Lower Dolpo Trek

dolpo-phoksumdo

Lower dolpo area is in Northern part and unexplored areas of dolpa district of Nepal. It is less explored trekking area of Nepal. Since 1989 A D trekking over here is explored. Magnificent view of mountains will surely enable all trekkers to trek in this region. Spectacular views of splendid view of landscapes with explore able area around the region. Our main difficulties are Numa La pass (5159m), Baga La pass (5190m) and Kangmara La passes (5115m). We need to cross these three pass. Smiling face above & sorrow will be so much attractive.

We will start our Lower Dolpo trekking with a quick early morning flight over to Nepalgunj and then to Jhuphal. Our main trekking project is to round lower dolpo area. Trial of beautiful lakes and monasteries will be our main walking path. Unique type of life style of people will be so amazing. We need to walk on humpty dumpty trial of Shey Phoksundo Lake. Different types of vegetation with birds& animals playing on its surrounding will be mesmerizing. This area is a bit restricted area. For trekking we need a special kind of trekking permit to walk on lower dolpo area.

Lower Dolpo trekking leads us to Lower area of Dolpa district. This trek is kept in category moderate trekking. We need to have good physical & mental condition with prior trekking experience. Month of April, May, June, July, August and September will have best season to do trekking in this region. We the team of Chomolungma Adventures Pvt. Ltd. will arrange you Lower Dolpo Trekking with professional guides. Trekking days are made according to the choice of trekkers. In any day it can be made. Any program with the team of Chomolungma Adventures Pvt. Ltd. will be full of fun.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and fly to Jhuphal and trek to Dunai

Day 04: Dunai to Tarakot

Day 05: Tarakot to Laini

Day 06: Laini to Nawarpani

Day 07: Trek to Dho Tarap

Day 08: Trek to Numa la Base camp

Day 09: Cross Numa La pass to Pelungtang

Day 10: Cross Baga La and Camp Dajok Tang

Day 11: Trek to Ringmo

Day 12: Rest day at Ringmo and hike to Phoksundo Lake

Day 13: Trek to Shyanta

Day 14: Trek to Jhuphal

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 16: Farewell

Day To Day Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu.

After landing flight at TIA, representative of Chomolungma Adventures Pvt. Ltd. will warmly receive you. We will shift you towards your hotel. We will enjoy delicious dinner at night. After dinner is finished we will give brief description of the Lower Dolpo Trekking program which is our destination.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek.

Today is the rest day and preparation day for our whole trek. Beside this we will spend our remaining day by sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Firstly we will visit Pashupatinath one of the holiest temple of Lord Shiva, Bauddhanath Little Tibet and to Swayambhunath Monkey Temple. Then from here we will drive to Basantpur Durbar Square at hanuman dhokha. Spending some time we will return hotel and prepare our trek for tomorrow.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and fly to Jhuphal and trek to Dunai

We will take early morning flight toward Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj we will take a flight to Jhupal. On reaching Jhuphal we will take our luggage and start our walking trek. We will trek toward Dunai. By following the main trial it will take us about 3 to 4 hours to reach Dunai.

Day 04: Dunai to Tarakot

Early morning after having breakfast we trek toward Tarakot. Our today’s walk goes for about 5 to 6 hours. Track of south bank of the river to the upstream will be our walking track. In this way we will pass the beautiful villages and incredible gorge covered with the beautiful pine trees. Without stopping our journey we will be at Tarakot for our night.

Day 05: Tarakot to Laini

From Tarakot, we will continue our journey to Laini. In the beginning we will walk to Tarap Chu River upstream & cross the same river for twice through suspension bridges. In our way we will view glorious view of rising sun. In the eastern part of Tarakot we can see famous Sandul Gompa. Walking slowly by resting in many places we will reach at Laini.

Day 06: Laini to Nawarpani

After having breakfast we will continue our journey to Nawarpani. We will continue our journey through gorge of Tarap River. It has been raising high above path. We will view the glorious view of beautiful mountains & valleys. Walking for about 5 to 6 hours we will be at Nawarpani for night.

Day 07: Trek to Dho Tarap

Our today’s destination is Dho Tarap. It’s a long way. We will start our walk a bit earlier. Walking for few moments we will be at the dry part of the Himalayas. Walking for 7 to 8 hours we will reach Dho Tarap. Mostly magar are the inhabitant of this locality. It is all surrounded by the irregular stone walls.

Day 08: Trek to Numa la Base camp

We will be away from Dho tarp. We will be pleased with the amazing scenario of Dho tarp from the height. It is completely different from inner Dolpo as we move to upper Tarap valley. At first we will be at Tokyu village. We will rest for few times and we will continue our walk to Numa la base camp.

Day 09: Cross Numa La pass to Pelungtang

Waking up early morning we will view the best view of rising sun with a special coffee. Spending little time we will start our walk toward Pelungtang. First of all we need to cross Numa la pass. Crossing Numa la Pass it is easier to walk & we will easily reach beautiful village of Pelungtang.

Day 10: Cross Baga La and Camp Dajok Tang

Early morning after having breakfast we will walk to cross Baga la pass. It is situated at the altitude of 5070 m. Great view of fantastic landscape can be seen from the top. Crossing baga la our next destination is Dajok Tang for our memorable night. We will continue our journey until we reach our destination.

Day 11: Trek to Ringmo

After having breakfast our journey leads us to Ringmo. Our walk will be on the pine forest & the beautiful pasture lands of the lower Dolpo region. Our walk goes steeper and stepper to reach Ringmo 3600 m. walking for about 3 to 4 hours we will be at Ringmo for a unforgettable night with a team.

Day 12: Rest day at Ringmo and hike to Phoksundo Lake

Walking continuously for a long day we will take rest for one day. At the beginning we will hike to Phoksundo Lake. We will spend our some of the precious time by viewing glittering view of Phoksundo Lake. For memory we can capture picture in our camera. Then we will return back to village and start exploring other places.

Day 13: Trek to Shyanta

Spending a cool night at Ringmo viewing Phoksundo Lake, we will continue to Shyanta. We will walk downhill to Chhepka. We will move from beautiful trail. We will pass some beautiful villages before we climb to Shyanta 2520 m. walking for 5 to 6 hours we will reach Shyanta for night.

Day 14: Trek to Jhuphal

From Shyanta, we will walk toward the Jhupal ending point of our climb. We will be full of joy viewing beautiful surrounding area of trial. It will be an easy walk as we need to walk on the flat and downhill trial. On reaching Jhupal we will visit some place & make confirmation for tomorrow’s flight.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

We will catch the early morning flight over to Nepalgunj. Then in the same time we will return back to Kathmandu by a flight. After reaching Kathmandu we will visit spectacular places around the valley. Lastly we will return back to our hotel for our night and make preparation for tomorrow’s flight.

Day 16: Farewell

After having a night rest at Kathmandu, we will pack our luggage to return back to our home land. We need to reach at airport 3 hours before the flight. Chomolungma Adventures Pvt. Ltd. we will attend a small farewell program for you. We hope, while returning back to home country you will think for a re visit to Nepal. We hope for your better journey.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included..
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
  • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Conservation areas, national parks permits and TIMS.
  • All our government taxes.

Cost not Includes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff–Tipping are expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section