Lower Dolpo Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Get an experience of short National Flight of Nepal
  • Enjoy the wilderness of Flora and Fauna
  • Uncover the Pristine Phoksundo Lake
  • Explore the Tibetan Buddhism culture and the Bon Po religions of the local inhabitants
  • Take a snapshot of Dolpo valley and views of Dhaulagiri and other snow-capped mountains

Lower Dolpo Trek in western Nepal is a mystical trip. It gives you the sense of adventure of walking through the rugged trail. This region preserves the spectacular Tibetan Buddhist culture as well as the Bon Po religious practitioners. The overall landscape is barren of this area but awesome. However, the trekking in Dolpo is still untouched due to its less connection with the modern world.

Lower Dolpo is surrounded by the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The trekkers get rewarded by the unique landscape and the memorable Tibetan cultural influence. The rugged trail of the Lower Dolpo leads you to the hidden and isolated land of the ethnic groups, who are innocent and hospitable.

The attractions of this trekking include the high passes, the Lake, and the wilderness of the flora and fauna. Similarly, the wildlife has flourished in this region, where Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, Jackal, and others are found.

This Lower Dolpo trekking starts from Juphal airport of the Dolpo with a short flight from Nepalgunj. You reach Nepalgunj also by flight from Kathmandu. The trail goes along the Bheri River in the beginning. It passes many gorges and hanging bridges.

The villages influenced by Tibetan cultures and costumes are beautiful. In some of the places, you need to jump over the small gorges because of the lack of paved way. The rest day at Dho Tarap is interesting where you can explore the surrounding cultures as well as have a short walk to observe the Bon Po Monastery.

The continuation of the Lower Dolpo Trek Nepal takes you to Num La Base Camp. This camp is considered an excellent viewpoint for looking at the mountains of Tibet and the Ladhak mountain of India. Crossing this Base Camp is the toughest trail as you need to go up on the steep way and walk down to the Bega La Pass. This pass also offers superb views of the surrounding Himalayas.

Your trek goes on to Ringmogaun. From there, you hike to Phoksundo Lake. It is the deepest lake in Nepal. It is very beautiful which is located at an elevation of 3611.5m. Yak Caravan is also there. Then you trek down to Shyanta and Jhupal. At last, you have a flight back to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek to Lower Dolpo as the weather is likely to be the finest and the temperatures good. We do not recommend having this trekking in the winter season. It is strictly prohibited to go to Lower Dolpo Trekking alone as it lies in a remote area.

Our Lower Dolpo Trek itinerary has been designed by our expert guides and management team. The Rising Adventure offers you excellent services with full dedication. For the mesmerizing trip to Lower Dolpo, please, feel free to contact us.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal, one of our representatives come for picking you up and transferring you to the hotel.

    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseseing

    After having breakfast, the tourist guide with a private vehicle comes to the hotel where you have stayed and picks you for the city tour.

    Kathmandu Sightseeing includes the four different places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa. All of them are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

    Today you are going to Nepalgunj. So, you will have almost an hour domestic flight to Nepalgunj, a place situated nearby the Nepal-India border. After reaching there, you will be transferred to the hotel at first and then you can look at the surroundings such as mini-zoo, the local market and so on. 

  • Day 04: Fly to Jhupal and Trek to Dunai

    After having breakfast, you will have almost 45 minutes of flight to Jhupal. Jhupal is such a beautiful place located over the foothills of the Himalayas which offers the majestic views of Mt. Annapurna as well as Mt. Dhaulagiri. After reaching there, you will meet your trekking staff who lead you to Dunai through the terraced fields following the Bheri River.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Dunai
    • 2850 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Tarakot

    Today your trail will be continued along the bank of Bheri River. Then you will reach Tarakot, a small village situated above the Bheri River. En route, you will pass many gorges as well as hanging bridges and the isolated villages.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tarakot
    • 2543 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Laini

    Today your trail will take to Sandul Gompa at first which is located between the Barbung and Tarap Chu Rivers. Then you will reach Laini Village bypassing some villages and terraced farms. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Laini
    • 3160 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani

    You will walk above the Tarap Khola along the zigzag way and the continuation of ascending and descending will take you to Chyugur River and finally reach Nawarpani Village. En route, you may need to jump over a small gorge because of the lack of trace way. However, it will be exciting.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Nawarpani
    • 3457 m
  • Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap

    Today your walk will take you to Do Tarap, a beautiful village full of Tibetans and the ethnic caste known as Magars. It is popular for the religion of Bon Po and Chaiba. So, you will reach there through the greenery of wild roses and juniper bushes. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Dho Tarap
    • 4090 m
  • Day 09: Rest Day

    This is the day of acclimatization. So, you will spend your whole day by observing the surroundings of Dho Tarap. You can visit the Buddhist Gompa as well as the local cultures. Besides, you can have almost 40 minutes' walk and reach the Bon Po Gompa.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Dho Tarap
    • 4090 m
  • Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp

     Your trail will go up along the river and reach Tokyu where you can observe the monastery. On the way, you can also observe the lush grass on both sides of the river which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. Besides, you can see the marsh too which is a common feature of Desert Mountains of Tibet and the Ladak mountain of India too. Then the continuation of ascending will take you to the Base Camp of Numa-La Pass.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Numa La Base Camp
    • 4440 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Pelung Tang by crossing Numa La Pass (5190 m)

    This is the toughest day of your trekking as you are going to cross the Numa La Pass. So, you will go up steeply on top of the Pass which offers the breathtaking views of Dolpo and Dhaulagiri mountains. After spending some time there, you will continue trekking to the camp at Pelung Tang by descending.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Pelung Tang
    • 4465 m
  • Day 12: Trek to Dajok Tang by crossing Baga La Pass (5070 m)

    Your trail will lead you to the top of the Baga-La Pass which offers the fantastic views of snow-capped mountains and descend to Dajok Tang.

    • Dajak Tang
    • 4080 m
  • Day 13: Trek to Ringmo Gaun

    Today your trail will continue along the forest of pine and alpine all the way and reach Ringmo Village where you can observe the lifestyle of local people who belong to Tibetan culture. You can see the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery too. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Ringmo Gaun
    • 3733 m
  • Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

    You are going to explore the Phoksundo Lake from where you can observe the nearby villages including Ringmo Village and also observe the activities of Yak Caravan. Today your camp will be at the shores of this Lake.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Ringmo Gaun
    • 3733 m
  • Day 15: Trek to Shyanta

    You will descend to Chepka at first and then ascend to Shyanta. On the way, you will pass the minerals and the villages. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Shyanta
    • 2520 m
  • Day 16: Trek to Jhupal

    You will reach at Jhupal by crossing the Sulighat. On the way, you will enjoy the stunning views of Himalayas

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Jhupal
  • Day 17: Fly back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

    Today you are going back to Kathmandu by retracing the previous flight way. First of all, you will have a flight to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350
  • Day 18: Final Departure

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    • Breakfast

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and Nepalgunj to Dunai to Nepalgung
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip(Salary + food + accommodation + insurance )
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary + food + accommodation + insurance ), one porter= two trekkers
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )according your choice
  • All necessary paper works, permit  and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All kinds of tents and needed eqiupments
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance  

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu except the breakfast
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Chocolate and dessert
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • If you need extra porter during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses that are not mentioned in the trip "Cost Includes"
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