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Lower Dolpo Trek - 18 Days Trekking Itinerary

Fact of the Trip:

Trekking mode: Lodge and Camping

Trekking Activities: Trekking/Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Difficulty: Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5,360m

Transportation: Flight/Car/Tourist Bus

Group Size: minimum01- maximum10

Best Months: Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Duration: 18 days

  • Introduction
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • FAQs

Trip Highlights

- Off-beaten trail

- Phoksundo Lake

- Bagala Pass (5,169m)

- Numala  Pass (5,309m)

- Bon settlement

- view of Dhaulagiri

- Camping Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trek is yet another popular trekking destination for adventure seekers in Nepal. Located at less explored western region of Nepal, trekking to Lower Dolpo is most scenic off-beaten trail that offers the cultural and natural aspects of remote Nepal. The region is beautifully captured by French geographical photographer working for National Geography, the Dolpo region has been shown in all its integrity and full wonder experience. One of most read book of Himalaya – “The Snow Leopard” by late author Peter Matthiessen is based on his journey to Dolpo region.

Lower Dolpo Trekking starts with the scenic mountain flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal. The increase in road construction has become the major barrier for trekking route to be a mysterious trail. Walking through rain-shadow area, the trail is blessed with breath-taking scenario, found nowhere in Nepal. Phoksundo via Chepka and small Bon settlement is amazing with ideal place for camping and sightseeing. While crossing Bagla and Numala Pass, get ready to catch the best view of Dhaulagiri and spreading Tibetan peak.

In short, the region is truly a majestic place – a home to rarely seen Bon religious shrine and monuments alongside Buddhist heritage, great lake Phoksundo and high Himalaya Pass i.e. Bagala (5,169m) and Numala (5,309m). Geographically, it is similar to Tibetan Plateau and it remains dry, cold and sparsely vegetated. Trekking to Lower Dolop is an adventure full of adventure, excitement and above all, a life time experience. 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Full day sightseeing at Kathmandu valley including UNESCO designated world heritage site and preparation for the trek

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – flight 1 hour

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320m) and trek to Dunai (2,850m) – 5 minutes/ 2-3 hours trek

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/5-6 hours trek)

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3,160m/6-7 hours trek)

Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/5-6 hours trek)

Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/7-8 hours trek)

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Do Tarap

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m/6-7 hours trek)

Day 11: Cross Numa La Pass (5,190m, camp at Pelung Tang (4,465m/6-7 hours trek)

Day 12: Cross Baga La Pass (5,070m) and trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/6 hours trek)

Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/3-4 hours trek)

Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

Day 15: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2,520m/5-6 hours trek)

Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal

Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Transfer to airport for final departure

Note: The cost depends on the number of people and the service you want. So please make an inquiry with your details and we will provide the trip cost.

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj / Nepalgunj – Jhupal / Jhupal – Nepalgunj / Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu on B & B basis
  • City tour by private transportation
  • All ground transportations as per itinerary
  • All necessary paper works and permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP) and TIMS)
  • An experienced and government registered guides and local porters
  • Guide and porter: salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation and food
  • All meals during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, energy bars and fresh fruits)
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Medical kits
  • All local and government taxes

Cost Excludes 

  • City entrance fee at Kathmandu
  • Tour guide
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Boiled water
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone bills and more
  • Tipping for guides and porters (not compulsory but expected)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flights

Why to choose us for lower Dolpo Trekking?

Four season mountain trek experienced trekking agency which had already completed various treks in Dolpo Area. For safety and successful holiday choose us.

Do I need special training or Past experience for Strenuous trek?

lower dolpo trek is strenuous trekking as per trekking difficulty. You will trek through two high passes so you need some physical fitness. But you do not need any previous trekking experience in Himalaya we will provide experience trekking guide and team who will help you through out the trek.

What is the altitude of Numala Pass?

The altitude of Numala pass is 5238m.

What is the altitude of Bagala Pass?

The altitude of Bagala pass is 5169m.

What is the best time to trek lower Dolpo?

The best time to trek lower dolpo is Spring (Feb to May) and Autumn (Sep to Dec).

Can I cut off some days as the Itinerary is of 18 Days?

Not much but you can skip 1 day of Kathmandu valley sightseeing on day two. But if you do not have 17/18 days and still want to go for lower Dolpo trek please let us know your duration we can customize the itinerary as per your need.

Do Lower Dolpo look like Tibet?

umm some how we can say yes as it is similar to Tibetan Plateau and it remains dry, cold and sparsely vegetated

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