Opened in 1982 for foreign travelers, the Dolpo region hosts two adventurous trekking routes- Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo. Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the less known treks in Nepal if we compare it to other famous treks like ABC Trek, EBC Trek & Annapurna Circuit. The Lower Dolpo Trekking explores the lower parts of the Dolpo region, which is very beautiful and has off-beat trails.
Explore the far western part of Nepal and immerse into ancient Tibetan cultural heritage on Lower Dolpo Trek 17 days. Get to see landscapes unlike any other trekking routes and behold the beauty of Shey Phoksundo Lake.
Lower Dolpo Circuit has remote and isolated trails. The trail has tea houses that barely offer anything. Not many trekkers trek in this region because of the unavailability of basic services, which make the journey strenuous. The surrounding area is dry and barren with numerous pastures. Even the trek says Lower Dolpo, the elevation rises to 5,190 meters.
You will be trekking in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest trans-Himalayan National Park. The park houses diverse species of exotic flora and fauna, including the Tibetan wolf, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, etc. As the Dolpo region has close ties with Tibet, the locals and their cultural heritage resemble a lot like theirs. The locals either follow Tibetan Buddhism or practice the ancient BonPo religion.
Views you see while trekking in Lower Dolpo
At 3,611 meters is situated the gem of the Dolpo region, Shey Phoksundo Lake. The lake has a crystal clear blue color and is surrounded by dry hills, alpine trees & snow-capped mountains. The scenery at this lake is heavenly.
If you are looking for a less crowded trekking route with diverse scenery and an immersive cultural experience, then Lower Dolpo Trek is the perfect page. The trek offers views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal range, Putha Hiunchuli, and Norbung Kang along with Tibetan ranges.
Lower Dolpo Trek difficulty
Lower Dolpo Trekking has a moderate difficulty level. The trek explores the untouched areas of the Dolpo region. The terrain is steep, rugged, and uneven. You have to cross two high passes- Num La pass (5,310 m) and Baga La pass (5,170 m). Even though the experts have marked the Lower Dolpo Trek itinerary as moderate, the journey can be quite daunting for beginner trekkers, given the isolation, elevation, and terrain.
If you have trekked a few other routes in the Himalayas and can bear long walking hours (minimum 5 to 7 hours each day), then you can definitely conquer Lower Dolpo Trek. You spend more than 112 days on the trail without modern comforts, so along with physical capability, mental fitness is needed too.
What do we offer?
First of all, we offer a very reliable and friendly crew for the Lower Dolpo Trek. We have native guides from the Dolpo region who accompany you during the trek, making the journey very informative and compelling. Likewise, we provide competitive Lower Dolpo Trek pricing with excellent service and our decade-long expertise.
Book Lower Dolpo Trek 2022/2023 and join this once-in-a-lifetime venture. We'll help you organize the trek and obtain all the required documents. For more information, contact us anytime.
These are a few other less-crowded trekking routes in the Himalayas- Upper Dolpo Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek, and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.