Duration: 21
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek offers an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western region of Nepal. The 16-day trek begins with visit to local sites in Kathmandu. Next, we fly to Jhupal via Nepalgunj and begin our trek through remote locations admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayas, reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. This is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. While on the trek, we get to muse at the yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. We also cross two high passes- Numa La and Baga La-and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Trek Preparation Day

Day 03:  Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150m/490feet

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/), 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek

Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341feet), 5-6 hours

Day 06: Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 feet), 6-7 hours

Day 07: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 feet, 5-6 hours

Day 08: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415feet), 7-8 hours

Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 feet), 6-7 hours walk

Day 11: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m/17,023feet), camp at Pelung Tang (4465m/14,645 feet), 6-7 hours

Day 12: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m/16,630feet), trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382feet), 6 hours

Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808feet), 3-4 hours

Day 14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake

Day 15: Phoksundo Lake to Sumduwa (3680m)

Day 16: Sumduwa to Chhepka (2670m)

Day 17: Chhepka to Dunai 

Day 18: Dunai to Juphal

Day 19: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu

Day 20: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 21:  Final Departure

 

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Accommodations

As you are picked from Tribhuwan International  Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.  We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.

Meals

During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.

Physical Condition & Requirement

This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc.  We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.

If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.

Best Time to Visit

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.

Note

Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Jhuphal)
  • Hotel In Nepalgunj (B&B)
  • Domestic Flight ( Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  • All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Shey Phoksundo National park Entry Fee
  • special Dolpa Permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Experience Trekking guide & Assistant "Sherpa " (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  • Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night