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Lower Dolpo Trek

The Dolpo Region Trek is opened in 1989 for trekking. This trekking region lies in the mid-western part of Nepal which is relatively a less developed part. Dolpo region is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm, where one can still have opportunity to meet the wandering people and their life style almost untouched and unexplored. It is rugged, stark and beautiful land characterized by high passes and a community of Tibetan-stock people who follow Tibetan Buddhism and the old pre-Buddhist religion of Bon, the area were restricted to outsiders until recently and thought the Dolpo has been considered the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture left on earth. Due to the poor living conditions, few people live or travel in these areas. As a result, the people of Dolpa are part of a very isolated culture found in specific pockets of northern Nepal. This is a land where life still revolves around horses, mules, and yaks, people still wear traditional clothing and jewelry, waters are still divided on the basis of a dice game, and the remains of the dead are given to wild vultures. Even today, much of Dolpa is restricted area for tourists, which contributed to the preservation of unique culture of Dolpa

The world’s deepest lake She-Phokshundo at an altitude of 3600m and many other famous lakes lies in this region. Shey Phoksundo National Park, Buddhist monuments, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, rain shadow landscapes with stunning mountain views, wild flowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, huge birds Himalayan griffon, attractive snow peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Churen Himal(7381m), Himal (7249m), Kanjiriba north (6883m), Kanjiriba south (6861m), Putha Mukot Himal (6639m), Araniko Himal (6034m) and many other everlasting snow peaks can be seen, Tarap Valley, Shey Gumba: religiously the most important Gumba in Nepal, home to rare herbs and shrubs like Jatamasi, Panchaunle, Chimailo, Yarsagumba etc. are main attraction of this Dolpo Trek.

Trekking into this region gives an exposure to the High & Isolated Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. Surrounded by rock, forests, and snow- capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the World’s “Natural Hidden Wonders”. Trekking to Dolpo Region proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime. The trek indeed takes us into the wild west of Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
Day 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2,320m/7,610ft), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walks Overnight at the camp.
Day 5 Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 6 Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walks. Overnight camp near by the village backyard.
Day 7 Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
Day 8 Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 9 Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
Day 10 Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization. Overnight at camp.
Day 11 Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs .overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.
Day 12 Trek to Numa La. Overnight at camp.
Day 13 Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft) Overnight at camp.
Day 15 Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks. Overnight at camp.
Day 16 Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at camp.
Day 17 Trek to chepka(2260m.) Overnight at camp.
Day 18 Trek to Jhupal.Overnight at camp.
Day 19 We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available fly .
Day 20 Rest day in Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 21 Departure.Farewell!!

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sight-seen and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Dunai

Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot

Day 06: Tarakot to Khani Gaon

Day 07: Khani Gaon to Tarap Khola

Day 8: Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka

Day 09: Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap

Day 10: Rest Day

Day 11: Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun

Day 12: Tokyu Gaun to Numa La

Day 13: Numa la to Phedi

Day 14: Phedi to Baga La

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo

Day 16: Rest Day

Day 17: Ringmo to Chepka

Day 18: Chepka to Jhupal

Day 19: Fly to Nepalgunj from Jupal

Day 20: fly to Kathmandu

Day 21: Departure

Price Include

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • All fooding and lodging during the trek (B,L,D included)
  • Transportation costs &  Domestic flight Costs
  • Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with max load of 30kg) along with their salary, lodging, fooding and insurance
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bag and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in scheduled itinerary
  •  Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guides and porters

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Trip Facts

Trip Code: GTT 16

Difficulty:Strenuous

Max Elavation:5360 Meters

Best Time:Sept- Dec and March-May

Total Duration:21 Days

Group Size:2-12 Pax


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