The Upper Dolpo camping trek takes you to a rugged and remote region in the far west of Nepal. This beautiful Dolpo area borders Tibet. Because of this, the culture is strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and a large part of the landscape looks Tibetan. In the west of the region is also the Shey Phoksumdo National Park, with the beautiful turquoise blue Phoksumdo lake.
Because this area is remote, underdeveloped and poor, it is necessary to camp and bring your own food. You will spend the night on nice camping spots, with a view of the mountains and sometimes near a river. The Nepalese team that is with you makes a different menu every day. If local products are to be found along the way, the cook will buy them and process them into a delicious dish.
In this region you are not allowed to go on the road without a Nepalese guide, you are obliged to go with a minimum of 2 hikers and you need a special permission from the government.
Hiking in the Upper Dolpo is a unique experience. You will hike through deep valleys, along high passes and peaks, enjoy the turquoise blue Phoksumdo lake and visit the ancient Shey Gomba. Then we forget the chance to see some rare wildlife – including the elusive snow leopard – and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the local nomadic people.
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- Trek with a Nepalese team through a remote, untouched part of Nepal
- Watch out for traces of the hideous snow leopard in Shey Poksumdo National Park
- Visit the 800 year old monastery in Shey Gompa and the Heritage in Tsakang
- Dream away from the azure blue Phoksumdo lake