Exploring the Far Western region of Nepal, trek to Lower Dolpo Trek provides you the great combination of natural and cultural aspects. As the region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture, trek provides you a great chance to closely observe the traditions, cultures, beliefs, norms, values and daily living style of Tibetan people. Along with this you can also explore many stunning views of Himalayas and local floras and faunas including amazing wild habitats like: wild cat, wolf, musk deer, spotted deer, wild yak etc. in beautiful pine and bamboo forests with fascinating rhododendron flowers.
Lower Dolpo is situated in the far west region of Nepal that preserves one of the last shreds of traditional Tibetan culture. The Lower Dolpo valley is a unique, culturally rich, seclude valley surrounded by high mountains including Dhaulagiri range .Beautiful views of Himalayan peaks swaddled by snow, ancient and quaint villages, Buddhist monasteries, wonderful lakes and rich wildlife make this trek fascinating.
People of Lower Dolpo region are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The entire region is dominated by Tibetan culture and traditions. An exposure to the high himalayan valleys resembles to the Tibetan highlands. Shey-Phoksundo National Park, the largest National Park of Nepal is a major highlight of this trek. Its surrounded by rock, forests, and snow- capped peaks, Lower Dolpo region is indeed a mystic land.
Lower Dolpo Trek is an opportunity to cross the challenging Numala Pass (5115m) and Bagala Pass (5100m). The spectacular views of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, KyangyuRipa, Annapurna range and many other mountains from these passes are major highlight of this area.
1.How difficult is Lower Dolpo trek and how can I Prepare?
Trek to Lower Dolpo is remote and easy type trekking, can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. People with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs may have to suffer much difficulty in trekking.
2. What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Lower Dolpo 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 the weather conditions and Jumla flight?
After reaching at Nepalgunj, we have to take a flight to Jumla in the morning then we start trek from Jumla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Jumla 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding language.
6. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping, 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.
7. What is the limitation of weight to Jumla 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.
8. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Lower Dolpo trek?
Trek to Lower Dolpo 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.
9. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
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.