Lower Dolpo Trekking is located to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley, including the Shey – Phoksundo National Park of Midwestern Region Nepal, in the rear of the Mt. Dhaulagiri, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Cut off by a series of very high passes, covered with snow most of the year; Dolpo remains a truly secluded section of Nepal. The finally preserved Ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and leopard.
Lower Dolpo Trekking is an outstanding trek in the isolated area of Nepal where treks can also be done even in the mid monsoon as it lies in the rain shadow area formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges. The trek begins at the STOL airstrip of Juphal after a short flight from the terrain town of Nepalgunj which is well connected by both road and air from Kathmandu.
Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own charm, people here still lead a primitive life, yet they are friendly. This is also one of few areas where pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. The trail goes over three high passes, the Kagmara La [5115m], Baga La [5090m] and Numa La [5360m] passing the deep-blue tranquil Phoksumdo Lake and finally concludes at Juphal descending the gorge-side path of Tarap Khola.
A physically fit person can do this trip anytime in April to October. November can be a bit risky as the passes are covered by the snow.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP:
Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. But It does not require any technical experience. – Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel. overnight at Hotel
Day 02 : Sightseeing at kathmandu city.preparation for trekking.. overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Fly to Nepalganj,overnight at hotel
Day 04 : Fly to Juphal and start trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp.
Day 05 : Trek to Hanke Check Post, overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Sumdo, overnight at tented camp
Day 07 : Trek to Shey – Phoksundo Lake, overnight at tented camp
Day 08 : Rest at Shey – Phoksundi Lake, overnight at tented camp
Day 09 : Trek to Baga La Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
Day 10 : Trek to Numa La Base Camp after crossing Baga La Pass, overnight at tented camp
Day 11 : Trek to Kakar Gompa after crossing Numa La Pass, overnight at tented camp
Day 12 : Trek to Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
Day 13 : Rest at Dho Tarap, overnight at tented camp
Day 14 : Trek to Big Cave, overnight at tented camp
Day 15 : Trek to Lahini, overnight at tented camp
Day 16 : Trek to Tarakot, overnight at tented camp
Day 17 : Trek to Heute Ghar, overnight at tented camp
Day 18 : Trek to Dunai, overnight at tented camp.
Day 19 : Trek to Juphal, overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 : Fly to Nepalganj & continuous to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 21 : Explore to kathmandu. overnight at hotel.
Day 22:Free stay at Kathmandu.
Day 23 : Departure to yours own destination.