Lower Dolpo Trek

15 Days
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Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 5360m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 5360m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane


Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure with our Lower Dolpo Trek, a journey that unveils the hidden treasures of Nepal’s remote western region. This trek promises an immersive experience through rugged terrains, ancient monasteries, and authentic Tibetan villages. The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly Phoksundo Lake, a pristine alpine gem surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks. The tranquil ambiance and turquoise waters create a captivating setting, making it a surreal destination.

As you traverse through the picturesque landscapes, you’ll encounter the unique culture of Dolpo, where time seems to stand still. The trail leads you to the ancient Shey Gompa, adorned with intricate murals and steeped in spiritual significance. Remote villages like Ringmo, Dho Tarap, and Chharka offer a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Dolpo people, featuring ancient monasteries, prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and warm hospitality. This trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a genuine sense of exploration in one of Nepal’s most untouched regions.


  • Experience serene turquoise waters surrounded by lush peaks.
  • Explore ancient Tibetan architecture and spirituality.
  • Immerse in Dolpo's warmth and vibrant traditions.
  • Discover daily life in picturesque villages.
  • Spot blue sheep and tahr in untouched landscapes.
  • Conquer heights for panoramic views.


Arrive in Juphal after flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Begin your trek towards Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa.

Continue trekking from Juphal to Dunai, passing through picturesque landscapes and experiencing the local culture.

Embark on a scenic trek to Sulighat, crossing suspension bridges and enjoying the natural beauty of the Dolpo region.

Reach the stunning Phoksundo Lake, surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks, offering a tranquil setting for exploration.

Take a day to explore the beauty of Phoksundo Lake, visit nearby monasteries, and immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings.

Trek alongside the Phoksundo Khola, experiencing the varied landscapes and captivating views.

Ascend to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, crossing meadows and enjoying panoramic vistas of the Dolpo region.

Reach the ancient Shey Gompa, explore its cultural richness, and take in the spiritual ambiance.

Take a day to acclimatize at Shey Gompa, explore the surroundings, and rest before further trekking.

Continue the trek towards Namduna Gaun, passing through traditional Tibetan villages and enjoying the local hospitality.

Trek to Saldang, a picturesque village, and experience the unique culture of the Dolpo people.

Visit Yangze Gompa, another cultural gem, and witness the traditional lifestyle of the region.

Trek to Sibu, passing through captivating landscapes and enjoying the remote beauty of Dolpo.

Return to Juphal, completing your trek, and celebrate the successful completion of the Lower Dolpo journey.

Fly back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu, marking the end of your Lower Dolpo adventure.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


Are there tea houses or lodges along the trek route?

While some villages along the Lower Dolpo route have basic tea houses or lodges, the trek often involves camping in designated areas due to the remote nature of the region. Trekkers should be prepared for both camping and basic lodge accommodation.

Is previous trekking experience required for the Lower Dolpo Trek?

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, especially at high altitudes, determined beginners with good fitness levels and preparation can undertake the Lower Dolpo Trek. Hiring an experienced guide is recommended for those with limited trekking experience.

Are there communication facilities along the trek route?

Communication facilities may be limited in remote areas. It’s advisable to carry a satellite phone or ensure that your guide has one for emergencies. Some villages may have basic mobile network coverage.

What should I pack for the Lower Dolpo Trek?

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, a backpack, water purification tablets, a first aid kit, and necessary permits. A detailed packing list should be discussed with your trekking agency or guide.

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Lower Dolpo Trek
12% Off
From US $2500 US $2200
/ Adult