• Dolpo Trek

Dolpo Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest house in trek/ Hotel in city
  •    Meals: Full board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5190m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sep-Nov,Mar-May

Trip Information

Dolpo Trekking in the lower region takes you to Ringmo and beyond – Phoksumdo Lake at 3600 m also known as the Blue Lake contains no aquatic life. The trek crosses two high passes of Baga La (5070 m) and Numa La (5190 m) into Dho Tarap village (4040 m) a region inhabited by people practicing polyandry and pre-Buddhist religion called “Bon Po”.

The Shey Phoksumdo National Park is the most remote district in Nepal situated in the Trans Himalayan region of mid-western Nepal. Dolpa is also known as “Ba Yul” or the hidden valley. The region with fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery, and peace.

The Upper Dolpa trek crosses Sheula pass from Phoksumdo Lake to the legendary Crystal Mountains to Shey Gompa (4200 m) a Buddhist monastery and further to Samling Gompa a Bon Po monastery.

This region has a long aura of mysticism about it. Site of Eric Valli’s Oscar-nominated movie “Caravan” – where people trade salt for grain with the people from far away land of Hurikot and Jumla to compensate their dwindling winter supply of food.


Dolpo Trek Itinerary:


Day 1st: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) {15 minute drive}
Day 2nd: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Day 3rd: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
Day 4th: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal [Dolpo] (2,320m/7,610ft) and trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft) {2-3 hours trek}
Day 5th: Trek to Tarakot (2,543m/8,341ft) {5-6 hours trek}
Day 6th: Trek to Laini (3,160 m/10,365ft) {6-7 hours trek}
Day 7th: Trek to Nawarpani (3,545m/11,627ft) {5 hours trek}
Day 8th: Trek to Do Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft) {7-8 hours trek}
Day 9th: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
Day 10th: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4440m/14,563ft) {6-7 hours trek}
Day 11th: Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft) and camp at PelungTang (4465m/14,645ft) {6-7 hours trek}
Day 12th: Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp Dajok Tang (4,080m/13,382ft) {6 hours trek}
Day 13th: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft) {3-4 hours trek}
Day 14th:  Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 15th: Trek to Shyanta (2520m/8265ft) {5-6 hours trek}
Day 16th: Trek to Jhupal(2,320m/7,610ft)
Day 17th: Fly from Nepalgunj to kathmandu(1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 18th: Shopping, Final Departure or extend your trip

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (Arrival Day) 

Drive: 35-45min / Included meals: Dinner/ Accommodation: Hotel

Welcome to the city of temples and the gateway to Nepalese Himalayas, Kathmandu. After arrival at TIA, our representative from Mission Himalayan Treks and Expedition will be waiting for you outside with a display board. You will be transferred to a hotel for some rest. Take a rest at a hotel or you might go for a hangout in the city. 

In the evening your dinner will be at a traditional Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy the beauty of Nepali culture. You will stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation for trek

Included Meals: Breakfast / Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast at the Hotel. We will start our valley sightseeing at the World Heritage Site of Nepal, Kathmandu Durbar Square which is surrounded by ancient statues and a small pond which is ruled by a medieval king. Famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath is a Buddhist temple that is listed as the world's largest stupa. Swayambu Nath or Monkey Temple has a unique beauty, a Buddhist temple.

After returning back from sightseeing, you will have time to visit the shop for buying or renting the gears and other necessary equipment for the trek. It will be easier for shopping because the area of Thamel is crowded with different shops and narrow paths.

You will stay at a hotel overnight.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj on flight

Flight: about an hour / Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Accommodation: Hotel 

Next day, after breakfast our journey heads from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj on a flight that takes about 1 hour. The flight offers a scenic view of tall mountains and hills. After landing in the domestic airport of Nepalgunj, you will enjoy the sunny environment but don't forget to pack thin t-shirts and shorts because Nepalgunj is the hottest place. 

After that, you will be transferred to a hotel. You can rest or if you are interested you can take a walk to the hamlet. Even you can visit the Muslim bazaar and mini zoo. You will stay at the hotel and later prepare for the next day flight.

Day 4: Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2320m/7615ft) on flight and trek to Dunai(2850m/9348ft)

Flight: 45min/ Trek: 2-3 hrs / Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Camping

Starting the day with early breakfast, then we will take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal which takes about 45 min, flying over the hills. Thereafter, get ready to initiate your trek to Dunai.

First day of adventure leads through terraced fields, plains and briskly flowing Bheri river. After trekking about 3hrs/6km, we will reach Dunai and prepare for camping. In the evening you will view the beauty and explore Dunai.

Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (2543m/8341ft)

Trek: 5-6hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner / Accommodation: Camping

On this day we will follow the upstream and along the side of the riverbank of Bheri and Bharbung. In the trail, you see hanging bridges and the amazing sound of the flowing water. Continuing the day through pine groves and as you move higher you will see dry stone walls and fields which allows a bonafide experience of paradise.

As you reach Tarakot, an old fortress town and also a very famous trading point at an earlier time, we will take a stroll to Sandul Gampa. You will find the locals who practice Tibetan Buddhist and speak the Kaike language.

Day 6: Trek to Laini (3160m/10365ft)

Trek: 6-7 hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Camping

As we head out for this trek in the morning following the Trapa Chu river. You will cross the bridge at the coupling of Barbung Khola and Tarup Chu river. Moving towards the Laisicap where you have to cross a swinging bridge.

Following the ups and down paths through the open valley, terraced farms of fascinating village. You will descend to Laini for camping overnight.

Day 7: Trek to Nawarpani (3540m/11627ft)

Trek: 5-6 hrs walk/ including meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Camping

Beginning the day with breakfast we will proceed our trek to the gorge of Tarap River. You can view the mesmerizing views of mountains at a distance. Strolling through the trail of steep slopes the journey remains exciting. Stream crossing through the precarious bridges.

Descending to Chyugur Khola the paths might be unknown so we should make our own path of stone slabs which is used in replacement of a bridge.  We will head to Nawarpani and manage our camp to stay overnight.

Day 8: Trek to Do Tarap (4090m/ 13420ft)

Trek: 7-8hrs/ included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Lodge

Today’s day starts with breakfast. Setting a destination to Dho Tarap we will move from Nawarpani to Dho Tarap which takes about 7-8hrs. Crossing the riverbank, small caves, wooden bridges, trudging and thrilling paths. Proceeding towards the amazing barren canyon wall and climbing through the river and strolling through the narrow path of Serkam.

Thereafter, descending from Serkam and crossing the river of Saula river where the paths are ups and downs with an ancient monument of Buddha with a colourful flag. You will reach Dho Tarap within 30 min walk with beautiful views of barley and other crops in the field and views of the surrounding. 

Day 9: Acclimatization day in Dho Tarap

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Lodge

Today you will enjoy the view of Dho Tarap’s old fashioned houses built with stone and monasteries. You can make local friends who are Tibetans and Magars. Gaze the beautiful scenario of the surrounding. Visiting Drakmar monastery and 1000year old Ribo Bumpo monastery.

The day will be worth visiting different monasteries, Buddhist Gompa and scrutinize the lifestyle of ethnic Tibetian and Magar people. So spending the day at Dho Tarap, you will be used to the altitude. 

Day 10: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4445m/14570ft)

Trek: 6-7 hrs/ Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Camping

Day starts with breakfast. Today's destination is a time taking trek. On the trail, you have lots of monasteries to explore. Though the trail is short you have lots of religious houses and villages to survey. The trail leads through the plain valley with patches of thick grasses and yaks and horses grazing. Continuing footsteps through riversides, bridges, uphills to Gakar hamlet and Dorje Purba Gompa.

The scenario of the trail is very beautiful but the way is a little rough. You have to walk until you don't reach Numa La Base Camp for camping overnight.

Day 11: Cross Numa La Base Camp (5195m/17028ft) and Camp at Pelung Tang (4470m/14650ft)

Trek: 6-7hrs/ Including Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Accommodation: Camp

This day trek is long and tough compared to other treks. After having breakfast we start our journey to cross Numa La. Following the trail through the steep climb, yaks on the trail grazing grasses. Breathtaking view of mountains of Dolpo and desert which sets as a memory.

As we head towards the higher elevator the day will be strenuous. The trails are sloppy and rocky. You have to trek until one valley converges another. After reaching the top of the Numa La you have to get down to Pelung Tang for camping.

Day 12: Cross Baga La (5075m/16635ft) and Camp at Dajok Tang(4085m/13388ft) 

Trek: 6-7 hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Accommodation: Camp

Today's destination is Dajok Tang. Breakfast in the morning and the journey starts through a steep climb to cross Baga-la. Continuing the trail of snow-capped peaks and landscapes offers you an impactful memory.

The view of the Kanjirowa Himal Range and the chorten overturned rocks. Strolling about 3 hrs downhills you will reach Dajok Tang. Stay at Dajok overnight camping.

Day 13: Trek to Ringmo (3600m/11808ft)

Trek: 3-4 hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Hotel

Today’s day starts with a good breakfast and set up for the journey to Ringmo. The journey passes across the pine groves, walnuts, and willow oak which seems amazing. Sauntering about 2-3 hours through steep rocky trails, you will reach the hamlet of Ringmo. 

After a walk through steep trails, you can take a rest and remaining time you can spend time exploring the Ringmo hamlet. You can inquire about the lifestyle of the people, culture and tradition, and vegetation of the Ringmo people. Overnight at the hotel in Ringmo.

Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3600m/11808ft)

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Hotel

Amazing day starts with breakfast. Watching the yak caravans in and out of the Ringmo towards Tibet. The day will be worthy for the trekkers visiting the monastery of Tibetan Buddhist. Also visiting the temples and walking across the lake. Exploring the eye-arresting view of the Lake of Phoksundo from the shore.

Interested one can visit Suva Gompa and other stupas, learn about Buddhism and spend a relaxed and amazing time at Ringmo. Inquiring Ringmo hustle people’s lifestyle, cultures and religion and cultivation. The night will be at Ringmo Hotel.

Day 15: Trek to Shyanta (2525m/8270ft)

Trek: 5-6 hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ Accommodation: Camp

Today's destination is Shyanta. To reach Shyanta from Ringmo, it takes about a 5-6 hrs walk. Strolling through the path watching eye- attracting view of Phoksundo Lake spraying its turquoise colour. Ongoing the steps following Phoksundo Lake, we will come across the bridge of Pugma Khola near Amchi Hospital. 

Taking an easy downhill walk through a beautiful forest we reach Chepka where you can find lots of medicinal substances. After marching through the hustle, you will climb to Shyanta and stay there overnight. 

Day 16: Trek to Jhupal (2480m/8125ft)

Trek: 4-5 hrs/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast we march our journey toward Jhupal. Descending to Sulighat past Raktang, we head across the bridge of Thuli Bheri, birch trees and the mind-boggling view of the mountain. Strolling through the amazing birch trees and Lil rocky trail we will reach Jhupal village. Enjoy the market of the village and surrounding.

After reaching Jhupal we will spend the rest of the time by our own interest at a hotel or at busy markets. You can explore and enjoy the market of the Jhupal, take a look at the village and surroundings. In the evening get back to the hotel and manage your luggage for tomorrow's flight to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Flight: about an hour/ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/ Accommodation: Hotel

Last day at Dolpo. After having breakfast we will pack out backpacks and head towards the Jhupal airport. We will take a flight to Nepalgunj airport and instantly take an available flight to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel and in the remaining time, you can rest or go shopping.

In the evening, you will spend time with our crew of Mission Himalayan Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd for celebration and farewell dinner. The night will be spent at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure day

Included meals: Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end in Nepal. If you have time you can go shopping or try some foods or sightseeing around Kathmandu. But keep in mind that our staff will be at your hotel 3 hour before your flight to drop you at the airport.

Nothing but looking for your great advice and do a favour to trade emails with your friends and organize your photos. Hope you will choose our team again if you trek wonderful Nepal once more.

Here comes an end, Warm Goodbye !!

 

Cost Details

What is included?

What’s included in Dolpo Trek?

International airport picks up and drops off during your flight.

Kathmandu Hotel before and after trekking according to the itinerary (deluxe room with air-conditioned and Wi-Fi, Breakfast included,

Domestic airport transfer by private car and flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Return from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Clean and beautiful accommodation during trekking in twin sharing basis on local lodges, Guesthouses.

Meals on full board during this trek (breakfast Lunch and dinner) with complimentary fresh fruit at dinner time according to availability and altitude.

Highly Mission Himalaya Treks Experienced guide who was licenses and training from Nepal government with first aid training (salary, Food, Transportation, Accommodation, Insurance of guide included)

A very strong porter shared in two paying guests (salary, Food, Transportation, Accommodation, and Insurance of Porter included)

All necessary local permits during trekking, Dolpo Restricted area trekking permits, TIMS permits are included)

Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, can be provided by Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions if the trekkers do not have their own but after complete trek has to be returned to our agency.

Farewell dinner in Nepali typical traditional restaurant after complete your trekking.

All necessary company service charges, Government VAT, and taxes.

First- Aid medicines with your trekking leader.

Certificate of your trekking after finish your trip signed my Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Owner and your trekking Guide.

What is not included?

What is excluded in Dolpo Trekking?

Personal expenses like telephone calls, Hot Shower during your trekking, Battery Charge, Hot and cold drinks, Bottle and boiled water, Laundry, Shopping, Snacks, and International Telephone calls Etc.

International flight cost from your Country to Nepal and from Nepal to your country.

Kathmandu city Lunch and dinner.

Your own all trekking Gear and other personal clothing.

Tips for your trekking helper and guide (expected according to our culture)

Extra cost caused by flight delays, Natural disaster, Weather, Landslide, Change your itinerary by your cause, by Nepal Government policy change or strikes by political parties. Which is not mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Control.

Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu rather than an above-mentioned itinerary.

Cost caused by the early return from the trekking.

Nepal Visa cost charge by Immigration of Nepal.

Cost not mentioned in the above itinerary includes section.

Useful info

TREKKING GEAR :

BACKPACKS
TREKKING MAP
TREKKING PERMITS 
SLEEPING BAG(-10 DEGREE)
WATERBOTTLE.
CASH MONEY
MEDICAL KIT 
HIKING BOOTS
4 PAIR OF WARM TREKKING SOCKS.
2 TO 3  UNDERWEAR.
SOME PAIR OF FAST DRYING T-SHIRTS
PAIR OF FAST AND EASY DRYING TROUSERS.
1 PAIR OF SWIMMING SUITS OR SKING UNDERWEAR.FAST DRYING FLEECE.
WARM HAT AND CAP PROTECT FROM SUN AND COLD.
WARM GLOVES.
BALACLAVA.
WATERPROOF JACKET.
INSULATING JACKET OR VEST.
SANDALS FOR GUEST HOUSE STAY PERIOD.
WATERPROOF TROUSERS.
TOOTHBRUSHES.
A LIGHT TOWEL.
A SMALL TOWEL CAN BE USEFUL FOR DAY SWEATING PERIOD.
SHAMPOO, SOAP, OR SHOWER GEL.
TOILETPAPER.
SUNSCREEN AT LEAST 50 SPF.
A GOOD QUALITY LIP CARE.
TREKKING POLES.
SUNGLASSES.
CAMERA FOR FUTURE MEMORY. 
POWER BANK, BATTERY CHARGE, AND PAIRS OF BATTERY FOR CAMERA.
SOME SNACKS AND ENERGY BARS.
SOME READING MATERIALS/PLAYING CARDS FOR FREE TIME. 
WATCH OR SMARTPHONES.
A HEADLIGHT FOR USE NIGHT TOILET OR SUNRISE HIKE.

PRICE FROM

$2,080

$2,310 10% OFF

* Group Discount Available

why travel

Customer care and safety/A trustworthy team.

No hidden cost/A trustworthy company.

Financially secure/Repeated guests.

Flexible departure date/group size. 

High successful rate/safety.

Stress-free travel/worry-free travel.

Staff welfare/Contribution to our society.

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