This section contains all the free and independent information you will need if you are thinking to trek in the Dolpo region, more specifically in Upper Dolpo. Unfortunately trekkers cannot enter Upper Dolpo alone or apply for the necessary permits by themselves. The permits must be applied for through a local agency. And of course, you must trek with staff from an agency. Needless to say, it would be pretty impossible to carry enough food and equipment to trek Upper Dolpo alone, as there are very very few accommodation options on the trails other than your own tent.
In this section we provide you with information on the permits you require, the altitudes you will encounter; the overall difficulty of the trek such as the weather conditions; advice on preventing altitude sickness; logistics, and how much you should budget for such a trip.
Upper Dolpo is an amazing experience. You can do the Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek or opt for one of several treks which bring you to the most stunning areas of Upper Dolpo combined with other interesting, neighbouring districts of Nepal.
Take some time to look over the information contained here. Dolpo is not for everyone. On the whole trekkers require great fitness and greater stamina, plenty of time and a good budget! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Magical Nepal.