Lower Dolpo Trek

18 Days

The Lower Dolpo Trek is a more moderate trek through Dolpo with its maximum elevation at the Numa La (5238m). It is still high and remote, though. The main attractions are the lively local culture, the charming turquoise lake of Phoksundo (the deepest lake of Nepal) and the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. The locals believe that the lake is the manifestation of a popular female deity, Tara.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will enjoy a historical and cultural tour of the Kathmandu valley and its monuments while we obtain the special permits for the Lower Dolpo Trek. Then we take our flight to Jhupal via Nepalgunj. The Lower Dolpo Trek is meant for real adventurers wishing for an off-the-beaten-track experience. The trek passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park, with spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries and yak caravans. Our trek takes us through a wooded area, then through rugged canyons in the barren plateau near the border with Tibet. Experience the high altitude tundra and rocks and the microclimate of Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo, with the cold air of the glaciers of Kanjiroba.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through untouched and secluded Himalayan landscapes.
  • Visit one of the deepest Himalayan lakes, renowned for its stunning beauty.
  • Explore centuries-old monasteries and their spiritual significance.
  • Cross challenging mountain passes for panoramic views.
  • Witness traditional yak caravans, a part of the region's heritage.
  • Discover Tibetan culture and architecture in the region.
  • Marvel at the arid and dramatic landscapes of Lower Dolpo.

Lower Dolpo Trek Outline Itinerary

Trip FAQs

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Lower Dolpo Trek is a Hard trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Lower Dolpo Trek?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 5238m. This is the elevation of Numa La.  Numa La is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Lower Dolpo Trek?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu and Nepaljung. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Lower Dolpo Trek?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, Lower Dolpo Trek can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Far Western Region Trek, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Lower Dolpo Trek
From $3,150
/ Adult
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  • No Booking Fees
  • Professional & Experienced Guide
  • 17 Days
  • Numa La (5238m)
  • Hotel/Lodge/Camp
  • Full Board on Trekking
  • Flight & Private Vehicle

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