Lower Dolpo Trek Introduction
Trekking in the Dolpo modern adventure of a special kind mixed with old-world experiences where you witness a region, its lifestyles, its culture & its religion that refuse to be caught up in the present synchronization of time but rather have chosen to live in enchanting periods of yore but are yet warm & congenial to guests who hail from a highly developed world looking for heavenly solicitude in the quiet of the wilderness that is Dolpo. A unique characteristic of trekking in the Dolpo region is trips to this area can be done throughout the year which also means the peak monsoon period because of the rain shadow zone formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna range of mountains.
The Lower Dolpo is a rugged area & most of its landscapes are virgin territory very less trodden by outsiders; this trek graces trails that cut across the three high passes of the Dolpa region – they include the Kagmara La 5115m, Baga La (5190m), Numa La (5159m). Special trekking permits are required for visiting the lower Dolpo region. Because of its harsh cold climate, Lower Dolpo is also well known as the home of some of Nepal’s most valuable herbals, its unspoiled ancient culture & medieval Buddhist Monuments.
This trek is the most popular in the western Himalayas of Nepal & visitors get to see the real Isolated Himalayan valleys, resembling the true Tibetan highlands. One of the best attractions of this region is the Shey Phoksumdo National Park which stands as the lord protector of this lovely tough remote region. The park, bordered by huge rocks, lush green forests & silver-grey peaks glittering in the sunlight & even lovelier under starry moonlit skies is said to be one of the world’s most natural hidden wonders
The trek gets on track at the STOL airstrip of Juphal after a short flight from the flatlands town of Nepalgunj which is well connected by both road and air from the Kathmandu valley. A physically fit person with some trekking experience can do this trip anytime from April to October. November can be a bit dicey as the passes are covered by snow. The Lower Dolpo trek is loaded with all the thrills & excitement that can only be found in this part of the world where only the bold & the brave dare. Should you require an itinerary that suits your convenience, please don’t hesitate to let us know, it can be tailored to suit your needs for a lifelong experience.