Upper Dolpo Trek

A mystical land where centuries-old Buddhist and Bonpo traditions are still alive

Duration Duration 26 Days
Meals Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 3-times meals during the trek
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4-nights hotel
  • 21-nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Monastery Observation
Price Reduced US$ 5900 Price Starts From US$ 4900 Book Now
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5200 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Upper Dolpo Trek

Off the Beaten Path, unexplored trails and discoveries attract any trekker to the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal! It is located behind the Dhaulagiri Range and connected to the Tibetan Plateau. The Upper Dolpo trek is filled with adventure, rocky highlands, and spectacular views of the Nepali and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Lakes, mountains, traditional villages, and ancient monasteries fill this trek with experience. From the Phoksudo Lake to the Shey Gompa, the trail is extraordinary. Views of Nepal’s mid-western plateaus and valleys make the Upper Dolpo Trek, also known as Nepal’s mystical alternative trekking route!

Upper Dolpo Trek Highlights

  • Adventurous camping trek to the remote Himalayan region of Nepal
  • Superb view of Crystal Mountain and many more
  • Visit ancient monasteries of the Dolpo district.
  • Explore remote areas of the western region.
  • Observe the Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture.
  • Discover the wild west of Nepal Himalaya.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Crossing Kang La (5350m) and Jyagla pass.
  • Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake (the Deepest Lake in Nepal)

The region of the Upper Dolpo Trekking is highly filled with Tibetan influences. Many of the villages still practice the ancient Bon traditions. These villages are full of old traditions and culture. Our Peregrine guide will help you understand the locality of the region.

Many honey hunters are famous for their pure honey venture into the Dolpo region. We might encounter these daredevils who live by gathering “Himalayan gold” from the highlands. In another part of the Upper Dolpa Trek, we head to Phoksudo Lake. It is also known as the deepest lake in Nepal. Following the Phoksudo River, which fills its surroundings with life, gives you an excellent natural trail through valleys, streams, and highlands.

The Journey of the Upper Dolpo Trek

A scenic flight toward Nepalgunj and Juphal starts in Kathmandu, like any other Nepal adventure. From here, the Upper Dolpo Trek officially begins. The trails are off the path as we head for the first three days toward Phoksundo Lake. After enjoying the scenery of Phoksudo, we head further towards the main settlements in the area in the Do Tarap Valley.

Along the way, we passed and stayed in different cultural villages. Here, we can see the people in their daily lives, following old traditions. The Upper Dolpo Trek has magnificent valleys, culture, and mountain views. Also, heading through green forests and jungles near Tarakot lets you encounter various wildlife in their unique habitats.

Staying in old villages, campsites, and guesthouses makes the Upper Dolpo Trekking an adventure. The Peregrine Treks & Expedition team is always available for any route or region information. To get the whole experience, we ensure that the Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal will give you everlasting memories!

Upper Dolpo Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
    • Hotel breakfast and checkout
    • Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel by our
    • representative
    • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
    • A special welcome dinner will be organized in a traditional
    • Nepali restaurant
    • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
    • Hotel breakfast
    • Meeting the Peregrine Treks & Expedition office for your
    • trek preparation
    • Sightseeing around Kathmandu:
    • Swayambunath Monkey Temple
    • Bouddhanath Buddhist Stupa
    • The Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath
    • The Royal Durbar Square of Kathmandu
    • The rest of the day is free for souvenir shopping or leisure
    • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour flight
    • Hotel breakfast and checkout
    • Our driver will transfer you to the domestic airport
    • Catch an hour’s flight to Nepalgunj, located in the southern part of Nepal
    • region of Nepal
    • Sightseeing in Nepalgunj
    • Overnight stay at Nepalgunj

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: From Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) flight and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 m
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Take the morning flight to Jhupal
    • From Jhupal, we start the trek officially
    • Hiking through the terraced fields toward the narrow
    • gorge of the Bheri River
    • Continuing, we soon reach Dunai
    • Explore around Dunai
    • Overnight stay in Dunai

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: from our flight we can see fantastic mountain views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri! Did you know that Dunai town is the administrative headquarter of the whole Dolpo region!
  • Day 05: From Dunai to Ankhe trek (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • After leaving Dunai behind, we cross a suspension bridge and head west, passing a hospital.
    • Ascending upwards through the treeless Tulo Bheri valley, we reach the fertile Phoksundo River valley.
    • Passing by impressive walnut groves and the Dhera and Rahagaun villages
    • The trail descends now and leads us through dense jungles until reaching Ankhe
    • Overnight stay in Ankhe

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: today we get to see the mighty Kagmara peak!
  • Day 06: From Ankhe to Sulighat 5-6 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Starting with an ascending and descending trail, we follow the riverbank
    • A steep climb brings us above the river and into more grassy terrain
    • From here, we head downwards back into the tree line. We reach a cliff
    • Here we take a drop-down and traverse a stone staircase to the riverbank
    • A final trek brings us to Sunlight
    • Overnight stay in Sunlight

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: while climbing up above the river, we can cool down in the various fresh streams. While heading down the stone staircase, we should take our time as it can be a bit wobbly!
  • Day 07: From Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft.) 4-5 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Following the valley floor, we reach the confluence of the
    • Pungmo and Phokundo Rivers
    • Crossing the bridge, we take the path leading to the western bank of the Pungo River.
    • Heading through a beautiful cedar forest, we reach Palam village
    • Descending from the Palam ridge, we head through birch forests to arrive at the upper reaches of the Phoksundo
    • Lake and Ringmo village
    • A short walk from Ringmo brings us to the shores of the
    • Phoksundo Lake
    • Overnight stay at Phoksundo

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: From the ridge of Palam village we get to see amazing views of one of the largest waterfalls in Nepal and the Phoksundo Lake, make sure to have your cameras ready after reaching Palam village! Ringmo has beautiful Chortens and Mani walls, but we get to explore them the next day.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day in Phoksundo Lake
    • Breakfast
    • Today we enjoy Phoksundo Lake and explore Ringmo village
    • Before noon we hike up to Ringmo and explore around town and its unique Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
    • After taking our lunch, we get to relax at the lake or roam around and find that perfect photo spot
    • Overnight stay at Phoksundo

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Ringmo villages have their traditions and culture, the people here where traditional attires. Homespun clothing, sometimes dyed maroon and Tibetan style footwear called samba or dacha. Religious jewellery is prevalent and made of coral, amber, and turquoise.
  • Day 09: From Phoksundo to Khola: 4-5 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • We follow the western bank of the Phoksundo Lake around its rocky edge
    • Carefully traverse the slippery trail of wet rocks and trees
    • Once reaching the far west side of the lake, the path opens up into the flooded plains of the Phoksundo river
    • The road becomes difficult as the marshlands slow us down, and we need to watch our every step
    • At the edge of the march, we reach the bank of the
    • Phoksundo River
    • Overnight camp at the Phoksundo River

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: From Phoksund Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • We hike for about an hour along a level path into the glacial valley leading up north.
    • After reaching the confluence of a mountain stream and the Phoksundo Khola, we cross an old wooden bridge.
    • Following the northeastern route, we got along and steeply climbed up to a steep meadow until reaching a steep ravine.
    • A final climb brings us to the open valley with amazing views of the Kang-La Pass.
    • Overnight camp at Bhanjyang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Peter Matthiessen christened this campsite as the “Snowfields Camp.” It’s essential to have a good night's sleep as we face the Kang-La Pass of 5,360m tomorrow.
  • Day 11: From Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft)
    • Early breakfast and departure
    • We start today’s trek by ascending a steep trail full of black slate rocks
    • At one point, we start to climb upwards to the top of the Kang-La
    • We take a well-deserved break and take some pictures
    • From here, the path goes steeply downwards into the valley floor
    • The views become more open as we follow the river and multiple times cross it
    • After a final crossing over a log bridge, we reach the Shey Gompa
    • Overnight stay in Shey Gompa
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Note: Along the river, we get to see a lot of hill caves looking over the river. Today we have chances to witness the Yaks, mountain goats and sheep peacefully grazing in the fields.
  • Day 12: Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa
    • Breakfast
    • Explore the Buddhist village of Shey
    • We will use this day to get used to the high altitude and hike around the village
    • Some sightseeing points at Shey Village:
    • Shey Gompa
    • Crystal Mountain
    • The culture of the Bon Po teachings
    • Overnight stay at Shey Gompa

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Did you know that the Shey Gompa was built in 1655! A giant golden copper statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha marks the entrance of this ancient monastery.
  • Day 13: From Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang-La (5,200m)
    • Breakfast and departure
    • An easy-going trail leads us through Juniper trees and descends into a stone canyon.
    • From here, we ascend slowly, zigzagging our way up to the top of the Saldang-La Pass.
    • We take a break and enjoy the views from the top of the Pass
    • After a short rest, we descend a long path leading north and passing by nomadic tents made of yak hair and their grazing sheep and yaks
    • We finally reach Namduna Gaun

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Did you know that Gaun is Nepali for Village? Namduna Gaun has a red stone monastery built against the cliff, an exciting site to explore.
  • Day 14: From Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • A short climb brings us up a sloop and into a barren mountain area
    • A challenging climb of about 3 to 4 hours brings you above Saldang village, which is located just above the Namga Khola
    • Overnight stay in Saldang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Saldang village is the largest village in the inner Dolpo area, with a village area of 2 km and about six hundred villagers residing, Saldang is worth exploring and visiting the marketplace.
  • Day 15: From Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • We follow the Nagaon Khola (River) up north through open terrain.
    • The path is mainly gradual, with some ascends and descends
    • Passing the Marang and Ki villages, we reach a crossing of a side stream from the Panzang River
    • Following the River to the east, we come to a final crossing and reach the Yangtze Gompa
    • Overnight stay at the Yangtze Gompa

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: The Yangtze Gompa houses an ancient Bon-Po Buddhist Monastery, worth a visit!
  • Day 16: From Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • We take the trail back to Saldang to save some time
    • After Saldang, we follow the River until reaching Namdo village
    • After a short break at Namdo and we continue along the river to our campsite near the Sibu settlement
    • Overnight camp at Sibu

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: From Saldang to Namdo, we get to see ancient Chortens, spiritual Mani Stones, and an old Chaiba Monastery. At the edge of Namdo, we also can visit the Namdo Village Monastery shortly.
  • Day 17: From Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hrs. trek
    • Breakfast and departure
    • We start by following the Nam Khong Khola (River)
    • After a while, we turn east until reaching a joining of two streams
    • From here, we begin to ascend steeply to a grazing area just below the Jeng-La Pass
    • Overnight camp at Jeng-La Phedi

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft)
    • Early breakfast and departure
    • We start by heading up the Jeng-La Pass
    • Ascending for about two hours, we reach the top of the
    • Pass and enjoy the views
    • From here, we descend on rough going trails into the Tarap Valley
    • We head on until reaching Tokyu
    • Overnight camp near Tokyu village

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: From the top of the Pass we get to see incredible panoramas of the entire Dhaulagiri massif.
  • Day 19: From Tokyu to Dho Tarap (4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Today is a short trek, and we head downhill through a plain valley
    • Following the river, we get to see some marshlands and lush green grass trails
    • Arrival in Dho Tarap
    • Overnight stay in Dho Tarap

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 20: From Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Today we descend in the valley until the trail leads into a narrow gorge
    • From here, we hike through juniper trees and rose bushes
    • After a good half-day of trekking, we will reach the confluence of the Lang and Tarap Chu Rivers
    • Here we can find a beautiful meadow to make up our camp
    • Overnight camp at Tarap Khola, also known as Kamakharka

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: On this day it’s common to see herds of blue sheep! Did you know that the Lang Khola and the Tarap Chu join into the big Tarap River further up east?
  • Day 21: From Tarap Khola to Khanigaon (3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Hiking along the gorge of the Tarap river, this day is promising to be full of adventure.
    • We continue the whole day following the canyon, crossing it, and entering it.
    • After a good day of trekking, we reach our campsite
    • Overnight camp near Khanigaon

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: The gorge trek today is so spectacular, as it narrows down we can jump across it, sometimes even the path disappears, and we need to improvise a way using slate rocks and broken tree logs!
  • Day 22: From Khanigaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Our trek starts by following the trail that brings us to Lalberi village
    • From here, we head through lush forests and descend a gorge
    • A river will guide our path to Tarakot village
    • We make our camp about 150 meters down Tarakot near the Tarap Chu River
    • Overnight camp at Tarakot

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: After reaching Tarakot we can visit the Sandul Gompa about 8 km east of the village.
  • Day 23: From Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • A trail behind the Bheri River brings us to a crossing after passing Lawan village.
    • We continue ascending slowly along the Bheri River until reaching Byas Gadi.
    • Following an easy-going path westwards until we can cross the river at Lochakhola Gaon
    • A final ascend brings us to Dunai
    • Overnight stay at Dunai village

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 24: Form Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hrs.
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Today is our last day of trekking, and we are enjoying the scenery for the last time.
    • The trail passes by the Dhupichaur and Rugged villages and an old temple
    • Heading further, we hike through the Motipur and
    • Karaganda villages and finally reach the Jhuphal airstrip
    • Overnight stay in Jhuphal

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: We take an early flight in the morning so better to take an early sleep. Please consult with your trek leader for the exact flight times.
  • Day 25: Jhuphal to Nepalgunj flight then to Kathmandu flight
    • Early breakfast and departure
    • From Jhuphal, we take a short flight back to Nepalgunj and transfer on another flight back to Kathmandu.
    • Our representative will be there at the airport in
    • Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel
    • In the evening, Peregrine Treks and Expedition team will organize a dinner
    • Overnight stay at Kathmandu city

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 26: Transfer to airport for your departure
    • Hotel breakfast and checkout
    • Transfer to the International airport 3 hours before your departing time

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Nepaljung
  • Room in the best available lodge/Camping and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in private vehicles as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Juphal – Nepaljung – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • Kathmandu valley guided city tour in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
  • Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bags, t-shirts, achievement certificates, and trekking maps are accessible services from the company.
  • Upper Dolpo Trek Special Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary regular medicine
  • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

  • Nepal visa fee and international airfares
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the Upper Dolpo Trek because of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


Peregrine Treks is committed to offering the most suitable accommodations for our clients. In urban centers such as Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, our team has arranged three-star hotels that provide comfortable, twin-sharing rooms of optimal quality and cost-effectiveness. We strive to ensure that our customers get the most out of their money, considering cleanliness, safety, and customer satisfaction. However, we offer flexible options that range from the budget-conscious to more luxurious alternatives with an added fee.

You will find only basic lodges and teahouses when you enter remote villages and terrain during your trek. Nevertheless, we ensure that the accommodation is safe and comfortable. The teahouse will also be an option for you to stay in.

As for meals, when staying in a city, breakfast is typically included with the accommodation cost. Any other meals are at your own cost. Various cuisines are available so that you can choose from various options.

As your trek progresses to remote regions, there isn’t as much of a choice for meals, but you can rest assured that the food will be both well-prepared and safe to eat. During your trek, you’re provided with three complimentary meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We also offer Welcome and Farewell Dinners to make your tour more enjoyable.

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Trek difficulty

    Upper Dolpo is undoubtedly among the world’s most challenging yet thrilling treks. On the Upper Dolpo Trekking journey, we will encounter several passes at an altitude of 5000 meters, such as Kang La Pass and Sangda La Pass. It is a high-altitude trek that combines uphill and downhill hiking, usually between 9 and 14 kilometers per day and taking roughly 6 to 8 hours. Therefore, for those looking to experience the adventure of Upper Dolpo, it is recommended to have prior experience trekking at 5000 meters and be in excellent physical condition. To ensure maximum preparation, beginners should perform pre-trek training activities such as walking for 5 to 6 hours daily. First, gain hiking experience at elevations between 4400 and 5000 meters.

    Best time for the trek

    The trek to Upper Dolpo is accessible all year round; however, the most popular seasons for trekking are spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September to early December). These seasons provide excellent conditions to experience the region’s beauty, with clear skies, open passes, and pleasant temperatures. The visibility is also improved during these times, allowing trekkers to enjoy the magnificent views fully. The success rate on the trek is high, as trekkers can complete the journey quickly.

    Trekking in the Upper Dolpo district is also possible in the summer and monsoon seasons. In contrast to other trekking areas in Nepal, the Upper Dolpo district is situated in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. This means there is very little rain, even during the rainy season from June to August. Additionally, temperatures are relatively low in the summer due to their high altitude.

    In winter, the months from late December to February can present a unique challenge for trekkers, as passes above 5000 m may be covered in snow, and temperatures can drop below freezing. However, this trek can still be undertaken during this period for the intrepid adventurous.

    Trek Safety Tips

    Undertaking the Upper Dolpo Trek is a challenge not to be taken lightly. To ensure a rewarding experience, prospective hikers must rigorously prepare their bodies and minds. Training should focus on strengthening cardiovascular health, increasing trekking stamina, building strength, and familiarizing oneself with mountain altitude. You should also understand the terrain, specifically the ascents and descents, and devise a personalized training plan that gradually increases in intensity. Determining to overcome your fears and complete the trek will be crucial to success.

    One Typical Day

    Every day of the Upper Dolpo trek is a new adventure! With the sun just beginning to peek through the early morning mist, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast while taking in the beautiful landscape surrounding you. Depending on your plan, you’ll prepare your body and mind for 6 to 8 hours of trekking. With 3 to 4 hours of hiking before a midday refuel and another 3-4 hours following lunch. You will have plenty of time to admire the nature that surrounds you.

    After a much-needed break, you will continue your hike through the day until it is time to settle in the local teahouse for the evening. Enjoying the simple pleasures of a night under the stars, your food is freshly cooked with ingredients found nearby. You may even have a chance to explore the nearby area, escaping the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life. After a good night’s sleep, rest assured that the next morning’s journey will be filled with more beauty and exploration of nature’s best-kept secrets.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our company strives to provide our clients with the most satisfying experience possible. If you wish to customize this trip itinerary, you are welcome. We are flexible and will do our best to accommodate your requests.

    In the unlikely event of an emergency, such as altitude sickness or an accident, you will be taken to the nearest hospital. Or evacuated via helicopter and transported to a hospital quickly. Please be mindful that you are responsible for all associated costs, so ensure that your travel insurance covers medical and emergency evacuation expenses.

    Besides, our expert guides always carry comprehensive first aid kits to assist when needed. These kits are stocked with various items to ensure that you can receive appropriate treatment for any minor injuries sustained during your trip. The first aid box contains:

    • Essential items such as ankle bandages for sprains,
    • A variety of bandages and plasters for cuts and scrapes,
    • Water purification tablets in case of unsafe drinking water,
    • An antiseptic ointment to prevent infection of cuts,
    • Aspirin and paracetamol for pain relief,
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotics such as norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin to treat bacterial infections,
    • Anti-diarrhoea medication for minor intestinal issues,
    • Diamox to treat altitude sickness,
    • A set of sterile syringes
    • Cleaning gel

    NB: We also advise carrying your first aid kit for minor injuries, aches, pains, blisters, etc.

    Most tea houses are equipped with electricity, allowing visitors to charge their devices at an additional cost of $2 to $3. However, access to electricity may not be available at a higher elevation. Don’t worry; we will carry portable solar panels with us.

    It is essential to have proper equipment when embarking on this trek, including sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof outer layer, multiple layers of clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, shocks, etc., to adjust to fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, you will be accompanied by a guide throughout your journey, so you won’t need to bring any additional specialist equipment. Depending in the season you are traveling in, a more detailed packing list will be provided.

    If you find that your lodging does not meet your requirements, you may discuss with your guide the possibility of changing to alternative accommodation located nearby and of suitable quality and if they have a vacancy.

    It is up to you to decide the amount of tips and gratuities to offer; this is based on your budget and the level of satisfaction with the service provided. Generally, 10% of the total tour cost is the suggested amount.

    Our company is officially recognized by the government and holds a valid license.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 7 Reviews

    Jonas Müller
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing Trip

    Our group had an incredible experience trekking through Upper Dolpa in Nepal. We were so thankful for the company of our guide, the team that accompanied us, and Peregrine Treks for providing amazing service and taking great care of us during the entire trip.

    Ulrike Friedmann
    Detmold Oberschönhagen, Germany
    5 Star Rating


    Highly recommended

    Choosing to partner with Peregrine Treks for the Upper Dolpo Trek was certainly a wise decision. The team was incredibly attentive and made sure we had everything we needed to stay safe and comfortable throughout the journey. I’m so glad I chose them, and I highly recommend them to anyone else who may be looking to embark on a similar adventure.

    Ute Hofmann
    Riesa, Germany
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing Upper Mustang

    I just wanna give a big shout-out to The Peregrine Treks crew for an awesome, amazing, and remarkable trip! I had an epic time and couldn’t be happier. The Peregrine team was the real deal. I’m definitely booking another holiday with them soon!

    Tyler Howell
    5 Star Rating


    Stunning Trek

    I just finished an awesome trek in Upper Dolpo with Peregrine Treks. They made everything so easy – from the paperwork in Kathmandu to hooking us up with all our supplies. Dolpo was totally stunning. I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it. The trek was tough at points but oh so worth it. The villages were so welcoming, and the people were so nice. Everywhere we stayed, it was like we were part of a different culture. And the food! Delish. And the beds were comfy too.

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    HIghly Recommended

    I’m so glad I partnered with Peregrine Treks for the Upper Dolpo Trek – they were awesome! They made sure we were all taken care of – safe and cozy the whole time. Highly recommend ’em if you’re looking to do something similar.

    Gabriel Batt
    5 Star Rating


    Helpful Trekking Staff and operator

    I had an awesome trek with Peregrine Treks – they picked me up at the airport, and throughout the whole experience, everything was great. The hotel in Kathmandu was dope, and the pre-trek meeting was cool to get us set up. But the trek itself was the best – the guide and porters were so friendly and helpful, and I felt totally safe the whole time. Plus, the scenery was to die for!

    Gabriel Thivierge
    5 Star Rating


    Excellent Upper Mustang Trek

    We had an awesome time on our trip with Peregrine Treks! Our guide was super helpful and knowledgeable, and we made some unforgettable memories that we’ll never forget. We’re already planning our next adventure, and we’d definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a great experience. The professionalism and customer service were top-notch – shout out to Peregrine Treks for their commitment to excellence!

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    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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