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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.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration15 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

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

Description

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!

We offer many other amazing treks in Nepal. Check them out!

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

Disclaimer

Flight Delay / Flight Cancel to Nepalgunj and Jhuphal or from Jhuphal, Nepalgunj, and Kathmandu Sometimes, the flight may be canceled or delayed due to technical problems. Other reasons are high hills and unpredictable weather. In such a situation, you can go to Nepalgunj or Kathmandu or Juphal in a helicopter or in a private Jeep/ car.

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

Meeting point

Kathmandu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) flight- 1 h

Day 3: Nepalgunj to Juphal -45 minutes flight (2,475m) and trek to Dunai (2,140m)- 3-4 hs trek

Day 4: Dunai to Tarakot (2,540m) / 5-6 hours trek

Day 5: Tarakot to Laina (3,370m) / 4-5 h trek

Day 6: Laina to Nawarpani (3,475m) / 5-6 h trek

Day 7: Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (3,944m) / 6-7 h trek

Day 8: Dho 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 10: Danigar to Yak Kharka (3,982m) crossing Bagala (5,169m) / 5-6 h trek

Day 11: Yak Kharka to Phoksundo (3,600m) /4-5 h trek

Day 12: Phoksundo to Chhepka (2,838m) / 6 h trek

Day 13: Chhepka to Juphal- 6 h trek

Day 14: Juphal to Nepalgunj - Flight to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure


About the guide

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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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