About Lower Dolpo Trek

Regulus recommends Lower Dolpa Trek if you wish crowd less trekking trail & want to go for remote trekking in Nepal. Lower Dolpa is almost unexposed area of Nepal and due to this it is almost isolated from the country as well as the world. But, the positivity of this (being isolated) is that the destination is able to preserve its unique culture and identity for instance, Bon Po religion. Lack of infrastructure and developments also pushed this area far away for the reach of modern developments. Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own attraction, people here still lead an unevolved life, yet they are loyal & friendly. Trek to Lower Dolpo still offers opportunity to meet the people and their style of living almost untouched and unexplored.

Regulus suggests Lower Dolpa trekking to those trekkers who prefer remote trekking in Nepal. The scenic beauty of Lower Dolpa such as Shey Phoksundo National Park, Phoksundo Lake, Shey Monastery and Crystal Mountains overwhelm the trekkers of across the globe. The flora and fauna, landscapes, snow-capped mountians, rivers, springs, waterfalls, thatched roofed houses and chortes of this unique destination are equally appealing for the visitors.

Situated in the north-west part of the coutry Lower Dolpa is located in the lower part of Dolpa district. Dolpa is one of the ten districts of sixth province. Trekking in lower part of Dolpo does not require special permit.

The series of towering mountains, high hills, winding rivers, blue lakes and unmatched beautiful landscapes are the main attractions of Lower Dolpa Trekking. The largest lake of Nepal Phoksundo is located here and your prime site of visit. The Shey Phoksundo National Park covers an area of 3,555 square kilometer and it (lake) is protected by this park.

Blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, fir and birch are the main species of plants witnessed here. The greenery of jungles here inhabit different species of animals like snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan thar, goral, serow, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, Himalayan mouse hare, yellow-throated marten, languor, rhesus monkeys and Tibetan wolf.

Birds like Impeyan pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), blood pheasant, cheer pheasant, red and yellow billed cough, raven, jungle crow, snow patridge among other are decorating the jungle of Lower Dolpa. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal/trek to Dunai
  • Day 5Dunai to Tarakot
  • Day 6Tarakot to Laini
  • Day 7Laini to Nawarpani
  • Day 8Nawarpani to Do Tarap
  • Day 9Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
  • Day 10Trek to Numa La Base Camp
  • Day 11Cross Numa La pass/camp at Pelung Tang
  • Day 12Cross Baga La pass/trek to Dajok Tang
  • Day 13Dajok Tang to Ringmo
  • Day 14Hike to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 15Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta
  • Day 16Shyanta to Jhupal
  • Day 17Fly to Nepalgunj/fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18Departure to your country

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights of standard deluxe accomoddation in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal round trip by flight .
  • 1 Night Guest House in Nepalgunj.
  • Full board meal during trekking with tea/ coffee (our cook prepares all the meals).
  • Tented accommodation during the trek. (We provide two men share tents, dining tents and tables, kitchen gears, toilet tents etc.).
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek, a cook, Kitchen boy, Spare, Sherpa required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • 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, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • 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.