Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo TrekkingLower Dolpo TrekkingLower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking
Starts from US$ 4450 p/p
  1. 18 Days
  2. Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House

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  • Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
  • Walk through desolate, stunning landscapes of the Trans Himalayan mountains
  • Encounter authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture
  • Admire the incomparable beauty of the holy Phoksundo Lake, with its enchanting blue and emerald colors
  • Cross two high passes above 5000 meters with spectacular views over the snowcapped Himalaya
  • Sleep in authentic, small Buddhist villages and camp in amazing spots amidst the snowcapped mountains
  • Have encounters with villagers, who are direct descendents of the Tibetans
  • Chance to see snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer and monkeys
  • Walk the famous Demon Trail from the movie Himalaya from Eric Village
  • Have encounters with villagers, who are direct descendents of the Tibetans
  • See Nepal’s highest waterfall, the Phoksundo Waterfall, of 167 meters high etc...

An ideal destination for the adventurers seeking for an off-beaten-path experience, Lower dolpa trekking, is one of the unique and most popular treks of western Nepal. Opened for trekking since 1989, Lower dolpo provides naturally as well as culturally lush destination for the trekkers.

An adventurous route which requires previous hiking and trekking experience for the trekkers pursuing this route, starts from Juphal and on its trail crosses the three high passes i.e Kagmara La situated at an altitude of 5115m, Baga La located at 5190 m and Numa La at 5159 m. Special permit is necessary for trekking in this area.

Lying to the western part of KaliGandaki Valley, Dolpo is situated inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park (which is the largest national park of Nepal) in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri range and near the Tibetan plateau. Trekking to this region offers an exclusive encounter with the nature in its best and untouched form. The main attraction of the Lower Dolpo trek are visit to the ancient villages such as Tarakot, Tarap, Dho etc., magnificient view of pristine Shey Phoksundo lake, serene Buddhist monasteries and various rare and endangered wildlife and plant species such as Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Snow Leopard etc.

Full of enthusiasm, adventures and new experiences, Lower Dolpo treks is exotic experiences that will make the trekker yearn more.

Day to Day

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA) (1345meters).Our Airport Representative will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB

Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for Trekking.Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath . Overnight at hotel.BB

Day 03Flight Kathmandu – NepalganjTo get to dolpo region, generally you have to fly to Nepalgunj first. Nepalgunj is a steaming hot city in South Western Nepal, in the lowlands of Terai, close to the Indian border, which is just 8 km away. Culturally the area more resemble India than upland Nepal. Take a cycle rikshaw for a ride in town. You pass the hustle and bustle of the bazaar and see horse carts full of colorful people going to or coming from the Indian border. The Bageshowri temple is one of Nepal’s most important Hindu temples and is worth a visit as well. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 04Flight Nepalgunj-Juphal (2475 m), walk to Dunai (2140 m) 2.5 hrsIt’s just a 35 minutes flight to Juphal over steep mountain ridges with beautiful views of snowcapped mountains. Juphal airport is just a gravel airstrip amidst the mountains, which guarantees a spectacular landing. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 05Dunai (2140 m) to Lingdo (2391 m) 5 hrsLeaving Dunai, you soon walk in a beautiful mountain landscape, which sometimes reminds to the European Alps. Rocky slopes are dotted with pine trees, mostly blue pine. At the horizon you see the snowcapped Kang Tokal (6294 m).Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 06Lingdo (2391 m) to Laina Odar (3370 m) 6 hrsThe path is gradually going up. Along the way you have a good view to some of the villages in this region, like Sarakot, which is situated high on a cliff. These are the last villages you will see till you reach Dho Tarap. You pass some mani walls (a wall with loose stones with Buddhist mantra’s carved on it) and chortens. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 07Laina Odar (3370 m) to Nawarpani (3475 m) 4 hrsAfter leaving Laina Odar, the trail goes up to a small pass, which takes about 45 minutes climbing to reach it. After the pass, it’s a fairly easy walk with a few small climbs. It’s a beautiful walk again, sometimes going through pine forests, with a wonderful smell.Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 08Nawarpani (3475 m) to Sisaul (3750 m) 3.5 hrsAfter Nawarpani the landscape quickly gets more barren. There are only few trees. You mostly walk in the river valley with high rocks towering above you on both sides. In this barren landscape the blue sheep lives. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 09Sisaul (3750 m) to Dho Tarap (4080 m) 4 hrsLeaving Sisaul, the trail climbs to another small pass. Shortly after the pass, the valley suddenly widens. The landscape has changed completely. It’s very dry and small bushes have taken the place of the trees from before. Gradually you will notice these bushes disappearing almost completely as well. The trail stays besides the river. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 10Dho Tarap (3944 m) to Numala Base Camp (4440 m) 3 ½ hrsit is only a 3 ½ hours walk to Numala Base Camp, so you can use the morning to explore Dho and surroundings. Leaving Dho, you pass a beautiful gate chorten. After more or less half an hour, you arrive at the Crystal Mountain School, which is educating children from Dho and surroundings.Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 11Numala Base Camp (4440 m) to Danigar (4631 m) via Numa La (Pass) (5318 m) 6 hrsA tough day lies ahead of you. It’s a good idea to start early (between 5 and 6 am), to arrive early at the pass. In the morning the weather generally is best which makes the crossing of the pass easier and safer. Besides you have more chance to have a good view of the mountain ranges from the pass, as later in the day clouds tend to cover the peaks.It’s a long and strenuous climb of about 3 hours to Numa La (la means pass) at 5318 m. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 12Danigar (4631m) to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La (5190 m) 6 hrsAnother pass to cross today, so another tough, but beautiful day lies ahead of you. Again, an early start is best. The path continues on the slope on the other side of the Panklanga Khola and climbs pretty steep, going “zig zag” over the slope. Soon you are high above the river. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 13Yak Kharka (3982 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3733 m) 2 .5 hrsIt’s a short hike today, and if you have the energy, you can even walk this part at the same day as crossing the Baga La. Pretty soon after leaving Yak Kharka, the path starts to climb high on the slope, and the river (Maduwa Khola) is soon far below you. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 14Phoksundo Lake (3733 m) to Chhepka (2838 m) via Rechi (2940 m) 7 hrsYou can walk the following stretch in two short days, or one long day. Walking time to Rechi is about 3.5 hours and from Rechi to Chhepka is 3.5hours as well. The walk to Rechi goes almost entirely through beautiful pine forests, with some bushes, birches and other broad leaved trees mixed in. Leaving Ringmo, the path is rather flat at first, but soon climbs steeply up the hill. Soon you will see the river far below you. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 15Chhepka (2838 m) to Juphal (2475 m) 6 hrsToday it is most of the times descending, with some small climbs in between. The first part is going through the forest again, with below you the wild flowing river. After the village of Shyanta you leave the forest, and suddenly you walk through a bit dry landscape. In front of you, you can see a part of the Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 16Flight Juphal-Nepalgunj-KathmanduEarly in the morning you fly to Nepalgunj. Especially the first part of the flight through the mountain valleys is spectacular. Later in the day, you fly back to Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel . BB

Day 17Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B

Day 18Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.

Cost Include

To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle.
  • All grounded transportation as per program
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan at 4**** hotel.
  • All flights tickets as per program with domestic airport taxes.
  • 1 expert tour guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A highly experience well trained government license holder trekking guide, sherpa, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meals, accommodations, salary, insurances and equipments.
  • Meals in Trekking (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) with hot drinks cooked by our expert cook.
  • All necessary Trekking equipments (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils)
  • First Aid kit.
  • Lower Dolpo permit and TIMs (Trekkers information management system)
  • Special trekking permit for Dolpo region
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket and Walking Pole (if needed)
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Meals in Kathmandu apart from breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which is easily issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport at Kathmandu.
  • Your personal first aid kit, equipment and items of personal nature.
  • Mineral Water/Coke/alcoholic beverage and hot drink.
  • Tips for field staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory).

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Trip Note

Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.

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