Lower Dolpo Trek

22 Days




The Lower Dolpa trek offers a real adventure in this remote, rugged and pristine corner of western Nepal. The area is one of the last bastions the ages-old, traditional pre-Buddhist Tibetan culture, where the Bon-Po religion is still practiced. High mountains, including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast, surround this spiritual sanctuary.Lower Dolpa trek is a truly isolated corner of Nepal where  time has stood still for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan descent  continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years.

Lower Dolpa trek is generally within altitudes ranging between 2500m to 5,190m. After exploring the Kathmandu Valley historical/cultural sights and obtaining a special permit for the lower Dolpo trek one flies to Jhupal via Nepalganj. Lower dolpo trek begins with a hike to the Shey Phoksundo National Park by way of ancient trade routes. Along the way wonderful views of the lower Dolpo valley and the snowy peaks of the Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri ranges can be had. The trek continues to the crystal clear, deep blue waters of the Shey Phoksundo Lake that contrast strikingly with the weathered red and brown hills. The final leg of the trip to this locale of wonder, serenity and mystique involves the descent to Jhupal airstrip.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.>All hard ware gears
  9. Fare well dinner after the trip

1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
2. International flights to Kathmandu,
3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
10 Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Lower Dolpo Trek

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Juphal to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)
Day 06: Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
Day 07: Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)
Day 08: Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)
Day 09: Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
Day 10: Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m)
Day 11: Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m)
Day 12: Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley
Day 13: Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
Day 15: Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)
Day 16: Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valey (4000m)
Day 17: Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)
Day 18: Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)
Day 19: Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)
Day 20: Churta to Jumla (2370m)
Day 21: Jumla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu

Destination Map