Lower Dolpa Region
Lower Dolpa RegionTrekking in the Dolpo region has only been permitted since mid-1989. The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The region offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard.

This remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal, time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years. Most treks into Dolpo take from 14 to 30 days. The best time to trek here is towards the end of the monsoon season Sept to November. Shorter Dolpo treks are possible by flying into the air strip at Jumla.

Max. altitude: 5200 mtrs.
Grade: 'C+'
Minimum group size: 4
Departures: Oct to May

Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival pick up / transfer hotel / tour briefing / introductory evening meal
Day 02 A full days sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Fly, Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / transfer hotel,
Day 04 Early morning, fly to Jumla / trek to Ghotichour
Day 05 Ghotichaur / Chutra
Day 06 Chutra / Chaurikot (3000 m.)
Day 07 Chaurighot / Kaigaun
Day 08 Kaigaun / Garpung Khola
Day 09 Garpung Khola / Kagmara phedi
Day 10 Cross Kagmara pass (5115 m.) / Pungmi Kharka
Day 11 Pungmi Kharka / Phoksumdo Lake (3600m)
Day 12 Rest at Phoksumdo Lake
Day 13 Phoksumdo Lake / Baga-La Phedi (5090m) Descend and camp
Day 14 Cross Baga-La (5090m) / Numla Phedi
Day 15 Cross Numla (5190m) and trek to Tarap (4040m)
Day 16 Tarap / Dho
Day 17 Dho / Big cave (3600m)
Day 18 Big cave / Lahini (3200m)
Day 19 Lahini / Tarakot (2800m)
Day 20 Tarakot / Dunai (2150m)
Day 21 Dunai / Juphal (2500m)
Day 22 Fly Juphal / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu /transfer hotel
Day 23 At leisure Kathmandu
Day 24 Transfer airport for onward destination.