Lower Dolpo Trekking in Nepal: Guide, Permit, Cost

  • Moderate
  • 14 Days Tent
  • 4,580 M
  • 4 Days Hotel Days
  • 12 Days Trekking Days

Lower Dolpo Trek. Dolpo is located in North West of Nepal. It is on the isolated corner of the Trans Himalayan Zone. Dolpo is a virgin and divine land. For this trip, it takes a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and further to Juphal. And from Juphal we walk down to Dunai. Dunai is the district headquarter of Dolpo. From Dunai you flow the Thulo Bheri River through Tarakot and Do-Trap. Then from Do-Trap, you will cross over Numa-La and Baga -La to Shey- Phoksundo Lake. Phoksundo is the deepest Lake in the entire Himalayan Region.

Dolpo is famous for snow leopards, Himalayan tahr (mountain goat), and blue sheep. A great Naturalist Rodney Jackson conducted his research on snow leopards in the Shey Phoksundo area. Mother Nature created a unique and wonderful treasurer like Dolpo. So it is being the shelter of many rare alpine living beings. In spite of tough trails and rugged topography journey to the Dolpo area is a lifetime experience. Tourists rarely visit Dolpo Region and the trekking route is very narrow and steep at places. So a good hiking experience is essential for this trek.

Route Highlight

  • Duration: 21 days
  • Best season: May-Oct
  • Trekking grade: D (Challenging)
  • Trek Starting Point: Nepalgunj
  • Ending Point: Nepalgunj
  • Culture: Different communities with the majority of Tibetan, Thakalis, and Brahmins.
  • Mode of Trekking: Fully Organized Camping Trek.
  • Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges Thorong Peak and Tibetan rugged mountains.
  • Highlight: Dolpa is the most remote and least developed isolated corner of Nepal. The region offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries. And also experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf, and the legendary Snow Leopard.

Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day to day schedule to Lower Dolpo Trekking in Nepal: Guide, Permit, Cost

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu o/n in a hotel. (D)

  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel.(B)

  • Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj o/n in a hotel.(B)

  • Day 4: Flight to Juphal & trek to Dunai (3hrs, 2050m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (6/7hrs, 2520m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 6: Trek to Khani Gaun (5/6hrs, 2540m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 7: Trek to Chheur (5/6hrs, 3610m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 8: Trek to Sishu Khola (6/7hrs ,3770m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 9: Trek to Dho (6hrs, 4150m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 10: Rest day in Dho, o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 11: Trek to Numla High camp (7hrs, 4580m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 12: Trek to Bagala high camp (7hrs, 4565m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 13: Trek to Yakkharka (6hrs, 4180m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 14: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (4/5hr, 3728m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (6hrs, 2760m) o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 16: Rest day and sightseeing around in Ringmo,o/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 17: Trek to Sangta 7/8hrs, 2520m) o/n in camp

  • Day 18: Trek to Juphal (5/6hrs, 2475m) 0/n in camp. (B.L.D)

  • Day 19: Flight to Nepalganj, flight further on to Kathmandu,o/n in a hotel. (B)

  • Day 20: Sightseeing of Bhaktpur and Patan o/n in a hotel

  • Day 21: Transfer to international airport in Kathmandu. (B)

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • All the necessary kitchen equipment, member, dining, kitchen and toilet tent during trekking
  • Domestic flight tickets and airport tax (Kathmandu - Nepalganj - Juphal - Nepalganj - Kathmandu) During the trek:
  • Trekking permit and conservation fee

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • International flight ticket and airport tax

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Best Season
May - Oct

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