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Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolp trek is a particularly famous for remote Himalaya Mountains of Dolpo, the land of the Oscar nominated Caravan film, Thinley, a culture nearby Tibet that has survived its originality for centuries. Thanks to the reportage of National Geographic Fame Eric Valley, the Dolpo region of Nepal has been shown in all its integrity and full mystical experience. Along with one of the deepest Himalayan Lakes, the Phokhsundo Lake with beautiful turquoise blue water, watch the Yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. The region lies further north from the Dhaulagiri Range in the rain shadow of the Himalayas - reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. In summer, the caravans of Yaks and sheep run through this valley on a trade route through the Himalayas and allows the exchange not only goods but also of ideas between the Tibetan Plateau and the valleys of Nepal.

Lower Dolpo Trek is meant for real adventurers wishing for an off-the-beaten-path experience. This remote region in western part of Nepal was opened for the foreigners only in 1990. The trek passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries and Yak caravans. Our trek takes us through a wooded area, then load through rugged canyons in the barren plateau near the border with Tibet. After your arrival in Kathmandu, make a historical and cultural tour around Kathmandu valley and monuments while we obtain special permit for the lower Dopla trekking. Then we take our flight to Nepalgunj via Juphal Experience the high altitude tundra and rocks and the microclimate of Lower Dolpo and Phoksumdo with the cold air of the glaciers of Kanjiroba.

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Lower Dolpo Trek

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Camping

Grade: Strenuous

Duration: 20 Days

Maximum elevation: 5200 Meters

Accommodation:Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Bus/Jeep and by Plane

Route Map

Dolpo Region Trekking Map


Day 01: Kathmandu –Nepalgunj (fly) or by drive.

Day 02:Nepalgunj – Juphal( Dolpa) by fly, 3 hours trek to Dunai

Day 03: Dunai – Hanke check post.

Day 04: Hanke – Reji

Day 05: Reji – Ringmo ( shey – Phoksundo Lake)

Day 06: Shey- phoksundo Lake Rest

Day 07: Shey – Phoksundo Lake – Baga La Base Camp

Day 08: Baga La Base Camp – Numla Base Camp

Day 09: Numla Base Camp – Kakar Gompa

Day 10: Kakar Gompa – Dho – Tarap

Day 11: Dho – Tarap Rest

Day 12: Dho Tarap – Big – Cave

Day 13: Big – Cave – Lahini

Day 14: Lahini – Tarakot

Day 15: Tarakot – Heute Ghar

Day 16: Heuta Ghar – Dunai

Day 17: Dunai – Juphal

Day 18: Juphal – Nepalgunj

Day 19: Nepalgunj – Kathmandu By fly or drive

Day 20: Final departure, transfer to airport

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possbile to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Four night's accomodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed with B/B plan.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
  • One night's accommodation in Nepalgunj twin sharing bed with A/C room including Dinner and breakfast in Hotel Batika.
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Domestic flight including airport departure tax for round trip.
  • Neaplgunj - Juphal - Nepalgunj airfare including departure tax for round trip.
  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport pick up and drop by van/ car/haice in Nepalgunj.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Special trekking permit.
  • National park permit and TIM's card.
  • Helicopter rescue service arrangement in emergency case. (But clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • All government and local taxes and office service charge.

Trip Cost Excluedes

  • subsequent for this trip.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping, laundry, internet, battery charge in camera, phone call and donation in Monastery and temple.
    Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.