Lower Dolpa Trek / 19 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October & November



Max Elevation

5240m, Numa La Pass


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Nepaljunga - Juphal - Dunai - Dho Tarap - Numa La - Bagala Pass - Phoksundo Lake - Suligad - Juphal - Nepaljung

Trip Overview

  • Amazing cultural experience in some of the lesser explored lands of western Nepal.
  • Breathtaking view of beautiful landscapes surrounding you
  • Beautiful Phoksundo lake in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Numa La and Baga La pass, challenging and beautiful passes that you will take on in this trek
  • Challenging trail perfect for people who love intermediate trekking between the harder and easier ones.
  • Gompas and monasteries reflecting pristine artforms and religious culture of these areas
  • Mountain lifestyle and cuisine alongwith the vegetations and wildlife
  • Exploring some of the major cities of Nepal including the heritage-rich Kathmandu valley

Lower Dolpa Trek is a trek with a complete experience of the lesser-traveled lands of western Nepal full of cultural, scenic and natural encounters throughout your journey of the Dolpo region.

The Lower Dolpa trek is a trek that takes you from the luxurious city areas deeper to the Himalayan bases of the Dolpo region. Walking in the sublime trail patched in the beautiful landscape surrounding it gives you a wonderful trekking experience. Walking by the rivers and streams from the mountain in the path will take you from a variety of flora and faunas. The altitude gain will be gradual with a smooth elevation in this Dolpo trek. Passing by the small villages and settlements, you can take a glance at the mountain lifestyle of the locals here.

The culture here in Dolpa is diverse as well. Moving further up to the trekking route, you will find the Tibetan influence in the culture and traditions of these places. Passing through Shrines, Gompas, Chortens and Mani walls, you will reach your next destination every day. The people are always welcoming and friendly with an evergreen smile over their traditional dresses. Walking over the challenging Passes enjoying the pristine view from the top, each minute of your epic adventure will be worth it in Dolpa. So, take your trekking adventure to the next stage by visiting the Lower Dolpa of Nepal.

With the aid and professional guides from Himalayan Pic Du Midi, you can make the trek to the lower Dolpa with ease and safety. Travelers both solo and in groups can take on the circuit with guidance and instructions. We also have prepared the alternate route in case of unforeseen lousy weather or landslides, so with us, safety is assured to you. You can exclude the period of the monsoon and extreme regions for the Lower Dolpa Trek. Mid-September to November and March to May are the perfect timing to visit these regions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Heritage Tour of Kathmandu and Prepration for the Trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Jhupal (2475m), Trek to Dunai (2140m)
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2540m)
Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3370m)
Day 07: Laini to Toltol (3525m)
Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (3945m)
Day 09: Rest day at Do Tarap (3945m)
Day 10: Dho Tarap to Numa La Base Camp (4440m)
Day 11: Numa La Pass (5240m) to Danigar (4515m)
Day 12: Baga La Pass to Yak Kahrka (3860m)
Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3640m)
Day 14: Exploration of Phoksundo in Ringmo (3640m)
Day 15: Phoksundo to Shyanta (2520m)
Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal (2475)
Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 18: Bhaktapur Cultural Tour
Day 19: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four-night Hotel in Kathmandu and One Night Hotel in Nepaljung with B/B basis
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung - Juphal – Nepaljung – Kathmandu by Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/Entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Special Lower Dolpa Restricted Area, Shey Phoksundo National Park Fee/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide, Trekking Cook, Acc. Guide, Kitchen staff
  • Camping Equipment’s Guest Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Chairs and Table, Mattresses during the camping Trek
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Baggage/Equipment’s/Cargo (Nepalgung – Juphal – Nepalgung)
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums in Lower Dolpa Region
  • Hot Shower
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Mineral water and deserts in Trek
  • Battery Charges, International call, WIFI & Internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters