Lower Dolpo Trekking Nepal
Lower Dolpo Camping Trekking is opened to trekking in Nepal 1989 which is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm, where one can still have opportunity to meet the nomadic people and their life style almost untouched and unexplored.
Dolpa offers a wonderful chance to experience a landscape and culture far different from seen in other parts of country . it is located in the central west of the country. The focal point of the area is Shey Phokundo National park. This remote and rugged protected area is both scenically and culturally attractive. It is the habitat of various rare and endangered plant and wildlife species many of which can be seen nowhere else in the country. Animal species of particular interest in the national park are populations of snow leopard, grey wolf and blue sheep.
The most obvious group of people seen in the northern parts of the area. Particularly in Dopa, are of Tibetan origin. Similar to Tibetans and Sherpas they rely on eking out a living on the high pastures and supplementing this with trade both to the north and the south. For years, their salt caravans have been a common site along the mountain passes. Their religion is a mixture of Tibetan Bhddhisum and the ancient, pre Buddhist , Bon religion, a largely animistic faith. Strangely, their language is based on the Tibetan dialect spoken in Kham, a province of old Tibet located many hundreds of kilometers to the east.
Lower down the people are a mixture of ethnic groups, such as the Magar, Gurung and hill people of Hindu caste origin. Of particular interest are the Thakuri, the royal family caste. Again they are quite different in culture and language.
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Highest access of the trek
Most Attraction of the trek
Minimum Group Size
Per day Walking
: 5070 meters
: Tented Camp
: Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc
: Close Mountain View, Villages
: Breathtaking landscapes, large numbers of ancient monasteries
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
: By Air & Land
: 5 to 7 hours
: Fixed / Customized
- Details Itinerary
- Price - Service Include & Exclude
- Useful Info
- Trek & Altitude Map
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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.
Day03 : By bus to Beni Bazar. Drive will take approximately 9hours.
Day4: Beni to LamachurFollow the river(Myagdi Khola), which starts from the Dhaulagiri glacier. There is a hot spring along the way.
Day05: Lamachur to DharapaniCross the bridge of Myagdi Khola. Climb up a rocky path dug into the cliff just over the river. Trail ascents and descends through village and forest. In good weather possible to see Dhaulagiri massif with its 6peaks, the Putha Hiunchuli and the Churen Himal.
Day06: Dharapani to Muna(2300m)From here the path is flat through the villages of Takum and Sibang. After Sibang start the climb to the small village of Mattim. After reaching a crest go down to Mura.
Day07: Mura to Jaljale(3430m)Trail continues through forest and villages towards to Jaljale.
Day08: Jaljale to Dhorpatan(2300m)From the top of the Jaljale will take about 4 hours to reach Dhorpatan valley. Mean the time walking through an incredible forest of pine trees, junipers, flowers and small hills. Several times you will have to cross the river.
Day09: Dhorpatan –Pagune lekh cross(4050m) to Thankot besiCross the valley and climb up to reach the banks of Pagune khola. From here start a steep ascent following the river between rocks and canyons, up to the summit of Pagune lekh. Which is marked with a small Chorten( pile of stones adorned with prayer flags). Beautiful view of Dhaulagir, Chure and Putha Hiunchuli.
Day10: Thankot besi to Pelma;Descent to a grassy meadow where there are some abandoned huts. Cross a small river than enter to a fantastic jungle. Follow the path of many small peaks with beautiful view of Ghustung Khola to reach to Pelma village.
Day11: Pelma to Dhule;(3300m)The path goes through grassy, dense forest leading to a narrow gorge and an unnamed river. Jumping from one rock to another to reach to Dhule.
Day12: Dhule to Seng Khola(3600m(Climb up to a small passage . the path becomes flat then start long ascent to the Nautale La(3970m), which is marked with a Chorten. From here start the descent to the bed of Seng Khola. Where are many caves.
Day13: Sengkhola to Jangla La(4530m)It is very easy to see steep path leading up. The pass is marked with a Chorten and a small lake. From here the path is flat and clearly visible. To cross the pass it will take long time but not so difficult.
Day14: Jangla La to Sahartara;From the top of Jangla La starts the old kingdom of Tichrong the valley of Fragrant water. Tichurong was an independent kingdom whose capital was Tarakot or Taragaon or Dzong.
Day15: Sahartara ; Rest day and explore
Day16: Sahartara to Lahini;(3250m)Trail follows the bank of river, where the valley becomes large and green. After village of Khani gaon to Lahini it is easy to see musk deer jumping in the middle of juniper and pine forest.
Day17: Lahini to Tarap khola cave (3500m)From here The trail becomes a narrow and walking through in landslide and avalanches area.
Day18: Tarap Khola cave to Dho-Tarap(4100m)This is the most difficult and dangerous part of the trek. The valley becomes a narrow, deep gorges and crossed by innumerable small bridges, make the river more and more impetuous. The path is dug into the rock but many parts are covered over by rockfalls.
Day19: Dhotarap rest day and explore
Day20: Dhotarap to Numla base camp(5360m)After visiting all the gompas and Chorten in Tarap valley. The trail ascents through grassy meadows with plenty of flowers and wild rabbits jumping from hole to hole to reach to base camp. On the top of pass , marked with Mani stones. It opens a beautiful view of the Tibetan mountain and upper Tarap valley.
Day21: Numla base camp to Bagla base camp;(5090m)After crossing Numla Pass trail descends towards to Poyon khola. Where you can see Himalayan sheep, jumping from one rock to another with incredible agility. Bagla pass surrounded by big glaciers and blade shaped rock cliffs. From the pass there is a beautiful view of all Kanjiroba.
Day22: Bagla base camp to Phoksundo lake;(3600m)Soon after crossing the pass of Bagla you will reach to Ringmo valley with a complete view of the huge waterfall. Passing through dense forest to reach to Phokosundo lake.
Day23 : rest day and explore
Day24: Phokosundo lake to Sepka(2660m)The trail goes down hill through narrow gorge of Suli gad river. Where you will see a few houses of Tibetan and Gurungs surrounded by beautiful fields.
Day25: Sekpa to Dunai;(2150m)Trail continues through villages and along the river to reach to Dunai. Dunai is the administrative capital and has only market in all the Dolpa district.
Day26: Dunai to JuphaIt is a very easy and pleasant walk.
Day27: Juphal to Nepalgung to Kathmandu by Flight
Day28: Free day in Kathmandu
Day29: Tour ends
Cost: Twin Sharing basis:
Price in US$
Note:- Special rates will be priveded for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.
- Airport Pickup and Drop by private Transport
- All the ground Transportation by tourist bus
- Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
- 10 nights 11 days trekking in lodges with Bed and Breakfast (Lodges are Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
- Everest National Park fee with TIMS ( Trekking management information system) we need two photograph each for permit.
An experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter between every two person and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax)
- An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter between every 2 clients and their meals/accomodation/transportation/salary/insurance and their equipments are included in price
- Trekking map for Annapurna
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
- Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at TribhuvanInternational Airport in Kathmandu.
- Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
- Lunch and Dinner while at Kathmandu and pokhara ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day for your meals and drinks)
Treks GradesOur Treks have been graded Easy, Moderate and Strenuous depending on their difficulty. (More difficult treks are possible, but we would tend to categorise them as expeditions). We have listed a definition for each category.
We strongly advise against being too ambitious first time out – most trekkers return to Nepal again and again you can gradually increase your trek grade each time.
Easy:These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking part of the trip is fairly easy, usually between 5 and 6 hours a day.
Note: Even on a easy grade trek there will be tough uphill sections on some days.
Moderate:You will be walking 5-7 hours a day and will encounter some steep uphill and down hill sections. Some days may be at altitude. You should be fit before considering taking moderate grade trek.
Strenuous:A combination of moderate of strenuous walks, with some very steep uphill and down hill sections, often at altitude. You will generally be walking 6-8 hours a day. You should be fit and should prepare physically before taking a strenuous trek.
Please not that the grading system is not a straight forward measure of how for you are walking.
Rather it is an overall indication ho how tough it will be and it takes into account the number of hours trekking, altitude gain/ loss and trail conditions (rough track, steep uphill etc.) and usual temperatures. So even though a trek is grade easy it does not mean you will never feel tired. Similarly inexperienced trekkers need not necessarily avoid treks graded Strenuous.
FinnessOn any trek, there are some steeps ascents and descents so you require a reasonable level of fitness. The more physically fit you are, the more easily your body will adapt to hiking in the Himalayas. All treks demand a good day’s walking and it goes without saying that you should be pretty certain that you will enjoy a walking holidays before you consider trekking in Nepal. However you don’t have to be young or super-ft and age in itself is no barrier. There is physical exertion, but it is sustainable. Most people in good health who have prepared physically will have no problem in enjoying themselves. Before making your choice, things to consider are the duration of your trip. Its grading, style of accommodation and maximum and average altitude.
Altitude and AcclimatizationIt is common in the Himalayas to trek above 4,500 and sometimes 5,500m. There is no need to worry unduly about altitude, but above 3,000 air becomes thinner and your performance may be affected. No one understands why some people are affected and others not.
Being young strong and fit is no guarantee of success. The only way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly. Our routes have been carefully designed based a year of experience managing possible altitude related difficulties. On this trek we do not ascend above 5,600.
Be aware that altitude sickness can be fatal, so if your leader advises you to stay at a certain altitude or descend, please do as instructed. He has the experience and is there to ensure your safety. If you do need to descend you will be accompanied by one of our team and a porter and will be well looked after. The descent may be just a short – term measure and does not necessarily mean you will be unable to complete your ascent. There is no shame in being affected or not reaching the highest point on a trek.
In addition we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) on all of your trekking trips in Nepal. If you are suffering form altitude sickness and conditions do not allow for an immediate descent your leader will arrange for you to use the PAC. The PAC works by increasing the pressure inside the chamber, using a foot pump. At high altitude, this increased pressure delivers a therapeutically significant amount of extra oxygen which simulates a descent.
Recommended Equipment ListEssential
- Towel (a small one)
- Walking boots with ankle support
- Day Pack
- Sleeping bag – from October to mid march you will need a minus 20 sleeping bag. At other times of the year a minus 5 bag is adequate. Note these can be hired locally.
- Down Jacket - this is advisable for treks form October to mid March. At other times a warm, windproof fleece jacket will be sufficient. Note that Down Jackets can be hired locally.
- Sunglasses ( glare is a severe problem)
- Torch (a head torch is particularly useful)
- Spare batteries
- Any first aid equipment (eg knee support bandages) that you think you may neeed.
- Good quality warm gloves
- Lodine water purification solution
- Toilet Paper
- Two pairs of trousers (One for trekking in and One to wear in the evening
- Three pairs of good quality trekking socks (Two pairs to wear during the trek and one pair to war in the evenings.) If you wear inner and outer socks, you should bring three pairs of each.
- Three or four T-shirts (We suggest you bring T-Shirts made out of a wicking Material)
- One long sleeved top for extra warmth
- One pair of thermals (both for your legs and your upper body)
- Woolly / Fleece hat
- Cap / Sunhat
- One or two fleeces depending on their quality and warmth.
- Waterproof / windproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Insect repellent (for lower altitudes)
- Spare boot laces
- Second pair of shoes (either traners sneaker or sandals)
- Energy food (Such as muesli bars, boiled sweets or nuts – note that the teahouses stock must chocolate bars).
- Wet wipes / waterless soap
- Ski Poles (these are definitely not essential but some people find them useful)
- Inflatable travel pillow
- Money belt or pouch
- Water bottle, with strap
- Torch and batterie
Especially on camping tours, tours involving felucca cruises, travel to remote areas and tours with homestays.
- Plastic bags
These are always useful for keeping camera and films dust free and for your dirty laundry.
- Personal washing / shaving kit
- Laundray detergent
- Camera and film
Take an ample supply of your favorite film & spare camera batteries.
- BinocularsTravel Plug / International
- Pocket knife
- Sewing kit
- Travel Alarm
- Walkman & cassettes / discs
- Playing cards / travel games
- Moist ‘hand/ wet wipes’
- Anti bacterial hand cleaner
- Writing materials
- Universal bath plug
- Sun hat
- Head scarf / sarong
- Lightweight wind / waterproof jacket
Medicines, Lotions etc.
- Insect repellent
- Suntan lotion & sunblock
- Lip balm
- Moinsturiser / After sun lotion
- Personal medical supplies
(Aspirin, paracetamol, plasters, bandage, safety pins, antiseptic cream, diarrhea a tablets, tampons, condoms etc.) Our Tour leaders carry comprehensive first aid kits but these are for emergency use only.
- Calamine Lotion / Insect bit cream
- Rehydration Solution
- Ongoing medication
If you are taking any medication or have a condition that needs specific medicines (e.gAstma you must take all necessary medicines with you.) You must also inform your Tour Leader of your condition at the start of your tour.
- Contact lens solution
- Spare pair of glasses & Safety cord
If you wear contact lenses, dust can be a big problem. If you are on a long trip you should also take the prescription for your glasses.
Our tour prices do not include insurance however it is a condition of joining our tours that travelers are fully insured for any medical expenses they might incur while traveling. At the start of your tour the Tour Leader will ask to see your insurance document and will note down the policy number and emergency contact number.
We recommended a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers repatriation and evacuation in case of a medical emergency, cancellation and curtailment as well as baggage and valuables, If your tour involves certain adventurous activates (I.e. trekking, white water rafting or scuba diving etc) You will need to make sure your policy specifically covers these activates. You may also need specific cover for expensive camera equipment.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations, Precautionary or preventative Medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, Vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination Contact your local doctor, Immunization Centre or Medical Centre for up-to-date information.If you need to arrange vaccinations or a supply of preventative medicine (e.g. Malaria tablets), you should Contact your doctor at least two Months before you depart. Some Inoculations require more than one Visit and can take several weeks to Administer.
Carry your Certificate
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination for each vaccination. Always carry these with you on your travels; they could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst traveling.
Malaria is common in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America. Protection is in the form of tablets, taken either daily or weekly, or both. The course of tablets should normally begin 1-2 weeks before you depart, Continue throughout your travels and for 4 weeks after your return. Although you can obtain tablets from most pharmacies without prescription,
you must check that they are Appropriate for the area you are Visiting. There are many different Strains of malaria and a large number of them are drug-resistant. It may be Necessary for you to take a Combination of tablets for the region you are visiting.
No malaria tablets guarantee complete protection. The most Effective protection against malaria is to avoid being bitten. Mosquitoes Mostly bite at dusk and dawn so one of the best ways to minimize the Chance of being bitten is to wear long Trousers, long sleeves and socks at these times. You should take a good insect repellent and apply it liberally. Repellents with a high concentration of DEET (at least 35%) are generally considered the most effective.
Sampling the local food and drink is often one of the highlights of traveling. In most cases the food is Freshly prepared for you and is completely safe to eat, however it will probably contain ingredients that you are not familiar with or may be Prepared in a different way. This change in diet is one of the most common causes of travelers diarrhea. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering diarrhea if you treat food and drink with caution – at least in the early stages of your travels. In almost every country it is possible to buy bottled water. This is usually very cheap and a lot more convenient than trying to purify or filter tap water. Beware of ice in drinks and make sure you wash your hands frequenty.
In general we do not recommend the use of anti-diarrhea pills as in most Cases they do not cure the problem, they merely put it on hold. However, there are of course situations where ‘Blocking up’ may be desirable, for Instance if you are embarking on a long bus ride. Diarrhoea which lasts for longer than 48-72 hours, shows signs of blood or Mucus or which is concurrent with other symptoms, such as a headache or high temperature, should always be taken seriously. Seek medical advice
(your Tour Leader can assist you with this).
DehydrationIn deserts, in the tropics and at high Altitude, your body can lose a lot of water. Dehydration also occurs when you are suffering from diarrhoea. The best way to avoid dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. In most countries you can obtain “rehydration salts” or “electrolyte Solution”. Although these do not taste great, they restore the salts lost by your body. You can also make your own rehydration mixture by adding 4 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to one liter of clean water.
Emergency & RescueTrekkers should be aware that there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal. If you are trekking with a reputable trekking agency then their staff will be trained to handle most contingencies. if you are traveling independently then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is why trekking alone is foolhardy in the extreme.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails. All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. It is essential to leave details of this policy with a responsible agency in Kathmandu. Either your trekking agency or your embassies are the obvious choices. Registering your details and intended plans with your embassy in Kathmandu is an extremely sensible step to take.
In the event that you do have a problem, and that problem cannot be solved with the resources at hand, then communications facilities must be located. Telephones or radios can be hard to find and may be a day or more away from the incident site. If it is possible to send a reliable person for help make sure that a note is sent detailing the location of the patient, the problem being experienced, specifying what help is needed. List what actions you are going to take in the interim. Fortunately, these days, helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If a message can be sent then it is likely that a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.
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