Dolpa Trek

Trip introduction

Dolpa region is a distant region of Nepal and the central point of this area is Shey Phoksumdo National Park. The east and south of Dolpa are surrounded by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west is the Jumla district. Trekking to Lower Dolpa offers you the remarkable and breathtaking experience of a lifetime. The notable features seen here are snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes. The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with an enthralling culture and traditions.

The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with the Tibetan culture. Trekking into Dolpa presents an exposure to the high and remote Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. The main highlight of Dolpa trekking includes “Shey Phoksundo National Park” which is one of the major National Parks of Nepal. “Shey Phoksundo Lake” is another famous feature of this region. The lake is totally free of aquatic life, which the crystal waters clearly demonstrate. Surrounded by rocks, forests, and snow-capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the world’s “Natural Hidden Wonders”. The Dolpa trekking starts at Juphal and follows the track to Dunai, then continues to Tarakot, way up to Bang la Camp, the uppermost point of Dolpa trekking. After passing through Sanu Bheri village, we then descend to the goodlooking Phoksundo Lake, which is a piece of the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

This is a restricted area and one will require special permits from the Nepalese Government.


Recommended Equipment

The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch


Upper Body

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket


Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants



  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots



  • Gloves



  • Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries



Day 01 – Pickup from Kathmandu airport and drop to hotel

Day 02 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing Day
We’ll meet up today bright and early after breakfast for a full morning of sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. The capital and surrounding geographical area contain more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else on Earth, and we’ll be visiting some of the highlights. Bring your camera as we tour Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (the ‘monkey temple’), and Durbar Square. Afternoon and early evening bring a final briefing and preparations for trekking.

Day 03 – Fly to Nepalgunj (152m) from Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 04 – Fly to Jumla (2370m) trek to Gothi Chaur (2700m)

Day 05 – Trek to Naphukana (3080m)

Day 06 – Trek to Balasa (3080m)

Day 07 – Trek to Kaigaon (2610m)

Day 08 – Trek to Toijem (2920m)

Day 09 – Trek to Kagmara La Phedi (4000m)

Day 10 – Cross Kagmara La (5115m) to Lasa (4060m)

Day 11 – Trek to Samduwa (3160m)

Day 12 – Trek to Phoksumdo Lake (3730m)

Day 13 – Rest & Excursion around Phoksumdo

Day 14 – Trek to Pine forest camp

Day 15 – Trek to Kangla base camp

Day 16 – Cross Kang La (5375m) trek to Shey Gompa (4390m)

Day 17 – Trek to Namgung (4430m)

Day 18 – Trek to Karang (4050m)

Day 19 – Trek to Mugaon (4100m)

Day 20 – Trek to Shimen (4010m)

Day 21 – Trek to Tinje (4150m)

Day 22 – Trek to Do Tarap (4080m)

Day 23 – Trek to Naworpani /Sim Odar (2620m)

Day 24 – Trek to Lahini (3160m)

Day 25 – Trek to Tarakot (2520m)

Day 26 – Trek to Juphal (2490m)

Day 27 – Flight to Nepalgunj then flight to Kathmandu

Inclusive/Exclusive of costs

Inclusive of costs

  • Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • All your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Tea House and hotel accommodation during the trek
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine
  • Porter if needed
  • Round trip flight fare Kathmandu – Nepaljunge, Nepaljunge to Jumla
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • National Park permits
  • TIMS (trekkersí information management System)
  • All ground transportation
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expanse
  • Farewell dinner

Exclusive of costs

  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • International air fare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tip for guide and porter
Why book the trek with us?

Why you should book the tours with Pinnacle Trek?

  • Best price with better hospitality
  • You have a big group? We can help!
  • Local experienced guide and porters
  • Top-notch customer service
  • Depature date is guaranteed
  • We can help you to make it fits for your budget
  • We can customize the trip for your need
  • 15 years of experiences of trekking field
Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policies

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $170 cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.