Trip Highlights
  • Explore the unique beauty brought by remoteness
  • Experience the existence of rare wildlife such as Langur, Blue Sheep, And Snow leopard.
  • Find out the authentic cultural way of life of the locals
  • Get stunned with the magical view of snow-capped Kanjirowa peaks
  • Be awestruck with the gorgeous Shey Phoksundo Lake
  • Majestic sights of the three high passes including the majestic Numa La, 5360m, Baga La, 5090m, and Kagmara La, 5115m.

Lower Dolpo Trek 2022-2023 takes you through the raw Lower Dolpo Trek Route followed by the locals, making you encounter the unaltered authenticity of the lifestyle of its people. Lower Dolpo is a hidden gem filled with enormous wonders, sited in the western part of Nepal which can be explored with the guidance of the adventurous Lower Dolpo Trekking Itinerary which also follows the Lower Dolpo Shey Phoksundo Trek Map. The trek can also be a magnificent chance to explore the ancient ‘Bon po’ religion followed by its communities which will be connected to us through our journey to high passes like Lower Dolpo Baga La Trek. Dolpo Trekking brings you a choice of two major treks; the Lower and Upper Dolpo Trekking. Both being situated in the beautiful Karnali region, they are still different in some aspects of their nature. Lower Dolpo Trekking makes one closely explore the beauty of extreme remoteness. You will get to experience the nomadic life of animal husbandry and agriculture. The people here have great spiritual wealth despite an extreme environment and lifestyle.

Lower Dolpo Trekking marks its territory in its unique way where you will be amazed to see the glorious Shey Phoksundo Lake with its glimmering beauty.

Lower Dolpo Shey Phoksundo Trek

In these 24 Days of Lower Dolpo Trekking, one can truly enjoy the beauty of its rain-shadow areas and can indeed have an experience of a lifetime. This region is not only known for its wildlife but for being a hub for various medicinal plant species. This Lower Dolpo Shey Phoksundo Trek takes you through the uniquely beautiful villages, rocky paths, and its wonderful wilderness leading all the way to the glorious Shey Phoksundo Lake. Being the deepest lake in the country at the altitude of 3,611.5 m, Shey Phoksundo leaves one awestruck with its shining blue waters. Most areas of this region are covered by Shey Phoksundo national park, giving the remoteness a touch of wilderness with the presence of exceptional Wildlife like Himalayan musk deer, Snow leopard, Goral, Langur, Blue Sheep, and many others. Truly, the Lower Dolpo Trek Kathmandu is absolutely exceptional. The sensational journey of Lower Dolpo Hiking is sure to become an everlasting memory of a true thrill-seeker. You can also experience a similar thrill of a breathtaking trek through the Great Himalayan Trail Trek.

Lower Dolpo High Pass Trekking

If the amazing Lower Dolpo Kang Mara La Trek is undertaken in the summer, one can get the proper sights of caravans involving the yaks and the sheep. Lower Dolpo Trek crosses over 3 major high passes named Kangmara La, 5,115m, Numa la, 5,159m, and Baga La, 5,190m, all claiming their own unique wonders in the Lower Dolpo High Pass Trekking. The extraordinary experience of Lower Dolpo Numa La Trek, as well as the Lower Dolpo Baga La Trek Route, is going to stun with adventure and thrill. Similarly, the major attraction of this region includes the ancient monasteries and the Tibetan Plateau showcasing their part of exceptional beauties and their hidden depths. Lower Dolpo trek’s beauty is heightened by the gratifying view of snow-covered Kanjirowa peaks. The beautiful existence of Lower Dolpo Knajirowa Trek in this region has resulted in the visit of many travelers from different parts of the world. This trekking region is like a semi-desert with dry weather. These characters make this region unique from the rest.

Lower Dolpo Trek Package 2022-2023

Through this Lower Dolpo Trek Package 2022, you can experience the best of the whole Dolpo region within a numbered time. High Pass Trek in Lower Dolpo gives the best company of nature with its magnificent mountain peaks and its delicately beautiful wildlife. You can witness the raw lifestyle of the locals and their unique cultures in a deeper way within a short period of their stay. You can take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal, in order to officially begin this extraordinary Lower Dolpo Trek Journey. This trek provides you with certain experiences which you have never known of before. Lower Dolpo Hike is truly an authentic adventure that has still been kept away from the expanding modernization. If you like this trek, you will also enjoy trekking ventures like Manaslu Circuit Trekking or the absolutely thrilling Annapurna Circuit Trekking, or the extraordinary Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

Lower Dolpo Trek Difficulty Level

Lower Dolpo Trekking Trip is one of the renowned high pass trekking adventures. Similarly, High Pass Trekking Adventures is known to be one of the toughest forms of trekking venture out there and thus, the Lower Dolpo Trek Difficulty Level can be graded as challenging. However, the best part of this thrill is that even novice or beginners can try this since no previous experience of hiking is required. With our experience and professional team, you will be safely assisted to the peak of this trekking adventure.

Lower Dolpo Trekking Season

This section of Nepal belongs to a great Lower Dolpo Trek Altitude and thus, is known to experience less heavy rainfall even in monsoon. So, unlike other trekking adventures, you can experience this trek in the monsoon as well. But still, the best Lower Dolpo Trekking Seasons are spring and autumn. Winter can be extremely harsh and challenging. That is why we do not suggest winter as a good season for enjoying the Lower Dolpo Trek. There are other adventures that can be conducted in these seasons like the Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking or the glorious Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking as well as the amazing Tilman Pass Trekking.

Why Choose Nepal Nomad for Lower Dolpo Trekking

You need to choose your team wisely for challenging ventures like the Lower Dolpo Trekking. Nepal Nomad has over fourteen years of experience in conducting such challenging treks in the country with the best available guides and porters in the team with map-reading, emergency rescue, and first-aid training. A minimum group of two would be better for this trek. But we assist solo as well as group travelers. If you contact us at Nepal Nomad, we will be pleased to answer all your queries. We can also create a Lower Dolpo Trek Departure Date as per your given time and date.

Itinerary

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After the excitement-filled landing at Kathmandu airport, our men will be waiting for you to drop you at your inn. We also prepare a small meeting regarding the trip. You will be attending the meeting after refreshing yourself in your inn. You can also go around the valley and enjoy some Nepali local foods.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today we will start our day with some crispy breakfast and a tour around the city. Your tour guide will take you around the famous and religious places of the valley. You will visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath temple. These places have their own ancient story of originations. Details will be provided by your tour guide.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

We take a flight of 45 minutes to Nepalgunj. This is situated between the Nepal- India borders and is one of the primary cities in the Mid-Western Region. Nepalgunj is also near one of the renowned Bardia National Park. Amazing cities like Hetauda, Bharatpur, Butwal, and Narayanghat can be visited during the Nepalgunj visit.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Nepalgunj
  • Altitude: 150m

On day 4, we will fly to the Jumla which is at an altitude of 2370m, and hike to the Gothi Chaur 2700m. Out from the Nepalgunj, we will trek towards the Jumla where we will pass the Chaudabise Khola and cross a couple of villages and then precede our hike the maple forests and then descend down to the Gothi Chaur where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gothi Chaur
  • Altitude: 2700m

Today the hike will take us to the Naphukana where we will track the Tila Khola which is the field of various items like barley, potato, buckwheat. We will then cross the Chotra villages which are inclined towards the Tibetan Mani walls where we will come to reach the Tibetan villages where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Naphukana
  • Altitude: 3080m

Out from the Naphukhana, the path slowly becomes steeper as we ascend towards the Mauri forests where we can get some cold majestic north and east peaks. After that, we will then head downwards to the pine and oaks forest where we will ultimately reach the Bheri village and after that, we then reach the Chaurikot where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chaurikot
  • Altitude: 3060m

The path today takes us to the Bheri Riverside where we start with the Balasa village then descend as we reach into the lush forests of the trees of the walnut as we pass and then ultimately follow the rocky path as we head down to the Bheri Riverside where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Bheri riverside
  • Altitude: 2610m

Today we will follow the path with the west bank of the Bher River and cross over the Hurikot then we finally reach the Shey Phoksundo National Park entrance where we proceed our trek to the Jagdula Khola and the Garpung which connects to the Bheri River and then we will finally reach the Garpung where will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Garpung Khola
  • Altitude: 2900m

Today we will trek to the Kagmara where we continue our hike from the Garpung Khola we then ascend to the Kagmara Lake which is done for the adjustment as well as the acclimatization day where we will ascend more.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kagmara
  • Altitude: 3500m

As we pass to the river’s eastern side we will follow the valley and the river. The path then takes us to the moraine below the Kagmara La. We are surrounded by the amazing peaks with the camp amidst the boulders where we trek to the Kagmara Phedi at the 4000m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Altitude: 4000m

Today we start early morning and then head upward to the Kagmara Glacier to the Kagmara La where we can get a rare sight of the beautiful blue sheep after descending for a while we will then reach the Pungmo Lake Valley where we will spend our time.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kagmara La
  • Altitude: 5115m

The path reaches to the forests of the juniper and birch where one will reach the blue pine and then the one can relish the splendid sights of the Kanjiroba peaks where we reach the fortress village at the Pungmo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pungmo
  • Altitude: 4060m

Today we will trek to Phoksundo Lake which is a splendid lake where one gets to see the beautiful village and travel around before we go to the ancient monastery which is 900 years old where we will discover around and then descend around for a while. Phoksundo Lake is one of the sacred lakes for the Buddhists and is known for the beautiful sights of the scene where one can see amazing glaciers up and above the lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phoksundo Lake
  • Altitude: 3610m

Today we are surrounded by the beauty of Phoksundo Lake with an amazing Kangmara peak as well as the magnificent landscapes within the lakeside as well as the beautiful Ringmo village. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phoksundo Lake
  • Altitude: 3610m

Today we go for a walk in the morning where we take the path and ascend towards the Baga La which is at an altitude of 5090m then after 3 hours of the hike, we get to see amazing sights of the Kagmara peaks and the Phoksundo Lake and descend down to the Bagla where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Bagala Phedi

Early morning we head to the progressive path where we will pass over the Baga La which is at the altitude of 5169m where we climb for about 3 hours and then to the top we will get amazing sights of the Phoksundo and trek to the Numa La Phedi downhill at the altitude of about 4800m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Numa La phedi
  • Altitude: 4800m

Today we trek to cross Numa La which is another pass and one of the top adventures where we ascend for about three hours and then get interesting sights of the Dhaulagiri Mountain, we then head downhill to Dho which is at the altitude of 4100m where we stay for the time being.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dho
  • Altitude: 4100m

Today we acclimatize at Dho Village where we will rest and get ourselves adjusted well at the higher altitude and rest. We will also visit the monasteries where we will do some brief walks and then get to know our local culture well. We will stay overnight at the Do Tarap.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dho
  • Altitude: 4100m

Today we hike and head towards the Sandul Gompa where the monastery lies between the Tarap Chu River and the Barbung Khola where we will continue our trail and then head towards the rural village and the farm terraces where we will ascend and then descend and ultimately reach at the Lahini after 6-7 hours of the walk where we will stay for an overnight at the Lahini.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lahini
  • Altitude: 3560m

Early morning we head and cross through the tiny village town where the rivers take us to the Tarakot which is an ancient village with beautiful terraced farm fields. Tarakot village is mainly known for the old Sandul Gomba which is an ancient monastery where we will stay for an overnight nearby.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tarakot
  • Altitude: 2600m

Today is the ultimate day that will take us to Dunai after an amazing time at Tarakot. We then take a brief drive to the Jhupal where the morning initiates with the beautiful trails with up and down ascends and descends. We head towards the ThuliBheri River for some lunch and finally from there the drive takes us to the Jhupal.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dunai
  • Altitude: 2100m

On day 22, we will trek to the Juphal where we will retrace our magnificent sights to the village, forests, and then the fields. Juphal is an amazing place where one will relish their mind. Juphal is at the altitude of 2500m and has many perks to travel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Juphal
  • Altitude: 2500m

On the first morning, we will trek fly from Juphal to the designation from the Nepalgunj and then to the Kathmandu where we will move to your hotel. We will relish some time at the hotel then to the Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today you return to your home sweet home catching the early international flight and we bid you farewell.  

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jumla-Juphal-Nepaljung-Kathmandu for client and trek leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations, and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks up and departure drops.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport taxes, car, taxi or van, visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own expenditure (personal), all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, personal clothing and equipment, travel insurance, optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges were sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the cost includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience and Insurance Required for Lower Dolpo Trek

Fitness and good health are the key aspects for the successful undertaking of this trek. However, previous experience of trekking is not required for Lower Dolpo High Pass Trekking.For joining lower Dolpo trekking, Nepal Nomad requires you to be insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations, and trip cancellation insurance.

Pre-Trip Meeting for Lower Dolpo Trek Journey

Prior to set off to lower Dolpo trekking, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in the Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduces your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your lower Dolpo trekking as well as introduce yourself to one another.

A normal day in Lower Dolpo Trek Itinerary

A Normal Day in the Lower Dolpo trek Itinerary begins early in the morning with a fresh set of breakfast. After that, we take some time to refresh and then pack our bags for the day’s undertaking. We have lunch mid-way and then march for our overnight destination.

Accommodation and meals in the Lower Dolpo Trek Itinerary

Basic standard accommodations are found as the region is remote and influenced by the local lifestyle. The bathroom needs to be shared along with the chimney in the dining area. The accommodation is cozy and comfortable. In the lower Dolpo trekking trip, three full board meals will be provided like Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins.

Altitude Sickness in Lower Dolpo Hiking

Since we are targeting to experience a phenomenal high pass trekking in lower Dolpo, altitude sickness in Lower Dolpo remains a risk. That’s why we carefully plan and prepare our itinerary with proper acclimatization as well as exercise days. We also carry necessary medication to deal with three major stages of altitude sickness which are: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).

Responsible Travel and means of commute in the Lower Dolpo Trekking Adventure

We try our best not to alter the lower Dolpo's natural as well as cultural environment with our presence and travel responsibly. The means of commute in the Lower Dolpo Trekking Adventure are Airplane, Private vehicles, and helicopters for evacuation.

FAQs

The kind of permits we need for Lower Dolpo Trekking is; Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS), SheyPhoksundo Conservation Area Permit, Lower Dolpo Immigration Trekking Permit and also the Local government’s permit.

The team uses wise and professional measures to ensure your safety during situations of emergencies. In severe cases, evacuation is carried out whereas, in ordinary circumstances, first-aid options are used along with the use of the team-s decade long experience of dealing with such situations.

The standard of toilet facilities in the Lower Dolpo Trek Route is basic. The facilities are on a shared basis and need to be shared with other nomads. But while you are in the city, you can have your choice of toilet facility.

Nepal Nomad team helps make this adventure completely safe for any kind of nomad. You don’t need to worry as a solo nomad when you are in the company of the Nepal nomad team no matter your gender.

The expensive and top-level hiking gears for Lower Dolpo Hike can be found on rent but the same cannot be said for basic gears.

The services of communication are not highly reliable in the mountain areas and even in Lower Dolpo Trek. Thus, we need to remain flexible for such conditions.