Lower Dolpa Trek - 18 Days

Lower Dolpa Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
  • Difficulty Level
  • Trekking Season
    September to October and March to May


It offers a real adventure and outstanding trekking experience on remote and rugged natural Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. Once Legend says it’s a one of the “hidden valleys”, created by Guru Rinpoche as the refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled time period.  Moreover this Lower Dolpa Trek offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful lakes and isolated Buddhist Monasteries and temples. Lower Dolpa Trek ranks as one of the most fascinating places to trek in Nepal.

Start of Lower Dolpa Trek

We fly to Jhupal via Nepalgunj to start our trek through remote areas, admiring the rain shadow landscape. We pass through Shey-Phoksundo National Park, seeing the crystal blue Shey-Phoksundo lakes. Then join the ancient Nepal-Tibet trade route, enjoying views of Lower Dolpo valley. The lake is surrounded by rock, green forests, and snow-capped peaks, and is totally free of aqua life.

Some describe the Dolpo area as one of the World’s Natural Hidden Wonders. The trek reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of lights and shadow.

Local communities in this area actively practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. Making it one of the few places where this ancient tradition is still observed. During our trek, we cross two high passes namely – Numa La and Baga La and this trek has also been on the list of demand. From those two passes you can see excellent views of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Kyangyu Ripa, Annapurna range and many other snowy mountains.

Best Months to Trek in Dolpa Region

The best months for the Lower Dolpa trek are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to October). Since Dolpa region lies in the rain shadow area formed by the two peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, you can also easily take this trip during the Monsoon season (June to August).

Trip Highlights

  • Remote Exploration: Venture into the untouched wilderness of Lower Dolpa, away from tourist crowds.
  • Shey-Phoksundo National Park: Discover the mesmerizing beauty of crystal-clear lakes and diverse wildlife.
  • Historic Trade Route: Follow the ancient Nepal-Tibet trade route, steeped in centuries of cultural significance.
  • Stunning Landscapes: Marvel at the rugged terrain, majestic snow-capped peaks, and unique rain shadow landscapes.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities and experience the traditional Bon Po religious practices.
  • Wildlife Sightings: Encounter rare Himalayan fauna, including snow leopards, blue sheep, and a variety of bird species.
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17 Nights 18 Days

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