Lower Dolpo Trek

Duration: 20 Days

About Lower Dolpo Trek

The Lower Dolpo Trek offers a remote trekking experience in the isolated region of far western Nepal. The main highlight of this trek is the gorgeous Shey Phoksundo Lake, which is located at an elevation of 3,611 meters from sea level. It also includes Shey-Phoksundo National Park, which is the largest National Park of Nepal. The Lower Dolpo region is regarded as one of the hidden treasures of Nepal because of its rich natural and cultural heritage. 

The 20-day Lower Dolpo Trek begins from Jhupal after taking 2 flights from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. From here, you will begin trekking up to the Nawarpani village going through several small villages, alpine forests, crossing numerous streams, and walking along the river. Further, passing by Dho Tarap, you will ascend to the Numala Base camp. The trail then moves to Temche via Danigar. The next day, you will visit sumptuous Shey Phoksundo Lake. On the way, you will get to see excellent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 M), Mt. Annapurna (8091 M), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 M), Mt. Api (7132 M), Kagmara Ri (5115 M), and other Tibetan mountains.

During the trek, you will come across numerous Buddhist and Bon gompas that will present you with the cultural richness of the region. Moreover, around the lake, an annual prayer and worship take place that attracts numerous pilgrims. The Lower Dolpo region is highly influenced by the Tibetan and Bon culture. Furthermore, this is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. Similarly, you will witness stunning views of snow-capped peaks all around the lake that makes the perfect fairytale scenery. Recently this trek has become more famous and many trekkers trek to this remote region to see the beauty of this region.

You will have the most amazing time of your life during the trek as it has a lot to offer. The trek is quite difficult but still, you don't require any prior trekking experience. However, you have to be in good shape to go on this trek. The best time is from the beginning of August to the end of October. During this time of the year, the entire region bloom with beautiful colorful flowers, and the sky is clear blue with chilled air during morning and evening. All things considered, the Lower Dolpa Trek is an ideal one for trekkers who love adventures with a touch of culture. 

Highlights

  • The trekking passes through one of the most remote and rugged regions in Nepal that receive very few tourists
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest only trans-Himalayan national park in Nepal 
  • Centuries-old monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism and unique religion Bon Po monasteries
  • Unspoiled and unchanged culture and tradition hugely influenced by Tibetan culture
  • Rich wildlife and vegetation and majestic views of surrounding mountains
  • Dho Tarap Valley, a center for Ancient Tibetan traditions and culture
  • Visit Shey Phoksundo Lake, a peaceful and beautiful alpine freshwater lake

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B,L&D
  • Hotel
  • Nepalgunj
  • 150 M
  • 50 mins
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Dunai
  • 2140 M
  • 3 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Tarakot
  • 2540 M
  • 5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Lahina Odar
  • 3370 M
  • 6:30 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Nawarpani
  • 3475 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Dho Tarap
  • 3944 M
  • 6:30 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Dho Tarap
  • 3944 M
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Numala Base Camp
  • 4180 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Danigar
  • 4515 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Temche
  • 3995 M
  • 6:30 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Shey Phoksundo (Ringmo)
  • 3600 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Shey Phoksundo (Ringmo)
  • 3600 M
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Rechi
  • 2940 M
  • 5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Kageni
  • 2413 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Camp
  • Juphal
  • 2345 M
  • 5:30 hours
  • B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 1: hours
  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&B

What’s Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • 4 night’s accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj on BB basis(A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and hot drinks during the trek.
  • Tented camp accommodations during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • Mules and all the needed staff and equipment depending on group size for the trek.
  • All the necessary permits including a special permit for the restricted area and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Round flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing and Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights (only 15kg altogether).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).