About Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo trek you reach the mystical land where you find the century’s old Bon Po religion and Buddhist tradition which is mingled with the Shamanistic influences is an important part of life. This region is firmly tied to Tibet in terms of culture and economy. Upper Dolpo Trek is the challenging trek which takes you to the remote undeveloped region of Karnali which is located in the Northern-Western part of Nepal. Upper Dolpo trek was opened for the trekking purpose in 1992 for organized group trekking and trekkers requires the special permit from the government of Nepal. Shey Phoksundo National Park, the biggest national park of Nepal, is the central point of this trekking area. There you can explore various types of flora and fauna, wild animals and birds as well as the medicinal herbs including Yarsagmba. Along with the natural scenery, you can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas like Mt. Sisne, API, Kanjirowa, Saipal, Dhaulagiri range etc.
The challenging Trek to Upper Dolpo begins from the Juphal after the flight from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. In this trek, you experience the pristine culture of the rustic life, wilderness of nature. To complete this trek, trekkers require strong physical fitness as well as they must be mentally prepared. In this trek you traverse through the dense forest subtropical forest in the low land to desert-like land in the upper area, Shey Phoksundo National Park, River valleys, forest of rhododendron, numerous villages, Monasteries etc. in Shey Phoksundo National park you can see different rare wild animals like spotted leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan wolf, the Himalayan black deer etc. during the upper Dolpo trek you visit Charka Vote and Tarap Gaun which are the villages located in the highest altitude all around the world. The best season to go for upper Dolpo Trek is autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have a clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.