Lower Dolpo trekking is specially designed to trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake so it is also known as Shey Phoksundo trekking with Numala and Bagala Pass. The Dolpo region is best known of the many isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal. Dolpo preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture. Legend says it's a one of the "hidden valleys" created by Guru Rinpoche as a refuge for devout Buddhists in troubled times. Surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year, Dolpo's easiest access is from Tibet, where its people emigrated from perhaps 1000 years ago.
Upper Dolpo shelters about 5000 people, whose lives revolve around Buddhism, barley, and yaks; their villages (over 4270 meters) are among the highest settlements on earth. A large portion of Dolpo has been set aside as Shey - Phoksumdo National Park, at 3555 square km Nepal's largest. The park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves, and the exclusive snow leopard.
Fly in Fly Out Dolpo Trekking: We start our trek from Juphal, after two small flights to Nepalgunj on first day and to Juphal on second day. Trekking through nice village in the beginning and through high and remote alpine area and passes later and finally come to beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m). From here we will trek back to Juphal again with different route where we catch flight to Kathmandu.
The route goes through high passes like Numala and Bagala and very remote area of the country so we are rewarded with excellent view of mountain and virgin Tibetan culture on the way. As this is Nepal's one of the most demanding trek and goes through Numala and Bagala pass and remote area of the country where we should make lot of ascend and descend we therefore recommend attempting only for experience trekkers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Nepalgunj (152m) Transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Nepalgunj flight to Juphal (2490m) trek to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Dunai trek to Tarakot (2520m)
Day 06: Tarakot trek to Lahini (3160m)
Day 07: Lahini trek to Naworpani /Sim Odar (2620m)
Day 08: Naworpani trek to Do Tarap (4080m)
Day 09: Acclimatization in Do Tarap
Day 10: Do Tarap trek to Tok-Khyu High camp (4390m)
Day 11: Tok-Khyu Cross Numa La (5318m) to Pelungtang (4465m)
Day 12: Pelungtang Cross Baga La (5190m) to Dajok Tang (4080m)
Day 13: Dajok Tang trek to Phoksundo Lake ((3730m)
Day 14: Rest day for Excursion around Phoksundo
Day 15: Phoksumdo Lake trek to Chepka (2670m)
Day 16: Chepka trek to Suli Gaad (2070m)
Day 17: Suli Gaad trek to Juphal (2490m)
Day 18: Juphal Flight to Nepalgunj then flight to Kathmandu
Day 19: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 21: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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