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Lower Dolpo Trek 18 Days, Adventure

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5169m, Bagala Pass

2 Days Flights

13 Days Trekking

Best Season

March - November


18 Breakfast

15 Lunch

14 Dinner


3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu

1 Night Hotel in Nepalganj

13 Nights Lodge and Tent Camp




USD 2500 2249

Per person


Lower Dolpa Trek start from Jhupal after fly from Kathmandu - Nepalganj - Juphal. You will pass many people places Tarakot, Dho Tarap , Numala Pass, Bagala Pass and Phoksundo Lake. People life style and culture, buddhist mane walls, stupas, Monasteries, beautiful landscape, Himalayas view are another attractions of this trek. This trek is less touristic and hidden treasure , remote area of Nepalese Himalayas. The adventure Numala and Bagala Pass is includes on this trek. Most of the place, you will stay at the Lodges. Some places, you will stay at Tent camp. After the beautiful trek, you will end trek at Juphal and fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalganj.

Trip Highlights

  • Remote, less touristic , hidden treasure of Nepal's Himalayas.
  • Beautiful land scape
  • Many mane walls, stupas, Monasteries along the trek
  • Adventure Numala , Bagala Passes
  • People life style and culture,
  • Biggest Phoksundo Lake

Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek is a hidden treasure and a remote trekking destination in Nepal. The main point of this area is Shey- Phoksundo Lake. Trekking to Lower Dolpo offers you a remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime. You can see snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, Buddhist monastery and wonderful lakes. The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with Tibet. Trekking into this region gives you an exposure to the High and Isolated Himalayan valleys, resembling to the Tibetan highlands. The major highlight of this trek includes Shey-Phoksundo National Park which is the largest National Park of Nepal. Shey-Phoksundo Lake is another highlight of this region. The lake is totally free of aqua life, which the crystal waters clearly explain. Surrounded by rock, forests, and snow- capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the World's Natural Hidden Wonders. Numala Pass (5115m) and Bagala Pass (5169m) are challenging passes from where you can see excellent views of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, KyangyuRipa, Annapurna range and many other mountains.


Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Lower Dolpo Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalganj
Day 04: Nepalgunj – Juphal - Dunai
Day 05: Dunai - Tarakot
Day 06: Tarakot – Laina Udar
Day 07: Laina Udar – Nawarpani
Day 08: Nawarpani - Dhotrap
Day 09: Rest day
Day 10: Dhotrap – Numala Base Camp
Day 11: Numala Base Camp - Danayghar
Day 12: Danayghar – Yak Kharka
Day 13: Yak Kharka – Shey-Phoksundo
Day 14: Rest day
Day 15: Shey-Phoksundo – Shyangta
Day 16: Shyangta- Juphal
Day 17: Juphal – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure to International airport to fly your home country.

Travel Map
Lower Dolpo Trek Map

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal and Jumla - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu by flight ticket.
  • 1 Night Guest House in Nepalgunj.
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trekking with Tea/ coffee .
  • Lodge and Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Lower Dolpo trekking permit and National Park Fee.
  • Trekker\'s Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • 13% Government VAT and Official expense.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, apple etc.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$25 and 30 days for USD$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for all staffs.

Essential Infos

Nepal's Visa process and fees ?

You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.

  • US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
  • US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
  • US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with the passport from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Packing List for Lower Dolpo Trek

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items, cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

What kind of food do we expect ?

We organize tea house and tent camp Lower Dolpo Trek. The Lodges have basic and local foods. The foods are hygienic. We provide basic Nepali style food during the camping as well.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item, Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.

When is the best time to do this trek ?

We organize this trek all the months. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow. There is high chance to closed the trek during this time.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Lower Dolpo trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. But Lower Dolpo Trek is rain shadow area. This trek is still beautiful to do this trek.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this Lower Dolpo trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

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