From the mystical lands of Dolpa, the Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek take to a beautiful high-altitude landscape to Annapurna. Located in the magnificent Himalayas, it is what we call an area with the “rain shadow. It lies close to Tibet in the North, therefore, the inhabitants, local culture, dialect, and architecture resemble its northern counterpart. The Dolpo people have practiced trading salt through caravans for ages. Eric Valli, a renowned French filmmaker, made a movie based on the life of the people of Dolpo, named “Caravan.” It was nominated for Oscars in 1997.
The Upper Dolpa Trek is a challenging trek; you are likely to trek for 6-7 hours a day and cross steep hills and high passes. The trek passes through the Buddhist region where you will come across colorful prayer flags, Mani walls, and monasteries. The trekking route in this region is different from other routes. The route passes through a remote and isolated area where you will trek through more challenging and wilder trails. You start to trek from Juphal crossing a high Himalayan pass along with a trek to amazing Phoksundo Lake. Finally, the trek concluded at the famous town of Mustang, Jomsom.
This region is very prosperous in flora and fauna. You are likely to encounter herds of blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan foxes, marmots, eagles, langur monkeys, and mysterious snow leopards. This region is rich in medicinal herbs such as Silvery Fil and Yarchagumpa. Furthermore, Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek gives you an insight into Tibetan culture with the unique rugged landscape, culture, and Buddhist religion.