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Lower Dolpo Trekking Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 25 - 32 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Cultural Journey  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2599 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2799 US Dollar (USD)

Trekking in the Dolpo region has only been permitted since mid-1989. The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The region 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. This remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal, time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade.

Most treks into Dolpo take from 14 to 30 days. The best time to trek here is towards the end of the monsoon season Sept to November. Shorter Dolpo treks are possible by flying into the air strip at Jumla.

In the far reaches of Northwestern Nepal lies the extreme landscape of Upper Dolpo. The route begins by meandering through pine and cedar forest with views of the massive Dhaualgiri range in the background. The entrance to Dolpo lies beyond the Jangla Bhanjyang Pass, (4500m). At the head of the valley lay snow-capped peaks and the desolate Tibetan plateau beyond. Protected from rain, this region is dry where the Dolpo inhabitants have carved out a niche of survival in the harsh surroundings by trading with nearby Tibet. A vision of beauty, the Phokshindo (Ringmo) and the legendary monastery of the pre-Buddhist Bonpo sect is our momentous destination. As the most remote and least developed district in Nepal, this trek is reserved for those with a true sense of adventure.

Lying in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas, the landscape resembles that of the Tibetan Plateau instead of the lush, green, monsoon watered hills, elsewhere in Nepal, at comparative altitudes. The people, very pleasant by nature, are of Tibetan descent who follow the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. Their language is closely related to Tibetan. The elevation of the trails is from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel. Includes: (A).

Day 2: half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. O/N Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj (Bus). O/N Hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj / Dolpo. Trek to Dunai. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Trek to Ankhe. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Trek to Ra Gaon. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Rest day at Phoksundo for local excursion. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Trek to Phoksundo Khola. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Rest day at Shey for local excursion. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaon. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trek to Saldang. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gomba. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Trek to Sibu. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Trek to Jengla Phedi. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Rest day for local excursion. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 22: Trek to Khari Gaon. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 23: Trek to Tarakot. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 24: Trek to Dunai. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 25: Trek to Juphal. O/N Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 26: Fly Juphal - Nepalgunj, same day drive back to Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B), (L).

Day 27: Rest. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 28: In Kathmandu for independent activities. O/N Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 29: Depart Katmandu. Includes: (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.

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Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit & National Park Fee
- Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Eco-friendly adventure holiday leaders and leading climate justice research group to Nepal Himalayas. Krishna, the team leader of M16846 is also right to life related climate justice advocate. He is dedicating in this sectors researching and advocating climate justice. From 2006, he is advocating basic rights for...

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