Lower Dolpo trek is famous with it’s isolated area and it was opened in 1982 for the trekkers. It crosses the three high passes of this region such as Kangmara La (5115mtr.), Numa La (5159mtr.) and Baga La (5190 mtr.). Lower Dolpo is home to popular Shey Phoksundo National Park. Our trek leads us through this protected area and takes us to superb Phoksundo lake with beautiful flora and fauna. It is situated in the Karnali region of Nepal and required special permit from the government of Nepal because of the restricted area. Dolpo region is a very dry and unproductive area so the people lived here very difficult life but they were very humble and friendliness with their smiling face.
The trek which starts in Juphal and ends in Juphal, is a moderately strenuous walk along the lower part of Dolpo. Shey Phoksundo lake is the deepest lake of Nepal which is situated in this region. Since the route opened, it is going very popular among the travels and this route is the famous treks in the western Nepal. Beautiful Lakes, People life style, Buddhist Monasteries, Tibetan plateau and the traditional culture are the main attraction of the lower dolpo trek.
Due to its nearness to the Tibetan border, Dolpo follows Tibetan Buddhism as a religion. Dolpo’s inhabitants still earn their livelihood by trading items like salt, cotton, barley and rice in Tibet. During the trek, we also come across traders walking with yaks laden with such items. Check out our fixed itinerary for Lower Dolpo Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.
Highlights of the trip:
The spectacular view of the Shey-Phoksundo Lake, The challenging Numa la and Baga la pass, Observation of the remoteness of Nepal, Various species of flora and fauna, Panoramic views of Snowy peaks, Ancient and isolated villages, Buddhist monasteries, Enthralling culture and tradition
Lower Mustang trekking outline itineary
- Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)overnight at Hotel.
- Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) Overnight at hotel.
- Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel
- Day 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2,320m/7,610ft), trek to
- Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walks Overnight at the camp.
- Day 5 Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
- Day 6 Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walks. Overnight camp near by the village backyard.
- Day 7 Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
- Day 8 Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
- Day 9 Trek to
- Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
- Day 10 Rest
- Day at
- Dho Tarap for acclimatization. Overnight at camp.
- Day 11 Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs .overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.
- Day 12 Trek to Numa La. Overnight at camp.
- Day 13 Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi. Overnight at camp.
- Day 14 Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft) Overnight at camp.
- Day 15 Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks. Overnight at camp.
- Day 16 Rest
- Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at camp.
- Day 17 Trek to chepka(2260m.) Overnight at camp.
- Day 18 Trek to Jhupal.Overnight at camp.
- Day 19 We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available fly .
- Day 20 Rest day in Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 21Departure.Farewell!!
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Cost includes on this packages program
- Kathamndu international airport transfer by private car/van/bus.
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu / Bhaktapur within BB Plan.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Tourist standard hotel in Pokhara lake side with BB Plan.
- Airfare from Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara round trip flight fare with required domestic airport tax
- One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Guest house / Tented accommodation according to the given itinerary (Twin sharing basis)
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Restricted area permit issue by immigration of Nepal
- Annapurna Permits and TIMS permits and their fees
- Professional license holder mountain trekking guide and necessary cook - sherpa - kitchen helper and necessary porters according to the group size
- Trekking gears, food, salary and as well as insurance for all Nepali crew
- A special gift as a souvenir from our company.
Cost excludes on this package program
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments, bar bills and personal nature expenses.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation, monuments and monesteries entrance fees and as well as TIPS for crew .
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.