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Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek – Juphal to Juphal Culinary Tour

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
Private Tour Min 2 people

Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Juphal to Juphal, Upper Dolpo circuit trek

The ethereal region of Dolpo in Western Nepal is a place that remains detached from the outside world due to its rugged terrain and high passes. As a result, only a fortunate few trekkers will have the opportunity to visit this remote and rare destination. Our expert trek leaders are committed to introducing you to this extraordinary world where the old Bon and Buddhist traditions thrive.

Following ancient trails, we will venture into the high-altitude villages that have preserved their ancestors’ customs and way of life. These villages, inhabited by barley farmers and semi-nomadic yak herders, offer a glimpse into a vanishing way of life. The locals still wear traditional handspun wool robes and boots, embracing their cultural heritage. However, it is essential to note that these villages are undergoing rapid change with increased access to cities, and witnessing this transition is an experience.

Dolpo is where the Bon religion predates Buddhism, and many villages still practice this ancient faith. It is a fascinating aspect of the region’s cultural tapestry, and exploring the monasteries that have stood for centuries provides a deeper understanding of the spiritual traditions intertwined with daily life.

Undertaking this challenging and rugged trek into Dolpo offers abundant rewards. The unparalleled beauty of Phoksundo Lake, with its tranquil turquoise waters, is a sight that will stay with you forever. Moreover, crossing several high passes above 5,000 meters and camping at altitudes above 4,000 meters for multiple nights allows you to immerse yourself in this remote region’s raw and untouched landscapes.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, our trek is meticulously designed to allow ample time for acclimatization. Dolpo is so secluded that encountering only a handful of other trekking groups, if any, is a distinct possibility. It is an exceptional experience to relish this hidden trek’s solitude and pristine nature—one of the few remaining in the world.

However, it is essential to note that the Government of Nepal has plans to connect all district headquarters with roads, which will inevitably alter the accessibility and remoteness of Dolpo. Therefore, embarking on this adventure sooner rather than later allows you to witness and appreciate Dolpo’s untouched beauty before these changes occur.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable trek into Dolpo’s rare and remote paradise, where ancient traditions, stunning landscapes, and cultural heritage converge in breathtaking harmony.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete gastronome adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitudes for our gourmet trekking adventures.

    Detailed Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • 4-night hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1-night hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast.
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal and return airfare.
  • All airport transfers
  • 17-night camping trek (fully catered)
  • All permits for the trek
  • All camping gear and kitchen utensils
  • One expert trek leader or Hire Raj along with a local assistant
  •  Trekking Chef
  • All meals (the best and healthiest food in the whole of the Himalayas)
  • Pack animals to carry all gear and food on the trek
  • One satellite phone in case of emergency
  • Insurance for crew and pack animals

Cost Excludes:

  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.