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Lower Dolpo trek is one of the idyll unexplored trekking trail lies in the isolated area of High Himalayan valleys of west Nepal. Nature rewards this isolated western part of Nepal with tremendously an amazing landscape and serene beauty which resemble the ones of roof of the world-Tibet. This trek can be done even during the mid monsoon as it is located in the rain shadow area that formed by massif Himalayan ranges of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Dolpo conserves one of the last remnants of ancient tradition of Tibetan culture and according to the Legend Dolpo is one of the “Hidden Valley” that was created by Rinpoche as refuge for devout Buddhists during the troubled times. Surrounding by high mountains ranges, it surpasses the breathtaking sceneries of people get to behold in Tibet and it is believed that most of the inhabitants of the Dolpo was emigrated from Tibet around 1000 years ago.

Lower Dolpo trek has its own beauty, people are still leading a primitive lifestyle yet they are friendly where you can have warm welcoming from local inhabitants. Normally trek towards lower Dolpo starts from the airstrip of Jhupal after picturesque flight from Nepaljung .This trail will passes through three high pass such as Kagmara La [5115m], Baga La [5090m] and Numa La [5360m] and very remote area as well as deep-blue idyllic “Shey Phoksundo” Lake then finally the route concludes at jupal descending the gorge-side path of Tarap Khola.

Trip info:

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and needs. During the trek we provide standard Guest House (Lodges) with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world. Dolpo region collecting many tourist for the remote area in High Himalayas so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guests.

  Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the camping trek. we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

 Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.     

 Equipment’s:

We believe equipment does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

 Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek.

    Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.

    Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

    Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.

    Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: info@himalayanmagictreks.com.

    Note:

We have tailor-made program for Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Trekking Name:Lower  Dolpo Trek
Hotels:(in Kathmandu) Budget Hotel, start to 5 stars Hotel as per Guest’s request
Accommodation:Mountains Lodges (Guest House) or provided tent
Transportation:Land transportation (Car, Van, Local bus, Tourist Bus)
Domestic flights:Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu
Attractions:you can experience Tibetan  Buddhist culture, an ancient monasteries, high passes such as Numula and Bagala, pristine lake of Shey Phuksundo, Dho Tarap, an amazing landscape of scenery Dolpo  and can explore and observe the massif great Himalaya views, picturesque views, numerous  wildlife, an impressive display of wild flowers  and primitive lifestyle of inhabitants and their Friendly environment .
Location:Dolpo region
Grade:Moderate
Best Season:Mar - May & Sept – Nov
Walking hours:per day 5 to 7 hours
Group size:2 to 14 members or (we can organize solo travelers private group & Family group as well)
Minimum Altitude:Dunai (2,150m)
Maximum Altitude:Numula pass (5238m)
Duration:21 Days

     Note:

Days in the destination itinerary can be increased or decreased. Please contact us for the itinerary according to your holiday time.

    Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport altitude 1,350 m, Welcome program by  Himalayan Magic Treks and direct transfer to hotel on Bed & Breakfast

    Day 02

Permit preparation day + free day in Kathmandu over night Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

    Day 03

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by plane 55 minutes to get there overnight at Hotel on Bed & breakfast

    Day 04

Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2,350m) 25 Minutes & trek to Dunai (2850m)2/3hrs & overnight at tented camp (B, L, D)

    Day 05

Trek to Tarakot(2,543m)5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 06

Trek to Khani Gaon(2,543m) 3.4hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 07

Trek to Tarap Khola(3,450m) 4/5hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 08

Trek to Yak Kharka(3,800m)4/5hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 09

Trek to Dho Tarap( 4,090m)5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 10

Rest & acclimatization day & overnight at tented camp.

    Day 11

Trek to Tokyu Gaun(4,200m) 5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented camp

    Day 12

Trek to Numala base(4,665m) 4/5hrs walk & overnight at tented  camp.

    Day 13

Cross Numa La (5,309m) & camp at Pelung Tang(4,665m) 6/7hrs walk & overnight at tented Camp.

    Day 14

Cross Baga La (5,070m) & camp at Dajok Tang(4,080m)5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented  camp

    Day 15

Trek to Ringma (3,600m) 3/4hrs walk & overnight at tented Camp.

    Day 16

Rest day at Ringma & hike to the Shey Phoksundo Lake & overnight at tented camp

   Day 17

Trek to Shyangta (2,520m)5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

   Day 18

Trek to Juphal (2345m) 5/6hrs walk & overnight at tented camp.

   Day 19

Fly back to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel

   Day 20

Fly to KTM via Nepalgunj  and Day Evening will take together Dinner with Typical Nepali culture overnight at Hotel on Bed & breakfast, overnight at hotel.

   Day 21

Departure to Airport for your onward destination, Services End of Himalayan Magic Treks

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to Obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

All Ground Transportation

3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee

Domestic Flight from Kathmandu/ / Nepalgunj/Kathmandu

Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.

Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu

High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.

All Government local Taxes

National park Fees

(TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System

First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.

Guide and porter salary

All Field Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:

Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.

Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.

Tips and Gratuities.