Trekking in the remote region leads through scenic, hidden valleys and ancient shrines like Shey Gompa. Upper Dolpo Trek route is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. Trekking in Nepal’s far-western Upper Dolpo region takes you into one of the most remote areas of Nepal. Remote landscape of western Nepal with a picturesque Shey Phoksundo Lake come across the way.
Dolpo trek is open for foreign visitors for the purpose of trekking in 1989. Dolpo region is located in a remote and isolated corner in the far. Shey Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake, which is located at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters/11,849 ft. in the Dolpa District. This lake is in the periphery of Shey Phoksundo National Park. Shey Phoksundo Lake is spread over the area of 494 hector/1.91 sq mi with the water volume is 409,000,000 m3 and discharge of 3.715m3/s. The maximum depth of Shey Phoksundo is 145 meters/476 ft.
Dolpo region with fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Dolpo Trek is famous for its natural beauty, cultural aspects, monasteries, wildlife and their villages. The major attraction or highlights of Dolpa Trekking are as follows: 1. Dho-Tarap valley implicates two settlements one is Dho and another is Tarap.
Best Time to Trek
Like much of Nepal, the best time to visit Upper Dolpo is the spring (April to May) and the fall (Mid Auguest to October) when temperatures are pleasant, skies are the clearest, and there is minimal chance of snow at high altitudes. Late/early snow can affect this trek in April and November, making some passes impossible to cross.
- It traces the sixth stage trails of the GHT Trek
- You can catch a view of diverse flora and fauna in the Shey Phoksundo National Park
- Challenges crossing high passes including Jungben La Pass 5550m
- Cultural and religious importance of Buddhism & Bon-Po religions
- Bon culture at Ringmo, the village just above Phoksundo Lake
- Nomads of the ancient trading town, Dho