Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal was opened in 1982 for foreign travelers. The Dolpo region hosts two adventurous trekking routes: Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo. Lower Dolpo Trek is not very popular compared to Annarpurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. The Lower Dolpo Trek 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 Trek 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 makes the journey strenuous. The surrounding area is dry and barren, with numerous pastures. Even though the trek says Lower Dolpo, the elevation rises up to 5,190 meters.
You will be trekking in Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest trans-Himalayan national park. The national park is home to diverse species of exotic flora and fauna. The Tibetan wolf, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and Himalayan black bear also. As the Dolpo region has close ties with Tibet, the locals and their cultural heritage resemble a lot like those of Tibet. The locals either follow Tibetan Buddhism or practice the ancient Bonpo religion.
Things to experience in Trek to Lower Dolpo route
- Explore the untouched Lower Dolpo region.
- Trek in the Trans-Himalayan National Park and come across exotic flora and fauna.
- Relish the heavenly views of Shey Phoksundo Lake and its surroundings.
- Visit ancient monasteries and stupas while trekking.
- The trek offers dry, barren landscapes.
- Cross two high passes.
- Trek through remote mountain villages and meet with locals following Tibetan Buddhist and Bonpo religions.
- It's an off-beat, adventurous trek with stunning mountain views.
Views you see while trekking in Lower Dolpo
Shey Phoksundo Lake is the gem of the Dolpo region. The lake has crystal-clear blue-colored water. It is surrounded by dry hills, alpine trees, and snow-capped mountains. The scenery of Shey Phuksondo Lake is heavenly.
Lower Dolpo is a less-crowded trekking route with diverse scenery and an immersive cultural experience. The diverse landscapes with high Himalayas are features of the trekking in Lower Dolpo. The trek offers views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Churen Himal range, Putha Hiunchuli, and Norbung Kang, along with Tibetan ranges.
Lower Dolpo Trek difficulty
Lower Dolpo Trek is considered 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.
If you have trekked a few other routes in the Himalayas and can bear long walking hours, then you can definitely conquer the Lower Dolpo Trek. You spend more than 15 days on the trail without modern comforts, so physical capability and mental fitness are needed.
What you get in our Lower Dolpo Trek Package 2024?
First of all, we offer an excellent itinerary with the best package and cost for 2024 for the Lower Dolpo Trek. Your accommodations, transportation, flights, permits, guides, and porters, and your three meals are covered. We have a very reliable and friendly guide and support team. Our guides are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly 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 prices with excellent service and our decade-long expertise.
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