Rating in Nepal
AC Recommend
$ 3300

Lower Dolpo Trek

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 3300
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Nepal
Guide language: German, English
Price: min $ 3300 — max $ 3500
Group size: min 2 — max 7
Duration: 20 days
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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

As soon as you land in our compact yet hospitable airport, you will be getting a delightful greeting of one of our representative. Our company will be seeking the glance of you where we will meet and discuss the trip details. You shall then be transferred to the hotel to breathe and relax and in the evening, we will be eagerly waiting for you to taste our special traditional cuisines.

DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

You will be exploring the valley where nature and culture meets that warm up your hearts. Morning relaxation and refinement of the soul will take place from the tour to those peaceful temples and monuments. We will visit the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square first and then the exploration of other sites will take place according to your desire and time.

DAY 3: NEPALGUNJ

Today we drive all the way to Nepalgunj. City lies in the Terai region of Nepal which is plain lands; interestingly mountain country too has plain lands! Nepalgunj is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia National Park. People and culture here is highly influenced by it. Overnight at hotel

DAY 4: FLIGHT TO JUPHAL, TREK TO DUNAI (2150M)

Today we take a brief 35 minutes flight to Juphal. Juphal is starting point for our trek, from Juphal we hit the road and commence the trekking. The trail descends and skirts through local villages. To reach Dunai we walk along the riverside and pass Roop Ghar with the water mill and finally reach the village of Dunai (2150m). We stay overnight in Dunai.

DAY 5: TREK TO TARAKOT (2540M)

Breakfast and trek to Tarakot following the upstream trail of Bheri river. A pleasant trek passes small villages with monastery, Mani stones and cultivating fields. Tarakot is a small settlement that nestles high above Thuli Bheri River was once a famous trading point as it was the capital of ancient independent kingdom Tichorung. Most of the natives of the village belong to Magar tribe and the most of them practice Tibetan Buddhism as their religion.

 DAY 6: TARAKOT TO LAINI (3370M)

We have our hearty breakfast and head towards Laini. We pass via Laisicap(2775m) and Khanigaon (2950m) and river accompanied by impressive views of Himalayas including Putha Hiunchuli and Churen Himal. Laini is a great Campsite which has cascading waterfall nearby. We stay overnight in.

DAY 7: TREK TO SIMARA (3755M)

Today we set our feet for Simara, we trekking through the deep gorges and scary cliffs via Chhyugar (3440m) and Toltol (3523m). We stay overnight in Simara.

DAY 8: TREK TO DHO TARAP (3950M)

Dho Tarap is a Highlight of this trek. It is a wonderful settlement that portrays the rustic attributes of Dolpo. Dho Tarap situated above a wide valley and was a famous trading point to the traders of Tibet and Mustang in the ancient days. We take the route via Ghyamghar and Langa to reach the magnificent village of Dho Tarap.

DAY 9: DHO TARAP EXPLORATION

Today we are going to give our trekking a pause with deep rest and wonderful exploration in the vintage village of Dho Tarap. This place gives the feeling of ancient world untouched by modern world. We visit many provincial monasteries like Ringo Bumpa Monastery, a sacred monastery built 1000 year ago by Jigme Nyima Gyaltzen and Lama Tenzing Tragye to get rid of evil spirits wandering in the region. Being ancient city it has a lot to offer us, Kakar Labrang Monastery White valley, Drakmar Dewa Monastery etc. are examples of it. We will visit as many as we could.

DAY 10: TREK TO NUMA LA BASE CAMP (4350M)

After the stay at the wonderful Dho Tarap we move to Numa La Base Camp. We trek via traditional Tokyu village (4209m) with dramatic views of Shering Gompa which is the house for the monks in the region. Stay Overnight in Numa La Base Camp.

DAY 11: TREK TO DANIGHAT (4510M) /NUMA LA PASS (5310M)

Today is a challenging day because we pass through the Numa La Pass (5310m) to reach Danighat. It is a serious uphill trek to Numa La top for 4 hours that grants us with marvelous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Norbung Kang and Churen Himal. Stay overnight at Danighat.

DAY 12: TREK TO YAK KHARKA (3860M)/BAGA LA PASS (5170M)

Today we embark on crossing another pass called Baga La Pass. It is strenuous uphill climb to Baga La pass, it boats scenic view of Norbung Lang Peak and the entire Phoksundo Lake. Enjoying the beautiful meadow of Temche (4000m) today we come down toward the Yak Kharka. After 6-7 hrs walk we reach our today destination. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

DAY 13: TREK TO PHOKSUNDO (3600M)

Today we start our trail from the Yak Kharka, and ascend again to Ringmo through the lush vegetation of pines, junipers and cypress. We pass through the highest waterfall in Nepal. And from there we reach out for Ringmo, a famous Bon settlement in the region. After the decent walk to downside we reach the turquoise colour lake called Shey Phoksundo. This beautiful lake will make it up for all the strenuous hard work of previous days.

DAY 14: PHOKSUNDO LAKE

Besides the exquisite lake there is much to explore nearby. We observe the culture of Ringmo village and its monasteries. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. There are many monasteries (Gompas) and Bon-po religious sites at the park.

DAY 15: TREK TO CHEPKA (2678)/ JHARANA (3130M)

We bid farewell to beautiful Phoksundo and trek uphill and downhill via Chunuwar and Rechi. After 3-4hrs trek we reach at Jharana and if you feel tried then we can here for overnight or we transverse through forest of pines, birches and bamboo. After the gentle walk for 8-9hrs we reach Chepka. If you feel tried then we can stay at Jharana for overnight.

DAY 16: TREK TO RUPGHAT (2070)

After having breakfast we decent towards the Rupghat from Chhepka/Jharana. From Chhepka it will take around 4-5 hrs to reach and from Jharana it will take 6-7 hrs. Walking through the dense forest we spent our overnight at Rupghat.

DAY 17: TREK TO JUPHAL (2475)

From Rupghat we retrace the trail we followed in earlier days and reach Juphal. Stay overnight at Juphal.

DAY 18: KATHMANDU

From Juphal we travel to Nepalgunj by air followed by drive to Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at Kathmandu.

DAY 19: KATHMANDU

We will complete what we started i.e. the exploration of the city but if you are tired enough to continue the tour then you can find a relaxation therapy in the city corner and go for a shopping tour as well. If time allows we can even have a farewell dinner together and add more memories worth to be cherished.

DAY 20: DEPARTURE

Who doesn't seek affection? This is what Swotah is there for, to make our clients feel loved and cared and the satisfaction of our clients is our greatest asset. As per your flight status we will invite you for a hearty lunch or may be a cup of coffee and we will then escort you to the airport with souvenirs where a farewell will be given in a traditional way.

Detail Inclusions

  • Trekking permits
  • All applicable government tax
  • Available accommodation during trek
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Equipment clothing for porters including their full insurance
  • Two way Kathmandu- Nepalgunj airfare with domestic airport departure tax
  • All necessary paperwork and Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Deluxe rooms in standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with entrance fees from professional guide
  • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek and tour along with Porters (2:1) for trek
  • All expenses for staffs; meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation

Complimentary

  • Souvenir from Swotah
  • Departure coffee session
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Nepali sim card for a group
  • Hot bags for trekking/climbing
  • Free city walk tour around Thamel
  • Occasional hot shower during the trek
  • Trekking Massage (at the end of the trek)
  • Comprehensive guide map of trekking region
  • Arrangement of tea, coffee throughout the trekking days
  • Get-to-know (welcome dinner) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusions

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary

 

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Swotah Travel and Adventure
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