Lower Dolpo Trekking is a trek to the concealed treasure in Dolpo region of Nepal. The immensely popular Lower Dolpo trekking is a simple but finest trekking to explore marvelous culture and tradition of local people influenced by Tibetan culture and Living style. The deepest pothole of Nepal “Shey-Phoksundo”, different endangered animals such as Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Bear, Snow Leopard, Flora & Fauna, and gorgeous views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Nilgiri, Kyanguripa and other towering mountains of Nepal are the highlights of Lower Dolpo Trekking in Dolpo region.
The place where Oscar-nominated Movie- Caravan was based. The trekking in Lower Dolpo will be amazing by the concealed wonders of Nature which have included two inspiring and challenging Passes such as Bagala Pass(5100 meters) and Numala Pass(5115 meters). During the course of passing Numala and Bangala Pass, we can explore panoramic Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri Himal, Kyanguripa and other stunning Himalayan ranges.
The month of September to November and March to May is considered as the best season to conquer Lower Dolpo trekking in Nepal. Trek Nepal Himalayas 18 days Lower Dolpo trek is the best trekking itinerary of Lower Dolpo. Our itinerary is customizable, we are more than happy to hear from you.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,334m.)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, a Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will be there for your warm welcome and help you to get to your hotel. The evening will be for a welcome dinner with Trek Nepal Himalayas staff in one of the typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334m.)
Kathmandu valley sightseeing is our today`s program commence after taking breakfast. The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath , also known as &ldquoMonkey Temple&rdquo, Pashupatinath &ndashtemple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath a Buddhist place. After sightseeing evening will be for trek briefing and preparation of things per need.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m. / 45 minutes flight)
Toda morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a town which is situated in western Nepal and near to Nepal-India Border. Upon our arrival in Nepalgunj to our hotel. We will have enough time to explore around Nepalgunj. We stay overnight at Nepalgunj.
Day 4: Fly to Jhupal (2,475m.) from Nepalgunj (45 minutes) and trek to Dunai (2,140m. / 2-3 hours)
From Nepalgunj we will take the scenic flight to Jhupal(2475 meters) it will take about 45 minutes to reach Jhupal. Jhupal is the starting point of Lower Dolpo. From Jhupal we will trek to Dunai which is administrative headquarters of the Dolpo Region. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 5: Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m. / 5-6 hours)
Tarakot is our today`s destination of Lower Dolpo trek. With five to six hours long walking we will reach a beautiful village Tarakot. We stay overnight at Tea House.
Day 6: Tarakot to Laini (3,160m. / 6-7 hours)
The fabulous place Laini is our today`s destination. We will be trekking to Laini walking through from terraces and rural villages. Our 6-7 hours walking will be paused in Laini for overnight. Overnight in Laini.
Day 7: Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m. / 5 hours)
An exciting day for trekking as our trails follows the Tarap River gorge and lead us to today&rsquos destination Nawarpani. Overnight at Nawarpani.
Day 8: Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m. / 7-8 hours)
The stunning place Do Tarap(4090meters) is your today`s destination for overnight. Do Tarap a village surrounded by an irregular stone wall where a few Tibetan and more Magars people used to live. Tarap is a valley where Bon Po and Chaiba live together. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 9: Acclimatize day at Tarap
Today is our lingering day at Tarap. An acclimatization day Explore around Tarap, visit some monasteries and enjoy your rest day. Overnight at Tarap.
Day 10: Tarap to Numa la Base Camp (4,440m. /6-7 hours)
From Tarap, today we will set off to Numa La Base Camp for overnight. Tokyu, a village with monastery belongs to Chiba Sect is the main highlight of today&rsquos walk. Overnight at Numa La Base Camp.
Day 11: Cross Numa La (5,190m.) and camp at Pelung Tang (4,465m. / 6-7 hours)
The challenging journey to Pelung Tang (4465meters) is today`s mission of Lower Dolpo Trek. From Numa La Base Camp our trail steeply ascends up to Numa La Pass (5,190m.) which offers the magnificent views of mountains of Dolpo up to Dhaulagiri (8,167m.). Then it descends all the way down to Pelung Tang for overnight.
Day 12: Cross Baga La (5,070m.) and Camp at Dajok Tang (4,080m.) 6 hours
Today, we will pass through Baga La from Pelung Tang. The Dajok Tang is the fabulous viewpoint for snowcapped Kanjirowa Himal range and surrounding landscapes. After crossing Baga La cross we will descend down to Dajok Tang. We stay overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m. / 3-4 hours)
An easy trekking day when we will trek to Ringmo through silent pine forest. Overnight at Ringmo.
Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo to hike Phoksundo Lake and explore around
Today is our to enjoy and relax by exploring around Ringmo and visiting Phoksundo Lake. Walk around Ringmo, visit some Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and take a walk to deepest Lake of Nepal Phoksundo. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 15: Ringmo to Shyanta (2,520m. /5-6 hours)
Shyanta is our today`s destination for overnight. From Ringmo, we first descend to Cheka then we pass several villages to reach today&rsquos destination Shyanta. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 16: Shyanta to Jhupal (2,475m. / 5-6 hours)
Today, our last day of Lower Dolpo Trek. After breakfast, we will trek back to Jhupal via Sulighat. After reaching Jhupal we can either explore around or simply can take rest. Overnight at Jhupal.
Day 17: Fly back Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day to conclude our lower Dolpo trek. We first fly to Nepalgunj from Jhupal From Nepalgunj we will catch an available flight back to Kathmandu. As you arrived in Kathmandu your guide will help you to get to your hotel. The evening will be for a farewell dinner with Trek Nepal Himalayas team.
Day 18: Departure Day- Day to fly back home
A Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope to see you soon.
Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel. By private car/van/Bus.
Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
Tea /coffee with the meal.
All necessary paper works.
All accommodations in Camping/tea houses during the treks.
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
An experienced, helpful, Govt Licence holder and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
All government taxes.
Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
All meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Travel and rescue insurance.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters.
Any kind of expenses which are not mentioned Trek Nepal Himalayas.
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