Lower Dolpo Trek- 18 days

Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek is a remote region trek which takes the travelers to the far-flung area of Nepal. You will encounter true wilderness with pristine water lakes, beautiful alpine topography, and woods. The trek offers local cultures; the local denizens in the area exhibit Tibetan alike culture. You will be trekking in the Shey Phoksundo National Park which is a home for many species of flora and fauna that includes Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep. For sure, this trek will offers you a memory to cherish forever.

As per your expectation, you will have spectacular views of the mountains. Also, you can examine your endurance while passing through the high passes in the area: the Baga La Pass (5,070m) and the Numala Pass (5360m).
The trek takes you through the villages which exhibits the ancient cultures and traditions. It exposes to you to the high land that reminds you of Tibetan geography. The other attraction of the trek is Shey Phoksundo National Park which is one of the leading national parks of Nepal. You will feel like you are in a different world as you will be walking among rocks, forest, and mountains. Shey Phoksundo Lake is the other attraction of the region. Exploration of local monasteries gives you Buddhists insight. Moreover, you will not miss observing the different lifestyle of the people of this remote part of the planet.

We have carefully developed this itinerary so that you can explore almost all the hidden treasures of this remote part of Nepal. We provide full board meal during the trek and offer you a decent accommodation. But, you should also spend nights in the tents as tea house accommodation is not available in all the places of the trekking route. We are committed to start the trek on your convenience date and time and also flexible to amend the itinerary as per your convenience. Do not delay to explore the hidden treasure of Nepal while enjoying the local culture and tradition.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparation (1400m)

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) - a 45-minute flight

Day 04: Fly to Juphal (Dolpa) and trek to Dunai (2140m) – 30 minutes flight and 2/3 hour trek

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2537m) – 5/6 hour

Day 06: Trek to Laini (3370m) – 6/7 hour

Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani (3475m/11) – 5/6 hour

Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap (3944m) - 7/8 hour

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Dho Tarap (3944m)

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m) - 6/7 hour

Day 11: Cross Numa La (5,238m) and trek to Phelung Tang (4,465m) - 6/7 hour

Day 12: Cross Baga La (5070m) and trek to Dajok Tang (4080m) - 6/7 hour

Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) – 4/5 hour

Day 14: Exploration day at Ringmo and a hike to Phoksundo (3600m) – 5/6 hour

Day 15: Trek to Shyanta (2520m) – 5/6 hour

Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Juphal (2475m) – 4/5 hour

Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1400m) 1 hour 45-minutes total flight

Day 18: Departure day (1400m)

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge and a tent as per the necessity as it is a remote region trek and tea houses are not available in all the places

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Round Trip airfare from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphpal-Nepaljung-Kathmandu 

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits related to the trek

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek.  

Company’s duffel bag (upon request for the trek purpose only), and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj besides welcome and farewell dinner.

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears

Your equipment's of personal nature; and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers 

Your travel insurance which cover helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers

Any other expenses not itemized in the "Cost Includes" are your personal expenses.

Itinerary

Our representative will see you at the Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to your respective hotel. We will brief you about the trek in the evening today. Tonight, we will take you out for dinner where you can enjoy typical Nepali cultural programs.
We will take you sightseeing in Kathmandu today. Our guide will escort you to the main tourist destinations in Kathmandu; some of them are enlisted under UNESCO world heritage sites. You will be delighted to visit this ancient city. You will return to your hotel in the afternoon and have time for trek preparation. Overnight at Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu, you will fly to Nepaljung-a tropical city in southern Nepal. After freshen up, you can go around Nepalgunj to see the place and life of people in this city bordering to India. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
You will fly to Jhupal of Dolpa today. However, often the flights from Nepalgunj to Dolpa are affected due to weather, so we expect your patience in any such case. The 35 minutes thrilling flight takes you to Jhupal. After that, you will trek to Dunai- the district headquarter of Dolpa.
As you leave Dunai, you will walk alongside the Thuli Bheri River. You will ascend on a steep path on a ridge after crossing a river. Further, you will walk through pine forest to reach Lawan. A further walk takes you to Tarakot- a place with terraced farm field. Overnight at Tarakot.
Today, a windy path takes you across a river. After that, you will have a pleasant walk through farmland and ascend to the southern part of Thuli Bheri River. As you walk further, you will enjoy views of forest and confluence of rivers. Walking through woods and alongside gorge takes you today’s destination Laini.
Today, you will resume the trek on a moderate trail followed by a quick ascent to a steep path. You will have a scenic walk through the forest, near waterfalls and rivers before arriving in today’s destination Nawarpani. Overnight at Nawarpani.
Today, you will have an exciting walk crossing caves, waterfalls, river, and cliffs. Mane Wall, Chortens are the other attraction of today’s walk. After passing a couple of settlement including Seram, you will arrive in today’s destination Dho Tarap. Overnight at Dho Tarap.
You will stay at Dho Tarap for acclimatization. You will explore the place; it is a village with stone houses. People of Magar tribe and some from Tibetan origin reside in this village. It is worth exploring local Doro and Sipchhong monasteries which depicts the culture and artworks. Overnight at Dho Tarap.
Today, you will walk alongside the Tarap Chu River with the lush green vegetation on the bank. A further walk takes you to Tokyu village where lies a beautiful monastery. A walk on a rough trail takes you to the valley and finally to Numa La Base Camp where you halt for the day.
Today, it is going to be a tougher day comparatively to the previous days as you will be passing Numa La Pass. You will have to climb a difficult uphill to reach Numa La Pass, but you will be rewarded with beautiful mountain views such as Kanjirowa, Dhaulagiri including others. Besides, the Pass offers views of different landscape and meadows. You will ascend further to reach Phelung Tang.
Today, you will go for another pass Baga La Pass. You will have a steep climb to Baga La Pass. The Pass offers you a majestic view of Mount Kanjirowa and dry landscape of Dolpo region. After feasting your eyes with the views from the Pass, you will climb down to Dajok Tang for an overnight stay.
Relatively, it’s a more leisurely day today. On a moderate trail, you will walk through the alpine woods to reach Ringmo. Ringmo is the village that gives you Tibetan vibes. Overnight at Ringmo.
You will explore the Rigmo village to understand the way of local life before hiking to Phoksundo Lake. You can detour temple and monasteries while ascending to Phoksundo. You will enjoy the picturesque view of Phoksundo Lake. You will return to Rigmo for the overnight stay.
You will walk through huge rocks and different unique topography of Dolpa district. Passing through a hamlet, you will arrive in today’s destination Shyanta. Overnight at Shyanta.
Today, you will walk through the alpine forests. During today’s trail, you will also have fantastic views of the mountains. You will arrive in Jhupal in the afternoon and explore the area after checking into your hotel. Overnight at Jhupal.
You will fly to Nepalgunj from Juphal airport in Dolpa and take a connecting flight to Kathmandu subsequently. We will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After freshen up, you can explore Thamel and purchase a souvenir for your family and friends. We will take you out for farewell dinner tonight.
Today is your final day in Nepal for this time. Our staff will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

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