Lower Dolpo trekking has its own charm, located in the remote and isolated western part of Nepal. Lower Dolpa region is also Famous as the restricted area which you have to get a permit before starting the journey. It is famous for which is one of the largest National Park that contains Nepal’s deepest lake, Phoksundo Lake and rich wildlife that includes blue ship and elusive Snow Leopard. During the trek, pass along three high passes of this region they are: Numa La (5,159m), Kangmara La (5,115m) and Baga La (5,190m). We come across the protected area where we get chance to explore beautiful flora and fauna with the amazing view of Phoksundo Lake. As the region is restricted, we need the special permit for trekking Lower Dolpo from the immigration office. Though this region is usually dry and unproductive that makes people’s daily life difficult but people here are very friendly and humble. Approx 5000 people live in this region. During the trek, you can experience their culture and lifestyle with great hospitality.
Duration: 18 days Max Elevation: 5360m Group Size: 1 to 20 People
Accommodation: Hotels/ Tent Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Trip Routes: Nepaljung-Jhupal-Tarakot-Nawarpani-Do Tarap-Numa La base camp-Pelung Tang-Rigmo
Price Range: Price varies from the group of size. Please send us the email for further inquiry. Note: permit price per week 10$ per person for a foreigner.
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our tour guide or any representative team from Great Vision Trek and Expedition will pick you up and drop to your hotel. You have to book a hotel before your arrival.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and city tour (1350m)
For sightseeing we guide you to UNESCO world heritage site includes the Pashupatinath temple, Buddhist holy pilgrimage (Buddha and Shyambhu), Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar square. After took we drop you back to your hotel room through our private vehicle.
Day 03: Fly to Nepaljung and overnight at Nepaljung (150m)
Next day, we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepal experiencing Himalaya views. After we reach Nepalgunj, we will transfer to the Hotel we have booked.
Day 04: from Jhupal to Dunai (2140m) 2-3 hours
After breakfast, taking a flight to Jhupal from Nepalgunj airport. After arrival to Jhupal, local porters will carry the luggage after we have our lunch then walk down towards Thuli Bheri Riverbank, passing the terraced field and beautiful village. We continue on a flat path, on the river, till we reach Dunai.
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2337m)/ 5-6 hours
Next, the path passing Thuli Bheri river we head out of Dunai. The path step by step ascends upstream to cross the bridge to induce to the north bank of the river. we further continue on the deep gorges and remote villages within the shades of pine trees; concerning seven meters higher than the river, till we reach Lawan, where we cross another bridge to induce to the south bank of the stream once more. As we continue, we'll be greeted with lovely terraced fields of Tarakot and therefore the village of Tarakot, standing on the mound situated south of the Bheri stream. The village was designed as a fort by the native folks. The remaining day is spent exploring the village of Tarakot. The night is spent at a inhabit Tarakot.
Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3370m) 6-7 hours
Laini is that the destination set for the day. Feat 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 facet 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 120m long high-suspension bridge at Laisicap. As we cross the bridge, we will spot the village of Kanigaon high higher than the path and a few white-breasted dippers (only found within western Nepal) down below the path, on the river. If time permits, we will additionally visit Chhedhul Gompa that is simply a fifteen-minute climb from the most paths. We currently continue through the cedar forest and also the steepest a part of the gorge to finally reach the destination, Laini. The night is spent in a basic tearoom.
Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3475m) 5-6 hours
Nawarpani is that the destination set for the day. After concerning 5 minutes of flat path walk, we build a pointy ascent to the mini pass. We then walk across the steep gorge and descend crossing the water created by the Tilba river. Next, we climb an added ridge and so descend to the Chyangru river, recognizing some Eurasian drop Martin, flying high higher above us. we tend to currently cross the river to urge to the east bank, continue following the river, cross an aspect stream - the Chaya Khola and still Thanjam; crossing the bridge across the Tarap Khola an added time. Following the riverside path, we currently walk up to Nawarpani. Overnight at Nawarpani.
Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do-Tarap (3944m) 7-8 hours
Dho Tarap is the destination set for the day to continue on the geographic area of the river, crossing the tiny 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 once walking for a couple of kilometers, we cross the bridge across the Saul River. We additional walk towards another bridge at Langa to push ourselves to the east of the river. The walk continues on a rocky path to a lower place the drop. Then, climbing step by step aboard the river past many walls and worn cliffs, we ascend to a line of ancient charters. After a walk of 20 min, Dho Tarap arrives they welcome by Bhuddist flags and religious residence. The night is spent at a lodge in Dho Tarap.
Day 09: Acclimatization day
Dho Tarap is a village of many clusters of closely packed stone homes and corrals enclosed by the fields of barley. The village is underpopulated by a number of Tibetans, and additional Magars, who are each Bon PO and Nyingma followers. They offer a good variety of attractions to pay a worthy day. Therefore, the day is going to be spent exploring the near monasteries like Doro and Shipchhong and therefore the settlement of Dho Tarap. The night is going to be spent at a populate Dho Tarap.
Day 10: Trek from Do-Tarap to Numa-La Base Camp (44oom) 6-7 hours
Numa La Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Although the distance is relatively short, we build lots of detours to go to gompas and villages, before reaching the destination. From Dho Tarad we head back to ancient old Mekyem Gompa. We continue additional on the path on the river, enjoying the plain valley with yaks and horses grazing the patches of thick inexperienced grasses, to cross the bridge across the river. This is often the foremost lovely a part of the complete region. Crossing the bridge, we walk towards another bridge that's conjointly a path junction, from where we continue following the southern path heading towards the Numa La base camp. The walk continues till we reach the Numla base camp. The night is spent in a tented camp to a lower place Numa-la.
Day 11: Trek from Numa-La Base Camp to Phelung Tang (4465m) via Numa-La Pass (5238m) 6-7 hours
Today is going to be the toughest day of the whole trek. As we commit to cross Numa La, we begin early in the morning. We first climb the ridge on a yak path up a grass-covered slope that greets us with the variety of Mani walls and a Chorten. We more climb up to the ridge to a grass-covered mound and a little stream; from where a protracted climb up a ground can take us to Numa La. the highest presents an incredible read of the encircling mountains and therefore the view of the barren mountains of Dolpa. We conjointly climb the crest for the most effective views of the trek. When enjoying the read, we alight from the pass into a U-shaped, rocky valley. We cross the stream, talus slopes and head towards the purpose, where the valley meets another valley. We then follow the river downstream past worn cliffs and gently climb up enjoying the read of river disappearing into the gorge till we reach Phelung Tang. Overnight stay at the tented camp in Phelung Tang.
Day 12: Phelung Tang to Dojok Tang (4080m) through Baga-La Pass (5070m)/ 6-7 hours
From Phelung our destination is to reach Dojok Tang through the small meadow, crossing stream and climbing up the ridge. After passing Two large streams we head towards the village called Dojak Tang (4080m).
Day 13: Trek from Dojok Tang to Rigmo (3600m) 5 hours
Ringmo is the destination set for the day. Initially, we withstand the vegetations like pines, walnut, and willow oak; but, once walking concerning an hour, we'd like to continue through the slim rocky cliffs for concerning 2-3 hour to succeed in Ringmogaon. The remaining day is spent exploring the village of Ringmo. The night is spent at a occupy Ringmo.
Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo 93600m)
We take a relaxing walk halfway around the lake to explore the lake area. We additionally visit the close temple as well as the Tibetan Buddhist monastery. If time permits, we pay the remainder of the day exploring the Ringmo village. The night will be spent at a reside Ringmo.
Day 15: Shyanta (2520m) 5-6 hours
Shyanta along the Phoskundo river walking towards the bridge along Pugma Khola past Polam (a winter settlement), and Amchi Hospital. a straightforward walk on the east bank of the Phoksundo river, through the forest, can bring us to Chhepka before mounting to Shyanta. Overnight at Shyanta.
Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m) 4-5 hours
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 Nepaljung
We have a flight that takes you from Jhupal to Nepalgunj.
Day 18: Back to Kathmandu.
Next morning, we will take a flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Then head to Hotel where you can relax, have fun and have delicious dinner.
Day 19: Final Departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu so you can enjoy your meal, go shopping before the flight. Our representative with driver will take you to the airport for departure.
- Domestic and international pick up and drove.
- Three meals during the trek like breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- An experienced and English speaking trekking Guide.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner at the last night in Kathmandu
- Applicable government and local taxes
- Official T-shirt
- Necessary porters (1 porter for 2 people) each porter carries 25 kg
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, domestic flight & Insurance of our trekking guide.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- International airfare and airport tax.
- Your Travel/Medical insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Hot shower while on the trek.
- Single supplements in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Optional trips not specified in the itinerary
- Tipping to guide and porter
- Battery Charges (Available during the trek with Extra cost)
- Personal trekking equipment
- Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
- Laundry service
- Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency