Lower Dolpo Trek

Circuit Info:

Lower Dolpo Trek offers an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western region of Nepal. The 18-day trek begins with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Next, we fly to Jhupal via Nepalgunj and begin our trek through remote locations admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayas, reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. Thanks to Eric Valli, a French geographical photographer working for National Geographic, the Dolpo region of Nepal has been shown in all its integrity and full mystical experience. Furthermore, this is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. While on the trek, we get to muse at the yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. We also cross two high passes- Numa La and Baga La-and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake.




  • Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
    Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
    Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek
    Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours
    Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours
    Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours
    Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
    Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk
    Day 11: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 12: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hours
    Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hours
    Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake
    Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft): 5-6 hours walk
    Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal
    Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
    Day 18: Final departure

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