Dolpo Trekking

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  • Total Duration : 16 Days
  • Transportation : Domestic Flight & tourist Vehicles
  • Max Elevation : 5136m
  • Trek Grading : Difficult
  • Best Seasons : Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • Journey Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Accommodation : Hotel, Lodges & Guest Houses

Tour Highlight

  • Desolate, charming landscape and mountain views
  • Unique culture of nomadic people
  • Eric Vallie and Suligad waterfall

Introduction

Dolpo Trekking is open for trekkers since 1989. The Dolpo region is hard to match for its unspoiled beauty and uneven delight of majestic scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and a rare combination of sweeping mountain views with an opportunity to meet the nomadic people and their unforgettable culture. The Dolpo Himalayas offer an endless variety of landscapes, cultures and great people. This unbounded diversity makes it a destination you can visit over and over again.

Lying in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas, the landscape have a similarity that of the Tibetan Plateau instead of the lush, green, monsoon watered hills, elsewhere in Nepal, at comparative altitudes. The people are very pleasant by nature and are of Tibetan descent that follows the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. Their language is closely related to Tibetan. The elevation of the trails starts from 1650 meters (5,412 ft.) to 5136 meters (16,846 ft.) above the sea level. This trek is usually for those who are looking for an experience that can provide traditional Tibetan heritage as well as scenic vistas enriched with rich flora and fauna.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly Nepalgunj via Kathmandu.

Day 02: Take a flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal. Then, trek until to Dunai that will take approximately four hours.

Day 03: Trek to Tarakot. A check-post awaits you where official documents need to be shown. Trek for another 6hours.

Day 04: Trek to Tarap Khola.

Day 05: Trek to Bivo Cellars (3,500m).

Day 06: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,200m).

Day 07: At Dho Tarap, visit the Buddhist monasteries.

Day 08: Trek to Dho-Takse (Numla Phedi).

Day 09: Take the Numla Pass/ Camp of Baga.

Day 10: Baga -Bakhra Kharka.

Day 11: Bakhra Kharka-Ringmo.

Day 12: Visit Lake Phoksumdo.

Day 13: Experience the Buddhist traditions and cultural encounters in Ringmo village.

Day 14: Trek to Raktang.

Day 15: Rest at Juphal.

Day 16: Catch a flight from Juphal/ Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu.

Date and Price

Note Regarding Dates:

Although this trip is currently unscheduled, Richa Tours is keen to prepare the necessary arrangements for the group or yourself. Feel free to contact us. The best months to travel this destination are between March to May and October to November.

Note Regarding Price:

Contact us with your needs and we will put forward the best feasible price for you.


Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Fly Nepalgunj via Kathmandu.

Catch a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Rest and overnight stay at a hotel in Nepalgunj with BB Plan.

Day 02: Take a flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal. Then, trek until to Dunai that will take approximately four hours.

After an early breakfast, catch a flight to Juphal. After taking some rest, we set out for Dunai, the administrative center of this region.  Trekking from Juphal to Dunai takes about 4 hours.

Day 03: Trek to Tarakot. A check-post awaits you where official documents need to be shown. Trek for another 6hours.

After taking rest and having breakfast, we set out early for Tarakot. A check-post awaits you where official documents need to be shown. Another six hours of trekking and we stop over for dinner. After dinner, rest and sleep at one of the teahouses.

Day 04: Trek to Tarap Khola.

Following the trekking guide via the fortress village of Tarakot, you reach Tarap Khola. Overnight stay at Tarap Khola.

Day 05: Trek to Bivo Cellars (3,500m).

Trek to Bivo Cellars (3500 meters). Take a break for lunch followed by more trekking. Stop over for Dinner and much needed sleep.

Day 06: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,200m).

After an early breakfast, trek to Dho Tarap (4200 meters). The Tarap Valley is a scenic area of barley fields, dispersed settlements and various Buddhist monasteries. You will notice that the inhabitants of the reputed Khampa ancestries of Dolpopa region are apparent in their red yarn, which are famously worn by men on their hair whereas the women exhibit an ornate headgear. Overnight stay at Dho Tarap.

Day 07: At Dho Tarap, visit the Buddhist monasteries.

Following an early breakfast, visit the beautiful Buddhist monasteries in Dho Tarap. The rest of the day is free for other activities in this area.

Day 08: Trek to Dho-Takse (Numla Phedi).

Trek to Dho Takse, which will take several hours. After each point we stop over for lunch followed by recreational break so that we can camp and get a good nights sleep at the end of the day.

Day 09: Take the Numla Pass/ Camp of Baga.

From the camp area, valleys cross the Numla Pass (5150 meters) and the Baga La (5190 meters), famously immortalized in the beautiful movie “Himalaya”.

Day 10: Baga -Bakhra Kharka.

Take the Baga route and trek towards Bakhra Kharka. Stop over for lunch and after reaching our point of destination, have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 11: Bakhra Kharka-Ringmo.

Trek from Bakhra Kharka to another campsite called Ringmo.

Day 12: Visit Lake Phoksumdo.

After an early breakfast, we arrive at the exceptionally picturesque Phoksumdo Lake- an unearthly turquoise lake ringed by rocky crags and forest framed by snow-capped peaks.

Day 13: Experience the Buddhist traditions and cultural encounters in Ringmo village.

Visit Ringmo village, a pleasant community with chorten, Tibetan Mani walls, Bon monastery and an entry chorten depicting complex mandalas of both Buddhist and Bon traditions.

Day 14: Trek to Raktang.

Trek to Raktang, which will take around 5 hours of walking.

Day 15: Rest at Juphal.

Overnight stay at Juphal since we need to catch a flight the following next day, early in the morning.

Day 16: Catch a flight from Juphal/ Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu.

Catch an early morning flight to Nepalgunj followed by an onward connection to Kathmandu.

Service Include and Exclude

Includes

  • Daily itinerary as described,
  • All inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters
  • City sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking tour guide
  • All meals on trek, tea & coffee
  • All permit fees, Govt. taxes and land transportation
  • Domestic flights as per itinerary
  • Necessary trekking staffs
  • Trekking staffs insurance

Excludes

  • Bottled beverages & alcoholic drink
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport taxes
  • Tips for guide, drivers & all staff
  • Items of a personal nature, Telephone bill
  • Personal expenses, delay due to weather
  • Equipment failure or situations beyond our control