|Lower Dolpo Trek|
Trekking in Dolpo region is difficult level by the point of view of accessible. The settlement in this area is started in the 10th century by farmers and Tibetan nomads. Shey Phoksunmdo National Park covers and protects the most of the part of Dolpa.
The attraction of this land is landscape, people around, wilderness region and Shey Phoksumdo lake that changes its color with the change of weather. While the sun disappears lake becomes dark blue/ the turquoise color. Popular and preservative land of Bon-po symbolism which was a system in Tibet before Buddhism was established. Bonpo is developed from the animist group.
Most monasteries in Dolpo are either Bon or Kagyupa, although there seems to be a trend to convert to Nyingmapa
Phoksumdo Lake The lake is spectacular, it is 4.8km long, 1.8km wide and said to be 650m deep. It is known for its aquamarine color a greenish blue similar to a special Tibetan turquoise .There is no aquatic life in the lake, which helps to make the waters brilliantly clear. If one tosses a rock in, one can watch it for a long time as it sinks to the bottom. According to legend, Phoksumdo Lake was formed by a spiteful female demon.
In Buddhist Himalaya, David Snellgrove recounts how the demon was fleeing from the saint Padmasambhava and gave the village people a turquoise after they promised not to tell that she had passed by. Padmasambhava turned the turquoise into a lump of dung, which upset so much the local people and they revealed the demon's whereabouts. She, in return caused a flood. It is said you can see the remains of a village below the lake's surface.
Total Days - (20) Min. Altitude - (Undefined./Undefined.)
Glimpse of Itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu reception at the airport and transfer to hotel night in hotel.
Day 02: Guided visits in Kathmandu valley. night in hotel
Day 03: Departure from Kathmamdu to Nepalgunj by flight
Day 04: Departure from Nepalgunj to Dunai by flight
Day 05: Trekking from Dunai - Tharakot
Day 06: Trekking from Tharakot - Lahini
Day 07: Trekking from Lahani - Nauri Odar
Day 08: Trekking from Nauri Odar - Dho Tarap
Day 09: Dho Tarap
Day 10: Trekking from Dho Tarap - Numla
Day 11: Trekking from Numla - Numla Pass Bagala
Day 12: Trekking from Bagala Pass - Ringmo
Day 13: Ringmo Rest
Day 14: Trekking from Ringmo - Chepka
Day 15: Trekking from Chepka - Suligat
Day 16: Trekking from Suligat - Juphal
Day 17: Departure from Juphal Nepalgunj - Ktm
Day 18: Day free in Kathmandu.Night in hotel
Day 19: Day free in Kathmandu. Night in hotel
Day 20: Transfer to airport.
Cost Includes :
This price includes:
-Trekking in full board.
-Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal to Kathmandu.
-All indicated visits and transfers.
-A professional guide- English speaking.
-Reception at airport.
-Permits and entrance fees in national parks/ conservation area projects.
-Special trekking permit
-Transportation to/ from trek.
-Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj on bed and breakfast basis.
-Accommodations and meals in tent.
-Insurance of guide and porters.
Cost Excludes :
Price does not include:
-All the drinks except tea or coffee in breakfast
-Meals in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
-Entrance fees in the monuments, museums and cities.