Lower Dolpo Trekking is a restricted trekking itinerary that takes the trekkers to the amazing landscapes of the Western region of Nepal—that is Lower Dolpo. Lower Dolpo Trekking covers up green grazing land, unproductive rocks as well as wonderful lakes. The starting point for the Lower Dolpo Trekking is Kathmandu from where sightseers take the air off to Nepaljung. Nepaljung is a city which is situated near the Indian border. The main attraction of this city is the temple of Bageshowri which is a major attraction for the Hindu pilgrims. The following day it sets up with the squat trip to Juphal with an elevation of 2,475m. Jupal will take you towards the beautiful and picturesque countryside, which will welcome you by the white snow capped mountains. Then, after the quick view of the Thuli Bheri River, you can plan the night in a tented camp. The trek grade of Lower Dolpo Trekking is moderate to strenuous whose maximum elevation is 5,190m. The minimum group size is only 2. Similarly, the best months to plan for the trek is on the months of April to October.
The interesting aspects of the Lower Dolpo Trekking is that it goes behind the sequence that means it moves from Dunai, Lingdo, Laina Odar, Nawarpani, Sisaul, Dho Tarap, Numala Base Camp Danigar, Yak Kharka, Phoksundo Lake, Chhepka, Juphal and at last returns to the capital city. The trip towards the Phoksundo Lake is another amazing thing to see in Lower Dolpo Trekking, sparkling of snow with a flame so as to overwhelm by sensing the charming is additional highlight of the trek. While continuing the trek you will get to view the endangered animals like Blue Sheep, Mountain Monkeys, Musk Deer and Leopards. You will be engaged in trekking as well as sightseeing in this trekking.
Lower Dolpa Trekking will make you to cross the 2 high passes i.e. the Baga La High Pass (5190m) and Numa La Pass (5318m). The beautiful scenery as well as the proper guidance that you will get from the staffs of Tourist Link Trek and Expedition makes you comfortable to accomplish the trek. It is said that Lower Dolpo Trekking is relatively indefinite yet the trek will craft you as an exhilarating trek target.
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Flight to Nepalgunj
Flight to Juphal (2475m), trek to Dunai (2140m)
Trek to Lingdo (2391m)
Trek to Laina Odar (3370m)
Trek to Nawarpani (3475m)
Trek to Sisaul (3750m)
Trek to Dho Tarap (4080m)
Trek to Numala Base Camp (4440m)
Trek to Danigar (4631m) via Numa La Pass (5318m)
Trek to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La (5190m)
Trek to Ringmo / Phoksundo Lake (3733m)
Trek to Chhepka (2838m) via Rechi (2940m)
Trek to Juphal (2475m)
Flight to Nepaljung and Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative staff from tourist Link Trek and expedition at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will talk about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
For the next day, you will be travelling around the Kathmandu Valley by visiting Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares and other cultural as well as traditional sites. You will too prepare for the journey during the time, obtaining authorization for the expedition from the government agency. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj
On the 3rd day you will take a flight to Nepalgunj , a warm city in the Southern plains of Tarai. For the trek to Dolpo you have to take a flight to Nepalgunj which is a city bordering to neighboring India. Ethnically, the area is more look like India than highlands Nepal. You will cross the bundle and flurry of the bazaar to view the horse carts, which is occupied of multicolored people leaving or approaching from the Indian border. You can too visit the temple of Bageshwori as it is one of famous temple for Hindu pilgrimage. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Flight to Juphal (2475m), trek to Dunai (2140m)
From Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475m), it takes 35 minutes of flight where you can view the amazing mountain crest covered with snow. When you will arrive at Juphal you feel good as you have already experienced the hot weather into the small village with huge mountains. Here, you will be walking around the fields of vegetables and wheat towards the Thuli Bheri River in a cold atmosphere. Finally you will arrive to Dunai (2140m) where you will trek for the rest of time. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Lingdo (2391m)
It is said that the hike to Lingdo (2391m) will strike a chord with that of European Alps. After arrive at Dho Tarap the degree of difficulty rises but it is not necessary to stay for a long time in Dho Tarap. You will prolong the trek towards the Lingdo. Lingdo is a tiny village with the guesthouse and camp site. Do not forget to bring the trekking permit card because at this point you may need it. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Laina Odar (3370m)
From Lingdo, you will be ascending all along the trail by viewing the nice villages like Sarakot and Dho Tarap. The scenery is notable and at times very emerald. Following the Laisicap you will travelling through the lengthy and tough ascend of nearly 3 hours to arrive at Laina Odar (3370m). In some extent the trail goes to the forests where it is enclosed by the sharp cliffs filled with the huge trees of pine. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani (3475m)
Progressing the trail you will move to Nawarpani (3475m) from Laina Odar after crossing the moderate and trouble free hike along with some easy ascend. Arriving to Nawarpani you will get a hotel with tent where you can plan for tonight’s stay. Or you are in a mood to trek even further than you can continue so that you will reach to Sisaul (3750m). Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Sisaul (3750m)
On this day you will be viewing more trees which are missing in the previous trek. Today you will move further from Nawarpani to Sisaul (3750m). In Sisaul, you might get an opportunity to view the spot snow Leopard as well. The trail ascends abruptly for nearly half an hour to the tiny pass with a pleasant Stupa. Again from the pass it takes 30 minutes to reach Sisaul (3750m). Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4080m)
On the 9th day you will trek from Sisaul to Dho Tarap (4080m) in an early morning. Mainly on this day you will be fascinated by seeing the cultural dresses wear by men and women of this place. Similarly, the people are too friendly that you will be touched seeing their behavior. You will be warmly welcomed by the native in a traditional way. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Numala Base Camp (4440m)
To continue the trek you will move to Numla Base Camp (4440m) from Dho Tarap (4080m) in an early morning. Departing from the Dho Tarap you will feel bad as you are already touched by the people of Dho Tarap. Numla Base Camp is at the central point of nowhere yet you will sense the fine river along with tiny houses where you will get the chance of cooking. Overnight stay in a tented house.
Day 11: Trek to Danigar (4631m) via Numa La Pass (5318m)
On the 11th day you will head to Danigar (4631m) though the Numla La Pass (5318m) which is considered as a perfect day to begin the trek. The trek to ascend the Numa La Pass is not an easy trek as it comes under stretched and tiring climb. Even due to the high altitude you will think it as a valuable trek. If you are accompanied by the weather then, you are lucky enough to observe the White Mountains which are covered with snow like Manaslu range, Annapurna, Kanjirowa and many more. You too can view the yaks which are grazing on the next bank of the river. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La (5190m)
On the 12th day you will head towards the Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga La (5190m) in an early morning. Here, you will view the nice sight after spending several days with no trees. In additional you will also get to view the attractive waterfalls all the way to it. It is somewhat smooth and trouble free walk which moves downward until you arrive to the Yak Kharka. In Yak Kharka you are awarded with different colorful flowers. Overnight stay in a tented house.
Day 13: Trek to Ringmo / Phoksundo Lake (3733m)
On the 13th day you do not have to walk for many hours regularly. After departure from Yak Kharka you will scale up and down by crossing several levels to the small pass. That passes leads to the forest of Pine and beautiful cascade. You will hike throughout the pasturing land by enjoying different sounds of birds. As soon as you cross the forests you will arrive to Ringmo/ Phoksundo Lake (3733m).
Day 14: Trek to Chhepka (2838m) via Rechi (2940m)
For the next day you will trek to Chhepka (2838m) via Rechi (2940m) from Phoksundo Lake. The hike to Rechi moves roughly throughout the attractive Pine forest, bushes, birches and additional broad tress. You can view the river from the distant place as well. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Juphal (2475m)
From the bridge it takes nearly 3 hours to arrive to Juphal (2475m). The initial section above the large trail, crossing throughout the tiny village of Kalagaonda. Again, you will depart the chief trail and hike over the small trail through the meadow of Wheat, Barley, Walnut and Apricot. To trek the Juphal is an appealing ascend. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 16: Flight to Nepaljung and Kathmandu
In an early morning you will take a flight to Nepaljung. Throughout the flight you will enjoy by seeing the high mountains with unique appearance. Arriving at Nepaljung again you will take another flight for Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathamndu you will be transferred into the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 17: Free day
On this free day you can move for exploring different interesting places of Kathmandu except than staying inside the hotel. So, it is good to have a look to garden of Dream, different libraries, only one zoo of Nepal along with the botanical garden. In the evening you can stay at Basantapur by taking a sip and exploring the artistic monuments. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 18: Departure!!!!
This is the final day as per to an itinerary where you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or towards your next destination. You will be in motion from a hotel after taking your lunch and here, you will be helped by our representative staff from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic Airfare (flight: Kathmandu- Nepaljung and Juphal- Kathmandu)
- An experience English –speaking and Government – licensed holder trek leader
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter)
- Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Restricated Area Permit for Lower Dolpo
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All Local/Government Taxes
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014