Inner Dolpo Trek – 27 days

Inner Dolpo Trek – 27 days

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  • Shey Phoksundo Lake: The trek features a visit to Shey Phoksundo Lake, a pristine alpine lake surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Its crystal-clear blue waters against the backdrop of rugged mountains create a breathtaking sight.
  • Remote Wilderness: The Inner Dolpo region is one of the most remote and least developed areas in Nepal. Trekking through this wilderness offers a true sense of isolation and the chance to experience untouched nature.
  • Ancient Tibetan Culture: The region is home to the Tibetan-speaking Dolpa people, who have preserved their unique culture and traditions for centuries. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their way of life and interact with the locals.
  • Shey Gompa: The ancient Shey Gompa, also known as Crystal Monastery, is a major religious site in the region. It’s an important pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and offers insights into the local spiritual practices.
  • Kang La Pass: Crossing the Kang La Pass is a highlight of the trek. At an altitude of around 5,360 meters (17,585 feet), the pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, rewarding your efforts with breathtaking scenery.
  • Trans-Himalayan Landscape: The trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, including arid desert-like expanses, lush forests, deep valleys, and snow-covered peaks. The changing scenery is captivating.
  • Rare Wildlife: The Inner Dolpo region is known for its diverse wildlife. You might encounter rare species like the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, and various bird species.
  • Remote Villages: The trek passes through remote villages that have maintained their traditional way of life. Interacting with the locals provides a unique insight into their culture, customs, and daily activities.
  • Limited Tourist Footprint: Due to its remote nature and the requirement for special permits, the Inner Dolpo trek sees fewer trekkers. This allows for a more intimate and peaceful experience.
  • Restricted Area Permit: As with other parts of Dolpo, the Inner Dolpo region requires a restricted area permit for trekking. This adds to the exclusivity and adventure of the journey.
  • Challenging Trekking: The Inner Dolpo trek involves challenging terrain, high altitudes, and unpredictable weather conditions. Adequate physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial for a safe and successful trek.
  • Camping Experience: Accommodation options are limited, so camping is a common practice. This gives you the chance to truly connect with the wilderness and experience the solitude of the region.

The Inner Dolpo Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek located in the remote and rugged Dolpo region of Nepal. The trek is renowned for its breathtaking mountain vistas, stunning lakes, and unique Tibetan culture. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are seeking a truly off-the-beaten-path adventure in Nepal.

The trek begins in the town of Juphal, which is located about 400 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. From Juphal, the trail climbs up to the Shey Phoksundo National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, ibex, and Himalayan tahr. The trail also passes through Sherpa villages, as well as the Phoksundo Lake, the largest lake in Dolpo.

The highest point on the trek is the Khongma La Pass (5,535 meters), which is situated at the head of the Phoksundo Valley. The Khongma La Pass is a challenging pass to cross, but the views from the top are truly stunning.

From the Khongma La Pass, the trail descends to the Dolpo region, which is a remote and rugged region of Nepal. The Dolpo region is home to a number of ancient monasteries and villages, as well as the Shey Gompa, a large Buddhist monastery that is the spiritual heart of Dolpo.

The Inner Dolpo Trek is a challenging but rewarding trek that offers stunning scenery, a unique cultural experience, and a sense of adventure. It is a great option for experienced trekkers who are looking for a truly off-the-beaten-path adventure in Nepal.

Here are some tips for planning your Inner Dolpo Trek:

The best time to trek in Inner Dolpo is during the autumn (September-November) or spring (March-May).

Be sure to acclimatize properly to the altitude, especially if you are trekking to Khongma La Pass.

Pack warm clothes, as the temperatures can drop significantly at night.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks, as there are limited shops and restaurants along the trail.

Hire a guide and porters if you are not experienced in trekking in Nepal.

Be respectful of the local cultures and customs.

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    Why Trek to Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo with Nepal Jang Treks?

    When trekking into extremely remote regions, it is important to have trek with an experienced company. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks has been running trekking and climbing expeditions in Dolpo for over 10 years. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks reaches for the highest standard of ethical business practices.

    The Best Time of Year for the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:

    The best seasons for trekking in Upper Dolpo are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). A summer trek is also possible however, the flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal may be affected by monsoon weather.

    Temperatures on the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:

    The temperatures at night will drop to around 5C, and during the day will climb to around 25C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15C to 20C. You should be prepared with proper protection from the sun as well as layers of clothing that can be added or taken off easily.

    Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking is a Tea House and Camping Trek:

    Accommodation is included in the cost of your package and Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

    Tented camping in Upper Dolpo is sure to be a great outdoors holiday. Our cook will assure you will enjoy delicious and hygienic food during the trek to keep you healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu. Three generous meals a day, tea/coffee, hot Tang and high energy snacks are included in the package.

    1. Nepal Jang Treks logistics are well organized and of excellent quality. Besides your two person sleeping tents*, we provide dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs and even toilet AND shower tents! (*Some companies claim 3-person tents, but the tents are all fixed size 2 person tents. If you wish to have your own tent, you can pay for a single supplement, an additional USD500$) In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Thamel Park  or Hotel Hotel Kathmandu before and after heading into the remote regions.

    Sherpa Support Staff:

    1. Nepal Jang  Treks has a capable support staff with ample experience in organizing camping trips. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

    Each staff member at Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)

    Drinking Water on the Sher Gompa and Inner Dolpo Trekking:

    You will be provided with boiled water during the trek. While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. As additional precaution, we suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets to add to the water.


    The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


    When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

    • We either take Gamow OR oxygen in case of
    • Satellite phone (personal calls charged USD $3/minute)
    • First Aid Kit

    Environmental Responsibility:

    Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.


    It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. Please read Altitude Advice.

    Travel Insurance:

    It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

    Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, make sure your policy specifically covers alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

    Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels P. Ltd.

    Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.

    With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

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