Upper Dolpo trekking, a trek best described as a thrilling adventurous pilgrimage to the unexplored divine of Upper Dolpa, at the foot of the mighty virgin Himalayas.
Residing proudly in the far western parts of Nepal, Upper Dolpo is one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the world. It was open to explorers and wanderers after 1989. Majorly being inhabited by Tibetans, a grandiose of ethnic Tibetan culture and traditions are affluent. The Upper Dolpo trekking commences at the north-west region which lies behind the mesmerizing Dhaulagiri Massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The abundance of recherché species such as the musk deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare snow leopard, it is an eco-friendly trek as well.
Cast as the prime location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya (also known as Caravan), it is one the remotest and least exposed regions of Nepal. This rare haven opens you up to several concealed parts of Nepal. Since it was masked and hidden away from foreigners, it achieved the name “The Forbidden Himalayan Kingdom”. Even yet, it is only possible to enter Upper Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.
Upper Dolpo has been mentioned in several amazing books. One such example is “Himalayan Pilgrimage” by David Snelgrove. More recently by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and in “Stones of Silence” by George Schaller. Juphal (2290m) is from where Upper Dolpo Trekking gets underway. Passing by several gigantic Himalayan ranges, the Numa La pass (5200m), the Upper Dolpo trek takes us to the Phoksundo Lake at Ringmo village inside the Shey Phoksundo national park. A day of luxuriating at Ringmo village, we continue on the trails which cross different passes to Jomsom, where our trek ends.