On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our office staff and guide and then a short drive to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your rooms getting refreshed join with other members of the group for briefing on Lower Dolpo Trekking, provides you with useful information regarding treks and other details for your enjoyable stay in Nepal with us, includes welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program.
Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour at places of great interest within Kathmandu city, steeped with historical and religious monuments temples, monasteries as listed in World Heritage Sites, after an interesting tour afternoon at leisure for Lower Dolpo trek preparation.
As per time for flight to Nepalgunj located Nepal Far South West transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for scenic sweeping flights of about 50 minutes to land at low warm areas at Nepalgunj city airport.
During airborne fantastic views a panorama of snow-capped mountains from the take-off in Kathmandu to landing at Nepalgunj airport, on reaching at Nepalgunj airport terminal transfer to a nice hotel within its city area. Nepalgunj, situated close to Indian border of UP (Utter Pradesh), where culture and local people with strong Indian influence in culture and way of life.
Morning early breakfast for short connecting flight to land at Jhupal in Dolpo area, during this scenic flight views of Dhaulagiri and other western Himalaya, on reaching at Jhupal after 35-40 minutes on air where our staff and porters receives you.
From Jhupal, after getting organized and then few hours of exciting jeep drive reaches you at Dunai the main headquarter and administrative town of whole Dolpa area.
In Dunai for overnight stop in the comfort of nice local lodge, afternoon walk around Dunai town and observe its interesting local culture and traditional life.
With pleasant overnight in Dunai, morning walk leads past the market area and then crossing over a bridge of Thulo Bheri River, where climb takes you over a ridge to Phoksumdo River valley with views of Kagmara peak.
From here walk leads to descend past farm villages with fields growing walnut trees and getting close to a stream of Dhera, a small cattle herders settlements and then short climb to Rahagaon village of Thakuri a Hindu local tribe.
As walk leads to downhill path into forested area to reach our overnight camp at Chhepka a small farm village.
From Chhepka which is close to Ankhe village, as morning walk leads to a short climb and then descend into forested area to reach a river bank, from here climb after leaving the forest.
On reaching top of a ridge with downhill to forest leading to cross a small bridge at Ryajik village, trek further to Samdua for overnight stop near the entrance of Phoksumdo National Park.
Today walks on Tarap nice valley, as the trail enter into a narrow gorge with some vegetation of bushes of juniper and wild rose, walk leads past Toltol with a large overhanging cave, around this area might see some wild life like Naur or Blue Sheep and other animals.
As the walk progress reaching a confluence of River Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, overnight camp by the river after a long day walk of about 6 hours.
Morning walk starts past smaller villages and then entering into small forest area, following a river all the way to Tarakot, this is one of the important and large village of Dolpo with interesting history houses an old historical fortress (Dzong or Kot) to guard the village from outsiders in early days.
Tarakot village with famous old Sandul Gomba located at the junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River where our overnight camp is set.
After a fabulous time at Tarakot, our last day walk leads to Dunai for short while and then taking a short drive to Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Morning starts walking into spread out villages and farm huts, walk on wider path with some short uphill and downhill to reach at Thuli Bheri River valley and then at Dunai, on reaching Dunai for lunch. From here jeeps drive back to Jhupal to catch our next morning flight to Nepalgunj unto Kathmandu.
Morning at Jhupal, transfer to its small airstrip for scenic short flight to land at Nepalgunj airport, here with times to get refreshed before catching another flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.
We have planned a free day for you to enjoy extra leisure day in Kathmandu after scenic trek on Lower Dolpo, on this day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs, or join in for another exciting tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur at places of great interest.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Lower Dolpo Trekking.
You come to the right place, where our program Lower Dolpo will fulfill your dreams and lifetime destination as Trekking Planner organize and run this trip to Lower Dolpo which falls in the remote corners of Far Western Himalaya of Nepal.
On this trek where camping is involved as the area is quite raw to receive outside visitors with only few lodges and inn to stay, where’s camping will be the right choice with full camping facilities of different kitchen unit of cook-kitchen staff includes guides and porters or pack animals to carry camping gears and baggage.
While almost all Himalayan mountainous region leads you to much ups and down with some gradual winding trail, from wide to narrow path on country rocky and muddy route sometimes where on this trekking minimum altitude of 2,500 m to maximum 5,190m and 5,070 m high while crossing Numa-la and Baga-la passes.
Most of main villages do have electricity supply either from local hydro project or from Solar power, where one can have the opportunity to charge their electronic gadgets at extra cost of reasonable price for using the supply from the landlords or house owners.
We suggest that one can carry portable solar panel with batteries to charge their appliances in case of emergency where villages can be far to reach, that is why camping is done mostly to due to its remoteness.
Our expert guides will accompany you to provide needful information and queries about Dolpo areas, from history of mountaineering, flora-fauna, local culture and religion and as well our guides and camping / trekking staff are well trained in medical and First Aid, if problem arises.
Our booking is open all year round after selecting the trip of your interest and choice, please book at least minimum 4 weeks prior to group trip departure for private and tailor made trips minimum of 2 weeks.
In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is critical where nearest medical attention needed.
We call for immediate evacuation right option would be Helicopter services to reach victims for safety to the nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Nepalgunj or Kathmandu.
Always follow the rules of the company and guides / leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to change in foods and culture shocks. If people have traveled in Asia countries and know the food well will be not a problem.
Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people, if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS.
We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights.
Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also helps and taking much rest after getting tired.
Nepal Himalaya is for all seasons for soft trekking and sightseeing tours, Nepal has 4 main seasons' spring, summer with (Monsoon), autumn (fall) & winter. For Dolpo trekking best from April to November includes monsoon months of July and August, as Dolpo region falls within rain-shadow blocked by high Himalayan mountain range.
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