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Lower Dolpo Trekking - 17 days

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17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation by private car and domestic flights as per itinerary.
Best Season
2 nights hnotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj and 14 nights during trek.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During trek.
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Tarakot-Dho Tarap-Tokyu Gaon-Tokyu Gaon-Yak Kharka-Danighar-Nawarpani-Laina Odar-Numa La Base Camp-Dunai-Kathmandu


Lower Dolpo Trek presents a captivating journey through the pristine wilderness of one of Nepal's most remote regions. Nestled in the shadow of the Himalayas, Lower Dolpo offers trekkers a chance to explore ancient villages, rugged landscapes, and rich cultural heritage.

The adventure typically begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by another flight to Juphal, the starting point of the trek. From Juphal, trekkers embark on a mesmerizing journey through remote valleys, dense forests, and high mountain passes.

One of the highlights of the Lower Dolpo Trek is the opportunity to visit the Shey Phoksundo National Park, home to the mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake. This pristine alpine lake, with its crystal-clear waters and surrounding snow-capped peaks, is a sight to behold. Trekkers can spend time exploring the shores of the lake and visiting nearby villages, where traditional Tibetan culture is still preserved.

The trek also takes trekkers through charming villages like Dunai, Tarakot, and Dho Tarap, where they can experience the unique way of life of the Dolpo people. The villages are adorned with ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and stone houses, offering insight into the region's rich cultural heritage.

Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to stunning views of towering peaks, including Dhaulagiri and Kanjirowa, as well as dramatic landscapes of barren cliffs, deep gorges, and lush forests. Crossing high mountain passes like Numa La and Baga La adds an exhilarating challenge to the journey, rewarding trekkers with panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The Lower Dolpo Trek is not only a physical adventure but also a cultural immersion, allowing trekkers to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life. Whether marveling at the natural beauty of Phoksundo Lake or traversing remote mountain trails, the Lower Dolpo Trek offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Transfer to your hotel and rest after your journey.
  • Explore the vibrant streets and bustling markets of Kathmandu.

  • Guided tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
  • Final preparations and gear check for the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Early morning flight to Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai region of Nepal.
  • Transfer to your hotel and relax.
  • Overnight stay in Nepalgunj.

  • Morning flight to Juphal, the gateway to Dolpo.
  • Begin trekking to Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa.
  • Trek through terraced fields, forests, and picturesque villages.
  • Overnight stay in Dunai.

  • Trek along the banks of the Thuli Bheri River.
  • Pass through remote villages and terraced fields.
  • Overnight stay in Tarakot.

  • Continue trekking along the Thuli Bheri River.
  • Enjoy views of the surrounding landscapes and villages.
  • Overnight stay in Laina Odar.

  • Trek through rugged terrain and dense forests.
  • Cross suspension bridges over the river.
  • Overnight stay in Nawarpani.

  • Trek to Dho Tarap, a traditional Tibetan village.
  • Explore the village and visit ancient monasteries.
  • Overnight stay in Dho Tarap.

  • Rest and acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Explore the surroundings of Dho Tarap.
  • Overnight stay in Dho Tarap.

  • Begin the ascent towards Numa La Pass.
  • Trek through rocky terrain and alpine meadows.
  • Overnight stay at Numa La Base Camp.

  • Cross Numa La Pass (5,190m) and descend to Danighar.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from the pass.
  • Overnight stay in Danighar.

  • Trek through barren landscapes and yak pastures.
  • Enjoy views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.

  • Trek to Tokyu Gaon, a traditional Tibetan village.
  • Explore the village and visit monasteries.
  • Overnight stay in Tokyu Gaon.

  • Return trek to Dho Tarap village.
  • Enjoy the familiar sights and sounds of the village.
  • Overnight stay in Dho Tarap.

  • Trek back to Tarakot village.
  • Retrace your steps along the Thuli Bheri River.
  • Overnight stay in Tarakot.

  • Trek back to Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa.
  • Enjoy your last day in the wilderness.
  • Overnight stay in Dunai.

  • Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj.
  • Connect with a flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
  • Departure from Kathmandu.

This itinerary provides a comprehensive overview of the Lower Dolpo Trek, allowing trekkers to experience the diverse landscapes, remote villages, and rich cultural heritage of the region. Keep in mind that trekking itineraries may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, group preferences, and time constraints.

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    Trekking Permits:
    • Lower Dolpo Trek Special Permit
    • Lower Dolpo Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit.
    • Accommodation in teahouses or lodges during the trek
    • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Transportation by flights from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal 
    • Return transportation from Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
    Guide and Porter:
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide who is knowledgeable about the route, culture, and safety considerations
    • Porter(s) to carry trekking gear and supplies (optional, depending on the package)
    Emergency Assistance:
    • Emergency evacuation arrangements
    • First aid kit and basic medical assistance.

Doesn't Include

    Personal Expenses:
    • International flights to and from Nepal.
    • Expenses for additional meals, snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks during trek.
    • Expenses for optional activities or side trips not included in the itinerary.
    • Personal gear and equipment (e.g., trekking boots, sleeping bag, backpack, etc.)
    • Travel insurance (including medical and evacuation coverage)
    Tips and Gratuities:
    • Tips for guides, porters, and other staff members (tipping is customary in Nepal but discretionary)
    Additional Costs:
    • Costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, cancellations, or changes in the itinerary
    • Any expenses related to medical treatment, medication, or emergency evacuation.
    Optional Extras:
    • Optional activities before or after the trek (e.g., sightseeing tours in Kathmandu or Nepalgunj cultural experiences, etc.)
    • Rental fees for trekking gear and equipment (if not brought by you)
    Meals in Cities:
    • Meals and snacks in Kathmandu or Nepalgunj before and after the trek.
    • Additional meals and beverages outside of the trekking itinerary.


    Lower Dolpo Trekking Route Map

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