The Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most interesting and hardest treks in Nepal’s western hills, allowing trekkers to experience the true thrills of trekking on an off-the-beaten trail comprised of steep sloppy slopes. The Lower Dolpo Trek is rich in natural wonders such as Shey Phoksundo Lake, as well as pre-Buddhist Bon Po civilization. The term “Dolpo” refers to a region of Tibetan heritage in the northern part of Dolpa. The ancient Buddhist monasteries, traditions, and distant lifestyles, as well as festival celebrations, are distinct and spectacular.
The Lower Dolpo Trek, which lasts 18 days, begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Juphal via Nepalgunj. . Juphal is the starting point for this trip. You will go through a semi-desert region with heavily forested paths packed with pine, rhododendron, bamboo, and juniper trees, as well as trails consisting of vast meadows, brown terrain, and terraced colorful fields. You enter the lovely Shey Phoksundo National Park while admiring the gorgeous rain shadow environment of the Himalayas, which is home to endangered wildlife such as the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, and so on. The trek takes you through a national park rich with flora and species such as blue sheep, mountain goats, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and snow leopards. Lower Dopla Trekking requires a special permit.
The trekkers also cross two high passes: Numa La Pass (5309m), the trek’s highest point, and Baga La Pass (5169m). Both crossings provide breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the Tibetan mountains of Kugung La and Khyung La. During the summer, we may observe caravans of yaks and sheep making their way to their destination. Another attraction of the trek is the gorgeous turquoise Phoksundo Lake, which is divided by cliffs that rise 2000m into the pristine mountain skies.The Tibetan and Magar people still practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion in the Dolpo region. The hike also includes stops at ancient monasteries (gompas) and Bon Po shrines located around Phoksundo Lake. Overall, the Lower Dolpo Trek is perfect for trekkers who want untamed excursions.
Forget about luxury hotels and resorts in the Lower Dolpo trekking area. However, you may readily accept the hidden culture and traditions of the inhabitants of the Lower Dolpo walk. If you want to embark on a tent trip in Lower Dolpo, it is also an option.