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Lower Dolpo Trekking

Phosundo Lake
Phosundo Lake
Lower Dolpo Trekking - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • Camping
  • Dolpo Region Trekking
  • Mar, Apr, and May
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj then to Juphal by Flight

Lower Dolpo Trek furnishes you with the colorful hidden treasure of the isolated Dolpo Region in western Nepal. Lower Dolpo trekking trail is also a less crowded hiking route with few high passes and cheaper in comparison to the Upper Dolpo Trek. Trekking to the lower Dolpo region take you through scenic Phoksundo Lake, two high passes - "Numa La Pass" and "Baga La Pass", spectacular desert landscape, and Dho Valley.

Your journey to the Lower Dolpo begins with a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj then, half hour to the Juphal Airport. Set on foot from this point for the next 12 days to observe the breathtaking scene, deep gorges, spiritual monasteries, and an ancient Tibetan culture of the Dolpo area. The trail follows the traditional salt trading route with the Tibet where Yak caravans can be seen live with tinkling bells transporting salt, cotton, barley, and rice to the Tibet.

15 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
    • Flying: 1 hr.
    • Max. Altitude: 150 m (Nepalgunj).
    • Overnight: Hotel/Lodge.
  • Day 02: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Flying: 45 mins.
    • Walking: 2/3 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Terraced fields, and the Bheri River
    • Max. Altitude: 2,850 m (Dunai).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 03 Trek to Tarakot.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Terraced fields, Chortens, and Gompas.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,280 m (Tarakot).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 04: Trek to Laini.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Tarap Chu River, Suspension Bridges, Sandul Gompa, and farm terraces.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,160 m (Laini).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 05: Trek to Nawarpani.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Steep Trail, Chyugur Khola, narrow gorge, and adventurous jumping walk.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,545m (Nawarpani).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dho Tarap.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Juniper bush, Wild rose, place of Bon Po and Chaiba religion, Tibetan and Magar's inhabitants.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,200 m (Dho Tarap).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 07: Acclimatization.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 08: Trek to Numa La Base Camp.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: plain valley, river covered with green grasses, Tokyu Village, Monastery.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,440 m (Base Camp).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 09: Cross Numa La Pass and stay at Pelung Tang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: steep walk, north face of Dhaulagiri Massif, and cross Num La Pass.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,190 m (Numa La).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 10: Cross Baga La Pass and stay at Dajok Tang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: view of the wonderful landscape, Kanjirowa Himalayan Range, and cross Baga La.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,070 m (Baga La).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 11: Trek to Ringmo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 3/4 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Pine forest, pasture fields, and traditional Tibetan Village Ringmo.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,600 m (Ringmo).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 12: Acclimatization.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Trail Attractions: Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and hike to Phoksundo Lake.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 13: Trek to Shyanta.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Medicinal minerals that heal anything in this area, and small villages.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,520 m (Shyanta).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 14: Trek to Juphal.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: meadows, birch trees, and end of walking.
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 15: Fly to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Flying: 45 mins to Juphal, 1hr to Kathmandu.
    • Drop to your hotel. Lower Dolpo Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private car.
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and back flight tickets.
  • Nepalgunj to Juphal and back flight tickets.
  • Guide, Porter, Helper, and Cook.
  • Overnight in tented camp.
  • All required gears, equipment, and tents.
  • Government Taxes, Park Permits, and Special Permits.

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Horse charges.
  • Extra night accommodation charges at Nepalgunj in case of flight cancellation.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Charter Charges.
  • Tips/Gratitude.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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