seven hours. 

  • Day 8(Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa 4160 m.)

    Trek from Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa (4160 m.) and it takes about six hours.

  • Day 9(Shey Gompa to Saldang-3770 m.)

    Trek from Shey Gompa to Saldang which takes about seven hours. 

  • Day 10(Saldang to Yak Kharka - 3965 m.)

    Trek from Saldang to Yak Kharka (3965 m.) and it takes about seven hours. 

    Yak kharka

  • Day 11(Yak Kharka to Thaksema 4702 m.)

    Trek from Yak Kharka to Thaksema (4702 m.) which takes about seven hours.

  • Day 12(Thaksema to Dhotarap 3944 m.)

    Trek from Thaksema to Dhotarap (3944 m.) and it takes about eight hours.

  • Day 13(Dhotarap to River side -3756 m.)

    Trek from Dhotarap to River side (3756 m.) which takes about six hours. 

  • Day 14(River side to Odar 3475 m.)

    Trek from River side to Odar (3475 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

  • Day 15(Odar to Eklebhatti 2970 m.)

    Trek from Odar to Eklebhatti (2970 m.) which takes about six hours.

  • Day 16(Eklebhatti to Dunai - 2140 m.)

    Trek from Eklebhatti to Dunai (2140 m.) and it takes about six hours. 

  • Day 17(Dunai to Juphal - 2475 m.)

    Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2475 m.) which takes about three hours. 

  • Day 18(Juphal to Nepalgunj.)

    Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.

  • Day 19(Nepalgunj - Kathmandu)

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes
  • Accommodation with Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Flight/ Car or Tourist Bus.
  • Permit and TIMS card for trekking.
  • Sight Seeing fees, Transportation and Guide in Kathmandu.
  • English Speaking guide and supporter for trekking with their salary, Insurance, Foods, accommodation and Equipments.
  • Three times food in Trekking days.
  • Private car to and from Trekking ending point.
  • One welfare dinner in Kathmandu (Typical Nepali foods with cultural dance).

Cost Excludes

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Bottled drinks and bar bill every where.
Personal exp, personal equipment, tipping to staffs , rescue.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

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