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Dolpo – Lower Dolpo to Jomsom to Pokhara

Trip Title: Dolpo – Lower Dolpo to Jomsom to Pokhara

Trip Length: 27 Days

Trip Grade: B/C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Dolpo

National Park: Annapurna / She Phoksundo       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 5/5+       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Lower Dolpo / Annapurna

Months: May, August, September, October,

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Description:

A huge trek across Lower Dolpa via Phoksundo lake and the high passes of Western Dolpo, into the Annapurna Conservation Area and down to Pokhara. A full wildernes experience coupled with the tourist trails of Annapurna and its spectacular views.

Itinerary:

Day 01.
Fly to Nepalgunj and stay.

Day 02.
Fly to Jhupal (2,440m) and trek to Kalagaura, walking along Thulo Bheri River and crossing Roopa ghat to Dunai (2,150 m).

Day 03.
Trek inclined up to Arike.

Day 04.
Trekking up through She-Phoksundo national park entrance office. Walking on the bank of Suli Khola to Ryajik (2940m). Camp on the banks of the Ryajik Khola.

Day 05.
Continue trekking along the river bank of Bauli Khola to Ringmo (3,540m), winter village, close to Phoksundo Lake

Day 06.
Excursion to Phoksundo Lake, visit Ringmo Gompa (monastery) and numbers of Stupas and Mani walls.

Day 07. RestDay/Acclimatisation – walk high and sleep low.

Day 08.
The trail keeps continues up to Baga La Phedi (4,750 m). – 5 hours walking.

Day 09.
Trek starts early in the morning, passing Baga La (5,190 m) and camp at Numala Base Camp.

Day 10.
Trek to Shering Gompa via Numa La Phedi (5,145 m). Wide and open camping grounds can be found.

Day 11.
Trek to North Numala Base Camp.

Day 12.
North Numala pass (5,318m.) and camp on the river bank.

Day 13.
Up to Jenjala Phedi.

Day 14.
Crossing Jengala Pass (5,109m.) camp at bank of river with wide and open camping ground.

Day 15.
Trekking down to Kharka.

Day 16.
Trekking to Namdochhu.

Day 17.
Koma Base Camp.

Day 18.
Crossing Koma Pass (4,460m.) Simen Base camp.

Day 19.
Simen Pass and down to Simen Gaon.

Day 20.
Trek to Sentugaon village, opposite to Jomsom.

Day 21.
Trek to Jomsom.

Day 22.
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, an additional day is required).

Day 23.
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.)

Day 24.
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of the Kali Gandaki hiking starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 25.
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 26.
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 27.
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Price:

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

For a group size more than 10 persons, a group leader will be offered as complementary by company or if the group has own leader, he/she will be offered the trek free of cost.

Camping Trip:

Minimum 2 Pax – 112
(3-6) Pax – 98
(7-10) Pax – 87
10 to more – 74

+ Nepal Internal Flights.

The Price includes:
Camping accommodation in tents, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, Lower Dolpo Trekking permit, She-Phoksundo National Park entry fee, Local monasteries entry fees, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Prices Don't include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, Nepal Internal Flights.

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