15-day Lower Dolpo Trek from Kathmandu in Nepal

Join an experienced guide from the Travel Max Guide Adventure on this amazing 15-day Lower Dolpo trekking trip. Discover the untouched nature and unique Tibetan culture on this remote preserved area of Nepal, starting from Kathmandu.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Discover a remote area with a unique culture and religion on the Tibetan border

  • Enjoy the view of breathtaking and untouched natural beauty

  • Visit traditional villages and learn about their way of life

 

This challenging 15-day trekking program takes you to discover the remote  and isolated Lower Dolpo region in western Nepal, close to the Tibetan border. This region is a hidden treasure, boasting breathtaking landscapes, traditional villages and a very much alive Tibetan culture.

Trekking in Dolpo requires a special permit from the government, as it is an area restricted to tourism, in order to preserve its untouched nature and culture. The Dolpo people are generally followers of Bon Po, an ancient religion whose modern form is accepted as a school of Tibetan Buddhism. The daily lifestyle is hard in Dolpo, but people are very friendly.

You will cross high passes of over 5000 meters of altitude and discover an arid land, surrounded by untouched nature. Along the trek, you will see the beautiful and sacred blue Phoksundo Lake, imaginary paddy fields in the midst of a barren land and windswept hills. Dolpo is  a unique place, a dry desert bordered by snow-capped majestic Himalyan mountains.

We will meet in Kathmandu on the first day, and fly from the capital city of Nepal to Nepalgun and from there to Juphal, where our trek starts, on the third day.  During these days, you will discover unique natural beauty of this area, hiking along steep, narrow, and high trails.

The Lower Dolpo trek offers you the opportunity to discover an area of pristine and untouched nature, religion, tradition and culture.  It is one of the few places of Nepal where the Bon Po religion is practiced. The Shey Gompa is a monastery in Dolpo dating back to hundreds of years. The Lower Dolpo Trek is a gateway to discover a culture that only exists in this part of the world.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to join us on this unique trek. Book your trip and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime-experience in the Lower Dolpo region in Nepal!

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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Local flights during the trips
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Personal porters
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils
 The price includes: Guiding Fee - 24 hours access to our staff-All ground transportation in a private vehicle-Two nights (twin sharing basis) accommodation in Kathmandu and one night in Nepalgunj with breakfast at 3 star category hotel- Twin sharing tented accommodation on the trails and full board meals with tea/ co ee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the time of trekking prepared by our cook- Local professional, certified and experienced TMG’s trekking guide, cook, kitchen boys and required numbers of porters or mule- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all TMG’s staff- Trekking equipment during the trek (Mattress, Member, Kitchen and Toilets Tents, Bedding bag)- Flight tickets from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu including departure taxes (Round Trip)- All necessary permits, National Park and o cial paper works including Lower Dolpo special permits- Government and local taxes- Comprehensive Medical kit- Welcome and Farewell dinner in Nepali Typical restaurant with cultural show. // The price does not include: International air tickets- Travel and rescue Insurance- Nepal entry visa- Personal trekking equipment- Excess baggage charge(s)- Personal expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain, weather challenges (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, flight cancellation, strikes and other- Tips to your guide, cook and porter (tipping is expected)- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
  • Day 2Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) flight- 1 h
  • Day 3Nepalgunj to Juphal -45 minutes flight (2,475m) and trek to Dunai (2,140m)- 3-4 hs trek
  • Day 4Dunai to Tarakot (2,540m) / 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 5Tarakot to Laina (3,370m) / 4-5 h trek
  • Day 6Laina to Nawarpani (3,475m) / 5-6 h trek
  • Day 7Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (3,944m) / 6-7 h trek
  • Day 8Dho Tarap to Numala Base Camp (4,440m) / 4-5 h trek
  • Day 9 Numala Base camp to Danigar (4,631m) crossing Numala (5,309m) / 6 h trek
  • Day 10Danigar to Yak Kharka (3,982m) crossing Bagala (5,169m) / 5-6 h trek
  • Day 11Yak Kharka to Phoksundo (3,600m) /4-5 h trek
  • Day 12Phoksundo to Chhepka (2,838m) / 6 h trek
  • Day 13 Chhepka to Juphal- 6 h trek
  • Day 14Juphal to Nepalgunj - Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 15Departure
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Two nights (twin sharing basis) accommodation in Kathmandu and one night in Nepalgunj with breakfast at 3 star category hotel

Twin sharing tented accommodation on the trails and full board meals

More info

Group Size: Min. 2 pax- Max 25 pax.

Max Altitude: 5,200 m

You need to bring:

Duffel Bag

Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Gloves

Pole Stick

Water bottles (3 liters capacity)

Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm

Headlamp, spare batteries

Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)

Camera

2. Footwear

Hiking boots

Hiking socks

Sandals

3. Headgear

Brimmed sunhat and bandana

Warm hat

4. Clothing

Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket

Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater

One or two cotton shirts

Long pants

Fleece jacket

Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

 

About the Guide

 
 

Travel Max Guide Adventure is a tour operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We offer the most amazing trekking adventures, from Everest Base Camp Trek and classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek to other unique off-the-beaten-path itineraries in Nepal.

Our guides are all experienced certified climbing guides by the Nepali Government, Mountain Leaders, Tourist guides and Nature guides. We are official registered under the Department of Tourism, Nepal Government. Our guides know every village you will visit along the trek, and also the lodges and are familiar with the most remote corners of Nepal.

We will take you through beautiful trails, surrounded by the impressive view of the majestic Himalyas, lush forests and valleys, discovering the ancient culture and traditions of our beautiful country along the way. We offer unique and authentic lifetime experiences trips, together with a personalized service and high quality and safety standards.

Contact us and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Nepal!

 
 
 

 

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