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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.
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
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