Lower Dolpa Trek

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destination Dolpo
duration 23 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dolpo
max altitude 5360m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House + Camping
season All Season

Lower Dolpa Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most energizing and testing treks arranged in the western slopes of Nepal, which permits the trekkers to encounter the genuine experiences of trekking on an unexpected, made out of soak messy slopes. Lower Dolpo Trek is pressed with astonishing blessings of nature, including Shey Phoksundo Lake and furthermore gloats of the pre-Buddhism Bon Po culture. 

The 18-day Lower Dolpo Trek starts with a departure from Kathmandu to Juphal through Nepalgunj. Juphal is the beginning stage for this trek. You trek through semi-desert area joined with thickly forested way loaded up with pine, rhododendrons, bamboo, and juniper trees alongside trails made up of tremendous glades, dark colored scene, and terraced beautiful fields. Appreciating the excellent downpour shadow scene of the Himalayas, you likewise enter the wonderful Shey Phoksundo National Park, possessed by imperiled creatures like snow panther, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, etc. The trekkers likewise navigate through two high passes: Numa La (5360m), the most elevated purpose of the trek, and Baga La (5070m). Both these passes offer remarkable perspectives on Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the Tibetan extents—Kugung La and Khyung La. During summer, we can see the convoys of yaks and sheep heading towards their goal. Another feature of the trek incorporates the unblemished turquoise Phoksundo Lake, split between rocks that ascent 2000m into the reasonable mountain skies. The Dolpo locale is populated by Tibetan and Magar individuals who despite everything practice the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. The trek likewise incorporates visits to the old religious communities (gompas) and Bon Po places of worship encompassing the Phoksundo Lake. With everything taken into account, Lower Dolpo Trek is perfect for those trekkers who love wild experiences. 

Uma Hplidays Travels and Tours is the best and well-presumed trekking association situated in Kathmandu. Our organization has been ruling the travel industry since 2009. We put stock in furnishing our customers with the best quality help making their outing to Nepal blissful and extraordinary. We attempt our best to satisfy all the potential desires for our customers and furthermore give various types of bundles dependent on the customers' adaptability.

ITINERARY

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You will be welcomed by our staff standing with your name-card in the airport arrival terminal and transferred to your hotel by the private vehicle. Small meeting about the trip in the evening.
After your breakfast you will be introduced to the trekking guides and helpers. And the Kathmandu sightseeing beings with visit to various UNESCO enlisted cultural Heritage sites including medieval Palaces in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Lalitpur Durbar squares. Other sites are Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa.In the evenining you will walk along the Thamel streets which is a good place to buy trekking equipment.
Today, you will take a flight to Nepalganj. The flight will give good views of the Himalaya to the north. Transfer to your hotel. There will be time in the evening to have a look around the town which is situated 3 kms from the southern Nepalese border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropical.
We take a morning flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. we will cross the Tila Khola and the Chaudabise Khola, The trail passes through several villages. It continues through a forest of maple and walnut and onto a meadow which, in season,the trail climbs to a small pass before descending again to Gothi Chaur where you will be staying for the night.
The trail follows the Tila Khola through fields of corn, potato, buckwheat and barley until the valley narrows and then we will be entering a forest of oaks, spruce and maples. We will be passing through the village of Chotra which is dotted with typical Tibetan mani walls. After a short distance, we will come to another Tibetan-looking village, Naphukana where you will be staying for the night. There is a large gompa above this village.
From Naphukana the trail becomes gradually steeper and climbs through a forest to a pass named Mauri Lagna [3820m]. From the pass, one can get views of snowy peaks to the north and east. Descending from the pass, the trail traverses a steep slope before dropping into a forest of pine and oaks. We then enter the Bheri Valley and after following the trail in and out of side valleys, we will come to the village of Chaurikot where we will be staying for the night.
The trail proceeds on to the village of Balasa from where we will be able to see Kagmara peak on the horizon. The trail descends to a stream before climbing through a forest of walnut trees and onto a ridge. Passing through the apple orchards of Jyakot, we will then descend to the village of Rimi before following a rocky trail down to the Bheri Riverside where you will be staying for the night.
The trail runs along the west bank of the Bheri River, passing Hurikot and arrives at the entrance of the Shey Phoksumdo National Park. We will then come to the confluence of the Garpung and Jagdula Khola, which joins the Bheri River. we will reach our camp by the riverside.
Continue Trek to follow alongside the Garpung Khola, ascending gradually towards the Kagmara La.Trek for it is mainly done so for acclimatization. It is important to note that ascending to great latitude too quickly is risky.
Crossing across to the eastern side of the river, where the valley narrows and the river becomes a series of waterfalls. The trail climbs to a moraine below the Kagmara La and we will make our camp amidst the boulders. Magnificent views of the surrounding peaks will be at our door step.
Start early in the morning and ascend alongside the Kagmara Glacier to the Kagmara La. This is a good place to spot the rare blue sheep. After a 900m descent, At the Pungmo Khola Valley where we will be spending the night.
The trail now enters birch and juniper forests which soon give way to blue pine. As the trail contours the side valleys, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Kanjirolba peak before we reach the fortress-like village of Pungmo which is set amidst barley fields.
Continuing downstream to the national park headquarters at Sumduwa before joining the trail up the Phoksumdo Khola to Phoksumdo Lake. We will climb through a forest of large cedars to the winter settlement of Palam and continue ascending through the open country to a ridge from which there are good views of the lake in the horizon. There is a spectacular waterfall- the highest waterfall in Nepal close by. The trail then makes an initial descent before climbing gently to Ringmo village. After crossing a bridge below Ringmo, the trail continues northwards to the shores of Phoksumdo Lake where you will be staying for the night.
Rest day at the lake which is known for its unusual greenish-blue water.There is large snowy peak known as Kanjirolba or Kanchen Ruwa which seems like it is piercing the sky. A trail leads through a stand of juniper trees to an old dilapidated gompa which overlooks the lake. As well as Buddhist paintings and statues
We retrace our route back to Ringmo and then follow a trail eastwards, through forest of juniper and blue pine. The trail follows alongside the river up the valley to a waterfall and eventually to the base of the Baga La where we will be staying for the night.
From our camp it's a 3 hour steady climb to the top of the Baga La, the second of such high passes. The descent is gradual at first but it soon drops steeply to a stream before ascending again to the foot of the Numa La where we will be staying for the night.
Continue with climbing through arid country to the last of the high passes, the Numa La. It is marked by mani stones and the flutter of the prayer flags. we will be able to see as far as Dhaulagiri from the top. The trail now descends past a huge mani wall to the Tarap region and the trail cuts through the barley fields of the Tarap Valley and onto the settlement of Do.
It is the largest settlement in Tarap and has several gompas. On the ridge above the village is the Ri Bhunpa Gompa and, just to the east lays the village of Shipchhok which has a Bon-po gompa which is certainly worth exploring. There are also opportunities to get great views of the valley and surrounding snow peaks from a number of nearby ridges.
We will be starting off early in the morning. The trail is almost flat and follows the river until we come across a gorge. We will enter the gorge which has large rose shrubs and other wildflowers, and after crossing and re-crossing the river numerous times, the trail opens up to a flat expanse and onto Lahini where we will be staying for the night.
The trail today is steep, narrow and dangerous as it clings to the cliffs and the bridges along here can often be washed out. Eventually, the valley widens and the route becomes easier as we approach the village of Khanigaon. We will then climb high above the river before descending towards the Barbung Khola and onto the fortress village of Tarakot where we will be staying for the night.
We will follow alongside the Barbung Khola downstream along the south bank to the village of Lawan, before crossing to the north bank and walking for several more hours to Duna where we will be staying for the night.
We will be trekking from Dunai to Juphal. From Dunai we will be following the river trail downstream to Juphal. We will also be walking uphill through meadows and past a few houses to the small hotels at Kala Gaura (2090m) where we can rest. After several more hours of walking, we will finally reach Juphal, which is the end point of our trek and where we will be staying for the night.
We will take a flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. We will then take a connecting flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

SERVICES

Cost Includes:

  • Two night Deluxe Kathmandu hotel in Kathmandu on B/B. Before and After the trek. Hotel Access Nepal Pvt.ltd.
  • Airport pick-up and drop services
  • Ticketing permit and all needed document.
  • Guide and necessary staffs.
  • A cook and kitchen supporter.
  • All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.)
  • Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc
  • Camping charges
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • emergency Rescue assistance.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nature of personal expense
  • All meals and hotels in Kathmandu..
  • Activities in Kathmandu like sightseeing tour.
  • International airfare

EQUIPMENTS

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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2 Pax USD 2,700
3 Pax USD 2,600
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,500
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,400
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,300
19 - 24 Pax USD 2,200
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