About Upper Dolpo Trek
Trek to Upper Dolpo is an overwhelming fascinating adventure, where you will be walking in the complete wilderness in the harmony of pure nature in these unspoiled and untouched areas of Nepal's far wild west.
Very few trekkers and adventurers seldom visit this wild area of Dolpo due to its remoteness where both ways flight is involved in this marvelous adventure to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa.
This trek located within Shey Phuksundo National Park extends as far further west as Mugu and Humla area, it is also Nepal's largest national park covering lush deciduous forests of blue pine, cypress, poplar, and birch as the walk proceeds higher to barren and arid country of low bushes of juniper and azalea (dwarf rhododendron).
On this great walk to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa with chances of spotting some wildlife like the rare snow leopard and the blue sheep, Ghoral, and Himalayan Thar.
The Upper Dolpo Trek offers you one of the best magnificent countries with scenic landscapes of green wide valleys, snow-capped peaks, and impressive villages interwoven with Buddhist religion and as well ancient Bon traditions (a pre-Buddhist sect).
The adventurous trip star from Kathmandu city with Nepal Spirit Adventure's experience Dolpo Trek Guide with a panoramic flight to land at Nepalgunj airport, a large city near the Indian border state of UP with a semi-tropical climate. From here continues with another scenic flight reaching Jhupal in the Dolpo area.
Walk leads towards Dunai headquarters town of Dolpo district and then reaching our first highlight of the adventure at emerald color Phuksundo Lake near the village of Ringmo, with time to marvel at its beautiful surrounding our route leads higher to cross Nangdalo / Kang-la a high pass offering tremendous views of Kagmara peaks and as far to Dhaulagiri range of mountains.
As the walk progressed reaching our final destination at Shey Gompa beneath a mystical Crystal Mountain embedded with semi-precious stones, an interesting place of great ancient and historical importance.
After a delightful overnight stop with a rest day to explore the undisturbed areas of Shey Monastery, the walk leads towards a nice village of Somdang and then crosses a few passes heading southeast reaching Tokyu and Dho-Tarap large lovely villages of inner Dolpo. Continues following the Dho-Tarap River valley reaching another interesting village at Tarakot of historical importance, a fort village that dates back to the Malla period.
Upper Dolpo Trek and Shey Gompa conclude with a walk and a short drive back at Jhupal for a sweeping flight back to Kathmandu with a brief stop at Nepalgunj. Finally, this marvelous adventure to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa Trekkingends in Kathmandu with an enjoyable and memorable experience.