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Dolpo Trek (Lower Dolpo trek)

Dolpo is also known as `Ba Yul', the Hidden Land. Visit the unbelievable blue Phuksumdo Lake and the monastery at the banks of the lake. Cross high Himalayan passes Numa La and Baga La, both higher than 5000m. See the yakcaravans like in Eric Valli`s movie Caravans of the Himalaya. 
 

 

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Starts At:

kathmandu

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 03: Nepalgunj - Juphal - Dunai
Day 04: Dunai - Tarakot
Day 05: Tarakot - Laina odar(3370m)
Day 06: Laina odar(3370m) - Cave Camp
Day 07: Cave Camp - Dho Tarap
Day 08: Dho Tarap (restday, explore surroundings)
Day 09: Dho Tarap - Tungyalaphu(4240m)
Day 10: Tungyalaphu(4240m) - Numa La - Pelungtang
Day 11: Pelungtang - Baga La(5169m) - Ringmo, Phoksumdo
Day 12: Phoksumdo Lake (restday, explore surroundings)
Day 13: Ringmo, Phoksumdo - Chhepka(2678m)
Day 14: Chhepka(2678m) - Dunai
Day 15: Dunai - Juphal
Day 16: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 03: Nepalgunj - Juphal - Dunai
Day 04: Dunai - Tarakot
Day 05: Tarakot - Laina odar(3370m)
Day 06: Laina odar(3370m) - Cave Camp
Day 07: Cave Camp - Dho Tarap
Day 08: Dho Tarap (restday, explore surroundings)
Day 09: Dho Tarap - Tungyalaphu(4240m)
Day 10: Tungyalaphu(4240m) - Numa La - Pelungtang
Day 11: Pelungtang - Baga La(5169m) - Ringmo, Phoksumdo
Day 12: Phoksumdo Lake (restday, explore surroundings)
Day 13: Ringmo, Phoksumdo - Chhepka(2678m)
Day 14: Chhepka(2678m) - Dunai
Day 15: Dunai - Juphal
Day 16: Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal
  • Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • All local airporttaxes
  • Accommodation during trekking in tents
  • 3 Meals a day during trek
  • Drinks during trek (thee, coffee, water, hot chocolate)
  • Tents (member tent / dining-kitchen tent / toilet tent)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministery of Tourism)
  • Cook / kitchen staff
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Special Dolpo trekking permit
  • Shey Phoksumdo National Park Entrance Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Dolpo region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

 

Cost Exclude

  • Extra costs in case of delay in flights from and to Juphal
  • International flight to and from Nepal / airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks when not on trek
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Emergency evacuation when needed

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.