The highlight of the Lower Dolpo 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 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 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 while walking to Lower Dolpo. 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.
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Preparation – B
Day3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -1 hrs – B.L.D
Day4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft)- 45 mins, about 3 hrs trek – B.L.D
Day5: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft) – about 6 hrs – B.L.D
Day6: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3,160 m/10,365 ft) – about 7 hrs – B.L.D
Day7: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627 ft) – about 6 hrs – B.L.D
Day8: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft) – about 7 hrs – B.L.D
Day9: Tarap: acclimatization – B.L.D
Day10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563 ft.) – about 7 hrs. walk – B.L.D
Day11: Cross Numa La Pass and camp at Pelung Tang, (4465m/ 14645 ft.), 6 to 7 hours walk – B.L.D
Day12: Cross Baga La Pass at 16630 ft. and trek to Dajok Tang at 13382 ft., 6 hours walk – B.L.D
Day13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo at (3600m/ 11808ft.), 3 to 4 hours walk – B.L.D
Day14: Hike to Phoksundo Lake – B.L.D
Day15: Trek to Shyanta from Phoksundo Lake, (2520m/ 8265ft.), 5 to 6 hours walk – B.L.D
Day16: Shyanta to Jhupal – B.L.D
Day17: Back to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu – B.D
Day18: Depature/ Farewell – B
(Note: B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)