Lower Dolpo Trek is a captivating adventure that takes you into the remote and untouched landscapes of the Dolpo region in western Nepal. This trekking route offers a mesmerizing journey through rugged terrain, deep valleys, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and authentic traditional villages. Lower Dolpo is renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage of the local people.
The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by another flight to Juphal, which serves as the starting point of the trek. From Juphal, you embark on a remarkable trail that leads you through dense forests, steep cliffs, and picturesque villages. The trek takes you to Phoksundo Lake, a highlight of the region and one of the deepest lakes in Nepal. The crystal-clear turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush forests, create a truly magical setting.
As you continue your journey, you pass through Shey Phoksundo National Park, a protected area known for its diverse flora and fauna. The park is home to rare wildlife species such as the snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, and various species of birds. Walking along the trails, you can spot breathtaking waterfalls, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and traditional settlements that have retained their centuries-old culture and traditions.
The trek reaches its climax as you cross the challenging high-altitude passes of Numa La (5,190m) and Baga La (5,070m), offering panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and majestic mountains create a surreal atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression.
Lower Dolpo Trek is a remote and strenuous trek, requiring physical fitness, endurance, and a spirit of adventure. The best time to undertake this trek is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear. It is recommended to join a reputable trekking agency that provides experienced guides, porters, and necessary permits to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey.
In conclusion, the Lower Dolpo Trek is an extraordinary expedition that takes you off the beaten path into a pristine wilderness where nature's grandeur and cultural heritage blend harmoniously. It is an opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in the local culture, and create unforgettable memories amidst some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Nepal.
1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
2. International flights to Kathmandu,
3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
10 Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above
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Lower Dolpo Trek
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Juphal to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)
Day 06: Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
Day 07: Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)
Day 08: Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)
Day 09: Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
Day 10: Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m)
Day 11: Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m)
Day 12: Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley
Day 13: Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
Day 15: Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)
Day 16: Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valey (4000m)
Day 17: Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)
Day 18: Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)
Day 19: Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)
Day 20: Churta to Jumla (2370m)
Day 21: Jumla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu
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