Lower Dolpo Trekking

Shey phoksundo lake and Trip Himalaya Treks Camp. photo by LilaLower Dolpo Trekking is Located North West of Nepal; on the isolated corner of Trans Himalayan Zone is a virgin, divine land and the central point of this area is Shey Phoksumdo National Park. The east and south of Dolpa are surrounded by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west is the Jumla district. Trekking to Lower Dolpa offers you the remarkable and breathtaking experience of a lifetime. The notable features seen here are snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes.

The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with an enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with the Tibetan culture.

Trekking into Dolpa presents an exposure to the high and remote Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan highlands. The main highlight of Dolpa trekking includes “Shey Phoksundo National Park” which is one of the major National Parks of Nepal. “Shey Phoksundo Lake” is another famous feature of this region. The lake is totally free of aquatic life, which the crystal waters clearly demonstrate. Surrounded by rocks, forests, and snow-capped peaks, the area has been described as one of the world's “Natural Hidden Wonders”.

The Dolpa trekking starts at Juphal and follows the track to Dunai, then continues to Tarakot, way up to Bang la Camp, the uppermost point of Dolpa trekking. After passing through Sanu Bheri village, we then descend to the good-looking Phoksundo Lake, which is a piece of the Shey Phoksundo National Park. From phoksundo trek decent to Dunai or upper dolpo.

Trekking Region : West Part of Nepal.
Culture : Mixed influences.
Starting Point : Juphal
End Point : Juphal
Trek Duration : 21 days
Tour grade : Moderate trek.
Highest Access : Pelung Tang (4665m).
Best Season : October, November and April, May.
Type of trekking : Camping Only.
Summary : A Long walk up a steep, uninhabited river valley leads to a high, isolated that is an enclave of Tibetan tradition. Continue from trap to phoksundo lake by crossing two high passes and traversing remote country that is the home of snow leopards.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the Int'l Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Guide.
Day 03: flight/Drive to Nepalgunj and over night in Hotel.
Day 04: Flight to Juphal and Trek to Dunai (2050m).
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2520m).
Day 06: Tarakot to Khani Gaun (2540m).
Day 07: Khani Gaon to Chheur (3610m).
Day 08:    perhaps a acclimatization rest day
Day 09: Chheur to Sishu Khola (3770m).
Day 10: Sishukhola to Do Tarap (4150m).
Day 11: Rest at Do Trap visit arond or Hig-king.
Day 12: Do Tarap to Tok-khyu High camp (4180m)
Day 13: Tok-Hhyu to High camp Over Numala Pass to Pelung Tang (4665m).
Day 14: Pelungtang Over Bagala Passto to Dajok Tang (4080m)
Day 15: Dajok Tang to Phoksundo Lake (3728m).
Day 16: Rest at Phoksundo Lake ( visit Monastery and Local village.
Day 17: Phoksondo Lake to Chekpa (2260m).
Day 18: Chekpa to Juphal (2490m).
Day 19: Flight Back to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 20 : Free day in Kathmandu/shopping.
Day 21 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Note. also you can do continues trek to upper Dolpo or cross over Bagala pass and Numala pass and Trek down via Do Trap to Dunai.

Const Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 5 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Entrance fee in sightseeing Kathmandu and Trekking.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Shey Phoksundu National park Fee/special permits.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Const Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.