Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking

Trip Days

18 days

Max Height

5070m

Difficulty

Hard

Starting Price

$ 3190



Lower Dolpo Trekking lies within the far western a part of Nepal within the Shey-Phoksundo parkland 400 km west of Kathmandu. Lower Dolpo & Shey Phoksundo Trekking was restricted for foreigners until 1990. This trek may be a Beautiful trek over many passes, jungle, ravines, and over the Himalayan main chain. Lower Dolpo Trekking is supposed for real adventures wishing for an off the beaten path experience. Lower Dolpo Trekking home for too many rare and endangered animal species including the Panthera uncia, Musk, deer, and blue sheep. During this Lower Dolpo Trekking there two passes Bagala, 5190m, and Numa-la 5318m with their long steep ascents and long steep descents. Lower Dolpo Trekking is the wonderful yak caravans and a few of the oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries within the area. This trek is that the flat upper valley, which contains a variety of interesting villages mostly, inhabited by people of Magar and Gurung origins. This Lower Dolpo Trekking including the pristine turquoise Phoksundo Lake Split between rocks that rise 2000m into the clear mountain skies.

We begin our 18- days in Kathmandu with a visit to UNESCO world heritage site before heading to our journey “Lower Dolpo Trekking”.

Aarohi Holiday always believes in providing our clients with the simplest quality service making their trip to Nepal joy-full and unforgettable.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (1,345m)

Today would be the most exhilarating day where you will be introduced to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and elucidates you to the entire mysticism over its existence Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath stupa.

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (158m)

Today we are flying early flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is the west part of Nepal. The hour-long flight is quite longer than other domestic flights. It is one of the best mixte unique traditional local culture. Stay Overnight at Nepalgunj hotel.

Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) and trek to Dunai (2,850m)

Today we head to Jhupal by air before fly we have breakfast we fly from Nepalgunj airport. After exploring the Jhupal we have lunch then we carry our luggage and wake down trek towards Thule Bheri Riverbank we pass through the terraced field and beautiful village. We continue on the flat path, river till Dunai. Overnight stay at Dunai.

Day 5: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m) 5-6 hrs walk

Next, the path passing Thuli Bheri river we head out of Dunai. The path step by step ascends upstream to cross the bridge to get to the north bank of the river. We further continue on the deep gorges and remote villages within the shades of pine trees; about seven meters above the river, till we reach Lawan, where we cross another bridge to get to the south bank of the stream again. As we continue, we’ll be greeted with beautiful terraced fields of Tarakot and therefore the village of Tarakot, standing on the mound situated south of the Bheri river. The village was built as a fort by the local people. The remaining day is spent exploring the village of Tarakot. The night is spent at an inn in Tarakot.

Day 6: Tarakot to Laini (3,160m) 6-7 hrs walk

Laini is the destination set for the day. Leaving Tarakot, we first cross the bridge over the river and gently climb through the fields of buckwheat. Taking an extended, roundabout route, south into the side valley, we head forward to cross another bridge across the Yalankot River. We then climb towards the south bank of the Thulo Bheri River. We head any, crossing cypress trees and a white chorten, towards a 120m long high-suspension bridge at Laisicap. As we cross the bridge, we can spot the village of Kanigaon high above the path and some white-breasted dippers (only found in western Nepal) down below the path, on the river. If time permits, we can also visit Chhedhul Gompa which is just a fifteen-minute climb from the main paths. We now continue through the cedar forest and the steepest part of the gorge to finally reach the destination, Laini. The night is spent in a basic tea house.

Day 7: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m) 5 hrs walk

Nawarpani is the destination set for the day. After about 5 minutes of flat path walk, we make a sharp ascent to the mini pass. We then walk across the steep gorge and descend crossing the water made by the Tilba river. Next, we climb one more ridge and then descend to the Chyangru river, spotting some Eurasian dip Martin, flying high above us. We now cross the river to get to the east bank, continue following the river, cross a side stream – the Chaya Khola and continue to Thanjam; crossing the bridge across the Tarap Khola one more time. Following the riverside path, we now walk up to Nawarpani. Overnight at Nawarpani.

Day 8: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m) 7-8 hrs walk

Dho Tarap is the destination set for the day to continue on the riverside of the river, crossing the small cave, camping area, and the beautiful bridge of the Tarap River; enjoying the barren canyon walls. We then climb the east bank of the river and through a worn Trans-Himalayan landscape; we climb the ridge at Serkam that greets us with a chorten. We descend from Serkam and after walking for a couple of kilometers, we cross the bridge across the Saul River. We further walk towards another bridge at Langa to push ourselves to the east of the river. The walk continues on a rocky path below the cliff. Then, climbing gradually alongside the river past many walls and worn cliffs, we ascend to a line of ancient chortens. After a walk of 20 min, Dho Tarap arrives they welcome by Buddhist flags and monastery. The night is spent at a lodge in Dho Tarap.

Day 9: Rest Day Acclimatization Do Tarap (4,090m)

Dho Tarap is a village of many clusters of closely packed stone homes and corrals surrounded by the fields of barley. The village is populated by a number of Tibetans, and additional Magars, who are both Bon PO and Nyingma followers. They offer a good variety of attractions to spend a worthy day. Therefore, the day will be spent exploring the nearby monasteries like Doro and Shipchhong and the settlement of Dho Tarap. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dho Tarap.

Day 10: Do Tarap to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m) 6-7 hrs walk

Numa La Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Although the distance is relatively short, we make lots of detours to visit gompas and villages, before reaching the destination. From Dho Tarap we head back to ancient old Mekyem Gompa. We continue further on the path on the river, enjoying the plain valley with yaks and horses grazing the patches of thick green grasses, to cross the bridge across the river. This is often the most beautiful part of the entire region. Crossing the bridge, we walk towards another bridge that is also a path junction, from where we continue following the southern path heading towards the Numa La base camp. The walk continues until we reach the Numa La base camp. The night is spent in a tented camp beneath Numa La.

Day 11: Numa La Base Camp to Pelung Tang (4,465m) via Numa La pass (5,190m) 6-7 hrs walk

Today is going to be the toughest day of the whole trek. As we aim to cross Numa La, we start early in the morning. We first climb the ridge on a yak path up a grass-covered slope that greets us with a variety of Mani walls and a Chorten. We further climb up to the ridge to a grass-covered mound and a small stream; from where a long climb up scree will take us to Numa La. The top presents an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and the view of the barren mountains of Dolpa. We also climb the crest for the best views of the trek. After enjoying the view, we descend from the pass into a U-shaped, rocky valley. We cross the stream, talus slopes, and head towards the point, where the valley meets another valley. We then follow the river downstream past worn cliffs and gently climb up enjoying the view of the river disappearing into the gorge until we reach Pelung Tang. Overnight stay at the tented camp in Pelung Tang.

Day 12: Pelung Tang to Dajok Tang (4,080m) via Baga La pass (5,070m) 6 hrs walk (camp)

From Pelung Tang our destination is to reach Dajok Tang through the small meadow, crossing stream, and climbing up the ridge. After passing Two large streams we head towards the village called Dajok Tang (4080m).

Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) 3-4 hrs walk

Ringmo is the destination set for the day. Initially, we go through the vegetations like pines, walnut, and willow oak; however, after walking about an hour, we need to continue through the narrow rocky cliffs for about 2-3 hours to reach Ringmo. The remaining day is spent exploring the village of Ringmo. The night is spent at a lodge in Ringmo.

Day 14: Hike Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake (3,733m)

We take a relaxing walk halfway around the lake to explore the lake area. We additionally visit the nearby temple as well as the Tibetan Buddhist monastery. If time permits, we spend the rest of the day exploring the Ringmo village. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ringmo.

Day 15: Ringmo to Shyanta (2520m) 5-6 hrs walk

Shyanta is the destination for the day. We walk along the Phoksundo river towards the bridge along Pugma Khola past Polam (a winter settlement), and Amchi Hospital. An easy walk on the east bank of the Phoksundo river, through the forest, will bring us to Chhepka before climbing to Shyanta. Overnight at Shyanta.

Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal (2,475m)

From Shyanta, we descend to Sulighat passing Raktang where we cross the bridge across Thuli Bheri River. Exploring the villages, we will reach Jhupal which takes about 4 to 5 hours of walk.

Day 17: Jhupal to Nepalgunj by fly and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We have a flight that takes you from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. The next morning, we will take a flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Then head to the Hotel where you can relax, there will be a farewell dinner (Nepali Food) to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure

Your wonderful adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. We wish you all the best. A representative from Aarohi Holiday Pvt Ltd will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

What's included ?

Pick up and drop off from and to International airport.

3 night hotel in Kathmandu (first two nights and last one night)

Dolpo Conservation Park permit.

Dolpo Especial permits.

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)

One porter for each two people

Accommodation in tea houses twin sharing (private room/ Shared bathroom)

3 Meals a day – breakfast, lunch, Dinner during the trek (Anything from the munu)

Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-jufal ) Both way

Sightseeing tour car A/C with driver.

Farewell dinner at Nepalese cultural restaurant after the trek in Kathmandu.

All taxes and Company service charges

What's excluded ?

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

Monument sites entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills – tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)

Tips for guides and porters (Tipping are expected, but not compulsory).

Notices/Events/Info?

Info
  • 1 Meals and drinking in Trek
  • The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well

  • 2 Medicines and first kits
  • Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below

    Antiseptic
    Pain relief spray, ointment
    Safety pins
    Crepe bandage for sprain
    And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.

  • 3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal
  • The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below

    Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
    Winter ( Dec-Feb)
    Spring ( March-may)
    Summer ( Jun- Aug)
    Autumn (Sept-Nov)

    This season is also considered as the best trekking season for trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

    Winter (Dec- Feb)

    This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.

    Spring (March-May)

    During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.

    Summer ( June- August)

    June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking conditions unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.

  • 4 Travel insurances
  • One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan

    Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It plays the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.

  • 5 Physical fitness
  • Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.

    Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.

  • 6 personal belongings
  • We are not answerable for any damage or loss of any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage is at your risk at the times.

  • 7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us
  • We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the terms and conditions slowly read all the terms and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.

  • 8 Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staff with cell phones and satellite phones in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

  • 9 Flight delays Internal
  • The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and the horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.

  • 10 Arrival Instructions
  • Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi drivers offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any Complicacies.

  • 11 Visa Entry procedures
  • For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at the Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years of children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.

    Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

    Visa Facility Duration Fee

    Single entry 15 days us $ 25

    Single entry 30 days us $ 40

    Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100

    Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.

  • 12 Trekking Day
  • We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.


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      Trip Overview
      • Span
        18 days
      • Meal
        All meals included during the trek
      • Country
        Nepal
      • Starts from:
        Kathmandu
      • Ends at:
        Kathmandu

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