‘Lower Dolpo Trekking is an adventure around snow-leopard and blue sheep country with old age Bon and Buddhist culture’
Lower Dolpo Trekking certainly excites and fascinates all types of interested trekkers and adventurers on this beautiful adventure within Nepal’s Far North-Western Himalaya within the scenic and awesome country of Dolpo.
Lower Dolpo trekking where you can explore one of near vanishing cultures of ancient heritage the Bon sect of religion which is pre-Buddhism, worshipping nature and past soul spirits like the American native Indians, In-Ekes or Laplanders practice, quite similar which is interesting and impressive to observe on this amazing journey.
An exciting flight from the capital Kathmandu takes you around Nepal Far South West into warmer sub-tropical areas of Nepalgunj of Indian environment and culture, being close to the border of India, where another short flight takes you to our actual starting point of the adventure Lower Dolpo Trekking.
From Jhupal walk begins heading to our destination at beautiful Phoksundo Lake an interesting walk heading past headquarters town of Dolpo at Dunai and into hill villages of ancient Nepalese tribe known as Malla Thakuri with well-maintained farm fields and terraces to reach our main highlight at Phoksundo also known as Ringmo Lake, with the village named Ringmo nearby.
After a great moment with time to explore and enjoy its charming areas, our walk leads back to Jhupal taking a high and scenic route over high passes of Baga-la and Numa-la with exceptional scenery and views of the country with snow-capped peaks.
As the journey continues with the climb and descends to reach at wide and scenic Dho-Tarap Valley around impressive villages of Tokyu exploring its monasteries and observing its fascinating culture of ancient heritage, where walk leads to another nice village at Tarakot the main village with a history of Malla kingdom period.
From this impressive village walking towards Dunai to reach Jhupal on completing our wonderful journey where scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj city to conclude our memorable adventure and overwhelming experience on Lower Dolpo Trekking.
Lower Dolpo Trek Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with a half-day tour and fly to Nepalgunj city.
Day 03: Fly to Jhupal 2,470 m (40 mins on air) and 2 hrs drive to Dunai 2,140 m.
Day 04: Trek to Chhepka 2,838 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Samdua village 2,960m -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3,630 m – 06 hours.
Day 07: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake for the local excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Temche 3,994 m near Ghuchun Khola – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek and cross Baga-La 5,165 m and camp at Danigar 4,512 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Cross Numa-La 5,315 m overnight camp at the base (phedi) 4,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,209 m via Khanger – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Dho-Tarap 3, 944 m- 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Ghyamgar 3,759 m – 07 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tarap Khola 3,652 via Chhyugar 3,440 m – 06 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Tarakot 2,540 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Dunai – 05 hrs then drive to Jhupal – 02 hr jeep ride.
Day 17: Morning flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotels.
Day 18: In Kathmandu free as contingency day and for individual activities.
Day 19: International departure for homeward bound.