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Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal Overview

Our Upper Dolpo to Jomsom itinerary visits a remote region of Nepal, instead of following the more popular Dolpo Circuit we head further north to an area very close to the Tibet border and then walk out on the challenging trail to Jomsom along The Great Himalaya Trail.

Upper Dolpo has been referred to as the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture with the landscape and Buddhist religion of this region more like Tibet in pre Chinese times than of the rest of Nepal. This region has a vast and rugged landscape inhabited by a hardy, enterprising folk who live in some of the highest villages in the world.

Upper Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan region in West Nepal and during the course of the trek we will visit many Buddhist and Bönpo (shamanistic pre Buddhist) monasteries. Up until 1996 foreigners were not allowed access to this region so the culture has largely been unaffected by tourism. Of particular interest is Shey Gompa, this is revered as one of most important in Upper Dolpo where twice a year pilgrims make a kora (or circuit) of Crystal Mountain known as a younger brother of Mount Kailash in Tibet.

Upper Dolpo was first written about by David Snelgrove in his book titled "Himalayan Pilgrimmage" and more recently by Peter Matthiessen in "The Snow Leopard". This region was used as the location for Eric Valli’s superb film “Himalaya”.

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Reviews of this holiday

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by Henry , 15 Jun 2018
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An incomparable and profound journey into isolation and stunning beauty. A highly challenging trek into Upper Dolpo that ... read more

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by MartinX, 12 Jun 2018
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Upper Dolpo to Jomsom trek in a seldom visited part of Nepal close to the China/Tibet border. A 25 day trek camping near ... read more

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by Paul C, 26 Jun 2017
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Recently completed a 4 week trek with The Mountain Company in the Upper Dolpo region of Nepal, it was challenging but immensely ... read more

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by Pod51, 9 Jun 2017
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This was an amazing trek in the remote region of Upper Dolpo, trekking through an area strongly influenced with Tibetan culture... read more

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by CB, 8 Jun 2017
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Fabulous trek through remote region of north-west Nepal. read more

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Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by Henry , 15 Jun 2018
Traveller rating:

An incomparable and profound journey into isolation and stunning beauty. A highly challenging trek into Upper Dolpo that ... read more

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT Nepal by MartinX, 12 Jun 2018
Traveller rating:

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom trek in a seldom visited part of Nepal close to the China/Tibet border. A 25 day trek camping near ... read more