The Hidden Valley of Lower Dolpo

Dolpo is known as ‘Ba Yul’, the Hidden Valley, a land of mystery, majestic scenery, peace and tranquility. With Dhaulagiri to the south and the Tibetan Plateau to the north, Dolpo is understandably a region of high passes, rare and diverse flora and fauna, and sweeping views of the high Himalaya. This trek is for those who want to experience a combination of rare nature enriched with traditional Tibetan culture and heritage.

Protected by Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Dolpo is a well-preserved eco-system providing majestic views of Kanjiroba Peak, Phoksundo Lake, and the Dhaulagiri massif.  A visit to Phoksumdo Gompa, which is dedicated to the ancient Bonpo religion, local to Dolpo and Tibet, is an experience that will make this a journey of a lifetime.

Lower Dolpo Trek


  • Total Duration: 20 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,190 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: May to July and September to October
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and tents on the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Picturesque landscapes and spectacular Himalayan views
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of western Nepal
  • Shey Gompa and Phoksundo Lake

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between May to July and September to October.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Trek briefing and city sightseeing
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to your hotel

Trek Days

  • Day 04: Fly to Juphal airport (2,400m), trek to Dunai (2,150m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,520m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chanki
  • Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola
  • Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,080m)
  • Days 09-10: Explore the Hidden Valley
  • Day 11: Trek to Numa Phedi
  • Day 12: Trek to Baga Phedi crossing the Numa La pass (5,190m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Phoskundo Lake (3,730m) crossing the Baga La pass 5214
  • Day 14: A day at Phoksundo Lake to explore and rest
  • Day 15: Trek to Rechi (2940m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Raktang (2260m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Juphal (2,400m)

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 18: Fly to Nepalgunj and onto Kathmandu
  • Day 19: A reserve day for contingency
  • Day 20: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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