Lower Dolpo & Lake Phoksumdo Trek – Trip Overview
Lower Dolpo and the Phoksumdo Lake hiking is a wonderful journey through spectacular remote villages, rural areas, and valleys, with wonderful views of Dolpo and Tibet mountain peaks. The entire route included in the remote cultural destination in Nepal, on the old caravan route through the Himalayas, the former Bon-Po (prebudist) traditional village culture, snow leopard trails, Wild West on the peaks of alpine background in Nepal, calm Forest and the original lake is the main features of the area. This will be the remote Himalayan region trails.
This is Located in the Himalayas of Nepal, the northern border of Tibet (China,) Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo National Park. The area is composed of Eric Valli in his Oscar-nominated film 1999 in the Himalayas or caravan promotion, which establishes caravan of real yaks fall Dolpo mountains and the local form of the tribal peoples of life. It also retains the roots and traditions and religious makes Bang Bao Buddhist Tibet, which is still in practice today.
Lower Dolpo, still underdeveloped, being true to its neighborhood isolation. One can feel the time has remained for centuries because residents continue to maintain their livelihood and way of life in the traditional way. Trekking in Nepal can be the best adventure, history and cultural trips.
- Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own charm, people here still lead a primitive life, yet they are friendly.
- 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]
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung
Day 04: Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) & trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walk
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek to Numa La
Day 13: Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi
Day 14: Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft)
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 16: Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 17: Trek to chepka(2260m/7412ft)
Day 18: Trek to Jhupal
Day 19: One reserve day for flight plan
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung
Day 21: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure
We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer a welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Can I accomplish this trek?
Trekking in Dolpo region is a spectacular trip which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health. To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.
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- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- Max Altitude
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- Accommodation3-star & Tea House
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
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