Lower Dolpo Trek – 15 Days

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Introduction to Lower Dolpo Trek

The lower Dolpo trek in the remote western part of Nepal offers a unique trekking experience. Since opening for foreigners in 1989, the area has become a very popular destination for trekkers. The lower Dolpo has a unique fascination with its remote areas. So, it is known as the ‘hidden treasure of Nepal.’ Naturally very rich in the Himalayan valley, the lower Dolpo lies in an isolated corner of the Trans Himalayas of Nepal.

The Dolpo area lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park and was established in 1984 to protect these natural surroundings and animals. Shey Phoksundo National Park is the largest in Nepal, with an area of 3,555 square kilometers. This park is the main habitat for snow leopards and blue sheep.

Visit Sunning Phoksundo Lake

The Lower Dolpo Trek crosses three high passes: Kagamara La (5,115m), Baga La (5,190m), and Numa La (5,159m), leading us to the stunning ‘Phoksundo Lake’ surrounded by fascinating flora and fauna. The route reaches Phoksundo Lake through beautiful villages, deep gorges, and remote zones. It is the deepest lake in Nepal and is located at an altitude of 3,611 meters.

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The daily lifestyle of the people here is very difficult because of the remote areas, but the people in this area are very friendly and humble, with smiling faces. Other attractions of this trek are Buddhist monasteries, the Tibetan plateau, the lifestyle of local people, and their culture. Since the Dolpo area is close to the Tibetan border, the people of Dolpo follow old Tibetan Buddhism.

Overall, this Lower Dolpo Trek is a fantastic combination of mountain views, high passes, magnificent landscapes, lush valleys, and beautiful lakes with a Tibetan Buddhist-dominant culture that practices its ancient traditional culture and lifestyle.

Due to this remote, sensitive geography, trekking in this area requires a special trekking permit. And the Nepal Immigration Department issues a special permit. Lower Dolpo Trek is a strenuous level trip. So if you want to go trekking, it is necessary to keep yourself physically fit. Get ready for the most memorable and adventurous trip of your life in the land of the Himalayas.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Dom Miller



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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 15 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Accomodation Tea House/Camping
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 5,318m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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