Duration

19 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • Three Star Category hotel in KathmanduNormal Tea house during the trek.

Meals

  • kathmandu hotel with b/b plan during the trekking breakfast, lunch, dinner on the package.

 

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from $1899 USD
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Trip highlights

  • Sheyphuksumdo lake
  • Yarsa Gumba
  • Jufal Airport
  • Buddhist monasteries and religion
  • Desert Area in high altitude
  • Bhote Culture

 

Overview

Lower Dolpo Trekking, an adventure on Shey Phuksumdo National park the largest National park of Nepal with an area of 3,555 sq.km, where the endangered snow leopard and several other wildlife have made their home. Lower Dolpo Trekking leads you to unforgettable memories and experience on this wild side of Nepal. The beauties with unique landscapes and views of snow-capped peaks as far to world 7th highest Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

Starting with a sweeping scenic flight to Nepal Far South at Terai belt to land at Nepalgunj for overnight before taking another exciting short flight to Jhupal at Dolpo, where our trek commences heading towards picturesque Phuksumdo lake around Ringmo cultural village. With marvelous time at Phuksumdo Lake, then heading to cross the highest pass of the adventure over Baga-la and Numa-La to reach around the huge valley of Dhotarap where our walks lead visiting its impressive villages of Tokyu and Dhotarap with a tour of its monasteries of great interest.

The lower Dolpo trekking is filled with lots of excitement, adventure, and life-time experience for all the tourist from around the world. Desert on the higher altitude looks mesmerizing. The places and the culture on the Dolpo region will make you think 'ok, I m not going to leave this place any time soon'. Bhote culture on this region and their traditional dress, food, and lifestyle are cute and you will surely love them.  The area even without the Tree and green hills looks more beautiful then other trekking destinations.

The majority of people are Buddhist and their religious beauty can be seen throughout our trekking. Buddhist Monasteries add another beauty to the beauty of this places View of Dhaulagiri mountain, Annapurna can be seen from our journey. 

Lower Dolpo is important for its natural diversity, flora, fauna, and endangered animals are another beauty of this region. Yarsa Gumba which is said to be medicine for all kinds of disease can be found here. cheese made from pure Yak milk can be found in this region. Local people used to have Yak and make cheese for their income. Sheep is also the main resource of income for people living in this region. 

View of Thar mountain can be seen from the Lower Dolpo Trek route. Beautiful Monasteries along with lots of cave can be found and it is important for the cultural aspect of Buddhist people.

Horse riding is another important activity during the trekking. We will be riding the horse in the desert of lower Dolpo watching beautiful mountains and collecting lots of life-time experience. 

Itinerary

On arrival by respective airlines where our guide and staff receives you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of busy Kathmandu, with hotels in a quiet environment after getting refresh in your rooms our guide will brief on treks-hotels with necessary information.
Evening includes group dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with Culture and folk dance of Nepal to go with your meals.

At Kathmandu free morning join in for exciting sightseeing tour of great interest where our tour guide will show you around Nepal's most important world heritage sites for few hours and then back at hotel preparation for Lower Dolpo trek.
Afternoon transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for panoramic flight towards Nepal Far South West to land at Nepalgunj city.                                A warmer area of sub-tropical climate with much Indian influence due to its closeness of India border of UP (Utter Pradesh) on flight views of the chain of Himalayan mountains at Nepalgunj for an overnight stop in a hotel within the city. 

Early breakfast and then taking a short connecting flight to Jhupal within Dolpo, at Jhupal after 40 minutes on air, where you will be received by our trekking staff that has traveled with long overland drive and walks from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Jhupal.
Jhupal village, where motor road has been built connecting with Dunai main headquarter town of Dolpo district and Shey-Phuksumdo National Park, the largest park in Nepal.
From Jhupal after getting organized a short drive of few hours brings you at Dunai for overnight stop, here in the comfort of nice local lodge.
Afternoon browse around Dunai town of great interest which is quite different from other areas of Nepal here witness local culture and its daily way of life.

From Dunai, morning walk leads past market place and then cross a bridge over Thulo Bheri River and over a ridge top above Phuksumdo River valley with views of Kagmara peak.
After an easy walk, our route heads downhill past farm villages with walnut trees close to Dhera a small cattle herders settlements, from here short climb towards Rahagaon village of Thakuri a Hindu tribe.
Walk from here on downhill into forested area to reach our first overnight camp at Chhepka, a small farm village. 

After Chhepka which is close to Ankhe village morning walk starts with short climb and descend into forest to reach by the river bank, and then climb leaving the forest behind and then on downhill back into forested area, which leads upstream to cross a small bridge at Ryajik village, trek leads further to Samdua for overnight stop near the entrance of Phuksumdo National Park.

Morning walk leads to our first destination and highlight around Phuksumdo Lake after walking past Pungmo Khola (stream) valley following Pungmo Khola downhill through pine and birch trees to reach upper side of Phuksumdo Khola.
After a short break walk to Ringmo village, an interesting village of Tibetan origin culture with mud plastered chhorten and Mani (prayer) walls of Bon sect and Buddhist religion.
From here a short walk to Phuksumdo Lake for overnight camp near the shore of scenic and turquoise colored Phuksumdo Lake.

A perfect spot for rest day, here enjoy beautiful views of dramatic country with its beautiful landscapes including Kagmara peaks, here with time to explore Ringmo village of immense interest located close to Phuksumdo Lake. 

After an enjoyable and interesting time at Ringmo village and Phuksumdo Lake, today’s walk leads to other side of Dolpo area heading east by an alternative way crossing few passes of Baga-la and Numa-la. Morning walk leads past Muduwa village and the stream of Muduwa on a valley gorge to reach a small grazing area at Temche for overnight stop near Ghuchun Khola (stream).

Starting the morning walk on a pleasant and gradual trail and then leading uphill to cross over Baga-la at 5,169 meters high, with steep climb for about near 3 hours to reach the top of the pass, the top offers panorama of Phoksumdo lake and Kagmara peaks, after catching great views a long descend to our overnight camp at Danigar or Phedi, meaning base or a bottom of the hills and passes.

Morning walk leads to another pass Numa-la South at 5,309 meters, the highest spot of this adventure, climb on nice grassy slopes for about three hours then reaching at the top of Numa-la with impressive views of Dhaulagiri mountain range to Kagmara peak and looking down at beautiful valleys and surrounding dramatic landscapes, after an enjoyable moment descend to the base of this high pass, then with few hours of good walk on gradual path to reach our overnight camp on a summer pasture fields at the base or Phedi.

From the base Numa-la, morning starts with steep climb to reach top of a small ridge with views of massive Mt. Dhaulagiri range, from here a long descend to Modo valley, time permitting visit the monastery, here the trail from Upper and Lower Dolpo joins.
After Modo and Khanger few hours of good walk to Tokyu-Gaon for overnight, this is one of the most impressive and interesting village of Dolpa area, consist of more than ten villages and nice tended farm fields with old impressive monasteries. 

After Tokyu Gaon, morning starts on downhill towards Tarap Chu towards wide green valley, this is one of the scenic valleys with many Sheppard’s temporary settlements of Yaks and Sheep, walk continues to our overnight camp at Dhotarap, near interesting village with mix tribes of Tibetans origin and Magar people.

From here long descend walk to Tarap valley, one of the largest and longest valley of Dolpo areas about 20 k.m. which extends on following Tarap Chu River most of the way to joins at Thuli Bheri River near Tarakot village.
Walk leads past Langa views of beautiful cascading waterfalls then heading due south following the trail to Sisaul and f Kesila around Yak herder camps to reach our overnight camp at Ghyamgar.

Today walks leads to Tarap, a marvelous valley where our route enters into a narrow gorge with some vegetation bushes of juniper and wild rose, walk leads past Toltol near a large overhanging cave, around this area might spot some wild life like Naur or Blue Sheep and other animals like elusive Snow Leopard as well.
As walk progress reaching a confluence of Tarap Chu and Lang Khola streams, overnight camp is made near the river after a long day walks of six hours. 

Morning walk through several smaller farm villages and then into a small wooded area, along the bank of a river all the way to Tarakot, a large and interesting village with an old historical background.
Tarakot with an old fortress known as Dzong in Tibetan and Kot in Nepali guarding the village from outsiders, Tarakot village houses famous old Sandul Gomba located on a junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River where our overnight camp is made.

After an interesting and exciting time at Tarakot, our last day walk leads of the adventure takes you back at Dunai for short while and then taking a short drive to Jhupal for flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj city. 
Morning starts following many spread out villages and farmers huts, walking on a wider trail with few short uphill and downhill walks towards Thuli Bheri River valley to reach at Dunai, on reaching Dunai time permitting having lunch. 
From here a jeep rides to reach our end of the journey at Jhupal to catch our next morning flight to Nepalgunj with last overnight within Nepal Far West Himalaya around Dolpo.

Morning board on a smaller aircraft for short flight to Nepalgunj, on reaching Nepalgunj, transfer to another connecting flight back to Kathmandu overlooking panoramic views of mountain range all the way to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu airport transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon at leisure.

A free leisure day in Kathmandu after a long journey on Nepal Far West around Dolpo, on this day enjoy individual activities or book for another interesting tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities steeped with World Heritage Sites.

Your final and last day in amazing Nepal in the country of high Himalaya with remarkable time . 

 

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
4
difficult

Route Map

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis at 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by car/van/ microbus
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sightseeing and trekking
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 persons)
  • Permit Cards
  • TIMS Card
  • Flight-Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jupal and Jupal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Bed and Breakfast during trek
  • Trekking gears- Walking poll, sleeping bag, down jacket
  • Trekking route map
  • Nepali SIM card
  • First Aid Kid
    • Nepal Visa
    • Travel insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Personal beverages and laundries
    • Tipping for Guide and Porter
    • Anything not mention above.

About your leader


The leader will be Local Sherpa guide, fluent in English language, local knowledge, experts in mountain climbing and hiking activities. Informative, and he will let you know about the places in every aspect. We will be sending the guide with 10 years of experience in mountaineering activities all around Nepal. 

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