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Lower Dolpo Trek - 16 Days

Lower Dolpo Trek
  • The spectacular view of the Phoksundo Lake
  • The challenging Numa la and Baga la pass
  • Various species of flora and fauna
  • Panoramic views of Snowy peaks
  • Ancient and isolated villages
  • Buddhist monasteries

Dolpa remains as an isolated corner in the far north-west Trans-Himalayan region of Nepal having a great biodiversity and cultural richness. Lower Dolpo trek with the Phoksundo Lake is perhaps one of the most popular treks in western Nepal. Phoksundo Lake is also known as the Blue Lake and contains no aquatic life. The Lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and ranks it with the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Lake Phoksundo is one of the main highlights of Dolpo which is situated in the Shey-Phoksundo National Park, the largest National Park in Nepal that covers an area of 3,555 sq.km. It was established in 1984A.D. to preserve a unique Trans-Himalayan ecosystem with a diversity of flora and fauna.

Dolpa is one of the most remote districts in Nepal with the fascinating villages, scenery and peace that offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful lake, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast range of wildlife inhabiting the region including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. Trekking in the Lower Dolpo region takes us to the popular Ringmo village and further to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11,811ft) through the Dho Tarap village (4,050m/13,288ft), a region inhabited by people practicing polyandry and pre-Buddhist religion called "Bon Po" and two high passes of Numa La (5,190m/17,028ft) and Baga La (5,090m/16,700ft).

Day 1
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, overnight at a hotel.

Day 2
Fly Nepalgunj to Dolpo (Juphal) and trek to Dunai (2,150m/7,054ft).

Day 3
Trek Dunai to Sahartara (2,730m/8,957ft).

Day 4
Trek Sahartara to Lahini (3,370m/11,056ft).

Day 5
Trek Lahini to Nauri Odar (3,800m/12,467ft).

Day 6
Trek Nauri Odar to Dho Tarap (4,050m/13,288ft).

Day 7
Rest day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization.

Day 8
Trek Dho Tarap to Numa la Base Camp (4,450m/14,600ft).

Day 9
Trek Numa la BC to Baga la Phedi (4,470m/14,666ft) crossing over Numa la pass (5,190m/17,028ft).

Day 10
Trek Baga la Phedi to Yak Kharka (3,860m/12,664ft) crossing over Baga la pass (5,090m/16,700ft).

Day 11
Trek Yak Kharka to Ringmogaon (3,600m/11,811ft).

Day 12
Rest day at Ringmogaon for excursion trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11,811ft).

Day 13
Trek Ringmogaon to Rechi (2,940m/9,646ft).

Day 14
Trek Rechi to Raktang (2,260m/7,415ft).

Day 15
Trek Raktang to Juphal (2,400m/7,874ft).

Day 16
Fly Juphal to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Cost Includes:

  • Lower Dolpo special trekking permit
  • Shey-Phoksundo National Park permit
  • A City Hotel in Nepalgunj for one night
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from teahouse/lodge and at our own kitchen
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge/tents in the mountains
  • Group leader, Cook and kitchen crew for camping period
  • Necessary porters
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Regular flights for Kathmandu-Nepalgunj (KEP)-Juphal-Nepalgunj (KEP)-Kathmandu and ground transfers
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Trip Facts

  • Fly in/out KTM-Nepalgunj-Juphal
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • 5,190 meters
  • Medium-Hard