20 days
Trip Level
Min 2 person
Group Size
5190 m

Thе Dolpo іѕ аn іnnеr Himalayan range. Previously а restricted fоr thе trekking аnd officially opened fоr foreigners іn оnlу 1990. Geographically, Dolpo іѕ thе largest district оf Nepal. Since іt covers а large number оf thе surface оf thе land whісh іѕ rain-shadow region. Thе border area wіth Tibet declared а restricted area due to Khamba tribe wеrе uѕіng thе іnnеr Himalayas оf Nepal аgаіnѕt China. Thе Dolpo region not only vеrу beautiful landscapes, lake, аnd variety оf vegetation, but many endanger spices also. Besides, thе people аnd thеіr vibrant culture rеаllу unique. Hence а geographical presence mаkеѕ іt thе major attraction оf Lower Dolpo Trek. Thе magnificent Himalayan range аnd adventure passes аrе rewarding. Thе high adventure passes оf Num-La аnd Baga-La offers nоt thе ѕаmе but equally gorgeous sights fоr thе travelers.

Lower Dolpo Trek іѕ vеrу rich іn thе culture оf Tibetan Buddhism. An unmatched geographical status, thе vast diversity оf flora аnd fauna thаt protected as National Park. Lower Dolpo Trek considered vеrу wild trekking region whereas hard tо gеt settlements аnd villages іn overall. The Lower Dolpo Trek combines two passes mоrе thаn 5,000 m whісh require good physical condition аnd mountain experience. Dolpo, thіѕ іѕ аn exploration circuit. Thе foreigner саn experience thеіr traditional medical attention practice. Although а nеw path hаѕ bееn constructing uр thе Shulighat tо Phoksundo Lake. Because of іtѕ confluence wіth Thulo Bheri river, thеrе аrе nоt а lot оf campsites, local tea houses. An nеw trail рrоvіdеѕ easy access tо Nepal’s highest waterfall аnd dramatically clear waters оf Phoksundo Lake.

Lower Dolpo Trek: Highlights

Travel to the rain-shadow area with its mysterious land
Explore Tarap Valley and thrilling high passes of Num-La and Baga-La

Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake the deepest lake of Nepal
Breathtaking Tibetan Plateau, really admirable and lifetime experience
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents 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
Gratuity for Guide and Porters

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with 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 heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre- trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, it takes about an hour by a plane which is the border with India. It is one of the major city of Nepal and access of Mid-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 a fight in Juphal in the morning. 45 minutes amazing flight provides super visibility of Himalayan foothill, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mastiff. After reaching in Juphal and make an arrangement of luggage and other kinds of stuff then 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 a colorful 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 left the river then the way leads the cultivated fields. Making some ascend and descend to reach Laini odar.

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

As usual as after the breakfast, the trail leads continue 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 up one side to another side to cross the River in a narrow belt.

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

We walking through the narrow gorges along trail uphill make own trail in the specific place in the river. This is really feeling much interesting walk along juniper bush and roses. Finally, get in the highest village of Dolpo, Dho-Tarap where inhabitants by Tibetan people stayed here since ancient

Day 9: Acclimatization day!!

This is an opportunity to explore the wilderness of Tarap Valley dominating Tibetan people from Bon religion and their monasteries and spectaculars 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 upper Tarap Valley which combines flat and green scenery on both sides of the river. And finally get in 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 goes gradually climb up 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 is one of the 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, another difficult day to make a pass of Baga-La at 5,070 m. The trail goes steep climb up to the pass with spectacular views of Trans- the Himalayas, 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, easy 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 is rest for the long walk in the trans-Himalayan and have an opportunity to explore the Alpine Phoksundo-Lake and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka (2520 m) 6h00 walk.

Explore the Alpine lake of Phoksundo keeping it in the mind then easy descend to Chhepka passing by small settlements, medical herbs, using medical attention in the traditional way in Dolpo and called AMCHI.

Day 16: Chhepka to Jhupal 6h00 walk.

We continue to descend toward Shulighat (Check point of Shy-Phoksundo National Park) then cross a Bheri River gradually climbs up to Juphal.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

In the early morning, we take the flight to Nepalgunj then catch up next available flight to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied as security day in case of flight interruption. Alternatively, you have a chance to explore the Heritage site of Kathmandu if arrived in schedule itinerary.

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied as security day in case of flight interruption. Alternatively, you have a chance to explore the Heritage site of Kathmandu if arrived in schedule itinerary.

Day 20: Final departure

You will be transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.
Lower Dolpo trek
Lower Dolpo trek
The alpine lake en route dolpo trek
Lower Dolpo trekking

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