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Classic Lower Dolpo Trek of Three High Passes With Kagmara La Pass Trekking

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26 Nights / 27 Days
Dolpo Region
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15
Trip Overview

Classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking offers the most challenging trek. On this trek, we cross over three high passes of Jumla Dolpo trek and lower Dolpo trekking in Nepal. This trek takes us to the highest inhabited plateaus in the world. Religion and culture has survived from the 10th century. Now it is the best-preserved examples of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.

 Classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking passes through Kanjirowa Mountains.  On this trek, we explore the pristine areas including the turquoise Phoksundo Lake.  This trek covers two of the most remote regions of Nepal.  Jumla and Dolpo are inhabitants with people following their own way of life. They are distinct from that of the world.

Classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking offers one with some of the best high passes. We will also get to see rare flora and fauna that are only available in this part of Nepal. On this trail, we will pass through small settlements in the Jumla district. This route leads you to the higher trail from Hurikot to Kagmara La Pass (5115m). 

Classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking offers an undeniable chance to enjoy. This trek is an ideal one for people who want to explore something new. You will also see the deepest lake in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake.

This classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking is the most visit trek in the list of Parikrama Treks.


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Flight to Nepalgunj – 1-hour flight

After breakfast, we will take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Day 02: Flight to Jumla (2370m). Trek to Gothi chaur (2700m)

Early in the morning, we take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. The trail passes through several villages. We descend to Gothi Chaur where we will be staying for the night.

Day 03: Trek Gothi Chaur to Naphukana (3080m)

Our trail follows the Tila Khola through fields of corn, potato, buckwheat, barley. We will be entering a forest of oaks, spruce, and maples. There is a large Gompa above Naphukana.

Day 04: Trek Naphukana to Chaurikot (3060m)

The trail today becomes steeper and climbs through a forest to a pass named Mauri Lagna (3820m). We then enter the Bheri Valley and after following the trail, we will come to the village of Chaurikot.

Day 05: Trek Chaurikot to Bheri riverside (2610m)

The trail proceeds on to the village of Balasa from where we will be able to see Kagmara peak on the horizon. Passing through the apple orchards of Jyakot, we will then descend to the village of Rimi. Finally, we follow a rocky trail down to the Bheri Riverside.

Day 06: Trek Bheri Riverside to Garpung khola (2900m)

We will continue our trek along the west bank of the Bheri River, passing Hurikot. After a 900m descent, we will reach the pastures of the Pungmo Khola Valley where we will be spending the night.

Day 07: Trek Garpung khola to Kagmara (3500m)

Today will be a short trek. We will continue to follow Garpung Khola, ascending towards the Kagmara La.

Day 08: Trek Kagmara to Kagmara Phedi (4000m)

We will be crossing across to the eastern side of the river. The narrow valley and the river becomes a series of waterfalls. Magnificent views of the surrounding peaks will be at our doorstep.

Day 09: Cross Kagmara La and trek to Pungmo Khola (5115m)

Today, we will start early in the morning and ascend alongside the Kagmara Glacier to the Kagmara La. After a 900m descent, we will reach the pastures of the Pungmo Khola Valley where we will be spending the night.

Day 10: Trek Pungmo Khola to Pungmo

The trail now enters birch and juniper forests which soon give way to blue pine. As the trail continued, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Kanjirolba peak.

Day 11: Trek Pungmo to Phoksundo Lake

On the following day, we will be continuing downstream before reaching Phoksundo Lake. After crossing a bridge below Ringmo, the trail continues northward.

Day 12: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake

Today will be a rest day at the lake. This lake consist of unusual greenish-blue water. We will also get to see Buddhist paintings and statues. It is also the evidence of the ancient Bon-Po religion within the temple and chapels.

Day 13: Trek Phoksundo Lake to Baga La Phedi

Retrace our footprints back to Ringmo and we follow a trail eastwards. The trail follows alongside the river up the valley to a waterfall. Finally to the base of the Baga La.

Day 14: Cross Baga La (5090m) & trek to Numa La phedi (4800m)

Today, our trek is a bit challenging as we have to begin our steep climb. It takes 3 hours to the top of the Baga La Pass, the second of such high passes. Then we descend to Dajok Tang.

Day 15: Cross Numa La (5360m) & trek to Do (4100m)

Today we cross the last of the high passes, the Numa La. The trail now descends past a huge mani wall to the Tarap region. The trail cuts through the barley fields of the Tarap Valley and onto the settlement of Do.

Day 16: Rest day at Do

The day off will assist with acclimatization and allow some rest. On the ridge above the village is the Ri Bhunpa Gompa ( worth exploring).

Day 17: Trek Do to Lahini (3560m)

We will enter the gorge which has large rose shrubs and other wildflowers. After crossing and re-crossing the river many times, the trail opens up to a flat expanse. Later we reach Lahini.

Day 18: Trek Lahini to Tarakot (2600m)

After breakfast, we take our trail to the southern bank of the Bheri River heading upstream on an easy trail. After walking for a while, we will see the colorful, terraced field of Tarakot waiting for us. It is a small village that stands on a hillock to the south of the Bheri River.

Day 19: Trek Tharkot to Dunai (2100m)

Commencing trek to Dunai, we will follow alongside the Barbung Khola downstream. Before crossing to the north bank we walk for several more hours. We will reach Dunai for our night stay.

Day 20: Trek Dunai to Juphal (2500m)

Our trail today follows the river trail downstream to Juphal.

Day 21: Flight to Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

On the last day inside Dolpo. We will take an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. And connect flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Day 22: Extra Day

In case of flight cancellation, this day will help to cover the time.

Day 23: Departure

Classic Lower Dolpo Kagmara La pass trekking Journey Ends.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 3,362.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: KTM – Nepalgunj – Dolpo Airfare US$ 354 Per Person
Extra: Juphal – Nepalgunj – KTM Airfare US$ 320 Per Person

Service Highlight

  1. Guarantee first flight (As per the detail in Itinerary)
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Sep: 25, 22 Mar: 18, 14
Sep: 25, 22


Price Includes

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • An English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking tour guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS and National Park Entrance fee Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages with food allowanes for all trekking staff
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages with food allowanes for all trekking staff
  • While camping accommodation in 2 men Tents supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress
  • Necessary kitchen utensils

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section