- Duration:27 Days
- Trip Grade:Tough
- Max Elevation:4465 m.
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- End Point:Kathmandu
- Walking Hours:7-8 hrs
- Max Group Size:2
- Best Time:March till November
Lower Dolpo region is best known for the many isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal. Dolpo preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend says it’s 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 bears, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard.
We start our trek from Beni, after a long day drive from Kathmandu going through the nice village in the beginning and through the high and remote area and passes later and finally come down to Juphal where we catch a flight to Kathmandu. The route goes through high passes and very remote areas of the country so we are rewarded with an excellent view of mountains 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 a lot of ascending and descend we, therefore, recommend to attempt only for experienced trekkers. Clients carry only a daypack and walk at 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)
- International airport pick up and drop
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Hotel accommodation in 3 star category 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 staff
- Beverage (drinks)
- Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
- Personal insurance
- Sleeping bag (this can be rented at Thamel; costs Rs 75-150 a day a sleeping bag)
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Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.
From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.