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Lower Dolpo Trek. - 20 days

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Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
5309m
Group size
2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
<p>Private Car/Van, Flight, and public Bus</p><p><br></p>
Best Season
September to November March to May
Accomodation

  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and  Nepalgunj
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.

Meals

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Starts at
Jhuphal
Ends at
Jhuphal
Trip Route
Jhuphal-Chhepka-Phuksundo Lake-Baga La Pass-Numa la Pass-Dhotrap-Tarkakot-Dunai-Jhuphal

Highlights

    • Start exploring the beautiful city of Kathmandu- the city of temples, arts, and histories. 
    • Enjoy a scenic flight of Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal and back. 
    • Explore the wonderful local villages dominated by Bon and Buddhist people and explore the cultures and the living style. 
    • Collect the exciting views of the diverse landscapes. 
    • Visit some of the famous and oldest Buddhist monasteries inside the region. 
    • Visit Phoksundo lake and the famous waterfall of 167m. 
    • Collect the superb views of Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 
    • Create a lifetime experiences with A1 Trek.
Lower Dolpo Trek is a trip into the remote areas of the far western belt of Nepal. Dolpo Trekking is an exciting trip around the Dolpo region that allows exploring the ancient Bon culture and the traditions of the people. Bon are the people actually migrated from Tibet and live in the higher Himalayan belt of Nepal. Lower Dolpo Trekking gives the opportunity to learn the living style and the cultures of the Buddhist people living around the area. With their own culture, customs, and language, the Bon and Buddhist people are setting a unique example in the country. 
The less crowded trekking route of Nepal, the Dolpo trek also offers to visit the famous Phoksundo lake. Ringmo village is another pick of the trek. Located on the landslide dam the village has a Bon temple which is named Bon or Ringmo Temple. Likewise, there is an impressive 167m long waterfall near the village to visit. Several other farm villages are the other attractions of the trek.
Similarly, the high passes of Numa La at 5309 meters and Baga La at 5169 meters add the challenge and the excitement to the trek. The diverse landscapes of the region and the greater views of Mount Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges are the best part of the trek. A camping trek into the remote area, the trek is an exciting one as there is a high chance of encountering wildlife like snow leopards and blue sheep too.
Like other trekking in Nepal, the Lower Dolpo trek is also seasonal trekking. The best time to trek to Lower Dolpo is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Whereas, the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) are not recommended. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives. You will be then transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest of you can walk around the local market. 

  • Food: Not included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu. Those four sites are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Monastery, and Boudhanath. After completing the Kathmandu valley sightseeing, you will then have the time to do the preparation for the trekking. If you do not have any gears then your guide can help you to get them in the tourist market of Thamel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

Today you will be taking a short flight to Nepalgunj to start the trek. After completing the preparation and getting all the gears needed for the trek, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport’s domestic terminal to catch your flight to Nepalgunj. 

Upon arriving in Nepalgunj airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Nepalgunj for the night. You will be staying overnight at the hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation: at a tourist standard hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Take the early morning breakfast, you will be then transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jhupal. Jhupal village is a nice village. You will then start the trek to Dunai. The route is an easy and combined route of flat and uphill. Upon arriving at Dunai, you can explore around the local village. You will be staying overnight at a local house. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tourist standard hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

Passing the market place and then crossing the bridge over ThuloBheri River, you will take the gradual walk towards Chhepaka with the greater views of Kagmara Peak. The route then heads for a downhill passing the farm villages to Dhera which is a small cattle herders’ settlements. Furthermore, you will push for a short climb to Rahagaon village. It is a wonderful village of combined tribe Thaukri. 

Then make the final push of downhills through the forested area to reach Chhekpa for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.  

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

The walk starts after breakfast, the first section of the day is downhill to the forested area via the river bank. The route then converts into an uphill leaving the forest behind. After some time of the trek of the uphill route, you will then get back to the forested area following a downhill then to Ryajik village. From there you will be making a final push to get to Samdua village for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

One of the finest days as you will be getting to Phuksundo Lake today. First, you will be descending down to PhungmoKhola. You will be then trekking towards the upper belt of the PhuksmdoKhola through the pine forest. From there you will be making the final push to get to Phuksundo lake for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 


The rest day is dedicated to explore around the lake and collect the superb views of mountains and mountains. Likewise, you can also explore Ringmo village to witness the local cultures and their living style. Enjoy your fabulous day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

After spending two wonderful days around Phoksundo Lake, you will be trekking further to the Dolpo area today near the Baga La pass. The route to Temche is via a water stream through Muduwa village. Temche is a small and wonderful grazing land where you will be setting the camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

One of the longest days of the trip, starting early you will be first taking a steep uphill route to the top of Baga La. At the ridge, you can collect the wonderful views of Phoksundo Lake and the fantastic views of Kagmara peaks. After enjoying some time at the top, you will be then descending down to Danigar for the night. Upon arriving, your guide and porters will be setting the camp for the day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 


The challenging yet an exciting day, you will be getting to the highest point of the trek today at Numa La. The route from Phedi to Numa La is a gradual climb to the top. The Numa La ridge offers great views of the Kagmara and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Liking you can also see the beautiful landscapes and nice valley down from today. Upon collecting the fascinating views, you will be then trekking down to Phedi for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

After the harder last day, you will have a relatively easy day today. From Phedi, you will first climb to a ridge which offers the good views of the Dhaulagiri range. Then after the descending route takes you to Modo valley. Then crossing a monastery and a wonderful village of Khager, you will be finally reaching to Tokyu Gaon for the night. Tokyu Gaon is a big village with several old monasteries and the nice farmlands. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

The journey begins after the breakfast, following the downhill route, you will be reaching to Tarap chu first. Tarap Chu is a nice alley with several settlements for the yaks and sheep herders. From there you will be pushing further to Dhotarap for the night. Dhotarap is a nice village inhabited by the Magar and other tribes. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

The trek begins with a descend towards Tarap valley first. Then after following the Tarap Chu and Thuli Bheri River you will be trekking towards Ghyamgar village. Along the way, you can collect the finest views of the wonderful waterfalls. Upon reaching Ghyamgar, your guide will be setting the camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

A nice day that leads you to the scenic valley of Tarap.  Following the narrow gorge, the walk goes via Toltol. Along the way to TarapKhola, the spot of the animals like blue sheep and even snow leopard is expected. Upon arriving at TarapKhola, the camp will be set nearby the stream. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

Crossing the several farm villages, the walk will be following the river to the way to Tarakot. It is about five to six hours' walk to Tarakot which is a nice village. Tarakot is a fortress which is protecting the village from the outsiders. The place has also an old and nice monastery of Sandul Gompa. You can enjoy exploring around the village. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

 

On the final day of the trek, you will be trekking to Dunai from Tarakot first. Upon arriving Dunai, catching the Jeep, you will be further driving to Jhupal for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp at Jhupal. 

  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp. 

With a short morning flight, you will be first getting to Nepalgunj. From there taking another connecting flight, you will get back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You can take an entire day on resting at Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief for your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.


With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With hope to seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: not included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star level hotel with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis.
    • All the ground transportation as per the itinerary. 
    • Private vehicle and experienced tour guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
    • All the permits needed for the trek including the special permit needed for the trip.
    • Flight (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal and Jhupal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu)
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trek.
    • Porter(s) and all the expenses during the trekking including the insurance. 
    • All the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) including complimentary tea/coffee during the trekking. 
    • Cook, kitchen staff, and other support staff during camping
    • Camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, etc.)
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking on the best lodge available.
    • Seasonal fruits.
    • Trekking route maps and sleeping bags (need to be returned after the trip completion)
    • First aid kit carried by the guide with all basic medicines and devices. 
    • Emergency Rescue assistance arrangement if needed 
    • All the government taxes and company service charges. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance 
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food and drinks in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, gadget charging etc.) during the trekking. 
    • Tipping 
    • Anything does not include in the inclusion list. 

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