Lower Dolpo Trek

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST USD
16-19 DAYS
6-7 HRS
5360 M
STRENUOUS
TEAHOUSE/CAMPING
Autumn - Spring

Since its introduction in 1998, Lower Dolpo Trek has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal’s best trekking regions. This trek offers an outstanding trekking experience in the hidden treasure and a remote lodge treks of western Nepal including Shey Phoksundo Lake. In 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter Matthiessen’s journey, made famous in his book “The Snow Leopard”. Lower Dolpo trek including She Phoksundo Lake trek. Lower Dolpo trekking is also one of the more challenging treks as we also cross two high passes- Numa La and Baga La-and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake. Dolpo is where the movie ‘Himalaya’ way shot by Eric Valli.

During the Lower Dolpo Trek First we fly to Juphal, vial Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. While on the trek Dhaulagiri lies in the west. Trekking north we enter Phoksundo National Park and after a rest continuous on Matthiessen’s original trail, crossing the Khang La 17320ft/5279m, to reach the very remote monastery of Shey Gompa. On the way we pass the mystical crystal mountain. Shey Gompa was established in the eleventh century and little has changed here since then. This is a special trek in one of Nepal’s restricted areas and as such we have to pay the same levels of permit fees as for Mustang. However it is ideal for the keen walker who would like a wild experience away from the main trekking routes.

Furthermore, Lower Dolpo treks is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. While on the trek, we get to muse at the yak caravans that maintain the traditional salt trade with Tibet. While on this trek with Parikrama Trek we take our 19 days out of the work and try to enjoy admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayas, reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle

CROSS NUMA LA PASS (,190 M CAMP AT PELUNG TANG (4,465 M /7 HRS)

CROSS BAGA LA PASS 5,070 M, TREK TO DAJOK TANG (4,080 M /6 HRS)

TREK TO RINGMO (3,600 M / 4 HRS)

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip itinerary can be adjust as your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Cost Detail

TREK COST: Based on Per Person Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: Round trip of Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jhupal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu USD

SPECIAL 10 % DISCOUNT FOR 20 YEARS CELEBRATION 2019 (ANY DATE BOOKING)

Available on request at parikramatreks@gmail.com  info@paritreks.com

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu: 2019 Trip Starting Date:  2019

Special Free Service Highlight for 2019(20 years Celebration):

  • Guarantee first flight (As per the detail in Itinerary)
  • One night Kathmandu accommodation on complementary
  • One day free sightseeing from Parikrama Treks Team (As per the detail in Itinerary)

Inclusions

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of trek
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in cities on B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bed room during the entire trek and climb
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • All necessary permits; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Guide airfare if the clients are flying to the destination
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service in case required (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking

  • 2 mean tents for clients accommodation including mattress
  • Support of Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table, chairs as per the requirement.
  • Extra porter to carry the camping equipment
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • Climbing permits fees
  • Insurance of Climbing guide and other climbing staff
  • Camping sites cost as per the rules of government

Exclusions

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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