Lower Dolpo Trek (15 Days)
The Dolpo region is located in the isolated area of West Nepal. This region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still practiced. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey-Phoksumdo National Park, and at 3,555 square km’s, it’s Nepal’s largest. The national park has been created to preserve the trans-himalayan ecosystem, protecting animals like the blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves and the elusive snow leopard.
All of this makes trekking in the Dolpo region highly desirable with the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also the chance to experience a vast array of wildlife inhabiting this region.
The Lower Dolpo trek is one Nepal’s most demanding crossing over three high passes, the Kagmara La (5,115m), Baga La (5,090m) and Numa La (5,360m), we therefore recommend this trek for physically fit trekkers anytime between April and October. November can be risky as the passes may be covered in snow.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(165m)
Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal to Dunai
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot
Day 06: Trek to Laini
Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani
Day 08: Trek to Do Tarap
Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap
Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp
Day 11: Cross Numa La and camp at Pelung Tang
Day 12: Cross Baga La and camp Dajok Tang
Day 13: Trek to Ringmo
Day 14: Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 15: Trek to Shyanta
Day 16: Trek to Jhupal
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj
Day 18: Fly back to your destination
Trip Start Dates
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
- 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
- Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
- Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu per itinerary.
- Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- Respective region ( Dolpo) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
- Restricted Area trekking permit
- Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
- International airfares
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
- Tips & Gratuities
Pricing Per Person
As this trekking region is in a restricted area, there are certain rules that must be followed. Depending on the area, there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season, but for most restricted trekking routes a minimum of 2 people is required. All participants must pay for and receive a special restricted area trekking permit, and the trip must be organized through an official, registered trekking company.
- 2-4 People -$1970
- 5+ People -$1880