Lower Dolpo in west Nepal is very unique and one of the most remote trekking destinations in Nepal. The main point of this area is the Shey Phoksundo Lake. The region is very rich in culture, ancient and isolated villages, wildlife, natural ressources and stunning landscapes. The cultural traditions of this area is basically linked with Tibet. Still today many things are well preserved because the Nepalese government is trying to develop this area as an environmentally friendly area.

So for the true nature lover and adventure spirits no other place than Dolpo could be more suitable.Furthermore, this is also one of the few areas where the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. We also cross two high passes-Numa La and Baga La-and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake. While we made sure you get to see the most beautiful places our Lower Dolpo Trek is unique and will not follow the classical Dolpo trekking path of other companies. This will make the tour a real adventure with expedition character.
Day 1

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (elevation 1.350 m)

HappyHari staff will be waiting for you at the airport with our company’s logo printed on the t-shirt and holding a sign with your name. Once you meet the leader you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu which will require approx. half an hour’s drive.  After check-in at the hotel and refreshing you will be briefed regarding your tour programme. No further programme planned today.   
Day 2

Day 2: Drive to Jumla (elevation 2.344 m)

Today you will have time in the morning to do some shopping and getting organized for the long journey to Dolpo. We will have early lunch and take a luxury night coach for the 20 hour drive to Jumla. The journey may be long but it is also the best chance to see the variety of Nepalese landscape and absorb real natural beauty. The bus will make stops for the meals and toilet. The first night we will sleep on the bus. In Jumla we have organized a guesthouse. (B, L, D) 
Day 3

Day 03: Drive to Jumla (elevation 2.344 m)

Today you will have time in the morning to do some shopping and getting organized
for the long journey to Dolpo. We will have early lunch and take a luxury night coach
for the 20 hour drive to Jumla. The journey may be long but it is also the best chance
to see the variety of Nepalese landscape and absorb real natural beauty. The bus will
make stops for the meals and toilet. The first night we will sleep on the bus. In Jumla
we have organized a guesthouse. (B, L, D)
Day 4

Day 04: Trek to Kothe (elevation 2.444 m)

After breakfast we are ready for our first trekking day. Our hike will take about seven
hours. On this trek we need to carry our own food and need to cook ourselves. But no
need to worry we have porters who will help carrying the things we need. This will be
our first night in the tent. (B, L, D)
Day 5

Day 05: Trek to Chotre (elevation 2.540 m)

After a hearty breakfast we will be heading for Chotre. This seven hour trek will lead
us through farmland and beautiful villages. We will put up a tent for tonight.
(B, L, D)
Day 6

Day 06: Trek to Chourikot (elevation 2.459 m)

Today we will trek about eight hours. In order to reach Chourikot where we will set up
our tents for the night we will have to cross the Churidada pass (3.800 m). Be
prepared for some uphill hike with nice views. (B, L, D)
Day 7

Day 07: Trek to Kayagaun (elevation 2.200 m)

Expect another beautiful trekking day. We will set up our tents after approx six hours
walk which will be mainly downhill today. (B, L, D)
Day 8

Day 08: Trek to Ghodakhor (elevation 2.800 m)

Today we will have a challenging day going mostly uphill for about seven hours. We
will pass beautiful nature and villages until we reach Ghodakhor which means horse
shed in English. We will again sleep in tents. (B, L, D)
Day 9

Day 09: Trek to Tipurakothe (elevation 2.100 m)

We will trek again through very nice villages and certainly will also meet friendly locals
along the way. After a lot of downhill and approx. seven hours we will reach our tented
camp for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 10

Day 10: Trek to Sulighat (elevation 2.282 m)

Today will be a short trekking day with only five hours. When we reach the tented
camp stretch your legs and relax as you have another challenging day ahead of you.
(B, L, D)
Day 11

Day 11: Trek to Cheepka (elevation 2.838 m)

After having a little bit relaxed the day be prepared for a long but interesting uphill part
today. We will reach the tented camp after seven hours. (B, L, D)
Day 12

Day 12: Trek to Samduwa (elevation 2.960 m)

Another easier trekking day with only five hours involved. It will not be far anymore
until we reach the main attraction of this tour. We will sleep again in tents. (B, L, D)
Day 13

Day 13: Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3.641 m)

After breakfast we will start our six hour trek to Shey Phoksunda Lake the highlight of
the whole tour and one of the most magnificient places on the whole trek. After putting
up our tents near the lake stretch your legs and take in the scenery. You will also
have time to do some washing or laundry in the lake if you like. Make sure you bring
biodegradable soap. (B, L, D)
Day 14

Day 14: Shey Phoksundo Lake

Since this place is so beautiful we will stay another night by the lake. We will take you
on a walk to some great viewing points today. (B, L, D)
Day 15

Day 15: Trek to Cheepka (elevation 2.838 m)

After having seen the beautiful lake and certainly the highlight of this tour we will
return to Cheepka and set up our tents after seven hours trekking. (B, L, D)
Day 16

Day 16: Trek to Rupaghat (elevation 2.070 m)

Just another day with delightful sceneries along the way. It will take about six hours to
go to Rupaghat. This will be our last night in a tent. (B, L, D)
Day 17

Day 17: Trek to Juphal (elevation 2.475 m)

Today we will finish the trekking with quite some uphill. After six or seven hours we
will arrive back to civilization in Juphal, a little village housing an airport. Our
accommodation will be a teahouse with shower facilities. (B, L, D)
Day 18

Day 18: Flight to Nepalgunj (elevation 80 m)

We get up early to catch an early morning flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is not far
from the Indian border. Since we will also arrive early to our guesthouse you can
come on a stroll and explore this big and lively city with us. Or just have a rest if you
feel tired. There is a famous area called New Road emerging as a major attraction for
its modern fashion retail shops, hotels and restaurant. It will be big contrast to what
you have seen and experienced in the last weeks. Nepalgunj is considered the
hottest place in Nepal, with temperature rising well above 44°C in summer. (B, L, D)
Day 19

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu

You can either sleep long this morning or join us on riksha ride to the Indian border.
After lunch we will catch the night bus (luxury coach) to Kathmandu. Driving time will
be about 14 hours. Enjoy once more the scenerie and think of the great days you just
had spent in solitude. Overnight on the bus. (B, L, D)
Day 20

Day 20: Kathmandu

We will arrive in Kathmandu in the early morning. You will be transferred
to your guesthouse. The rest of the day will be free. Go shopping for some souvenirs
in Thamel or stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and
artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds,
courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops. his
endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy
for a week. (B)
Day 21

Day 21: Departure / End of the tour

You’ll be transferred to the Airport according to your flight schedule. 
1.You only have to carry a daypack on the trek which should contain a warm jacket and rain coat since weather can change quickly in the mountains.

2. You will need walking poles and a torch since most of the time while
we camp we will have no electricity.

3. Our porters and assistant will buy food along the way and carry it for us. For lunch we will cook with a small gas stove
important note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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