Lower Dolpa Trek

Lower Dolpa Trek is in the remote western part of Nepal. This lower Dolpa trek offers outstanding trekking experiences. Trekker in this region opens in 1982 for foreigners. Since then, trekking in this region is very popular as well as start visiting. The isolated in lower Dolpa region follows the local trail. The trail is used by local people in Phoksundo national park. The people living here are Tibetan origin Bon Pro as well as Buddhists. Lower Dolpa treks have their own charm among visitors. The trek follows the trail of the protected areas.

Lower Dolpa Trek permits

Trekkers can trek freely in many parts of Nepal.  There are people just Buying TIMS cards then start to trek individually or in a group. Fit Trekkers are what they called. The restricted area is few and regulates by Nepal Government. FIT people not allowed in such an area. Dolpa is also regulated by the government. To Trek Lower dolpa it cost USD 20 per week. Government registered agency needs to get permits before trek start. To enter shey-Phaksundo national park it cost USD 30 as well as Plus 13% Vat for Foreigners. For SAARCE it cost 10 USD as well as plus 13% VAT. It will also cost Rs 25 for crew Member.

1. Lower Dolpa Area Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9) Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9) Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7) USD 20 per person/ week  USD 5 per person /week ( beyond 1 week)
2. Upper Dolpa Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7) Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)

Trip Highlights

Walk Along Narrow Valleys and Water Falls

Untouched Geography and Less Crowded route

Rich in Flora and Fauna due to Phoksundo National park

Trekking through Remote Locality

Rich in Buddhist Culture

Three High Passes in Dolpa Trek

The trek passes over the three high passes. Kangmara pass is the first pass. It is on an elevation of 5115 meters. Numa La pass is the second pass. It is on an elevation of 5159 meters. Baga La pass is third as well as the highest pass. Baga la pass is on a height of 5190 meters. This one if the highest among three passes.

The Beautiful Lower Dolpa trek is available mostly all the months except January as well as February months. Do Visit our Itinerary details and contact us for flexible trekking departure dates as well as Itinerary. we are the best organizer for lower Dolpo trek. For Upper Dolpa trekking contact us.


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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Everest Expeditions Nepal office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Everest Expeditions Nepal. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Everest Expeditions Nepal will brief us regarding our trek as well as provide us with an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

    After our short excursion in Kathmandu, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town that showcases the diverse culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the local market, mini-zoo and nearby villages. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek

    We fly to Jhupal after breakfast. The town is beautifully located over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to its north. Here, we meet our trekking staff and begin the adventure. We walk through terraced fields to the Bheri River and its narrow gorge. We continue walking to Dunai which is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. We explore the small town in the evening and camp there for the night.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours

    After breakfast our trek continues along the southern bank of the Bheri River heading upstream on an easy trail. Along the way, we pass through several deep gorges, hanging bridges and isolated villages. Our trail also includes a tremendous gorge with pine trees and a path built about seven meters above the river. After walking for a while, we will be greeted by the colorful, terraced field of Tarakot, a small village that stands on a hillock to the south of the Bheri River. Overnight in Tarakot.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hours

    We walk alongside Tarap Chu river and cross it twice before reaching Sandul Gompa. The gompa lies at a juncture between Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu river. We continue walking on a trail that takes us through farm terraces and rural villages. After ascending and descending for a while, we finally reach Laini. Overnight in Laini.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours

    We climb on a steep trail and walk along switchback above the Tarap River. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes a narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Several vigorous climbs and descents will take us to the banks of the Chyugur Khola, from where we reach Nawarpani. Overtnigh in Nawarpani.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours

    We begin today’s trek by gradually ascending to Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola. We cross a narrow gorge and leave the tree line behind us and welcome wild rose and juniper bushes, typical of the dry inner Himalayan valleys. After walking for several more hours, we reach the village of Dho Tarap which is surrounded by an irregular stone wall. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba religious sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by a few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations. Overnight in Do Tarap.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization

    The day off will assist with acclimatization and allow some bodily rest. We can spend the day visiting nearby monasteries. During today’s short walks, we also get a chance to get acquainted with the local culture. The Dolpo people wear homespun clothing that is sometimes dyed a maroon color and they favor Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon Po and Nyingmapa (Buddhist sects). Overnight in Do Tarap.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk

    We trek towards the upper Tarap valley enjoying views of lush grasslands on both sides of the river which is unique to this part of the inner Dolpo. We walk alongside Tarap Chu river and take pleasure in the amazing views of the vast Tarap valley with its wide plains and high mountains. A few hours’ good walk takes us to the village of Tokyu which houses a Buddhist monastery of the Chiba sect. After exploring the monastery, we continue walking up the valley on a rough trail  before reaching the Numa La Base Camp. Overnight in Numa La Base Camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 11: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours

    Today is going to be the toughest and one of the longest days of our trek.  After breakfast, we begin crossing the Numa La pass on a steep trail all the way up the top ridge of the pass. From the ridge we get incredible views of the barren mountains of Dolpo up to Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).  After getting to the top of Numa La, we descend to camp at Pelung Tang.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 12: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hours

    After breakfast we begin our steep climb up to the top of Baga La pass. From here, we get fantastic views of the dry landscape and the distant snow-capped mountains including Mt. Kanjirowa.  We spend some time at the top of the pass taking pictures and generally enjoying the mesmerizing views. Next, we descend to Dajok Tang for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hours

    We spend most of today’s trek on trails alongside beautiful pine forests and alpine vegetation. After trekking for a short while on an easy trail with only gradual highs and lows, we reach Ringmo Village. The village is a traditional Tibetan village of the Dolpo region. Overnight in Ringmo.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

  • Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

    Today we explore the great Phoksundo Lake and camp at its shores. We see yak caravans moving in and out of Ringmo mostly towards Tibetan borders on remote mountain trails. The scene is even depicted in a Hollywood movie ‘Caravan’ shot mostly in this location. On our way to the lake, we also tour a nearby monastery. Upon reaching the Phoksundo Lake, we can enjoy a relaxing walk on the serene lake’s shores. Overnight at Phoksundo.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft): 5-6 hours walk

    We trek downhill to Chepka. From Chepka the trail follows a massive overhanging rock. During our trek, we find many important medicinal minerals which are believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through villages, before climbing to Shyanta. Overnight in Shyanta.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal

    We march towards Jhupal via Sulighat on a trail surrounded by birch trees. From atop a ridge, we get the most spectacular views of the mountain above us and Jhupal Village below. Utmost caution is required while trekking along this trail. After reaching Jhupal, we can spend our afternoon exploring the busy market town or simply taking a rest. Overnight in Jhupal.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu

    We take the earliest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 18: Final departure

    Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All the domestic as well as international airport transfer.

    Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan,

    Tented accommodation during the trek.

    Full board during trek made by our expert cook.

    All necessary kitchen and camping equipment.

    An experienced local trekking guide.

    Required supporting local porter.

    Donkey to carry food and beverage.

    All required domestic flights.

    Special trekking permits of Shey Phaksundo national park and local taxes.

    All Government as well as a local tax.

    Food, Salary, equipment, accommodation for guide and porters.

    Welcome and farewell dinner.

    We Provide Company duffel bag, down Jacket

Cost Excludes:

International airfare and Nepal entry visa.

Riding horse along the way.

All expenditure of personal nature.

All alcoholic drinks, mineral water as well as snacks.

Tips for Guide and porters.

Extra night accommodation if required.

Rescue operation if needed.

Departure dates

Price per person

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Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Everest Expeditions Nepal. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Duration 18 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2023
  • Maximum Altitude 5070M
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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