Description about Lower Dolpa Trek !
Lower Dolpa trek offers a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corner simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. The Dolpo region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still in practice. High mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast surround this spiritual sanctuary. Dolpo region provides the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region in Nepal.
After exploring Kathmandu valleys’ historical/cultural sights and obtaining the special permit for the lower Dopla trekking we take our flight to Jhupal via Nepalganj. We trek continuously to Shey- Phoksundo National Park before joining ancient Nepal Tibet trade route and enjoy the views of lower Dolpa valley. Eventually, you can hear prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass, and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the Kanjiroba and majestic Dhaulagiri range. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the pristine Phoksundo Lake full of crystal deep blue freshwater contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills. On our trek, to Dolpa the trek descends to the Jhupal airstrip to end our historical trip of a lifetime to Dolpa, the land of mystery, scenery, and peace.
Designed for those wanting a solid trek into the tranquil heart of the alpine wilderness. Get ready to experience the dramatic climatic changes, topographic variety & feel the rain shade area. Get set for a strenuous walk along the deserted hills and capture the panoramic views of the lake Phoksundo. Expect to explore the Western Himalayan culture, encompassing the preserved Eco system of a wild and wonderful variety of flora and fauna. Be prepared for a hike of 6-8 hrs a day.
We then take our final pass to Dunai where we’ll have concluded the circuit and a celebration is sure to be had. Next we’ll move forward to Juphal from where we’ll fly back to Nepalganj and then from Nepalganj to Kathmandu or drive to another beautiful place to explore Pokhara.
Outline Itinerary !
Day 01 :- Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft). Transfer you to your hotel.
Day 02 :- Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 :- Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (152m/500ft), transfer to Hotel: 35 min flight
Day 04 :- Nepalgunj – Juphal (2,320m/7,610ft) – Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 25min flight, 2-3 hrs trek
Day 05 :- Juphal – Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 06 :- Tarakot – Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 07 :- Laini – Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 08 :- Nawarpani – Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 7-8 hrs
Day 09 :- Do Tarap: acclimatisation and exploration day. Visit the Bön and Buddhist monasteries.
Day 10 :- Do Tarap – Numa La Base Camp (4,440m/14,563 ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 11 :- Numa La BC – Numa La (5,309m/17,420ft) – Pelung Tang (Danigar, 4465m/14,645 ft): 6-7 hrs
Day 12 :- Pelung Tang – Baga La (5,170m/16,980ft) – Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 13 :- Dajok Tang – Ringmo Gaon / Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11,808ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 14 :- Phoksundo Tal: rest and exploration day.
Day 15 :- Phoksundo Tal – Shyangta (2,520m/8,265 ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 16 :- Shyangta – Juphal (2,320m/7,610ft), 5-6 hrs.
Day 17 :- Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 25min and 35 min flights,Or drive to Pokhara
Day 18 :- Rest day
Day 19 :- Final Departure