Lower Dolpo Trek

20 Days

Lower Dolpo trek is an isolated corner of trans Himalayan zone of Nepal is another popular trekking in Dolpo region. The trekking to lower Dolpo is to explore the hidden wilderness, the Buddhist monasteries, mysterious caves, incredible landscapes, a popular mountain lake, Shey Phoksundo, which is located inside the Shey Phoksundo national park in the mid western Nepal behind the Dhaulagiri massif. Similarly, you will have an opportunity to explore the Himalayan pilgrimage site Shey Gompa and also visit to the ancient charming settlement, high mountain passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries, steamy forest full of flora and fauna including Blue sheep, mountain goat, jackal, wolf and snow leopard and many more. Lower Dolpo is an isolated valley and regarded to be a restricted area for trekking. Therefore, if you are wishing to visit to the lower Dolpo you need to obtain the permission. 

Lower Dolpo trekking begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, subsequently to Jumla and then the trip continues to Naphukana, Chaurikot, along the Bheri Riverside, Garpung Khola, Kagmara, you happen to cross the Kagmara La (5,115 m) pass and make excursion to the Shey Phoksundo Lake and Shey Phoksundo National Park and then the trekking descends down to Baga La Phedi, Lahini, Tarakot and finally return back to Dunai and Juphal and then fly back to Nepalgunj or Pokhara or direct flight to Kahtmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu –Nepalgunj (fly) or by drive.
  • Day 03: Nepalgunj – Juphal( Dolpa) by fly, 3 hours trek to Dunai
  • Day 04: Dunai – Hanke check post.
  • Day 05: Hanke – Reji
  • Day 06: Reji – Ringmo ( shey – Phoksundo Lake)
  • Day 07: Shey phoksundo Lake Rest
  • Day 08: Shey – Phoksundo Lake – Baga La Base Camp
  • Day 09: Baga La Base Camp – Numla Base Camp
  • Day 10: Numla Base Camp – Kakar Gompa
  • Day 11: Kakar Gompa – Dho – Tarap
  • Day 12: Dho – Tarap Rest
  • Day 13: Dho Tarap – Big – Cave
  • Day 14: Big – Cave – Lahini
  • Day 15: Lahini – Tarakot
  • Day 16: Tarakot – Heute Ghar
  • Day 17: Heuta Ghar – Dunai
  • Day 18: Dunai – Juphal
  • Day 19: Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu fly back
  • Day 20: Final departure, transfer to airport

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Four night´s accommodations in Kathmandu twin sharing bed with B/B plan
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
  • One night´s accommodation in Nepalgunj twin sharing bed with A/C room including Dinner and breakfast in Hotel Batika.
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Domestic flight including airport departure tax for round trip.
  • Neaplgunj - Juphal - Nepalgunj airfare including departure tax for round trip.
  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport pick up and drop by van/ car/haice in Nepalgunj.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Special trekking permit.
  • National park permit and TIM´s card.
  • Helicopter rescue service arrangement in emergency case. (But clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • All government and local taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping, laundry, internet, battery charge in camera, phone call and donation in Monastery and temple.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu –Nepalgunj (fly) or by drive.
  • Day 03 :Nepalgunj – Juphal( Dolpa) by fly, 3 hours trek to Dunai
  • Day 04 :Dunai – Hanke check post.
  • Day 05 :Hanke – Reji
  • Day 06 :Reji – Ringmo ( shey – Phoksundo Lake)
  • Day 07 :Shey phoksundo Lake Rest
  • Day 08 :Shey – Phoksundo Lake – Baga La Base Camp
  • Day 09 :Baga La Base Camp – Numla Base Camp
  • Day 10 :Numla Base Camp – Kakar Gompa
  • Day 11 :Kakar Gompa – Dho – Tarap
  • Day 12 :Dho – Tarap Rest
  • Day 13 :Dho Tarap – Big – Cave
  • Day 14 :Big – Cave – Lahini
  • Day 15 :Lahini – Tarakot
  • Day 16 :Tarakot – Heute Ghar
  • Day 17 :Heuta Ghar – Dunai
  • Day 18 :Dunai – Juphal
  • Day 19 :Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu fly back
  • Day 20 :Final departure, transfer to airport

Useful Info

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

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