At a Glance
    • Trek through pristine valleys, rugged mountains, and ancient forests and capture unforgettable moments against the backdrop of towering snow-capped mountains and landscapes.
    • Enjoy the solitude and tranquility of trekking in a remote and less-visited region of Nepal, away from the crowds of more popular trekking routes.
    • Engage with locals of Tibetan origin, visit monasteries, and witness traditional ceremonies. 
    • Encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife such as snow leopards, blue sheep, and musk deer. 
    • Visit ancient monasteries and chortens, experiencing the rich Buddhist heritage of the region.
    • Explore Nepal's largest national park, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to Phoksundo Lake, with its turquoise waters and snow-capped peaks.
    • Conquer Kang La Pass (5,240m) and Numa La Pass (5,309m) for breathtaking views.
    • Encounter Dolpo's nomadic herders and their summer settlements.
    • Marvel at breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, and Annapurna peaks throughout the trek.
    • Experience the adventure of crossing these high passes and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it.


    The route of the Beni Dolpo trek had remained hidden from foreign trekkers until 1991. Nepal's government officially opened this area for trekking, and ever since, this has remained a beautiful trek hot spot. Beni Dolpo Trek is an exhilarating journey that epitomizes rural mountain treks in Nepal. Let’s delve into the details of this remote adventure. The trek from Beni to Dolpo unveils unique beauty as it passes through the rugged Dhorpatan area and reaches the isolated Himalayan valley of Dolpo.

    This Beni Dolpo trek takes you across the Dhaulagiri range in lower Dolpo, this region is a living testament to Nepal’s rich natural, social, and cultural heritage. This trek follows the lower Dolpo trek into the Dolpo region, taking trekkers through enchanting forests of pine, oak, rhododendron, and juniper. The wildflowers and animals encountered are unique, and some are even endangered. The mountain vistas are magnificent and breathtaking, making this trek a truly unforgettable experience. The region reflects a blend of Tibetan and Nepali culture, where time seems to stand still.

    Dolpo has remained isolated from the outer world and thus most of its traditions and cultures are retained. Time seems to have thawed for the Dolpali people. They still live by the centuries-old traditions and cultures, dress up in their traditional costumes go on with their life with no synchronization to the time.


    The Beni Dolpo Trek is a trek that begins in Beni, a district near the Pokhara Valley. Dolpo is a fascinating destination for hikers due to its unique culture, landscape, and rugged topography. The Beni Dolpo Trek involves crossing high altitudes over 5000 meters to reach secluded hamlets, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The region is also significant for its pre-Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist influences.

    One of the highlights of the Beni Dolpo trek is the exploration of Dhorpatan, the only hunting reserve in Nepal. The trek takes you through enchanting forests of walnuts, oaks, rhododendrons, juniper, and wildflowers, blending with the magnificent mountain vistas, breathtaking jungle surroundings, and pristine rivers. The government regulates hunting in Dhorpatan, deciding which animals are available to hunt and requiring a license for hunting. For many years, Dhorpatan has been a hub for the royals and elites of Nepal.

    The trek continues through the jungle trail during the Phagune pass at 4062 meters into Pelma, Dhule, and Sengkhola. Heading further to the northern pastureland is Jangla, and descending from the pastureland, we reach ‘Shahartara,’ a beautiful Magar Village. 

    Beyond the ‘Ticherong’ region, the journey continues northwest following the Tarap River across Laina Odar, Pivo cave, Sisol into ‘Dho Tarap valley.’ This valley is known as the largest human settlement and trade intersection of Upper Dolpo. At Phoksundo, there is a day for exploring the village and visiting the Bon monastery situated near Phoksundo Lake. Then, for two days, the trek follows the Suligard River, along with the Rechi, Chhepka, and Kageni, to Suligad. After crossing the suspension bridge and walking for an hour along the bank of the Bheri River around Kalagauda, the trek concludes with a climb into Juphal and a return to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu.


    The Beni Dolpo trek is taken into consideration to be a to be a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, some exceeding 5,000 meters (e.g., Kang La Pass and Numa La Pass), which can pose risks of altitude sickness. Trekking through remote and rugged landscapes, far from modern-day facilities and medical facilities, trekkers should be self-sufficient and prepared for basic accommodations and limited resources.

    This trek typically spans around 3 to 4 weeks, covering significant ranges over challenging terrain. Weather conditions in the Dolpo region can be unpredictable, with the possibility of snowfall, rain, and strong winds, especially at higher altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and pack accordingly.

    Some areas of the trek may involve steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and narrow trails, requiring careful navigation and sturdy footwear. The trail infrastructure in Dolpo is less developed compared to more popular trekking regions in Nepal. Trekkers may encounter rough trails, river crossings, and occasional landslides, adding to the challenge.

    Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to mitigate these risks. Stamina and endurance are essential for sustained trekking days. It requires careful planning, preparation, and experience to tackle its challenges safely. Trekkers should consider joining guided expeditions or hiring experienced local guides and porters to enhance safety and enjoyment during the trek. Hiking Adventure Treks is ready to give you an unforgettable journey with the experience of a lifetime.


    The best season for the Beni Dolpo trek is during the autumn months of September to November. Autumn offers stable weather conditions with clear skies and minimal precipitation. This provides excellent visibility for enjoying panoramic mountain views and trekking comfortably.
    During autumn, temperatures are mild and pleasant, making it ideal for trekking. Daytime temperatures are comfortable for hiking, while nights are cool but not excessively cold, especially at lower elevations.

    While autumn is a popular trekking season in Nepal, the Beni Dolpo region remains relatively less crowded compared to popular routes like Everest and Annapurna. Trekkers can enjoy a sense of solitude and tranquility along the trail.
    Autumn coincides with several cultural festivals in Nepal, providing opportunities to witness traditional celebrations and interact with locals along the trekking route, adding to the cultural experience.

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