Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo Lake Trekking

Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo Lake Trekking

Starts from   $3240 USD

  1. 25 Day(s)
  2. Moderate

Trip Destination:Nepal

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About Trip

The Lower Dolpo trekking is one of the attractive trekking destinations. It is the most demanded trekking destination among the clients of Budget Adventure Treks Expeditions. It is located on the isolated corner of trans-Himalayan zone of Nepal. Trekking in lower Dolpo gives tourists an exposure to one of the hidden wilderness in the earth. Dolpo region both the lower and upper is full of Buddhist monasteries and overwhelming for adventure loving trekkers. The lower Dolpo lies in the northwest part of Dolpo region. It is one of the most remote places and is also known for its high mountain Lake Se- Phoksundo. It is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau.

Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo Lake TrekkingShey Gompa and the rest of the huge park that covers 1,373 sq. km above the Phoksundo Lake is still restricted. Therefore, requires special trekking permit from Kathmandu to enter both the upper and Lower Dolo region . Lower Dolpo trek offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard. It is still remained one of the isolated corner, even though, for centuries people from Tibetan origin have continued to live, cultivate and do trading with Tibetans. The east and south of it, is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking in Lower Dolpo proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience in your lifetime.

Lower Dolpo is considered to be the most popular trek in western Nepal. The trail passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park for which an entry fee should be paid in addition to the trekking permit fees. The most convenient means of reaching Lower Dolpo is to fly to Juphal airstrip, which is mere four-hour walk from Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpo. There are regular flights to Dunai from Nepalgunj and we, the team of Budget Adventure Treks Expeditions has managed its own route that best suit for tourists to make their journey a fondest and memorable in lifetime.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu [1400m]

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03:Fly to Nepalgunj.

Day 04:Fly to Jhulpal [370m] & trek to Dunai [2850m]: 2-3 hrs walk

Day 05:Trek to Tarakot [2,543m]: 5-6hrs walk

Day 06:Trek to Laini [3160m]: 6-7hrs walk

Day 07:Trek to Nawarpani [3,550m]: 5-6hrs walk

Day 08:Trek to Do Tarap [4,090m]: 6-7hrs walk

Day 09:Rest Day at Do Tarap for Acclimatization.

Day 10:Trek to Numa La Base Camp [4440m]: 6-7hrs walk

Day 11:Cross Numa La [5190m], and Camp at Pelung Tang [4465m]: 6-7hrs walk

Day 12:Cross Baba La [5,070m] and camp Dajok Tang [4,080m]: 6-7hrs walk

Day 13:Trek to Ringmo [3,600m]: 3-4hrs walk

Day 14:Rest Day at Ringmo to hike Phoksundo Lake

Day 15: Trek to Shyanta [2,520]: 5-6hrs walk

Day 16:Trek to Jhupal: 3-4 hrs walk

Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 18:Fly back to Home/Next Destination

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • Accommodation in kathmandu
  • All inclusive trek such as Ground transportation
  • Necessary permits ( including special permit)
  • Entrance fess
  • Professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Accommodation in the tent ( Mattress, sleeping bags)
  • All food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, soft drinks, all domestic flights etc

Cost Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic drink
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu

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