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Lower Dolpo Trekking

The Lower Dolpo trekking is one of the attractive trekking destinations. It is the most demanded trekking destination among the clients of our agency. It is located on the

  • Trekking in lower Dolpo gives tourists an exposure to one of the hidden wilderness in the earth. Dolpo region both the lower and upper is full of Buddhist monasteries and overwhelming for adventure loving trekkers. The lower Dolpo lies in the northwest part of Dolpo region. It is one of the most remote places and is also known for its high mountain Lake Se- Phoksundo. It is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau.

    Shey Gompa and the rest of the huge park that covers 1,373 sq. km above the sea level, Phoksundo Lake is still restricted. Therefore, requires special trekking permit from Kathmandu to enter both the upper and Lower Dolo region . Lower Dolpo trek offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. It is still remained one of the isolated corner, even though, for centuries people from Tibetan origin have continued to live, cultivate and do trading with Tibetans. The east and south of it, is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking in Lower Dolpo proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience in your lifetime.

    Lower Dolpo is considered to be the most popular trek in western Nepal. The trail passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park for which an entry fee should be paid in addition to the trekking permit fees. The most convenient means of reaching Lower Dolpo is to fly to Juphal airstrip, which is more four-hour walk from Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpo. There are regular flights to Dunai from Nepalgunj and we, our team of managed its own route that best suit for tourists to make their journey a fondest and memorable in lifetime.

  • Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel
    Day 02: Full-day Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek preparation
    Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
    Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2370m) & Trek to Gothi chaur (2700m)
    Day 05: Trek to Naphukana (3080m)
    Day 06: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m)
    Day 07: Trek to Bheri riverside (2610m)
    Day 08: Trek to Garpung khola (2900m)
    Day 09: Trek to Kagmara (3500m)
    Day 10: Trek to Kagmara phedi (4000m)
    Day 11: Cross Kagmara La (5115m)
    Day 12: Trek to Pungmo
    Day 13: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake
    Day 14: Rest day in Phoksumdo Lake
    Day 15: Trek to Baga La phedi
    Day 16: Cross Baga La (5090m) & Trek to Numa La phedi (4800m)
    Day 17: Cross Numa La (5360m) & Trek to Do (4100m).
    Day 18-19: Rest day in Do
    Day 20: Trek to Lahini (3560m)
    Day 21: Trek to Tarakot (2600m)
    Day 22: Trek to Dunai (2100m)
    Day 23: Trek to Juphal (2500m)
    Day 24: Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
    Day 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu
    Day 26: Final departure for your onward destination.

    Outline Itinerary-II

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/2,664ft) airport and transfer to hotel.
    Day 02: Full- day Sightseeing in kathmandu and praparation for the Trek.
    Day 03: Fly to Nepalganj,overnight at hotel
    Day 04: Fly to Juphal and start trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp.
    Day 05: Trek to Hanke Check Post, overnight at tented camp.
    Day 06: Trek to Sumdo, overnight at tented camp
    Day 07: Trek to Shey – Phoksundo Lake, overnight at tented camp
    Day 08: Rest at Shey – Phoksundi Lake, overnight at tented camp
    Day 09: Trek to Baga La Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
    Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp after crossing Baga La Pass, overnight at tented camp
    Day 11: Trek to Kakar Gompa after crossing Numa La Pass, overnight at tented camp
    Day 12: Trek to Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
    Day 13: Rest at Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
    Day 14: Trek to Big Cave, overnight at tented camp
    Day 15: Trek to Lahini, overnight at tented camp
    Day 16: Trek to Tarakot, overnight at tented camp
    Day 17: Trek to Heute Ghar, overnight at tented camp
    Day 18: Trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp.
    Day 19: Trek to Juphal, overnight at tented camp.
    Day 20: Fly to Nepalganj & continuous to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
    Day 21: Leisure day in kathmandu.
    Day 22: Final departure for your own destination.

  • Moderate to Strenuous

    A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.

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