Over View

Dolpa region appears in historical records since c. 8th century. The region lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park at western part of Nepal, between the Tibet plateau and Dhaulagiri range. The Dolpa is divided into two part Upper Dolpa and Lower Dolpa but the entire district was closed to all trekkers until 1989. The region is normally adherents of "Bon" and has preserved its Tibetan culture in fairly pure form. Our trekking to Dolpa is connected by the place named 'Jufal' after taking a short flight from Nepalagunj airport. Jufal is a starting and ending point of Lower Dolpa Trek.

Dolpa was the location for the Oscar-nominated movies "The Himalaya" and “The Caravana” and for the German documentary Dolpo Tulku. The trek crosses three high passes of this region such as Kangmara La 5115 m, Numa La 5159 m and Baga La 5190 m and also pass through beautiful villagers, trail route and meet fantastic people. The beauty of the vast Phoksundo Lake during the trek gives lifetime memory. In spite of the near inaccessibility of the region and tourism restrictions for the more remote parts, Dolpa is a popular destination for trekking tourism.
We do not force to trek or follow this itinerary day to day, it can be minimize and maximize as your wish. We can arrange the trip to begins on any date during the trekking season which is Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Trip Facts

  • Activity: Trekking
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Highest Alt: 5360 m
  • Trek Type: Tea house Trek / Camping Trek / Hotel
  • Best Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Book Now

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, after completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), Sherpa Khangri Outdoor representative will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel.  Depending on time if we have enough time we will hang around thamel and buy some necessary gears.

In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner and short briefing.

In this day we will complete all essential paper works. Today, there will be a meeting to brief all the members about upcoming trip. Here, our guides and Sherpas provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.

Included Meals: BB

 

Nepalgunj is the town which is situated on the south-west Nepal border with India. From Kathmandu domestic airport it will take an hour to land at Nepalgunj airport. Here we visit the local markets and mini zoo in the evening.

In the early morning after breakfast we will transferred to the domestic airport of Nepalgunj for the flight to Jufal. The flight duration is 45 minutes. Jufal is situated over the Himalayan foothills, with the imagistic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in its North. With food and water supply for 5-7 days at Jufal we meet our trekking guide and start our trail to Dunai 2850 m. After 3 hours walk from Jufal trek takes to our overnight camp at Dunai village.

Included meals : BLD

After taking breakfast we trek on the south bank of the river. We can see deep gorges, hanging bridges and isolated villages. we walk through the various crops of millet, sweet corn, barley, green beans, chilies and marijuana and now we reach to Tarakot. Tarakot is an old fortress town known by the local people as Dzong. Before the Gorkha dynasty Tarakot was the capital and had a Dzong. 

Included meals : BLD

Today we continue our trail to follow the Tarap chu river upstream. Here we will visit Sandul Gompa lying at 5 miles east of the village at the junction of Barbung river and Tarap Chu. The path leads through the farm terraces and rural villages.  After a few ups and downs we reach our overnight camp at Laini.

Included meals : BLD

Today the trail is up to the gorge of the Tarap River, rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. As the valley becomes so narrow in a deep gorge, in some places we can jump from one side to another, this is an exciting part of the journey. At some of the places, the bridges are either damaged or washed away so we have to cross the icy torrent by foot. After walking for 5 to 6 hours we reach at Nawarpani.

Included meals : BLD

Today our walk starts ascending towards Do Tarap. After crossing a narrow gorge and leave the tree line behind us and welcome rose and juniper bushes, typical of the dry inner Himalayan valleys. Walking a while we reach to Do Tarap. Do Tarap is a small village inhabited by Bon Po and Chaiba tribes, few Tibetans and Magars.

Included meals : BLD

Today will be our rest day at Dho Tarap. Visiting the village which has is surrounded by stone walls. More than 40 houses at Dho tarap are divided into three clusters and has built in a haphazard way inhabited nbt Tibetans and Magars. We also will visit a Buddhist Gompa which is closest to our campsite.

Included meals : BLD

After exploring Do Tarap village, our journey leads us towards Numa La Base Camp which is about 6-7 hours walk. The trail towards the upper Tarap valley is full of enjoyment collecting the views of lush grasslands on the both sides of the river. After walking for an hour we will reach to Tokyu village, where we can see a monastery of Chiba group. The trail is but hard in a rough route to reach Numa La Base Camp which is situated at the height of 4440 m.

Included meals : BLD

Today we will have to cross Numa La pass of 5190 meters and this pass is considered as the hardest and longest day of our trail. At the starting of the trail the track is uphill where we have to struggle to reacj on the top of Numa La pass. But the incredible views of  barren mountains of Dolpo up to the Dhaulagiri (8167m) reduces our tiredness. Now the trail descent down toward Pelung Tang 4465 m where we will set camp for overnight stay.

Included meals  BLD

The day's trek goes across high altitude as we have to cross Baga La pass lies at an altitude of 5070 m from where we get fantastic views of the dry landscape and the distant snow-capped mountains including Mt. Kanjirowa. After spending some moment over there we walk steep down for 3 hours to reach Dojok Tang.

Included meals : BLD

We will start our journey to Ringmo village after having our breakfast. Most of today's trek will be alongside beautiful pine forest, the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs. With gradual ups and down after walking on a easy trek we reach to Ringmo village. The village is a traditional Tibetan village of the Dolpo region.

Included meals : BLD

Today we will take rest at Ringmo village and explore the great Phoksundo Lake 3611 m. Today attractions will be the caravan of yaks going to the northern side towards the border of Tibet, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, and the amazing view of the Lake. Overnight at Phoksundo. 

Included meals : BLD

We will descend downwards to Chepak in the mornig . From here the trail follows a massibe overhanginf rocks. It is believed that we can get many important medicinal minerals which cure many diseases. The route then passes through lovely villages, before we climb to Shyanta. Finally, we reach to Shyanta.

Included meals : BLD

Today we will walk steep up to Jufal via Sulighat on a trail surrounded by birch trees. When we reach to the top, we can witness the spectacular views of the mountains. We need to be more cautious while trekking in this route. After we reach Jufal, we will visit around jufal. Overnight in Jufal. 

Included meals : BLD

In the early morning we take 35 minutes flight from Jufal to Nepalgunj. Overnightstay in Nepaljung.

Included meals : Breakfast

 

Today we will fly from Nepalgunj to kathmandu and It will be the leisure day in Kathmandu and in the evening we will have a farewell dinner with a traditional Nepalese cuisine . Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals : Dinner

Sherpa Khangri Outdoor representative  will drop you to airport according to your flight schedule. 

Included meals : Breakfast

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Hotel and tea house during trekking.
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu Flight Tickets.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park entry permits fee.
  • Experienced Trekking guide and porter services with their food and accommodation.
  • Staff's Insurance and Salary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and all meals during the trek.
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and others.
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Internet Access during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for Staffs.