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June 17, 2019

Reveling in Wilderness in Upper-Dolpo

Exploring into the Upper Dolpo region may be daring to romance with wild escapades at 4000 meters high from sea level, where wilderness accosts you with its bountiful benedictions of Himalayan ranges, captivating deep lakes.

If your heartthrobs for it then you are right. Upper Dolpo is one of the least developed regions of Nepal in the mid-western region of Karnali, which has motorable trails only in the Lower Dolpo region.

The vast isolated wild region teeming with icy peaks, snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, yaks, mules and galloping horse, green meadows, green pine trees lies in between Tibetan plateau to the north of Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The area was not explored until 1989. Upper Dolpo was exposed to the outside world more after the famous -Oscar-nominated film -The Caravan -was released.

The most coveted trekking trails to Upper Dolpo begins from Juphal as you need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then take another flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal.

It may take around 4 weeks from Juphal to reach Upper Dolpo. During this trip you will be fascinated to peek into spectacular landscape of famous Kang-la, Shey-La, Choi-La Pass above 5000 meters, pristine Monasteries, Rhododendron, Oaks, Shey-Phoksundo Lake, Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Kanjirowa and Crystal Mountain, Nomadic Bon culture of Tibetan Buddhists, Shey Gompa, Yangze Gompa and Bon-Gompa, frolicsome Yaks, horses, sheep and mules.

Peak Seasons

Usually, Summer and Monsoon are considered suitable for this trekking as heavy snowfall in winter may create adverse circumstances for your trekking.

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