Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

Duration: Days

Meals: Full Board During the Trek

Best Season: All Year Round

Transport: Flight Ktm-Pokhara & Julpa-Nepalgunj-Ktm

Max Altitude: 5309 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Country: Nepal

Trip Grade
TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.


Dolpo offers a wonderful chance to experience a landscape and culture very different from other parts of the country. Dolpo is rugged and remote and divided into two areas (upper and lower). The upper region is restricted and requires a permit. The whole of Dolpo is situated in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, 400 km west of Kathmandu. It is a rich and diverse area lying west of the Kali Gandaki valley just behind the Dhaulagiri massif in mid-western Nepal. Dolpo is home to many rare and endangered animal species including the Snow leopard, musk deer and blue sheep. The Dolpo region has only been opened to foreigners since 1989. One of the many highlights of the lower Dolpo trek is the flat upper valley, which contains a number of interesting villages mostly inhabited by people of Magar & Gurung origins. There is a number of Buddhist and Bon temples to see along the way.


Day 01:     Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing
Day 02:     Sight seeing in Kathmandu
Day 03:     Transfer airport – fly Nepalgunj (1 hour) – transfer hotel
Day 04:     Transfer airport – fly Juphal – trek Hanke (2660m)
Day 05:     Hanke/Samduwa
Day 06:     Phoksundo Lake (3600m)
Day 07:     Rest at Lake Phoksundo
Day 08:     Cross Baga La (5090m) and camp next side
Day 09:     Numla base camp
Day 10:     Cross Numla (5190m) then trek Dho Tarap (4040m)
Day 11:     Rest at Dho Tarap
Day 12:     Big cave (3600m)
Day 13:     Lahini (3200m)
Day 14:     Tarakot (2800m)
Day 15:     Dunai (2150m)
Day 16:     Jhupal (2500m)
Day 17:     Fly Kathmandu – transfer hotel
Day 18:     At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 19:     Transfer airport – flight to onward destination.

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Cost Includes

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu twin share with breakfast
  • Twin sharing basis hotel in Nepalgunj with Dinner
  • Guide, cook and kitchen support staff.
  • Mules or porters for luggage on the trekking.
  • All meals during the treks
  • All camping and cooking equipments.
  • All camping Charges.
  • Clients Airfare Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Kathmandu 
  • Dolpo restricted area permit fee.
  • National Park fees
  • All travel expenses for Nepali staffs.
  • All pick up and drop services.
  • All local official donations if any.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur) with tour guide

Cost Excludes

  • Insurance for Clients and Emergency Rescue and medicines and medicals.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Personal beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic access baggage charge (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj weight limit is 20 kg and Nepalgunj to Juphal weight limit is 15 kg).
  • Sleeping bag & mattress during trip.
  • International flights.
  • Flight cancelations & its further more expenses
  • Tips


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