Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek

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  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 3612 meters
  • Tour Code BM-40320
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Exploration of the Shey Phoksundo National Park and its wide array of rare flora and fauna
  • Discover the stunning Numa-La and Baga-La Passes while also touring the Tarap Valley.
  • Exploring Nepal's pristine, isolated, and uninhabited area.
  • Walking through the isolated valleys and rural villages.
The Lower Dolpo Trek can be challenging for inexperienced trekkers due to its high terrain. The breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and Kanjirowa give the lower Dolpo circuit trek even more appeal.
The 18-day Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek takes place in the western region of Nepal. It is one of Nepal's untrodden and unknown trekking routes. We begin our lower Dolpo circuit trip in Juphal and return there at the conclusion after touring Shey Phoksundo National Park. The uncommon species of medicinal herbs are well-known in Shey Phoksundo National Park. Similar to this, some endangered animal species can also be found here, including the snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, and Himalayan black bear.

Trekking in Nepal's remote Dolpo region offers experiences unavailable elsewhere in the nation. One of the most stunning treks in the Nepali highlands is the lower Dolpo Circuit trip. Every adventure seeker is drawn in by the semi-arid geography's lonely valleys, off-the-beaten-path routes, distant communities, rural mountain settlements, and a rich array of flora and animals.

The lower Dolpo circuit trek is one of the most demanding and challenging treks in Nepal. Because of this, participation in a lower Dolpo circuit walk requires prior trekking experience. However, the stunning scenery that can be observed along the paths makes it worthwhile. The Lower Dolpo Trek can be challenging for inexperienced trekkers due to its high terrain. The breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and Kanjirowa give the lower Dolpo circuit trek even more appeal.

Throughout the journey, the Tibetan culture may be seen as you pass through distant towns and deserted valleys. In addition, the Dolpo region is one of the few locations worldwide where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. Additionally, you will get a chance to experience local customs, Nepali culture, and friendly hospitality. Lower Dolpo Circuit trek provides you insight into Buddhism culture and its significance.
  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 4: Fly to Jhuphal, Trek to Dunai.
  • Day 5: Trek to Tarakot.
  • Day 6: Trek to Khani Gaon.
  • Day 7: Trek to Chhyujar.
  • Day 8: Trek to Ghyamgar.
  • Day 9: Trek to Dho Tarap.
  • Day 10: Exploration day at Dho Tarap.
  • Day 11: Trek to Numa La Phedi.
  • Day 12: Trek to Danigar
  • Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka.
  • Day 14: Trek to Ringmo
  • Day 15: Rest Day at Ringmo
  • Day 16: Trek to Chhepka
  • Day 17: Trek to Juphal
  • Day 18: Flight to Nepalgunj, Connecting Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Departure
  • 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 8 Dinners
  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Flight (Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu) transfer as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private vehicle throughout the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • All (4 nights) hotel (3-star) accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Camping or tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
  • An English-speaking, experienced and government licensed trekking guide.
  • Required numbers of porters, kitchen staff and mules to carry camping equipment and arrangements.
  • One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide, kitchen staff and porter’s salary, food and accommodation.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveler’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, duffle bags, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Kathmandu.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Mountain Flight
  • Everest Helicopter Tour
  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee. (Approx. USD 30 Per Person)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Highly Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter, kitchen staff and driver. (Not Compulsory but Recommended)
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate during the trek.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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