Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek
15 Days

Lower Dolpo Trek is the hidden treasure of Nepal which lies in the remote western region of Nepal. Trekking to this route offers you a remarkable and worthwhile experience of the lifetime. This trekking route is opened in 1982. The entire scenic trekking to these trails covers the typically hidden destinations than the other trekking destinations of Nepal. The place of the mystery naturally rewarded isolated western part of Nepal with the tremendously wonderful landscape, an awe-inspiring serene beauty that resembles roof of the world-Tibet. This trekking route provides one with an opportunity to meet the people who have yet to be affected by commercialization. The trekking trail also passes through the beautiful waterfall and beautiful lakes. This trek takes you on an unforgettable journey in Nepal. Trekker will travel through the various villages of Midwestern Nepal’s hills and the gateway villages of Jomsom en-route to upper mustang as well as Annapurna circuit trek. It is an ideals trek for those with the time and desire to experience impressing natural beauty, the lifestyle of different ethnic groups, cultural diversity of peoples, magnificent Himalayan ranges and rich variety of flora and fauna.

Lower Dolpo Trek is best known for the many isolated high Himalayans valleys of Nepal which is one of the beautiful regions many gigantic mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjiroba among many others. The route goes through the high passes and very remote area of the country so we are rewarded with the excellent views of the mountains and the Tibetan cultural on the way. This trek starts from Kathmandu after flight towards Jhupal and our trek begins out trek through the remote located admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayan. While doing trekking along this route you will see snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, and Buddhist Monastery and wonderful lakes. The season between March to May and September to November is the best season for trekking in this route. Lead by Expert Trekking Guide, During the time of trekking, we also cross two high passes Numa la pass and Banga la pass.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour

Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320m) 45 minutes flight and trek to Dunai (2,850m) 2-3 hours

Day 04: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m) 5-6 hours

Day 05: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m) 6-7 hours

Day 06: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m) 5-6 hours

Day 07: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m) 7-8 hours

Day 08: Rest Day at Do Tarap

Day 09: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m) 6-7 hours walk

Day 10: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m) camp at Pelung Tang (4465m) 6-7 hours

Day 11: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m) trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m) 6 hours

Day 12: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) 3-4 hours

Day 13: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m) 5-6 hours

Day 15: Shyanta to Jhupal

Day 16:  Nepalgunj then Kathmandu by flight

Day 17: Final departure

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arriving at the Kathmandu airport and you will meet office manager who comes to pick up you. After you picked from the airport we will move towards our hotels and first we check out and if you come to our country in the morning time we will explore Thamel Bazaar and in the evening time we will have our welcome dinner and if you come in the evening time then we will directly join our welcome dinner.       

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hr

Early in the morning, we will drive towards the local airport from where we will fly towards Nepalgunj. After one-hour scenic fly from the Kathmandu valley towards Nepalgunj and it is located in western Nepal and near to the Nepal-Indian border. After reach in the Nepalgunj, we will explore all around the Nepalgunj city and spend one night in the beautiful city.    

Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal and trek to Dunai (2,850m) 2-3 hrs

After breakfast, we will be taken to the local airport in the Nepalgunj to fly towards Jhupal after spending the wonderful night in the capital city of Nepal. After 45 minutes flight from the Kathmandu valley, we will slowly start our trekking towards Dunai. On the way, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Dunai and keep walking until we don’t reach our destinations. After reach in Dunai, we will explore all around this beautiful village and spend one night in this village. 

Day 04: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m) 5-6 hrs

On the way, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Tarakot and keep walking until we don’t reach Tarakot. After reach in Tarakot, we will explore all around this beautiful village and we will pass through the many beautiful places, the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak and we will spend one night in this village. 

Day 05: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m) 6-7 hrs

While traveling in this route, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine and oak forest. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Laini and after reach, in Laini, we will spend one night in this beautiful village.

Day 06: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m) 5-6 hrs

At the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful places of this region and we will have our lunch on the way then after taking some rest and continue our trekking towards the Nawarpani village and we will spend one night in this beautiful village.    

Day 07: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m) 7-8 hrs

We cross a narrow gorge and leave the tree line behind us. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Do Tarap after reach in this beautiful village we rest for some time then explore the surrounding area and we will spend overnight in this village.   

Day 08: Rest Day at Do Tarap

We don’t start our trekking because today day is for rest in Do Tarap village. Today whole day we will explore all around this beautiful village from where we can see many wonderful views of Mountain of this region which can be seen from this region and at the evening time we will come back to our hotel and we will spend one night in this beautiful place.  

Day 09: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m) 6-7 hrs

Spending the wonderful moment in Do Tarap and we will move towards Numa La Base Camp. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful places, the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. On the way, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Numa La Base Camp and keep walking until we don’t reach Numa La Base Camp. After reach in Numa La Base Camp, we will explore all around this beautiful village and spend one night in this village.   

Day 10: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m) camp at Pelung Tang (4465m) 6-7 hrs

In the morning time, we will slowly start our trekking to crossing Numa La pass on the steep trail all the way up the top ridge of the pass. At the time of crossing Numa La pass, we will camp at Pelung Tang where we will spend one night in this beautiful place.   

Day 11: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m) trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m) 6 hrs

This day is going to be the toughest and one of the longest days of our trek. After crossing the Baga La Pass we will slowly start our trekking towards Dajok Tang. At the time of trekking, we will explore all around this beautiful village from where we can see many wonderful views of Mountain of this region and we will spend one night in Dajok Tang.  

Day 12: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) 3-4 hrs

We begin the steep climb up to the top of Baga La pass. During the time of trekking, we will many beautiful places, villages, and the Lush forest of Rhododendron. We will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach in Ringmo with the awesome views of the Mountain and after reach in Ringmo, we will spend one night in this village.    

Day 13: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

We leave Ringmo for Phoksundo Lake after having breakfast in the hotel. During the time of hiking, we will many beautiful places, villages, and the Lush forest of Rhododendron. We will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach in Phoksundo Lake with the awesome views of the Mountain and after reach in Phoksundo Lake, we will spend one night in this village.    

Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m) 5-6 hrs

We trek downhill to Chepka where the trail follows a massive overhanging rock. We will pass through the many barren landscapes of this area resemble Tibet and we will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will take some rest and start our trekking. We will walk until we don’t reach in Shyanta and we will spend one-night ion this beautiful village.  

Day 15: Shyanta to Jhupal

The trail is surrounded by Birch trees. We will pass through the small villages and a few temples on the way and we will have our lunch on the way and keep walking until we don’t reach in Jhupal and we will spend one night in these beautiful villages.     

Day 16:  Fly to Nepalgunj then Kathmandu

We will catch the local fly to fly towards Kathmandu valley from Nepalgunj after having breakfast in the hotel. After reach in Nepalgunj, we will have our lunch and slowly drive towards the local airport of Nepalgunj. After reach in the Kathmandu valley, we will explore around the Thamel Bazaar and we will spend one night in the Kathmandu valley.     

Day 17: Final departure

After having breakfast early in the morning your trekking guide comes to your hotel to take you in the airport. We will drop you at the international airport and see you off. 

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Both way Nepalgjun Flight
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek & Campsite where is not able to lodge.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance and flight ticket etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porte

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