Upper Dolpo via Talphi Trek

Upper Dolpo via Talphi Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type





5,010 m



Group Size


Best Season

Spring and Autumn

The Upper Dolpo via Talphi trek takes you on a magical journey to one of the unique places on earth, Upper Dolpo. Upper Dolpo falls on the rain shadow area in the lap of the Himalayas and here lies the most unique biodiversity on earth. Shey-Phoksundo National Park based in Dolpo region, is home to such rare animals like the Blue Sheep, Himalayan Griffon, the Musk Deer and the elusive Snow Leopard.

To the north of Dolpo rises the massive Dhaulagiri (8167m), seventh highest mountain in the world and beyond that lies the Tibet. The views of Kanjiroba peak and Dhauligiri Himalayan range are particularly impressive.

The trek traverses the ancient trade route of the Himalayan people where one can also observe Bonpo religion, one of the earliest forms of Tibetan Buddhism. The culture and lifestyles of Bhotiya and Sherpa people will travel you centuries back.

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Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes 40 minutes.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla takes 35 minutes. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Jumla to Utthu (2700m) takes 6 hours. You take on an ascending path to reach Utthu. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Utthu to Talphi (3000m) takes 7 hours. The trail takes on an ascending route. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Talphi to Naphu (3080m) takes 6 hours. You pass through grassland and pine forest. Stay overnight at camp


Trek from Naphu to Chaurikot (2800m) takes 7 hours. The trail crosses over the Mauri Lagna pass. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Chaurikot to Toysem (3200m) takes 7 hours. The trail follows an ascending route passing through Sherpa villages. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Toysem to Kagmara Base Camp (4820m) takes 7 hours. You take a steep ascending route to reach the Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Kagmara Base Camp to Lasa (4300m) takes 7 hours. You cross over the Kagmara pass which is the highest pass of this route. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Lasa to Phoksunda Lake (3600m) takes 7 hours. Today the path is ascending and descending. Stay overnight at camp.


Rest at Phoksunda Lake to (3600m). Today you explore the Rhingmu village and monastery. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Phoksunda Lake to Sepka (2600m) takes 6 and half hours. You descend all the way to reach Sepka. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Sepka to Dunai (2600m) takes 6 hours. Stay overnight at camp.


Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2400m) takes 4 hours. Stay overnight at camp.

Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu takes 40 minutes.

What Is Included ?

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide 
  • Camping crews (Cook, Sherpa, kitchen helper)
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation: Partly in teahouses and most of the nights camping 
  • Required equipments: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, cooking utensil and trekking poles
  • Cooking fuel 
  • Camping charges 
  • Cargo charge
  • Special trekking permits for Dolpo region
  • Entry permits for She-Phuksundo National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Jumla and Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu 
  • Insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary) 

Upper Dolpo via Talphi Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:
First Aid Kit 

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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