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Upper Dolpo Traverse Trek – Juphal to Jomsom Wellness culinary Tour

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
Private Tour Min 2 persons

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 Jomsom traverse, Upper Dolpa Wellness trek

Exploring Dolpo’s rich cultural heritage and untouched landscapes is an extraordinary experience. The region’s unique attributes, including its authentic Tibetan culture, historic isolation, and challenging terrain, make it a captivating destination for intrepid travellers like yourself.

Dolpo remained a forbidden land until 1996, contributing to its preservation and unaltered state over the past 1,200 years. The region’s remote location comprises high passes, arid plateaus, and deep canyons, starkly contrasting the fertile valleys further south, near the impressive Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri massifs.

To ensure the trek remains manageable and less strenuous, your itinerary includes shorter days and breaks to rest and rejuvenate. These breaks allow for a gradual acclimatisation to the altitude and mitigate the physical demands of the journey. Camping in the wilderness, away from villages, enables you to embrace the serenity of nature while revelling in the nighttime sky as your five-million-star hotel unveils its magnificent display.

Dolpo is a notable section of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), which winds its way through the natural borders of Dolpo and Mustang. Along this trail, you will witness the remnants of the ancient Bon religion, predating Tantric Buddhism, which has nearly vanished in Tibet but is still preserved in its purest form within Dolpo.

The trek presents an opportunity to spend two nights at the breathtaking Phoksundo Lake, a magnificent journey highlight. From there, you will embark on an adventure across windswept passes, leading you into the awe-inspiring Panzang (Bantshang) valley. During the trek, you will encounter semi-nomadic settlements, interact with friendly nomads, and engage with curious villagers, enriching your understanding of the region’s people and their way of life.

It is important to note that some trek sections may feature rugged or poorly defined trails, and specific campgrounds might have limited campsites available. Adverse weather conditions, snow, trail conditions, or river water levels can necessitate itinerary changes. Rest assured, your experienced trek leader will guide you and inform you of any adjustments required to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Embarking on a trek of this calibre requires an open-minded and flexible mindset. Embrace the challenges and surprises that may arise during the journey, and remember to carry a sense of humour, as it can be a valuable asset in making the most of any situation.

Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime in Dolpo, immersing yourself in its ancient culture, scenic beauty, and the raw wilderness surrounding you.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gastronome 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. To provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatisation to high altitudes. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete culinary 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 acclimatisation to high altitudes for our Wellness gourmet trekking adventures.