LOWER DOLPO – 19 DAYS


‘adventure to the land of snow leopard N blue sheep with ancient Bon culture at Dolpo’

Highlights of your journey:

  • Adventure into Nepal Far West Himalaya around scenic Inner and Lower Dolpo
  • Explore Wild West impressive villages enriched with Buddhist and old Bon religions
  • Trek in the wild country and home to rare and elusive snow-leopard and blue sheep
  • Amazing landscapes from green hills to windswept arid terrain with views of high peaks
  • On the ancient trails of Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan route of Nepal to Tibet border
  • Fabulous scenery visiting remote and impressive villages of great cultural interest
  • Scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and vice versa on same routes

A little about trip:

Lower Dolpo trekking, a fabulous country to visit once in your life-time experience and feel its wilderness in the land of elusive snow leopard and herd of blue sheep within beautiful areas of Lower and Inner Dolpo. Probably one of the most remote adventure destinations in Himalaya where walk leads you into fascinating and scenic landscapes from tree forest of pines and spruce to barren dry terrain with impressive villages enriched with Buddhist and ancient Bon sect of pre Buddhism religions.

 

Lower Dolpo Trekking located with Nepal largest national park called Shey-Phoksundo with an area of 3,555 sq. kms includes from Jhupal around lower Dolpo towards beautiful Phoksundo lake and beyond to Shey Gompa (Upper Dolpo restricted area). The country full of beautiful landscapes and cultural villages, where walk starts with scenic flight from Kathmandu to land at Nepal Far South West in Nepalgunj city, located close to India border as well with strong Indian influence.

 

From Nepalgunj taking another short flight to mountainous region to reach a Jhupal within Lower and Inner Dolpo area, and then starting trekking past Dunai, the headquarter town of Dolpo district. As walk leads to number of villages of Hindu Malla Thakuri farm villages unto scenic and magnificent country then reaching at impressive village of Dho-Tarap visiting its nice village and monasteries as walk leads towards wide Dho-Tarap valley around Yak grazing fields.

 

From Dho-Tarap crossing high pass of Numa-la and Baga-la Pass above (5,000 m) with incredible views of peaks and its beautiful country, then reaching at impressive Phoksundo Lake also called Ringmo Lake due to its closeness village of Ringmo, where you can explore and witness the Dolpo interesting culture of Buddhism and Bon sect worships.

 

Slowly following the Ringmo, River to reach at another nice Chhepka village, known for its importance the gate and entrance of old Trans-Himalayan Caravan route, where walk finally ends at near Dunai and then back at Jhupal for scenic flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj to complete our memorable and wonderful adventure Lower Dolpo Trekking.

Suggest Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 m /4,429 ft)
Day 02: Half day guided tour with trek preparation N evening fly to Nepalgunj- 1 hour air journey
Day 03: Fly to Jhupal N commence trek to Dunai (2,140 m / 7,020 ft): 45 minute flight 3 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Tarakot (2,540 m / 8,333 ft) 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chhyugar (3,441 m / 11,289 ft): 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Sisaul (3,759 m / 12,332 ft): 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dho Tarap (3,944 m / 12,939 ft): 3/4 hrs
Day 08: Rest day at Dho Tarap for high acclimatization (optional side trip around)
Day 09: Trek to Numanla Base Camp (4,440 m / 14,566 ft): 3 hrs
Day 10: Cross Numan La pass (5,238 m / 17,185 ft) N trek to Danigar (4,631 m / 15,193 ft): 7 hrs
Day 11: Cross Baga La pass (5,214 m / 17,106 ft) N trek to Yak Kharka (3,982 m / 13,064 ft): 6 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,733 m / 12,247 ft): 3 hrs
Day 13: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake for local excursion
Day 14: Trek to Chhepka (2,838 m / 9,311 ft): 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Jhupal (2,475 m / 8,120 ft): 6 hrs
Day 16: Reserve day just in case flight cancellation
Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj onto Kathmandu-2 hrs air journey
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, relaxing N shopping
Day 19: Transfer to airport for onward destination

 

For more information and trip details please contact us:

Your Price Includes:

  • All transfer N ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicles including all airport pickups N drops as per the itinerary
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu N Nepalgunj on double room sharing with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicles with entrance fees
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu round-trip airfare including necessary luggage charge N airport tax
  • 14 nights in trekking with full board including tea, coffee N boiled drinking water
  • All camping arrangements, such as two-man tents, dinning, kitchen, shower N toilet tents as well as kitchen equipment N sleeping pad etc.
  • Your trekking guide, cook, sherpa assistance, kitchen staff N supporting porters. (porter depends upon luggage)
  • Cost includes guide N supporting staffs transport, equipment, Insurance, meals, daily salary N accommodation
  • Require trekking permits, national park/conservation fees N tims card etc.
  • Necessary paper work, government taxes/vat, official service charges N expenses etc.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel N rescue arrangements

Your Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to N from Kathmandu, Nepal entry visa fees, International airport taxes N any excess baggage charges
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation N rescue evacuation should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills N any extra charge that tea house/local house owner may levy for internet, laundry, hot showers N charging of batteries (if these facilities are available)
  • Lunch N dinner during stays in Kathmandu N Nepalgunj
  • Any personal gear or equipment that you may need to buy/rent
  • Entrance N monument fees in the historical site including photography, postage N donation etc.
  • Additional nights, optional trips N sightseeing tours outside the itineraries above
  • If any emergency rescue service or evacuation cost
  • Tips for your trekking crew, city guide N drivers etc. (Tipping is expected)
  • Cost incurred due to changes in program N reservation due to unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, strikes, roadblocks, landslides due to natural climates N politically etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section, but may be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

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Trip Profile

  • Total Duration: 18 Nights & 19 Days
  • High Altitude Gain: Crossing Numa La (5,238 meters / / 17,185 feet))
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Mode of Trip : Fully Supported/Camping Trek
  • Journey Start-Ends: Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people require
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/Nepalgunj & all meals during the trek
  • Accomodation: Hotels in Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj & camping on treks
  • Transportation : Private Vehicles & Domestic flight
  • Suggested Best Seasons: April to November includes wet monsoon months of June & August as Dolpo areas falls within rain-shadow areas

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