• Duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Price from $2039 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5309 m

Standing in the midst of the rugged natural landscape of Dolpa in all its beauty, an experiencing its remoteness you can’t help but feel that this real Shanggri-La, a region with an aura of mysticism about it. Dolpa also called “Ba Yul” or the Hidden Valley has fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery scenery and peace. Isolated and secluded from the outside world by spiraling high mountain passes and restricted entry, mysterious Dolpo had long fascinated and frustrated travelers.

The lower Dolpa circuit trekking is one of the most popular treks as it visit Phoksundo Lake, featured in Eric Valleys Oscar nominated movie “Caravan” Phoksundo, also known as the Blue Lake cuts one of the deepest gorges in Nepal but contains no aquatic life. This trek links to Phoksundo Lak experience with the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Dho. There are 130 Gompas in Dolpa, some of their historices going back to very early times. Shey Phoksundo National Park, great Himalayan scenery and Lake Phoksundo are the prime attraction of the region. The area is inhabited by people practicing the pre-Buddhist “Bon Po” that disappeared from Tibet in 9th century while lower Dolpa is home to Thakuris, Chhetris, Brahmins. Upper Dolpa is home of Bhotiyas, their culture, dress, and speech are similar to Tibetans. 

It is one of the few areas protecting trans- Himalayan ecology. Phoksundo Lake is one of the deepest and second large lake in Nepal. The ancient settlement of Jugdullah, Shey Phoksundo Natioal Park monasteries over 700 old years. The trail crosses two high passes ; Numla Pass (5190m) and Bagla Pass (5070m)before reaching the beautiful hamlet of Ringmo. The hiker’s first glimpse of Lake Phoksundo. Blue sheep, musk deer, snow leopard, ghoral, Himalayan tahr and bear inhait the National Park of this high Tibetan plateau.

Lower Dolpo Trek Permit

To trek to Lower Dolpo, you will need two trekking permits: Lower Dolpo restricted area permit that costs U$ 10 per person per week and Sheyphoksundo National Park entrance fee NPR 3000 per person and NPR 1500 per person for SAARC nationals. Children below 10 years are free. It is mandatory that foreign trekkers trip to Lower Dolpo must be organized through a registered local trekking company in Nepal and must trek with licensed Nepalese trekking guide.

Itinerary

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16 Days Lower Dolpo Trek itinerary is provide as standard. We can customize the itinerary according to your time and interest. Contact us for tailor-made trip.

Trip preparation and gear check and late afternoon flight to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight in hotel.

  • Dinner
  • Tourist Standard Hotel
  • 150 m
  • Nepalgunj

Take Flight from Nepal gunj to Juphal (35mins), 3.5 hours walk to Dunai. Lunch at Dunai, visit central gompa and local cultue. Overnight stay at Dunai in teahouse or home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2140m
  • Dunai

6 hours trek to Sahartara from Dunai, lunch at Byasgar on the way to sightseeing and experience local culture. Stay overnight at Tarabagar in tea house / home stay..

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2730m
  • Sahartara

Trek to Lainicap during 3-4 hours. Experience a natural hot spring. Visit to Tika Gompa, built by King of Jumla in before Nepal was unified. Stay overnight at Lainicap in tented camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2772m
  • Lainicap

Trek to Nawarpani from Lainicap which takes 8 hours, experiencing nature. Stay overnight at Nawarpani in tented camp. Stay overnight in tea house / home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • (3523M
  • Nawarpani

Trek to Dho Tarap from Nawarpani, 5-7 hours walk and we take lunch at Sisaul. Side trip to Sipchowk which is one of highest settlement in the world at the elevation of 4200m from sea level.. Stay overnight at Dho Tarap tented camp. Stay overnight in tea house / home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3944m
  • Dho Tarap

Rest and relax or explore and a side trip to Sipchowk which is one of highest settlement in the world at the elevation of 4200m from sea level. Stay overnight in tea house / home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge

Trek to Numala Base Camp from Dho Tarap. 4-6 hours walk and we have lunch at Tokyu. Stay overnight at Dho in tented camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4440m
  • Numala Base Camp

Numala Base Camp – Danigar (4691m) - trek to Danigar from Numala Base Camp, 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight at Takshi in tented camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • (4691m
  • Danigar

Trek to Yak Kharka from Danigar (6 hours). We take lunch near Bagla Pass (5070m) and cross it. Stay overnight at Yak Kharaka in teahouse / home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3982m
  • Yak Kharka

Trek from Yak Kharka to Ringmo (5 hours walk). After lunch at Ringmo we explore around areas, monastery. Stay overnight at Ringmo in teahouse / home stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge / Home Stay
  • 3733m
  • Ringmo Village

We take rest day to relax at camp and to explore Bhotiya culture, Phoksundo lake and observe mountains and Suligad waterfall. Stay overnight at Ringmo in teahouse.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge / Home Stay
  • 3733m
  • Ringmo

Trek to Chhekpa from Ringmo (7 hours walk). Stay overnight at Raichi in teahouse.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2838m
  • Chhekpa

Trek from Chhekpa (6-7 hours walk). Stay overnight at Juphal in Hotel / Lodge .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2475m
  • Juphal

Fly to Nepalgunj (35 minutes) and fly to Kathmandu (45 minutes). Stay overnight in Hotel. Trip ends with Wilderness Excursion. 

  • Breakfast
  • Not included
  • 1300M
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal flight and airport taxes.
  • Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight and airport taxes.
  • An experienced guide for Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek. 
  • One shared trekking porter to carry your pack and tent. 
  • Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 14 Dinners, 
  • Tea, coffee and fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Camping equipment for trek 2/3 nights camping
  • Lower Dola Trekking restricted area trekking permit.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park entrance permit.
  • Guide and porter fee with all their expenses.
  • Local tax, vat and documentation charges.

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing and monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Nepal visa, International flight, Toiletries and laundry service,
  • Personal travel insurance and trekking gears, 
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Tips for guide and porters. (how much to tip?

 

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion is a local trekking agency so we can arrange departure that any time that suits your date. Check available trip start dates and cost for Lower Dolpo Trek. Please contact us for your customized departure date. 
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
October 08, 2022 October 22, 2022 Available US$2039
October 15, 2022 October 29, 2022 Available US$2039
October 22, 2022 November 05, 2022 Available US$2039
October 25, 2022 November 08, 2022 Guaranteed 8 Space left US$2039
October 29, 2022 November 12, 2022 Available US$2039

Useful Information

For customized Lower Dolpo Trek package and itinerary as per your interest; please kindly provide us details like your group size, nationality, and mode of hotels in Kathmandu you would like to use. The price we have offered online includes 2 nights deluxe twin/double room with breakfast in 3 star category boutique hotel in Kathmandu. International Tour Leader are encourage to get complimentary or discounted rate. 

Clients are advised to allow at least 1 or 2 extra days considering flight delays while doing trekking in Nepal.