Upper Dolpo Trek lies in the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges resemble the mysterious and spiritual aura is the highest inhabited lands of western Nepal. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. We begin our trek from Juphal in the Dolpo region which was made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book – “The Snow Leopard”. Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo, The Caravan, was also a huge success which was also nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. The Upper Dolpo trekking route passes many gigantic mountain ranges of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjiroba, to name but a few and passes through Lower Dolpo, at one time a small Kingdom in its own right.

Trekkers are enthused greatly about the wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the fact that the local people had innocent friendliness peculiar to people who live in excessively remote mountainous regions in this trekking route. Boundaries of the Shey Phoksundo Park include within 3,500 square kilometers of land, mostly above 4,000 meters. You can enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Shey Phoksundo Lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirowa Himalayan range, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery.

Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gompa, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route. The highlight of this trek is the spiritual journey at Crystal mountain. Thousands of pilgrims visit this mountain every year to walk around the circumference of the mountain, much like the pilgrimage at Tibet’s Mt Kailash. This Trans-Himalayan region is so peaceful and full of intrigue that where we are sure that this trek in Dolpo will not disappoint you.