25 days
Trip Level
Min 2 person
Group Size
5200 m

Dolpo is the most abundant district of Nepal and lies in the mid-western region. The Dolpo trekking is famous for its unique pristine culture, people, and trans-Himalayan scenery. Moreover, the trail includes natural beauties and ancient chortens, monasteries, and Mani walls. Dolpo Dho Tarap Jumla Trek offers a wilderness trekking experience, but it needs to be walking through the three passes, namely Num – la, Baga – La, and Kagmara – La. They are more than 5000 meters high, so the trekkers require the mountain’s excellent experience and physical condition.

Dolpo Dho Tarap Jumla Trek begins from Juphal, passing through villages, barren alpine lands, rivers, and green, lush subalpine vegetation. Discovering the hidden treasure of Tarap Valley, making high passes of Num – La and Baga – La, both passes are towering between Tarap Valley and Phoksundo Valley before entering Phoksundo Lake. These are part of the Lower Dolpo Trek, which provides a rewarding experience of the trans-Himalayas, with less rain in the monsoon.

The trail goes to the top route to Jumla but requires traversing by Kagmara – La with an elevation of 5100 meters from Ringmo. Although it passes through the green, lush alpine vegetation, it crosses several rivers, monasteries, and villages in the Shey Phoksundo National Park. It’s a buffer zone that gives you lifetime memorable experiences and adventures while trekking to Jumla from Dolpo.

Dolpo Jumla Trek: Highlights

A delightful journey in the Lower Dolpo Circuit to Jumla
Explore the Dho Tarap Valley, the highest settlement of Lower Dolpo

Visit dramatic Phoksundo Lake and explore surrounding
Crossing over challenging three high passes with spectacular views

Dolpo to Juma Trek via Dho Tarap itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in Meters  Timing
1. Arrival day 1340
2. Free Day & trek preparation
3. Fly from KTM to Nepalgunj 150 0h55
4. Fly to Juphal, then trek to Dunai 2140 3h00
5 – 8. Dunai to Dho Tarap 4090
9. Acclimatization day!
10. Trek to Num – La Base Camp 4440 6h00
11. Pelung Tang via Numa – La 5190 m 4465 6h00
12. Trek to Dajok Tang via Baga – La 5070 m 4080 6h00
13. Phoksundo Lake 3600 4h00
14. Rest day!
15 – 18. Ringmo to Hurikot via Kagmara Pass 2600
19. Trek to Chaurikot 3060 5h30
20 – 22. Chaurikot to Jumla 2540
23. Jumla – KTM via Nepalgunj



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes about an hour by plane, the border with India. It is one of Nepal’s cities and has access to north-western Nepal, including the remote area of Humla.

Day 4: Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320 m) and trek to Dunai (2,850 m) 3h00 walk.

It requires making the fight in Juphal in the morning. Forty-five-minute amazing flight provides super visibility of Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mastiff. After reaching Juphal and arranging luggage and other stuff, it is an easy walk to Dunai.

Day 5: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543 m): 6h00 walk.

2nd day of the trek, the trail goes along the River and uphill toward a fine trail. A fantastic gorge with dense pine forests along the path. Finally, we reach the picturesque village of Tarakot.

Day 6: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m) 7h00 walk

The trail gradually goes uphill path along the stream, crossing over the bridge in the same stream and leaving the River then the way leads the cultivated fields. I made some ascents and descents to reach Laini odar.

Day 7: Laini Odar to Nawarpani (3,545 m) 5h00 walk.

As usual, after breakfast, the trail leads to an uphill walk along the gorge of the tarap River. It is a real experience of remote areas while you feel along the trail where you have to jump from one side to another to cross the River in the narrow belt.

Day 8: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090 m) 7h00 walk.

We walk through the narrow gorges along the uphill trail, making our trail in a specific place in the River. This day is a much more interesting walk along juniper bushes and roses. Finally, get to the highest village of Dolpo, Dho-Tarap, where inhabitants by Tibetan people have stayed here since ancient

Day 9: Acclimatization day!!

This is an opportunity to explore the wilderness of Tarap Valley, dominated by Tibetan people from the Bon religion, their monasteries, and spectacular views of mountains.

Day 10: Dho – Tarap Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) 6h00 walk.

A good and unforgettable moment at Dho–Tarap, the journey leads you to the upper Tarap Valley, which combines flat and green scenery on both sides of the River. Finally, get into the Num-La base camp by passing some monasteries along the trail of Tarap Valley.

Day 11: Numa – La (5,190 m) and camp at Pelung Tang (4465 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail gradually climbs to the pass of Num-La at 5,190 m. on the ridge of Num-La with amazing views of barren landscapes of the Trans-Himalayan of Dolpo and Dhaulagiri. This day is one of the most adventurous and difficult days during the trek, then descend to Pelung Tang.

Day 12: Cross Baga – La (5,070 m) and camp Dajok Tang (4,080 m) 6h00 walk.

Today is another difficult day to make a pass of Baga-La at 5,070 m. The trails go a steep climb up to the pass with spectacular views of the Trans-Himalayas, the snow-capped peak of Kanjirowa Himal, and barren landscapes, then downhill to Dajok Tang

Day 13: Dajok Tang to Phoksundo Lake (3,600 m) 3h00 walk.

Today, it is easy to descend along the barren yak pasture and shrubs of alpine vegetation along the trail slopes down to Phoksundo-Lake.

Day 14: Rest Day Phoksundo Lake!

Today, rest for a long walk in the trans-Himalayan and have an opportunity to explore the Alpine Phoksundo-Lake and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

Day 15: Ringmo – Pungmo (3304 m) 6h00 walk.

Today’s walk down to Pungmo was enriching as huge rock walls guarded the upper valley, and as we left Ringmo village, the lake could be seen. The huge waterfall falling from the Phuksumdo River was impressive. From the prayer flags, a pleasant half-hour walk leads to the small settlement of Chunuwar, a lodge and an AMCHI hospital dedicated to providing traditional medical services for the local people. Way down to Sanduwa, where we meet, a junction of the River comes from Phoksundo, and Kagmara Lekh crosses the bridge and immediately takes the right side way, approximately 2 hours walk up to Pungmo.

Day 16: Pungmo – Lasa (4200 m) 6h00 walk.

A big climb, approximately 1,000m, passing through the small settlements, forests, numerous chortens, and monasteries cross the bridges along the Yulun Khola. The Himalayan blue sheep, wild foxes, and numerous birds in the barren pastures can be seen from the path.

Day 17: Lasa – Kagmara Pass (5100 m) – Kagmara Phedi (3500) 6h00 walk.

A big day is across the Kagmara – La (5100 m). The trail goes uphill towards Kagmara–La; reaching the pass is marked in the traditional Tibetan way with hundreds of prayer flags, and the view is quite stunning. The short climb to the summit of Kagmara RI (5370m) takes only half an hour, but the other view is well worth it. The stunning views of Dhaulagiri Massif in the east, Shey-Shikhar, Kanjiroba Himal in the Northeast, and Api and Saipal Himal in the west are equally impressive. The steep and big path descends and follows the path of Garpung Khola, leading to an excellent view of Kagmara and an opportunity to see the Himalayan Blue ship.

Day 18: Kagmara Phedi – Hurikot (2600 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail gradually descends along the Garpung Khola through forests. it is a straightforward walk; cross several bridges in the same stream that leads to Toijum, then continue walking along the Garpung Khola to a Hurikot at a point of Shey phoksundo National Park.

Day 19: Hurikot – Chaurikot (3060 m) 6 h00 walk.

A delightful walk through more forest yields the first view of the Bheri River itself. The path can be seen detouring across the hillside through the village of Chaurkot.

Day 20: Chaurikot – Chotra Gumpa (3200 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail gradually climbs to Nauli Goth and Maure Lagna (3894 m) pass. The path descends to Ghar Khola and crosses a bridge. Continue to walk to another stream, cross it again, walk along the stream to Chhopagaon, and then climb to Chotra Gumpa.

Day 21: Chotra Gumpa – Gothi chaur (2700 m) 5h00 walk.

The trail leads you following the River through some of the superb forests so far. After 2 hour’s walk, arrive in Munigaon, where the police checkpost post. The main trail continues south-east to Jajarkot and Bheri River. The trail leads you west, crossing several bridges to get a Gothi Chaur.

Day 22: Gothi Chaur – Jumla (2540 m) 6 h00 walk.

The trail goes uphill through the sheep pasture, giving a lovely view of the rolling hills around the surroundings. Reach in Garjyankot for lunch. A slightly longer walk in the afternoon passes a few houses following the path heading southwest to Jumla.

Day 23: Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

In the early morning, we fly to Nepalgunj and catch up on the next available flight to Kathmandu.

Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied as security day in case of flight interruption. Alternatively, you can explore the Heritage site of Kathmandu if you arrive on a scheduled itinerary.

Day 25: Final departure

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.
No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Dolpo to Rara Lake. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of an emergency, we will coordinate with your insurance company and helicopter company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.


DEPARTURE/RETURN Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porters.

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All the published rates on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

Dolpo Dho Tarap Jumla Trek
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