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Lower Dolpo Trekking

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  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Trekking
  • icon Duration 19
  • icon Trip level Hard
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 2 - 15
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Lower Dolpo trek lies in Dolpa which is the largest district located in the Northern Western part of Nepal. Which has the perfect trekking scenario of Phoksundo Lake, Pre-Buddhist religion of “Bon Po”, the land of the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Himalaya’ high Himalayan passes of Numa La (5190m) and Baga La (5070m) with beautiful villages of Dolpo people who keep their old tradition of trade with Tibet by using Yaks.

Lower Dolpo trekking is the best trek for real adventure aspiration for an off-the-beaten-path experience. Out trek begins From Jhupal after 35 minutes scenic flight from Nepalgunj. The trail continues to Dunai heading north along with Dho Tarap village, an area inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists. Then the trek passes through Shey Phoksundo National Park with magnificent mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries, Yak caravans. Similarly, adventure Pass of Baga La/Numa La and the trail back to Dunai along with the Phoksundo River. As it flows to Phoksundo Lake on their long passes to Bay of Bangal via Ganga attracts the tourists.

Lower Dolpo Trekking is one of the uniquely popular remote and untouched geographical regions. It is surrounded by a chain of the Himalayas, natural beauty, vivid landscapes and breathing experience of a lifetime. Ancient and remote Buddhist villages, rich wildlife, typical Buddhist monasteries, wooded areas, and wonderful lakes are the major characteristics of Lower Dolpo regions. While trekking through the Sey Phoksundo National Park one can observe the various types of flora and fauna as well as rare wild animals such as Blue Sheep, Himalayan Wolf, Himalayan Black Deer, and Spotted Leopard extra with the chirping sound of birds. Lower Dolpo trek is suitable for those who are looking for calm to exhausting comparatively.  Also more remote and fewer tourists with high altitude passes and cultural wonders.

Rough Lower Dolpo Trek map is available below.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu Cultural Tour

Kathmandu Cultural Tour

Day 3

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (50 minute flight) overnight in the hotel

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (50 minute flight) overnight in the hotel

Day 4

Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2475m) Trek to Dunai (2140m) 3o minutes flight 3 hours walk

Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2475m) Trek to Dunai (2140m) 3o minutes flight 3 hours walk

Day 5

Dunai to Tarakot (2540m) 5-6 hrs walk

Dunai to Tarakot (2540m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 6

Tarakot to Laini (3155m) 6-7 hrs walk

Tarakot to Laini (3155m) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 7

Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 5-6 hrs walk

Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 8

Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4090m) 7-8 hrs walk

Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4090m) 7-8 hrs walk

Day 9

Excursion around Dho Tarap

Excursion around Dho Tarap

Day 10

Dho Tarap to Numa La Base Camp (4445m) 6-7 hrs walk

Dho Tarap to Numa La Base Camp (4445m) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 11

Numa La Base Campe to Pelung Tang (4445m) via Numa La Pass (5190m) 6-7 hrs walk

Numa La Base Campe to Pelung Tang (4445m) via Numa La Pass (5190m) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 12

Pelung Tang to Dajok Tang (4080m) via Baga La Pass (5070m) 6 hrs walk

Pelung Tang to Dajok Tang (4080m) via Baga La Pass (5070m) 6 hrs walk

Day 13

Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3640m) 3-4 hrs walk

Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3640m) 3-4 hrs walk

Day 14

Rest Day in Ringmo, Exlpore Phoksundo Lake

Rest Day in Ringmo, Exlpore Phoksundo Lake

Day 15

Ringmo to Shyanta (2522m) 5-6 hrs walk

Ringmo to Shyanta (2522m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 16

Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m)

Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m)

Day 17

Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 18

Shopping day or rest day in Kathmandu

Shopping day or rest day in Kathmandu

Day 19

Fly to respective destination

Fly to respective destination

Includes/Excludes

Service Includes
  • Domestic flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jhupal-Kathmandu-Both Way)
  • All Transport Bus/Hiace/Car according to trek/tour schedule and group size
  • All accommodation 3 meals in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and Tea/Coffee)
  • Our Staffs (Trekking guide, cook, Sherpas, Helpers, and Porters)
  • Dolpa Special permit, Tims and all documents of lower Dopla Trekking
  • Personal Insurance of our staffs, their salary, equipment and Foods
  • Tented Camps and Camping Gears
  • Medical kits and Trekking bags
  • Twin share accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepaljung on B&B basis
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Fees of Temples, City & Tour Guide
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee,
  • International Flight Ticket
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Personal Expenses (Laundry, bar bills, bottle water, Phone calls, extra room, alcoholic beverage)
  • Tips for guide Porters and Sherpas
  • Extra night in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure or early return from mountain
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (one day, you will participate in Nepali kitchen to share Nepali food and Nepali culture show)
  • Personal Gears for Trekking

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Trip facts

  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Trekking
  • icon Duration 19
  • icon Trip level Hard
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 2 - 15
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