Lower Dolpo trekking-18 Days

Trip Information
  • Duration18 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5360m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size2+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch to May and Sept to Nov
Highlights
  • Explore the wild country of Lower and Inner Dolpo facing exceptional landscape views.
  • In the country where ancient Bon sect of pre-Buddhism exists worship of natural spirits.
  • Fabulous scenery of hills and snow-peaks on walks from lovely villages to pristine wilderness
  • Beautiful turquoise Phoksundo Lake surrounded by pine and fir forested high green hills
  • A circuit around interesting areas of Dolpo and crossing high Baga-la and Numa-La passes

‘Adventure within most scenic and high country where Bon an ancient worship exists’

Lower Dolpo trekking, a great adventure around Nepal Far West Himalaya, in the land of snow-leopard and abundance mountain wild-life. Where visitors can enjoy the great wilderness of high snow mountains in the shade of lovely alpine forest.

Lower Dolpo Trekking leads you on the ancient Trans Himalaya Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet, heading through lovely villages. As well as crossing high scenic passes to reach from beautiful areas of inner Dolpo to another interesting place. An enjoyable journey for more than two weeks in a pristine location, and the harmony of immense cultural villages.

 Explore the unspoiled, raw, and wild country on least ventured trails by foreign trekkers and adventurers. Lower Dolpo trekking, one of the most memorable and enjoyable Himalayan destinations, where you will be in a world of your own. Far from mainstream routes and modern civilization, as walk leads to picturesque country, enriched with breathtaking scenery of Lower Dolpo.

Lower and all parts of Dolpo falls within Shey-Phoksundo National Park, the largest park of Nepal covers more than 3, 555 sq. km. Within the park of Dolpo, trekking into cool forest lined with blue pine, cypress, poplar, deodar, and birch trees. Higher up on Trans-Himalaya area with near desert-type vegetation with dwarf juniper and caragana shrubs. The only surviving plants on this wild harsh terrain, which makes the adventure interesting to experience the dramatic change of landscapes.


 Besides scenic views of the beautiful country, the local culture of Dolpo people equally impressive, closely linked with Tibetan predecessor. Where the border across Tibet falls within close distance where local Dolpo villagers still have close trade relationships across the frontier.


 Lower Dolpo, one of the most beautiful trek in the remote far corners of Nepal, is very rarely visited by outsiders. From Jhupal town of Dolpo begins this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys, and serene forest. Trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over Numa-La 5, 190 m, Baga-La pass 5,070 m, then at Phoksundo Lake.


A scenic and magnificent location surrounded by snow peaks of Kanjibro Himal, with time to visit the nearby Ringmo village. Slowly our adventure heads towards lower mid-hills to reach Dunai, the headquarter town of Dolpo, and then back to Jhupal.


 Where our magnificent adventure around completes, then taking a swift flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, after a most memorable experience on Lower Dolpo Trekking.

Seasons for Lower Dolpo Trekking:

Lower Dolpo Trekking, the best time is spring from March to May and autumn season from September to November. Spring-time much warmer with longer sun-light hours, sub-tropical climate at the beginning of treks. Once over the hills cooler temperatures and then to freezing arctic cold. Where days are fine with sunshine but cold morning and night time, chances of snow-fall sometimes around higher altitude.

Autumn another best season, where days are crystal clear for views and pleasant walks but much colder morning and late afternoon till night time, with chances of snow-fall around high areas. 

Lower Dolpo, can be visited during summer around monsoon time also. As the region falls within rain shadow, gets less rain and moisture than other southern areas of Himalaya that is why the country is dry with barren arid landscapes.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  •  03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
  •  01 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on full board in Nepaljung.
  •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra).
  •  Kathmandu to Nepaljung to Juphal and Juphal to Nepaljung to Kathmandu by flight.
  •  All necessary trek permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  •  02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
  •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
  •  twin shearing accommodation/tented camp during the trek.
  •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.
  •   First aid kit.
  •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.
  •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee 
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu 
  • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu.
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
Availability
  • The trip departs everyday day of the year
  • The trip and trek are fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

  • The trip is available for solo travellers group travelers and private travelers

  • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

  • If the given date are not appropriate for the travellers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients

  • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.

Useful Information

Equipment and Gear List

GeneralGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

CatUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

LowerLower Body

  • Thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

glovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

feetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

Optional Other Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • Water bladder for the day bag
  • Small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

What to pack for nepal trekking?

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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