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Country

Nepal

Duration

18

Trip Difficulty

moderate-to-strenuous

Group Size

2 to 20

Accommodation

Lodge to Lodge

Max

5190m

Trip Type

Lodge to Lodge Trek

Meals

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

$2,572

4.93

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We Offer Group Discount

No. of Persons

Price Per Person in USD 

  • 2-5

    $2,575

  • 6-11

    $2,495

  • 12-20

    $2,415

Trip Highlights

  • Visit of virgin land
  • Rich of cfar western Nepali culture.
  • Likely off beaten path.
  • Stunning and wild views.
  • Nepal's biggest lakes view.

The Lower Dolpo Trek is a spectacular journey into Nepal’s largest district: Dolpo. Despite its size, Dolpo is the most under developed, remote territory in the country. There are very few roads in the entire district, leaving plenty of room for the pristine nature that exists there. The area does not only have allure to westerners or trekkers. Even Tibetan Buddhists call the land “bae-yul,” meaning ‘hidden land.’ The Lower Dolpo Trek takes you into land that is truly unique – unlike any other place in the world.

Roughly 5,000 people live in Dolpo. Their ancestors came to the area hundreds of years ago from Tibet, bringing with them Tibetan culture, language, and dress. They practice Bon Po religion, a shamanistic religion that has some parallels with Tibetan Buddhism. Today, villagers live off the fruits (i.e. veggies and starches) of the land for survival. They also rely on trade with Tibet, a relationship that has existed for hundreds of years.

It takes some time to even begin the Lower Dolpo Trek, a testament to its remoteness. Take a flight from the Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Nepalgunj and then drive to Dunai. From here, the footpath begins. Pass fields and forests, rivers and villages, as you gain altitude. Signs of Bon Po religion are seen along the trail, including a phallus themed bridge in honor of Masta, the mountain deity.

Between the charming villages are vast, sparsely populated sections of land. Move forward to the ever-changing landscapes. When you reach a massive cascading waterfall, we know we are getting close to SheyPhoksundo Lake (3620 meters), a highlight of the trek. The 200-meter waterfall is the highest one in the country and is worth a break to admire it before heading to the even more mind-blowing lake. The blue-green, aquamarine is an incredible sight. The lake takes your breath away from the moment it first comes into view.
You even get to sleep right next to it in a tented campsite. Enjoy the feeling of complete solitude in this middle-of-nowhere mountain paradise. The Lower Dolpo Trek can be easily combined with the Upper Dolpo Trek for an even more adventurous Trek. The Upper Dolpo area is restricted (meaning you must pay a $500 fee for 10 days and $50 per day after), but it is completely worth the price. The Upper Dolpo trail traverses deeper into the mountains up to SheyGompa and Crystal Mountain. Ask us for more information about the Upper Dolpo Trek!You can take the LowerDolpo Trek all throughout the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, beautiful flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!

Detail Itinerary

Includes

Includes

  • All transportation from Airport to airport as per the itinerary.
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at toursit standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours with a tour with a experienced tour guide and a vehicle.
  • All required restricted area permits.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available tea houses lodge and camping during the trek.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and required porters with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • All kitchenware, tent, sleeping bags duffel bags.
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • Farewell dinner after the completion of trek.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees 30$ for 15 days and 50$ for 30 days
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj).
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks and drinking water.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Additional cost incurred by natural disaster and beyond our control e. g. weather, ilness, strike, landslide etc.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Which permits are required for Lower Dolpo Trek?

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You need two permits to trek in the Lower Dolpo region, one is the Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit and another is the Shey-Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit.

 

How difficult is Lower Dolpo Trek?

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Due to its high altitude, difficult terrain, and remote location, the Lower Dolpo Trek is considered moderate to strenuous. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and be ready for a challenging adventure.

What is the highest elevation of the Lower Dolpo trek?

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Numa La Pass, at an elevation of 5,190 meters, is the highest point on the Lower Dolpo Trek. Trekkers should be well-prepared for the high-altitude conditions and potential difficulties associated with crossing the pass.

How can I prevent altitude sickness during the Lower Dolpo trek?

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To prevent altitude sickness, trekkers should stay hydrated, eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest, include acclimatization days, consult with healthcare professionals, recognize symptoms, avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek, dress in layers, stay warm and dry, travel with an experienced guide, be physically prepared, and maintain good hygiene practices.

Is the Lower Dolpo Trek suitable for beginners?

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The Lower Dolpo Trek is not recommended for beginners. The route is well-known for being rough and remote, and it includes several challenges that may not be appropriate for beginners.

Reviews

Jochem V

Belgium

The trek to lower Dolpo in far western Nepal was simply amazing. The desert like landscape with high rising mountains.The highlight was the Phuksundo lake completely blue with monasteries just added to the beauty of the whole are.Third Eye Adventure excellent service just added more fun to this already beautiful trek.We thank third eye  adventre for suggesting the Lower Dolpo trek and thank their staff for making it such a memorable visit.We look forward to doing more treks with Third Eye Adventure.

marciemroberts

Liverpool, UK

Camping trek it is different paradise trek. and great holiday i never forget this trip. Stunning landscapes, impeccable organization, and Ganesh’s personalized care made it truly exceptional. Highly recommend for those seeking a unique adventure!!!!

miguelvJ8726FW

Spanish

They provided us the BEST guide. We were really Happy to go to Lower dolpo with a local guide from Dolpo. His knowledge gave us a rich approach to traditions and local people. We hope to go with them to Upper Dolpo in the future. Many thanks to the Third eye adventure for this reliable Trek!!!

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