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Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking - 18 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Guest House/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
Full Board
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with an experience tour Guide (Kathmandu Darbar square, Swyambhunath, Boddhanath and pasupati Temple)
  • Scenic flight to Nepaljunga (30m)
  • Visit Phoksundo Lake (3733m)
  • Cross few the world adventurous pass Numa -La (5318m) and Baga- La (5190m)
  • Explore Culture, Custom, tradition, Geography, Demography.
  • Learning Nepali Language and cooking.
  • Lead by experience mountain guide who have best knowledge of lower and upper Dolpo.
  • Breathtaking view of snowcapped mountain.

Trip Overview of Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking is a restricted trekking itinerary that takes the trekkers to the amazing landscapes of the Western region of Nepal—that is Lower Dolpo. Lower Dolpo Trekking covers up green grazing land, unproductive rocks as well as wonderful lakes. The starting point for the Lower Dolpo Trekking is Kathmandu from where sightseers take the air off to Nepaljung. Nepaljung is a city which is situated near the Indian border. The main attraction of this city is the temple of Bageshowri which is a major attraction for the Hindu pilgrims. The following day it sets up with the squat trip to Juphal with an elevation of 2,475m. Jupal will take you towards the beautiful and picturesque countryside, which will welcome you by the white snow-capped mountains. Then, after a quick view of the Thuli Bheri River, you can plan the night in a tented camp. The trek grade of Lower Dolpo Trekking is moderate to strenuous whose a maximum elevation is 5,190m. The minimum group size is only 2. Similarly, the best months to plan for the trek is on the months of April to October.

The interesting aspect of the Lower Dolpo Trekking is that it goes behind the sequence which means it moves from Dunai, Lingdo, Laina Odar, Nawarpani, Sisaul, Dho Tarap, Numala Base Camp Danigar, Yak Kharka, Phoksundo Lake, Chhepka, Juphal and at last returns to the capital city. The trip towards the Phoksundo Lake is another amazing thing to see in Lower Dolpo Trekking, sparkling snow with a flame so as to overwhelm by sensing the charm is an additional highlight of the trek. While continuing the trek you will get to view the endangered animals like Blue Sheep, Mountain Monkeys, Musk Deer, and Leopards. You will be engaged in trekking as well as sightseeing in this trekking.

Lower Dolpa Trekking will take you to cross the 2 high passes i.e. the Baga La High Pass (5190m) and Numa La Pass (5318m). The beautiful scenery, as well as the proper guidance that you will get from the staff of Tourist Link Trek and Expedition, makes you comfortable to accomplish the trek. It is said that Lower Dolpo Trekking is relatively indefinite yet the trek will craft you like an exhilarating trek target.


Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative staff from tourist Link Trek and expedition at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will talk about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.

For the next day, you will be traveling around the Kathmandu Valley by visiting Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares, and other cultures as well as traditional sites. You will too prepare for the journey during the time, obtaining authorization for the expedition from the government agency. Overnight stay at a hotel.

On the 3rd day, you will take a flight to Nepalgunj, a warm city in the Southern plains of Tarai. For the trek to Dolpo, you have to take a flight to Nepalgunj which is a city bordering neighboring India. Ethnically, the area is more look like India than the highlands of Nepal. You will cross the bundle and flurry of the bazaar to view the horse carts, which are occupied by multicolored people leaving or approaching the Indian border. You can too visit the temple of Bageshwori as it is one of the famous temples for Hindu pilgrimage. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

From Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m), it takes 35 minutes of flight where you can view the amazing mountain crest covered with snow. When you will arrive at Juphal you feel good as you have already experienced the hot weather in a small village with huge mountains. Here, you will be walking around the fields of vegetables and wheat towards the Thuli Bheri River in a cold atmosphere. Finally, you will arrive at Dunai (2140m) where you will trek for the rest of the time. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

It is said that the hike to Lingdo (2391m) will strike a chord with that of the European Alps. After arriving at Dho Tarap the degree of difficulty rises but it is not necessary to stay for a long time in Dho Tarap. You will prolong the trek towards the Lingdo. Lingdo is a tiny village with a guesthouse and campsite. Do not forget to bring the trekking permit card because at this point you may need it. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

From Lingdo, you will be ascending all along the trail by viewing the nice villages like Sarakot and Dho Tarap. The scenery is notable and at times very emerald. Following the Laisicap you will travel through the lengthy and tough ascend of nearly 3 hours to arrive at Laina Odar (3370m). To some extent, the trail goes to the forests where it is enclosed by sharp cliffs filled with huge trees pine. Overnight stay in A Mountain Lodge.

Progressing the trail you will move to Nawarpani (3475m) from Laina Odar after crossing the moderate and trouble-free hike along with some easy ascend. Arriving at Nawarpani you will get a hotel with a tent where you can plan for tonight’s stay. Or you are in a mood to trek even further than you can continue so that you will reach Sisaul (3750m). Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On this day you will be viewing more trees that are missing in the previous trek. Today you will move further from Nawarpani to Sisaul (3750m). In Sisaul, you might get an opportunity to view the spot snow Leopard as well. The trail ascends abruptly for nearly half an hour to the tiny pass with a pleasant Stupa. Again from the pass, it takes 30 minutes to reach Sisaul (3750m). Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On the 9th day, you will trek from Sisaul to Dho Tarap (4080m) in the early morning. Mainly on this day, you will be fascinated by seeing the cultural dresses worn by men and women of this place. Similarly, the people are too friendly that you will be touched seeing their behavior. You will be warmly welcomed by the native in a traditional way. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

To continue the trek you will move to Numla Base Camp (4440m) from Dho Tarap (4080m) in the early morning. Departing from the Dho Tarap you will feel bad as you are already touched by the people of Dho Tarap. Numla Base Camp is at the central point of nowhere yet you will sense the fine river along with tiny houses where you will get the chance of cooking. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On the 11th day, you will head to Danigar (4631m) through the Numla La Pass (5318m) which is considered a perfect day to begin the trek. The trek to ascend the Numa La Pass is not an easy trek as it comes under stretched and tiring climb. Even due to the high altitude you will think of it as a valuable trek. If you are accompanied by the weather then, you are lucky enough to observe the White Mountains which are covered with snow like the Manaslu range, Annapurna, Kanjirowa, and many more. You too can view the yaks which are grazing on the next bank of the river. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On the 12th day, you will head towards the Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La (5190m) in the early morning. Here, you will view the nice sight after spending several days with no trees. In addition, you will also get to view the attractive waterfalls all the way to it. It is a somewhat smooth and trouble-free walk that moves downward until you arrive at the Yak Kharka. In Yak Kharka you are awarded different colorful flowers. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On the 13th day, you do not have to walk for many hours regularly. After departure from Yak Kharka, you will scale up and down by crossing several levels to the small pass. That passes leads to the forest of Pine and a beautiful cascade. You will hike throughout the pasturing land by enjoying the different sounds of birds. As soon as you cross the forests you will arrive at Ringmo/ Phoksundo Lake (3733m).

For the next day, you will trek to Chhepka (2838m) via Rechi (2940m) from Phoksundo Lake. The hike to Rechi moves roughly throughout the attractive Pine forest, bushes, birches, and additional broad tress. You can view the river from a distant place as well. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

From the bridge, it takes nearly 3 hours to arrive at Juphal (2475m). The initial section above the large trail, crossing throughout the tiny village of Kalagaonda. Again, you will depart the chief trail and hike over the small trail through the meadow of Wheat, Barley, Walnut, and Apricot. To trek, the Juphal is an appealing ascend. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

In the early morning, you will take a flight to Nepaljung. Throughout the flight, you will enjoy seeing the high mountains with a unique appearance. Arriving at Nepaljung again you will take another flight to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel.

On this free day, you can move for exploring different interesting places in Kathmandu except then stay inside the hotel. So, it is good to have a look at the garden of Dream, different libraries, and only one zoo in Nepal along with the botanical garden. In the evening you can stay at Basantapur by taking a sip and exploring the artistic monuments. Overnight stay in a hotel.

This is the final day as per an itinerary where you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, or towards your next destination. You will be in motion from a hotel after taking your lunch and here, you will be helped by our representative staff from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • All domestic Airfare (Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Jupal - Kathmandu)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle and deluxe bus as per itinerary
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Restricted area permit and ) please bring 3 passport-size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Jupal
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Lower Dolpo Trekking what you need know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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