Lower Dolpo Trekking


Our office representative will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport, upon your arrival and then transfer you to the hotel. Take some rest at the hotel and later visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. A welcome dinner will be offered in the evening along with a tour briefing by our team.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner.

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swyambhunath:-
Swyambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:-
The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa's in South Asia. Meet your guide at the office and prepare for your trip.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

Generally, we go via Nepalgunj to get to Dolpo so, firstly we will fly to Nepalgunj and spent overnight in Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj has situated in the southwestern part of Nepal a steaming hot city. It is a plain land hesitated by different people from different parts of the country and which in culture and heritage. It includes Bageshowri temple, Nepal's one of the important Hindu temples.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Nepalgunj.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Early Morning Depart from Nepalgunj Airport to fly to Juphal, 35-minute flight from with beautiful views of the snow-capped mountain. Juphal is a small mountain village, where we can breathe cold and fresh air than that of Nepalgunj. We have to arrange porters and other remaining equipment's and trek to dunai
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Dunai.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

On the fifth day, we start our trek from Dunai to Tarakot after having breakfast in the morning. The trail follows along the Thuli Bheri River and amazing landscape of the Dolpo region which by now starts to show its color. Mostly the people inhabiting in the Dolpo region are the ones from Tibetan descent and the Sherpas. The landscape might get rough and rocky in some places. Road service has not yet reached the Dolpa region and Dolpa happens to be one of the most remote areas of Nepal. Guest houses are sparse and hence we have to carry camping materials if the situation demands.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Tarakot
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

From Tarakot, the trail attains altitude gradually. On our way, we come across many local villages and Buddhist monasteries. We also cross several suspension bridges over the Thuli Bheri River. There are several Tent-hotels along the way and we can stop by and fill up our stock of snacks when needed. Tent-hotels also serve food and drinks to travelers. Items like biscuits, noodles, and other consumable items can be bought from such shops.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Laini
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The next morning we take tea and breakfast at the camp itself and resume our journey to the Dolpo region. We reach Nawarpani after about four hours of an adventurous trek from Laini. It is a comfortable trek as the trail sometimes passes through pine forests, and yet at other times through fir trees.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Nawarpani
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

From Nawarpani, the landscape suddenly seems to have changed as we now approach a small settlement area in between the huge mountains. A big Buddhist monastery is present in Tarap and almost all of the people in Tarap are inclined on Buddhism or they are the descendants of Tibetans. Traditionally, the women of this region wear dark dresses with colorful aprons weaved from yak wool. The women also wear bracelets made from big shells as part of Tibetan tradition. Taking with the local people also helps the foreigners to learn about the traditional Sherpa and Tibetan culture.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Dho-Tarap
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The ninth day of the itinerary, we will be taking rest at Tarap for acclimatization purpose, getting used to the conditions and the increasing altitude. You can travel around the village in Tarap while conversing with the local villagers.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Dho Tarap.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

After spending a day at Tarap, we resume our trek the next day. While on the way we also happen to cross the ‘Crystal Mountain School’ which is educating children from the nearby region. It is funded by a French NGO. A further one hour trek from the School takes us to the Numa La Base Camp situated at the altitude of 4440 meters. There is a Buddhist monastery in Numa La Base Camp.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Numa-La Base Camp.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

A tough day’s trek awaits us on the eleventh day of the trek as we cross Numa La Base Camp. It is better to start early so that we can cross the Pass before the weather deteriorates in the afternoon. Morning time is generally favorable to cross the Pass as it is easier and safer. Besides, we also have more chances to peek at the mountains for later in the day they might be covered by clouds. It’s a long and strenuous climb and hence you are advised to go slow and steady breathing as much air as possible. On a clear day, it is possible to view Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Kanjirowa (6883m) mountains from the Pass.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Numa-la Phedi.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

The next day, we cross another Pass and hence another tough but a beautiful day lies ahead of you. Again, an early beginning is advisable. A good 2 hours of trekking after leaving the camp takes us to a High Camp which is close to the Baga La Pass. From then on, the Baga La Pass is quite close and an hour’s trek takes us to the Baga La Pass which also offers uncluttered views of mountains like Kanjirowa and others.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Baga-la Phedi.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Trek from Baga La Pass to Ringmo is quite long, but the trail is easier and we down climb now from an altitude of 5000 meters. We walk past Yak Kharka and Maduwa Khola and the path is beautifully carved out from the rocks. Then we cross a thick Pine forest and while on the way we also see several nice waterfalls. Ringmo is a nice little place where we will be camping for the night.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in Ringmo.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

From Ringmo, we trek until Shey Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal. Shey Phoksundo is quite popular for its exotic location and for the pristine natural beauty it commands. The tiredness from the trip disappears once you behold the bewitching beauty of the grand lake. Upon enjoying the great view of the magnificent lake.
Stay Overnight at Tented camp in (Ringmo), Shey-Phoksundo lake.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We will mostly be descending further downhill. The destination for today is the village in Shyanta.
Stay Overnight at Tented Camp in Shyanta.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We trek further down to Jhupal from where the entire trek started almost two weeks ago. For the rest of the day, we will stay at a Tented Camp or Guesthouse in Jhupal while preparing for the flight to Nepalgunj for next day.
Stay Overnight at Tented Camp/Guesthouse in Juphal.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Early in the morning, we will fly to Nepalgunj from Jhupal. After reaching Nepalgunj, later in the day, we will fly back to Kathmandu.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Farewell Dinner.

Today as per your flight schedule, our staff will transfer you to Tribhuwan International airport for your departure flight back to your home destination.
Have a Safe Journey!
Included Meal: Breakfast.

you can share your experience, which may help for other travellers.


1. I hadn’t tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training for Lower Dolpo Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Lower Dolpo trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Lower Dolpo trekking is of 18 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 15 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal - bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.

Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for a launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost over $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.

But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Lower Dolpo trekking destination in the same region?

If you are seeking for the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose Upper Dolpo Trekking which is amazing trekking routes.

8. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.

On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.

You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drop off private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tent Camp accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Domestic Airfare, and Ground Transportation's
  • All ground transportation  on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s  t-shirt and trekking map are you to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks.
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs etc

Trip Introduction

Lower Dolpo is one of the most beautiful isolated hiking trails with great views of the pristine lake - "Shey-Phoksundo''. Off the beaten track is mostly located in the western region of Nepal. Lower Dolpo has an impressive pristine lake and moorland. Being one of the off the beaten paths, you can enjoy unspoiled Himalayan beauty in the lower Dolpo trail in a calm atmosphere. 

Lower Dolpo is the most popular trekking route in this region. The scenic path goes through the rain shadow area. The entire trek offers breathtaking views of the tiny Bon Po settlement and majestic moorland.

About Lower Dolpo:
 

Nepal - The land of extremely diversified natural and cultural attributes. In a space of about 25 minutes of flight time, people can experience the varieties of the ethnic people and differences in the geographical setups.

 

One of the extremely remote yet visually attractive places in the Dolpo region of Nepal. Create Himalaya Adventure is pleased to present the Lower Dolpo Trekking for the extreme trekkers who love to travel to the remote places of Nepal and witness the culture of the Himalayan people.

Since Far-western and Mid-western region of Nepal is still in the traditional phase in terms of culture and development. There are numerous villages that require basic infrastructures like education, transportation, and other facilities. So, trekking can be done in these parts after the active involvement of the government in the development of infrastructure. 

It's significant to boost socio-economic state in the area, Create Himalaya adventure has designed such treks, in order to contribute to more or less in the economy of the region. The beautiful Shey Phoksundo National Park is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

 

What can be expected...????

 

The Himalayan fauna and the alpine forest's environment make this place the fairyland of Nepal. The flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which is the flatland area of Nepal. Hence, we will head towards the Juphal of the Dolpa which takes you to the most remote part of Nepal.

The walking starts from this smallest airport in Nepal called Juphal Airport. So, the major destination of this trekking is Nepal’s deepest Lake Shey Phoksundo Lake. The trail along the Phoksundo Khola provides ample time for the trekkers to understand the remoteness of the Nepalese society. Yet the camping and quality logistics department of Create Himalaya Adventure makes your trip the comfortable one. This place has attracted lots of trekkers nowadays.

So, Book the off the beaten trekking trails trips and travel to the less explored region of Nepal. Therefore, Lower Dolpo Trek is the ambitious trekking in Nepal put forward by Create Himalaya Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Trips Highlights of Lower Dolpo Trekking

→ Adventurous camping trek to the remote trans Himalayan region of Nepal.
→ Superb view of Kanjirowa Himal, Crystal Mountain & many more.
→ Visit ancient monasteries of Dolpa district.
→ Explore remote areas of the western region.
→ Observe Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture and their Lifestyle
→ Discover the wild west of Nepal Himalaya.
→ Visit UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
→ Crossing Numa-La, Baga-la
→ Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake (Deepest lake of Nepal)

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj & Sightseeing
Day 04: Nepalgunj fly to Jhupal trek to Dunai (1980m) 3 hrs walk
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2543m) 4 hrs walk
Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3160m) 5 hrs walk
Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 4 hrs walk
Day 08: Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4090m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Rest day at Dho Tarap
Day 10: Dho Tarap to Tokyo Gaun (4440m) 5 hrs walk
Day 11: Tokyo Gaun to Numa-La Phedi (5190m) 6 hrs walk
Day 12: Numa-la Phedi to Baga la Phedi (5070m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Baga-la Phedi to Ringmo (3600m)  5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Rest day in Ringmo( Explore Phoksundo & Ringmo Monastery)
Day 15: Phoksundo lake to Shyanta 7-8 hrs walk
Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal 6-7 hrs walk
Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drop off the private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj and Juphal
  • Tented Camp accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Domestic Airfare, and Ground Transportation's
  • All ground transportation  on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are you to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Lower Dolpo Trekking dates & prices

Start DateEnd DateOffer PriceStatusBook
24th October, 201910th November, 2019$3000LimitedBook Now

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Lower Dolpo Trekking

From $3000 USD
Duration 18 Days

Tour Grade moderate
Group Size 2-15 Max
Max. Altitude 5190m
Starting point Juphal
Ending Point Juphal
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu / Basic Hotel and Tented Camp in Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation's / Domestic airfare

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