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Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

The Lower Dolpo Trek Route was opened quite late in compare to other trekking route in Nepal, only being accessible in the 1980s. Dolpo lies in the western part of a Nepal. Similarly, the western part of Nepal comes under the rural region of Nepal which makes the destinations particularly exclusive. Furthermore, it fulfills the satisfaction of adventure in trekking extreme looking to reach a peaceful target. Similarly, for people interested in the ecosystem and wild, untouched beauty of nature in the western highlands of Nepal, this is an ideal trek. The Lower Dolpo trek is one of the more stunning, off-the-beaten track and untouched trekking destinations. The World 2nd  deepest Y shape lake, the Shey-Phoksundo Lake is in enroute. You can witness the turquoise joy along with the ecosystem and the wild beauty of Himalayan Flora and Fauna.

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Furthermore, the cultural traditions of this range is essentially connected with Tibet. Trekking into this area gives you an introduction to the High and Isolated Himalayan valleys, looking like to the Tibetan good countries. Moreover, the significant highlight of this trek incorporates Shey-Phoksundo National Park which is the biggest National Park of Nepal. Furthermore, Shey-Phoksundo Lake is another highlight of this area. Furthermore, The lake is thoroughly free of water life, which the precious stone waters plainly clarify. Encompassed by shake, backwoods, and snow-topped pinnacles, the region has been portrayed as one of the World’s Natural Hidden Wonders. Numala Pass (5115m) and Bagala Pass (5100m) are testing goes from where you can see phenomenal perspectives of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, KyangyuRipa, Annapurna go and numerous different mountains.

The primary purpose of this region is Shey-Phoksundo Lake. Trekking to Lower Dolpo offers you a wonderful and advantageous experience of lifetime. Similarly, you can see frigid pinnacles, old and disengaged towns, rich natural life, Buddhist cloister and great lakes. The general population of this territory are basic and pleasant with enchanting society and customs.

Duke Nepal Adventure offers this amazing trek at reasonable price .

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing & Permits and trek preparation day
  • Day 3 : Fly/ Drive Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4 : Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai (2150m)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Naphukana (3080m)
  • Day 6 : Trek to Chaurikot (3060m)
  • Day 7 : Trek to Bheri riverside (2610m)
  • Day 8 : Trek to Garpung khola (2900m)
  • Day 9 : Trek to Kagmara (3500m)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Kagmara Phedi (4000m)
  • Day 11 : Cross Kagmara La and trek to Pungmo Khola (5115m)
  • Day 12 : Trek to Pungmo
  • Day 13 : Trek to Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 14 : Rest day at Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 15 : Trek to Baga La Phedi
  • Day 16 : Cross Baga La (5090m) and trek to Numa La phedi (4800m)
  • Day 17 : Cross Numa La (5360m) and trek to Dho (4100m)
  • Day 18 : Rest day at Dho
  • Day 19 : Trek to Lahini (3560m)
  • Day 20 : Trek to Tarakot (2600m)
  • Day 21 : Trek to Dunai (2100m)
  • Day 22 : Trek to Juphal (2500m)
  • Day 23 : Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to hotel
    Upon arrival on Kathmandu, Duke Nepal Adventure representative will receive you and transfer you to the Hotel. Later our representative will brief you about your upcoming Annapurna Base Camp Trek and will introduce to our trekking team. Duke Nepal Adventure will host an evening dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing & Permits and trek preparation day
    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple.
  • Day 3 : Fly/ Drive Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
    After breakfast, we will take a hour long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which lies near the Indian fringe in the western Terai. Nepalgunj, a town close to the Nepal-India outskirt, is likewise the entryway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an intriguing Terai town that exhibits the various culture of Nepal. We will remain there for overnight and make the fundamental readiness for the trek ahead. We can likewise visit neighborhood market of Nepalgunj, small scale – zoo and close-by towns. Overnight convenience will be in a hotel.
  • Day 4 : Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai (2150m)
    At a young hour in the morning, we take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. Subsequent to touching base at Jumla airplane terminal, we will cross the Tila Khola and the Chaudabise Khola, close to their conjunction and climb continuously to a fruitful valley of rice patios. The trail goes through a few towns. We proceed with our stroll through a timberland of maple and walnut and onto a glade which, in season, is secured with wild blossoms. Past the glade, the trail trips to a little go before plunging again to Gothi Chaur where we will remain for the night. Day 04: Day 05: Day 06: Day 07: Day 08: Day 09: Day 10: Day 11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15: Day 16: Day 17: Day 18: Day 19:
  • Day 5 : Trek to Naphukana (3080m)
    Today, the trail completes the Tila Khola fields of corn, potato, buckwheat and grain until the valley limits and afterward we will enter a woods of oaks, spruce and maples. We will go through the town of Chotra which is spotted with average Tibetan mani dividers. After a short separation, we will go to another Tibetan-looking town, Naphukana where we will remain for the night. There is an expansive Gompa over this town.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Chaurikot (3060m)
    The trail today turns out to be step by step more extreme and ascensions through a woodland to a pass named Mauri Lagna (3820m). From the pass, one can get perspectives of cold tops toward the north and east. Slipping from the pass, the trail navigates a precarious slant before dropping into a woodland of pine and oaks. We then enter the Bheri Valley and subsequent to taking after the trail all through side valleys, we will go to the town of Chaurikot where we will remain for the night.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Bheri riverside (2610m)
    The trail continues on to the town of Balasa from where we will have the capacity to see Kagmara crest not too far off. The trail plunges to a stream before moving through a woods of walnut trees and onto an edge. Going through the apple plantations of Jyakot, we will then slide to the town of Rimi before taking after a rough trail down to the Bheri Riverside where we will remain for the overnight.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Garpung khola (2900m)
    We will proceed with our trek along the west bank of the Bheri River, passing Hurikot. Subsequent to landing at the passage of the Shey Phoksundo National Park, we will then go to the juncture of the Garpung and Jagdula Khola, which joins the Bheri River. We then advance towards Garpung khola where we will remain overnight.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Kagmara (3500m)
    Today will be a short trek. We will keep on following close by the Garpung Khola, climbing steadily towards the Kagmara La. Today's trek is for the most part accomplished for acclimatization. Note that rising to incredible scope too rapidly is unsafe so we have to take enough rest before heading forward. Overnight at Kagmara.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Kagmara Phedi (4000m)
    We will cross crosswise over toward the eastern side of the waterway, where the valley contracts and the stream turns into a progression of waterfalls. The trail ascensions to a moraine underneath the Kagmara La and we will make our camp in the midst of the rocks. Radiant perspectives of the encompassing pinnacles will be at our entryway step.
  • Day 11 : Cross Kagmara La and trek to Pungmo Khola (5115m)
    Today, we will begin at a young hour in the morning and climb close by the Kagmara Glacier to the Kagmara La. This is a decent place to recognize the uncommon blue sheep. After a 900m plummet, we will achieve the fields of the Pungmo Khola Valley where we will spend the night.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Pungmo
    The trail now enters birch and juniper woods which soon offer approach to blue pine. As the trail forms the side valleys, one can appreciate the sublime perspectives of Kanjirolba crest before we achieve the fortification like town of Pungmo which is set in the midst of grain fields.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Phoksundo Lake
    On the next day, we will be proceeding with downstream to the national stop home office at Sumduwa before joining the trail up the Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Lake. We will move through a backwoods of substantial cedars to the winter settlement of Palam and keep climbing through the open nation to an edge from which there are great perspectives of the lake in the skyline. There is a fantastic waterfall-the most astounding waterfall in Nepal close by. The trail then makes an underlying drop before climbing delicately to Ringmo town. Subsequent to intersection a scaffold underneath Ringmo, the trail proceeds with northward to the shores of Phoksundo Lake where we will remain overnight.
  • Day 14 : Rest day at Phoksundo Lake
    Today will be a rest day at the lake which is known for its unordinary greenish-blue water. In the scenery of the lake on the western side, there is vast frigid pinnacle known as Kanjirolba or Kanchen Ruwa which appears as though it is penetrating the sky. A trail leads through a remain of juniper trees to an old decrepit gompa which neglects the lake. And additionally Buddhist artistic creations and statues, there is likewise proof of the antiquated Bon-po religion inside the sanctuary and houses of prayer.
  • Day 15 : Trek to Baga La Phedi
    Remember our impressions back to Ringmo and we take after a trail eastwards, through woodland of juniper and blue pine. The trail takes after close by the waterway up the valley to a waterfall and in the long run to the base of the Baga La where we will remain for the night.
  • Day 16 : Cross Baga La (5090m) and trek to Numa La phedi (4800m)
    Today, our trek is somewhat testing as we need to start our precarious move for 3 hours to the highest point of the Baga La Pass, the second of such high passes. From here, we get awesome perspectives of the dry scene and the inaccessible snow-topped mountains including Mt. Kanjirowa. We invest some energy at the highest point of the pass taking pictures and for the most part getting a charge out of the hypnotizing sees. At that point we plunge slow at first to Dajok Tang however it soon drops steeply to a stream before climbing again to the foot of the Numa La where we will remain for the night.
  • Day 17 : Cross Numa La (5360m) and trek to Dho (4100m)
    On the next day, we keep on trekking step by step rising through parched nation to the remainder of the high passes, the Numa La. We stroll nearby Tarap Chu waterway and enjoy the astonishing perspectives of the limitless Tarap valley with its wide fields and high mountains. It is set apart by mani stones and the ripple of the supplication banners. On the off chance that it is clear, we will have the capacity to see similar to Dhaulagiri from the top. We cross a slender canyon and abandon the tree line us and welcome wild rose and juniper hedges, commonplace of the dry internal Himalayan valleys. The trail now slips past a gigantic mani divider to the Tarap district and the trail slices through the grain fields of the Tarap Valley and onto the settlement of Do. Subsequent to strolling for a few more hours, we achieve the town of Dho Tarap which is encompassed by an unpredictable stone divider. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba religious orders live together. Tarap is additionally possessed by a couple of Tibetans and for the most part Magars who have lived here for some eras.
  • Day 18 : Rest day at Dho
    The three day weekend will help with acclimatization and permit some substantial rest. We can spend the day going by close-by religious communities. It is the biggest settlement in Tarap and has a few Gompa. On the edge over the town is the Ri Bhunpa Gompa and, just toward the east lays the town of Shipchhok which has a Bon-po gompa which is positively worth investigating. Amid today's short strolls, we additionally get an opportunity to get to know the nearby culture. The Dolpo individuals wear custom made attire that is here and there colored a maroon shading and they support Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and ladies frequently wear religious special necklaces and strings of coral, golden and turquoise. The general population of the area are both Bon Po and Nyingmapa (Buddhist factions). Overnight at Dho.
  • Day 19 : Trek to Lahini (3560m)
    On the edge over the town is the Ri Bhunpa Gompa and, just toward the east lays the town of Shipchhok which has a Bon-po gompa which is unquestionably worth investigating. We will begin off at a young hour in the morning. We stroll nearby Tarap Chu stream and cross it twice before achieving Sandul Gompa. The gompa lies at a crossroads between Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu stream. We keep strolling on a trail that takes us through homestead porches and rustic towns. The trail is level and takes after the stream until we run over a canyon. We will enter the canyon which has extensive rose bushes and different wildflowers, and in the wake of intersection and re-crossing the stream various circumstances, the trail opens up to a level spread and onto Lahini where we will remain for the night.
  • Day 20 : Trek to Tarakot (2600m)
    After breakfast our trek proceeds with the southern bank of the Bheri River heading upstream on a simple trail. In the long run, the valley augments and the course gets to be distinctly less demanding as we approach the town of Khanigaon. En route, we go through a few profound canyons, hanging spans and confined towns. Our trail likewise incorporates a colossal canyon with pine trees and a way worked around seven meters over the waterway. Subsequent to strolling for some time, we will be welcomed by the beautiful, terraced field of Tarakot, a little town that stands on a hillock toward the south of the Bheri River.
  • Day 21 : Trek to Dunai (2100m)
    Beginning trek to Dunai, we will take after close by the Barbung Khola downstream along the south bank to the town of Lawan, before intersection toward the north bank and strolling for a few more hours to Dunai where we will remain for the night.
  • Day 22 : Trek to Juphal (2500m)
    Our trail today takes after the waterway trail downstream to Juphal. The course along the Sulighat is encompassed by birch trees. From a main an edge, we get the most breathtaking perspectives of the mountain above us and Jhupal Village underneath. We will likewise be strolling tough through knolls and past a couple houses to the little lodgings at Kala Gaura (2090m) where we can rest. Following a few more hours of strolling, we will at long last achieve Juphal, which is the end purpose of our trek. Investigating occupied market town of Juphal we will be remain overnight there.
  • Day 23 : Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
    In the most recent day of our excursion, we will take an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and interface flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Upon our landing in Kathmandu, we will be exchanged to our inn. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc. (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Dolpo Region
  • Max. Altitude: 5115 m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 23 Day(s)
  • Rating: Best

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