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Dolpa Circuit Trek

Dolpa is one of the most interesting trekking destinations of Nepal for many reasons. First of all, with an area of 7,889 sq. kilometers, it is the largest district of Nepal, and yet one of the most sparsely populated. Its topography is very interesting. It contains the deepest lake of Nepal, Lake Phoksundo, which also happens to be the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. Dolpa is one of the few Nepali districts that is behind the Himalayan mountains, due to which it gets very little rain. Hence, most of the hills are bare with little vegetation. Harsh weather combined with high hills makes this area one of the most inhospitable in Nepal, and yet the barren and majestic hills lend it a rare beauty that is absolutely mesmerizing. Due to the harsh living conditions, few people live or travel in these areas. As a result, the people of Dolpa are part of a very isolated culture found in specific pockets of northern Nepal.

About Dolpa Circuit Trek (Dolpo)

This is a land where life still revolves around horses, mules, and yaks, people still wear traditional attire and jewelry, waters are still divided on the basis of a dice game, and the remains of the dead are given to wild vultures. Even today, much of Dolpa is restricted area for tourists, which contributed to the preservation of unique culture of Dolpa circuit trek.
Some of the attractions of this Dolpa circuit trek are: Dho Tarap, a human settlement at the highest altitude in the world, Shey Gumba, religiously the most important Gumba in Nepal, and lake Phoksundo, the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. The months of March to September are good for embarking on this Dolpa circuit trek. After September, it starts snowing heavily, and trekking is possible only with heavy duty equipment. From November it is completely impassable. The best time for this Dolpa circuit trek from March to May, as it may rain in June and July.

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath. O/N Hotel.
Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktapur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel with breakfast included.
Day 3
Flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj.
Day 4
Flight Nepalgunj-Juphal, trek to Chhepka (2838 m) 6 hrs.
Day 5
The trek starts from Ranjha airport, a small airport on top of the town of Juphal. Currently, it is the only airport in Dolpa and can be reached from Nepalgunj
Day 6
starts at Chhepka and goes on to several small outposts like Dhane, Kiptarung and Rechi. The road follows the Phoksundo River upstream through dense forests.
Day 7
trek goes steeply uphill for the first three hours. There is minimal vegetation, and the hills are very dusty in dry seasons. The road offers a bird s eye view of the unique beauty of surrounding hills.
Day 8
We camped at Phoksundo Lake after only half a day of walking in order to enjoy the beauty of this lake.
Day 9
From this onwards we enter Upper Dolpa, as Ringmo village is the boundary between Lower and Upper Dolpa. We started out by walking on a rocky precipice over the Phoksundo Lake.
Day 10
day, the route is very unique. We crossed Pisten River over and over again without bridges. The river flows inside a gorge, and alternately embraces each side of the gorge.
Day 11
This day was the most arduous day of the trek, since we crossed our highest pass on this day. The road is inclined steeply, interspersed with short stretches of gradual inclines.
Day 12
On this day we crossed the second pass of the journey. From Shey Gumba the path is muddy at first. We walk on the side of a hill on a mild incline.
Day 13
We start this day from Saldang with mild inclines and declines. We walk along a gorge where the bottom is populated with green fields of local barley.
Day 14
On this day we prepared to cross our last pass of. We walked up a mild incline along a river inside a gorge. We crossed the river at some points.
Day 15
On this day we crossed the last pass of the journey. The road from High Camp to Jengla Pass is steeply uphill with stones and boulders on the road.
Day 16
From Dho Tarap, we walk in a windy gorge that is almost horizontal. Even though the sun is shining, the wind makes warm clothes necessary on this section of the trail.
Day 17
The trail starts with a mild incline, but takes us to a height of 3,800 meters. The river sets our course as it whistles far below.
Day 18
The track led us through a gentle horizontal walk through dense vegetation.
Day 19
The last day of the trek led us uphill again. We had to get to Juphal because Juphal is the only city in Dolpa with an airport.
Day 20
flight to Nepalgunj/Surkhet and onward flight to Kathmandu.

General Information About  Dolpa (Dolpo) Circuit Trek

Trip Fact Sheet of Dolpa (Dolpo) Circuit Trek

Trip duration -20 Days Trek Duration – 16 Days Max. Altitude – 4677 m
Group Size – Min-2 Starting From – Jhuphel Trek End – Jhuphel
Grade- Moderate Transportation –  Drive and Fly Type –Tea House/Home stay/Camping (it is needed to take a tent)
Attraction of the trek -Shey Gompa, Shey Phoksundo Lake Himalayan Sights – Culture – Tibetan culture, Bon and Hindu culture , Buddhism
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion , Pilgrims Tour, Heritage rail Highlights of trip -ancient Culture of Himalayas Date: March to June / September to December

***This program is operated by Local staff from Dolpa .

Fixed Departure From Kathmandu March – May Sept – Dec

Dolpa (Dolpo) Circuit Trek Fixed Departure From Kathmandu

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Cost Included
  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Two the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Air transportation from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj –Jhuphel.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses and Camping during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Emergency rescue arrangement
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.


Trip cost does not includes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Travel insurance .
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.

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Dolpa (Dolpo) Circuit Trek – Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) – Eco Holiday Asia
FAQ 1 : Do I need to Pay in Advance ?
No , you don’t need to pay any money on advance . you pay us when you arrive at Nepal .
FAQ 2 : Can I cancel my Booking ?
Yes, you have full right to cancel you booking ( Individual )  36 hours before of programme dates , In the case of Group booking you must have to inform us before 1 week of program date.
FAQ 3 : We are Old people, can we trek ?
Ofcourse you can , we have special arrangement for senior citizens but please send your health reports before booking , you can go by horse riding or trek and drive.
FAQ 3 : Can we take horse riding during trip?
Yes you can.
FAQ 4 : Do I need to Give any Private Information like Credit Card Details or Bank Details when i booked with company ?
Generally No, we don’t ask any your credit card/ Bank or any other private  information at the time of booking , but some case our sales department can call you for final confirmation of your details .
FAQ 5 : Do I need to pay extra charges or Do you charge me extra when I arrived at destination?
No, we don’t charge any extra money from you , all offer price are fixed during our promotional period , we included all cost which is included on Includes section of package details . But you have to Notice All Promotional price does not included entrance fees of the sightseeing places , for this you have to pay when you arrived at those places to government counter .
FAQ 6 : How about group Size of your tour?
We aimed to provide quality service in affordable cost . in a tour our maximum size of group is 15 person a group and on trekking 10 person a group .
FAQ 7 : How secure we are ?
We first concerned about your security, comfort and entertainment during the trip . We highly care about your health and your comfort . Do not need to worry about this during the trip , we take care after you .

Dolpa Circuit Trek Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
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