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Lower Dolpo Trekking

The Lower Dolpo Trekking offers a real adventure trek on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corner simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. The Dolpo Region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still in practice. The main attraction of this trek is Shey Phoksundo reached by different itineraries.
The Dolpo Region preserved a wild and wonderful variety of flora and fauna, including the Blue Sheep, the Mountain Goat and the legendary Snow Leopard.



Trek Days: 15 (itinerary A) or 18 (itinerary B)
Total Days in Nepal : 19 (itinerary )
Maximum Elevation : 5238 meters
Trek Grade : Moderate to Difficult
Accommodation : Camping


Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.
Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj - 1h.
Day 4 : Fly from Nepalganj to Juphal (2400m) - 35 minutes and commence trek to Dunai (2150m) - 3h.
Day 5 : Dunai - Tarakot (2540m) - 5h.
Day 6 : Tarakot - Laina Odar (3370m) - 5h.
Day 7 : Laina Odar - Ghyamgar (3760m) - 6h.
Day 8 : Ghyamgar - Dho Tharap (3950m) - 5h.
Day 9 : Acclimatization day in Dho Tharap.
Day 10 : Dho Tharap - Numala Base Camp (4440m) - 4h.
Day 11 : Numala Base Camp - Danigar (4630m) via Numala Bhanjyang (5238m) - 7h.
Day 12 : Danigar - Bagala Base Camp (3982m) via Bagala Bhanjyang (5214m) - 7h.
Day 13 : Bagala Base Camp - Phoksundo Lake (3730m) - 3h. Exploration around Phoksundo Lake.
Day 14 : Phoksundo Lake - Shyanta (2520m) - 5h.
Day 15 : Shyanta - Juphal - 6h.
Day 16 : Fly from Juphal to Nepalganj - 35 minutes.
Day 17 : Fly from Nepalganj to Kathmandu - 1h..
Day 18 : Free day and farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 19 : Final departure.

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 days
Best season: May - Oct
Trekking grade: D (Challenging)
Max. Altitude: 4565 m.
Trek starting Point: Nepalgung
Ending Point: Nepalgung
Culture: Different Community with majority of Tibetan, Thakalis and Brahmins.
Mode of Trekking: Fully Organized Camping Trek.
Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges Thorong Peak and Tibetan rugged mountains.
Highlight: Dolpa is the most remote and least developed isolated corner of Nepal, The region offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard.

Cost includes:

  • Airports pick up and drop by private car/tourist vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basis
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • A welcome/farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program
  • TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • Accommodations at teahouse in the mountain
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Three meals (B/L/D) on trekking
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Medical supplies in which first aid kit will be available.

Cost excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees(2 passport size photos, For 15 days $25 and For 30 days $40)
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Your travel insurance
  • Photos to be attached in the permit.
  • Tips to the staff and porters.
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.