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Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek is set in the isolated and remote western region of Dolpo. It is a region
with striking natural features and distinctive culture from most of the other part of the nation.
Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most exciting and difficult journeys to the remote and isolated
areas of Nepal. It is another famous restricted area trek but one of the most exciting treks in
Nepal. This trek is also adventurous because trekkers need to cross through two high passes:
Numa La Pass (5309m), the highest point of the trek, and Baga La Pass (5169m) to complete this
trek. Trekkers have the chance to explore historic Lower Dolpo settlements like Tarakot, Dho
Tarap, and Ringmo, where they may learn about and interact with the varied cultures, traditions,
customs, rituals, festivals, and ways of life of various ethnic groups. The lower Dolpo trek's final
stop is Shey Phoksundo Lake. With its crystal-clear blue water divided by cliffs that soar 2000
meters into the pure alpine skies, Shey Phoksundo Lake is extremely stunning.
Beginning with a flight from Kathmandu to Juphal via Nepalgunj, the 18-day Lower Dolpo Trek
begins. Juphal is the starting point for this trek. You walk through a semi-desert area mixed with
paths that are heavily forested with juniper, bamboo, rhododendron, and pine trees as well as
trails that are made up of vast meadows, brown terrain, and terraced colorful fields. You enter
the stunning Shey Phoksundo National Park as you take in the stunning Himalayan rain shadow
scenery and see the endangered species that call it home, like the snow leopard, Himalayan musk
deer, blue sheep, and others.
Since Lower Dolpo is one of Nepa the most isolated regions, hikers must overcome numerous
challenges on this journey. To successfully complete this route, hikers should be in good health
and have previous hiking expertise. Lower Dolpo treks might be difficult, but they are made
worthwhile by the natural and cultural beauties of the area, which make this walk mesmerizing.
Since Lower Dolpo is one of Nepal's restricted hiking zones, a special trekking permission is
necessary before visiting this area. As a trekking company with official government registration,
we organize trek permits for the lower Dolpo hike.
Trip Highlights of Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek
- Stop at Sheyphundo Lake to enjoy its spectacular view
- See a lot of top attractions, for example, the highest waterfall, ancient sacred monasteries, and sparkling mountains.
- Enjoy the best view of Dhaulagiri I, once considered the highest mountain in the world
- Also enjoy the best camping trek in the world’s remotest region
- Walk an ancient trading route that connects Tibet and Nepal.
Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek Difficulties
This begins at 3000 m plus. Before you head to a higher elevation than this, you have to acclimatize, otherwise, you will experience the symptoms of altitude mountain sickness like headaches, vomiting, tiredness, confusion, and dizziness. For those who want to trek more like you, the thirst for a higher elevation grows . This is a natural phenomenon. If you are a person who seeks mental and physical challenges, Lower Dolpo Trek is the right trek for you. If you are suffering from a certain health condition, then the Lower Dolpo Trek is not for you. With a brave heart, you can overcome the difficulties of the Lower Dolpo Trek and enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains. After you reach the top, there is a switchback you have to follow.
Accommodation along the Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek
Since this is a camping trek, there are many campsites on the way. Prior to this, you will be staying at bed and breakfast in a hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. These hotels focus on cleanliness and hygiene. All have good beds, attached bathrooms, HD TV, Free WI-FI, etc. During trekking, you have to spend your night in a tent, and you have to share the tent (twin sharing). The waterproof tent is set up by our trekking guide and porter, including the dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, and kitchen tent. We also provide you with all kitchen utensils. We also provide a sleeping bag that is comfortable, cozy, and warm to protect from cold weather. Also, we use distilled water for cooking and drinking.
Best Seasons to go for Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek
September, October, and November are the best months to visit the Dolpo region. During these months, the sun is not that hot. The temperature is cooler than those of June and July. Winter is nearing, so you can expect the air to be much cooler. Since the days are clear, you can take photos of the mountain sceneries plentifully
March, April, and May are also the best months for trekking because the warmth of the earth is in progression. The trekking trail is clearly visible. Many tourists sought these months for trekking in Nepal. The months are also the best to see the animals and the blossoms of flowers.
Essentials that you should pack for Lower Dolpo Trekking
Make sure you have the following items for 12 or 13 days in the Dolpo region.
1. Footwear, Hiking boot ,Campshoe
2. Other Gears and Clothing
- Back pack
- Neck gaiter
- Base glove
- Trekking trousers
- Windproof Down jacket and sunhat
- Sun lotion and sun glass
- Camera and mobiles
- Broad brimmed hat
- Duffle bag
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
- Menstrual products
- Map and compass
- Altimeter watch
Before you head out for trekking, checkout the above packing list to stay comfortably in the wilderness of Dolpo.
- All airport/hotel transfers as per itinerary,
- Hotel in Kathmandu & Nepaljung as per schedule,
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek, Tents and kitchen equipments too
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
- Pickup and drop to start your trek and from ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or destination
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide),
- Assistant trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary,insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket,four seasonal sleeping bag, Hiking Adventure Treks duffel bag,and trekking map
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit,TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Hotels in Kathmandu and other arrangements such as sightseeing, meals etc.
- Excess baggage charges
- Any extra arrangements due to flight delay or cancellation
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section