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: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m/492 ft) and transfer to Hotel. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 04: Fly to Jhuphal (2,320 m /7610 ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850 m /9348 ft) 2 – 3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850 m / 9348 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Trek to Kami Gaon (2,543 m/ 8341 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450 m /11,316 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,850 m /12,628 ft) near Lang chu 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090 m / 13,415 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization for a hike around and explore the beauty and communicate with the local people and learn their culture and ethnicity in detail. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,209 m/13,806 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 12: Trek below NUMALA PASS (5,190 m /17,023 ft) 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 13: Cross NUMALA (5,190 m /17,023 ft) and camp at Palungtang (4,465 m/14,645 ft) 7 -8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 14: Trek to cross Baga La camp (5,070 m / 16,630 ft) the other side of Phedi (4,470 m / 14,662 ft) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600 m/ 11,808 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 16: Rest day at Ringmo hike to Phoksundo Lake and the village for a hike around and explore the beauty and communicate with the local people and learn their culture and ethnicity in detail. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 17: Trek to Sumduwa (3,400 m/ 11,152 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 18: Trek to Ankhe (2,896 m/9499 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 19: Trek to Dunai (2,000 m / 6560 ft) 5-6 hrs,Tea House Accommodation.
Day 20: Trek to Jhuphal (2,320 m / 7610 ft) 2 – 3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 21: Fly Jhuphal – Nepalgunj (150 m/492 ft)- Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft). Hotel Accommodation.
Day 22: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.