Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking ! Dolpo Treks

The Lower Dolpo trek is one of the best treking in Nepal.The maximum elevation will be 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. and  it is not one for the faint hearted. The region is best known it's isolated high Himalayan valleys in northern Nepal and the region is generally recognised as being one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend dictates that  it is one of Nepal's "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche as a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast and cut off by high passes lower Dolpo is closed by snow half the year, Dolpo's easiest access is from Tibet where its people emigrated from perhaps 1000 years ago.

Lower Dolpo TrekkingUpper Dolpo shelters about 5000 people who live revolve around Buddhism, barley, and yaks; their villages are situated at  over 4270 meters and they are among the highest settlements on earth. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey-Phoksumdo National Park, at 3555 square km Nepal's largest National Park. The park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard.

We start our trek from Beni after a  long days drive from Kathmandu we travel through some interesting villages on our way to high and remote wilderness before finally descending to Juphal where we  catch flight back to Kathmandu. The route goes through high passes and very remote areas where there are some excellent views of the mountains as well as a taste of virgin Tibetan culture on the way. The journey is taxing at times and you need to be in good physical condition. The Numala&Bagala pass are particularly demanding with a lot of ascents and descents to negotiate in fact the region is a natural embodiment of high passes that often require a lot of ups and downs. There is a lot of rare flora and fauna to be discovered along the way, couple this with some fantastic sweeping vistas and a unique traditional Tibetan cultural and heritage the memories will be with you for many years to come. 

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu / transfer to hotel / overnight.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu ;Sightseein spots are Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square .

Day 03: Flight ort drive (14 hrs) to Nepalganj

Day 04: Flight Nepalganj to Juphal

Day 05: Trek Dunai to Ankhe

Day 06: Trek Ankhe to Somdu

Day 07: Trek Somdu to Phoksundo (3600m)

Day 08: Trek Phoksundo to Sallaghari

Day 09: Trek Sallaghari to Yak Kharka.

Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka to Shey Gompa

Day 11: Trek Shey Gompa to Saldang

Day 12: Trek Saldang to Yak Kharka

Day 13: Trek Yak Kharka to Thaksema

Day 14: Trek Thaksema to Dhotarap

Day 15: Trek Dhotarap to Riverside

Day 16: Trek Riverside to Odar

Day 17: Trek Odar to Eklebhatti.

Day 18: Trek Eklebhatti to Dunai (2150m)

Day 19: Trek Dunai to Juphal (2500m)

Day 20: Flight Juphal to Nepalganj & transfer to hotel

Day 21: From Nepalganj / drive (14 hours) or fly (45 minutes) to Kathmandu

Day 22: Departure to your onward destination.