Upper Dolpo Trek also known as Dolpa trek lies in the upper region of Nepal’s largest national park, namely Shey Phoksundo national park in the Dolpa District. The Upper Dolpo trek consists of both the lower and upper sub-areas of the Shey Phoksundo National Park.
The lower region of the trek features beautiful forests along the Thulo Bheri and Phoksundo Rivers, the famous Shey Phoksundo Lake known for its magnificent turquoise color, Phoksundo waterfall, an ancient village of Ringmo, and its monastery.
The upper region of the trek is in the trans-Himalayan region which is relatively more remote and barren making it more challenging and adventurous. This trail goes through an ancient salt trade caravan route passing through some of the highest settlements on the planet and full of sacred ancient monasteries, Chhortens, and Mani walls. so the trek is once in a lifetime experience for trek lovers.
How to get to the trailhead of upper Dolpa trekking?
Juphal is one of the main entry points for the upper Dopa trek which can be reached from Nepaljung. for this you have to take a flight to Nepaljung from Kathmandu.
Upper Dolpa trek permits and fees.
Shey Phoksundo national park fee costs 3000 rupees per head. Special trekking permits as the upper part of the region is listed as a restricted area of Nepal. so, this cost $500 USD per head for the first 10 days then an extra $50 USD per day if additional days were needed.