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Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

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Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek

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Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - 19 days
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  • Overview
  • Duration 19 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (12)
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5416m
    Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation Tea house and lodge during the trek
    Meals 3 times a day with tea and coffee.
    Transportation Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. All land and air transport. Kathmandu to Nepalgunj air ticket, Jumla to Kathmandu air ticket

    Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek

    Magical culture and rare wildlife, Dolpa situated in Nepal’s far west was opened to trekkers by issuing the restricted permit. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpa. The people here trace their origins to Tibet, and their culture is a window of the tradition as practiced on the root of the world centuries ago. The delusive snow leopard is a famous denizen of Dolpa and the rare cat has acquired the status of a mere legend. Thus it’s not only the scenery that attracts trekkers to Dolpa it’s the chance to see a corner of Nepal that very few visitors will ever experience.

    Outline Itinerary - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek

    Day 01
    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Overnight at Lodge / Hotel
    Driving Time: 10-11 hours 
    Flight Time: 45min.

    Day 02
    Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and trek to Dunai (2150m)
    Flight Time: 45m
    Trekking time: 02 hours

    Day 03
    Dunai to Tarakot (2550m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 04
    Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
     Trekking Time: 6 hrs 

    Day 05
    Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m) 
    Trekking Time: 7 hrs

    Day 06
    Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

    Day 07
    Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 08
    Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m) 
    Trekking Time: 7 hrs

    Day 09
    Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

    Day 10
    Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 11
    Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 12
    Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    Day 13
    Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 14
    Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valley (4000m)
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 15
    Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 7 hrs

    Day 16
    Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m) 
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 17
    Forest Camp to Churta (3010m) 
    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    Day 18
    Churta to Jumla (2370m)
    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    Day 19
    Jumla to Kathmandu 

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 01 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

      Overnight at Lodge / Hotel
      Driving Time: 10-11 hours 
      Flight Time: 45min.

    • Day 02 Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and trek to Dunai (2150m)

      Flight Time: 45m
      Trekking time: 02 hours

      The trail descends to the large village of Dangi Bhara and to Kala Gaura. The trail now remains close to the river on its south bank and reach to Roop Ghar with the water mill and simple lodges and finally reach to Dunai, large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

       

    • Day 03 Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      Following the trail eastward along the south bank of the Thulo Bheri and crossing north bank beyond Dunai and then south bank reach to Lawan finally reach to Tarakot. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 04 Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)

      Trekking Time: 6 hrs 

      After a few ups and downs, you will cross the high suspension bridge at 2560m. Just above the bridge you will see Tarap Chu joins the Barbung Khola and then reach to Khanigaon, the village complete with Gompa. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 05 Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)

      Trekking Time: 7 hrs

      From Khanigaon the trail leads to Lihini. Now the trail forwards sometimes on stone stairways and sometimes on a twisting bare-earth and reaches to the high point about 3650m. From here the trail slops down to Chukore. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 06 Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

      Beyond Chukore the trail slopes down to Naurpani. Crossing several streams and bridges, passing the series of low caves the trail slopes down into the large yak pasture of Kamokharka. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 07 Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      From Kamokharka the trail set off across the meadow crossing several little streams and wooden bridge. Along line of Mani walls leads to the village. Finally you will reach to Dho. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 08 Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m)

      Trekking Time: 7 hrs

      Head west out of Dho passing stone houses then you will reach the Crystal Mountain School. Beyond the school the trail leads uphill to the Tok-Khyu village (4180m). Then the trail crosses the Tarap Khola and finally reaches to Numa La Camp. Overnight at Numa La Camp

    • Day 09 Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

      The route crosses a small stream and makes a long climb along a moraine to Numa La (5318m).From the pass on a clear day you will see the Shey Shikar (6139m), Kenjeralwa and Dhaulagiri I (8169m). Descend from the pass into the U-shaped rocky valley and reach to Bang La Overnight at Camp.

    • Day 10 Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      The trail crosses the stream then climbs a slope and reach to Poyun Chu Valley and to Banga La (5190m). Descend from the pass and cross the stream and slant down the right-hand mountainside, finally reach to Sanu Bheri Valley. Overnight at Camp.

    • Day 11 Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      The trail downs to the meadow then descend into a forest reach to the yak pasture. Trek through more meadows, forest, and yak pasture then climb on a high Cliffside trail to a ridge at 3780m. There are the good views across the valley to the huge waterfall formed by the Phoksundo Lake. Then the trail descends gently through a blue pine forest and reaches to Ringmo (3730m) and near to the shores of Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 12 Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)

      Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

      From Phoksundo Lake the trail you will take the down valley trail through meadows and reaches a high p [point about 377om and descends very steeply to Palam (3230m) and then to Sumduwa where you will see the National park head quarters. The trail continues on the right bank of Pungmo Khola, finally reach to Pungmo Valley. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 13 Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      The trail slopes down through trees to the riverside and comes to a chorten at the confluence of two streams. At around 400m you will see the band of rhododendrons. In the way the wedge peak is no longer seen but the mass of Kanjelaruwa can be seen clearly. The trail climbs and reaches to Lasa Meadow. Overnight at Camp.

    • Day 14 Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valley (4000m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      From Lasa Meadow the trail climbs up with magnificent views and finally reaches to Kagmara La. From Karmara La the trail descends quite steep and came to the head of Garpung Khola valley and finally reach to the camping area of Garpung Khola Valley. Overnight at Camp.

    • Day 15 Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 7 hrs

      the trail forward following down the Garpung Khola Valley and descending quite steeply you come to a bridge and to Toljem (2920m) where you can see the army check-post. Just below the check-post cross the Jagdula Khola and walking sometimes you will reach to Hurikot, a collection of somber grey, flat-roofed. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 16 Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)

      Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

      Passing Kaigaon, Majgaon, and Rimi you will pass through the dense forest of holly oak, bamboo and tree juniper. After then you will reach to Chaurikot, a medium sized Khamoa village. Crossing several minor streams in the forest you will reach to Forest Camp. Overnight at Forest Camp.

    • Day 17 Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)

      Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

      Leaving Mauria Bhanjyang descends among the rhododendrons and into the forest of birch, pine and oak you will reach the settlement of Naphukana. About 20-25 minutes later crossing side stream you will reach to Churta, a Tibetan village. Overnight at Churta.

    • Day 18 Churta to Jumla (2370m)

      Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

      Leaving Mani Sangu you will reach to Gothi Chaur. From here the trail climbs to Pattyata Lagna (2830m) and to Dochal Ghara. The trail descends gently in a fertile valley and crosses the river and finally reaches to Jumla. Overnight at Camp

    • Day 19 Jumla to Kathmandu

      You have a scenic flight from Jumla to Kathmandu. 

      Overnight at Hotel

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
  • Cost Includes

    • Lower Dolpa restricted area entry permit 
    • RaRa National park entry permit
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • TIMS Card
    • Porter 
    • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj air ticket
    • Jumla to Kathmandu air ticket
    • Insurance for Nepali staff
    • All necessary land transport
    • Accommodation during the trekking period 
    • Trekking Tents \ Dining tent \ Kitchen Tent \ Toilet Tent \ Table and chairs\ Mattresses are etc.
    • Food for trekking period (Breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea coffee) 

    Cost Excludes

    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips) 
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.

    Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.

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Overview - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

Duration 19 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (12)
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5416m
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation Tea house and lodge during the trek
Meals 3 times a day with tea and coffee.
Transportation Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. All land and air transport. Kathmandu to Nepalgunj air ticket, Jumla to Kathmandu air ticket

Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek

Magical culture and rare wildlife, Dolpa situated in Nepal’s far west was opened to trekkers by issuing the restricted permit. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpa. The people here trace their origins to Tibet, and their culture is a window of the tradition as practiced on the root of the world centuries ago. The delusive snow leopard is a famous denizen of Dolpa and the rare cat has acquired the status of a mere legend. Thus it’s not only the scenery that attracts trekkers to Dolpa it’s the chance to see a corner of Nepal that very few visitors will ever experience.

Outline Itinerary - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek

Day 01
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Overnight at Lodge / Hotel
Driving Time: 10-11 hours 
Flight Time: 45min.

Day 02
Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and trek to Dunai (2150m)
Flight Time: 45m
Trekking time: 02 hours

Day 03
Dunai to Tarakot (2550m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 04
Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
 Trekking Time: 6 hrs 

Day 05
Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m) 
Trekking Time: 7 hrs

Day 06
Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

Day 07
Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 08
Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m) 
Trekking Time: 7 hrs

Day 09
Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

Day 10
Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 11
Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 12
Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

Day 13
Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 14
Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valley (4000m)
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 15
Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 7 hrs

Day 16
Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m) 
Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 17
Forest Camp to Churta (3010m) 
Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

Day 18
Churta to Jumla (2370m)
Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

Day 19
Jumla to Kathmandu 

Detail Itinerary - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

  • Day 01 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    Overnight at Lodge / Hotel
    Driving Time: 10-11 hours 
    Flight Time: 45min.

  • Day 02 Nepalgunj to Juphal flight and trek to Dunai (2150m)

    Flight Time: 45m
    Trekking time: 02 hours

    The trail descends to the large village of Dangi Bhara and to Kala Gaura. The trail now remains close to the river on its south bank and reach to Roop Ghar with the water mill and simple lodges and finally reach to Dunai, large village with school, police check post and government office. Overnight at Camp

     

  • Day 03 Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Following the trail eastward along the south bank of the Thulo Bheri and crossing north bank beyond Dunai and then south bank reach to Lawan finally reach to Tarakot. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 04 Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)

    Trekking Time: 6 hrs 

    After a few ups and downs, you will cross the high suspension bridge at 2560m. Just above the bridge you will see Tarap Chu joins the Barbung Khola and then reach to Khanigaon, the village complete with Gompa. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 05 Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)

    Trekking Time: 7 hrs

    From Khanigaon the trail leads to Lihini. Now the trail forwards sometimes on stone stairways and sometimes on a twisting bare-earth and reaches to the high point about 3650m. From here the trail slops down to Chukore. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 06 Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

    Beyond Chukore the trail slopes down to Naurpani. Crossing several streams and bridges, passing the series of low caves the trail slopes down into the large yak pasture of Kamokharka. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 07 Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    From Kamokharka the trail set off across the meadow crossing several little streams and wooden bridge. Along line of Mani walls leads to the village. Finally you will reach to Dho. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 08 Dho to Numa La Camp (4350m)

    Trekking Time: 7 hrs

    Head west out of Dho passing stone houses then you will reach the Crystal Mountain School. Beyond the school the trail leads uphill to the Tok-Khyu village (4180m). Then the trail crosses the Tarap Khola and finally reaches to Numa La Camp. Overnight at Numa La Camp

  • Day 09 Numa La Camp to Bang La Camp (4500m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs 

    The route crosses a small stream and makes a long climb along a moraine to Numa La (5318m).From the pass on a clear day you will see the Shey Shikar (6139m), Kenjeralwa and Dhaulagiri I (8169m). Descend from the pass into the U-shaped rocky valley and reach to Bang La Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 10 Bang La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    The trail crosses the stream then climbs a slope and reach to Poyun Chu Valley and to Banga La (5190m). Descend from the pass and cross the stream and slant down the right-hand mountainside, finally reach to Sanu Bheri Valley. Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 11 Sanu Bheri valley to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    The trail downs to the meadow then descend into a forest reach to the yak pasture. Trek through more meadows, forest, and yak pasture then climb on a high Cliffside trail to a ridge at 3780m. There are the good views across the valley to the huge waterfall formed by the Phoksundo Lake. Then the trail descends gently through a blue pine forest and reaches to Ringmo (3730m) and near to the shores of Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 12 Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)

    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    From Phoksundo Lake the trail you will take the down valley trail through meadows and reaches a high p [point about 377om and descends very steeply to Palam (3230m) and then to Sumduwa where you will see the National park head quarters. The trail continues on the right bank of Pungmo Khola, finally reach to Pungmo Valley. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 13 Pungmo Valley to Lasa Meadow (about 4300m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    The trail slopes down through trees to the riverside and comes to a chorten at the confluence of two streams. At around 400m you will see the band of rhododendrons. In the way the wedge peak is no longer seen but the mass of Kanjelaruwa can be seen clearly. The trail climbs and reaches to Lasa Meadow. Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 14 Lasa Meadow to Garpung khola Valley (4000m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    From Lasa Meadow the trail climbs up with magnificent views and finally reaches to Kagmara La. From Karmara La the trail descends quite steep and came to the head of Garpung Khola valley and finally reach to the camping area of Garpung Khola Valley. Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 15 Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 7 hrs

    the trail forward following down the Garpung Khola Valley and descending quite steeply you come to a bridge and to Toljem (2920m) where you can see the army check-post. Just below the check-post cross the Jagdula Khola and walking sometimes you will reach to Hurikot, a collection of somber grey, flat-roofed. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 16 Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)

    Trekking Time: 5 to 6 hrs

    Passing Kaigaon, Majgaon, and Rimi you will pass through the dense forest of holly oak, bamboo and tree juniper. After then you will reach to Chaurikot, a medium sized Khamoa village. Crossing several minor streams in the forest you will reach to Forest Camp. Overnight at Forest Camp.

  • Day 17 Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)

    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    Leaving Mauria Bhanjyang descends among the rhododendrons and into the forest of birch, pine and oak you will reach the settlement of Naphukana. About 20-25 minutes later crossing side stream you will reach to Churta, a Tibetan village. Overnight at Churta.

  • Day 18 Churta to Jumla (2370m)

    Trekking Time: 4 to 6 hrs

    Leaving Mani Sangu you will reach to Gothi Chaur. From here the trail climbs to Pattyata Lagna (2830m) and to Dochal Ghara. The trail descends gently in a fertile valley and crosses the river and finally reaches to Jumla. Overnight at Camp

  • Day 19 Jumla to Kathmandu

    You have a scenic flight from Jumla to Kathmandu. 

    Overnight at Hotel

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Departure - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

No departure dates as of now

Trip Includes/ Excludes - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

Cost Includes

  • Lower Dolpa restricted area entry permit 
  • RaRa National park entry permit
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • TIMS Card
  • Porter 
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj air ticket
  • Jumla to Kathmandu air ticket
  • Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All necessary land transport
  • Accommodation during the trekking period 
  • Trekking Tents \ Dining tent \ Kitchen Tent \ Toilet Tent \ Table and chairs\ Mattresses are etc.
  • Food for trekking period (Breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea coffee) 

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips) 
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek

Tour Notes - Lower Dolpo and Rara Lake Trek - (19 days)

If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.

Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.

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