• Duration 17 Days / 16 Nights
  • Price from $2339 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr & May

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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17 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.

Join Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, a welcome dinner and short briefing is held at the evening. Stay overnight in hotel. 

Half day tour to visit World Heritage Site ( Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath) and late afternoon flight to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight in hotel.

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 tented camp

6 hours trek to Sahartara from Dunai, lunch at Byasgar on the way to sightseeing and experience local culture. Stay overnight at Tarabagar in tented camp.

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.

Trek to Nawarpani from Lainicap which takes 8 hours, experiencing nature. Stay overnight at Nawarpani in tented camp.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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 tented camp.

Trek to Raichi from Ringmo (4 hours walk). Stay overnight at Raichi in tented camp.

Trek from Sangta Raichi (4 hours walk). Stay overnight at Sangta in tented camp.

Sangta - Juphal 5 hours walk to Juphal. Stay overnight at Juphal in hotel or tented camp.

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

  • Breakfast
  • Samsara Resort
  • 1300 M
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • 3 nights sharing twin bed room in 3*** categorized hotels in Kathmandu with breakafst.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee and fresh fruits during the trip.
  • All camping gear and kitchen utensils during the trek
  • Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide.
  • Cook, kitchen helpers and porters to carry all the food and trekking gear.
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal flight and airport taxes.
  • Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathamndu flight and airport taxes.
  • Dola Trekking permit, Shey Phoksundo entrance permit.
  • Food, tented accommodation and salary of your trip crew.
  • Salary, insurance and trekking gear for trip crew.
  • Government tax,vat and office service charges.

What's Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner except breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Nepal visa, International flight, Toiletries and laundry service,
  • Personal travel insurance, rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters. 

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. 

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 3 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.