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Lower Dolpo Trek, Off Beaten Path

Type

Trekking

Span

18 Days

Accomodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu and tea house during the trek

Meal Plan

Breakfast in Kathmandu. Full board meals during trek.

Lower Dolpo Trek at a glance

Lower Dolpo lies in western Himalaya region of Nepal. The inhabitants of Dolpo are mainly Tibetans, thus, the region is rich in ethnic Buddhist culture and arts. The abundance of Himalayan wildlife, including; Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and endangered species of Snow Leopard makes lower Dolpo trek, an unforgettable experience.

Take on a journey to lower Dolpo,  you will be crossing through large forests,  deserted gorges and impressive high deserts. Dolpo might be a long and less frequented itinerary, but the extraordinary route & customs of the Dolpo region fascinates you to visit this arid region. 

18 Day(s) Detailed Itinerary

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Activities:

  • TIA to Kathmandu city, pickup
  • Kathmandu hotel check-in
  • Trek preparation & meet-up with guide
  • Collect all trekking permits & registration at one place
  • Local souvenir

Elevation: 1,400 m
Meals Provided: Welcome dinner

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Activities:

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage site- Boudhanath Pashupatinath, the monkey temple Swayambhunath
  • Explore city streets & traditional crafts such as pottery and weaving.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Fly From Kathmandu - Nepalgunj & Transfer To Hotel

Activities:

  • Morning  flight to western Nepal
  • Bird-eye view of  Terai hamlet Nepalgunj
  • A glimpse of Terai Culture

Elevation:150 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Flight Nepalgunj-Juphal, walk to Dunai

Activities:

  • Quick Flight to Jhupal
  • Beautiful view of snow-capped mountains
  • Hike down over a small path with wheat & vegetable farm
  • Follow Thuli Bheri River

Elevation: 2500m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House

 

Day 5: Dunai to Lingdo

Activities:

  • Walk-in a beautiful mountain landscape
  • Walk along with the Dotted pine trees
  • Witness Snowcapped Kang Tokal(6294m)
  • Pass by Buddhist Village Byasgar(2427m)
  • Reach Lingdo village, a small village with one guest house

Elevation: 2850m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp

 

Day 6: Lingdo to Laina Odar

Activities:

  • Pass By Dho Tarap, a traditional village, surrounded by fields.
  • Pass by several mani walls and small Chortens.
  • Steep climb over Thuli Bheri River till suspension bridge.
  • Reach Laisicap, another side of the bridge
  • Hike 3 hours to Laina Odar (3370 m) past Laisicap

Elevation: 3370m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp

 

Day 7: Laina Odar to Nawarpani

Activities:

  • Climb up 45 minutes to reach Nawarpani
  • Forested path dotted with pine trees

Elevation: 3475m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp

 

Day 8: Nawarpani (3475 m) to Sisaul

Activities:

  • Walk in the river valley towering high rocks
  • Walk along the barren landscape
  • Walkthrough carved rock path

Elevation: 3750m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp

 

Day 9: Sisaul (3750 m) to Dho Tarap

Activities:

  • Pass through Dry landscapes, no more trees
  • Discover the Enchanting valley
  • Cross many mani walls and small Chortens
  • Explore Dho Tarap,  a traditional village, surrounded by fields.
  • Get indulge in the culture of Magar and the local Dolpo people

Elevation: 4080m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp

 

Day 10: Dho Tarap (3944 m) -Numala Base Camp

Activities:

  • Pass-Through beautiful gate Chorten past Dho
  • Pass by crystal mountain school
  • Views of the north face of Dhaulagiri Mastiff (8,167m)
  •  Discover Tokyu village (4209 m), highest permanent settlement in the world.
  • Steep climb over grassy land to Numala Base Camp 

Elevation: 4440m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

Day 11: Numala Base Camp (4440 m) to Danigar via Numa La

Activities:

  • Strenuous climb to Numa La(5318m)
  • Catch the stunning view from the pass on countless snow capped mountains.
  • Views of Annapurna & Manaslu Range

Elevation: 5318m
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Danigar (4631m) to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La

Activities:

  • Pass by zigzag trail pas Panklanga Khola
  • Excellent view on the Norbung Kang and the Baga La range.
  • Appealing views of snow capped mountains like Kanjirowa and Shey Shikhar
  • Walk in the stunning scenery of huge rocks
  • Catch beautiful waterfalls  en route

Elevation: 5190m
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13: Yak Kharka (3982 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake

Activities:

  • Take time to mesmerize the beauty of Phoksundo Lake
  • Explore beautiful Ringmo village
  • Catch promising Himalayan views
  • A glimpse of local culture

Elevation:3,733m
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 14: Phoksundo Lake (3733 m) to Chhepka (2838 m) via Rechi

Activities:

  • Hike through beautiful pine forests
  • Steeper climbs & descends along the way
  • Stop by Rechi, a camping spot
  • Hike through bamboo forests and walnut trees till Chhepka village

Elevation: 2940m
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals Provided:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15: Chhepka (2838 m) to Juphal

Activities:

  • Pass-Through forested path alongside the river
  • On reaching Shyatna village, hike through a dry landscape
  • Witness views of Dhaulagiri Range
  • Discover villages Of Sangta (2520 m) and Kageni (2413 m)
  • Navigate through Shey Phoksundo National Park 
  • Cross suspension bridge, Dhim Bridge
  • Past Bridge, Chase trail to jhupal

Elevation: 2475m
Accommodation: tented camp
Meals Provided:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 16: Flight Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Activities:

  • Morning flight to Jhupal & Then To Nepaljung
  • Rest for a while & then head back to Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Activities:

  • Souvenir shopping
  • Explore the local market
  • Set your backpack for departure

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 18: Departure

Activities: 

  • Bid final goodbye to the team
  • Airport Drop off

Meals: Breakfast

 

Inclusion

What's included?
  • 3 Nights decent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jufal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • One porter for two people.
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Upscale Adventures duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's not included?
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra porter charge.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
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