Upper Dolpo Trekking lies in the trans-Himalayan region of mid-west Nepal, a land remote and isolated from the rest of the country. Since Upper Dolpo was part of Tibet once, Dolpo’s culture, landscape, and ethnicity are the same as Tibet and Tibetans. The Tibetan culture in the Upper part of Dolpo is the only one well-preserved on this side of the Himalayas.
Upper Dolpa Trek focuses on the journey to Shey Gompa Monastery located deep into the heart of Dolpo valley. The 11th-century Shey Gompa belongs to the Kagyupa sect (the first Kagyupa monastery) and was founded by Lama Ten-Szin-Ra-Pa. Shey in the Tibetan language means vivid, crystal, and pure. Today the monastery is in the care of the Chiba community.
The Upper Dolpo trekking route from Juphal, which is connected by Nepalgunj and two days walk from Juphal will reach Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m), a high altitude lake, which is a Ramsar site lying within Shey Phoksundo National Park. The Lake is breathtakingly beautiful with turquoise water and natural serenity. Along the trek, you will have the constant backdrop of snowy Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri in the north to Wedge peak, Kang peak, and Mt. Api in the west.
Upper Dolpo trek difficulty: The Kangla Pass at 5,151m is one of the highest passes in the Dolpo region and crossing this is mandatory to get to Shey Gompa (4200m). The Gompa offers splendid views of crystal mountains and lacks mountains. After spending time in the Gompa you will drop down to Tarakot via Lahini by passing two other passes: Saldang La pass (4785m) and Jenjela Pass (4845m).
Explore the Upper Dolpo trekking with Global Adventure Trekking and live your dream! The cost of the trek is very comprehensive and doing a camping trek and the flight connectivity. The Trek is fully into the wild nature where you experience being above the clouds.