Lower Dolpo Exploring Trek

September 15, 2017

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Lower Dolpo Exploring trek is an extraordinary trek of  Lower Dolpo region trekking of Nepal. This trek caters you diversified cultural and natural experience of Lower Dolpo region.
Tour Details

Lower Dolpo Exploring Trek is a complete exploration of lower Dolpo region. A bit adventurous and challenging trek is slightly easier than Upper Dolpo trek.

Lower Dolpo region includes, Khas valley is also known as Khasan, this valley is lowland of Dolpo and the people in this area are follower of Hinduism and Shamanism. They speak Khas Nepali dialect as their major dialect and celebrate festivals like, Dadhains, Deepawali, Bhadra Puni, Shrawan Puni. Major religious monuments, of this valley is Chhala Masta, Bala Tripura Sundari Temple an ancient Hindu Temple.

Similarly, Tichurong valley is also known as, ‘Rong’, ‘Taral’, these people are follower of Lama Buddhism and Bon. But they have their own indigenous God ‘Chyopata’ and they celebrate Rung, Rungma, Chhaigo, and Maghe Sangkranti etc. as their major festival. Inhabitant of this area speaks two dialects such as Magar Poike and Magar Kaike. Drigung Gumba, Chhyadul Gumba, Putha Deu are major cultural and religious monuments of Tichurong valley.

Likewise, Dho Tarap valley, Barbong Valley and Phoksundo valley people are collectively known as ‘Dolpo-Pa’. They have their own Dolpo-Pa culture which is certainly similar to Tibetan. Inhabitants of this area are follower of Bon and Buddhism. Festivals like, Lhosar, and religious ceremony are celebrated in the region. Ribo Bhumpa Gonpa, Jampa Gonpa, Gakar Gonpa, Sipchhog Gonpa, Dragmar Dewa Gonpa, Bon Tsova Gonpa, Seri Gonpa are major religious monuments of the area.

Lower Dolpo region is also enriched by some natural beauty. Some of the most popular peaks such as; Putha Hiuchuli, Mukot Himal, Kanjeruwa Himal, Kagmara Himal are recites in the region. It also home of some parts of Shey-Phoksundo National Park along with a beautiful Phoksundo lake and Phoksundo waterfalls and lush vegetation.

Lower Dolpo Exploring Trek, begins a scenic flights to Juphal airstrip from Nepalgunj, then we descend down to the West along the Khasan area Tripurakot, Khaliban and Kaigaon. Beyond the Kaigain the trek heads to beautiful and stunning Lake Phoksundo by passing first pass Kagmara Pass 5115mrom Phoksundo Lake we follow the Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek route upto Dho Tarap by passing Bagala 5269m and Numala 5309m. Next to Dho Tarap we enter to the isolated and rarely visited hidden valley ‘Barbong Valley’ by conquering the Chanla Pass 5378m and exploring around the beautiful villages of Barbong valley following Barbong Khola and Thuli  Bheri River we fanally terminate our trek  to Juphal


Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Dolpo-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

+ All the government procedure

+ Trekking permits and National Park fee

+ Experience English speaking guide, Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules

+ Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tents),

+ Dining Table, Chairs and Kitchen utensils

+ Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks

+ Staff’s salary, food, insurance and clothing

+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Price exclude

-International flights and visa fee
-Personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu
-Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation
-Tips and gratitude for staffs
-Donation and local entrance fee


Practical Information

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour and transfer to Hotel

Day 3Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal and trek 2 hours to Tripurakot

Day 4Tripurakot to Khaliban 7 hours

Day 5Kahliban to Kaigaon 6 hours

Day 6Kaigaon to Toijom 6/7 hours

Day 7Toijom to Kagmara Phedi 6/7 hours

Day 8Kagmara Phedi to Kagmara pass(5115m)- Kagmara Base Camp 6/7 hours

Day 9Kagmara Base camp to Lasa medow 6/7 hours

Day 10Lasa medow to Pugmo 6/7 hours

Day 11Pungmo to Phoksundo lake 6/7 hours

Day 12Phosundo Rest and Exploring day

Day 13Phoksundo to Temche 3995m 5/6 hours

Day 14Temche to Danighar 4400m via Bagala Pass 5269m 7 hours.

Day 15Danigar to Numala Base Camp 4440m via Numala Pass 5309m 7 hours

Day 16Trek to Dho Tarap 4350m 7 hours

Day 17Dho Tarap Rest and Exploring Day

Day 18Trek to Yak Kharka 4000m 6/7 hours

Day 19Trek to Chap chu 4320m crossing Chanla 5378m pass 7 hours

Day 20Trek to Gumjyan Bagar 3890m 6 hours

Day 21 Trek to Terang Village 3950m 4 hours

Day 22Trek to Kakot Village 6 hours

Day 27 Trek to Musi Khola 6 hours

Day 28Trek to Tarakot 6/7 hours

Day 29Trek to Dunai 6/7 hours

Day 30 Trek to Juphal 3 hours

Day 31Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Day 31 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 32 Depart from Kathmandu


Lower Dolpo Exploring Trek Map

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