Lower Dolpo Trek

Duration18 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude5,360m
Group SizeMin.2 Pax
Best TimeApril to October

Regulus recommends Lower Dolpa Trek if you wish to crowd less trekking trail & want to go for remote trekking in Nepal. Lower Dolpa is an almost unexposed area of Nepal and due to this, it is almost isolated from the country as well as the world. But, the positivity of this (being isolated) is that the destination is able to preserve its unique culture and identity, for instance, the Bon Po religion. Lack of infrastructure and developments also pushed this area far away from the reach of modern developments. Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own attraction, people here still lead an unevolved life, yet they are loyal & friendly. Trek to Lower Dolpo still offers the opportunity to meet the people and their style of living almost untouched and unexplored.

Regulus suggests Lower Dolpa trekking to those trekkers who prefer remote trekking in Nepal. The scenic beauty of Lower Dolpa such as Shey Phoksundo National Park, Phoksundo Lake, Shey Monastery, and Crystal Mountains overwhelm trekkers across the globe. The flora and fauna, landscapes, snow-capped mountains, rivers, springs, waterfalls, thatched-roofed houses, and chores of this unique destination are equally appealing to the visitors.

Situated in the northwest part of the country Lower Dolpa is located in the lower part of the Dolpa district. Dolpa is one of the ten districts of the sixth province. Trekking in the lower part of Dolpo does not require a special permit.

Highlights 

  • Shey Phoksundo, the deepest lake in Nepal.
  • Various ancient monasteries and villages reflect the culture of the people.
  • The awesome and unique landscape along with trek in remote areas.
  • Different species of flora and fauna found in Shey Phoksundo National Park 

The series of towering mountains, high hills, winding rivers, blue lakes, and unmatched beautiful landscapes are the main attractions of Lower Dolpa Trekking. The largest lake of Nepal Phoksundo is located here and is your prime site to visit. The Shey Phoksundo National Park covers an area of 3,555 square kilometers and its (lake) is protected by this park.

Blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, fir, and birch are the main species of plants witnessed here. The greenery of jungles here inhabits different species of animals like snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, Himalayan mouse hare, yellow-throated marten, languor, rhesus monkeys and Tibetan wolf.

Birds like Impeyan pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), blood pheasant, cheer pheasant, red and yellow billed cough, raven, jungle crow, and snow partridge among others are decorating the jungle of Lower Dolpa. 

Itinerary
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01Day

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

02Day

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

03Day

We take an hour flight to reach Nepalgunj. It is a town in low lands of Nepal bordering India in South. We will enjoy local market and people in Nepalgunj. Here we will stay overnight.

04Day

It is an interesting flight to Jhupal from Nepalgunj. The palce is located in the foothills of Himalayas. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is fascinating from here. Here we meet our trekking crews and begin trail to dunai. It is around three hours walk to Dunai from Jhupal. We stay overnight at Dunai.

05Day

Following southern bank of Bheri River we start uphill climb. We pass through several gorges and villages to arrive at Tarakot. The terraced fields and landscapes will fascinate us. We will spend night at Tarakot.

06Day

We walk along tarapchu River and crossing it twice we reach at Sandul gompa. The gompa is located in the middle of Tarapchu and Barbung River. Further ealk will lead us to terraced fields and villages. After ascending for some time we arrive at Laini where we will halt for night.

07Day

Walking above Tarap River we follow steep trail to arrive at Chyugur Khola. We come across narrow gorge in some places which we can cross by jumping. We reach Nawarpani where we put off at night.

08Day

We ascend till Kamattarka. It is a confluence of Tarapchu and Lang Khola. We cross through juniper forests and enter inside Himalayan Valley. Dho Tarap is our next destination and it is surrounded by stone wall. Here reside followers of Bon Po religion. Magars are inhabitant of Do tarap. We spend night at Do Tarap.

09Day

It is a rest day today. To adjust body with increasing altitude acclimatization is essential. We will visit few monasteries and get acquaint with local culture. People of this part wear home spun cloth and upturn shoes. They follow Bon Po and Nyingmapa (Buddhist sects) religion.

10Day

We walk in picturesque area today. The lush green vegetation, river and scenic beauty of Himalayas will fascinate you. After walking for couple of hours we arrive at Tokyu. It is a place where you see Buddhist monasteries. We observe monasteries. We finally arrive at Numa La Base Camp where we spend at night.

11Day

It is a longest trek today. We cross Numa La Pass. It is a steep trail till ridge of the pass. You get mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri from the top of the ridge. From Numa La we descend to Pelung Tang where we camp at night. 

12Day

It is steep climb till the top of Baga La Pass. You get beautiful view of snowcapped peak of Mount Kanjirowa. Here we spend some time and descend to Dajok Tang where we put off at night. 

13Day

We walk through pine forests today. It is easy trail with several highs and lows. We arrive at Ringmo village. It is a traditional Tibetan village where we will enjoy night.

14Day

It is an interesting trail today. We will explore Phoksundo Lake and camp at its edge. Many yaks move from here to Tibet for business purpose. We also visit nearby monastery. Phoksundo Lake is really beautiful and the sight will leave dep impression in you forever.

15Day

It is descending trail till Chepak. Crossing through rocky path we arrive at Shyanta where we will put off at night. 

16Day

Via Sulighat we walk towards Jhupal. We pass through birch trees. From a top of the ridge we get beautiful view of mountains at top and Jhupal village below. We arrive at Jhupal and explore local area where we spend night.

17Day

We fly to Jhupal and from there catch connecting flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will get time to stroll around Thamel where you can purchase gifts for friends and family. In the evening Regulus will offer farewell dinner. You will stay overnight in a hotel.

18Day

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

Cost Details
Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights of standard deluxe accomoddation in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal round trip by flight .
  • 1 Night Guest House in Nepalgunj.
  • Full board meal during trekking with tea/ coffee (our cook prepares all the meals).
  • Tented accommodation during the trek. (We provide two men share tents, dining tents and tables, kitchen gears, toilet tents etc.).
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek, a cook, Kitchen boy, Spare, Sherpa required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Lower Dolpo trekking permit and National Park Fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • 13% Government VAT and Official expense.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.
Excluded
  • International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$25 and 30 days for USD$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for all staffs.
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