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Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek


Lower Dolpo Trek offers an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western region of Nepal. Lying in the western Himalayan region, battered by the high winds, arid and dry landscape, unbearable cold in the winter months and almost cut off from the development of the outside world, this region is a living example of a tough struggle against the harsh force of nature. The trail passes through some high mountain passes and scarcely spread local villages, with beautiful mountains towering above in the background. It combines of nature tour together with insightful cultural experience.

We fly to Jhupal via Nepalgunj and begin our trek through remote locations admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayas. Furthermore, this is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. While on the trek, we get to muse at the yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. The medicinal plant, Yarchagumba (Coerdiopsis sinensis) a type of wild mushroom is found in abundance in this region. We also cross two high passes - Numa La and Baga La- and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01 Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, around 1 hour

  • Day 02 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) and trek to Dunai (2,850m): 45 mins flight

  • Day 03 Dunai to Tarakot

  • Day 04 Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m)

  • Day 05 Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m)

  • Day 06 Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m)

  • Day 07 Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization

  • Day 08 Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m)

  • Day 09 Cross Numa La pass (5,190m), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m)

  • Day 10 Cross Baga La pass (5,070m), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m)

  • Day 11 Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m)

  • Day 12 Hike to Phoksundo Lake

  • Day 13 Phoksundo – Rest Day

  • Day 14 Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m)

  • Day 15 Shyanta to Jhupal

  • Day 16 Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 17 Free day at Kathmandu

Trip Info

Trip Highlights

  • Tented trekking
  • Religious center and the well-known Shey-Gompa
  • Experience the culture of the Tibetan-born Dolpo-Pa
  • Experience arid scenery beyond the Himalayan main ridge
  • Cross 5,000 meter passes with fantastic views
  • Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries along the way
Duration: 17 Days/16 Nights Trip Code: LoDolpo
  • Duration: 15 - 21 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: Numa La pass (5,190m)
  • Starting: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Ending: Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Tent and Hotel
  • Type: Trekking

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