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Lower Dolpo Trek

20 days

Trip fact

Destination: Lower Dolpo Trek

Duration: 20days

Grade: Moderate to Hard

Activities: Sightseeing and Cultural Trek

Max Elevation: 5190m


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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost info
  • Trekking Gears
  • Map

Lower dolpo trek is one of the outstanding trekking destination into the remote trekking region of Nepal. This fascinating trek is located in the quarantined area of west Nepal where trek can also be done even in the mid monsoon as it lies in the rain shadow area formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges. Lower Dolpo is rich in natural and cultural diversity and offers the visitors one of the most beautiful scenic view of mighty Himalayas and cultural villages around. Lower dolpo trek is flourished with High mountains scenery including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast surround this mystical preserve. Dolpo region offers the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, inaccessible Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast display of wildlife inhabiting the region in Nepal.

Lower Dolpo trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu (1360m) to Nepalgunj and then fly to Jupal (2320m). Then trek ascend following the trekking trail of dolpo region and passing variety of natural and cultural wilderness. Lower Dolpo trail goes over three high passes, the Kagmara La [5115m], Baga La [5090m] and Numa La [5360m] passing the deep-blue serene Phoksundo Lake and finally concludes at Juphal descending the gorge-side path of Tarap Khola. Commencing this delighted trek into dolpo region will leave you with pleased memories of natural and cultural sightseeing around the high Himalayas region of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal.

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot.

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Khani Gaon.

Day 07: Trek from Khani Gaon to Tarap Khola.

Day 08: Trek from Tarap Khola to Yak Kharka.

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Dho Tarap.

Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization day at Dho Tarap.

Day 11: Trek from Dho Tarap to Tokyu Gaun.

Day 12: Trek from Tokyu Gaun to Numa La.

Day 13: Trek from Numa La to Phedi.

Day 14: Trek from Baga La to side of Phedi.

Day 15: Trek from Phedi to Ringmo.

Day 16: Rest and acclimatization day at Ringmo.

Day 17: Trek from Ringmo to Chhepka.

Day 18: Trek from Chhepka to Jhupal.

Day 19: Flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj.

Day 20: Final Departure.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu Valley (1360m). Upon your arrival we assist you from international airport to our hotel. Enjoy the welcome programs and rest overnight.

Day 2: Today we offer you a Kathmandu valley sightseeing & cultural tour. Explore the UNESCO world heritage sites around City. Prepare for the trek. Rest overnight.

Day 3: Today we fly a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival at airport our representative will assist you from airport to our hotel. Rest overnight.

Day 4: Today early morning scenic flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (2,320m) and then trek for 3-4hours all the way to Dunai (2,850m). Rest Overnight.

Day 5: Today we trek for 5-6hours ascending from Dunai all the way to Tarakot (2,850m). Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 6: Today we trek for 5-6hours from Tarakot all the way to Khani Gaon (2,543m). Rest overnight.

Day 7: Today we trek for 4-5hours ascending from Khani Gaon all the way to Tarap Khola (3,45m). Explore the sightseeing sites and rest overnight.

Day 8: Today we trek for 4-5hours from Tarap Khola all the way to Yak Kharka (3800m). Rest overnight.

Day 9: Today we trek for 5-6hours from Yak Kharka all the way to Dho Tarap (4,090m). Rest overnight.

Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization day at Dho Tarap. Explore around the famous sightseeing areas, cultural shrines and monuments around. Enjoy the local cultural programs along with dinner and rest overnight.

Day 11: Today we trek for 5-6hours from Dho Tarap all the way to Tokyu Gaun. Rest overnight.

Day 12: Today we trek for 5-6hours from Tokyu Gaon all the way to Numa La. Rest overnight.

Day 13: Today early morning we start our climb Crossing Numa La (5,190m) all the way to Phedi. Rest overnight.

Day 14: Today the trek ascend Crossing Baga La (5,070m) all the way to the other side of the Phedi (4,470m). Rest overnight.

Day 15: Today we trek for 6-7hours from Phedi all the way to Ringmo (3,600m). Rest overnight.

Day 16:  Rest and Acclimatization Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake. Rest overnight.

Day 17: Today we trek from Ringmo all the way to Chhepka (2260m). Rest overnight.

Day 18: Today the last day for walking we trek from Chhepka all the way to Jhupal. Rest overnight.

Day 19: Today we fly an early morning flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj and the fly next all the way back to Kathmandu. Rest overnight.

Day 20: Final Departure. Farewell!!

Cost include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

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