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Dunai Dho-Tarap Numala Bagala Pass Phoksundo Trek

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Overview

Dolpa is located in the shy- Phoksundo National park of mid- western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau, cut off by a series of very high passes and closed by the snow most of the year. Dolpa remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal. Time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The finally preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard and magnificent views including MT. Dhaulagiri(8167m.).

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. We visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(400m).
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj .It takes 40minute and O/N at Hotel on Nepalgunj. . (Breakfast included)
Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal(2400m) Trek to Dunai(2150m)
Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal it takes 35 minutes. Trekking starts from Juphal, the trail descends and winds through local villages. Trek by the riverside and pass Roop Ghar with the water mill and finally reach the village of Dunai(2150m).Dunai has a village school, police check post and some government offices. It is also the administrative capital of Dolpo.  It takes 4 hours to Dunai from Jhupal. O/N at Guest house on Dunai. . (Breakfast Lunch,Dinner included)
Day 05: Treak from Dunai To Tarakot(2850m).
 Trek from Dunai goes through the bank of tiny streams and follow the bank of the Bheri River. It is hardly above the River. The Dzongs have been built at the side of the trail. After a short walk, the greeneries of the fields attract us. Visiting the Sandul Gompa on the way, we reach to the junction of the Tarap Chu River, head through the bank and reach to Tarakot. It takes 6 hours. O/N at tent  camp.
Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Lahini(2350m)Treak from Tarakot to Lahini is advantures and wide valley of Tarakot narrows to a rough gorge and we ascend to Khani 2950m to avoid it. Khanigaon  is the winter residence of the Dho-Tarap people. It is marked incorrectly on the map. The trail to Lahini is rough.It takes 7 hours. O/N at tented camp. 
Day 07: Treak from Lahini to  Cave camp(serkam)(3180m)
Although the actual distance is short today is one of the more challenging days. Seven years ago this trail was feared even by locals. Then KLDP spent considerable time and dynamite carving a trail out of the steep gorge walls and constructing new bridges. However parts of this trail may have been washed away leaving a few tricky detours.  It takes 6/7 hours. O/N at tended camp on large cave
Day 08: Cave camp(Serkam) to Dho-Tarap 6hrs(4040m)
Initially we climb higher then the walking eases on an gently ascending trail. It takes 7 hours. O/N at tented camp on Dho-tarap
Day 09: Visit around Dho-Tarap Valley.
 A rest and exploration day. Dho and Tarap are actually two close but separate villages spread up the hillside. They are some of the highest semi-permanently inhabited villages in Nepal. Only Tibet has a couple of higher villages. The people closely resemble the Khampas of Tibet, the men with a ponytail and red tassel coiled around their head. The women sport musk deer teeth necklaces, testament to the volume of now illegal hunting here. O/N at tented camp on Dho-Tarap
Day 10: Dho-Tarap  to Numala Base Camp(4620m)
 Ascending the beautiful valley of upper Tarap we camp at the village of Tok-khyu, the last settlement of the Tarap valley.It takes 7 hours. O/N at tented camp on Numala b.c.
Day 11: Numala B.C to Numala pass(5220m) to Bagala B.C.8hrs.( 4465m)
Crossing the 5220m pass of a trek is always tough but the reward from the top, if clear, is a stunning panorama of high peaks and rough hills. This pass has also been recorded as 5360m high. This is blue sheep and snow leopard country. We descend to camp by the Poyon Khola. village of Tok-khyu, the last settlement of the Tarap valley.It takes 7 hours. O/N at tended camp on Bagala B.C.
Day 12: Bagala B.C to Bagala pass(5115m) toYak kharka(4210m)
Teak from Bagala b c to bagala pass, passing through small River and continue go upward and reach to Bagala Top. Beautiful scenery of Mountain and panaroma  view can be captured. After that the trail decend till yak kharka. It takes 7 hours, O/N at tented camp on yak kharka.
Day 13: Yak kharka to Phuksundo lake(Ringmo 3725m)
 There are several trails to Ringmo. After the last two days of tougher walking  this should be easier, although walking  flat up and down,passing through Pine tree,Sandel Wood, juniperus. It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Phuksundo lake.
Day 14: Visit around Phuksundo lake.
 Explore the area around the magnificent Phoksundo Lake. The lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and spectacular scenery. Ringmo village, which is a typical Tibetan village, is scenically nestled in the area. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. There are many monasteries (Gompas )and Bon-po religious sites at the park and  spend our time visiting some of them. The most famous, Shey Gompa was established in the 11th Century. Thashung Gompa located near Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago. Explore  wonderful natural sites and enjoy nature tour. O/N at Guest house on Ringmo . (Breakfast Lunch,Dinner included)
Day 15 :Trek from Phusksondo lake  to Sangta(2480m)
Treak from Phusondo lake to Sangta, the trail leads decend until Ryajik passing through Pine tree, Juniper, Rhododendron Trees and Sandle Wood  frorest. After Ryajik trail fluctuate up and down to Sangta. It takes 8 hours. O/N at Guest house on Sanga.  (Breakfast Lunch,Dinner included)
Day 16:Sangta To Jhuphal(2400m)
Treak from Sangta to Jhuphal, trail leds down passing through beautiful sence of tarrect of agriculture, river of Phusundo and panaroma view of uphills until Suli ghat where there is Shey phusondo N ational Park Cheack Post. After passing suspention bridge  join offroad and day tril asends Jhuphal. It takes 7 hours. O/N at guest house in Jhuphal. (Breakfast Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 17:Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj in morning it takes 35 minutes. And flight that continue flight to Kathmandu in afternoon it takes 45 minutes . O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
Day 18: Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights, one night on Nepalgunj, on BB basis as per the    itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Flight From Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Via Jhuphal & return from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj Via Kathmandu
*Accommodation & transportation on  guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea, Coffiee, hot chocolate and Boiled Water).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porters services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
*International airfare and departure airport tax
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary.

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Duration 18 Days

Grade Hard

Max-Altitude 5220m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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