The Dolpo is an inner Himalayan range, a restricted area, and officially opened for foreigners in only 1990. Dolpo is the most prominent district of Nepal and covers a large number of the surface of the land. The Dolpo region is the rain-shadow area, whereas the border expands to the Tibet border. Due to the Khamba tribe, It is declared as a restricted area because they were using the inner Himalayas of Nepal against China. The Lower Dolpo trek is rich in a culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
Lower Dolpo trek is considered a wild trekking destination, whereas hard to find settlements and villages at overall. The great Himalayan range and adventure passes are rewarding — the Numa-La and Baga-La pass offer not the same but equally gorgeous sights for the trekkers.
Trek to Lower Dolpo does not only consist of beautiful landscapes but comprises many endangered species also. Besides that, the people and their vibrant culture are unique. Moreover, the Lower Dolpo trek combines two passes over 5000 meters. But it requires good physical condition and mountain experience. In spite of the remoteness, the Dolpo Circuit Trek is a way to fire up your adrenaline.
The trek to Lower Dolpo is an exploration circuit so that one can experience their traditional medical practice. A new path has been constructing to the Phoksundo Lake because of the trail confluence with Thulo Bheri River. There is not a lot of campsites and local tea houses, although a new trail provides easy access to Nepal’s highest waterfall and dramatically clear waters of the Phoksundo Lake. The Lower Dolpo Trek is ideal for those people who are seeking adventurous and very suitable for trekking during the monsoon season.
Dolpo Circuit Trek: Quick facts
Lower Dolpo Trekking itinerary
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jhupal – Dunai – Tarakot – Do Tarap – Numa La Base Camp – Pelung Tang – Dajok Tang – Phoksundo Lake – Chhepka – Jhupal – Kathmandu
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Day 4: Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320 m) and trek to Dunai (2,850 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 5: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m) 7h00 walk
Day 7: Laini Odar to Nawarpani (3,545 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 8: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090 m) 7h00 walk.
Day 9: Acclimatization day!!
Day 10: Dho – Tarap Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 11: Numa – La (5,190 m) and camp at Pelung Tang (4465 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 12: Cross Baga – La (5,070 m) and camp Dajok Tang (4,080 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 13: Dajok Tang to Phoksundo Lake (3,600 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 14: Rest Day Phoksundo Lake!
Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka (2520 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Chhepka to Jhupal 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Kathmandu International Airport, Kathmandu|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please, report at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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