Lower Dolpa Trek

Trip Description:

Dolpa is located in the shy- Phoksundo National park of mid- western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau, cut off by a series of very high passes and closed by the snow most of the year. Dolpa remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal. Time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The finally preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard and magnificent views including MT. Dhaulagiri(8167m.).

The Lower Dolpo Trek is meant for real adventurers wishing for an off-the-beaten-path experience. This remote region in western Nepal was opened for the foreigners only in 1990. The trek passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries and yak caravans. Our trek takes us through a wooded area, then load through rugged canyons in the barren plateau near the border with Tibet. After your arrival in Kathmandu, make a historical and cultural tour of Kathmandu valley and monuments while we obtain special permit for the lower Dopla trekking. Then we take our flight to Jhupal via Nepalgunj. Experience the high altitude tundra and rocks and the microclimate of Lower Dolpo and Phoksumdo with the cold air of the glaciers of Kanjiroba. 

Day to day Itinerary:

DAY 01:  Arrival  in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft] and transfer to hotel.
DAY 02:  Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
DAY 03:  Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
DAY 04:  Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)[2,320m/7,610ft] and trek to Dunai [2,850m/9,348ft]: 2-3 hrs walk
DAY 05:  Trek to Tarakot [2,543m/8,341ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
DAY 06:  Trek to Laini [3,160 m/10,365 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
DAY 07:  Trek to Nawarpani [3,545m/11,627 ft]: 5 hrs walk
DAY 08:  Trek to Dho Tarap [4,090m/13,415ft]: 7-8 hrs walk
DAY 09:  Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
DAY 10:  Trek to Numa La Base Camp [4440m/14,563 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
DAY 11:  Cross Numa La [5,190m/17,023ft], and camp at Pelung Tang [4465m/14,645 ft]: 6-7 hrs
DAY 12:  Cross Baga La [5,070m/16,630ft] and camp Dajok Tang [4,080m/13,382ft]: 6 hrs
DAY 13:  Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hrs walk
DAY 14:  Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
DAY 15:  Trek to Shyanta [2520m/8265 ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
DAY 16:  Trek to Jhupal
DAY 17:  Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
DAY 18:  Final Departure

Special Area Trekking in Nepal

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking, Cultural and Historical Tours

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 5360m

Accommodation: Camp/tent during trek, 4-star Hotel in city

Meals: Breakfast in city; Full board during trekking

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Group Size: 2 to 12 Persons

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