Lower Dolpo trek is mean for real adventurers whishing for an "'off the beaten" trail experience and located in the central west of Nepal. Entire the Dolpo region is well known by rain shadow behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau and the route was opened for the foreigner in1990 even now we need to have a special permit for this lower Dolpo trek. Surrounding by very rich flora and fauna of popular shey-Phoksundo National park into the Lower Dolpo trek is remote and rugged protected region, both scenically and culturally eye-catching. Trek into Lower Dolpo area, we will have great opportunity to discover experience ancient and isolated villages, many snowy peaks, high passes as well as including very rich wildlife, enough Buddhist monuments and beautiful lake.
Dolpo trek is renowned as the barren hidden valley, where trekkers will be overwhelmed by the remarkable village, most of which are land of mystery, panorama and harmony. Time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundred of year. It's naturally isolated the difficult topography as well as this trek offer huge opportunity to meet the nomadic people and their culture with lifestyle far almost untouched and unexposed. During the lower Dolpo trekking we will pass one of the deepest Himalayan lake named the "Phoksundo" including beautiful turquoise blue water, watch the yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. The region lies further north from the Dhaulagiri Range in the rain shadow of the Himalayas - reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where they play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. In summer, the caravans of yaks and sheep run through this valley on a trade route through the Himalayas and allows the exchange not only goods but also of ideas between the Tibetan Plateau and the valleys of Nepal. While we will enter the Shey Phoksundo Lake & National park we may encounter and can be seen blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopard, wolves and the exclusive snow leopard, mountain goat, Jackal as well as the Dolpo trek leads through the ancient Tibetan salt caravan path and high passes such a Numa La (5,190m), Baga La (5,070m) and Kagmara La (4,800m) and other very distant of the country. We can start lower Dolpo trek, after your arrive in Kathmandu, discover around historical full of monuments cultural tour of Kathmandu valley while we obtain special permit for the lower dolpo trekking then we take domestic flight from Kathmandu to Jhupal via Nepalgunj explore the lower part of Dolpo areas collect the very experience the high altitude tundra and rocks and the microclimate of Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo with cold air the glacier of Kanjiroba then continue trek back to Jhupal from where we again catch a flight to Nepalgunj with connecting flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Arrival in Nepal (Kathmandu 1315m | 4314ft. -transfer to your hotel evening welcome dinner.
Day 02 : Free day in Kathmandu & trip preparation over night in hotel.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj over night in hotel.
Day 04 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal 2475m. | 8120ft. trek to Dunai 2140m. | 7021ft. 2-3 hrs overnight in Tent.
Day 05 : Dunai to Tarakot 2,540m. | 8333ft.5-6 hrs trek.
Day 06 : Tarakot to Laini 3370m. | 11056ft. 6-7 hrs trek.
Day 07 : Laini to Nawarpani 3475m. | 11400ft. 4-5hrs trek.
Day 08 : Nawarpani to Do Tarap 4060m. | 13320ft. 7-8 hrs trek.
Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Do Tarap.
Day 10 : Do Tarap to Numa La base camp 4440m. | 14566ft. 6-7 hrs trek.
Day 11 : Cross Numa La 5190m. | 17027ft. camp at pelung Tang 4465m. | 14649ft) 6-7 hrs trek.
Day 12 : Cross Baga la 5169m. | 16958ft. camp at Dajok Tang 4080m. | 13385ft. 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 13 : Dajok Tang to Ringmo | Phoksundo Lake 3600m. | 11811ft. 3-4 hrs trek.
Day 14 : Explore day in Phoksundo Lake.
Day 15 : Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta 2520m. | 8267ft. 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 16 : Shyanta to Jhupal 2475m. | 8120ft. 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj transfer to your hotel overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18 : Free day in Kathmandu evening farewell dinner overnight in hotel.
Day 19 : Departure.
Above the trip Itinerary, if could not help your needs, we can design a tailor- made itinerary to suit your needs do email us whatever you would like to make it shorter or longer here we are ready all the time contact your travel agent in "Nepal at Nepal Spirit Adventure"
In some circumstances we could face problem of domestic flights to/from Nepalgunj delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more because of bad weather. Very rarely, but it could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish in those additional day. However, if you want Heli rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Nepalgunj-we can organize it.
Our Lower Dolpo group trek departs weekly from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time of the year. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose alternate departures dates. Private treks are best suited for couples, families, work colleagues and small groups of friends. Customized itineraries are available as per your travel needs.
Trip Cost: $2790 per person
Trek/Tour Style: Lodge | Camping
Accommodation: Hotel | Lodge & Camping
Transportation: Domestic flight | private vehicle
Group Size: Min.02 Max14
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