Lower Dolpo Trek  |  20 Days

Lower Dolpo Trek Attractions:

A great adventure within amazing Lower Dolpo towards picturesque Ringmo Lake  Exceptional scenery of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks on daily walks Explore Lower and Inner Dolpo villages enriched with Bon and Buddhist culture Walk in enchanting rhododendron-pines-magnolia and oaks trees lines with grand views Crossing high Numa and Jeng- La with great views of Dhaulagiri-Kagmara peaks Country of endangered, elusive Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep where one can spot on walks

Lower Dolpo Trek  Information:

Lower Dolpo Trek, a moderate to adventurous walks where this amazing journey leads to cross some scenic high passes of Baga-la, Numa-la and Jeng-la offering tremendous scenery of rolling hills, verdant valley, and snow-capped peaks as far towards Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range. an ever exciting adventure leads you to over two weeks duration full of interesting places to visit its remote and charming villages of Ringmo-Tokyu and Tarakot with old classic monasteries of both Bon and Buddhism religion where the ancient Bon practice still exists.

 20 Days Lower Dolpo Trek leads through the exceptional scenery of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks on daily walks Explore Lower and Inner Dolpo villages enriched with Bon and Buddhist culture. The area around Dolpo well described in Peter Mattessian classic novel ‘Snow Leopard’ where the author and his naturalist friend visited this region in early 1980’s, since then this place is well exposed to the outside world, including the French and Nepalese joint venture film the “Caravan” later changed to Himalaya. our journey leads with scenic flight to warm southern west at Nepalgunj close to Indian border and then flying towards Far North West Nepal Himalaya around Dolpo area at Jhupal, where our real adventure begins in the country of elusive snow leopard and blue sheep including ancient Bon culture of pre Buddhism interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism and old traditions way of life.

Lower Dolpo Trekking leads you at first around emerald colored Phuksumdo Lake near Ringmo village and then crossing few high scenic passes reaching interesting villages at Tokyu and around Dho-Tarap long green valley, where Yak and cattle graze in the shade of Himalayan peaks. finally, walk leads to another lovely Tarakot historical village an important fort (Dzong) during Malla and Rana regime after a wonderful time Lower Dolpo Trek concludes at Dunai with a short exciting drive to Jhupal and then flying back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj town with pleasant and overwhelming memories on Lower Dolpo Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • in the country of ancient Bon culture around beautiful and turquoise Phuksumdo Lake
  • A great adventure within amazing  views Lower Dolpa Trek
  • Highest altitude at Numa-La 5,190 m high.
  • Green hills and snow-capped peaks on daily walks.
  • Explore Lower and Inner Dolpo villages enriched with Bon and Buddhist culture.

 

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. An evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Lower Dolpo Trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.The morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal’s best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3 Fly to Nepalgunj on Nepal Far South West and transfer to hotel.As per the flight time for Nepalgunj for Lower Dolpo trekking, depart from the hotel a scenic and panoramic flight of 50 minutes takes you to Nepal Far South West at Nepalgunj, a city of great Indian influence and with warm temperatures as it touches with Indian state of UP (Utter Pradesh), an interesting city to explore in the afternoon time before flight to Jhupal in Dolpo next early morning.
  • 4 Fly to Jhupal 2,475 m then drive to Dunai 2,140 m - 02 hrs.Early breakfast for another short connecting flight to Jhupal in Dolpo, on reaching Jhupal after 40 minutes on air, received by our trekking staff that has traveled here taking a long overland drive and walks, from Jhupal at present a motor road has been constructed connecting Dunai the main headquarter town of Dolpo area. from Jhupal a short drive of more than an hour rides to Dunai for overnight stop, in the comfort of the nice local lodge, afternoon walk around Dunai town an interesting place to observe its culture and way of daily life.
  • 5Trek to Chhepka 2,838 m - 06 hrs.After overnight in Dunai, morning walk past market crossing a bridge over Thulo Bheri River and then climb over a ridge to Phuksumdo River valley with views of Kagmara peak, from here trek leads downhill passing farm villages with walnut trees close to a stream at Dhera, a small cattle herders settlements, from here a short climb to Raha-Gaon village of Thakuri a Hindu local tribe, then downhill walk into forested area to reach overnight camp at Chhepka a small farm village.
  • 6Trek to Samdua village 2,960m -06 hrs.From Chhepka near Ankhe area, morning walk with short climb and descend through forest reaching a river bank, from here climb on leaving the forest, from the top walk downhill to forested area leading upstream to cross a small bridge at Ryajik village, trek further to Samdua for overnight stop near the entrance of Phoksumdo National Park.
  • 7 Trek to Phuksumdo Lake 3,630 m - 06 hours.Morning walk leads to our first destination at Phuksumdo Lake after Pungmo Kholas valley and crossing streams, following Pungmo Khola downhill into pine and birch trees to reach at upper side of Phuksumdo Khola, after a short break continue to walk to Ringmo village, an interesting village of Tibetan origin with mud plastered chhorten and Mani (prayer) walls. from here a short walk to Phuksumdo Lake for overnight camp by the shore of beautiful turquoise Phuksumdo Lake
  • 8 Rest day at Phuksumdo Lake for local excursion.An ideal spot for rest day, marvel at the beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and peaks of Kagmara, or visit interesting Ringmo village and walk by the lakeside.
  • 9 Trek to Phukshumdo-Khola 3,750 m- 05 hrs.From this lovely place morning walk starts to higher area of upper Dolpo region to our another highlight and final destination of this awesome journey walk follows to contour around rocky ledge over the river bank on the unsteady path, then approaching at the western side the lake through a summer pasture which opens into a wide plain of Phuksumdo Khola for the overnight camp by the river shore.
  • 10 Cross Baga La 5,070m and to Phedi 4,470m - 07 hrs.After a wonderful and interesting time around Ringmo village and Phuksumdo emerald lake, walk leads to another side of Dolpo area heading east by an alternative way crossing few passes, walking on a pleasant trail leading uphill to cross over Baga-la at 5,070 meters. a steep climb for 3 hours to reach a top offering super panorama of Phuksumdo lake and Kagmara peaks, after a nice stop walk leads to a long descend to overnight camp at Phedi (bottom of the hill).
  • 11Trek and cross Numa-la 5,190 m and to Phedi - 08 hrs.Morning walk leads to another pass at Numa-la at 5,190 meters, the highest spot of this awesome trip, walk leads to a climb on the nice grassy slopes for about three hours then reaching the top of Numa-la with impressive views of snow capped mountains from 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 the pass, then walk on gradual path to overnight camp on summer pasture.
  • 12 Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,200m via Jeng la 5,090 m - 06 hrs.After days in isolation away from villages, today’s walk leads to an interesting village at Tokyu Gaon one of the largest villages of this region, morning starts with a steep climb for two hours to the top of Jeng-la with grand views of snow-capped mountains with Mt. Dhaulagiri North Face, on enjoying the fantastic views, then descend towards Tarap valley, which is one of the longest beautiful green valley extending about 20 k.m along Tarap Chu River, with more than 10 villages with well-tended farm fields, monasteries, and chhorten. Overnight stop at Tokyu-Gaon, an interesting village with an old monastery, afternoon visit the monastery or just relax and observe the local with farming activities.
  • 13 Trek to Dho Tarap 3, 944 m- 05 hrs.After Tokyu Gaon, morning starts with downhill walk towards Tarap Chu on broader green valley, this is one of the scenic wide valleys with lots of Sheppard’s settlements of Yaks and Sheep, and walk continues to our overnight camp at Dho Tarap, this is another interesting village with mix tribes of Tibetans origin and Magar hill tribe people.
  • 14Trek to Ghyamgar 3,759 m - 07 hrs.From here a long descend to Tarap valley, one of the largest and longest valley of Dolpo area which is about 20 k.m. which stretches following Tarap Chu River most of the way to joins with Thuli Bheri River near Tarakot village, walk leads past Langa with beautiful cascading waterfalls heading due south following the trail after Sisaul and small place of Kesila around Yak herders temporary camps to reach our overnight camp at Ghyamgar.
  • 15 Trek to Tarap Khola 3,652 via Chhyugar 3,440 m - 06 hours.Today walks on Tarap nice valley, as the trail enters into a narrow gorge with some vegetation of bushes of juniper and wild rose, walk leads past Toltol with a large overhanging cave, around this area might see some wild life like Naur or Blue Sheep and other animals. as the walking progress reaching a confluence of River Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, overnight camp by the river after a long day walk of about 6 hours.
  • 16Trek to Tarakot 2,540 m - 06 hrs.Start morning walk passing smaller villages and then into a small wooded area, following river all the way at Tarakot, a large and interesting village with old history and well maintained terraced farm fields, Tarakot with an old historical fortress (Dzong or Kot) guarding the village. Tarakot village houses famous old Sandul Gomba located at junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River where the overnight camp is placed.
  • 17 Trek to Dunai - 05 hrs then drive to Jhupal - 02 hr jeep ride.After a great time at Tarakot, our last day walk leads to Dunai for short while and then taking a short drive to Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu. The morning starts following many spreads out villages and farmers huts, walking on the wider trail with some short uphill and downhill towards Thuli Bheri River valley to reach at Dunai, on reaching Dunai time permitting having lunch. From here jeeps drive to Jhupal to catch our next morning flight to Nepalgunj.
  • 18 Fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Farwell to most of our staff and porters and then taking a smaller airplane for short flight to Nepalgunj, at Nepalgunj transfer to another flight back to Kathmandu with super views of Himalayan mountains on this 50 mins flight, reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels.
  • 19In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.Reasonable Treks and Tour reserves this free day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay from Dolpo due to bad weather on Lower Dolpo trekking, if all goes well as per the itinerary you can enjoy a free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in for another interesting sight-seeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
  • 20International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on high hills around Lower Dolpo Trek.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three Night standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including taxes and entrance fees.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights ( kathmandu to Nepalgunj– Juphal to Nepalgunj - Kathmandu ).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.(Guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees .
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj .
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj .
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
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    This is my first Time Nepal I did 20 days Lower Dolpo Trek, with Reasonable Treks & Tour  Pvt. Ltd / Anil  Dhungana provided Very Helpful And professional assistance in planning for Lower Dolpo Trek, he’s is Organization for 20 Days Lower Dolpo Trek, Mr. Anil He is Recommendation Trekking Guide and porters, he’s is  Guide and porters very friendly And  honestly Guide he gives to everything information details on the way I Show village and mountain. Really enjoyed the Lower Dolpo Trek, Thanks to Guide And porters we want to highly recommend this company and staff for other travelers. Thank you so much, Mr. Anil, we really happy for your Trip.  We will back Next Time!!

Trip Note

Hotel and Accommodation on Lower Dolpo Trek

While in Kathmandu  at 3 star Hotels (Attached Bath Room A/c,24 hours running hot and cold shower while you are Lower  Dolpo Trekking  Day Beging Breakfast at  Lodge teahouse Thy are clean and comfortable bed and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets .every day 3-4 hours trekking and break for lunchtime, after a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point teahouse .

Transports used on Lower Dolpo Trek

 Reasonable Treks And Tour Will Provide Private Vehicles and tourist bus  for The Airport transfer, Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu .and   Kathmandu to Nepalgunj  flight (45) minute and return back  Nepalgunj  to Kathmandu by flight

Meals and Drinks On Lower Dolpo Trek

The meals are included in our package of the Lower Dolpo Trekking  and They are taken in lodges, we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight and our guide will choose and stop For lunch on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every place as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.

Electricity and battery charges Lower Dolpo Trek

There is electricity available in some of the villages on our Lower Dolpo Trek where you can recharges your camera, batteries, mobile Phone and there is solar power in some villages. we trek through and you can recharge your batteries camera mobile Phone in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.on Lower  Dolpo Trek.  

Luggage/Bag pack on Lower Dolpo Trek

Your main luggage will be carried by porters on Lower Dolpo Trek And you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allow you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Porter on Lower Dolpo Trek

We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, one porter for each 2 trekkers and a  porter carry about 20 Kg and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you the additional guide for the group.

Group size, guide and crew member

Reasonable Treks And Tour organize Lower Dolpo Trek  for single people to maximum 13 people at once or even if you have more than 13 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 9 people and 2 guides for 10-13 people and One  porter for each 2 Trekkers.

Personal expenses on Lower Dolpo Trek

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Lower Dolpo Trek  cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non Alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and Meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you Do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support Team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 15 - 20% of the total tour cost as Tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.

Gears available in Kathmandu

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Lower Dolpo Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at Reasonable Cost in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek Lower Dolpo  

The best time to trek to the Lower Dolpo Trek is spring March, April, May, and autumn August, September, October, November. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Lower Dolpo Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the Nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make Sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure That you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and payment

After going through our policy and guidelines before booking a trip, you must send Reasonable Treks And Tour a form with all and full details of your passport and of the trip chosen with 30 % as the non-refundable amount from the chosen trip.  on receiving the details of your passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, and then the company will send you a confirmation with a receipt of the deposit made.  Regarding direct deposit to our bank accounts and as well for Credit Card payment which we accept Visa or Master Card with extra 04 % levy surcharge will be added on the trip cost payment. We strongly suggest that you obtain Travel and Medical insurance against unforeseen circumstances and situation that might arise during your trips which should include Immediate rescue and evacuation by any means of transportation including by Helicopter to nearest hospitals medical centers.

Trip Map

Depature Dates

We provide the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide a 5% discount for a booking of 5 or more than 5 people. If a group booking of more than 15 people we provide discount up to 10% for your trip.

Note: Start date is your arrival date in Nepal and end date is the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
06 December, 2019 25 December, 2019 US 3000 $ Available
09 December, 2019 28 December, 2019 US 3000 $ Available
12 December, 2019 31 December, 2019 US 3000 $ Available
15 December, 2019 03 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
18 December, 2019 06 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
21 December, 2019 09 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
24 December, 2019 12 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
27 December, 2019 15 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
29 December, 2019 17 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available
31 December, 2019 19 January, 2020 US 3000 $ Available

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Trip Cost USD $3000
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Max. Altitude: At Numa-La 5,190 m high
  • Mode of Trekking: On hotels & Lodges basis
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour-exiting drive and scenic walks
  • Trekking: 15 Night 16 Days
  • Total Trip: 19 Night 20 Days
  • Season: All year except July to Mid September (monsoon months) March to May wild flowers in full blooming season
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu All meals during the trek.
  • Group : 1-15 People
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