Lower Dolpo Trek

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Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most exciting and challenging trek in the remote western region of Nepal which offers outstanding trekking experience. This trek was opened for foreigners in 1982. The main attractions of this trek are the ancient Buddhist monasteries, the Tibetan plateau, the gripping lifestyles of the local flocks and their culture. It requires special trekking permits from the migration office because of its remote sensitivity geography. This trek is full of amazing gifts of nature that includes surrounding landscapes, valleys, mountain range, Shey Phoksundo Lake and Pre-Buddhism Bonpo Culture. This trek passes through protected areas and leads us to wonderful ‘Phoksundo Lake’ surrounded by flora and fauna (Blue Sheep, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Wolves and the exclusive Snow Leopard, Mountain Goat and Jackal). People of Dolpo follow ancient Tibetan Buddhism recognized as the ‘Bonpo’. They earn their income by trading items of salt, cotton, barley and rice in Tibet. The trek cross two high passes Numa La Pass and Baga La Pass which offer breathtaking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Tibetan Ranges (Kugung La and Khyung La).

The 18 day trek starts by exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Bouddhanath, Pasupathinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Duarber Square in Kathmandu. The trek begins with flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal. It is our starting point of trek. We pass through several villages and pass Dunai, Tarakot, Laini, Nawarpani, Do Tarap, Numa La Pass, Bega La Pass, Dajok Tang, Ringmo, Phoksundo Lake and Chhekpa. The trail passes through beautiful villages, deep gorges, ancient monasteries, Phoksundo Lake, glacier of Kanjiroba and remote zones. This trek is ideal for those trekkers who love wild adventures.

Mission Nepal Holiday designed 18 day trek for those trekkers who want to visit Dolpo region. September to December or March to May is the best time for remarkable trekking experience in Dolpo.  We try our best to fulfill all the possible expectations. We can also make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

  • Day 2:

    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Day 3:

    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) (1hrs.)

  • Day 4:

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320m) (45min.), Trek to Dunai (2,850m) (2-3hrs.)

  • Day 5:

    Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m) (5-6hrs.)

  • Day 6:

    Tarakot to Laini (3,160m) (6-7hrs.)

  • Day 7:

    Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m) (5-6hrs.)

  • Day 8:

    Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m) (7-8hrs.)

  • Day 9:

    Rest day at Do Tarap for acclimatization

  • Day 10:

    Do Tarap to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m) (6-7hrs.)

  • Day 11:

    Cross Numa La Pass (5,190m), Camp at Pelung Tang (4,465m) (6-7hrs.)

  • Day 12:

    Cross Baga La Pass (5,070m), Trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m) (6-7hrs.)

  • Day 13:

    Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) (3-4hrs.)

  • Day 14:

    Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake (3,612m)

  • Day 15:

    Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka (2,838m) (5-6hrs.)

  • Day 16:

    Chhepka to Jhulpa (2,320m) (5-6hrs.)

  • Day 17:

    Fly to Nepalgunj and Fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 18:

    Final Departure

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Total Cost (USD) USD 2935 2641
Total Price: USD 2641
Trip Details
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Altitude: 5,360m
  • Trip Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trip End From: Kathmandu
  • Min-Max Participants: 2-16 Pax
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Transportation: Car / Jeep / Flight / Bus
  • Accommodation: Hotel l Resort l Tea House l Tented Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast l Lunch l Dinner
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
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