Lower Dolpo Trek

Nepal 18 Days 17 Nights

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The Lower Dolpo Trek is often overshadowed due to its difficult topography. However if adventure, staying away from the beaten trek, and unhidden gems, are what you are looking for, then look no further!

Located in the remote mid-western region of Nepal, the traces of vehicles here are rare as no road connection has yet been able to connect Dolpa. In fact, trekkers were only introduced to this trekking route in the late 1980’s. Ever since then, it has been on the bucket list for hardcore trekkers, who come to the Dolpo region to explore the untouched Himalayan culture and exclusive human civilization of this high altitude.

This Dolpo region protects the Bon religions of traditional Tibetan culture, so trekking here allows you to witness a wildly different way of life. As well as culture, you will also experience incredible flora and fauna, as you scale the mountains of the regin, and visit the Shey Phoksundu National Park – the largest and only trans-Himalayan national park in Nepal. Here you will see a multitude of endangered animals and birds, along with one of the best examples of a well-preserved ecosystem of plant and wildlife on the planet.

You will also visit the sacred Shey Phoksundo Lake: the deepest and second largest lake of Nepal. This beautiful turquoise lake is a true highlight of a journey peppered with magnificent landscapes, mountain views, rivers, water springs, flat roofed houses, chotens, and monasteries. Not to mention the snowy peaks of the Kanjoroba and Dhaulagiri range, and spectacular views of the lower Dolpa valley.

We operate The Lower Dolpo Trek in both groups and private tours, and as with all of our treks, offer a fully customizable itinerary, with personalized travel and accommodation plans available upon request. So if you want to know any more about the itinerary options, trek cost, trek difficulty, or anything else at all, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of our team. Or, if you would like to read about what it’s like to experience this adventure, then check our Lower Dolpo Trek Blog.



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Your Itinerary

01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) than picked up from Airport to Hotel O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)
02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,B)
03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj1 O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,B,D)
04Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight2 – 3 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
05Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft)5 – 6 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
06Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft)6 – 7 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
07Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft)5 – 6 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
08Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft)7 – 8 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
09Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
10Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft)6 – 7 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
11Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 ft)6 – 7 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
12Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft)6 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
13Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft)3 – 4 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
14Hike to Phoksundo Lake O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
15Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft)5 – 6 O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
16Shyanta to Jhupal O/N at Tent Camp (A,B,L,D)
17Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,B,L,D)
18Final departure (A,B)

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Fly from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jhuphal – Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

Equipment Checklist

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Underwear (4)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Shorts (2)
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  • Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Toiletries
  • Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  • Small wash towel
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Footwear appropriate to the trip
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

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