Lower Dolpo Trek

  • Lower Dolpo Trek


Have you heard about a movie called Caravan? Are you familiar with the remote geographical places related movies directed by Eric Vallie? Are you an adventure lover and enjoy tranquil Himalayan outdoor for your walking holiday? If Yes, Lower Dolpo Trek will give you utmost satisfaction. Experience the Himalayan lifestyle of Nepal in extremely different way. You will be able to experience such Himalayan wilderness in Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region and Manaslu region of Nepal as well. However, getting the chance to acquaint with off the beaten trails of Dolpo Trek region is completely different event of your life. It is beyond anybody’s imagination. Get some tranquil Himalayan amusement via Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal with Unique Adventure International.

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and connecting flight to hilly Juphal airport is the first activity on this walking tour. Lower Dolpo Trek reaches as far as Shey Phoksundo Lake within the Phoksundo National Park. Trekkers will travel through various villages of Mid Western Nepal’s hills and Gateway Village of Jomsom en-route to Upper Mustang as well as Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trip reaches as far as up to Shey Phoksundo Lake. This deepest lake of Nepal is unique place to be at least once in a lifetime. From this lake journey heads back to Juphal for flight back to Kathmandu. On course of trekking so trekkers come across numerous challenging passes like Numa La Pass along with different villages compared to those which are covered while ascending to the lake. Thulo Odhar (Big Cave), Laini, Dho Tarap, Tarakot etc. are trekked past while returning to Juphal.

Overall, Lower Dolpo Trek is complete package of walking holiday in Nepal to witness the culture and nature at once. Tibetans, Hilly and Bon people’s daily lifestyle, culture and traditions are worth experiencing. Moreover, grandeur of mountains are ever present during Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal. 

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Fly to Nepalganj, overnight at hotel
Day 04 : Fly to Juphal and start trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp
Day 05 : Trek to Hanke Check Post, overnight at tented camp
Day 06 : Trek to Sumdo, overnight at tented camp
Day 07 : Trek to Shey - Phoksundo Lake, overnight at tented camp
Day 08 : Rest and excursion at Shey - Phoksundi Lake, overnight at tented camp
Day 09 : Trek to Baga La Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
Day 10 : Trek to Numa La Base Camp after crossing Baga La Pass, overnight at tented camp
Day 11 : Trek to Kakar Gompa after crossing Numa La Pass, overnight at tented camp
Day 12 : Trek to Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
Day 13 : Rest at Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
Day 14 : Trek to Big Cave, overnight at tented camp
Day 15 : Trek to Lahini, overnight at tented camp
Day 16 : Trek to Tarakot, overnight at tented camp
Day 17 : Trek to Heute Ghar, overnight at tented camp
Day 18 : Trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp
Day 19 : Trek to Juphal, overnight at tented camp
Day 20 : Fly to Nepalganj & continuous to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 21 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure back home

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu inclusive with all entrance permit fees. 
  • Cosy tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park and Lower Dolpo Special Permit and fees
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licneced by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation.
  • Highly experienced trekking porter (s), mules.
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmnadu - Nepalgunj - Juphal and Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • All taxes, VAT, service charge. 
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance .

What is not included?

  • Meals at Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Your Travel Insurance, Rescue & Evacuation(medical insurance & helicopter rescue)
  • Visa Fee
  • Trekking Equipment list
  • Travel and personal expenses


Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel


We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

Trip Price

US $ 3,590 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 22 days
  • Best Season : Spring, Autumn & Summer
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 150 meter
  • Max Altitude : 5318 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min – 2

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