Lower Dolpo Trek

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Easy Trek



Max altitude

Flight and private vehicle


Hotel/Mountain lodge


Mid Feb to May, Mid Sept to Mid Dec

Best season

All meals during trek


Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek – Walking journey towards Nepal’s deepest lake

Nepal is full of mountains and hills. Therefore, the country is famous for the hill walking or also called as the trekking. EverestAnnapurnaLangtang, and Manaslu are the major trekking regions of Nepal. However, lots of people across the globe are exploring the remote places of Nepal. No wonder the off the beaten trekking trails are slowly getting crowded. Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal is the shortened version of Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek. 

The journey is similar to Upper Dolpo. The only difference is that the trekkers reach only up to Phoksundo Lake. This is the deepest lake in Nepal. It is shorter and relatively comfortable than the Full Dolpo trekking. Trekkers will get the chance to witness Nepal’s all geographical belts (flatland/terai, hilly & Himalayan). Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj is the first course of action. Nepalgunj is the industrial city on the Nepal – India border located in the Terai belt of Nepal. Trekkers then again take a flight to Juphal. There is no direct flight to Juphal from Kathmandu. In doing so, trekkers will experience the Terai and hills at once. 

Trekkers start their journey through various villages like Tarakot, Luna, and Nawarpani before reaching the Do Tarap Village. In this village, we will take the acclimatization break. It is highly necessary as trekkers will start to reach the no vegetation higher Himalayan belts of Nepal. The crossing of the Numa La Pass and Baga La Pass are the two arduous tasks on this walking journey. 

Even if the trek is tiring the mountains and surroundings help trekkers to get relieved from the tiredness. Heed the instructions of the guide as well because the trail is relatively new and less walked. You might get lost in the wilderness too. From Ringmo trekkers hike towards the lake. This is indeed the most picturesque day of the journey. Trekkers then return back to Juphal via Shyanta for the flight back to Kathmandu.


Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Our representative of the company staff will pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the standard hotel in Thamel. Enjoy your overnight in the hotel. our guide will brief you with all the information about your trip.

Day: 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Trek (1,300 m)

There will be Sightseeing views in Kathmandu which has the most historical and spiritual attraction. Some of these landmarks are called World Heritage Places, including the historic Durbar Square, Pashupatinath's  Hindu temple, which is the famous ' Monkey Temple ' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), one of the world's largest stupas. After that, there will be a trip preparation for the day. Stay Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day: 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, approximate 1 hour (150 m)

You will take the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which is located in western Nepal. It lies near the Nepal-India border, which is also called a gateway of Simikot, Humla. In Nepalgunj, if you want to visit in the Local market or Nearby village than then you can visit by taking the help of our company team members. Stay overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day: 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) and trek to Dunai, approximate 2 -3 hours trek (2,850 m)

After a long flight to Juphal from Nepalgunj. you will land in Juphal from where your trekking journey begins. The town is beautifully located over the foothills of the Himalayas, with amazing views of the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Here you start the adventure with our trekking staff. you descend through a local village and terraced field in the Bheri River and its narrow gorge.you will continue to walk to Dunai Which is headquartered of the Dolpo region. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day: 5 Trek for Dunai to Tarakot, approximate 5-6 hours (2,543 m)

Today you trek to the Tarakot along the southern bank of the Bheri River on an easy trail. Along the way, you pass through the deep gorges, bridges and isolated villages as we climb over the hill. As we continue trek further, you will be greeted with dry stones and cultivating a colorful terraced field of Tarakot, a small village on a hill south of the Bheri River. Stay Overnight in Tarakot.

Day: 6 Trek for Tarakot to Laini, approximate 6-7 hours (3,160 m)

You will walk close to Tarap Chu and cross before reaching Sandul Gompa. The gompa lies between Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu river which attracts you. you will continue your walking trail that takes you through farm terraces and rural villages where the local people situated. After a while, you will finally reach Laini.

Day: 7 Trek for Laini to Nawarpani, approximate 5-6 hours (3,545 m)

You climb on a steep trail and follow through the deep gorge of Tarap River. The hike is quite thrilling as the valley becomes a small gorge that you can jump from one side to the other in certain areas and also you will continue your trek on wooden planks and flat stones that brings us to Chhyugar.you cross a small stream and for a few hours of the trek from there that brings you to Toll, which is a winter settlement for the Upper Dolpo people, Several vigorous climbs and downhills will take us to the banks of the Chyugur Khola from where you will reach Nawarpani. Stay Overnight in Nawarpani.

Day: 8 Nawarpani to Do Tarap, approximate 7-8 hours (4,090 m)

You will begin your trek to Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola. Crossing a narrow gorge, leave the trees behind us and welcome wild roses and juniper bushes to reach the village of Dho Tarap. This village is a wonderful village that is surrounded by an irregular stone wall and Tarap is also inhabited by some Tibetans, and mostly Magars, who have lived here for many generations. Stay Overnight in Do Tarap. 

Day: 9 Acclimatization Day

This Acclimatization Day allows you to take some rest. if you want then you can visit nearby monasteries nad also get an opportunity to learn and understand the local culture and their lifestyle. Dolpo peoples wear homespun clothes and prefer Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes). The majority of people here follow the religion of Bon-Po and Nyigmapa. Stay Overnight at Do Tarap.

Day: 10 Trek to Numa La Base Camp, approximate 6-7 hours walk (4,440 m)

You will trek towards the upper Tarap valley with enjoying beautiful views of lush grassland on both sides of the river which is most unique for Dolpo trek. You walk along the Tarap Chu river and explore the fantastic views of the large valley of Tarap with its wide plains and high mountain peaks. After walking for a few hours takes you to the village of Tokyu and for more information, you will explore the Buddhist monastery of the Chiba sect. furthermore, you will continue walking for the village before reaching the Numa La Base Camp. Stay overnight at Numa La Base Camp.

Day: 11 Cross Numa La pass and camp at Pelung Tang (4465m), approximate 6-7 hours (5,190 m)

In this Day your journey starts with the crossing of Numa La Pass on a steep trail up the top ridge of the pass. From the ridge of Numa la, you will get incredible views of the surrounding landscape of the valley and mountains of Dolpo up to Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m)  and famous snow-capped peaks is so spiritually invigorating. Stay overnight camp at Pelung Tang.

Day: 12 Cross Baga La pass and trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m), approximate 6 hours (5,070 m)

The trek today also begins with the steep climb up to the top of Baga La pass. From here it may be difficult to climb but you see the fantastic views of the dry landscape and you can also able to explore the snow-capped mountain peak of Kanjirowa Mountain range. Also,  you can spend time with feeling a fresh air of the beauty of nature, and you can also click the photo if you are interested in photography with enjoying the mesmerizing views. Next, you will walk downward to Dajok Tang.

Day: 13 Dajok Tang to Ringmo, approximate 3 to 4 hours (3,600 m)

Today you will visit the trails of amazing pine forest and alpine vegetation which is so peaceful. After the short trek, you will reach the Ringmo Village in where local people live with different cultural heritage. This village is a traditional Tibetan village of the Dolpo region. Overnight to Ringmo  

Day: 14 Hike to Phoksundo Lake (3,611 m)

Today you will explore a beautiful Phoksundo Lake which is a beautiful turquoise color lake and also called the deepest lake in Nepal. You can also get the amazing view of the Ringmo village from the lake and you will also cross the beautiful glaciers above the lake area. on the way, you can also visit the monastery and after reaching the lake you can enjoy and feel the peace and relax walking on the serene lake shores. Stay overnight in Phoksundo.

Day: 15 Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2,520 m)

You will trek down to Chepka. From Chepka, the trail follows a massive overhanging rock during the trek you will find a lot of valuable medicinal minerals that are believed to cure almost anything in this area. This route passes through the village before climbing in shyanta.you will slide down to  Chunuwar, the path slides down along the attractive lush forest of pines and birches to Recchi. stay overnight at Shyanta.

Day: 16 Shyanta to Jhupal (2,499 m)

You march towards Jhupal via Sulighat on a trail surrounded by birch trees. From atop a ridge, you will get the most attractive views of the mountain above us and Jhupal Village below. maximum caution is required while trekking along this path. After reaching Jhupal, you can explore the busy market town or simply taking a rest. Overnight in Jhupal.

Day: 17 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj (1,400 m)

You will take the earliest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. After reaching Nepaljung, you will take another flight to go back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu our team member will transfer you to your hotel. if you are interested to explore in Kathmandu then you can explore beautiful places and different cultural heritage places and also if you want to buy memorable things than you can buy for you or your family member.

Day: 18 Final Departure

Our adventure in Nepal reaches an end today! A Company delegate will drop you off at the air terminal roughly 3 hours before our booked flight. On our approach to home, you will have a lot of time to design your next experience in the magnificent nation of Nepal.


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