Situated in the remote western region of Nepal, Lower Dolpo Trek offers the visitors with the incredible experience of the beautiful site of Shey Phoksundo Lake. The main attraction of this trekking journey is Phoksundo Lake and the route passes through the hidden and remote trekking trails. This area is inhabited by the Buddhist and Bon Po communities who were originated from the Tibet and they have a very unique Tibetan lifestyle. Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek provides us with the life experience in the isolated mountains which almost resembles the highlands of the Tibet.

Our Journey of Lower Dolpo Trek Itinerary starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal which is also our starting point of the trek. Trekking to Dunai and further ahead, we reach Laini Odar. Continuing on the trail, we head to Toltol and then to Dho Tarap. After a brief stop in the village, the trek proceeds to Numa La Base Camp and also crosses Numa La Pass (5310m). Relishing a panorama of Annapurna and Chure Nimal range, we make way to Temche crossing another high altitude pass, Baga La Pass (5170m) on the way. Trek to Ringmo Gaon offers insight into Bon religion and then the exploration of the majestic Phoksundo Lake awaits us. From here, the trek descends and reaches Juphal from where a flight takes us to Nepalgunj and another one takes us to Kathmandu. An average level of fitness will be required for the trekkers to accomplish this trekking journey. Lower Dolpo Trek Nepal not only conserves its natural beauty but it is also conserving the spiritual tenderness of the Tibetan culture. The wide variety of flora and faunas thriving in the Shey Phoksundo National Park is also a treat to nature lovers.

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Age16+
DatesAug-oct
Trip DifficultyDifficult
Duration19 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Permits Procedure

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Transfer to hotel

Day 4: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal and Trek to Dunai (2150 m)

Day 5: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot 2540m, 5-6 hrs

Day 6: Trek from Tarakot to Laini Odar 3375m, 4-5 hrs

Day 7: Trek from Laini Odar to Nawarpani

Day 8: Trek from Toltol to Dho Tarap 3950 m 6-7 hrs

Day 9: Excursion around Dho Tarap for acclimatization

Day 10: Trek from Dho Tarap of Numa La Base Camp 4350 m 4-5 hrs

Day 11: Numa La Pass to Danighar 4510m via Numa La Pass 5310m 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Trek from Danighar to Temche 4000m via Baga La Pass 5170 m 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Phoksundo 3600m

Day 14: Explore around Phoksundo Lake

Day 15: Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Chhepka 6 hrs

Day 16: Trek from Chhepka to Juphal 6 hrs

Day 17: Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Buffer day for flight delay and cancellation due to bad weather

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu

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