Lower Dolpo Trek
Lower Dolpo Trek Lower Dolpo Trek | Dolpo Trek | Ties with the Tibetan and Bon Po Culture.
 

Dolpo Region Trekking in Nepal Lower Dolpo Trek

Price
$4000 per person
Duration
18 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1+
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Max Altitude:
5190 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Route :
Shey Phoksundo Lake, Jhupal
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On Request
Trip Grade :
Difficult
Best Season:
Mar- May/Sept- Nov

Highlights

  • Witness the unique lifestyle of the Dolpali people.
  • Visit the pristine Phoksundo Lake, a pilgrimage site.
  • Trek to one of the most remote destinations in Nepal, the Dolpo region.
  • Admire the beauty of the Shey Phoksundo National Park, home to endangered species like snow leopard and grey wolf.

Lower Dolpo is a lesser-travelled destination in Nepal and is famous for the ancient cultural roots of the region. As such, the Lower Dolpo Trek is a journey that enjoys the pristine nature of western Nepal. Likewise, the lower Dolpo region is famous for the authentic culture of the local Khas people. The upper parts of the Lower Dolpo Trek also display its ties with the Tibetan and Bon Po culture. All in all, the trek is a magnificent journey to explore the cultural aspects of Nepal.

 Firstly, the trek begins in Kathmandu and heads to western Nepal to Nepalgunj. The flight to Nepalgunj is followed by another one that heads to Juphal. From here, the trek begins as the trekkers gear up for the walk. The trek follows the Thuli Bheri River and leads to Dunai. Further, you trek to Tarakot and follow the trail to Laina Odar. The trek follows an anti-clockwise route to the Phoksundo Lake and heads to Dho Tarap en route. This village is famous for its display of local culture based on Bon Po religion.

The next part of the trek takes you to Numa La Base Camp and crosses two passes. The first one is the Numa La Pass followed by the Baga La Pass. Finally, you reach the Shey Phoksundo Lake where you can rest and recuperate. The lake is the second-largest in Nepal and lies inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The lake vicinity is famous for the great views of the lake and nearby areas. After exploring the lake, you trek to Shyanta and return to Juphal. Lastly, you get on two consecutive flights to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu bring the trip to a close.

The trek is fairly difficult and the trekkers have to be in fine form and physical condition. Also, the spring and autumn seasons are the perfect time to do the trek.

 At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we provide great travel services to our clients. Also, we have various other trips and offers for all kinds of travellers. Similarly, our team consists of trained guides, porters, and other staff.

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Services
  • Note
  • Equipments
  • Trip Dates
  • Review

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing & Preparation. (1334m) (B)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) 1 hour. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Fly from Nepaljung to Jhupal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2850m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2545m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3170m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4990m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Do Tarap (4990m). (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek from Do Tarap to Numa- La Base Camp (4440m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Cross Numa- La Pass (5190m) and Camp at Pelung Tang (4445m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Cross Baga- La Pass (5070m) and Camp at Dajok Tang (4080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3600m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo and hike Phoksundo Lake (3612m). (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek from Ringmo to Shyanta (2520m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 17: Fly back Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. (B/D)

Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. (1,334m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing & Preparation.(1334m) (B)
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) 1 hour. (B/L/D)
  • Day 04: Fly from Nepaljung to Jhupal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2850m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2545m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3170m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4990m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Do Tarap (4990m). (B/L/D)
  • Day 10: Trek from Do Tarap to Numa- La Base Camp (4440m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 11: Cross Numa- La Pass (5190m) and Camp at Pelung Tang (4445m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 12: Cross Baga- La Pass (5070m) and Camp at Dajok Tang (4080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3600m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo and hike Phoksundo Lake (3612m). (B/L/D)
  • Day 15: Trek from Ringmo to Shyanta (2520m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 17: Fly back Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. (B/D)
  • Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. (1,334m)

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing & Preparation.(1334m) (B)

After breakfast, we start for Kathmandu city tour which includes the four of the UNESCO world heritage site in the valley.

Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims’ sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.

 Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.

Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. It is also known as Monkey temple among tourist.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) 1 hour. (B/L/D)

Today, the morning after breakfast we fly to the western side of Nepal. It is about a 1-hour scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. The terai city Nepalgunj situated nearby the Nepal-India border. Nepalgunj offers you the taste of both Hindu and Muslim cultures. We explore the border city in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Fly from Nepaljung to Jhupal (2475m) and trek to Dunai (2850m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

After our breakfast, we will catch another flight to reach Juphal. It will consume about 45 minutes to reach to Juphal with a scenic view of mountains. On arriving at Juphal our trekking crew will receive you, these guys have done a tough hike from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply which take about 5-6 days. From Juphal, a short 2-3 hrs walk from the airstrip takes us to our first overnight camp at Dunai village.

Our first day on the trail begins with an hour of downhill hiking through the village below the airstrip, then leading through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai. This is a much larger village or rather, a small township, with a new hospital and is the administrative headquarters of the Dolpo region. Here we have ample time for a leisure walk around the village.

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2545m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Today's trek leads through many small streams and then follows the Bheri and Barbung river that runs through a tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meters above the river; after a good walk, we come to Tarakot where colorful terraced fields greet us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fort. Tarakot was a capital before the Gorkha dynasty reigned in Nepal. The famed Sandul gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung Khola(river) and Tarup Chu (river).

The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River which at one time supervised the collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Our overnight camp is made by the river about 150m below the village, near the police post or we climb a steep ridge for an hour to the village on a spur, where there are chortens and a gompa on the edge of a grassy plateau with solitary trees scattered around.

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Laini (3170m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will leave for Laini which is about 6-7 hours' walk. We will catch away following the Tarap Chu River. We have to cross some suspension bridges and the same river again. We can see a famous Gompa named Sandul Gompa little further on a junction where Barbung River and Tarap Chu River meet. The trail goes through terraced farming inside some beautiful villages. Then walking downwards for some time, we will be at Laini.

Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani (3545m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

We will start our trek early morning after our breakfast. We will leave for Nawarpani, we will continue following Tarap Chu River walking on the way made by steep stones. You can feel the different experience of walking today because you will get some narrow gorges on the way where you have to jump from one place to another.

On the way, the path disappears in some places where we have to make the way to our effort. We have to place logs between the stones which will work as a bridge. This will an exciting walk. Walking little furthermore, we will reach Nawarpani.

Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap (4990m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Our morning walk begins with a gradual up leading us to Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours of good morning hiking, we leave the narrow gorge & from here the path leads just above tree lines of juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himalayan valleys.

Another 3 hours or more walking brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregular stone wall. At Dho, thirty-four houses are divided into three groups and built-in random fashion, it’s pretty interesting! In this Valley, both Bon Po and Chaiba sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by a few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Do Tarap (4990m). (B/L/D)

This is a well-deserved rest day free from the hassles of packing today and a chance to make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners for ages. It’s always good to interact with the local folks & give the kids some toffees if you have them. The Dolpo people wear homespun clothing that is sometimes dyed maroon and they favor Tibetan style Somba or Dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for footwear.

Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber, and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon Po and Nyingmapa of the Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk away.

Day 10: Trek from Do Tarap to Numa- La Base Camp (4440m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

After exploring Dho Tarap village, our journey heads towards Numa La Base Camp which is about 6-7 hours walk. Going upwards from Dho Tarap village, the trail leads you inside the plain valleys with the view of the river covered by the green grasses on both sides which is a different view than others you can have in this region.

We will then follow Tarap Chu upward all the way. After having an hour's walk, we will be at Tokyo village where we can see a monastery of the Chiba group. We can have some roaming around this village. The trek from here may be a little difficult as we have to walk over a rough path for about 3 hours. Finally, we will be at Numa- La Base Camp.

Day 11: Cross Numa- La Pass (5190m) and Camp at Pelung Tang (4445m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Our journey continues with the crossing of Numa- La pass at 5,190m, the track goes to a steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes; the scenery of the valleys, & mountains including the north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distant snow-capped peaks is so spiritually invigorating.

After a glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill hiking brings us to Palungtang 4,465m or further for the overnight camp just before Baga-la or Basi-la pass.

Day 12: Cross Baga- La Pass (5070m) and Camp at Dajok Tang (4080m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

The trek today also goes across high altitude as we have to cross Baga La pass of 5070 meters. The journey commences with a steep climb up to the top of Baga La which is difficult to climb but worth climbing as you can have the beautiful view of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped peaks of Kanjirowa Mountain range. After spending some time, we will walk downward for about 3 hours to reach Dajok Tang.

Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3600m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

The morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at (5,070m), which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and the distant snow-capped peaks of Kanjiroba Himal range, after a great moment here our walk leads to descent for 2 hours through a pine forest; on leaving the forest behind, the country and the vegetation changes for pasture fields and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksumdo.

Day 14: Rest day at Ringmo and hike Phoksundo Lake (3612m). (B/L/D)

The nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk partway around the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. It’s a wonderful place to just chill out & let your spirits go free. You could also perhaps, get rid of your demons down here.

Day 15: Trek from Ringmo to Shyanta (2520m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

Today we will descend downwards to Chepka after having breakfast. It is believed that we can get many important medicinal minerals which cure many diseases. Then we pass through some lovely villages. After some more walk, we will reach Shyanta.

Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal (2475m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Today, we trek from Shyanta to Juphal. From Shyanta we follow the river trail downstream to Juphal. We walk uphill through meadows and past a few houses to the small hotels at Kala Gaura (2090m). After several hours of walking, we finally reach Juphal, which is the endpoint of our trek.

Day 17: Fly back Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. (B/D)

We first fly to Nepalgunj from Jhupal. From Nepalgunj, we will catch the available flight back to Kathmandu. As you arrived in Kathmandu your guide will help you to get to your hotel. We could take a rest in our hotel room or shop for souvenirs for our Family and friends.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance.

Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)

A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

        What’s included?

  • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
  • Three Night’s 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • One Night’s 3* hotel in Nepalgunj with Lunch/Dinner/ Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu/ Nepaljung/Jhupal/Kathmandu flight.
  • Lunch, dinner & breakfast during trekking.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
  • Trekking permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • All accommodations in Camping/tea houses during the treks.
  • Special permit.
  • ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful, Govt Licence holder and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Last Night farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

        What’s excluded?

  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).

Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:

Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.

The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit it.

Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.

Entrance Fees of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal

 

Physical Fitness:

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal  With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.

Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination.  However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.

Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.

Trekking Day:

A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm.  A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations:

During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.

Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays:

Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.

Travel Insurance:

Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:

There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Please click below for the online Visa form.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

The following visa rules apply for tourists:

For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.

According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.

US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period

For more details please visit our FAQ link

https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/faq/

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking-Water:

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.

Arrival Instruction:

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.

How to Book Your Tour:

Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.

It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

Equipment List for Lower Dolpo Trek:

Lower Dolpo Trek is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.

Luggage/Duffle bag:

You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff are kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.

A day backpack:

You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).

Trekking/Hiking boots:

Lower Dolpo is difficult to trek and It is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.

Sport Sandals:

You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.

Sneakers:

Lower Dolpo is difficult trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in Kathmandu hotel until you get back.

Sleeping Bag:

You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for the minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 20 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.

Fleece jacket: 

You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during the trekking.

Down jacket:

Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the  Trek.

Socks:

You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.

Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:

You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use as the weather.

Short-sleeved shirts:

You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for Lower Dolpo Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Long-sleeved shirts: 

You need to have at least three shirts.

Underwear:

You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Lower Dolpo Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.

Waterproof jacket: 

You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Lower Dolpo Trek and waterproof pants may be on option.

Head and face gear:

Sun Hat or cap during the day time, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.

Hand gear:

You need warm gloves.

Traveling supplies:

Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ) and Binoculars (optional).

Toiletries:

Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).

Medication:

First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.

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