In the northwest of Nepal lies a region ringed like a horseshoe shape of soaring peaks called Dolpo. These peaks rise higher than 21,000 feet and have a cold high desert feel to it. Home to people of Tibetan decent since the early centuries of the Christianity, Tibetan refugees continue to trickle into Dolpo. Most of the Tibetans follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion though some practice the Bon religion too. This religion pre-dates Buddhism and was widespread in Tibet until the introduction of Buddhism. However, Bon is considered one of the five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The region opened to trekking in 1989 and has an untouched and unexplored feel to it. Here a trekker can meet nomadic people living a lifestyle that has stretched back for centuries. The Dolpo region is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm. The Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo trekking offer an endless variety of landscapes not to mention a chance to interact with the local people. Truly Dolpo houses incredible diversity and can be visited many times over with never having the same experience twice. Though not as extreme as its neighbor to the east, Mustang, Dolpo also lies in a rain shadow area and is much drier than the rest of Nepal and receive less rain. In Dolpo, the elevation of the trails ranges from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level.
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from 1.895 USD /
Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Among many beautiful places in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake is considered one of the most beautiful and exotic tourist destinations located in Dolpo, the largest territorial district. Phoksundo Lake Trek is a short and easy journey to one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes of Nepal. Phoksundo is an alpine freshwater lake which is also considered sacred by the followers of Buddhist and Bon-po...
from 3.730 USD /
Days: 18 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most exciting and challenging treks situated in the western hills of Nepal, which allows the trekkers to experience the real adventures of trekking on an off-the-beaten path, composed of steep sloppy hills. Lower Dolpo Trek is packed with amazing gifts of nature, including Shey Phoksundo Lake and also boasts of the pre-Buddhism Bon Po culture. The 18-day Lower...
from 7.220 USD /
Days: 26 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Inner Dolpo, located in the mid-western region of Nepal, is certainly one of Nepal’s best trekking regions, for it takes trekkers beyond the tranquil Phoksundo Lake through ancient trading routes to the Tibetan border crossing high passes, steep valleys, Tibetan village settlements, lush green forests, and arid landscape. Inner Dolpo Trek allows trekkers to traverse through the unexplored land...
from 6.600 USD /
Days: 32 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Upper Dolpo Trek, situated in the mid-western part of the country between the Dhaulagiri mountain range and the Tibetan plateau is one of the most thrilling and challenging treks to the remote and isolated areas of Nepal. The Upper Dolpo Trek Traverse Sangda-La Pass is a journey to pure Tibetan region that takes through the undiscovered route in the mountain territory from the foothills of the...
from 4.880 USD /
Days: 30 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Dhorpatan Dolpo Trek covers many passes, jungle ravines and over the Himalayan main chain. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and Shey Phoksundo National Park lie in rain shadow of the Himalayas in the central North West of Nepal. These two remote areas hide vast wilderness rich in flora and fauna, sparsely populated and extremely beautiful, making for the best trekking in Nepal. Beni to Dolpo Trek...
from 4.885 USD /
Days: 25 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Jumla Dolpo Trek Traverse Kagmara-La Pass is one of the challenging yet best treks in western Nepal which allows the trekkers to explore the pristine areas of the beautiful country, including the turquoise Phoksundo Lake. The trek covers two of the most remote regions of Nepal, Jumla, and Dolpo, where the inhabitants have their own way of life, distinct from that of the world. This trek is a...
from 3.500 USD /
Days: 17 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Dolpo Jomsom Trek traverses Musi Khola and Jungben La is one of the most audacious treks in the Nepal Himalayas that moves through truly off-the-beaten trails connecting Dolpo with Annapurna region. This trek is ideal for thrill seekers who do not mind getting lost in the wilderness of the Himalayas as the trails are quite, and sometimes without human settlements. The trails are untouched and...