Lower Dolpa Trek:

This trek crosses three relatively high passes, good paths are followed throughout and there is no trekking on glaciers. At the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayan rain shadow lies Dolpo - the legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers. The lack of other tourists, the warm welcome given by the hardy Dolpo-Pa and the fascinating insight into the Tibetan way of life makes this an extremely varied and special trek. A unique trek in Nepal, it is ideally suited to both beginners and those who have "been everywhere". You haven't until you've been to Dolpa.

Trip Informaton




Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

4530m at Jangla la

Trip Duration:

27 days

Trip Grade:



Hotel in city, teahouse on trek


Full board on trek, breakfast in city


Tourist bus/private car/local bus/private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking hours:

4-5hrs per day


 Arrive to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel


Kathmandu sightseeing:

Day-03 :

By bus to Beni Bazar. Drive will take approximately 9hours.

Day-04 :

Beni to Lamachur
Follow the river(Myagdi Khola), which starts from the Dhaulagiri glacier. There is a hot spring along the way.

Day-05 :

Lamachur to Dharapani
Cross the bridge of Myagdi Khola. Climb up a rocky path dug into the cliff just over the river. Trail ascents and descends through village and forest. In good weather possible to see Dhaulagiri massif with its 6peaks, the Putha Hiunchuli and the Churen Himal.

Day-06 :

Dharapani to Muna(2300m)
From here the path is flat through the villages of Takum and Sibang. After Sibang start the climb to the small village of Mattim. After reaching a crest go down to Mura.

Day-07 :

Mura to Jaljale(3430m)
Trail continues through forest and villages towards to Jaljale.

Day-08 :

Jaljale to Dhorpatan(2300m)
From the top of the Jaljale will take about 4 hours to reach Dhorpatan valley. Mean the time walking through an incredible forest of pine trees, junipers, flowers and small hills. Several times you will have to cross the river.

Day-09 :

Dhorpatan -Pagune lekh cross(4050m) to Thankot besi
Cross the valley and climb up to reach the banks of Pagune khola. From here start a steep ascent following the river between rocks and canyons, up to the summit of Pagune lekh. Which is marked with a small Chorten( pile of stones adorned with prayer flags). Beautiful view of Dhaulagir, Chure and Putha Hiunchuli.

Day-10 :

Thankot besi to Pelma;
Descent to a grassy meadow where there are some abandoned huts. Cross a small river than enter to a fantastic jungle. Follow the path of many small peaks with beautiful view of Ghustung Khola to reach to Pelma village.

Day-11 :

Pelma to Dhule;(3300m)
The path goes through grassy, dense forest leading to a narrow gorge and an unnamed river. Jumping from one rock to another to reach to Dhule.

Day-12 :

Dhule to Seng Khola(3600m(
Climb up to a small passage . the path becomes flat then start long ascent to the Nautale La(3970m), which is marked with a Chorten. From here start the descent to the bed of Seng Khola. Where are many caves.

Day-13 :

Sengkhola to Jangla La(4530m)
It is very easy to see steep path leading up. The pass is marked with a Chorten and a small lake. From here the path is flat and clearly visible. To cross the pass it will take long time but not so difficult.


Jangla La to Sahartara;
From the top of Jangla La starts the old kingdom of Tichrong the valley of Fragrant water. Tichurong was an independent kingdom whose capital was Tarakot or Taragaon or Dzong.


Sahartara ; Rest day and explore

Day-16 :

Sahartara to Lahini;(3250m)
Trail follows the bank of river, where the valley becomes large and green. After village of Khani gaon to Lahini it is easy to see musk deer jumping in the middle of juniper and pine forest.


Lahini to Tarap khola cave (3500m)
From here The trail becomes a narrow and walking through in landslide and avalanches area.


Tarap Khola cave to Dho-Tarap(4100m)
This is the most difficult and dangerous part of the trek. The valley becomes a narrow, deep gorges and crossed by innumerable small bridges, make the river more and more impetuous. The path is dug into the rock but many parts are covered over by rockfalls.


Dhotarap rest day and explore


Dhotarap to Numla base camp(5360m)
After visiting all the gompas and Chorten in Tarap valley. The trail ascents through grassy meadows with plenty of flowers and wild rabbits jumping from hole to hole to reach to base camp. On the top of pass , marked with Mani stones. It opens a beautiful view of the Tibetan mountain and upper Tarap valley.

Day- 21

Numla base camp to Bagla base camp;(5090m)
After crossing Numla Pass trail descends towards to Poyon khola. Where you can see Himalayan sheep, jumping from one rock to another with incredible agility. Bagla pass surrounded by big glaciers and blade shaped rock cliffs. From the pass there is a beautiful view of all Kanjiroba.

Day- 22

Bagla base camp to Phoksundo lake;(3600m)
Soon after crossing the pass of Bagla you will reach to Ringmo valley with a complete view of the huge waterfall. Passing through dense forest to reach to Phokosundo lake.

Day- 23

rest day and explore

Phokosundo lake to Sepka(2660m)
The trail goes down hill through narrow gorge of Suli gad river. Where you will see a few houses of Tibetan and Gurungs surrounded by beautiful fields.

Day- 24

Sekpa to Dunai;(2150m)
Trail continues through villages and along the river to reach to Dunai. Dunai is the administrative capital and has only market in all the Dolpa district.

Day- 25

Dunai to Juphal 
It is a very easy and pleasant walk.

Day- 26

Juphal to Nepalganj to Kathmandu. by Flight


Depart Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.
Breakfast included.

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise http://www.trekprepfitness.com.au/

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Lower Dolpa.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage wherever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service.


When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help your body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it starts from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Lower Dolpa is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit http://immi.gov.np/

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:  

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Lower Dolpa, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Lower Dolpa. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.


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