Lower Dolpo Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Lower Dolpo Trek, the adventure of two-week duration that leads you to the exceptional scenery of mountains, valley, and alpine woodland with cultural villages of age-old traditions far beyond your imagination. A scenic and cultural destination into Nepal Far North West Himalaya on least explored and traveled the country by other main flow of trekkers due to its remoteness and isolated areas away from modernization world.

Lower Dolpo Trek rewards you with fascinating walks full of delightful views of surrounding high peaks of Kanjiborba and Kagmara peaks and as far towards Dhaulagiri Himalaya due east from its scenic high passes f Numa-la and Baga-la above 5,000 m high. Besides grand scenery walking into nice sleepy villages engaged in farms and cattle herding and breeding sheep-goats and yaks, the main economy of a native of Doplo enriched with old heritage custom of Buddhism and ancient Bon sect practice that still exists in this remote corners of Himalaya.

Lower Dolpo Trek begins with a sweeping flight to land at low warmer Far South West of Nepal around Terrain belt in Nepalgunj city airport, and then continue air journey to reach our trekking point at Jhupal in Lower Dolpo. Walking into nice villages with well-tended farm fields and terraces through Thakuri-Malla people of Hindu religion and then towards higher areas reaching at scenic and magnificent Phoksundo or Ringmo Lake near the village of Ringmo itself.

Enjoying marvelous times around with spectacular scenery where walks leads back taking high and scenic alternative route crossing Baga-la and Numa-la passes to reach at Dho-Tarap lovely valley and nice village of Tokyu. Exploring the local culture of immense interest and visiting its old monasteries, where walk leads on long and wide river valley of Dho-Tarap within Yak summer pastures to reach at interesting Tarakot village of great historical importance, as it is situated on Old and present Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan trail of western Nepal to Tiber frontier.

After a great interesting time around Tarakot village walk leads back to Dunai the headquarter town of Dolpo to reach at Jhupal for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj city with wonderful memories and adventure on Lower Dolpo Trekking.

What to expect on Lower Dolpo Trek?

Lower and Inner Dolpo, a least visited area by outside foreign travelers around beautiful and remote scenic destinations within Himalaya. Here one can witness and explore its medieval time’s villages with strong farm activities as well, cattle herding sheep-goats and yaks.

Lower Upper Dolpo actually an extension of far and South West plateau of Tibet with the arid and windswept terrain, facing scenic views of the green valley and snow-capped peaks. The area around Dolpo located on the least accessibility of transports where both ways flights involve one of the best ways to start and end the wonderful journey.

Lower Dolpo as it is located on remote parts of Himalaya with fewer facilities of the lodge to stay, where camping services the only ways to trek around Lower and Inner Dolpo areas. Walking around nice farm villages and into the serene woodland of pines and spruce with uphill and downhill routes traversing some high passes facing incredible panorama of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-clad peaks.

Places and Culture of interest:

Lower and Inner Dolpo areas the people and villages are similar to Tibetans with culture, custom and with Buddhist religion. Beside Buddhism Dolpo people also worship ancient religious sect of Bon a pre-Buddhism cult, which is almost forgotten in most parts of Tibet-Mongolia and in Nepal Himalaya, but still exists at Western parts of Nepal, an old practice worshipping mountain and other nature spirits.

Around this trek where you can witness villages and monasteries interwoven with both Bon and Buddhist religions. A colorful culture and in festive occasions where you can observe women and men in ritual traditional interesting outfits and dress as it was since past hundred of centuries.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide/leader will brief on Lower Dolpo Trek includes information of hotels, lodges on the route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Morning optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest full of World Heritage Sites, the Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, old Royal Palaces courtyard; after the tour back to the hotel for an afternoon flight to Nepal Far South West at Nepalgunj city. Nepalgunj located close to UP state of India border, during 50 mins flight excellent views of Mountains, at Nepalgunj in a nice hotel for an overnight halt.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

150 m

Starting with early breakfast and then connect the flight to Jhupal in Dolpo, on reaching Jhupal meet our trekking/camping staff, and then a short drive to Dunai for an overnight stop. Dunai an interesting and major town of Dolpo districts with time to explore its markets of shops and stores.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

2,850m

After overnight in Dunai, morning walk past market crossing a bridge over Thulo Bheri River and then climb over a ridge to Phoksumdo River valley with views of Kagmara peak, from here trek leads downhill passing farm villages with walnut trees close to a stream at Dhera, a small cattle herders settlements, from here a short climb to Rahagaon village of Thakuri a Hindu local tribe, then downhill walk into forested area to reach overnight camp at Chhepka a small farm village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,838 m

From Chhepka near Ankhe area, morning walk with short climb and descend through forest reaching a river bank, from here climb on leaving the forest, from the top walk downhill to forested area leading upstream to cross a small bridge at Ryajik village, trek further to Samdua for overnight stop near the entrance of Phoksumdo National Park.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,960 m

Morning leads towards our first destination at Phoksumdo Lake after crossing streams, following Pungmo Khola downhill into pine and birch trees to reach upper side of Phoksumdo Khola, after short stops continue to walk to Ringmo village.
An interesting and attractive Tibetan like a village with mud plastered chhorten and Mani (prayer) walls. From here short walk to Phoksumdo Lake for overnight camp by the turquoise Phoksumdo Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,500 m

A wonderful spot for free and rest day, relax and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and peaks of Kagmara, explore interesting Ringmo village and walk around the lakeside.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,500 m

After an enjoyable and exciting rest stop at Ringmo village and around Phoksundo Lake, morning walk leads to reach another side of Dolpo area. As our route leads east to cross few passes, walking on a pleasant trail with a steep uphill to reach over Baga-la at 5,070 meters. A steep uphill for few hours to reach on top where you will be rewarded with a super panorama of Phoksumdo lake and Kagmara peaks after a scenic stop walk leads to a long descend to overnight camp at Phedi (bottom of the hill).

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,470 m

From here morning walk leads to another pass at Numa-la at above 5,190 meters, the highest point of the adventure, walk leads to a climb on nice grassy slopes for about three hours and then reaching on top Numa-la, facing grand views of snow capped mountains from Dhaulagiri mountain range to Kagmara peak and looking down at beautiful valleys with dramatic landscapes.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,190 m

After some days in complete isolation away from villages, today’s walk leads to an interesting village of Tokyu-Gaon, one of the largest village of Inner Dolpo, morning starts with a steep climb for two hours to the top of Jeng-la with grand views of snow-capped mountains with Mt. Dhaulagiri North Face, on enjoying the fantastic views, then descend towards Tarap valley, which is one of the longest beautiful green valley extending about 20 k.m along Tarap Chu River, with more than 10 villages with well-tended farm fields, monasteries and Chorten.
Overnight stop at Tokyu Gaon, an interesting village with an old monastery, afternoon visit the monastery or just relax and observe the local with farming and daily activities.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,090 m

After Tokyu-gaon, morning walk starts with downhill towards Tarap Chu on wider green valley, this is one of the scenic valleys with many Sheppard’s settlements tending and grazing Yaks and Sheep. Walk continues to our overnight camp at Dho Tarap, this is another interesting village with mix tribes of Tibetans origin and Magar hill tribe people.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,040m

From here a long descend to Tarap valley, one of the largest and longest valley of Dolpo area which is about 20 k.m. which stretches following Tarap Chu River most of the way to joins with Thuli Bheri River near Tarakot village, walk leads past Langa with beautiful cascading waterfalls heading due south following the trail after Sisaul and small place of Kesila around Yak herders temporary camps to reach our overnight camp at Ghyamgar.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,759 m

Today walks on Tarap nice valley, as the trail enters into a narrow gorge with some vegetation of bushes of juniper and wild rose, walk leads past Toltol with a large overhanging cave, around this area might see some wildlife like Naur or Blue Sheep and other animals.
As the walking progress reaching a confluence of River Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, overnight camp by the river after a long day walk of about 6 hours.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,652 m

Start morning walk passing smaller villages and then into a small wooded area, following river all the way at Tarakot, a large and interesting village with old history and well maintained terraced farm fields, Tarakot with an old historical fortress (Dzong or Kot) guarding the village.
Tarakot village houses famous old Sandul Gomba located at a junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River where overnight camp situated.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,540 m

After a great time at Tarakot, our last day walk takes to Dunai and then with a short drive to Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu. The morning starts following spread out villages a, walking on the much wider trail with few short uphills into a valley and downhill towards Thulo Bheri River valley to reach at Dunai town.
From here time permitting with lunch stop then a jeep drive to Jhupal to make the day shorter. Last night in Dolpo celebrates the night among fellow staff and porters.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

1,500 m

As per the flight time to Nepalgunj board on the small aircraft for a short flight to Nepalgunj, and then connect to another flight to Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

A free and leisure day in Kathmandu after an adventurous journey and tough trekking, on this day if interested book for sightseeing tour around places of interest in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur or Patan with rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1.400 m

Today, last day in Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Lower Dolpo Trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

5,090 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Necessary permit for restricted area.
    • Private transportation before and after trek as per the itinerary.
    • Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu / Nepalgunj /Jhupal-Dolpo / Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
    • Service of trekking guide and porter daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
    • Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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