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Lower Dolpo Trek - 15 Days

lower dolpo trek

Lower Dolpo Trek is well known as the ‘hidden treasure of Nepal’. It has only been open since 1988. You will have the chance to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal.

The main attraction of lower Dolpo circuit trek in Nepal is that you will be trekking towards the fantastic ‘Phoksundo Lake.’ You will be able to see beautiful flora and fauna surrounding the lake. It is one of the deepest lakes in Nepal.

As the trial of lower Dolpo trekking is near to the Tibetan border, the locals follow the ancient Tibetan Buddhism known as the ‘Bon Po.’ Their primary income is by trading items of salt, cotton, barley and rice in Tibet. They preserved their lifestyle, and you will be able to see that it is almost untouched by the trappings of modern society.

For those who wanted to avoid busy & crowded trekking trials such as Annapurna circuit trek and Everest base camp trek, trekking to Lower Dolpo is the perfect destination.

The lower Dolpo trek will start from Juphal after two consecutive flights. We will be walking alongside the Bheri river. As we trek up, there will be farms and village areas.

As we move forward to Numa La Base Camp, we will pass by the monasteries. The walk will be quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge, at some places you may have to jump from one side to another.

As you reach the village of Dho Tarap, you will see an irregular stone wall surrounding it. In the area of Chepka, there will be many important medicinal minerals which are believed to cure almost anything.

We will be heading back after that to Jhupal from where we again catch a flight to Nepalgunj and a connecting flight back to Kathmandu. During the lower Dolpo circuit trekking, you can see blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopard, snow leopard, mountain goat, Jackal etc.

Day 1
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(150m) – 1 hour.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) and trek to Dunai(2,338m) – 3 hours.

Day 3
Day 03: Dunai to Tarakot(2,543m) – 6 hours.

Day 4
Day 04: Tarakot to Laini(3,160m) – 7 hours. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 5
Day 05: Laini to Nawarpani(3,545m) – 6 hours.

Day 6
Day 06: Nawarpani to Dho Tarap(4,090m) – 8 hours.

Day 7
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Dho Tarap(4,090m) – 3 hours.

Day 8
Day 08: Dho Tarap to Num La Base Camp(4,440m) – 7 hours.

Day 9
Day 09: Num La Base Camp to Pelung Tang(4,465m) via Numa La pass(5,360m) – 7 hours.

Day 10
Day 10: Pelung Tang to Dajok Tang(4,080m) via Baga La pass(5,070m) – 6 hours.

Day 11
Day 11: Dajok Tang to Ringmo(3,600m)– 4 hours.

Day 12
Day 12: Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake(3,610m) – 5 hours.

Day 13
Day 13: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta(2,520m) – 4 hours.

Day 14
Day 14: Shyanta to Jhupal(2,320m) – 6 hours.

Day 15
Day 15: Flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop off by the private vehicle.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Porter to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all our staff.
  • All necessary trekking permits, special Lower Dolpo entry permit, and fees.
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag(to be returned after your trek complete).
  • Lower Dolpo Trek Route map.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • Domestic airfare(Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu),(Nepalgunj-Jhupal-Nepalgunj) and airport departure tax.
  • All the Official expenses and government taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs(necessary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Hotel not included in Kathmandu in your package?

Kathmandu is a city where you can find all category hotel from budget to high-level star hotels as well as bed and breakfasts too. We don’t want you to force stay on the hotels we are included in our package. Instead, you can choose your hotel to stay in Kathmandu according to your interest & budget. If you need any help in choosing a hotel in Kathmandu, Feel free to ask, we are ready to help you.

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Lower Dolpo Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Lower Dolpo, Dolpo Region, Nepal
  • 5,360m / 17,580ft, Kang-La pass
  • Minimum 2, Maximum no limit
  • Anywhere from Nepal
  • Private Vehicle Airport Transfer, Domestic flight to & from Nepalgunj and Jhupal
  • Best available Lodges during the trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking