The Upper Dolpo trek leads to the northern highlands of Dolpo, the most remote, the least developed, and the highest inhabited region of Nepal, which lies in Karnali Zone and Dolpa District. Moreover, this region remained practically secluded for centuries and was popularized significantly by the books titled ‘The Snow Leopard’ and ‘Himalayan Pilgrimage’ and the movie titled ‘The Himalaya.’ In the recent years, more and more hardcore trekkers who prefer cultural experience to the usual luxurious trips have been embarking upon the Upper Dolpo Trek with the expert crew of Orbit Alpine Adventures.
No matter how distant Dolpo may seem, it is abundantly blessed by nature and within this blessed land lies Nepal’s largest national park, the Shey Phoksundo National Park, named jointly after the famous Shey Village and Phoksundo Lake. The Dolpo region is situated between the Dhaulagiri mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau, and is in fact, the geographical extension of Tibet and home to a unique race of Tibetan-speaking natives. You cannot compare anything else with the cultural shock our Upper Dolpo trek offers in the company of these hardy Dolpo dwellers have been trading commodities with their Tibetan counterparts since ages.
After starting our Upper Dolpo trekking excursion from Jhupal village, you will visit several interesting villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, while the trail crosses numerous mountains, ultimately ascending to a staggering altitude of 5,360m at Kang La Pass. Visits to the ancient Shey Gompa (Shey Monastery), Phoksundo Lake and Ringmo Village will make this trek even more memorable and enjoyable.