Lower Dolpo Trek – Himalayan Friendship Trek

Lower Dolpo Trek

Overview

The Lower Dolpo trekking adventure a dive in to a whole new world of semi-desert region blended with forest, timberlands, farming lands and traditional Tibetan-Buddhist civilization. The main reason behind Dolpo being semi desert is that it lies on the Tibetan plateau, it lies the highest elevation where regular vegetation can’t survive, it lies near Himalayas, and most of all it is the Himalayas which is the fascinating things of this region. Dolpo in real is the remote region of the globe which is untouched and unspoiled by modern day civilization since thousands years till today. The main feature of Dolpo is that this region is the settlement of lost kingdom of Tibet which was supposed to be destroyed some thousands of years ago. The today’s Tibet is the new improvised civilization of Buddhists, Chinese, and ethnic Tibetans who are still preserving their antique culture which makes them the real Tibetans. This was the time before Buddha was born and now today’s Tibet is key place of Buddhism due to its lost and destroyed civilization. The civilization that Tibet has lost is still found in Dolpo, Mustang, Manang and other high altitudes of Himalayan region who migrated from Tibet to Nepal in search for new home some thousands of year back. The old Tibet is still safe in Nepal due to the remoteness of the Himalayan region and Nepal’s policy to prohibit outsiders to enter in Nepal. Dolpo is now a living museum because it is still in its ancient condition and still unspoiled by modern day civilization. The Lower Dolpo region is resided in the downpour shadow behind the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. There are still many areas in the Himalayas and behind Himalayas which are still unexplored, untouched and remote from modern day civilization due to its remoteness and lost visibility from the world. The Dolpo region is the same region which has lost visibility from the modern world and the civilization living here are known as Bon-Po ethnic race which is established thousands of year back before the birth of Buddha. It is the civilization older and ancient than Buddha and they are living in there thousand years old traditional civilization till today. Today these civilization are called Bon-Po Ethnicity with mixed Tibetan Buddhist civilization as people are migrated from Tibet in search of new home and place to live.
The Lower Dolpo trekking adventure begins from taking air flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and finally landing on Jhupal Village. The jhupal village is the starting point of walking adventure to lower dolpo passing through the village called Dunai and finally landing on ancient Trans-Himalaya Salt Exchange Travel Route which is the real travel adventure of dolpo dominated by caravans yak, other Himalayan animals and porters. The travel adventure further passes through the traditional Bon Tibetan-Buddhist settlements of Tarakot Village and Tarap Valley. The travelers can move further to upper mustang to see SheyPhoksundo Lake, Chholing Monastery and SheyGompa and finally return to Jupal Village to return home.

Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
Day 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2,320m/7,610ft), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walks Overnight at the camp.
Day 5 Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 6 Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walks. Overnight camp near by the village backyard.
Day 7 Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
Day 8 Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 9 Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks Overnight at camp.
Day 10 Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization. Overnight at camp.
Day 11 Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs .overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.
Day 12 Trek to Numa La. Overnight at camp.
Day 13 Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft) Overnight at camp.
Day 15 Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks. Overnight at camp.
Day 16 Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at camp.
Day 17 Trek to chepka(2260m.) Overnight at camp.
Day 18 Trek to Jhupal.Overnight at camp.
Day 19 We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available fly .
Day 20 Rest day in Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 21 Departure.Farewell!!

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop in private vechile.
  • Hotel in kathmandu 4 night with breakfast.
  • All ground transportation with private comfortable vechilel.
  • Kathmandu nepalgunja to jufal, jufal nepalgunja to kathmandu.
  • Special permits ,trekking permits and national park fee.
  • foods lunch breakfast and dinner.
  • An experience english speaking government licensed guide.
  • Necessary porters.
  • guides porters insurance.

What is not included?

  • Bar bills : cold drinks,hard drinks,miniral water. telephone,extra porters,
  • Accomodation in kathmandu extra night due to early arrivals or late departure due to any reason
  • Travel insurance for clients.helicopter rescue.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket.
  • Tips for guides and porters.