Lower Dolpa trek map

Lower Dolpa Trek Map

The lower Dolpa trek map is a crucial navigation tool for trekking and serves as visual guidance. The Lower Dolpa trek is an astonishing journey that takes you to the diverse landscape of Nepal, which has surreal views. Trekking in such a stunning area with high-quality and latest updated maps will enhance your overall experience. The map demonstrates an accurate trek overview with all the required information. You can take the trek map of Lower Dolpa with you throughout the trek, as the map is downloadable. Also, the map has zoom-in and zoom-out features.

Legend of the Lower Dolpa Trek map

To make the map visually attractive and easily understandable, we have used various symbols, markings, and colors for multiple features in a Lower Dolpa trek map. Thus, Legend must explain the symbols, markings, and colors used on a map. The Legend helps you interpret the map accurately, providing clear insight into what each symbol or color represents. The features that the Legend of a Map represents are:

Complexity level

The trek map of Lower Dolpa indicated the complexity level on the map with a thick red line. Knowing the difficulty level allows you to understand the challenge you may face. Also, knowing the difficulty level will enable you to prepare accordingly with the right equipment and physical and mental conditions. The complexity level of Lower Dolpo is moderate. However, the highest elevation of the trek is 5190m, making it physically demanding and concern for altitude sickness. Thus, we recommend that you be physically healthy before starting the trek.

Main trekking Trail

The thick, bright orange line in the Lower Dolpo trek map signifies the main trekking Trail you should follow during your journey. Trekking while heeding the thick orange line ensures that you’ll be on track and that the risk of getting lost is minimal. The main trekking Trail passes through mesmerizing paths of the ancient villages.

Secondary trekking trail

You can also add a secondary path to your trek to enhance your experience. The orange dotted line illustrates the secondary trekking trail. The secondary paths are in the same region but not in your trekking plans. The Way to Upper Dolpo is a significant secondary trekking trail on the Lower Dolpo trek.

Driving route in Lower Dolpa trek map

To start your journey to Lower Dolpa, you must go to Jupal. Our trekking package involves a flight from Kathmandu to Jupal. However, if you prefer a driving route, we will manage it. The drive from Kathamndu to Jhupal covers 294 km.

Viewpoint on the Lower Dolpa trek

Lower Dolpo is a beautiful village blessed with exceptional natural beauty. Thus, each step of your trek takes you to the most stunning sights of the region. However, there are some viewpoints on the trekking Trail that provide extraordinary views of the area. The trek map of Lower Dolpo shows a symbol of binoculars to indicate viewpoint. The viewpoints of Ringmo Goan and Numa La Pass are the significant ones with eye-catching views in the Dolpa national Park.

Snowcapped peaks

The spectacular scenery of the mountain peaks is undoubtedly one of the most unforgettable experiences one can have while trekking in the region. Snow-capped peaks of numerous peaks will accompany you throughout your trek. You can admire the mountain peaks of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Kanjiroba South (6883m), and Knajiroba North (6389 m) throughout your expedition.

Lake on the Trail to Lower Dolpa

One major highlight of the Lower Dolpo trek is visiting the deepest and second-largest lake in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake. The lake lies at an elevation of 3,611.5 m/11,849 ft within the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Its turquoise color and spectacular scenery will attract you on your visit.

Suspension bridge

Suspension bridges are a critical geographical feature of any trekking destination. They help to cross rivers and connect from one point to another. The route map of the Lower Dolpo trek is identifiable with a parallel line with horizontal rows on either side. Throughout the trek, you will pass several suspension bridges in various areas. The prominent suspension bridge is above the village of Shyanta, near Ringmo Goan, Pelung Tang, Do Tarap, Nawarpani, and Laini.

Sights of Glacier

The enchanting view of the Glacier is an incredible sight that makes your entire journey worth it. Your trekking journey will be enhanced with a view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Kanjiroba North, and Kanjiroba South glaciers; you will forget your trek’s tiredness as you see the Glacier up close.

Pass on the Lower Dolpa trek map

Numa La Pass, at an elevation of 5190m, is one of the most adventurous parts of your trek. The Lower Dolpa route map shows the pass’s sign with a rectangular red flag. Due to the higher elevation, passing Numa La is indeed adventurous. However, with proper acclimatization, you can cross the pass. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment upon standing at the top of the pass.

Checkpost during the trip

On the trekking Trail to Lower Dolpa, there are multiple checkposts. The checkposts are for security purposes and to maintain trekking activities in the area. For the Lower Dolpo trek, you must obtain a Shey Phoksundo National Park permit and a Lower Dolpo restricted-area permit. You must check in your permit at every checkpoint.

Monastery in the Trek

The locals of Lower Dolpo follow Tibetan Buddhism. The area is well-renowned for preserving Tibetan Buddhist traditions for centuries. Monasteries at each corner of the region are evidence of the area’s deep-rooted traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Some of the porminent monatsries on the area lies at villages of Juphal, Dubai, Shyanta, Ringmo Goan and Phoksundo lake. At the beginning of your trek, you will encounter even more monasteries in each village you reach (at Dunai, Tarakot, Laini, Nawarpani, Do Tarap, Numa La Base camp, Pelung Tang, Baga La, and Dojak Tang).


Your journey to the Lower Dolpo trek commences with a 50-minute flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, you’ll fly further to Jupal. Within 45 minutes of the flight from Nepalgunj, you’ll land at Juphal’s airport. Thus, there are three different airports from Kathmandu to Lower Dolpo.

Best Time to trek

Lower Dolpa is the ideal destination to explore the breathtaking beauty of Nepal. However, selecting the best Time to experience the beauty is crucial. The Best Time to trek in Upper Dolpo is March to June (pre-monsoon season) and August to December (post-monsoon season). The months offer pleasant and stable weather, making trekking enjoyable with scenic views. Furthermore, the clear skies and mild temperatures make the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon ideal for Lower Dolpo Trek.

Highlight the itinerary in the Lower Dolpa trek map

To provide you with a day-to-day schedule for a trekking journey in Lower Dolpo, the “Itinerary highlight” is essential. The feature allows you to provide daily information about the area you are trekking. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and ends with flying back to Kathmandu. The daily schedule of 17 day’s Lower Dolpo trek includes:
Day 01: Nepalgunj (150m)
Day 02: Juphal (2320m)
Day 03: Tarakot (2543m)
Day 04: Laini (3160m)
Day 05: Nawarpani (4373m)
Day 06: Do Tarap (4090m)
Day 07: Acclimatization/exploration day at Do Tarap
Day 08: Numa La Base Camp (4440m)
Day 09: Pelung Tang (4465m)
Day 10: Dojak Tang (4080m)
Day 11: Ringmo Goan (3733m)
Day 12: Exploration day
Day 13: Shyanta (2520m)
Day 14: Juphal (2320m)
Day 15: Nepalgunj (150m)
Day 16: Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 17: Final Departure