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Lower Dolpo Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

Duration 16 Days
Country NEPAL
Grade Challenging
Max. Altitude 4,555m
Group Size 2-16 pax
Best Season All Seasons except Harsh Winter
Accommodation Hotel, tea-house & Camping
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For a solo trekker, the trekking trails of the Lower Dolpo are likely to appear unmarked, but for us, it is a road to our daily activity. We have immersed ourselves with its wilderness for the outdoor adventurers coming from different parts of the world who want to experience the past, the life of the 10th century. For more than 30 years, we have been showing them the natural beauty of the Lower Dolpo like the pristine mountain views, stunning lake, and beautiful landscapes that you would like to add to your bucket list if not today then certainly in the future. Over there, the trekking trail takes you to a high altitude, and standing with a tiring leg, you find the mountain views rewarding. The region is often called the “Hidden Treasure of Nepal.”

Whatever is hidden, you can call it isolation. Isolation means remoteness, and when the landscape has these two qualities, the place becomes a popular trek destination to the westerners. Every night you spend your time in this landscape. You can call it a worth spending night, once in a lifetime opportunity. Following the trail, you head into the direction that takes you to the lake as well as into the region where the Bon religion is practiced; its history dates back to more than 10,000 years old.

This is one of the highlights of the Lower Dolpo Trek, and another is you are in a designated protected national park of Nepal known as the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The dramatic views along the trekking trail are going to create an  impressive trekking experience in your life. As you follow it, you are likely to spot snow leopards, rare Himalayan blue sheep, goral, thar, and Himalayan black bear. You don’t have to have a little luck to see these animals; you confront them while walking.

If you want to avoid crowds, if you want a quieter trekking trail, then head to the Lower Dolpo region to be far away even from villages and enjoy the pleasant side of nature in order to experience unforgettable trekking in the land of the Tibetans not in Tibet but in Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Stop at Sheyphundo Lake to enjoy its spectacular view
  • See a lot of top attractions, for example, the highest waterfall, ancient sacred monasteries, and sparkling mountains.
  • Enjoy the best view of Dhaulagiri I, once considered the highest mountain in the world
  • Also enjoy the best camping trek in the world’s remotest region
  • Walk an ancient trading route that connects Tibet and Nepal.

Lower Dolpo Trek is the most difficult trek in the Western Nepal

This begins at 3000 m plus.  Before you head to a higher elevation than this, you have to acclimatize, otherwise, you will experience the symptoms of altitude mountain sickness like  headaches, vomiting, tiredness, confusion, and dizziness. For those who want to trek more like you, the thirst for a higher elevation grows . This is a natural phenomenon. If you are a person who seeks mental and physical challenges,  Lower Dolpo Trek is the right trek for you. If you are suffering from a certain health condition, then the Lower Dolpo Trek is not for you. With a brave heart, you can overcome the difficulties of the Lower Dolpo Trek and enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains. After you  reach the top, there is a switchback you have to follow.

Accommodation along the trekking trail of the Lower Dolpo

Since this is a camping trek, there are many campsites on the way.  Prior to this, you will be staying at bed and breakfast in a hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. These hotels focus on cleanliness and hygiene.  All have good beds, attached bathrooms, HD TV, Free WI-FI, etc. During trekking, you have to spend your night in a tent, and you have to share the tent (twin sharing). The waterproof tent is set up by our trekking guide and porter, including the dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, and kitchen tent. We also provide you with all kitchen utensils. We also provide a sleeping bag that is comfortable, cozy, and warm to protect from cold weather. Also, we use distilled water for cooking and drinking.

Best Seasons to go for Lower Dolpo Trekking

September, October, and November are the best months to visit the Dolpo  region.  During these months, the sun is not that hot. The temperature is cooler than those of June and July. Winter is nearing, so you can expect the air to be much cooler. Since the days are clear, you can take photos of the mountain sceneries plentifully

March, April, and May are also the best months for trekking because the warmth of the earth is in progression. The trekking trail is clearly visible. Many tourists sought these months for trekking in Nepal. The months are also the best to see the animals and the blossoms of flowers.

Essentials that you should pack for Lower Dolpo Trekking

Make sure you have the following items for 12 or 13 days in the Dolpo region.

1.         Footwear,  Hiking boot ,Campshoe

2.    Other Gears and Clothing

  • Back pack
  • Neck gaiter
  • Base glove
  • Gloves
  • Trekking trousers
  • Windproof Down jacket and sunhat
  • Sun lotion and sun glass
  • Camera and mobiles
  • Passport
  • Broad brimmed hat
  • Duffle bag
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

3 Optionals

  • Menstrual products
  • Map and compass
  • Altimeter watch
  • Whistle

Before you head out for trekking, checkout the above packing list to stay comfortably in the wilderness of Dolpo.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to a hotel.

Day 02

Day 02: Moring transfer to Kathmandu airport to board flight to Nepalgunj. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Local Lodge

Day 03

Day 03: Morning Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/3 hours trek). Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Local Lodge

Day 04

Day 04: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/6 hours walk). Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 05

Day 05: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/7 hours walk). Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 06

Day 06: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/6 hours walk). Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 07

Day 07: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090mt) - 8 hours walk. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 08

Day 08: Acclimatization day. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 09

Day 09: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft) - 6-7 hours walk. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 10

Day 10: Cross Numa La pass (5,190m) and trek to Pelung Tang (4465m/6-7 hours). Camp at Tang. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 11

Day 11: Cross Baga La pass (5,070m) and continue trek to Dajok Tang (4,080m) – total walk 6 hours. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12

Day 12: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m) - 4 hours walk. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Tented Camp

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers as per itinerary,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Nepaljung as per schedule,
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek, Tents and kitchen equipments too
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or destination
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide),
  • Assistant trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary,insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket,four seasonal sleeping bag, Hiking Adventure Treks duffel bag,and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit,TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Hotels in Kathmandu and other arrangements such as sightseeing, meals etc.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Any extra arrangements due to flight delay or cancellation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
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