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Lower Dolpo Trek

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Max. Elevation
5309 m / 17417 ft
Group size
MIn.2 Pax
Level
Moderate
Transportation

Private Car/Van, Flight, and public Bus

Best Season
September to November March to May
Starts at / Ends at
KATHMANDU / KATHMANDU
Accomodation
  • Three-Star Hotel in Kathmandu,
  • The best available tea house on the trekking route
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Three times food in Trekking
Trip Route
Jhuphal-Phuksundo Lake-Baga La Pass-Numa la Pass-Tarkakot-Jhuphal

Highlights

  • Start exploring the beautiful city of Kathmandu- the city of temples, arts, and history. 
  • Enjoy a scenic flight of Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal and back. 
  • Explore the wonderful local villages dominated by Bon and Buddhist people and explore the cultures and the living style. 
  • Collect the exciting views of the diverse landscapes. 
  • Visit some of the famous and oldest Buddhist monasteries inside the region. 
  • Visit Phoksundo Lake and the famous waterfall of 167m. 
  • Collect the superb views of the Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 
  • Create lifetime experiences with Adventure A One Trek. 

Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek is a trip into the remote areas of the far western belt of Nepal. Dolpo Trekking is an exciting trip around the Dolpo region that allows exploring the ancient Bon culture and the traditions of the people. Bon is the people who migrated from Tibet and live in the higher Himalayan belt of Nepal. Lower Dolpo Trekking allows learning the living style and the cultures of the Buddhist people living around the area. With their own culture, customs, and language, the Bon and Buddhist people are setting a unique example in the country. 

The less crowded trekking route of Nepal, the Dolpo trek also offers to visit the famous Phoksundo Lake. Ringmo village is another pick of the trek. Located on the landslide dam the village has a Bon temple which is named Bon or Ringmo Temple. Likewise, there is an impressive 167m long waterfall near the village to visit. Several other farm villages are the other attractions of the trek.

Similarly, the high passes of Numa La at 5309 meters and Baga La at 5,169 meters add challenge and excitement to the trek. The diverse landscapes of the region and the greater views of Mount Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges are the best part of the trek. A camping trek into the remote area, the trek is an exciting one as there is a high chance of encountering wildlife like snow leopards and blue sheep too.

Like other trekking in Nepal, the Lower Dolpo trek is also seasonal trekking. The best time to trek to Lower Dolpo is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Whereas, the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) are not recommended. 

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Trip Itinerary

Upon arriving at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives. You will be then transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest or you can walk around the local market. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome drink

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu. Those four sites are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Monastery, and Boudhanath. After completing the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, you will then have the time to prepare for the trekking. If you do not have any gear then your guide can help you to get them in the tourist market of Thamel. 

Max. altitude

1,430 m / 4,692 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Today you will be taking a short flight to Nepalgunj to start the trek. After completing the preparation and getting all the gear needed for the trek, you will be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport’s domestic terminal to catch your flight to Nepalgunj. 

Upon arriving at Nepalgunj airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Nepalgunj for the night. You will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Max. altitude

150 m / 492 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

Breakfast

Take the early morning breakfast, you will be then transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jhupal. Jhupal village is a nice village. You will then start the trek to Dunai. The route is an easy and combined route flat and uphill. Upon arriving at Dunai, you can explore the local village. You will be staying overnight at a local house. 

Max. altitude

2,140 m / 7,021 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Passing the marketplace and then crossing the bridge over ThuloBheri River, you will take a gradual walk towards Chhepaka with the greater views of Kagmara Peak. The route then heads for a downhill passing the farm villages to Dhera which is a small cattle herders’ settlement. Furthermore, you will push for a short climb to Rahagaon village. It is a wonderful village of the combined tribe of Thaukri. 

Then make the final push of downhills through the forested area to reach Chhekpa for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Max. altitude

2,838 m / 9,311 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The walk starts after breakfast, the first section of the day is downhill to the forested area via the river bank. The route then converts into an uphill leaving the forest behind. After some time of the trek of the uphill route, you will then get back to the forested area following a downhill to Ryajik village. From there you will be making a final push to get to Samdua village for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

2,960 m / 9,711 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

One of the finest days as you will be getting to Phuksundo Lake today. First, you will be descending to Phungmo Khola. You will be then trekking towards the upper belt of the PhuksmdoKhola through the pine forest. From there you will be making the final push to get to Phuksundo Lake for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,630 m / 11,909 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The rest day is dedicated to exploring the lake and collecting the superb views of mountains and mountains. Likewise, you can also explore Ringmo village to witness the local cultures and their living style. Enjoy your fabulous day. 

Max. altitude

3,630 m / 11,909 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

After spending two wonderful days around Phoksundo Lake, you will be trekking further to the Dolpo area today near the Baga La pass. The route to Temche is via a water stream through Mudiwa village. Temche is a small and wonderful grazing land where you will be setting the camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,995 m / 13,107 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

On one of the longest days of the trip, starting early you will be first taking a steep uphill route to the top of Baga La. At the ridge, you can collect the wonderful views of Phoksundo Lake and the fantastic views of Kagmara peaks. After enjoying some time at the top, you will then descend to Danigar for the night. Upon arriving, your guide and porters will be setting the camp for the day.

Max. altitude

5,169 m / 16,959 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

A challenging yet exciting day, you will be getting to the highest point of the trek today at Numa La. The route from Phedi to Numa La is a gradual climb to the top. The Numa La ridge offers great views of the Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. You can also see the beautiful landscapes and nice valley down from today. Upon collecting the fascinating views, you will be then trekking down to Phedi for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

5,309 m / 17,418 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

After the harder last day, you will have a relatively easy day today. From Phedi, you will first climb to a ridge that offers good views of the Dhaulagiri range. Then the descending route takes you to Modo Valley. Then crossing a monastery and the wonderful village of Khager, you will be finally reaching Tokyu Gaon for the night. Tokyu Gaon is a big village with several old monasteries and nice farmlands. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

4,209 m / 13,809 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

The journey begins after breakfast, following the downhill route, you will be reaching Tarap Chu first. Tarap Chu is a nice alley with several settlements for the yaks and sheep herders. From there you will be pushing further to Dhotarap for the night. Dhotarap is a nice village inhabited by the Magar and other tribes. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

3,944 m / 12,940 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

The trek begins with a descent towards Tarap Valley first. Then after following the Tarap Chu and Thuli Bheri River, you will be trekking towards Ghyamgar village. Along the way, you can collect the finest views of the wonderful waterfalls. Upon reaching Ghyamgar, your guide will be setting the camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,759 m / 12,333 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

A nice day that leads you to the scenic valley of Tarap.  Following the narrow gorge, the walk goes via Toltol. Along the way to TarapKhola, the spot of animals like blue sheep and even snow leopards are expected. Upon arriving at TarapKhola, the camp will be set near the stream. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,652 m / 11,982 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Crossing the several farm villages, the walk will follow the river to the way to Tarakot. It is about a five to six-hour walk to Tarakot which is a nice village. Tarakot is a fortress which is protecting the village from outsiders. The place has also an old and nice monastery of Sandul Gompa. You can enjoy exploring the village. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

2,540 m / 8,333 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

On the final day of the trek, you will be trekking to Dunai from Tarakot first. Upon arriving in Dubai, catching the Jeep, you will be further driving to Jhupal for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp at Jhupal. 

Max. altitude

2,140 m / 7,021 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

With a short morning flight, you will be first getting to Nepalgunj. From there taking another connecting flight, you will get back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

You can take an entire day resting in Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief to your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time.

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star level hotel with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis.
  • All the ground transportation is as per the itinerary. 
  • Private vehicle and experienced tour guide during Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
  • All the permits needed for the trek including the special permit needed for the trip.
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal and Jhupal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trek.
  • Porter(s) and all the expenses during the trekking including the insurance. 
  • All the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) including complimentary tea/coffee during the trekking. 
  • Cook, kitchen staff, and other support staff during camping
  • Camping gear (sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, etc.)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking on the best lodge available.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Trekking route maps and sleeping bags (need to be returned after the trip completion)
  • First aid kit carried by the guide with all basic medicines and devices. 
  • Emergency Rescue assistance arrangements if needed 
  • All the government taxes and company service charges. 

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Nepal Visa Fees, Travel Insurance, and food in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundry, gadget charging, etc.) during the trekking. 
  • Anything is not included in the inclusion list. 
  • Tipping to the Guide and porters.
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Best experience with A1trek while trekking to lower dolpo!

I had an amazing experience on the Lower Dolpo Trek with Adventure A One Treks. The owner, Dhrubba Bhatta, was very helpful and accommodating throughout the trek. He was always available to answer our questions and provide us with advice. He also made sure we had all the supplies we needed, and that the trek was enjoyable and comfortable. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, and we had a chance to experience some of the most amazing views of the Himalayas. The whole team of Adventure A One Treks was very hospitable and professional. I would definitely recommend this company for anyone looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. Thank you Dhrubba for making our trip a truly memorable one!

Kristian Freytag
Kristian Freytag
Germany
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