Lower Dolpo Trek is the astounding journey to the far away Himalayas of Nepal. The place is considered as the most exciting off the beaten trekking trail of Nepal. Nepal Hiking Trek offers this mystical trip of Lower Dolpo region in Nepal.
The deciding factor to choose the Lower Dolpo Trek can be the tranquility and serenity of the valleys present in the region. The Dolpo region of Nepal is very traditional and aesthetic as it still performs the traditional Tibetan rituals and culture. According to the mythology the valley was created by the Rinpoche to its devout Buddhists during troubled period in the region. The place is isolated because of the geographical factor as well. In one side there is Dhaulagiri Massif while in another side there lays the pass covered by snow for half of the year. Therefore, people of the region are more inclined and dependent on Tibet for the daily goods too. The trekking generally starts from the Juphal. From Kathmandu two connecting flights to Nepalgunj and finally to Juphal takes place. The trail passes by many households of different ethnic background. As the alpine forests starts to fade away there appears the glorious Shey Phoksundo Lake. The lake is located in the largest National Park of Nepal the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The animals like snow leopard, wolves, black bear etc. are found. The journey would be fun filled and adventurous. In the single trekking of the Dolpo region trekkers can find people, forests, rivers, mountains and high altitude lake. Therefore, give a thought on this diversified off the beaten trekking in Nepal trail. Once you have reached the Phoksundo Lake journey returns to Juphal. Flight will further take you back to Kathmandu.
Nepal Hiking Trek is the reliable trekking agency of Nepal to take you to this remote place of Nepal. Lower Dolpo Trek can become the ultimate off the beaten tranquil trail that you have trekked so far. Therefore, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime activity.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft).
Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
Day 04:Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft).
Day 05:Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours.
Day 06:Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 07:Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08:Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours
Day 09:Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization.
Day 10:Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk
Day 11:Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft),
Day 12:Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft),
Day 13:Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hours
Day 14:Hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 15:Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft): 5-6 hours walk
Day 16:Shyanta to Jhupal
Day 17:Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Day 18:Final departure
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft).Nepal Hiking Trek Airport Personnel will receive you upon your arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer you to hotel in Kathmandu. The overnight dinner will be hosted by Nepal Hiking Trek to mark your arrival in Nepal Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.After breakfast this is the day for the sightseeing of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES and also for the briefing of the trekking. Places like Durbar Squares of Kathmandu & Patan, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath will be visited during sightseeing. Overnight in KathmanduIncluded meals:Breakfast
Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hourThe flight will take you to the flatland terai region of Nepal often considered as the hottest place i.e. Nepalgunj. During day time visit of the mini zoo or local market is taken place. Overnight in Nepalgunj.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 04Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft).Trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek The flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal is splendid as the trekkers will get glimpses of the Annapurna series and Dhaulagiri. The scenery of the hilly landscape and villages on the trail towards Dunai is stupendous. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 05Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft): 5-6 hours.This day’s trekking is along the banks of Bheri River. The suspension bridges and secluded villages along with the deep gorges make the trail mystical to walk on. The trees of pine forests and terraced farmlands of the Tarakot Village make the trek even more marvelous. Overnight in Tarakot.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 06Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft): 6-7 hoursThis day’s trekking partner would be Tarap Chu River which we have to cross two times. Sandul Gompa is on the way and taking good blessings we head towards village of Laini walking the uphill and downhill. Overnight in Laini.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 07Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hoursSteep uphill trail walking and walking in the narrowest valley will take trekkers to the banks of Chyugur Khola. From this place after brief rest we head towards Nawarpani. Overnight in Nawarpani.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 08Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hoursThe most diversified day’s walking is this day. Gradual uphill climbing towards Kamattarka at the meeting point of the Tarap Chu River and Lang River and eventually through narrow gorge leads us to dry inner Himalayas Valley. Bonpo and Chaiba religion followers have stronghold in the village of Do Tarap where we will take a halt of trekking for this day. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 09Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization.This is day for the acclimatization and it is perfect chance to get acquainted with the people of region as well as know about their culture and traditions. Overnight in Do Tarap.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 10Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walkThe adventurous part of the journey starts here as we head towards the Upper Tarap Valley. The green lush forests and grassy meadows as well as monastery on the way before reaching the Numa La Base Camp offers best thrill during the trekking. Overnight in Numa La Base Camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang(4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours this day is toughest and also the longest day of trekking. The crossing of the Numa La pass is on the steep trail uphill to the top of Numa La. The outstanding view of Dhaulagiri is the reward for the hardship. The trekking again descends to the Pelung Tang. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 12Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft),Trek to Dajok Tang(4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hoursAfter breakfast we begin our steep climb up to the top of Baga La pass.From here, we get fantastic views of the dry landscape and the distant snow-capped mountains including Mt. Kanjirowa. We spend some time at the
top of the pass taking pictures and generally enjoying the mesmerizing
views. Next, we descend to Dajok Tang for an overnight stay.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hoursWe spend most of today’s trek on trails alongside beautiful pine forests and alpine vegetation. After trekking for a short while on an easy trail with only gradual highs and lows, we reach Ringmo Village. The village is a traditional Tibetan village of the Dolpo region. Overnight in Ringmo.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch
Day 14Hike to Phoksundo LakeToday we explore the great Phoksundo Lake and camp at its shores. We see yak caravans moving in and out of Ringmo mostly towards Tibetan borders on remote mountain trails. The scene is even depicted in a Hollywood movie‘Caravan’ shot mostly in this location. On our way to the lake, we also tour a nearby monastery. Upon reaching the Phoksundo Lake, we can enjoy a relaxing walk on the serene lake’s shores. Overnight at Phoksundo.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2520m/8265 ft): 5-6 hours walkWe trek downhill to Chepka. From Chepka the trail takes after an enormous overhanging rock. Amid our trek, we find numerous essential restoratives minerals which are accepted to cure nearly anything around there. The course then goes through towns, before moving to Shyanta. Overnight in Shyanta. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 16Shyanta to JhupalWe walk towards Jhupal through Sulighat on a trail encompassed by birch trees. From on an edge, we get the most astounding perspectives of the mountain above us and Jhupal Village beneath. Most extreme alert is required while trekking along this trail. Subsequent to achieving Jhupal, we can spend our evening investigating the bustling business sector town or just taking a rest. Overnight in Jhupal.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
Day 17Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to KathmanduWe take the soonest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. After coming to Nepalgunj, we profit to Kathmandu for the following accessible flight. Upon our landing in Kathmandu, we will be exchanged to our inn. There is nothing to do except for exchange messages with travel associates and arrange the photographs. To commend the fruitful culmination of our trip, we will have a goodbye supper at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 18Final departureNepal Hiking Trek airport representatives will bid farewell you at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our glorious trekking ends here with promises to trek again in this beautiful Himalayan nation with us.