The enthralling Lower Dolpo Trek offers a scenic view of the Dolpo region along with the experience to intermingle with the lush western region of Nepal. From the reflections of the crystal clear waters of Phoksund Lake to the mystical rain shadow landscape, the Lower Dolpo Trek takes to a mesmerizing journaling which requires a lot of strength along with enthusiasm.
The journey towards Lower Dolpo is for the trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers. Lower Dolpo Trek begins with the visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley and leads eventually to the western region of Nepal. Admiring the dry rain shadow area, the trek leads towards the Bon Po region. We get to observe the yak caravans along the way and cross Numa La and Baga La passes towards the Phoksundo Lake at 2520m. Everyone will be instantly hooked with the scenic beauty of the Phoksundo Lake. Finally, the tour ends happily from Shyanta to Jhupal.
The High Altitude Sherpa has properly drafted the itinerary and offers services that promise safety along with an exceptional time for the passionate trekkers who want to board on acheerful expedition towards the captivating, enthralling and challenging Lower Dolpo Trek.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (Flight)||150 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Flight) to Dunai||2850 m||Tent|
|Day 3||Dunai to Tarakot||2543 m||Tent|
|Day 4||Tarakot to Laini||3160 m||Tent|
|Day 5||Laini to Nawar Pani||3545 m||Tent|
|Day 6||Nawar Pani to Dho Tarap||4090 m||Tent|
|Day 7||Acclimatization Day||4090 m||Tent|
|Day 8||Dho Tarap to Num La Base Camp||4440 m||Tent|
|Day 9||Num La Base Camp to Pelung Tang||4465 m||Tent|
|Day 10||Pelung Tang to Dajok Tang||4080 m||Tent|
|Day 11||Dajok Tang to Ringmo||3600 m||Tent|
|Day 12||Ringmo to Phoksundo Lake||3612 m||Ttent|
|Day 13||Phoksundo Lake to Shyanta||2520 m||Tent|
|Day 14||Shyanta to Jhupal||2320 m||Ttent|
|Day 15||Jhupal to Nepalgunj (Flight) to Kathmandu (Flight)||1380 m||Tent|
1.Sun hat or scarf
2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.Sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8.Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
10. Lightweight gloves
11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Fleece liner gloves
13. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15. Lightweight cotton long pants
16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17. Fleece or wool pants
18. Gore-tex jacket
19. Gore-tex jacket trouser
20.thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21.Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22.Hiking boots with spare laces
23.Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25. Headlamp and batteries
26. Basic First Aid Kit
27. Day pack (approximately 40L–45L)
28.Water bottles (2) toiletries
29.Small wash towel
30. Swiss knife
31.Leap gurd 30spf
32.Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE
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