A unique experience in the remote western part of Nepal, the Lower Dolpo Trek offers some amazing perspective to the extraordinary lives of ancient Nepalese. The trek route, which was only opened in 1982, encompasses some of the least-developed regions of Nepal.
A Hidden World
The trek takes us to the ‘Hidden Treasure of Nepal’ as we cross three high passes at Baga La, Numa La, and Kangma La. Also, we will visit the famous Phoksundo Lake and explore the wilderness in the vicinity. We will need special trekking permits to travel in this region as its quite a remote yet beautiful area. Still, despite being almost untouched from the modern world, the people here are extraordinarily friendly and humble.
We begin by taking a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then another from Nepalgunj to Juphal. From Juphal, we walk through several villages like Dunai, Nawarpani, Dho Tarap, and Ringmo before reaching Phoksundo Lake. The lake is astonishingly beautiful, and so are the several gompas located in the area. Phoksundo sits at an elevation of 3,611 meters and is one of the deepest lakes of Nepal. After spending a whole day near the lake, we will then hike to Shyanta and then to Juphal before taking a flight to Nepalgunj.
Exploring Ancient Civilization
The inhabitants of Dolpo mostly follow ancient Tibetan Buddhism. To this day, many residents earn their living by trading rice, salt, and cotton in Tibet. They use yaks to haul their goods for trade.
Lower Dolpo Trek is an 18-day trek that allows trekkers to explore the astonishingly beautiful and remote Dolpo region. This trek is getting popular among trekkers as it offers an experience that other treks cannot.
You can do this trek at any time of the year. However, we recommend the months of March through May or September through November. Any other time, it is either too hot, too cold or too humid. We will take care of your entire food and lodging and make sure that you’ll smoothly complete this trek. Additionally, we provide an experienced guide that will accompany you throughout Lower Dolpo Trek.