Lower Dolpo Trek

GRADE

Tough

TRIP DURATION

27 days

BEST SEASON

March till November

GROUP SIZE

From two persons

TRIP Altitude

4465 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Bone religion, Tibetan Buddhist culture & monasteries, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Tarakot, Do Tarap, high passes on Numula and Bagala, Beautiful Shey Phuksundo Lake, Excellent dry and desert landscape, superb Mountain View, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and impressive display of wild flower, Dunai, Juphal, friendly people and many more .....

Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo region is best known of the many isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal. Dolpo preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend says it's a one of the "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche as a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the south-east and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year, Dolpo's easiest access is from Tibet, where its people emigrated from perhaps 1000 years ago.

Upper Dolpo shelters about 5000 people, whose lives revolve around Buddhism, barley, and yaks; their villages (over 4270 meters) are among the highest settlements on earth. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey Phoksumdo National Park, at 3555 square km Nepal's largest. The park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard.

We start our trek from Beni, after long day drive from Kathmandu going through nice village in the beginning and through high and remote area  and passes later and finally come down to Juphal where we catch flight to Kathmandu.  The route goes through high passes and very remote area of the country so we are rewarded with excellent view of mountain and virgin Tibetan culture on the way.

Lower Dolpo trek goes through Numala & Bagala pass and remote area of the country where we should make lot of ascend and descend we therefore recommend to attempt only for experience trekkers. Clients carry only daypack and walk on their own pace.

Average hiking per day in Lower Dolpo trek 7-8 hrs.

  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)
  • Day 03 Drive to Beni (810m) / Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Trek to Darbang (1250m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Moreni (2670m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Chentung (2990m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Trek to Ghustung Khola (1830m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Trek to Yamakhar (2480m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Trek to Seng Khola (3820m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Trek to Jang Phedi (4200m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Trek to Tarakot (2520m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Rest Tarakot - visit monasteries (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Khani Gaon (2650m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Lahini (3160m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 Trek to Do Tarap (4080m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Trek to Numula Base camp (4180) (B, L, D)
  • Day 17 Trek to Bagala base camp (4465) via 5318m Numala pass (B, L, D)
  • Day 18 Trek to other side of Bagala base camp via 5190 Bagala pass (B, L, D)
  • Day 19 Trek to Shey Phuksundo 3730m (Ringmo) (B, L, D)
  • Day 20 Ringmo (Shey Phuksundo) - rest and visit monasteries (B, L, D)
  • Day 21 Trek to Regi (3010m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 22 Trek to Aankhe check post (2460m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 23 Trek to Dunai (2050m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 24 Trek to Juphal (2345m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 25 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj /Hotel (B)
  • Day 26 Day at leisure / farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 27 Drive to airport for return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday, and trip can be arranged with stay in lodge and tent. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

Includes
  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by land and fly as per the itinerary
  • Special trekking permit
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Excludes
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation incase of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rent at Thamel; cost Rs 75-150 a day a sleeping bag)

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