Dolpo Trek

Trip Overview

There are very few treks and adventure trips in Nepal during the summer and monsoon seasons which is considered as a slow/off season.

The Dolpo region due to its location in the rain shadow of the northwestern part of Nepal offers feasible weather conditions for those looking to travel in an isolated, crowd free and sparsely populated villages. The trek offers excellent views of Himalayas, challenging passes of over 5000m and gives you an insight of the rich culture of the Buddhist and Bon Po religions.

One of the highlights of the trek is the tranquil beauty of Shey Phoksundo Lake which is the deepest lake of Nepal famous for its crystal clear water and turquoise color with no aquatic creatures

Trip facts

Duration

21 Days

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Grade

Grade IV

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu permits processing and trek preparations
  • Day 3: Afternoon fly to Nepalgunj transfer to hotel
  • Day 4: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai (2150m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (2540 m) 5-6 hrs .
  • Day 6: Trek to Laina Odar (3375m) 5 hrs .
  • Day 7: Trek to Nawarpani or Sim Odar 5 hrs.
  • Day 8: Trek to LangKhola (3870m) 4 hrs.
  • Day 9: Trek to Dho Tarap (3950m) 3 hrs.
  • Day 10: Excursion around Dho Tarap for acclimatization
  • Day 11: Trek to Numa La Base Camp (4350m) 4 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Danighar (4510m) by passing Numa La 5310m 7-8 hrs Trek
  • Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka by passing Baga La pass 5170m 6-7 hrs trek.
  • Day 14: Trek to Phoksundo lake –Ringmo village (3600m) 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 15: Explore around Phoksundo lake
  • Day 16: Trek to Rechi
  • Day 17: Trek to Shyangta
  • Day 18: Trek to Juphal.
  • Day 19: Fly Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Day 20: In Kathmandu.
  • Day 21: International Departure

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Dolpo Trek

Cost includes

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic flights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Special trekking permits for Dolpo.
  • All airfares as per program.
  • Standard hotel accommodation on double room basis in Nepalgunj as per itinerary on MAP ( dinner and breakfast)
  • Tented camping including food & fuel, mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, kitchen equipment and toilet tent.
  • Hot water for showers during rest days, satellite phone for emergency.
  • Experienced trek guide, cook, camp staff and porters on trek.
  • Wages, accommodation, food and insurance for local crews and porters.
  • Applicable government and local taxes. Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water.
  • Meals in Kathmandu. Personal trekking gears.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellations, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.
  • Tips/gratitude for staffs at the end of the trip.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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