Lower Dolpo Trekking is quite unique and offers a distinct experience that can’t be found in the rest of Nepal, in terms of its landscape and cultural traditions. This trek is not as strenuous as the Upper Dolpa Trek but it would be a mistake to underwrite what this region has to offer.
Geographically, this region is nestled between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges and only opened for tourism since 1989. Even since then, this region has seen sparse visitors because of its remote location and lack of infrastructures (almost non-existent!) that would make for a comfortable and easy trek. Despite that, after proper organization and good guidance, this trek rewards the daring ones with remarkable landscapes, unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, ancient Bon religion, and indigenous people leading traditional life that hasn’t changed much, as if time stopped moving forward and stood still!
Dolpo is located in the western region of Nepal. Dolpo is the name of the district, which is known as the biggest district of Nepal in terms of area. This region is still untouched by modernization and we can find the true face and culture of Nepal .
Amazing Lower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking promises a unique adventure to any traveler, local or foreign. This outstanding trekking package is designed to take you to a mystical place that is not only rich in culture but also offers picturesque views that are unmatched.
This region is extremely diverse when it comes to flora and fauna and quite famous for Nepal’s largest park, “Shey-Phoksundo-National Park”, renowned for the highest concentration of various species of plants and animals for its size. Northern regions contain barren areas of the upper Himalayas. The Trans-Himalayan slope lands consist of some rhododendron, caragana shrubs, salix, juniper, white Himalayan birch, and the occasional silver fir dominate the high meadows of the Himalayas. Less than five percent of the park is forested, with much of it lying in the southern portion. The park also contains 286 species of ethnobotanical importance.
Lower Dolpo Trekking permits to visit the National park that provides important habitats for endangered species including the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, and blue sheep. Goral, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr, leopard, Himalayan black bear, and yellow-throated marten are also found in the park. The park is home to six reptiles and 29 species of butterfly, including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa nepalaica. The park provides habitat for over 200 species of birds, such as Tibetan partridge, wood snipe, white-throated tit, wood accentor, and crimson-eared rosefinch.
In Lower Dolpo Trekking one traverses through the small, ancient, and sparsely spread out villages that are imbued with the essence of Tibetan Buddhism and the indigenous Bon-Po religion, it will be quite a treat to see the heavy reflection of Tibetan culture and way of life in day to day life of the inhabitants.
The arduous yet scenic high passes, the magnificent sight of Kanjirowa Himalayan Range, stunning Phoksundo lake, diverse flora and fauna and a chance to peek into the life of the authentic Tibetan way of life makes Lower Dolpo Trekking worth it. If you don’t shy away from unique adventure and challenges, then this trek is for you. In fact, we are fond of saying if the challenges are not unique, then it ain’t no adventure!
Trip Package Highlights
- Flight to Juphal Airport for Lower Dolpa Trekking
- Trek by Bheri River
- Experienced Guide
- Shey Phoksundo Lake trek
- Unique landscape and diverse Culture