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    $2500
    USD 2500
  • Days
    17
  • Trip Code
    LDT
  • Group Size
    Above 2 person
  • Difficulty Level
    Strenuous

Highlights

Lower Dolpo Trek – Walking journey towards Nepal’s deepest lake

Nepal is full of mountains and hills. Therefore, the country is famous for the hill walking or also called as the trekking. Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu are the major trekking regions of Nepal. However, lots of people across the globe are exploring the remote places of Nepal. No wonder the off the beaten trekking trails are slowly getting crowded. Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal is the shortened version of Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek. 

The journey is similar to Upper Dolpo. The only difference is that the trekkers reach only up to Phoksundo Lake. This is the deepest lake in Nepal. It is shorter and relatively comfortable than the Full Dolpo trekking. Trekkers will get the chance to witness Nepal’s all geographical belts (flatland/terai, hilly & Himalayan).

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj is the first course of action. Nepalgunj is the industrial city on Nepal – India border located in the Terai belt of Nepal. Trekkers then again take a flight to Juphal. There is no direct flight to Juphal from Kathmandu. In doing so, trekkers will experience the Terai and hills at once. 

Trekkers start their journey through various villages like Tarakot, Luna, and Nawarpani before reaching the Do Tarap Village. In this village we will take the acclimatization break. It is highly necessary as trekkers will start to reach the no vegetation higher Himalayan belts of Nepal. The crossing of the Numa La Pass and Baga La Pass are the two arduous tasks on this walking journey. 

Even if the trek is tiring the mountains and surroundings help trekkers to get relieved from the tiredness. Heed the instructions of the guide as well because the trail is relatively new and less walked. You might get lost in the wilderness too. From Ringmo trekkers hike towards the lake. This is indeed the most picturesque day of the journey. Trekkers then return back to Juphal via Shyanta for the flight back to Kathmandu.

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • Day : 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

  • Day : 2 - Sightseeing

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.

  • Day : 3 - Fly from Kathmandu

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) - 40 minutes and commence trek to Phakding (2600m) - 3h.

  • Day : 4 - Phakding - Namche Bazar

    Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3450m) - 6h30.

  • Day : 5 - Acclimatization

    Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day : 6 - Namche Bazaar - Phortse Thanga

    Namche Bazaar - Phortse Thanga (3680m) - 6 h.

  • Day : 7 - Phortse Thanga - Machhermo

    Phortse Thanga - Machhermo (4470m) - 6h.

  • Day : 8 - Macchermo - Gokyo

    Macchermo - Gokyo (4750m) - 5h.

  • Day : 9 - Rest day in Gokyo

    Rest day in Gokyo. Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m).

  • Day : 10 - Gokyo - Dragnag

    Gokyo - Dragnag (4700m) - 4h.

  • Day : 11 - Dragnag - Dzonghla

    Dragnag - Dzonghla (4830m) via Cho-la Pass (5420m) - 6h.

  • Day : 12 - Dzonghla - Lobuche

    Dzonghla - Lobuche (4930m) - 6h30.

  • Day : 13 - Lobuche - Gorakhshep

    Lobuche - Gorakhshep (5200m) - 4h. Exploration to Everest Base Camp (5300m).

  • Day : 14 - Gorakhshep - Kalapattar

    Gorakhshep - Kalapattar (5545m) - Lobuche - 6h30.

  • Day : 15 - Lobuche - Pangboche

    Lobuche - Pangboche (3990m) - 5h.

  • Day : 16 - Pangboche - Namche Bazaar

    Pangboche - Namche Bazaar - 6h.

  • Day : 17 - Pangboche - Namche Bazaar

    Pangboche - Namche Bazaar - 6h.

  • Day : 18 - Lukla to Kathmandu.

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu - 40 minutes.

  • Day : 19 - Farewell time

    Free day and farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Day : 20 - Final departure

    Depart to airport

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