Lower Dolpo trek is a fascinating journey in the remote western region of Nepal. It is an outstanding trekking experience in the barren slopes of the high mountains to the serene Shey Phoksundo Lake. The Lower Dolpo falls under the rain shadow are so the chances of rainfall during the trek is to a minimum.
Your amazing Lower Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo 3,612m trek starts from a scenic mountain flight to the southern lowlands at Nepalgunj 150m. Shortly after, you will board a flight to the Northern Mid Hills at Jhupal 2,320m in Dolpo 4,080m.
Upon your arrival at Jhupal, you will officially begin your journey through the magnificent remote countryside and farm villages. The journey ahead is a wonderful experience of the fabulous snow peaks of Dolpo and Tibetan mountain ranges. Eventually, you will reach your travel destination at Shey Phoksundo Lake or Ringmo pristine.
You will enjoy the turquoise lake with splendid views and scenery of the Dolpo region amidst its enchanting forest and landscapes. Furthermore, you will spend two nights at Shey Phoksundo to explore the magnificent lake and traditional villages, and the surrounding snow peaks.
The Lower Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo lake trek start again with a magnificent morning view of the Kanjiroba Himal 6,883m. Further, you will pass through the isolated village of Ringmo the old Monastery along the trail.
The trail follows the serene forest full of pines, oaks, and rhododendrons to the Numala pass at 5,400m till your treks end at Jhupal.
Lower Dolpo & Lake Phoksundo Trekking Highlights:
- Explore the remote area with a perfect wilderness experience of the Dolpo region.
- Follow the authentic trails to Ringmo-Tokyu and Tarakot villages.
- Opportunity to indulge yourself in the ancient Bon religion and a hidden culture of Dolpo people.
- Splendid trekking experience in the Wild Himalayas with the impressive scenery of the landscape and surrounding mountains.
- A great hike through the alpine green hills, emerald lakes to windswept arctic terrain
Lower Dolpo Trek Map
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu (1,300m) via respective airlines and drive to your hotels.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jhuphal (Dolpo) (2,320m) trek to Dunai (2,850m) 2 – 3 hrs walks.
Day 04: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m) approx 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kami Gaon (2,543m) 3 – 4 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola. approx. (3,450m) 4 – 5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,850m) near Lang chu or Pigo Phu.
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatisation and local hike.
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaon 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek below Numala Pass.
Day 13: Cross Numala (5,190m) and camp at Phedi or Pelungtang.
Day 14: Cross Baga La (5,070m) and camp on Phedi (4,470m)
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m) 6 – 7 hrs
Day 16: Rest day at Ringmo hike to Phokshumdo Lake and the village.
Day 17: Trek to Sumduwa, approx. (3,400m) 4 – 5 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Ankhe (2,896m) 6 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Dunai 6 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Jhuphal 2 – 3 hrs
Day 21: Fly Jhuphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 22: Transfer to Airport for International Departure.