Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek

19 Days

The Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek covers regular hidden destination situated at the far western district of Nepal in less permit fee/cost. The Ringmo Village of remote Dolpo district offers an amazing Nepalese culture including wonderful  Himalayan range, Phoksundo Lake and the snowy peak of Kanjiroba. One of a kind social decent variety in the remoteness of the Himalayas joined with a brilliant view of blue lakes and mountains are the primary highlights of Lower Dolpo Region.

Lower Dolpo area lies further north from the Dhaulagiri Range in the sprinkle shadow of the Himalayas – reflected in the splendid infertile grades of the. In summer, the convoys of yaks and sheep go through this valley on an exchange course through the Himalayas and trade the products and thoughts between the Tibetan Plateau and the valleys of Nepal.

The Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek begins after flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal. From Juphal we follow the Tarap Chu River passing through Tarakot, Laini, Nawarpani and to Do Tarap where we acclimatize for a day. The trail goes through some terraced fields at the beginning, deep gorges, suspension bridges, pine trees and higher up we find Juniper bushes, wild roses, and classic dry Himalayan valleys. Do Tarap is a small village inhabited by Bon Po and Chaliba tribes, few Tibetans and Magars.

We can visit some famous local monasteries and enjoy the scenic view of peaks and know about local culture, customs, and traditions. Then we ascend to cross Numa La pass which offers an amazing view of barren mountains of Dolpo to Dhaulagiri. After crossing Baga La pass where you can have beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped peaks of Kanjirowa range we descend to Ringmo and hike to Phoksundo Lake. Full of crystal deep blue freshwater, Phoksundo Lake is a gem of this region. Finally, we descend to the Juphal airstrip to end our journey of a lifetime.

This trek takes you to the Shey-Phoksundo National Park (largest in Nepal)- home to blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, elusive snow leopards along with varieties of fauna. You will walk on primary trade routes still in use between Tibet and Nepal. People here have still a basic lifestyle and friendly nature like other trekking of Nepal.

This trek has some high passes so we recommend to you that you must have a previous trekking experience as well as physical fitness.

  • Private Car/Flight
  • 19 Days
  • full Board Service
  • Moderate
  • 2-12
  • spring, summer, autumn

Upper Dolpo is a high-height socially Tibetan district in the western Himalaya of Nepal. The occupants of Dolpo area are fundamentally Tibetans, in this way, the locale is wealthy in ethnic Tibetan culture and expressions. The Upper Dolpo trekking starts at the north-west district behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan level. The plenitude of Himalayan untamed life, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and uncommon Snow Leopard, makes it an Eco-trek goal too.

Taken as the prime area for the 1999 Oscar Nominated film Himalaya, it is one of the remotest and least uncovered territories of northern Nepal. It offers uncommon chances to investigate numerous inconspicuous pieces of the area. Alluded as “The Forbidden Kingdom” in its own term, it happened to be shut for outsiders. It is presently just conceivable to enter Dolpo through a costly and limited zone license.

Upper Dolpo has been referenced by David Snelgrove in his book titled “Himalayan Pilgrimage,” all the more as of late by Peter Matthiessen in “The Snow Leopard” and in “Stones of Silence” by George Schaller.

Upper Dolpo trekking starts from Juphal (2,285m/7496ft). The trail passes however various tremendous mountain ranges, over the Numa La pass (5,190m/17,028ft), till you reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo town inside the Phoksundo National Park. Following multi day rest, one can proceed on the trail crossing distinctive goes to Jumla – where the trek yields.


Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj-1 hours walking, overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Flight to Jhupal (Dolpa) 2475 meters / 8120 feet then trek to Dunai 2140 meters / 7020 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot 2540 meters / 8333 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek to Laina 3370 meters / 11056 feet-7 hours walking, overnight at camp.

Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani 3780 meters / 12401 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap 3944 meters / 12939 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 09: Walking around Dho Tarap for Acclimatization-

Day 10: Trek to Numa La base camp 4440 meters / 14563 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 11: Cross Numa La pass 5238 meters / 17185 feet, camp at Danigar 4512 meters /14803 feet-6 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 12: Cross Baga La pass 5169 meters / 16958 feet, trek to Yak Kharka 3860 meters / 12664 feet-6 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 13: Trek to Ringmo 3,641 meters / 11943 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 14: Explore around Phoksundo Lake-4 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta 2520 meters / 8265 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal 2475 meters / 8120 feet-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 17: Flight to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu-5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu. -5 hours walking, overnight at camp

Day 19: Airport transfer by private vehicle to depart Nepal

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus
  • *** star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  • All domestic Flights
  • Meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • Necessary porter for carry your Things
  • All ground trasportaion
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route map
  • Domestic Airport tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee $40
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meniral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for camera during the trek
  • Tips for guide.

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