Lower Dolpo Trek along with Phoksundo Lake Trek is one of the hidden treasures and trekking destinations in Nepal. This place is best known of the many remote high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal. Dolpo conserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Also, this region is known as one of the “hidden valleys” created by Guru Rinpoche who was a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Enclosed by high elevations including the Dhaulagiri ridge to the south-east and cut off by high passes closed by snow half of the year.
The main point of the area is Shey- Phoksundo Lake Trek together. Trekking to Lower Dolpo with Phoksundo Lake Trek offers you a remarkable and worthwhile experience of a lifetime. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside by the Shey- Phoksundo National Park, at 3555 square km. This area is meant to preserve the trans-Himalayan ecosystem, the Himalayan black bear, the park shelters blue sheep, leopards, wolves, and the rarely seen snow leopard. The Lower Dolpo Trek is meant for real adventurers for an adventurous experience. Our trek passes through a nice village and through a high and remote alpine area and finally comes to beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m), with spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries, and yak caravans. Lower Dolpo Trek along with Phoksundo Lake Trek takes us through a lush forest,
As this is Nepal’s one of the most demanding trek that goes through Numala and Bagala pass which are remote area of the country, we should make a lot of ascend and descend. Therefore, we recommend attempting only for experience trekkers. Also, this is a challenging pass from where we can see the superb views of the Dhaulagiri range, Kyangyu Ripa, Nilgiri, Annapurna range, and many other mountains. We are sure that the Lower Dolpo Trek with Phoksundo Lake Trek will be one of the most amazing trips.
Destination: Dolpo Region
Best season: March & November
Trekking style: Tea-house/ Tented Camp only
Highest access : 5,190m/Baga La Pass
Duration of Trip: 15 days
Grade of Trek: Fairly challenging -strenuous