Lower Dolpa_Dho Tarap Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration16 Days
  • Max. Altitude 5310 m
  • Group Size 4-15
  • Trip Style Camping
  • Best Season Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • An offbeat trek route in the far remote corners of the Himalayas
  • No crowd & unparalleled natural beauty
  • Get to see BonPo's cultural heritage and lifestyle of the locals that dates back centuries
  • Cross numerous mountain passes and rocky gorges
  • Come across a wide range of flora and fauna while trekking in the Shey Phoksundo National Park
  • Explore the stunning Phoksundo Lake
  • Get to witness jaw-dropping landscapes and mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Crystal Mountain, etc
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Shey Gompa
  • Adventurous trekking route that involves fast-flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and huge pastures
  • Enjoy a full supported camping trek in a trans-Himalayan region

The Dolpo region is located north of the Daulaghiri massif where the valleys over 4000m are home to a Tibetan population. The environment is wild and hostile, a few hundred people live all year in villages at an altitude of 4500m. They are farmers or semi-nomadic yak herders who exchange their grain for the salt from the mountain lakes of Tibet, they rely on yak caravans, essential for the people of Dolpo for transporting their merchandise. The only grain that grows at this altitude is barley, which after roasting and grinding to make flour is used to make tsampa, the staplefood in the region.

The highlights of this trek are the semi-desert landscape, the traditional villages of the Tarap valley unaffected by the modern world, monasteries and Lake Phoksundo’s turquoise waters reflecting the surrounding mountains.

Lower Dolpa_Dho Tarap Trek Itinerary

This itinerary is prepared by experience guide but you can modify if you have known this place. 

What's Included
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
  • 4 nights' accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3***hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tour as per above mentioned itinerary and entry fees.
  • All domestic flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the camping trek.
  • Camping/Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
  • Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Upper and Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit.
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • All necessary permits.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.
  • Tourist service charge,
  • Office Service charge
  • All Government Tax.
What's Excluded
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would  greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...