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Lower Dolpa Trek

Trip Overview

  • 20 days
  • Nepal
  • March To May And September To November
  • 6000m
  • Moderate to Strenuous

Lower Dolpo Trek passing through the western hills of Nepal offers an outstanding trekking experience. Introduced in the year 1982, the area is one of the popular trekking destinations for trekkers. Lower Dolpo Trek is situated in the remote, and isolated area and is also known as the "hidden treasure of Nepal". It is surrounded by the rich flora and fauna and passes through the beautiful villages, and deep gorges leading to the 'Phoksundo Lake'. Lower Dolpo Trek crosses over the three high passes Kangmara La (5,115m), Numa La (5,159m), and Baga La at (5,190m). The Lower Dolpo Trek is a semi-deserted region with a densely forested path filled with pine, rhododendrons, bamboo and juniper trees along with endangered animals like snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, mountain goat, jackal and many more. The area is surrounded by Bon Po religious settlements and leads through the ancient Tibetan salt caravan path. The main attraction of this trek lies in the breathtaking sceneries.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,475m) then drive to Dunai (2,140m) (2 hours)

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka (2,838m) (6 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Chhepka to Samdua village (2,960m) (6 hours)

Day 07: Trek from Samdua village to Phoksumdo Lake (3,630m) (6 hours)

Day 08: Rest day at Phoksumdo Lake

Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo to Temche (3,995m) near Ghumchun Khola (5 hours)

Day 10: Cross Baga-La (5,190m), overnight at Danigar (4,512m) (6-7 hours)

Day 11: Cross Numa-La (5,159m), overnight at Phedi (6-7 hours)

Day 12: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,209m) via Khanger (6-7 hours)

Day 13: Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap (3,944m) (5 -6 hours)

Day 14: Trek from Dho Taram to Ghyamgar (3,759m) (7 hours)

Day 15: Trek from Ghyamgar to Tarap Khola (3,652m) via Chhyugar (3,440m) (6 hours)

Day 16: Trek from Tarap Khola to Tarakot (2,540m) ( 5-6 hours)

Day 17: Trek from Tarap Khola to Dunai (5 hours) then drive to Jhupal (2 hours)

Day 18: Flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj

Day 19: Flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu