About Lower Dolpo Trek
This region is one of the most isolated areas in the world located on the Tibetan plateau. Opened in 1991, Lower Dolpo area offers one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. It is situated in mid-western Nepal behind the Dhaulagiri massif. You will see high passes, rugged terrain, a rain-shadow, rare flora and fauna and a prominently beautiful lake. The settlement is mostly on the high regions, with frequent encounters of yak caravans.
Along the trek you will capture mysterious views of ancient monasteries, blue sheep and snow leopards. Its isolation has helped the traditions and ways of life to remain intact for decades. An account of the region in David Snellgrove’s “Himalayan Pilgrimage” and Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard”, has given Dolpo a widespread attention and significant popularity.
Requiring special permits to enter, this is a moderate trek taking you to 5,230 m at Numa-La Pass. While the lively settlements on the high altitude is itself wonderful, the turquoise waters of Lake Phoksundo adds a sense of awe to the experience. Phoksundo is the deepest lake of Nepal located in Shey-Phosundo National Park. Quiet villages around Mt. Dhaulagiri and Buddhist Gumbas are scattered throughout the landscape that has diverse culture and sceneries.