Lower Dolpo Trekking a journey through the isolated Himalayan region of Nepal. It is an adventurous trekking that lies in the Himalayan rain shadow area, beyond the Dhaulagiri peak. During the trek to Lower Dolpo, you can explore the unusual landscape, amazing variations of the Phoksundo National Park, traditional culture in the Tibetan settlements and the huge blue Lake- Phoksundo.
The Lower Dolpo trekking heads from the tiny airstrip of Juphal in Dolpo, walking through the dramatic landscape and undisturbed valleys that are just awesome. The district center of Dolpo Dunai is a bustling market place and the trek heads towards the high altitude region. The trail is popular as the Himalayan Caravan Route that has been filmed in Eric Valley’s movie. The meadows in Dolpo region are popular for collecting the caterpillar fungus and it seemed to be a huge fair with the marching of the local people. The trek crosses some of the high passes in Dolpo, including the Numa La and Baga La Pass. The tough part of the trail has been hanged on the enormous rock boulder. Phoksundo Lake is the most picturesque destinations for the trekkers to explore around and enjoy taking abundant photographs. Fixing the tents beside the Lake, you can feel the prosperity of overloaded nature with serene surroundings. During the trek, the traditional way people live and communicate offers you a different impression.
For the excellently organized Lower Dolpo Trekking with professional trekking and camping support, Reliance Trekking arranges the required preparations with uncompromising services. If you have any queries regarding the Lower Dolpo Trekking, please feel free to contact us.
Highlights of Lower Dolpo Trekking
- Views of Dhaulagiri Kingirowa, Mount Putha and Tibetan peaks.
- Dho- Tarap is highest village in lower Dolpo region
- Numu La and Baga La continuous pass
- Explore the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and local culture.
- Amazing, striking Dho Valley with landscape and desert.
- Phoksundo Lake is deepest lake in Nepal 220m. deep
- Wonderful breathtaking Gorges and rainbow monasteries.
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)
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)
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj .It takes 40minute and O/N at Hotel on Nepalgunj. . (Breakfast included)
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)
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.
Trek 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Trek 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.
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.
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)
Trek 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)
Trek 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).
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.
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)
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