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Lower Dolpo Trek

lower dolpo trek

Dolpo is an enormous, isolated district norhwest of Dhaulagiri and bordering Tibet, the western half of which has been set aside as SHE-PHOKSUNDO NATIONAL PARK, Nepal's biggest .The park protects an awe-inspiring region of deep valleys, unclimbed peaks, remote monasteries and rare fauna. the best time to go is september with may-June and Ocober-November close behind. Dolpo was setting of peter Mathiessens the snow leopard, and for many years the books was as close as most foreigners were allowed to get to it. it is now open to trekking, bu only by organized groups. unofficially, it might be possible to arrange a trekking permit for southern Dolpo through as agency and do everything else independently.

Lower Dolpo trekking is an attractive destination for Scenically and culturally . Lower Dolpo trek Nepal crosses over the high passes Baga La (5190 m), Numa La (5159 m) and arrives at high Himalayan valleys. The main features of Lower Dolpo treks are Shey Phoksundo Lake, Buddhist monasteries and traditional culture. Beside the Dolpo cultural experience trek to Dolpo features various rare and endangered species of wildlife and plants diversity. Trekking to Lower Dolpo is also known by Explore Phoksundo, Shey Phokshundo Lake trekking and Shey Phoksundo trekking Nepal. We provide detail Dolpo trek information on your request.

The Lower Dolpo trek can be kept in moderate category. To adjust ourselves to the high altitudes, we will take rest and acclimatize from time to time, to prevent you from facing any difficulties. Anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness can walk this trek. Nevertheless, it is recommended to train your walking skills before you start this trek: this will help you in walking several hours a day. We will walk up to maximum 7 hours a day (this time is including having lunch on the way) and this walking is partly steep, for this reason we recommend some training in advance. It is important to take rest after walking each day, to adapt to the increasing altitude. The crew which travels with the group will prepare our food and build the tents.lower dolpo trek

Highlights
The Shey Phoksundo Lake, which is in a complete wilderness setting and therefore a beautiful experience
Camping in pure nature
Impressive nature and wildlife surrounding your during the journey

Trip Facts

Trip Facts of Lower Dolpo Trek

Activities : 15 day Trekking, 3 nights in Kathmandu with one full city sightseeing tour.

Start/End: Kathmandu

Destination : Phoksundo Lake, shey gompa, mandala camp

Trip Duration : 21 days

Max. Altitude : 5,190 meters

Group Size : Min. 1 / Max.20

Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Trip Grade : 5

Daily walking Hour : Approx. 4-6

Itinerary I

 

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)
Day 03 Drive to Beni (810m) / Camp (B, L, D)
Day 04 Trek to Darbang (1250m) (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Moreni (2670m) (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Chentung (2990m) (B, L, D)
Day 07 Trek to Ghustung Khola (1830m) (B, L, D)
Day 08 Trek to Yamakhar (2480m) (B, L, D)
Day 09 Trek to Seng Khola (3820m) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Trek to Jang Phedi (4200m) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Trek to Tarakot (2520m) (B, L, D)
Day 12 Rest Tarakot - visit monasteries (B, L, D)
Day 13 Trek to Khani Gaon (2650m) (B, L, D)
Day 14 Trek to Lahini (3160m) (B, L, D)
Day 15 Trek to Do Tarap (4080m) (B, L, D)
Day 16 Trek to Numula Base camp (4180) (B, L, D)
Day 17 Trek to Bagala base camp (4465) via 5318m Numala pass
(B, L, D)
Day 18 Trek to other side of Bagala base camp via 5190 Bagala pass
(B, L, D)
Day 19 Trek to Shey Phuksundo 3730m (Ringmo) (B, L, D)
Day 20 Ringmo (Shey Phuksundo) - rest and visit monasteries (B, L, D)
Day 21 Trek to Regi (3010m) (B, L, D)
Day 22 Trek to Aankhe check post (2460m) (B, L, D)
Day 23 Trek to Dunai (2050m) (B, L, D)
Day 24 Trek to Juphal (2345m) (B, L, D)
Day 25 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj /Hotel (B)
Day 26 Day at leisure / farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
Day 27 Drive to airport for return flight (B)

 

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)

Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)

Day 03 Drive to Beni (810m) / Camp (B, L, D)

Day 04 Trek to Darbang (1250m) (B, L, D)

Day 05 Trek to Moreni (2670m) (B, L, D)

Day 06 Trek to Chentung (2990m) (B, L, D)

Day 07 Trek to Ghustung Khola (1830m) (B, L, D)

Day 08 Trek to Yamakhar (2480m) (B, L, D)

Day 09 Trek to Seng Khola (3820m) (B, L, D)

Day 10 Trek to Jang Phedi (4200m) (B, L, D)

Day 11 Trek to Tarakot (2520m) (B, L, D)

Day 12 Rest Tarakot - visit monasteries (B, L, D)

Day 13 Trek to Khani Gaon (2650m) (B, L, D)

Day 14 Trek to Lahini (3160m) (B, L, D)

Day 15 Trek to Do Tarap (4080m) (B, L, D)

Day 16 Trek to Numula Base camp (4180) (B, L, D)

Day 17 Trek to Bagala base camp (4465) via 5318m Numala pass

(B, L, D)

Day 18 Trek to other side of Bagala base camp via 5190 Bagala pass

(B, L, D)

Day 19 Trek to Shey Phuksundo 3730m (Ringmo) (B, L, D)

Day 20 Ringmo (Shey Phuksundo) - rest and visit monasteries (B, L, D)

Day 21 Trek to Regi (3010m) (B, L, D)

Day 22 Trek to Aankhe check post (2460m) (B, L, D)

Day 23 Trek to Dunai (2050m) (B, L, D)

Day 24 Trek to Juphal (2345m) (B, L, D)

Day 25 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj /Hotel (B)

Day 26 Day at leisure / farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)

 

Day 27 Drive to airport for return flight (B)

Itinerary II



Itinerary of
Lower Dolpo Trek

Rara lake starting point is two. One is from the Dhorpatan another is from the Jhuphal.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening you’ll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. After breakfast at the hotel you will be leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with English speaking city tour guide by private vehicle. You will be transfer to the pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva. Thousands of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba) are surrounded here, and you can see the cremating system of the Hindus most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding areas. After visit Pashupatinath you will be transfer to the Bouddhanath stupa a pilgrimage centre which is the most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddhanath visit another important place for Buddhist, Swoyambhunath stupa; also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring this spot you will transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). After finished your sightseeing trip you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj you will be transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. We will transfer you to the hotel and rest of the time explores the surrounding southern Nepal border with India and market areas, overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2,320m/7,610ft), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walks
After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jhupal, a super scenic flight of 45minutes brings you at Jhupal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jhupal our trekking staffs will receive you. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. You have time to stroll around for local knowledge. Overnight at the camp.

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we start our trek continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. A tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meter above the river, to Tarakot where colorful terraced field greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fort. The famed Sandul Gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung khola and Tarup chu (river). The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Overnight camp is made by the river about 150 m below the village, near the police post or we climb a steep ridge for an hour to the village on a spur, where there are chorten in a Gompa on the edge of grassy plateau, with a solitary tree. We settle camp for overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walks
After breakfast we continuous our walking to follow the Tarap chu river upstream, crossing by bridge and crossing the same river twice. The path leads through the farm terraces and rural villages of Sahartera and winding gradually towards a small settlement of Kola after 3-4 hrs of good morning walk. From this place descend with few ups to reach our overnight camp at Khani gaun with another 2 hrs of trek and overnight camp near by the village backyard.

Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks
After breakfast we continue walking up to the gorge of the Tarap River, rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Sometimes the path vanishes for a while, making our own path across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. The gorge also provides unexpected adventure and thrills. In some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed by the monsoon flood, and we may opt to cross the cold torrent on foot and overnight at camp by the river near before Kamattarka village.

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk and with most scenic landscapes and easily get to the Yak Kharka. We will have lunch at the middle of the way. Camp will set up as before and we overnight at tented camp at Yak Kharka. 

Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks
Our morning walks begins after breakfast with a gradual up leading us at Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours of good morning walk leaving the narrow gorge, from here the path leads just above tree lines for juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himlayan valleys. Another 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregualr stone wall. At Dho, thirty -four houses are divided into three groups and built in a randomly way. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations and overnight Camp by the village yard.

Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
Today is the pleasant day free from the hassle of packing and chance to make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners. The Dolpo people wear home spun clothing that is sometimes dyed maroon and they favour Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk.

Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs walks
After a wonderful time here at Dho Tarap, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patched of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river, which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountains extending twenty kilo meters along the river Tarap Chu, having ten villages with cultivated fields of barley, buck wheat, wheat and potato. After 3-4 hrs of good walk in this perfect tranquillity coming to the village of Tokyu, it has a monastery belonging to the Chiba sect. After visit this village our walk continues further up this valley climbing up the rough track for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.

Day 12: Trek to Numa La
Today, we start our trek after breakfast with scenic view but gaining high altitudes and feel short breathing. We will have short day but feel little hard during the walk. Even a great day at the high altitude and we'll reach at the camp for overnight. 

Day 13: Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi.
After breakfast our journey continues to crossing of Numa La pass at 5,190m, the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, mountains including north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distance snow capped peaks. This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. It takes 6-7 hrs and after top at Numala we will descends another bottom part known as Phedi and overnight.

Day 14: Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft)
After breakfast our morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range, after a glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to the Phedi and overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks
After breakfast our morning trek starts through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksundo.

Day 16: Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake 3-4 hrs
This is the pleasant day free from the hassle of packing and chance to visit the nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the lake areas and with a great views overnight at camp.

Day 17: Trek to chepka(2260m.)
From Chepka, the trail follows the massive overhanging rock. We found many important medicinal mineral which is believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages, before climbing to the pasture at Chepka. We camp at Chepka. 

Day 18: Trek to Jhupal
Following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jhupal. We meet tall birch trees on our way. From atop the ridge, we can have the most spectacular views of the mountain and Jhupal below. Utmost caution is required while trekking along this trail. After reaching Jhupal, we can spend our afternoon exploring the busy market town or simply pursuing whatever we feel like.

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung
We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. The rest of the day in Kathmandu can be spent shopping and general sightseeing.

Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the city including the temples and sites of Thamel area. At the evening you’ll transfer for farewell dinner in one of the Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 21: Departure
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. 

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. 

Service Includes/Excludes


Service Includes

  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Tented Camp) during the trekking period
  • Lower dolpo permit
  • National park permit
  • Domestic airfare
  • Domestic airport tax
  • English speaking guide
  • Well trained cook (specialist of continental and nepali food).
  • Highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing & salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Upper Dolpo trek


Lower  Dolpo trek

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