Lower Dolpa Trek II (16 Nights 17 days )

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This option II trek ( Lower Dolpa circuit) starts from Juphal airport to Reshi, Rigmo, Shye Phokshundo Lake and end in Jufal.  trek begins with a spectacular flight along the Himalaya to Phoksumdo Lake from where we head east to Dho. Those who enjoy wild, untouched areas will love this exploratory part of our trek as we cross low passes with breathtaking views great Himalayas.   

Shey-phoksundo Narional Park    

Shey-phoksundo Narional Park is situated in the Trans-Himalayan region of northwest Nepal. It is Nepal’s largest National Park covering an area of 3,555 km2. It was established in 1984 to preserve a unique Trans-Himalayan ecosystem with a diversity of flora and fauna. The Park’s climatic differences, altitude variations, and different zoo-geographical regions support a diverse range of biotic systems.

In 1998, an area of 1349 km2 surrounding the park was declared as buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands. The buffer zone is jointly managed by the park and local communities. Together they initiate community development activities and manage the natural and cultural resources.   

Features   

Shey Phoksundo National Park provides a diversity of spectacular landscapes. Elevations in the park range from 2,130m in Ankhe to 6,883m at the summit of Kanjiroba Himal. Much of the park lies north of the Himalayan crest. Nepal’s deepest and second largest lake, Phoksundo Lake, lies in upper regions of Suligad. Near the lake’s outlet is the country’s highest waterfall. The major rivers in the park are the Khung, Nmajung and Panjang, The Suligad and Jugdual Rivers, which are the major tributaries of the Thuli Bheri River; and the Langu Rilver, which drains the high dolpo plateau to the east and flows westward.

Phoksundo Lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and te spectacular scenery clearly rank it with the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Ringmo village, a typical Tibetan village, is scenically nestled in the area. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. The Park contains many Gompas (Monasteries) and religious area. The most famous, Shey Gompa was established in the 11th Century. Thashung Gompa located near Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago to conserve wildlife.   

Climate   

As a result of its spanning both the northern and southern aspects of the Himalayan crest, the park experience a wide climatic range. Most of the precipitation in the area occurs during the monsoon (July-September), although the Dhaulagari and Kanjiroba Ranges from a massive barrier preventing most of the rain from reaching the Trans-Himalayan area. The park contains the transition form a monsoon dominated climate with 1500 mm of annual precipitation in the south (Suligad) to an arid climate with less than 500 mm. a year in the northern slopes. Winters are quite severe, with frequent snowfalls above 2,500m, and temperature’s remaining below freezing above 3,000m. Through much of the winter. 

Flora & Fauna  

The flora found within the park is extremely diverse. The northern regions contain barren areas of the upper Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayan slope lands consisting of some rhododendron, caragana shrubs, and Salix, Juniper, white Himalayan birch, and the occasional silver fir dominate the high meadows of the Himalayas. Less than five percent of the park is forested, with much of it lying in the southern portion. The Suligad Valley’s flora consists of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar, silver fir, poplar, rhododendron, and bamboo. The park also contains 286 species of ethno botanical importance.

The park provides important habitat for endangered species including the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, and blue sheep, goral, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr, leopard, jackal, and Himalayan black bear are also found in the park. The park is home to six reptiles and 29 species of butterfly, including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa nepalaica. The park provides habitat for over 200 species of birds, among which include yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snip, white-throated tit, wood accentor, and crimson-eared rosefinchl.

Days      Activities

Day 01   Kathmandu - Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 02   Kathmandu - Morning is free after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath after lunch Sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 03   Kathmandu – Nepalgunj - Morning is free after breakfast fly Kathmandu Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj. 

Day 04   Morning is free after breakfast fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj. 

Day 05   Morning is free after breakfast fly from Nepalgunj - Jupal. 

Day 06   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Jupal to shyanta (2520m). Camping. 

Day 07   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Shyanta to Reshi (2940m). Camping. 

Day 08   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Reshi to Rigmo(3540m). Camping. 

Day 09   Rest day at Rigmo,to explore "Shey Phokshundo lake".Camping. 

Day 10   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Rigmo to  Bagala phedi (4450m). Camping. 

Day 11   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Bagala phedi - Numla B.C. (4500m) via Bagala Pass (5190m). 

Day 12   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Numla Pass (5149m) to Dhotarap (4030m). Camping. 

Day 13   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Dhotarap to Rigo Phucave(3490m). Camping. 

Day 14   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Rigo Phucave to Lahini (3200m). Camping. 

Day 15   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Lahini to Khani gaon(2950m). Camping. 

Day 16   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Khani gaon to Dunai(2150m). Camping. 

Day 17   Morning is free after breakfast trek from Dunai to Juphal (2440m). Camping. 

Day 18   Morning is free after breakfast fly Juphal to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 19   Rest day in Kathmandu. Evening: Nepalese dinner with cultural show. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 20   Kathmandu departure - Leisure day in Kathmandu, Final Departure to Kathmandu International Airport (TIA).
 
The above package cost includes:
  *   Airport / hotel / airport transfer from and to International Airport by exclusive vehicle.
  *   All necessary trekking permits including TIMS permit fees, Shey Phoksundo National Park fees and Restricted Area entrance fees.
  *   Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jufal  airfare.
  *   Jufal – Nepalgunj- Kathmandu airfare.
  *   Experienced trekking guide with supportive staffs i.e. Cooks, Porters, Helpers and their Insurance.
  *   All necessary trekking / camping equipments i.e. Camping tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent etc.
  *   All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the period of trekking.
  *   Four nights accommodation in three star hotel of Kathmandu on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast.
  *   One night accommodation in the hotel of Nepalgunj on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast.
  *   Farewell nepalese dinner in Kathmandu.
  *   Sightseeing trips using exclusive vehicle as per the itinerary with english speaking guide.
  *   Taxes at the rate of 24.3%.
   
The above package cost does not includes:
  *   Services not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  *   Personal equipments (trekking boot, sun glass, sleeping bags,sticks etc).
  *   Entrance fees at sightseeing places.
  *   Personal medical expenses.
  *   Tips & gratuities.
  *   Personal expenses, lunch, dinner, beverages.
  *   Porterage at the airport.
  *   Airport tax in all the domestic sectors USD 2.50  per person per flight.
  *   Travel insurance
  *   Emergency evacuation charges
  *   Service Charges
  *   Extra expenses due to the unavoidable circumstance beyond our control.

 

                             

 


 
 

 

 

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