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Lower Dolpo Trekking

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  • Country
    CountryNepal
  • Duration
    Duration13 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude5600
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walking4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel/Camp
  • Level
    GradeAdventurous
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

This lower Dolpo trek is Located in the central west of the country. Long out of bounds to foreign trekkers, Dolpo lures adventurers with promises of untouched-natural splendor, It is a rain shadow area and was opened in 1991 for trekking, the focal point of the area is Shey Phoksunddo National park. This Dolpo area is remote and rugged protected area is both scenically and culturally attractive. The lower Dolpo trek circuit can be completed in eight day from Juphal back to Juphal. The circuit can be completed either clock wise or anti-clockwise, in both way the focal point of the trek are Phoksundo lake and the Tarap valley.

The main attraction of the Lower Dolpo trek is the wild and pristine landscape. Geographically, it is similar to Tibetan plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated This lower Dolpo trek consist a home of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments. Trekking in this area is an adventure that is full of enthusiasm, excitement and above all, an unforgettable life time experience. The trekking season for booth Upper Dolpo and lower Dolpo is generally from June to September.

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Flight Delay in Nepalganj and Jhupal
For upper Dolpo trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form to Jhupal. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Jhupal) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure will charter a helicopter to ensure your international flight. 

The cost of helicopter charter is not included in your entire tour cost. So you can directly pay to our Kathmandu Office. We accept cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, National Card only). You will be given a receipt upon payment so That you may claim the insurance. The begins for US$ 600 to US$ 3500 depending on the number of group.

Helicopter Rescue
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel.

Our representative will meet you in airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment move for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation.

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess).Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to hotel.

Today, We take an hour's flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj in western Nepal. Nepalgunj which is a border town near Nepal-India border is the gateway to Simkot of Humla. some sightseeing places in Nepalgunj include Mini zoo, Muslim bazaar or if possible and interested take a walk into nearby villages.


Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) [2,320m] and trek to Dunai [2,850m], 2-3 hours walk.

Today, After an early breakfast, we take a morning flight to Jhupa. The 45 minutes flight over the high mountains brings you at Jhupal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jhupal our trekking staffs will receive you. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to the Bheri river and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai.Explore Dunai in the evening. (B,L,D)


Day 05: Trek to Tarakot [2,543m], 5-6 hours walk.

Today, After breakfast we start our trek continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. Deep gorges, hanging bridge and isolated villages. A tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built by the local people as Dzong or fort. The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri river at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. (B,L,D)


Day 06: Trek to Laini [3,160m], 6-7 hours walk.

Today, After breakfast, we continue our walking to follow the Tarap chu river upstream, crossing by bridge and crossing the same river twice. The farmed Sandul Gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung Khola and Tarup chu river. The path leads through the farm terraces and rural villages. After few ups and downs, finally described to reach our overnight camp at Laini. (BLD)

Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani [3,545m] 5 hours walk.

Today, After breakfast, we continue walking up to the gorge of the Tarap river, rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. The walk is quite excting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Descend to Chyugur Khola. Sometimes the path vanishes for a while, making our own path across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. (BLD)

Day 08: Trek to Da Tarap [4,090m], 7-8 hours walk.

Today, Our morning walk begins after breakfast with a gradual up leading us at Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours of good morning walk leaving the narrow gorge, from here the path leads just above tree lines for juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himalayan valleys. Another 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregular stone wall. In this valley both Bon po and Chaiba sects reside together.(BLD)

Day 09: Rest day at Do Tarap for acclimatization.

We spend a rest day in Do Tarap for gradually getting used to the altitude. Time to visit monasteries and enjoy the breathtaking views. Make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners. The Dolpo people wear home spun clothing that is sometimes dyed maroon and they favour Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk (BLD)


Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp [4440m],6-7 hours walk.

Today, After a wonderful time at Do Tarap, Our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patched of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river, which is completly different from other parts of inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountain. A few hour's good walk takes us to the village of Tokyu, It has a monastery belonging to the Chiba sect. After visit this village our walk continues further up this valley climbing up the rough trak for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa-La .(BLD)

Day 11: Cross Numa La [5,190m] and camp at Pelung Tang [4465m] 6-7 hours walk.

This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. After breakfast our journey continues to crossing of Numa La pass at 5,190m, the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with great views of the surrounding landscapes. An incredible panoramic view of the barren mountains of Dolpo up to the Dhaulagiri (8167m). After getting to the top of Numa La we will descend to camp at Pelung Tang. (BLD)


Day 12: Cross Baga La [5,070m] and camp Dajok Tang [4,080m], 6 hours.

Today, After breakfast our morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa himal range, after a golorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to the Dajok Tang foe overnight (BLD).

Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m), 3-4 hours walk.

After breakfast our morning trek starts through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo. (BLD)

Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo lake.

Today, A rest and exploration day, and of course we sit right on the shore of the spectacular Phoksundo lake; remember the harrowing scene in 'Himalaya' when Thinley's yak caravan attempted the 'devil trail'. Yak caravans will be heading in and out or Ringmo on their way north towards the border of Tibet, and our most nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the lake areas and the crystal serene lake of Phoksundo with a great views. overnight at camp. (BLD).

Day 15: Trek to Shyanta [2520m], 5-6 hours walk.

Today, We trek downhill to Chepka. From Chepka the trail follows the massive overhanging rock. We found many important medicinal mineral which is believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages, before climbing to Shyanta. (BLD)

Day 16: Trek to Jhupal.

Following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jhupal via sulighat. We meet tail birch trees on our way. From a top the ridge, we can have the most spectacular views of the mountain and Jhupal below. Utmost caution is required while trekking along this trail. After reaching Jhupal, we can spend our afternoon exploring the busy market town or simply pursuing whatever we feel like. (BLD)

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, We return to Kathamndu on the next available flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on sand come last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Global Holidays Adventure staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu. (BLD)

Day 18: Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward  destination.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Services Include
  • International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All standard 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) during the camping trek.
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Kathmandu Nepalganj Jhupal two way flight ticket.
  • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  • Necessary Entry Permit Fees & Traveler TIMS Card.
  • All necessary camping equipments.
  • Upper Dolpo Special Trekking permit.
  • Global Holidays Sleeping Baggage and Duffel Baggage, ( Refundable )
  • All necessary surface transport from Kathmandu and to Kathmandu.
  • Global Holidays Adventure’s T-shirt ( Complementary)
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  • All Government Taxes and official expenses.
Services Not Include
  • International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)  
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  • Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.
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