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  • Best Season:
    April, May, Auguest, September and October
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  • Group Size:
    Min 2+
  • Destination:
    Dolpo Region

Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek

One of the most adventurous and rewarding treks in Nepal is the Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek route, which offers an unmatched trip through some of the most isolated and culturally diverse regions of the nation. This journey offers a profound immersion into the distinctive customs and sceneries of the Dolpo area as it goes over high mountain passes, historic Buddhist (Bonpo) monasteries and temples, and the pristine natural splendor of the region.

The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek is a challenging high-pass trek in the Dolpo region of Nepal. You can start or end your Upper Dolpo trek at Jomsom Mustang. These trekking routes allow you to visit beautiful places, adventure high passes, very old and historical monasteries like Shey Gompa, pristine beauty of Phoksundo Lake. It is also fully camping and restricted area trek so you need a special trek permit to visit this region.

Key Fetures of Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek

Hidden Wilderness: The trek route passes through the secluded Dolpo region’s pristine natural splendor. Anticipate beautiful scenery, challenging high passes like Kang La Pass (5360m), Shey Gompa, Crystal Mountain, Rare wildlife, and serene lakes.

Immersion in Culture: The Upper Dolpo area has a long history of Tibetan Buddhism (Bonpo). You will get to see monasteries that date back hundreds of years, engage with the local people, and discover their distinctive rituals and traditions—many of which have not been altered by contemporary society.

Shey Phoksundo Lake: The freshwater lake Phoksundo is the deepest in Nepal and has a diverse range of flora and fauna. The turquoise-blue waters of the lake against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks are a sight to behold. You can enjoy this amazing view of this beautiful lake.

Shey Phoksundo National Park

Lying in the trans-Himalayan region of western Nepal. The Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek covers this beautiful national park. It is the largest national park in Nepal. Most popular for Trans Himalayan flora and fauna, Old and historical monasteries, Bonpo culture, beautiful Phoksundo Lake, and waterfall. Besides that, it will be a great chance to see rare wildlife Snow leopards. The national park is home to many rare animals. So for many reasons, Upper Dolpo Trek is suitable for your visit.

Shey Gompa: It is an old and historical Buddhist monastery in Upper Dolpo Nepal at an elevation of about 4300m from the sea level. The gompa is considered to spiritual heart of the Dolpo Region. At the monastery celebrating big mela/festival is organized every 12 years. People have a big dream of doing Kora at this festival, it is big and crowded many people come from different regions to celebrate this festival.

Upper Dolpo Jomsom trek difficulty

It is a challenging camping trek in Nepal, this is a remote and restricted area trek so you have to walk many hours (6 to 8 hours) a day and lots of steep ascend and descend. There are 3 adventure high passes Kang La Pass 5360m, Saldang La Pass, and Chharka La Pass. Likewise, the trekking trails are also not very good and comfortable so this reason makes the Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek adventure and challenging level. But it will be your lifetime experience of this wilderness trek.

What is the Best Time to Visit Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek?

The Months of April, May, August, September, and October are the best time to visit the Upper Dolpo trek. The upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang Region is a desert and rain shadow area of Nepal. So there will be less rain in the monsoon. so it is possible to do trekking in this region but the transportation will be difficult in monsoon. In our good experience, we highly recommend the best time to visit this region is the last of August to the last of October.

Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek Cost

It is a fully camping trek so of course the cost is too high and a little more expensive than the other trekking regions. Different trekking companies offer different trek packages and costs. The cost always depends on your group size and quality of services. Himalaya Darshan Treks offers 25-day upper Dolpo Jomsom trek itineraries at the cost of $4550 per person. We hope it will be a match for your budget for this amazing trek.

Tips for Success in Your Upper Dolpo Trek

Physical Fitness: The upper Dolpo trekking route is physically demanding due to the remoteness and high passes. So you have to be physically fit and have good experience with high-altitude trekking.

Altitude Sickness: It plays a big role in the success of your trek so always be aware of the risks of Altitude Sickness. Follow the necessary precautions such as walking slowly, acclimatization, and staying hydrated (Drinking enough water).

Weather and best time: Plan your trek at the best time so you can visit late spring to early autumn for the success of your trek.

Equipment: The trekking equipment is also the next important thing for the success of your high passes trek so you have good and branded equipment.


What is the highest point of Upper Dolpa?

There are three high passes in this trek. The highest point/pass of this trek is Kang La Pass 5360m.

How much is the Upper Dolpo trek permit cost?

The Upper Dolpo Trek Permit Cost is $500 per person for the first 10 days. Likewise, USD 50 per person per day beyond 10 days.

Is it possible to start or end the upper Dolpo trek at Jomsom?

Of course, you can start or end this trek at Jomsom. It depends on your interest and your time frame.

How can I book this trek with Himalaya Darshan Treks?

You just click Book this trip from our web page or you can also contact us by WhatsApp at +977 9841073239 for quick inquiry and booking.


In conclusion, We at Himalaya Darshan Treks highly recommend this Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek for your remote wilderness trek. It will be the best choice for your holiday. You just click Book this trip from our web page. We are ready to organize your travel bucket list trek. You can also contact me by WhatsApp at +977 9841073239 for quick inquiries and booking.


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1400 m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Free day, Trek preparation or sightseeing at world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m) and transfer to the hotel
Day 4: Flight to Juphal (2,375m), Trek to Kageni (2,415m).
Day 5: Trek to Chhepka (2670 m)
Day 6: Trek to Jharna Hotel (3170 m)
Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3730 m)
Day 8: Rest Day and Exploration Rinmo village, Monastery, and Phoksundo Lake
Day 9: Trek to Sallaghari/ Phoksundo Khola (3690m)
Day 10: Trek to Kangla Base Camp (4625 m)
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4375m) via Kang La Pass (5360 m)
Day 12: Exploration and rest day
Day 13: Trek to Namdung Gaon (4430m) via Saldang La passes (5050 m)
Day 14: Trek to Saldang (4000 m)
Day 15: Trek to Khoma/Mugaon (4100 m)
Day 16: Trek to Mendo (4010 m)
Day 17: Trek to Tinje Gaon (4150 m)
Day 18: Trek to Rakpa/ Yak Kharka (4530 m)
Day 19: Trek to Chharka Bhot (4120 m) via Chharka La pass (5050m).
Day 20: Trek to Norbulung (4750 m)
Day 21: Trek to Sangda Phedi (4820 m) via Niwar Pass (5130m) and Sangda La pass (5300 m).
Day 22: Trek to Sangta (3700m)
Day 23: Trek to Falak (3200 m) or Drive to Jomsom
Day 24: Trek to Jomsom (2710 m)
Day 25: Flight to Pokhara and Free Day
Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing) with bed and breakfast.
  • One-night hotel in Nepalgunj, with bed and breakfast.
  • Experienced guide, porters, and necessary staff with salary, food, and Insurance.
  • Tented accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek.
  • Upper Dolpo Trek special permit.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park entry Permit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide for all world heritage sites.
  • Camping gear includes a twin-sharing tent, mattress, toilet tent, and dining/kitchen tent.
  • Both-way flights are from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo) and Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Both way flights for Guide and Cook.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt and Cap
  • Upper Dolpo Trek Map for a group.
  • Upper Dolpo trek achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner with culture program

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and staff. (Tips are expected)
  • Delay due to weather.
  • Your travel insurance. (Necessary)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.

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