Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek

September 17, 2017

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Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek is a classic and short time period trek. This leads from Dolpo Juphal airstrip and end to the same place. This trek is catered you the experience of  Dolpo culture, people, and landscape.

Tour Details


Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek is a classic and short time period trek. This leads from Dolpo Juphal airstrip and end to the same place. This trek is catered you the experience of  Dolpo culture, people, and landscape. In this trip, you will be welcomed by three districts topographic landscape which is; lower Dolpo   ( Khas Hinduism people), middle Dolpo people( Magar indigenous people), upper Dolpo( Barren & alpine landscape Bhote pure Bon and Buddhist people).Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek intakes through the Dho Valley( Highest human settlements of a world)entering to the Phoksundo Lake (Ringmo Village) dashing eye with clean and white waterfalls(Phoksudo waterfalls) and heading further along the lush vegetation with astonishing sounds of birds and river farewell you to Juphal.

Sep/Oct is best and peak season of trekking in Nepal, because it has a lot of benefits rather than another season. In the autumn season no more rains, the sky being clear and tidy, local harvesting begins and you can enjoy the sound alpine environment and magnificent views of Destiny Mountains.

Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

+ All the government procedure

+ Trekking permits and National Park fee

+ Experience English speaking guide, Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules

+ Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tents),

+ Dining Table, Chairs and Kitchen utensils

+ Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks

+ Staff’s salary, food, insurance and clothing

+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Price exclude

-International flights and visa fee
-Personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu
-Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation
-Tips and gratitude for staffs
-Donation and local entrance fee


Practical Information

Our itinerary has been developed for gradual acclimatization to take place.

The following few points helps on acclimatization process

  • Walk slowly: Maintaining your own pace is very important rather than rush and hurry. There is a proverb ‘If you maintain snail’s pace you reach on sky’.
  • Drink lots of water- There is easier to acclimatize when your body hydrated. So, drink plenty of water and avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol.
  • If your condition is going very worse then you may have to go for Diamox.


We bring a satellite phone for safety, security and emergency use.

A Typical Day On Trek

The days starts with an early morning a mug of tea brought to your tent by one of the cook’s helper. Before going to mess of tent for breakfast it is best to pack your night gear onto your duffle bag. During breakfast, the tents will be packed away and after porters have arranged their loads they will set off on the trail in the cool of the morning.

After breakfast around 8 am we start walking. The pace of trek is leisure with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local villages. Lunch will be around 11 am at a spot by side of the trail and is prepare for us by the cook.

There is more walking after the lunch and normally you get into the camp by mid afternoon with the tents already puts up by the local staff. In the evening a three-course meal is served in the mess tent around 7 pm. After supper guide will discuss the plan for next day with the group. People may stay in the mess tent chatting about the day’s events for a while before retiring their tent for the night.


While on the trek cook will provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. For the breakfast, you make likely to get porridge or cereal, the toast of chapattis and range of hot drinks. On arrival to camp in the afternoon, you will be given tea/coffee and biscuits and three-course meal will follow later in the evening.


In terms of time of the year, our view is that the best time to do this trek is the during a month of May, this gives you best chances of a crossing of high passes.September is most popular with trekking group however often the passes are icy making travel impossible for pack animals.

This trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and time of the day.In the mountains over 3,000m the nights will be cool, normally 5  and during the day temperature sometimes rise to 25 C.At higher altitude temperature range from about 15C to -10 C.


Day 1Arrival at TIA and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight 1 hr

Day 3Nepalgunj to Juphal flight 35 minutes and trek 2.30 hrs to Dunai 2140m

Day 4Dunai to Tarakot 2540m 6 hrs.

Day 5Tarakot to Laina Odar 2875m 7 hrs

Day 6Laina Odar to Pivo cave 3200m 7hrs.

Day 7Pivo cave to Dho Tarap 3944m 7 hrs.

Day 8Dho Tarap rest an exploring day

Day 9Dho Tarap to Numala Base Camp 4440m 7 hrs.

Day 10Numal Base camp via Numala pass 5309m to Danigar 4200m

Day 11Danigar via Bagala pass 5169m Temche 4100m

Day 12Temche to Phoksundo 3640m 4 hrs.

Day 13Phosundo rest and exploring day

Day 14Phoksundo to Chhepka(2838m) 7 hrs.

Day 15Chhepka to Juphal (2475m) 8 hrs.

Day 16Juphal to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Day 17Kathmandu free day

Day 18Departure from Kathmandu


Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek Map