Lower Dolpo Trek






17 Days 16 Nights


Kathmandu Nepalgunj Yak Kharka



5170 Meters.



2 Min. Pax



Breakfast Lunch Dinner



Tea House, Home stay, tent


Spring Autumn


As Lower Dolpo Trek is the most remote and rugged zone, trekking to this zone brings the most exotic experience for travelers all over the world. Lower Dolpo holds its maximum elevation at the Numa La (5238m). This is a region of distinct landscape and culture which are the major source of exploration of the place. The Lower Dolpo region belongs to the sky-high area of Dhaulagiri which is completely related to Tibetan culture. This place is regarded to be the most pristine as this place is a little bit away from human encroachment. The purest form of Buddhism is followed rigorously throughout the place. It is believed that the entire region blessed by Guru Ringboche dates back to the 8th century. More basically, this trek offers the opportunity to visualize Nepal's most extraordinary wild animals including the snow leopard, mountain goats, black bear, various types of deer, blue sheep, and so on. 

Another eye-captivating point of the Lower Dolpo trek is Shey Phoksundo National Park which is considered to be the dwelling place of Phoksundo lake, a serene and pristine lake. As Shey Phoksundo National Park is the abode of various ranges of flora and fauna, visitors are offered here the entire beauty of the Lower Dolpo trek. Moreover, the enchanting beauty of Shey Phoksundo lake brings a pleasant moment to the visitors. The spectacular heights of two high passes such as  Numa La (5309m) and Bagala Pass (5169m)  leave trekkers with so many inquisitions. Trekkers get the chance to know the local people, their unique language and lifestyle, and the ancient Tibetan culture. 

Although most challenging and tough, this trek is the most exciting one which allows the trekkers to feel the real adventure off the beaten track of Nepal. Recognized as God gifted land, Lower Dolpo trek is the place to be explored to get the immense enjoyment and adventurous thrill. 

Best time to visit Lower Dolpo

  • The Tibetan Plateau is truly magnificent and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • The scenery of Shey Phoksundo National Park's varied flora and fauna will inspire you.

  • Explore the Tarap Valley and the Numa-La and Baga-La pass.

  • Shey Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake in Nepal.

  • Rain-shadow area with its mysterious land

  • Ancient Bon-Buddhist rituals in different monasteries in Lower Dolpo.

Best time to go to Lower Dolpo Trek

The best time to go for a Lower Dolpo Trek is during the Autumn and Spring season since the weather during that time of the year is very pleasing and clear. You will get to experience the beautiful scenery with no clouds and rain.


Our team will meet you at the Nepal international airport in Kathmandu for a short transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will educate you on tour programs, including information about notable sights, local traditions, and other key things to make your stay in Nepal delightful, after you have checked in and refreshed. In the evening, you can go around Kathmandu valley for a walk and buy things that are needed for your trek.

It takes roughly an hour to fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which is on the Indian border. It is one of Nepal's major cities, with access to the country's mid-western regions, including the distant Humla region.

You will fly to Juphal after breakfast. A 45-minute flight offers you an amazing view of the Himalayan foothills, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mastiff. After arriving in Juphal and arranging bags and other belongings, it's a short walk to Dunai which will be of 3 hours approximately.

The trail continues along the river and uphill onto a small trail on the second day of the trek. A spectacular gorge with lush pine woods lining the trail. Finally, we arrive in Tarakot, a charming settlement. You will be walking approximately for 6 hours to reach Tarakot.

The route progressively ascends along the river, crossing a bridge over the same stream, and finally leaving the river to enter cultivated fields. To get to Laini odar, you'll have to make some ascents and descents which will be a total of 7 hours' walk.

After breakfast, the path goes to an upward stroll along the Tarap River's canyon. It gives you a true sense of remoteness as you go down the trail, jumping from one side to the other to bridge the river in a tight band.

We continue our walk through the small gorges, uphill on the trail, to reach our destination in the river. The journey feels like a lot more intriguing walk between juniper bushes and roses. Finally, travel to Dho-Tarap, Dolpo's highest settlement, where Tibetans have lived since ancient times.

Since it is your rest day or an acclimatization day, you can explore the Tarap Valley wildness, which is dominated by Tibetans of the Bon faith and their monasteries, as well as stunning mountain views.

The walk to the upper Tarap Valley, which mixes flat and green scenery on both sides of the river, is a wonderful and memorable experience at Dho – Tarap. Passing a few monasteries along the Tarap Valley trail to reach Num-La base camp.

The path steadily ascends to the Num-La pass at 5,190 m. on the Num-La ridge, with breathtaking views of the Trans-Himalayan ranges of Dolpo and Dhaulagiri. This is one of the more challenging days of the trek, followed by a descent to Pelung Tang.

After breakfast, you start your trek. Today will be another challenging day as we attempt to travel through Baga-La at 5,070 meters. The trail ascends steeply to the pass, which offers superb views of the Trans-Himalayan range, the snow-capped summit of Kanjirowa Himal, and bleak landscapes, before descending to Dajok Tang.

Your trek starts after breakfast to Phoksundo-Lake walking through a gentle descent through a desolate yak pasture and alpine plants along the trail slope.

It is a rest day today. You will get a chance to visit the Alpine Phoksundo-Lake and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and explore Shey Phoksundo Lake.

Exploring the Alpine lake of Phoksundo we will easy descent to Chhepka via small communities, medicinal herbs, and traditional medical care in Dolpo known as AMCHI.

After breakfast, you will start your descending walk to Shulighat (Shy-Phoksundo National Park's Checkpoint), then cross the bridge of the Bheri River and gradually ascend to Juphal.

You will walk to the airport of Jhupal and fly to Nepalgunj and again catch a flight to Kathmandu the same day.

After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for departure


  • Sharing twin/double bedrooms in tea house lodges or tents
  • Airport shuttles, Accommodation, and Meals
  • All Government, Vat, Service charge, and taxes are included and necessary permits.
  • First aid or oxygen during the time of emergency
  • Two way fare of flight


  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls
  • Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment

Fix Departure

sn Date Pax No.
1 2022-11-28  10
2 2022-11-21  10
3 2022-11-07  10
4 2022-11-01  10
5 2022-10-14  14
6 2022-10-28  10
7 2022-10-21  10
8 2022-10-07  10
9 2022-09-21  10
10 2022-09-14  10
11 2022-09-07  10
12 2022-09-01  10
13 2022-05-26  12


Your trek will be of 16 nights, 17 days but if you are willing to stay in Nepal for longer period then your trip can be costomized accordingly.

Yes there are possibilities if AMS or altitude sickness. If the symptoms start appearing then your guide will provide you first- aid treatment but if it’s an emergency then contact your travel agency and insurance company, they will arrange a helicopter for you.

Lower Dolpo trekking is considered difficult. This is not a trek for beginners or those visiting Nepal for the first time. However, experienced trekkers and return tourists to Nepal will find it to be a worthwhile challenge

Since the region is remote, you might not find wifi or electricity in every part of the trek but for charging your devices and gadgets, solar services are available but take extra charge on using it.

Since the region is very remote, it is quite hard to find mineral water in the higher points of the region but you can use water purifiers or water purifying tablets.

There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu or Nepalgunj.

To book a trip, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at info@shivalayaholidays.com.

 2  Reviews

Dipesh Banjade

this is one of the very exciated

Dipesh Banjade

it's very good for travelling with shivalaya