The highlight of the Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek
- One of the best treks, Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek provides you a great opportunity to explore the remote western region of Nepal.
- Visit Shey Phosundo lake, explore the Buddhist monasteries and amazing landscape of Lower Dolpo.
- Massif view of mountains beautiful flora and fauna of Phoksunda national park.
- Bonpo religion is still in practice in this area. So you can closely explore this Buddhists cultures and Bonpo religion.
- Experience the hidden wilderness of Dolpo region and it’s forbidden kingdom.
Trip Summarize –
Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek is an outstanding choice to explore the amazing Phoksundo Lake and explore the endangered species like Blue Sheep and Mountain Goats. The landscapes are admirable and in the nice location with shadows of the Himalayas reflected in the colorful and barren slopes of mountains. Dolpo region is all featured in National Geographic by Eric Valli and it has shown its mystical side for the viewers. You will be amused by the caravans of Yaks and it is hard to believe that still Buddhist Bon Po is practiced in the rural place like this.
One of the best remote area trail, Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek provides you a great opportunity to explore a remote western region of Nepal. Dolpo region is beautifully filled with many geographic and you can get a great chance to observe the wild lives of this region like Snow leopard, Ghoral, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, and Mountain Goat. Besides this, the trekking trail gives you a chance to explore the popular villages of this region. You can also learn the local culture of people influenced by Tibetan culture and their daily lifestyle. For the longer you can also do Upper Dolpo trek. This area offers you the deepest lake “Phoksundo Lake” and the biggest waterfall “Sluggard” of Nepal with spectacular landscapes and beautiful views of Himalayas. You can also sight seen in Kathmandu and explore ancient temples and monasteries. Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure.
Similarly, our trip begins from Kathmandu by taking the flight to Nepalgunj and then again taking another flight to Jhupal. We start our first trek from Jhupal to Dunai and feel the chill cold crisp air of the Himalaya for the first time. From Dunai, we trek to Tarakot passing some old villages and crossing bridges. We trek to Laini and see some amazing old villages as well as monasteries. From Laini, it is time to move toward Nawarpani by passing some narrow gorges and then trek to Dho Tarap to see interesting villagers and their lifestyle and also to take rest and properly acclimatize. The trek begins to take high altitude as we ascend Numa La Pass (5190m) and then trek to Pelung Tang. It is time to hike Dajok Tang at 4080m while we pass lush grassland and to trek to Ringmo – a popular village where you can experience Tibetan culture and simple lifestyle.
Hike to Phoksundo Lake which is famous because Hollywood movie “CARAVAN” was mostly shot in this area. We leave Phoksundo Lake behind us and trek to Santa where amazing disease curing minerals can be found and we trek along the hanging rock cliff. Now, it is all the way back to Juphal- Nepaljung and flight back to Kathmandu from the same route. Once, we are in Kathmandu, you can join dinner program.
Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you to hotel for further briefing about the upcoming trip. In the evening, a small meeting shall be held to discuss and prepare for the trek. And after meeting you can roam around Thamel to get familiar with environment and location.
After half day sightseeing around Kathmandu. We visit our office and meet guides as well as other staffs. We then gather to discuss about the upcoming trip then make ourselves ready by checking necessary documents and equipments.
Today, we fly to Nepalgunj – Nepalgunj is located in South Western Nepal, in Terai region near to Indian Border. It is famous for Bageshowri Temple of Hindus and richshaw/cycle ride. The settlement somewhat resembles India and we reach horse cart full of colorful people after leaving the busy Bazaar.
We take amazing flight to Simikot. The flight covers beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and mountain ridges. Today, we experience crispy cold air in Hindu village, Simikot. Simikot is situated in altitude of almost 3000 meters; therefore we take slow climb to acclimatize properly.
We continue our trek to Tarakot by initiating our trek from the southern bank of Bheri River and taking upstream trail. We pass through several deep gorges, bridges and some isolated villages. We have to walk from path built about seven meters above the rover and walking for a while, we reach Tarakot village – a small village at hillock to the south of Bheri River.
We take walk alongside Tarap Chu River and cross if for two times to reach Sandul Gompa. The Gompa is between the juncture of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River. We further trek through farm terraces and rural villages and begin to ascend and descend for a while to reach Laini.
We take steep climb and walk above the Tarap River. The walk is exciting and the valley becomes narrower and we can even jump from one side of the gorge to another. After taking several challenging climbs and descending to the banks of Chyugur Khola, we reach Nawarpani.
We initiate our amazing walk by uphill climb to Kamattarka. Then, we cross a narrow gorge to leave the trees behind and see wild roses and juniper bushes. We walk for several hours and reach the village of Dho Tarap – a village surrounded by irregular stone wall and settled by Bon Po and Chaiba religion. There are few inhabitants of Tibet and nost of them are Magars living here for many generations.
For acclimatization, staying idle is not good for health according to experts. So, we hike nearby monasteries and explore local culture. The people of Tarap are all traditional and simple and wear their traditional clothing. The settlers are both Bon Po and Buddhist followers.
1. How difficult is trek to Everest Panorama and how can we prepare?
Trekking to Everest Panorama is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Panorama trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Everest Panorama trek?
Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hour should I walk per day and what happened if I am slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.
8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?
Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.
9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?
You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.