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Lower Dolpo Trekking - 20 Days

Lower Dolpo  Trekking

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

On Camping basis

Trip Grade

Moderate & Adventurous.

Total Duration

19 Nights & 20 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Season

April to June & September to November

Highest Spot

4,535 m at Jang-la pass

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the wonderful lower Dolpo Trekking.
  • Wilderness and Remoteness.
  • Mountain vistas with Tibetan plateaus.
  • Himalayan flora and faunas.
  • Shay Phoksundo National Park and the lake.

Lower Dolpo Trekking in Nepal is an isolated and off the beaten trail trekking. This hidden trail in the Shey Poksundo National Park which is located in the far western region of Nepal. This region is inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists who follow classical lifestyle. The gateway to Dolpo region trekking is Juphal after we have a flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung.
This Lower Dolpo Trekking also is known as remote and wilderness trekking is an ideal choice to those who love to be in the wilderness, remote and completely arid landscapes beyond the Himalayas. Bon Po is the major settlement in this region. Bon Po is those Tibetan Buddhists who still exist their antique way of life. These people have a close cultural and economic connection to Tibet rather than Nepal. The attractions of this trekking lie in the natural and cultural diversity of ethnic groups, the classic way of life, thrilling high passes and a serene lake, Phoksundo. This is area is protected by Shey Phoksundo National Park. Tarakot and Dho Tarap are other exquisite Tibetan settlements to explore. These settlements are considered to be the settlements on the earth which are not flamed by globalization and modernization yet. Trekkers have uncovered just a little about the hidden mysteries of Dolpo region. So, it is still waiting to be explored.

The natural calmness, the spirituality of Tibetan culture, Tibetan plateaus and whit peaks, Shey Phoksundo Lake and the national park, picturesque Himalayan settlements, awe-inspiring arid landscaped, the wilderness and the remoteness are prominently enjoyed by the trekkers here. This the trekking from the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif to the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare Snow Leopard are native in this region.

Dolpo region trekking is known as forbidden kingdom trekking; therefore, trekkers require a special and restricted area permit to enter this region.

We Team Himalaya organize Lower Dolpo Trekking according to the interest, time frame, and budgeting and your recommendation about taking a rest day during the trip. We are always flexible and offer this trek with an experienced and equipped team.

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding trek from Beni to Lower Dollop.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara 860 m – 07 hrs.

An early morning drive of about seven hours to Beni town via the popular tourist city at Pokhara, this scenic and
interesting drive carry’s on with awesome vista of Mt. Annapurna-Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri range including the famousmajestic Machhapuchhre the Fish Tail peak. On reaching Pokhara, drive continues for another 04 hours to Beni town, on reaching at Beni by late afternoon or evening, transfer to the best tourist standard hotel or lodge for overnight stop, Beni a large town and headquarter
of Dhaulagiri and Myagdi district.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
830
Day 3 :  Drive to Darbang and trek to Dharapani 1,560 m – 05 hrs.

Our journey starts with another short drive on the dirt road following the raging Myagdi River upstream, passing
number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching at Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for lunch break, our first day walk begins on the trails that winds up slowly for an hour to the hills, leaving the Myagdi river way down below, then heading towards cooler area after reaching the top ridge on the outskirt farm village on route Sibang village near Dharapani, this first overnight camping spot offers striking views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1560
Day 4 : Trek to near Sibang Village 1,680 m – 04 hrs.

From this wonderful campsite, morning walk leads near Muri and Takam villages of Magar ethnic tribe, walking through oaks, pines and rhododendron forest reaching near a large village of Muri village, after some breaks, walk continues towards Dhorpatan where around Dhaulagiri route branches off, our route heading further North West passing several scattered village and then reaching at Sibang for overnight camp, Sibang a small farm village with afternoon free at leisure to explore the surrounding area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1680
Day 5 : Trek to Moreni 2,275m – 06 hrs.

After Sibang, walk leads on the North West route through several Pelma and Dhule farm villages and with scattered farm hamlets, then walking on the gradual winding trail for couple of hours, and then leading uphill with a climb passing number of isolated villages, and then completing the walk of the day at Moreni for overnight camp in this small farm village, with time for short walk.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2275
Day 6 : Trek to Purbong 3,045m via Jaljala pass 3,414 m -07 hrs.

Morning walk from this village leads into forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree-lines, then with a climb to
Jaljala hill top which is a small pass at an elevation of 3,414 meters, the ridge top with impressive panorama of
Gurja Himal and Mt. Dhaulagiri mountain range, from here on the downhill to Jaljala village, from this village our journey continues further towards west with super views of snow capped peaks, then walking along Sen khola (streams) and Soure khola upstreams till Purbong village is reached for overnight camp after a long interesting walk of the day.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3414
Day 7 : Trek to Dhorpatan 2,870m – 05 hrs.

From Purbong, morning walk on a gradual and pleasant trail through nice farm areas with pines and rhododendron forest around this area look out for some wild life including Blue Sheep, from this serene area walking at ease then completing this nice and scenic walk at Dhorpatan town – village for overnight stop, this is an interesting large village or a town with interesting bazaar, bordering with many district zones of Mygdi –Dolpo – Gulmi – Agrkachi- Rukum in Mid and FarWest Nepal. Dhorpatan, one of the first Nepal ‘s hunting and wild life reserve declared in late 1970s famous for Blue Sheep’s spotting and elusive rare snow leopard.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2870
Day 8 : Rest Day in Dhorpatan for acclimatization and hikes.

This is an ideal place for rest day as altitude wise and there are many ways to spend the day at Dhorpatan, in this
nice and interesting large village or town, visit the bazaar or a short walk around the valley enriched with flora and fauna with mix -hardwood forest of firs, pines, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oaks, junipers and spruce tree lines. This reserve for hunting and wildlife consists number of rural farm villages with host of Tibetan origin mid hills tribes.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2870
Day 9 : Trek to Phalunge Phedi at 3,850 m – 06 hrs.

After a pleasant and wonderful stay at Dhorpatan, our journey continues leading towards Dolpo area, from here
onwards the walk is more with ups and downs passing Sheppard’s summer grazing pastures and then finally reaching our overnight camp at Phakunge phedi on the bottom of Phalunge pass which is surrounded by rhododendron forest.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3850
Day 10 : Trek to Thankur 3,175m via Phalunge pass 3,915 m.

From this quiet and isolated spot, with a fine and nice morning continue walk with a steep uphill climb with grand stunning panorama of green rolling high hills and towering Dhaulagiri massif mountains, then gradually reaching at the ridge top with overwhelming views of surrounding landscapes with ever-present snow-capped peaks, after enjoying the vista descend towards Thankur for overnight camp after a nice walk of six hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3175
Day 11 : Trek to Yamakhar 2,750m – 07 hrs.

Today a much longer hours of walking to Yamakhar, starting the morning trek in this quiet and wonderful wilderness away from human settlement and villages, walk leads to several cattle herders and Sheppard’s huts and shades, around this area some wild life like snow leopards, musk deer’s and Danfe (National Bird of Nepal) pheasants can be spotted, the trek today leads to a long and gradual climb and with descend to our overnight camp at Yamakar a place in the middle of alpine forest in the harmony with nature.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2750
Day 12 : Trek to Dhule 3,410m – 06 hrs.

From here on journey progress leading closer to near to Dolpo area, after a nice morning, starting the trek towards a steep long uphill into thick forest of oaks, hemlocks and firs, then along a stream walking for few hours to reach our overnight camp at Dhule, this place with some shades and huts of cattle herders on this small summer grazing area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3410
Day 13 : Trek to Phupal Phedi 3,940 m – 07 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight at Dhule in peaceful surrounding, morning walk starts with a pleasant and gradual path
through thick alpine forest with small streams along the way, the walk leads to several short ups and down hills
path till Phupa phedi is reached for overnight camp, this is another summer grazing pasture for the people from Dollop and Dhorpatan area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3940
Day 14 : Trek to Purbong 4,065 m – 06 hrs.

Today’s walk leads to an area, where the two area separates Dhorpatan and Dolpo region, morning walk continues reaching to the end of Dhorpatan area, on Dolpo area outer rim, walk continues with few ups and downs passing an area with small shades and huts on the green wonderful meadows and summer grazing field, our walk carry’s on towards Purbong for overnight stop, Purbong a small farm village of cattle herders and breeder located beneath of Jengla pass.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4065
Day 15 : Trek on route Tarakot via Jang-la pass 4,535 m – 06 hrs.

From this small and nice spot, our morning walks starts with few climb and then descend into small scattered huts and shades near Sumdeling village, then the path leads to a climb on a grassy field at the base of Jengla pass and its ridgetop, after a nice break continue with the climb on this long uphill walk few hours of strenuous walk to reach at Jang-la ridge top at 4,535 meters, which is the highest point of this awesome adventure, the top of the pass festooned with prayer flags, chortens and mani prayer stones with fantastic views of surrounding vast landscapes and of Mt.Dhaulagiri I at 8,167m and Gurja Himal 7,195 at a mere distance, after a marveling the beautiful scenery, walk on the downhill path towards grassy fields with rhododendron and juniper bushes till the day ends at Phupal khola for overnight camp within the Dollop area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4535
Day 16 : Trek to Tarakot 2,540 m – 05 hrs.

The journey from Beni onwards to Dhorpatan with one aim to reach Dolpo, one of the highlight of this magnificent trekking, from here onwards in Dolpo area, morning walks leads onwards through several small streams and then following Bheri and Barbung River and into a terrific gorge with pine trees, then continue walk on the pleasant, nice path above the river, after an interesting day trek finally reaching at Tarakot the first village of Dolpo region for overnight stop. This large village lined with colorful terraced fields of barley, wheat, buck wheat’s, this village was an old fortress town built as a Dzong (Fort). In the past hundreds of years Gorkha Shah Dynasty invaded this area and made Tarakot as a capital of North Western zone. Tarakot a junction of Barbung khola and Tarup –chu, the village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River in the earlier time supervised collection of fees and tolls for trading caravans, overnight camp by the river below the village, afternoon visit this classic old village with chortens and monastery on the grassy plateau, with a single solitary tree.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2540
Day 17 : Trek to Dunai 2,850 m and drive to Jhupal 2, 320 m – 01 hr.

This remarkable and finest journey slowly comes to an end at Jhupal, the gateway to Dolpo and many other destination on this far west region, starting this final days walk to Dunai following several scattered farm villages and cattle herders shades and huts, then leading to a gradual uphill to a valley and then with a descend to the other side on the barren treeless landscapes at Thulo Bheri valley at Dunai area, from here walking past a hospital to cross the new suspension bridge then finally reaching at Dunai town, a large town area with an administrative headquarter of Dolpo zone, to make this walk shorter and to reach Jhupal on time to check with our flight taking a jeep ride for an hour drive on the dirt rough road to Jhuphal for the last and final overnight stop of this impressive journey at Jhupal with time for short walk around this village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2850
Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.

Early morning, depending upon the flight time get in a small plane Dronier or Twin Otter or similar type for a short scenic flight of 40 minutes to Nepalgunj with awesome panorama of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri range of mountains, on reaching at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight to Kathmandu, with few hours of rest and refreshment at Nepalgunj, then connect the flight to Kathmandu which takes almost 50 minutes with sweeping panorama of mountain range from the plane, then finally concluding this fantastic journey in Kathmandu, on arrival transfer to respective hotel with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 19 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 20 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking to from Beni to Lower Dolpo with Team Himalaya and to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at  3 star catagory hotels on bed / breakfast basis. 
  • Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Dolpo National Park permits fees (Special permits for Upper Dolpo area).
  • Service of trekking guides / porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Transportation on Private Vehicle before trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Domestic Airfare jhupal /Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip maps
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges and Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including tea-coffee etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Altitude Graph

FAQs

What is the best season to go on a Dollop Trek?

The best time to visit the Dolpo Region is during the spring season (April to June) and fall (September to November). At these times, the temperature is moderate, skies are clear and low chances of snowfall.

What kind of food should I need to bring on this trip?

Basic snacks item such as candy, crackers, power bars, etc can be brought for the trek. You may also want to bring flavored drink mixes for water bottles. There are numerous grocery shops and mini markets in Kathmandu where such items are easily available.

How much experience should I need for the trek?

The hiking trail is rough but, no prior experience of climbing is required. Good hiking boots will get the job done on the muddy and snowy path.

What should I do about the Insurance?

For our employees, we provide them all the insurance coverage. We expect you to insure yourself against any emergency medical expenses that may occur. You need to make sure you have full travel insurance for coverage of uncertain medical care or evacuation.

Is there a facility of safe drinking water on the Dollop Trek?

In tea houses, you will be able to get safe and boiled drinking water as well. We recommend you to bring some purifying tablets along with you. During the trial, you can find small streams but it is better not to drink it without purifying it.

Can a woman travel solo on this trek?

We serve our clients and keep the safety of women travelers at the top priority. Our guides are highly professional and humble as well. We ensure you that you will have the best experience during the trek. But since Dolpo Region is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, we don’t recommend you travel solo.

What is the communication like in the Dollop Region?

Some of the villages do have the service of communication. But, don’t expect much of the mobile phone signals as the Dolpo Region is rather on the remote part of Nepal.

How should I prepare myself for this trek?

You should do activities such as cycling, jogging, stair climbing. This is going to help you gain some stamina by strengthening your lungs, legs, and heart. You should prepare yourself both mentally and physically for this trek. Studying about the mountains of Nepal would be a great idea as well.

What is the accommodation like in the Dollop Region?

There are some teahouses on the trail but it is not good to rely on them. The upper Dolpo region does have food shortages so it is advised to be fully equipped with food provisions. But you need not worry about such as you can fully depend upon our guides and porters.

What is the elevation of the Dollop Region?

The Dollop region elevation ranges from 1650m to 5350m above sea level.

Will I get Altitude Sickness during the trek?

Generally, altitude sickness occurs after trekkers pass through 3000m and almost 90% of the Dolpo region is above 3500m. You need to inform us of any kind of allergies, your health status that could affect your ability to participate in this trek. Some basic medication for the prevention of altitude sickness should only be used after private consultation with a physician.

Will we be using tents during the Trek?

Yes, The Dollop Region is in a remote part of Nepal so, there are a smaller number of teahouses and lodges so, most of the time you should be spending your nights in tents. Our guides and porters shall be properly equipped with all the necessities including tents.

What makes the Dolpo Region special?

One of the most isolated and remote regions of Nepal.
Breathtaking views of mountains
Less traveled region
Valleys and dense forest of oaks and rhododendron

How many hours should I have to walk on this Dollop Region Trek?

You need to walk at least 4 – 8 hours daily. Which means this trek will test your limits of will power and good health. It is better to get a physical check if you are physically fit for this Dollop trek.

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness?

Stay hydrated, avoid alcoholic beverages and eat foods that provide nutritional value. Proper rest every 3-4 days and climbing only 300-500 m a day etc can help in the prevention of altitude sickness.

Do you have a first aid service for this trek?

Our guides are fully equipped with the first aid kit and will be readily available for your service 24/7.

Additional Information

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

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Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

On Camping basis

Trip Grade

Moderate & Adventurous.

Total Duration

19 Nights & 20 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Season

April to June & September to November

Highest Spot

4,535 m at Jang-la pass

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the wonderful lower Dolpo Trekking.
  • Wilderness and Remoteness.
  • Mountain vistas with Tibetan plateaus.
  • Himalayan flora and faunas.
  • Shay Phoksundo National Park and the lake.

Lower Dolpo Trekking in Nepal is an isolated and off the beaten trail trekking. This hidden trail in the Shey Poksundo National Park which is located in the far western region of Nepal. This region is inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists who follow classical lifestyle. The gateway to Dolpo region trekking is Juphal after we have a flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung.
This Lower Dolpo Trekking also is known as remote and wilderness trekking is an ideal choice to those who love to be in the wilderness, remote and completely arid landscapes beyond the Himalayas. Bon Po is the major settlement in this region. Bon Po is those Tibetan Buddhists who still exist their antique way of life. These people have a close cultural and economic connection to Tibet rather than Nepal. The attractions of this trekking lie in the natural and cultural diversity of ethnic groups, the classic way of life, thrilling high passes and a serene lake, Phoksundo. This is area is protected by Shey Phoksundo National Park. Tarakot and Dho Tarap are other exquisite Tibetan settlements to explore. These settlements are considered to be the settlements on the earth which are not flamed by globalization and modernization yet. Trekkers have uncovered just a little about the hidden mysteries of Dolpo region. So, it is still waiting to be explored.

The natural calmness, the spirituality of Tibetan culture, Tibetan plateaus and whit peaks, Shey Phoksundo Lake and the national park, picturesque Himalayan settlements, awe-inspiring arid landscaped, the wilderness and the remoteness are prominently enjoyed by the trekkers here. This the trekking from the north-west region behind the Dhaulagiri massif to the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayan wildlife, including, Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and rare Snow Leopard are native in this region.

Dolpo region trekking is known as forbidden kingdom trekking; therefore, trekkers require a special and restricted area permit to enter this region.

We Team Himalaya organize Lower Dolpo Trekking according to the interest, time frame, and budgeting and your recommendation about taking a rest day during the trip. We are always flexible and offer this trek with an experienced and equipped team.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding trek from Beni to Lower Dollop.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara 860 m – 07 hrs.

An early morning drive of about seven hours to Beni town via the popular tourist city at Pokhara, this scenic and
interesting drive carry’s on with awesome vista of Mt. Annapurna-Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri range including the famousmajestic Machhapuchhre the Fish Tail peak. On reaching Pokhara, drive continues for another 04 hours to Beni town, on reaching at Beni by late afternoon or evening, transfer to the best tourist standard hotel or lodge for overnight stop, Beni a large town and headquarter
of Dhaulagiri and Myagdi district.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
830
Day 3 :  Drive to Darbang and trek to Dharapani 1,560 m – 05 hrs.

Our journey starts with another short drive on the dirt road following the raging Myagdi River upstream, passing
number of farm villages and cultivated lands with terraces of rice, wheat or barley and mustard, after three hours of good interesting drive reaching at Darbang village like town an entrance or the gateway to Dhaulagiri and towards Dhorpatan and Dolpo area, after a stop for lunch break, our first day walk begins on the trails that winds up slowly for an hour to the hills, leaving the Myagdi river way down below, then heading towards cooler area after reaching the top ridge on the outskirt farm village on route Sibang village near Dharapani, this first overnight camping spot offers striking views of Putali and Ghurja Himal, adjoining Dhaulagiri massif chain of mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1560
Day 4 : Trek to near Sibang Village 1,680 m – 04 hrs.

From this wonderful campsite, morning walk leads near Muri and Takam villages of Magar ethnic tribe, walking through oaks, pines and rhododendron forest reaching near a large village of Muri village, after some breaks, walk continues towards Dhorpatan where around Dhaulagiri route branches off, our route heading further North West passing several scattered village and then reaching at Sibang for overnight camp, Sibang a small farm village with afternoon free at leisure to explore the surrounding area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1680
Day 5 : Trek to Moreni 2,275m – 06 hrs.

After Sibang, walk leads on the North West route through several Pelma and Dhule farm villages and with scattered farm hamlets, then walking on the gradual winding trail for couple of hours, and then leading uphill with a climb passing number of isolated villages, and then completing the walk of the day at Moreni for overnight camp in this small farm village, with time for short walk.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2275
Day 6 : Trek to Purbong 3,045m via Jaljala pass 3,414 m -07 hrs.

Morning walk from this village leads into forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree-lines, then with a climb to
Jaljala hill top which is a small pass at an elevation of 3,414 meters, the ridge top with impressive panorama of
Gurja Himal and Mt. Dhaulagiri mountain range, from here on the downhill to Jaljala village, from this village our journey continues further towards west with super views of snow capped peaks, then walking along Sen khola (streams) and Soure khola upstreams till Purbong village is reached for overnight camp after a long interesting walk of the day.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3414
Day 7 : Trek to Dhorpatan 2,870m – 05 hrs.

From Purbong, morning walk on a gradual and pleasant trail through nice farm areas with pines and rhododendron forest around this area look out for some wild life including Blue Sheep, from this serene area walking at ease then completing this nice and scenic walk at Dhorpatan town – village for overnight stop, this is an interesting large village or a town with interesting bazaar, bordering with many district zones of Mygdi –Dolpo – Gulmi – Agrkachi- Rukum in Mid and FarWest Nepal. Dhorpatan, one of the first Nepal ‘s hunting and wild life reserve declared in late 1970s famous for Blue Sheep’s spotting and elusive rare snow leopard.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2870
Day 8 : Rest Day in Dhorpatan for acclimatization and hikes.

This is an ideal place for rest day as altitude wise and there are many ways to spend the day at Dhorpatan, in this
nice and interesting large village or town, visit the bazaar or a short walk around the valley enriched with flora and fauna with mix -hardwood forest of firs, pines, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oaks, junipers and spruce tree lines. This reserve for hunting and wildlife consists number of rural farm villages with host of Tibetan origin mid hills tribes.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2870
Day 9 : Trek to Phalunge Phedi at 3,850 m – 06 hrs.

After a pleasant and wonderful stay at Dhorpatan, our journey continues leading towards Dolpo area, from here
onwards the walk is more with ups and downs passing Sheppard’s summer grazing pastures and then finally reaching our overnight camp at Phakunge phedi on the bottom of Phalunge pass which is surrounded by rhododendron forest.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3850
Day 10 : Trek to Thankur 3,175m via Phalunge pass 3,915 m.

From this quiet and isolated spot, with a fine and nice morning continue walk with a steep uphill climb with grand stunning panorama of green rolling high hills and towering Dhaulagiri massif mountains, then gradually reaching at the ridge top with overwhelming views of surrounding landscapes with ever-present snow-capped peaks, after enjoying the vista descend towards Thankur for overnight camp after a nice walk of six hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3175
Day 11 : Trek to Yamakhar 2,750m – 07 hrs.

Today a much longer hours of walking to Yamakhar, starting the morning trek in this quiet and wonderful wilderness away from human settlement and villages, walk leads to several cattle herders and Sheppard’s huts and shades, around this area some wild life like snow leopards, musk deer’s and Danfe (National Bird of Nepal) pheasants can be spotted, the trek today leads to a long and gradual climb and with descend to our overnight camp at Yamakar a place in the middle of alpine forest in the harmony with nature.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2750
Day 12 : Trek to Dhule 3,410m – 06 hrs.

From here on journey progress leading closer to near to Dolpo area, after a nice morning, starting the trek towards a steep long uphill into thick forest of oaks, hemlocks and firs, then along a stream walking for few hours to reach our overnight camp at Dhule, this place with some shades and huts of cattle herders on this small summer grazing area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3410
Day 13 : Trek to Phupal Phedi 3,940 m – 07 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight at Dhule in peaceful surrounding, morning walk starts with a pleasant and gradual path
through thick alpine forest with small streams along the way, the walk leads to several short ups and down hills
path till Phupa phedi is reached for overnight camp, this is another summer grazing pasture for the people from Dollop and Dhorpatan area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3940
Day 14 : Trek to Purbong 4,065 m – 06 hrs.

Today’s walk leads to an area, where the two area separates Dhorpatan and Dolpo region, morning walk continues reaching to the end of Dhorpatan area, on Dolpo area outer rim, walk continues with few ups and downs passing an area with small shades and huts on the green wonderful meadows and summer grazing field, our walk carry’s on towards Purbong for overnight stop, Purbong a small farm village of cattle herders and breeder located beneath of Jengla pass.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4065
Day 15 : Trek on route Tarakot via Jang-la pass 4,535 m – 06 hrs.

From this small and nice spot, our morning walks starts with few climb and then descend into small scattered huts and shades near Sumdeling village, then the path leads to a climb on a grassy field at the base of Jengla pass and its ridgetop, after a nice break continue with the climb on this long uphill walk few hours of strenuous walk to reach at Jang-la ridge top at 4,535 meters, which is the highest point of this awesome adventure, the top of the pass festooned with prayer flags, chortens and mani prayer stones with fantastic views of surrounding vast landscapes and of Mt.Dhaulagiri I at 8,167m and Gurja Himal 7,195 at a mere distance, after a marveling the beautiful scenery, walk on the downhill path towards grassy fields with rhododendron and juniper bushes till the day ends at Phupal khola for overnight camp within the Dollop area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4535
Day 16 : Trek to Tarakot 2,540 m – 05 hrs.

The journey from Beni onwards to Dhorpatan with one aim to reach Dolpo, one of the highlight of this magnificent trekking, from here onwards in Dolpo area, morning walks leads onwards through several small streams and then following Bheri and Barbung River and into a terrific gorge with pine trees, then continue walk on the pleasant, nice path above the river, after an interesting day trek finally reaching at Tarakot the first village of Dolpo region for overnight stop. This large village lined with colorful terraced fields of barley, wheat, buck wheat’s, this village was an old fortress town built as a Dzong (Fort). In the past hundreds of years Gorkha Shah Dynasty invaded this area and made Tarakot as a capital of North Western zone. Tarakot a junction of Barbung khola and Tarup –chu, the village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River in the earlier time supervised collection of fees and tolls for trading caravans, overnight camp by the river below the village, afternoon visit this classic old village with chortens and monastery on the grassy plateau, with a single solitary tree.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2540
Day 17 : Trek to Dunai 2,850 m and drive to Jhupal 2, 320 m – 01 hr.

This remarkable and finest journey slowly comes to an end at Jhupal, the gateway to Dolpo and many other destination on this far west region, starting this final days walk to Dunai following several scattered farm villages and cattle herders shades and huts, then leading to a gradual uphill to a valley and then with a descend to the other side on the barren treeless landscapes at Thulo Bheri valley at Dunai area, from here walking past a hospital to cross the new suspension bridge then finally reaching at Dunai town, a large town area with an administrative headquarter of Dolpo zone, to make this walk shorter and to reach Jhupal on time to check with our flight taking a jeep ride for an hour drive on the dirt rough road to Jhuphal for the last and final overnight stop of this impressive journey at Jhupal with time for short walk around this village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2850
Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.

Early morning, depending upon the flight time get in a small plane Dronier or Twin Otter or similar type for a short scenic flight of 40 minutes to Nepalgunj with awesome panorama of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri range of mountains, on reaching at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight to Kathmandu, with few hours of rest and refreshment at Nepalgunj, then connect the flight to Kathmandu which takes almost 50 minutes with sweeping panorama of mountain range from the plane, then finally concluding this fantastic journey in Kathmandu, on arrival transfer to respective hotel with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 19 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 20 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking to from Beni to Lower Dolpo with Team Himalaya and to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at  3 star catagory hotels on bed / breakfast basis. 
  • Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Dolpo National Park permits fees (Special permits for Upper Dolpo area).
  • Service of trekking guides / porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Transportation on Private Vehicle before trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Domestic Airfare jhupal /Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip maps
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges and Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including tea-coffee etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

FAQs

What is the best season to go on a Dollop Trek?

The best time to visit the Dolpo Region is during the spring season (April to June) and fall (September to November). At these times, the temperature is moderate, skies are clear and low chances of snowfall.

What kind of food should I need to bring on this trip?

Basic snacks item such as candy, crackers, power bars, etc can be brought for the trek. You may also want to bring flavored drink mixes for water bottles. There are numerous grocery shops and mini markets in Kathmandu where such items are easily available.

How much experience should I need for the trek?

The hiking trail is rough but, no prior experience of climbing is required. Good hiking boots will get the job done on the muddy and snowy path.

What should I do about the Insurance?

For our employees, we provide them all the insurance coverage. We expect you to insure yourself against any emergency medical expenses that may occur. You need to make sure you have full travel insurance for coverage of uncertain medical care or evacuation.

Is there a facility of safe drinking water on the Dollop Trek?

In tea houses, you will be able to get safe and boiled drinking water as well. We recommend you to bring some purifying tablets along with you. During the trial, you can find small streams but it is better not to drink it without purifying it.

Can a woman travel solo on this trek?

We serve our clients and keep the safety of women travelers at the top priority. Our guides are highly professional and humble as well. We ensure you that you will have the best experience during the trek. But since Dolpo Region is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, we don’t recommend you travel solo.

What is the communication like in the Dollop Region?

Some of the villages do have the service of communication. But, don’t expect much of the mobile phone signals as the Dolpo Region is rather on the remote part of Nepal.

How should I prepare myself for this trek?

You should do activities such as cycling, jogging, stair climbing. This is going to help you gain some stamina by strengthening your lungs, legs, and heart. You should prepare yourself both mentally and physically for this trek. Studying about the mountains of Nepal would be a great idea as well.

What is the accommodation like in the Dollop Region?

There are some teahouses on the trail but it is not good to rely on them. The upper Dolpo region does have food shortages so it is advised to be fully equipped with food provisions. But you need not worry about such as you can fully depend upon our guides and porters.

What is the elevation of the Dollop Region?

The Dollop region elevation ranges from 1650m to 5350m above sea level.

Will I get Altitude Sickness during the trek?

Generally, altitude sickness occurs after trekkers pass through 3000m and almost 90% of the Dolpo region is above 3500m. You need to inform us of any kind of allergies, your health status that could affect your ability to participate in this trek. Some basic medication for the prevention of altitude sickness should only be used after private consultation with a physician.

Will we be using tents during the Trek?

Yes, The Dollop Region is in a remote part of Nepal so, there are a smaller number of teahouses and lodges so, most of the time you should be spending your nights in tents. Our guides and porters shall be properly equipped with all the necessities including tents.

What makes the Dolpo Region special?

One of the most isolated and remote regions of Nepal.
Breathtaking views of mountains
Less traveled region
Valleys and dense forest of oaks and rhododendron

How many hours should I have to walk on this Dollop Region Trek?

You need to walk at least 4 – 8 hours daily. Which means this trek will test your limits of will power and good health. It is better to get a physical check if you are physically fit for this Dollop trek.

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness?

Stay hydrated, avoid alcoholic beverages and eat foods that provide nutritional value. Proper rest every 3-4 days and climbing only 300-500 m a day etc can help in the prevention of altitude sickness.

Do you have a first aid service for this trek?

Our guides are fully equipped with the first aid kit and will be readily available for your service 24/7.

Additional Information

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

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