Accommodation in the tent during the trek .
3 night hotel in kathmandu B/B plan basis shared room.
Lower Dolpo trek in Nepal
The Lower Dolpo trek in Nepal is a mesmerizing and newly opened remote trekking route only from 1990. It takes you through the pristine landscapes of the Dolpo region, which lies in the northwestern part of the country. The lower Dolpo gained significant attention after the release of the Movie “Himalaya” in the 1999 (Oscar nominated movie directed by Eric Valli). It is also known as “Caravan” in some regions.
The lower Dolpo trek is one of the least frequented by tourists compared to some of the more popular trekking routes in Nepal due to its high altitudes and rugged terrain, making it a unique and adventurous experience. The region is renowned for its diverse landscapes including deep gorges, lush forests, arid plateaus, and pristine rivers. It offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri and other towering peaks. The trek also involves several high passes cross including the Numala Pass and the Baga La Pass, which offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
One of the key highlight of the trek is the Beautiful Phoksundo Lake (an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake) located within the Shey Phoksundo National Park, which is also a part of the larger Shey Phoksundo Ramsar site, designated as a wetland of International Importance in 2007.
The lake is lies within the Trans- Himalayan region, at an elevation of 3611 meters (11849 feet) above sea level. It holds religious significance for both Buddhists and followers of the Bon religion, which is an indigenous spiritual tradition of the Himalayan region. The area around the lake is dotted with several monasteries, chortens, and stupas. Similarly, the lake and its surroundings are home to diverse flora and fauna.
Moreover, the national park is a habitat for various endangered wildlife species including the musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, grey wolf, Himalayan tahr, leopard, jackal and Himalayan black bear. The park is also a home to six reptiles, 29 species of butterfly, and over 200 species of birds.
Overall, the lower Dolpo trek is a captivating and off- the- beaten- path adventure in Nepal that takes ypu through remote and rugged landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and astonishing natural beauty.
1) Trekking permits for lower Dolpo
Since the Lower Dolpo is a restricted area, you will need to obtain special trekking permits to enter and you should be accompanied by a licensed guide or a porter.
1) The Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit
2) The Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit
2) Trekking seasons for Lower Dolpo
The best time to undertake for Lower Dolpo is during the spring and autumn seasons. The weather is more stable and the trails are generally accessible during these times.
3) Foods and Accommodations in Lower Dolpo
Lower dolpo is not developed like other trekking region and has very limited tea houses. Trekkers trekking to this region mostly stay in a camp. You will get the basic rooms in tea houses and in some regions tea houses are also not available. Therefore, you will camp for most of the trek.
The tea houses will have limited items and basic food. As the region is highly influenced by Tibet, you can expect to find Tibetan dishes like momos, thukpa, buckwheat pancakes, various potato- based dishes, tsampa, and dal bhat (a staple dish in Nepal).
4) Travel Insurance for Lower dolpo
Any trek in Nepal, including the Lower Dolpo Trek, needs travel insurance. The trek includes high-altitude trekking, which may be physically challenging and dangerous. Travel insurance can cover you financially in the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage. When buying travel insurance for the Lower Dolpo trek, ensure that it covers high- altitude trekking and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expansive without insurance.
5) Guide and Porter for Lower dolpo
It’s always suggested to trek with a knowledgeable experienced licensed guide or join a trekking agency (Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd) to assure safety and utilize your time in a best way. As we provide highly experienced guide who is familiar with terrain, prompt in safety performance and always carry essential safety equipments, first aid kids and gear to enhance your trip experience without compromising on safety. Moreover, we provide guide and porter with their insurance for safety reason.
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Our personnel will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a placard. He will pick you up from airport and transfer you to the hotel as per your preference. This day will be for your refreshment and in the evening you will be provided a guided evening walk to the local markets as well as localities to make you familiar with the Nepalese atmosphere.
We will be providing you a half day guided sightseeing tour to different UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Nepal with one of our best tour guides and the destinations includes Boudhanath the largest of all Buddhist monument stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath the monkey temple and also the oldest one of its kind, Pashupatinath the Hindu temple of lord Shiva. We will stay overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
We will send our professional staff or guide to lead you to airport for your departure to your homeland.
Small waterproof bags
Flash or torch light
Warm down jacket
Woolen hat and scarf
Raincoat and rain trousers
Antibacterial hand wash
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Small personal power bank
Camera and batteries
Other required equipment’s
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