Lower Dolpo Trek [Dho Tarap]


Dolpo is one of Himalayan district situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, it is most remote area having many opportunities of natural beauty as compare with other region. Nepal Government open this area for trekking on 1989 for some research group after this period this become one of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal.  Dolpo Region is reach in Natural & cultural diversity with beautiful alpine lakes, many mountain peaks & Ethnic highlanders having Tibetan culture. The national park ( Phoksundo National park) the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. Nepal's first English subtitled movie on Dolpo Region “The Caravan” or “The Himalaya” was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the category of best foreign language film.

Dolpo region is divided geographically in two parts for trekkers, the famous spiritual destination of Himalaya "Shey Gompa" lies on upper Dolpa part for which the trekkers need to cross many high passes & beautiful alpine Lake Phoksundo, Government of Nepal Impose special permit for this area which comes under restricted area. Trekking around Lower Dolpo region do not need special trekking permit also offer different experience of Himalaya with various destinations including Dho – Tarap where peoples feel sprit through the spiritual sites with Experience of culture & nature, then fly back from Juphal to Nepalgunj. 

General Information:

Best Months of Visit: April till October
Accommodation: Tented camps in trek/ Hotels in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
Group size:  2 and above 
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Guide: English speaking guide with Cook & Helpers
Transportation: Private Transportation in Kathmandu as per group size
Domestic flights: Kathmandu –Nepalgunj- Juphal –Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
Group Leader:   Nepali group leader as per request of the group 
Trek starts:      Juphal - Dolpo
Trek ends:        Juphal - Dolpo 
Departure Dates: Upon request 
Trek Grade: 1, 2,3,4,5 


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
ay 02: Full day sight seeing
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2,350m), Trek to Dunai (2,150m)
Day 05: Dunai - Rahagaon (2910m).
Day 06: Rehagaon - Regi (2950m).
Day 07: Regi - Ringmo(3660m).
Day 08: Ringmo - Baga La Phedi (4200m).
Day 09: Baga La Phedi - Bagala (5090m)-Numa La Phedi (4620m).
Day 10: Numa La Phedi - Numa La (5360m).-Tok-Kyu(4190m).
Day 11: Tok-Kyu-Do Tarap(4,040m)
Day 12: Do Tarap - Gorge Camp.
Day 13: Gorge Camp-Khanigaon.
Day 14: Khanigaon-Dunai (2,150m)
Day 15: Dunai-Juphal.
Day 16: Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure 

Cost Includes 

  • Accommodation in Katmandu & Nepalgunj with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Trekking permit fee of Lower Dolpa region
  • Special Permit fee Lower Dolpa
  • National Park fee Dolpo area  and TIMS Permits
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Food for trekking  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Kitchen & necessary porters
  • Local transportation Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal -Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
  • Trekking insurance with Medical insurance for trekking staffs
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • flight ticket and land transportation for Trekking staffs
  • Service charge to company  

Cost Excludes 

  • PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation (incase needed)
  • Trekking Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staff
  • Filmy permit for National park( Only for shooting camera)
  • Bar bills & Beverages  


Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 17 Days
  • Best Time: Aug-Oct, Mar-Jun
  • Difficulty: Difficult