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Lower Dolpo Trek

Explore Dolpo with your local guide, support local people

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-LD100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Camping Treks
  • Region Dolpa Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide, Porter
  • Transportation Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 5318 m
  • Group Size 2-20 person
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Private Guided Trips
  • Best Time April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Trip Highlights

  • Bon Culture
  • Phoksundo Lake
  • Stunning waterfalls and pristine rivers
  • Mountain views of Dhaulagiri, The North Annapurnas and many more
  • Rural villages
  • Chances to spot blue sheep, grey monkeys, and the Snow Leopard
  • Passes; Baga La Pass and the Numa-La Pass
TMG Special
US$ 3800per person

Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the hidden trekking destination in Nepal. Dolpo is the land surrounded by a chain of mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri. Divided into two parts: Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo; this region has a lot to offer. It is the home to one of the highest villages on earth with beautiful lakes, high passes, Buddhist monasteries, and authentic Tibetan culture and tradition. You can also encounter a few of the nomadic tribes of Nepal as well as the shamanistic Bon-Po religion. The highlight of Dolpo is the Shey Phoksundo National Park which can preserve a unique Eco-system that encompasses a wild variety of nature and wildlife. It is one of the unexplored corners of Nepal and a rugged trek and travel experience.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj in bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and tented camp accommodation at trekking.

Transportation

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport, including other transportation facilities like a tourist bus, local bus, taxi and internal flight of Nepal you are traveling.

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office.

Meals

In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj breakfast will provide for you at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Trip Extensions

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly.

At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made. As you embark on the Lower Dolpo Trek, you will be glad to know that you are doing some good and giving back to the community.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Welcome to the City Of Temples. As you arrive there, we will pick you up from the airport and drop you at the hotel. If you arrive in the daytime, you can roam in the streets of Thamel, if you arrive at night, taking a rest will be a good idea.

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    Value

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    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

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    Private Vehicle

A morning 55 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj a sub metropolitan city located in the terrain region of Nepal. We will stay her to explore this beautiful city and spend the night.

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After breakfast and hotel check out we have a 45 minutes domestic flight to Juphal. Arriving in Juphal we can officially start our trek towards our first destination Dunai. The trail is fairly easy and we can see beautiful valley landscapes, the rivers Tulo Beri and Suli Gaad. Crossing the main suspension bridge and traversing some jungle trails we reach our destination Dunai for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

  • Transportation

    Flight

Morning breakfast and departure to our next destination Lingdu village. Following the Tulo Beri River on up and down wards trails we can see scenic landscapes of the Doplo district. Passing through rocky terrain with some blue pine trees the trail becomes harder until reaching Lingdu our overnight destination.

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    Camping

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    BLD

An early departure passing some Mani Walls and Chortens, the views here are spectacular we can see the mighty Kang Tokai with a height of 6294 meters and there is a chance to spot grey monkeys. The rocky landscape painted with dots of pine trees is truly a scene from a painting. The trail ascends and we cross a big suspension bridge over the Tulo Beri River. A last push through forest trails and we reach our overnight destination of the day, Laina Odar.

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    Camping

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    BLD

Breakfast and departure towards Toltol. The trail follows fresh pine forests, ascending more upwards we leave the forest behind and hike along ridges passing heavy waterfalls climbing more up on the hilltop. Now the landscape turns empty and dry from here we descend steeply until reaching the camping site of Tangum. A one hour hike and we reach Toltol our overnight destination.

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    Camping

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    BLD

The trail becomes more barren as we traverse between rocky gorges and ridges. Our destination is Dho Tarap. We have steep ascends on sharp rocky paths and crossing some valleys usually used to rest packing caravans. The trail leads further until reaching Dho Tarap village for our overnight stay.

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    Camping

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    BLD

Today is a lot of detours until reaching Numa-La Phedi Base Camp. Starting our trek we pass numerous Gompas until reaching the small settlement of Gakar where the famous Gorje Gompa is located. Continuing on towards Tokyu and a final ascend towards the Numa-La Base Camp our overnight destination.

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    Camping

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    BLD

An early breakfast and departure. Today we pass the Numa-La pass at an altitude of 5238 m. Our end destination is Danigar. The trek ascends steeply through snowy trails until we reach beautiful glacier formations which we will cross. From this point one can get some of the best views of the north Annapurnas, Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri. After crossing the glaciers the path descends and a climbs back up again along a ridge. Spotting’s of blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard have been reported here, truly an amazing area. From here the path goes on until Danigar from where we can see stunning views of the Phoksundo Lake. Overnight stay at Danigar.

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    Camping

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    BLD

After our breakfast we continue our trek to Yak Kharka, our first point to reach is the Baga La Base Camp. Snowy trails make way for a more rocky terrain as we reach the Base Camp. The Baga La pass is tricky as it is a steep descend with loose rocks. Heavy waterfalls fall down on the rocks creating beautiful views and the trail zigzags in between. Leaving this beautiful place behind we reach the open valley and our trail becomes more flat until reaching our overnight destination Yak Kharka.

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    Camping

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    BLD

Today is a more fun day as we have more flat trails to traverse. Amazing views of the mountains and descending slowly towards the valley of Juphal. Phoksundo Lake is a short climb where the mighty 200m waterfall made from the lake is one of the most stunning views of the Dolpo Trek. The trail leads on towards Ringmo village where we stay for the night.

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    Camping

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    BLD

After breakfast we follow the Phoksundo Khola (river) and walk through green valleys. The trail is a soft descend with mostly flat areas. We continue until reaching Chhepka our destination of the day. On the way we can see the highest waterfall in Nepal of at least 330 meters truly a view not to forget. Overnight stay at Chhepka.

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    Camping

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    BLD

Today is a pleasant hike through beautiful flower fields and small villages. Descending further until we reach the Dunai River and a small ascend to Juphal for our overnight stay.

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    Camping

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    BLD

After breakfast we have an early flight back to Nepalgunj and then another flight back to Kathmandu from where u will be transferred to your Kathmandu hotel and the conclusion of our trek.

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You can have this day leisure, You can move around the city, visit the Thamel, get some shopping and prepare all your luggage.

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This day will conclude our trip. TMG’s representative will drop you by the private vehicle in the International Airport to drop up.

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    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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