• Adventurous and trodden trail
  • Stunning landscape views
  • Picturesque villages
  • Ancient monasteries
  • Rich Bon Po culture
  • Wonderful Himalayan mountains
  • Glistening Phoksundo Lake
Trip Details

Lower Dolpo Trek is an adventurous venture to the far west region in Nepal. It is a journey that will take you to one of the hidden parts of the Himalayas, where only a handful of people get to visit. The raw nature and ancient culture of the region will rejuvenate your soul. The bright blue sky, thrilling terrain, glistening Phoksundo Lake, panoramic Himalayan mountains, and isolated villages enhances the journey. At Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition, you will get the most comprehensive Lower Dolpo Trek price. Our years of experience and love towards our country will help you know this mystical land closely.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj; 1 hour.
  • Day 04Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft); 45 mins flight & 2-3 hours trek.
  • Day 05Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft); 5-6 hours.
  • Day 06Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft); 6-7 hours.
  • Day 07Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft); 5-6 hours.
  • Day 08Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft); 7-8 hours.
  • Day 09Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization.
  • Day 10Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m/14,563 ft); 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 11Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft) and camp at Pelung Tang (4,465m/14,645 ft); 6-7 hours.
  • Day 12Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft) and trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft); 6 hours.
  • Day 13Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft); 3-4 hours.
  • Day 14Hike to Phoksundo Lake.
  • Day 15Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2,520m/8,265 ft); 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 16Shyanta to Jhupal.
  • Day 17Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 18Final departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Nepaljung on twin sharing basis on BLD (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) plan.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Kathmandu Flight Cost.
  • Nepaljung - Juphal - Nepaljung Flight cost.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking in tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking on twin sharing basis in Tent Camp.
  • Upper Dolpo restricted area permit.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage, foods, and tent during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

PRICES & DATES

Trip Dates Availability Price  
11 Dec, 2019 - 28 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed US$2289

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant 

One of the less-traveled regions of Nepal, which requires special permission from the government of Nepal to traverse, Lower Dolpo is a place that will take you back in time. The experience that this venture presents is unreal. Untouched by any modernization to date, Lower Dolpo Trek will let you explore the stunning beauty of this region. From gorgeous landscape to outstanding views of Himalayan mountains like Kanjiroba Peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and several other mountains along with glaciers.

Lower Dolpo Trek landmark   

One of the main landmarks of Lower Dolpo Trek is Phoksundo Lake. Located at 3,611 meters, Phoksundo Lake is known as the jewel of the Himalayas. Likewise, the ancient culture and unique lifestyle of the locals will leave your mind blown away. The region holds practices that are thousands of years old. The artistic monasteries and nature here are another to look for. 

Culture & Ethnic Diversity  

During Lower Dolpo Trek, you will get to look into the rich culture and lifestyle of people from Magar, Bohora, Thakali, Bhote, and the Tibetan community. As the region is closed to Tibet border, and once used to be the trade route between Nepal & Tibet, you will see so many similarities with Tibetans and their life. 

People here are the followers of Bon Po, Tibetan Buddhism. Ancient stupas and artistic monasteries will decorate the path. As you gain elevation, you will get exposed to a more unique way of living and practices unseen anywhere else.

Natural Aptitude 

You will get to see the barren landscape from unique colorful rocks to lush green pastures full of yaks and caravan. The terrain is similar to the Tibetan plateau. This region is very famous for so many flora, fauna, and medicinal plants. A very famous and important medicinal plant called Yarchagumba (Corylopsis Sinensis) is also found here. Moreover, this region also holds stunning Phoksundo Lake and Shey Phoksundo National Park. You can check our Phoksundo Lake Trek, which is also a very popular trek. 

Lower Dolpo Trek difficulty

The isolation of the region and the altitude makes the Lower Dolpo Trek 18 Days difficult. The terrain is also different from other parts of Nepal, and it is more similar to Tibet's. The unavailability of an adequate number of tea shops, lodges, and guesthouses makes the trail tough. There will be lots of ascends and descends that you have to overcome to complete this work. Good health, strong physical fitness, and endurance are needed to go on this trek. 

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

The high altitude brings the risk of altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is a common illness that can happen to anyone if their body is not acclimated properly. Therefore, it is very important to add enough rest in between trek. At, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition, we have designed our Lower Dolpo Trek itinerary professionally. You can get in touch with us at any time for further information.

Transportation and Bag Pack 

Lower Dolpo Trekking begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and then to Jhupal. From here, you will begin trekking.

Here is the list of things that you should carry during Lower Dolpo Trek:

  • Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket 
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, where there is no means of transportation and communication. The trail is also not developed like other trekking region and has very limited teahouses. the rooms will be basic. 

The food will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. The menu will be nothing vast and usual. You can expect to find Tibetan dishes on the menu as the region is highly influenced by Tibet. 

Best Season to go on Lower Dolpo Trek

Monsoon (June to September) is the best time to go on Lower Dolpo Trek. As the entire region lies in the rain shadow area, there is no to little rain in this part of Nepal. Moreover, a very famous festival called Tiji is being celebrated in these months, which attracts many visitors. Likewise, Spring and Autumn is also a good time to go on Lower Dolpo Trek 18 Days. 

Lower Dolpo Trek cost

Lower Dolpo Trek cost includes things like all ground transportation, meals during the trek, permits, and expense of a guide. Your itinerary and the service that you will get during the trek play vital in the increase and decrease in the cost. You can check our cost includes and excludes sections to know more in detail about the cost. 

Miscellaneous

  • Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
  • Make sure to take out insurance 
  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
  • Get a good map

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