Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo - "Ancient and isolated villages"

The Lower Dolpa Trek is a true adventure for those desiring to get off the beaten path. The Dolpo region is an area of difficult-to-access Himalayan valleys in the northern part of Nepal. This area was also portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie Caravan. This trek gives one the opportunity to see and experience Himalayan Mountains and gorgeous lakes including the Phoksundo with its stunning turquoise blue water. Also one will see traditional yak caravans’ carryjng on trade with nearby Tibet, and spectacular high-mountain Buddhist monasteries.

The Dolpo region is located in the northern region of Dhaulagiri range in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. The dramatic slopes of the mountains create ever-changing compositions of light and shadow. Trekking in the Dolpo region was only opened to foreigners in 1990. The caravans of yak and sheep that travel through the Dolpo valleys have not only provided trade with Tibet but also an interchange of culture. The Dolpo people of Nepal share many cultural aspects with Tibetan people. In the Dolpo region, both Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon form of religion are evident. Legend says that the hidden valleys of the Dolpo region were formed by Guru Rinpoche as a haven for those with pure mind. Spirituality is evident throughout the Dolpo region.The trek itself is challenging. The route goes through famous high passes like Bagala and Numala where one is rewarded by with excellent views of mountains. Along with stunning mountain views, one may see snow leopards, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep and a variety of birds.

Trip Itinerary of Lower Dolpo Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)/ Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu: Trek Preparation day / Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour / / Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 11: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 12: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hours / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft): 5-6 hours walk / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal / Overnight at Tea-House

Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu / Overnight at Hotel

Day 18: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tented camp
  • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2-nights in Nepalgunj (BB Basis)
  • Kathmandu -shaybru Bensi-Kathmandu by Bus or for group private bus/car/van
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone,Tea/coffee,alcoholic beverages,tips for guide & porter.
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.  

Fixed Departure Date

Month Departure date Trip Price Availability Book This Trip
2018, 2019 03, 10, 19, 27 USD $ 2,450 Conformed Book Now

Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Conditions

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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