5950 m (Kang Taiga)
2 - 12 pax
Private & Comfy Drive. Flight from Ktm-Nepalgunj-Jumla and Juphal-Nepalgunj-Ktm.
Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr
Upper Dolpo at the height of 5950 meters (Kang Taiga) is one of the most beautiful and pristine territory of Nepal that hasn’t been explored much due to the high passes trail. This trek makes you walk through gorgeous valleys, multi-ethnic settlements, majestic Himalayas, luxuriant forests of rhododendron, pines, oaks and many others.
Trekking in Upper Dolpo makes you experience the splendor of the rugged and remote far western region of Nepal. You get to witness the mesmerizing Shey Phoksundo lake with mountains in the background. This expedition can be challenging but equally exciting and worth the handsome trouble.
Located amidst the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri ranges, Dolpo Region is the epitome of natural beauty.
Some of the rewards of this trek are observing Tibetan Buddhist culture, Shey Phoksundo lake, rare wildlife like snow leopard, epochs old monasteries - for instance, 800-year-old Shey Monastery. This trek further allows you to explore the largest park in Nepal – Shey Phoksundo National Park.
To get the most out of any trek, it is important to wisely decide the time to travel. The best time to explore Upper Dolpo and the surrounding region is Spring and Autumn. These seasons are regarded as the most favored due to pleasant weather, clear skies, little or no chances of snowfall, safe trails and so on. Since Upper Dolpo is among the restricted area, a special permit is also required for this pursuit.
The perennial rivers, strikingly attractive and roaring waterfalls, green meadows, diverse wildlife will keep you entertained and interested throughout your trekking trails. Beside the rare snow leopard, you might also get some glimpses of other wildlife like himalayan black bear, himalayan blue sheep, goral and several others.
The trekking routes are steep and narrow so requires a fair level of fitness, some basic exercise, a habit of walking in uneven terrains, and some endurance for high altitude. However, the offerings of this trek are definitely worth it and experience of a lifetime.
Trek Highlights of Upper Dolpa
- The largest national Park of Nepal - Shey Phoksundo National Park with variety in flora and fauna.
- Exotic views of Shey-Phoksundo lake and Dhaulagiri ranges.
- Glimpse of rare and endangered mammals
- Explore 800-year-old Shey Gompa
- The remote lifestyle of locals and follower of Bon Buddhism
- The best views from Kang Taiga (5950 meters)
- Views of Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna II