Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

USD$4410 per person
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Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most awe-inspiring treks in the remote area of Nepal following the western region of Nepal that offer the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, scarce settlements, and biodiversity. You shall be witnessing the beautiful lakes and Buddhist monasteries throughout the trek. You might be amazed by the sheer cheerfulness and hospitality of various ethnic inhabitants in this trek. You shall also get the opportunity to expand your cultural awareness and learn about their norms and values, lifestyle and social practices. The Lower Dolpo region is the miniature view of the Tibetan highlands, because of the isolated valleys scattered in this region. Surrounded by forests, rocks and snow-covered mountains lies the She Phoksundo Lake, which is also popular as one of the world’s Natural Hidden Wonders.

Baga La Pass and Numa La Pass are two other attractions of Lower Dolpa trek. It might be a little challenging to make through this pass. But, as you make all the way to the top of the passes, you shall witness Mt. Nilgiri, Kyangyu Ripa, Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, etc. You do not require any athletic body fitness to complete this trek; a moderate level of body fitness that can endure long duration of trekking for a few days in a row. We can tailor this trek as per your time availability and requirement.

Short Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj (150 m)
Day 4: Flight to Jhupal (2,320 m)/Trek to Dunai (2,850 m)
Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (2,543 m)
Day 6: Trek to Laini (3,160 m)
Day 7: Trek to Nawarpani (3,545 m)
Day 8: Trek to Do Tarap (4,090 m)
Day 9: At Do Tarap (4,090 m)
Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440 m)
Day 11: Trek to Numa La Pass- Pelung Tang (4,465 m)
Day 12: Trek to Baga La Pass (: 5,070 m )-Dajok Tang (4,080 m)
Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3,600 m)
Day 14: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,612 m)
Day 15: Trek to Shyanta (2,520 m)
Day 16: Trek to Jhupal (2,404 m)
Day 17: Flight to Nepalgunj/Flight to Kathmandu 
Day 18: At Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you rest for a while, you might want to do some shopping for your trek. After a short debriefing session in the late afternoon, we shall be enjoying the Welcome Dinner at a popular restaurant in the town, enjoying Nepalese delicacies. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Next morning after having breakfast, we will manage you to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, our representative will provide you with short explanations class about the further trek. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj (150 m)
After breakfast in the morning, you shall fly to Nepalgunj for an hour. Nepalgunj is also considered the hottest place in the country, situated near to the Nepal-India border. This place connects to Humla and Simikot. You shall spend this day exploring the town, visiting the mini-zoo, local market, and several nearby villages. Stay overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 4: Flight to Jhupal (2,320 m)/Trek to Dunai (2,850 m)
After the breakfast in the morning, you shall fly to Jhupal. From Jhupal, you shall head off to Dunai. You shall meet the guides and required number of porters at Jhupal and start your trek. Walking through the terraced farms you shall reach to the Bheri River and its gorge. Trekking further takes you to Dunai. Stay overnight at Dunai.

Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (2,543 m)
 Walking comfortably up from the Bheri River, you shall make through several suspension bridges, deep gorges, and scattered lonely villages. Trekking via the gorge enveloped in pines, you shall reach the terraced fields, which is your today’s destination—Tarakot. Stay overnight in the beautiful village of Tarakot.

Day 6: Trek to Laini (3,160 m)
Walking beside Tarap Chu River, you shall cross the river two times, and shall ultimately reach Sandul Gompa which is located between the Tarap Chu River and Barbung Khola. Trekking through the terraced fields and remote settlements, you shall make several ascents and descents, which would ultimately lead you to Laini. Stay overnight at Laini.
 
Day 7: Trek to Nawarpani (3,545 m)
Ascending uphill overlooking the Tarap River, you shall hike through small gorge recollecting the childish desire to hop from one to another side of the gorge. It can be a pretty challenging journey, however, after you make several steep ascents and descents you shall arrive at the Chyugur Khola. Leaving the river behind, you shall trek all the way to Nawarpani. Stay overnight at Nawarpani.

Day 8: Trek to Do Tarap (4,090 m)
Kamattarka is located at the junction of the Lang Khola and Tara Chu River, where you shall reach after a gentle ascent from Nawarpani. Crossing the small gorge, you shall trek through the dense forest full of Juniper and roses. Further trekking leads you to the village surrounded by stone walls—the Dho Tarap Village. Stay overnight at Do Tarap.

Day 9: At Do Tarap (4,090 m)
You shall find Magar and some Tibetan tribes inhabiting in Tarap, following Bon Po or Chaiba religion. You can spend this day at Tarap, exploring the village, visiting the monasteries, and taking in as much information as you can about their culture and social practices. Say another night at Tarap.

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440 m)
Walking beside the Tarap Chu River, you shall enjoy the views of grasslands on either side of the river, the Tarap Valley, and lush green hills and staggering mountains. After trekking for some hours, you shall arrive at Tokyu Village, where you shall find a monastery belonging to Chiba. Exploring the village, you shall make a gentle ascent towards Numa La Base Camp. Stay overnight at Numa La Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Numa La Pass- Pelung Tang (4,465 m)
After having the breakfast, you shall ascend the Numa La Pass; the trail is really steep, and it might demand more than exhaustion to reach the top of the Pass. The top offers the spectacular panoramic views of mountains including Mt. Everest and Dhaulagiri. Descending down from the Pass takes you to Pelung Tang. Stay overnight at Pelung Tang.
  
Day 12: Trek to Baga La Pass (: 5,070 m )-Dajok Tang (4,080 m)
Today, you shall make through another pass—the Baga La Pass. It is a steep climb to the top of the Pass. You can enjoy the staggering views of mountains far away and the drylands. After making to the top of the Pass and enjoying the panoramic views, you shall descend down to Dajok Tang. Stay overnight at Dajok Tang. 

Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3,600 m)
Today, you shall have the short trek of about 3-4 hours to Ringmo. Alongside the dense forests full with pines, you shall be covering the most of today’s trails. Further trekking shall involve making several easy ascents and descents all the way to the Ringmo Village. Stay overnight at Ringmo.

Day 14: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,612 m)
Today is the day for exploring the Phoksundo Lake and nearby areas. As you move from Ringmo, you shall see several yak caravans busy on the way, most of them concentrated around the border-side. Visiting the nearby monastery, you shall hike up to the lake. Spend some moments walking on the shore of the lake. Stay overnight at Phoksundo.

Day 15: Trek to Shyanta (2,520 m)
Via Chepka, you shall trek towards the huge rock, and then pass through several villages. You shall then, ascend to Shyanta. It shall take about 5-6 hours to reach Shyanta from Phoksundo Lake. Throughout today’s trek, you shall get to see several important medicinal herbs that are believed to have the capacity to heal lots of disease and sickness. Stay overnight at Shyanta.

Day 16: Trek to Jhupal (2,404 m)
Trekking through the Sulighat, through the forest of birch, you shall descend down over the ridge. The top of the ridge offers you the breathtaking views of entire landscapes, mountains, and the Jhupal Village. After your arrival at Jhupal, you shall spend some time to explore the village. Stay overnight at Jhupal.

Day 17: Flight to Nepalgunj/Flight to Kathmandu 
Taking the morning flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj, you shall fly to Kathmandu from another flight from Nepalgunj. Our representative shall drop you at your hotel. You might want to give your body the generous rest after such a long remote trek. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
 
Day 18: At Kathmandu
Today you can rest and relax. You can do some shopping for your return flight. We shall be sitting together in the Farewell Dinner sharing our trekking experience. Stay your last night in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure
Our representative shall take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport ahead of your departure flight, within sufficient time for your flight-procedures. Have a safe and happy journey back to your home country. 

Included in the Cost

 
  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star level (4 nights)
  • Hotel in Nepaljung with breakfast (1 night )
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle
  • Entrance fee for Kathmandu Durbar Square, Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
  • All necessary potters/yaks/ponys/mules
  • All fresh meals during the trek in our own kitchen (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including seasonal fresh food and tea, coffee
  • All camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, table and chairs,etc)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen crew (highly experinces cook, kitchen boy, helper and sherpas)
  • All necessary paperwork such as Shey Phoksundo National park entry fee,  trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system)
  • Accommodation on the camp sites during the trek 
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Lower Dolpo route map souvenir for you
  • Every morning wake up call with Tea, Coffee and bowl of warm washing water
  • Every afternoon aftre satttel the camp and kitchen,serve cookies with Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolates
  • Welcome and and farewell dinner 
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj - Juphal - Kathmandu
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge. 

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, mineral water during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, beverages, barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
 
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 18 days
Accomodation: 3-star Hotel/Camp
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Difficult
Maximum height : 5190 M.
Type of Transport : flights private vehicles
No. of Pax : min. 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

Trek Highlights

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Kangirowa and the Tibetan stunning Peaks.

  • Stunning Tibetan Buddhists and Bon Po Culture

  • Thrilling High Passes Numa La and Baga La.

  • Desert and Landscape and Striking Dho Valley.

  • Breathtaking Gorges and colorful Monasteries.

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