Lower Dolpo Trek (15 Days)

  • Lower Dolpo
  • Dolpo
  • Lower Dolpo

The Dolpo region is located in the isolated area of West Nepal.  This region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still practiced.  A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey-Phoksumdo National Park, and at 3,555 square km’s, it’s Nepal’s largest.  The national park has been created to preserve the trans-himalayan ecosystem, protecting animals like the blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves and the elusive snow leopard.

All of this makes trekking in the Dolpo region highly desirable with the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also the chance to experience a vast array of wildlife inhabiting this region.

The Lower Dolpo trek is one Nepal’s most demanding crossing over three high passes, the Kagmara La (5,115m), Baga La (5,090m) and Numa La (5,360m), we therefore recommend this trek for physically fit trekkers anytime between April and October.  November can be risky as the passes may be covered in snow.

 

Trip Overview

Click here for Detailed Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
As you reach at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Third Eye Adventure arranges as airport representative who will meet you and end up the formalities (Visa, etc). You just need to confirm our representative with a show board at the way in gate. You will after that shift to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a long-established Nepalese restaurant and also observe a Nepal is cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Today, you will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu. The main fascinations of the sightseeing tour are going around Kathmandu valley where you can see many age-old temples, architectures and more; going around Boudhanath which is one of the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the entire world; Swayambhunath, a renowned monkey temple falling at the hillock; Pashupatinath, a prominent Hindu temple and numerous enthralling places to visit. And many of them are enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage list. Also, we will prepare for trek today. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(165m)
We will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj located on the edge to India. After reaching Nepalgunj, we will shift to hotel. On this day, we can go around the Bageshwari Temple devoted to Goddess Kali. Moreover, in Nepalgunj, you can make a visit to a bazaar here which has varied materiald on sale. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal to Dunai
Today, we will fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2345m). When we arrive at Juphal (2500m), we start a short walk to Dunai (2050m). We stroll down passing through grazing land and get around via not many houses to the tiny hotels at Kala Gaura. Later, we go side by side with the river that makes way up to Dunai. We install our camp near to Dunai to stay overnight.

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot
We will begin trekking along the south side of the river to walk through gorges, hanging bridges and cut off villages. We will see a wonderful gorge with pine trees and path above the river. The multicolored terraced grassland of Tarakot will welcome us. Tarakot is an aged fortress city. The community stands on a small hill to the southern side of Bheri River

Day 06:  Trek to Laini
On this day we will follow the Tarap chu river and pass by bridge. We will cross the river twice. The prominent Sandul monastery falls farther east from Tarakot. Then we will pass the intersection of Barbung River and Tarup chu River leading us all the way through the terraces plus rural villages.  After passing a number of ascends and down way we will reach at Laini to stay overnight.

Day 07:  Trek to Nawarpani
We will make way up to the gap of the Tarap River and shift high above on a track falling out of steep slopes. The stroll is quite moving as the gorge turns out to be narrow that in a number of places you can jump. We will move down to Chyugur River. Sometimes the trail goes away from sight for a while moving across rock slabs built-in on logs amid the walls which work as a bridge.

Day 08:  Trek to Do Tarap
We will gradually move up at Kamattarka at the union of the Lang and Tarap Chu Khola from the east. After that we will be on top of tree lines- juniper and wild rose, distinctive of dry Himalayan valleys. After walking 3 hours we will reach Dho Tarap village encircled by a jagged stone wall. Tarap is also settled by Bon Po, Chaiba and a few Tibetans and typically Magars who have resided here for a lot of generations.

Day 09:  Rest Day at Do Tarap
We will rest in Do Tarap for steadily getting familiar with the altitude. We go around monasteries and get pleasure from the wonderful views.  The Buddhist Gompa is close our camp plus the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is around half an hour’s stroll.

Day 10:  Trek to Numa La Base Camp
Our journey move to upper Tarap valley, the stroll follows in this clear valley with lush verdant grass beside the river. The trek on this enjoyable path that leads by the Tarap chu stream. Tarap is without doubt a dream vale with immense plains in lofty mountains.  Then we will move to Tokyu, it has a monastery of Chiba sect. After we make a trip to this village our stroll continues to this valley ascending up the irregular track for roughly three hours to get to Numa-la where we settle overnight.

Day 11:  Cross Numa La and camp at Pelung Tang
This is one of the lengthy and tricky days during the walk. Our journey moves to pass of Numa La pass at 5,190m the path leads to vertical path up all the way to the apex of Numa la with huge views of the surrounding landscapes. An unbelievable panoramic picture of peaks of Dolpo to the Dhaulagiri (8167m) appears.  After moving to the apex of Numa La we will slide down to camp at Pelung Tang.

Day 12:  Cross Baga La and camp Dajok Tang
We trek on a steep way up to get to the crest top of Baga-la lying at 5,070m, which presents incredible views of the adjoining landscapes and of the far-off snowy peaks including Kanjirowa Himal range, after a wonderful time at the pass, roughly three hours of downhill stroll to the Dajok Tang to stay overnight.

Day 13:  Trek to Ringmo
We will pass from side to side with the pine woods. After that vegetation changes for grazing land and alpine shrubs the majority of the path to Ringmo on the steady way with number of ups and downs to Ringmo.

Day 14:  Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
We have a rest in Ringmo.  We will sit right on the beach of the amazing Phoksundo Lake. This is the lovely day and you will get the chance to go around the close by Tibetan Buddhist monastery. This is the beautiful views of Phoksundo lake areas and great views will mesmerize you on this day.  Overnight at camp.

Day 15:  Trek to Shyanta
Trek downhill to Chepka. From Chepka the trail follows the massive overhanging rock. We found many important medicinal mineral which is believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages, before climbing to Shyanta. (B, L, D)

Day 16:  Trek to Jhupal
Following the path lightly moving up, we will stroll to Jhupal passing all the way through Sulighat. We will also go by birch trees. From the crest, we can observe the most astonishing views of the climax and Jhupal beneath. After reaching Jhupal, we will explore the busy market.

Day 17:  Fly to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj
We will fly to Nepalgunj from Jhupal. And from Nepalgunj, we come back to Kathmandu. Upon entrance in Kathmandu, you will shift to hotel. Remaining time, we can relax today or last minute shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 18: Fly back to your destination
Our airport agent will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your return to you home country. We will hope to see you again since we organize a lot of other peak climbing options, as well as tours, expeditions, and sports activities.

The above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We can follow accordingly.

Note of above Itinerary:

B=Breakfast
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(165m) 

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal to Dunai 

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot 

Day 06:  Trek to Laini 

Day 07:  Trek to Nawarpani 

Day 08:  Trek to Do Tarap 

Day 09:  Rest Day at Do Tarap 

Day 10:  Trek to Numa La Base Camp 

Day 11:  Cross Numa La and camp at Pelung Tang 

Day 12:  Cross Baga La and camp Dajok Tang 

Day 13:  Trek to Ringmo 

Day 14:  Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake 

Day 15:  Trek to Shyanta 

Day 16:  Trek to Jhupal

Day 17:  Fly to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj

Day 18: Fly back to your destination

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Dolpo) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Restricted Area trekking permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

As this trekking region is in a restricted area, there are certain rules that must be followed. Depending on the area, there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season, but for most restricted trekking routes a minimum of 2 people is required. All participants must pay for and receive a special restricted area trekking permit, and the trip must be organized through an official, registered trekking company.

  • 2-4 People -$1970
  • 5+ People -$1880

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 15 Days

Max Altitude: 5,360m

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging/Camping during Trek

Meals: All meals included during trek

Transportation: Car, Bus, Plane

Best Time: Apr-Nov 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
[email protected] +977-9851175534
Quick Enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Nationality

Your Message

Book Now
Book Now

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Airport Pickup
YesNo

Nationality

Number of People

Questions or Comments

USD Currency Converter
All our prices are in US Dollars, use the below convertor to change to your local currency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[/su_tab]

 

Please follow and like us:

Need Insurance?

Testimonials

  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    Luke Dildz Hildred
  • I visited Kathmandu in May and was very impressed with using Third Eye Adventures for our tours. Very helpful and made our time there very enjoyable, a great country to visit and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Nepal to use them cheers Steve
    Please follow and like us:
    Steve H
  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    James Duffy
  • “Trek of a Lifetime”

    Visited February 2015

    Please follow and like us:
    786Alice