Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the treasures and remote trekking in Nepal. Lower Dolpo is one of the exciting and challenging treks in the western hills of Nepal. This Dolpo is rich in natural amazing gifts including Shy Phoksundo and also boasts of the pre-Buddhism Bon Po culture. The trek gives you different real adventure trekking on an off-beaten path, composed of steep sloppy hills. Dolpo Trek
18 days trek starts from flying to Juphal which takes 25-mins from Kathmandu. Juphal is the starting point for the trek to Lower Dolpo Trek. Upper Dolpo Trek and Dolpo Shy Phoksondu Trek are other trekking routes in the Dolpo region. The people of this region are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural and traditional of this area are similar to Tibetan. Trekking in the Dolpo region gives you a chance to explore the High and isolated lands. The major highlight of this trek is Shey-PhoAsundo National Park which is the largest National Park of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Shy Phoksondu is another major highlight of the trek. You will not find aqua animals in this lake and it is clear like crystal. Numala Pass (5115 m) and Bagala Pass (5100 m) are challenging passes and from this area, we can view the mountains like the Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, and many more. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a representative from Sange Sherpa Adventure Hub will welcome you. He will take you to your hotel and help you settle in. To show our gratitude and welcome you to Nepal, the company will organize welcome dinner for you. You will stay overnight in a hotel. Meals: Welcome dinner only
Lower Dolpo Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. Today, we will go on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. After having breakfast, we will begin our tour by visiting the first monument, Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you will head towards Boudhnath Stupa. The tour will then take you to Swayambhunath and then to Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these landmarks are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which will present your the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. In the late afternoon, we will meet with our trek leader. He will brief you about the trip, and we will arrange gears along with our guide. We will stay overnight in a hotel. Meals: Breakfast only
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj. Today, we will fly to Nepalgunj after having breakfast along with your guide and other crew members. After an hour-long flight, we will reach Nepalgunj, the gateway of Simikot, Humla. Later in the day, we will visit its bustling market, mini zoo, and nearby villages. We will stay overnight in a hotel. Meals: Breakfast only
Nepalgunj – Jhupal. From today onwards, we will begin trekking. Having a delightful breakfast in Nepalgunj, we will fly to Jhupal. The flight will be short and scenic. Upon reaching Juphal, we will begin trekking towards Dunai. On the way, we will get to see beautiful views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m). Trekking through terraced fields, we reach Behri River. From here, the trail follows a narrow gorge and lead us to Dunai, the administrative headquarters of the Dolpo region. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay flight, 2-3 hours trek Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Dunai – Tarakot. We will begin trekking along the southern bank of the Bheri River and climb upstream following an easy trail. On the way, we pass by several deep gorges, thrilling hanging bridges, and beautiful isolated villages. The trail will take us to Tarakot, a small village situated on a hillock south of the Bheri River. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Tarakot – Laina Udar. The trail today goes along the Tarap Chu River. After crossing this river twice, we will reach Sandul Gompa located between Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River. From here, we continue walking through terraced farms and villages. Further, we will ascend and descend a few times to reach Laini. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft): 5-6 hours After having breakfast, we begin ascending on a steep trail and continue trekking above the Tarap River. As we move further, the valley becomes a narrow gorge to an extent where we can jump from one side to another easily. Further, accomplishing challenging ascends and descends, we will reach Chyugur Khola. A short walk from here will take us to Nawarpani. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft): 7-8 hours. Leaving Nawarpani behind, we will gradually ascend to Kamattarka located at the confluence of Tarap Chu River and Lang Khola. Crossing a narrow gorge, we will leave the tree line behind and enter in the dry inner Himalayan valley, which will welcome us with lovely wild rose and juniper bushes. The trail from here will take us to Dho Tarap village surrounded by irregular stone walls. Here, we will get to experience unique Bon Po and Chaiba religion. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization Today is our rest day at Dho Tarap village. This off day will help us with acclimatization and allow us to explore the village along with its nearby areas. We will get to interact with locals and see their lifestyle, culture, and tradition. The people here follow Bon Po and Chaiba religion. You will get to see their beautiful dress and taste their assortments. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home StayMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft): 6-7 hours walk. The trail today will take us to upper Tarap valley where we will get to witness lush grassland on both sides of a lovely river. Trekking along the side of the Tarap Chu River, we will reach Tokyu. Here we will get to visit the monastery of the Chiba sect. Later, we will ascend on a rugged trail and reach Numa La Base Camp for a night's stay. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tent Camp Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023ft), camp at Pelung Tang (4,465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hours It is going to be the toughest and longest day of our trek. After having a delicious breakfast, we will ascend towards Numa La Pass. From the top of the pass, we will see stunning views of the barren mountains of Dolpo up to Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m). We will spend some time here and descend down to Pelung Tang. We will stay overnight in a camp. Accommodation: Tent Camp Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Danayghar – Yak Kharka. Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630ft), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 6 hours Today, we will cross another pass. We will ascend on a steep trail to reach Baga La Pass. Again from the top of the pass, we will get to see an amazing dry landscape view along with snow-capped mountains and Mt. Kanjirowa in a far distance. After spending some time, we will descend down to Dajok Tang for the night's stay. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Yak Kharka – Shey-Phoksundo. Most part of the trail goes through lush pine forests and alpine vegetation. The trail will be relatively easier than other days and take us to Ringmo village, a Tibetan village of the Dolpo region. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home StayMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Rest day. Hike to Phoksundo Lake We will wake up early in the morning and have a warm breakfast. After that, we will hike to Phoksundo Lake located at 3,611 meters above the sea level. This lake is the most alluring attraction of Dolpo. On the way, we will see yak caravans and visit nearby monasteries. Upon reaching Phoksundo Lake, we will be welcomed by utterly gorgeous scenery. Today, we will stay overnight near the lake. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 15: Shey-Phoksundo – Rechi. Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta (2,520m/8,265 ft): 7-8 hours walk After having breakfast, we will begin descending towards Shyanta village. We will reach Chepka. From here, the trail follows a massive overhanging rock and passes by several villages. On the way, we will come across medicinal minerals that are believed to cure almost anything in this area. Further, we will ascend and reach Shyanta village. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 16: Rechi – Kagani. Today, we will trek back to Jhupal via Sulight. On the way, we will pass numerous birch trees and get to see fantastic views of the mountains. Upon reaching Jhupal, we will rest and explore its market in the evening. We will stay overnight in a tea house. Accommodation: Tea House or Home Stay Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Kagani – Jhupal. Today, we will take back to back flight to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and spend the day relaxing. In the evening, we will join the farewell dinner organized by the company. We will also prepare to leave tomorrow. We will stay overnight in a hotel. Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
Final Departure to your home. One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country. Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.
Nepal Trekking Equipment List
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The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bot
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