• Trip Code LD01
  • From USD 2499
    USD 2499
  • 15 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Moderate

    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

In the upper Western part of Nepal, bordered in the north by tibet in the Tibetan influenced region called Dolpo. Dolpo is a a desolate area since it it cut off from the southern plains by snow covered passes that lasts for most part of the year. The most practicable way to reach dolpo is through Flight, where we can reach the Jufal airport.This has also led the people of the Dolpo to be more culturally associated with Tibet. Most people in Dolpo follow Bon, which is a Tibetan religious tradition or sect, which is said to be different from tradition Buddhism due to teachings, rituals and terminology, which is seen to closer to Tibetan Buddhism. The remoteness of the region has led to the preservation of a culture which has had historical records since that of 8th century.

 

Dolpo is also a popular Trekking Destination. Dolpo is protected under the Shey Phoksumdo National park, so the land, culture and wildfire are protected. It is also the home of Shey Phoksumdo Lake, the highest altitude lake in the world. It was an unbelievably clear lake since it doesn’t host any aquatic life in the lake. It is also bounded by Dhaulagiri(8,172m / 26,811ft) and Churen Himal ranges in the east and south and Jumla district in the west. The Tibetan influenced culture is also something not to be missed. Also due to the high altitude of the region and minimum rain fall, most lands are barren. This results in the population migrating between villages and high lying summer pastures, this cultural lifestyle is often referred as samadrok, which means farming nomads. This mixture of Beautiful landscape and its unique culture is definitely worth experiencing, You can get a glimpse of it from watching the movie Himalaya, which was based in the region and was also the first Nepalese film to get nominated for Oscars.


 

 

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What's Included?

  • Airport Pick up & Drop of Transportation by private vehicle
  • Kathamandu / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu flight fare for members & guide
  • Twin bed accommodation at Nepalgunj & Kathmandu in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast
  • Nepalgunj / Jhupal / Nepalgunj flight fare for members & Nepali Staffs
  • TIMS PERMIT
  • National Park fees
  • Lower Dolpo Special Area permit fees
  • Accomodation in Tent during trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek
  • Boil water during trek
  • Tea Coffee in during trek
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • Required porters during trek
  • Experienced cook, kitchen staffs, Sherpa during trek
  • Tent, mattress, cooking utensils and other camping gear during trek as per itinerary
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner
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What's not Included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US $40 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges. (Minimum weight 12 kg is allowed)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Nepalgunj & Kathmandu
  • TIPS for guide & Porter
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    International Arrival (Early morning flight to Kathmandu) & permit arrangement & Late afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight in Hotel. (1,300m)
  • Day 2
    Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m)
  • Day 3
    Trek to Tarakot (2,543m)
  • Day 4
    Trek to Laini (3,160m)
  • Day 5
    Trek to Nawarpani (3,543m)
  • Day 6
    Trek to Do Tarap (4,090m)
  • Day 7
    Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m)
  • Day 8
    Cross Numa La , and camp at Pelung Tang (5,190m)
  • Day 9
    Cross Baga La and camp Dajok Tang (5,070m)
  • Day 10
    Trek to Ringmo (3,600m)
  • Day 11
    Trek to Shyanta (2,520m)
  • Day 12
    Trek to Jhupal (2,850m)
  • Day 13
    Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj (1,300m)
  • Day 14
    Free Day in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 15
    Final Departure (1,300m)
  • Day 1
    International Arrival (Early morning flight to Kathmandu) & permit arrangement & Late afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight in Hotel. (1,300m)

    Please arrange your morning flight to Kathmandu vai TURKISH AIRLINES. Onwards we will issue your permits and late afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.

  • Day 2
    Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai (2,850m)

    After an early breakfast, we take a morning flight to Jhupal. The 45minutes 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. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. Explore Dunai in the evening.

  • Day 3
    Trek to Tarakot (2,543m)

    After breakfast we start our trek continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. Deep gorges, hanging bridges and isolated villages. A tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meter above the river. The colorful terraced field of Tarakot greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town 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.

  • Day 4
    Trek to Laini (3,160m)

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

  • Day 5
    Trek to Nawarpani (3,543m)

    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 exciting 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.

  • Day 6
    Trek to Do Tarap (4,090m)

     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 Himlayan valleys. Another 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregualr stone wall. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by a few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations.

  • Day 7
    Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4,440m)

    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 completely 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 mountains. A few hours’ 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 track for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.

  • Day 8
    Cross Numa La , and camp at Pelung Tang (5,190m)

    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.

  • Day 9
    Cross Baga La and camp Dajok Tang (5,070m)

    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 glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to the Dajok Tang for overnight.

  • Day 10
    Trek to Ringmo (3,600m)

    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.

  • Day 11
    Trek to Shyanta (2,520m)

    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.

  • Day 12
    Trek to Jhupal (2,850m)

    Following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jhupal via Sulighat. We meet tall birch trees on our way. From atop 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.

  • Day 13
    Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj (1,300m)

    We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu 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.

  • Day 14
    Free Day in Kathmandu (1,300m)

    This day we can use in case of flight cancellation. This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening you will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

  • Day 15
    Final Departure (1,300m)

    All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.

Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Client Reviews

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    • Paul Lockhart

      From United Kingdom

      August 2, 2016

      Lower Dolpo Trek

      We made a 3week trek from Beni to South Dolpa with Langtang-ri. The trek was very demanding and interesting. The porters and guide were exceptional,they never complained and were always smiling regard...

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    At A Glance

    • Duration: 15 days
    • Grade: Moderate
    • Best Time to go: Apr – Oct
    • Trekking: Teahouse
    • Max. Altitude: 5190m
    • Group Size: Min 2 pax
    • Transportation: Flight
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