Dolpa Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj.

    We will take an hour-long flight to Nepalgunj after having the breakfast. Nepalgunj is located on the western side of Nepal, near the Nepal-India border. We will visit mini-zoo, local market, and explore the nearby villages. 

    • Day 02 : Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal (2475 m), trek to Dunai (2140 m) 3 hrs.

      Today, we are going to take another flight to Jhuapl, a beautiful town located in the Himalayan foothills with spectacular views of Annapurna Ranges (8,091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m). From here, we will begin trekking through the terraced fields and reach Behri River. Further, we will continue trekking towards Dunai, the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. We are going to stay overnight in Dunai.

      • Day 03 : Dunai (2140 m) - Lingdo (2391 m) 5-6 hrs.

        We will begin trekking following the Bheri River and traverse through the hamlets settled by Terali Buddhist of Magar communities. The trail will offer gorgeous views of landscapes with beautiful pine trees surrounding the high hills and mountains. We will reach Byasgar and from here, the trail will become windy and rocky. Further, trekking on a narrow trail, we will reach the Lingdo village where we are going to stay for the night.

        • Day 04 : Lingdo (2391 m) - Lahini Odar (3370 m) 7 hrs.

          We will ascend through the small settlements and reach in the dry and barren region. We will notice a big change in the vegetation. From here, we will reach Laisicap where we will see several lodges and teahouses. Further, we will trek through the large pine trees and ascend to reach Laina Odar our last destination of the day.

          • Day 05 : Lahini Odar (3370 m) - Toltol (3523 m) 6-7 hrs.

            We will trek through a dense forest of pine and go through beautiful waterfalls. Further, we will ascend towards the top of a hill. From here onwards, the green land changes into the arid and dry region. We will then descend steeply towards the confluence of two rivers and an hour trek from here will take us to Total where we will stop for the night.

            • Day 06 : Toltol (3523 m) - Dho Tarap (4080 m) 6 hrs.

              We will trek towards Dho. We will enter into a windy gorge. We will then ascend gradually toward a cliff. The trail will be steep and rocky. Upon reaching the top, we will see amazing views of the rivers and mountains. We will then descend and come across a narrow valley. From here, we will descend down to reach Dho village where we will stop for the night. 

              • Day 07 : Dho Tarap (4080 m) - Numa-La Phedi Base Camp (4440 m) 4-5 hrs.

                We will begin trekking, and on the way, we will visit a century-old gompa, Mekyem gompa. We will see a large state of an avatar of Buddha inside this gompa. Further, on the way, we will go through a local school and ascend towards the Gakar village where Phurba Dorje gompa is located. After visiting this gompa, we will trek and reach Numa La Phedi Base Camp crossing a few villages.

                • Day 08 : Numa-La Phedi Base Camp (4440 m) - Danigar (4631 m) via Numa-La pass (5238 m) 7 hrs.

                  We will begin trekking on a steep trail. Further, we will trek on the bowl-shaped glacial formation. On the way, we will get to see stunning views of Annapurna Ranges (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri Peaks (8,167 m) and Mt. Kanjiroba. We will then descend steeply and ascend towards a ridge to reach Panglanka Khola. We might also get to see blue sheep and snow leopards on our way. The trail from here takes us to Danigar where we will stay overnight.

                  • Day 09 : Danigar (4631 m) - Yak Kharka (3860 m) via Baga-La (5190 m) 7 hrs.

                    We will trek on the snowy trail and ascend towards Baga La Pass located at 5,190 meters. The trail will go through rhododendron bushes and includes rocky section. We will cross Baga La Pass and begin descending on a steep trail. On the way, we will come across stunning waterfalls and huge rocks on which we will see Tibetan mantra where written. The trail from here will take us to our last destination of the day, Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight.

                    • Day 10 : Yak Kharka (3860 m) - Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 4 hrs.

                      Today, the trail will be comparatively easy and short. The trail will present enchanting views of mountains. We will ascend towards the Phoksundo Lake and on the way, we will see a striking waterfall. From here, the trail goes through pine and yellow birches and reach Ringmo village where we will stop for the day.

                      • Day 11 : Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3641 m). Rest day. Visit to Bon Gompa.

                        Today is our rest day at the Ringmo village. We will spend the day exploring the village and spending time near the Phoksundo Lake. We will also go on the small hike to the nearby villages and spend the rest of the day tasting the local food.

                        • Day 12 : Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) - Chhepka (2838 m) via Rechi (2940 m) 7-8 hrs.

                          We will trek along the Phoksundo Khola and green vegetation. We will descend all the way down to the Chepka. On the way, we will see another beautiful waterfall and walk on the flat land. We will stay overnight in Chepka.

                          • Day 13 : Chhepka (2838 m) - Juphal (2475 m) 6 hrs.

                            Today, the trail is going to be long yet present us impressive views. The trail goes through small herbals plants and several small settlements. We will descend all the way down to the Dunai River and from here, we will ascend towards Juphal where we will stay for the night.

                            • Day 14 : Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu.

                              After having breakfast, we will take a flight back to Nepalgunj. On the same day, we will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for us. In the evening, we will stroll in the vibrant streets of Thamel and end our day with a delicious farewell dinner.