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Jumla Dolpa Trek

Jumla Dolpa Trek is one of the most remote and isolated treks of our country is located in western Nepal. Dolpa, although it is the biggest district of our country but is located in one of the most remote and isolated places of our country. One can get an opportunity to trek on the diverse and dramatic landscapes and pass many dense rhododendron and oak forests which makes this trek more thrilling and adventurous. Although this area has lots of beautiful things to offer to its visitors only a few and a limited number of tourists visit this place.

This is the only place in our country where the ancient Bon Po Buddhism is still in practice. In short, if you are planning to trek on some of the highest passes of our country with an opportunity to explore the untouched and ancient culture and lifestyle then the Jumla Dolpa Trek is the ideal option for you. You will also get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the famous mountain ranges of Nepal and Tibet which include Everest, Annapurna, Sishgampa, Thamserku and other many beautiful mountain ranges. Sightseeing of the rare species of animals and birds is also another major attraction of this trek.

Jumla Dolpa trek starts with a short flight to Nepalgunj and then another flight will take us to Jumla. Trekking via Jumla and Chatra will take us to Neulighat. Trekking via many Sherpa settlements and villages will take us to Kaigaon. Trekking via Kangmara Base camp and then passing the Kangmara La pass will take us to Phoksundo lake (Deepest lake of our country). We will then trek back to Jhupal and fly to Kathmandu which will be the ending point of our trek

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Welcome to the land of peace, Nepal.

Northern Trekking Team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel.

It is a leisure day so you can just roam around Thamel and enjoy this key touristic hub of Kathmandu.

We will introduce you with a certified trek guide who will accompany you throughout your trek from tomorrow. He will assure about things to bring once again and this will ensure your peace of mind while of the trek.

Day 2: Flight to Nepalgunj

We will catch the earliest flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. But prior to this, we will drop you at TIA domestic terminal.

It is nearly a flight of an hour.

Nepal is situated at west from Kathmandu. It is one of the largest cities of the country that shares a border with India. You can stroll around the street of Nepalgunj and witness the typical culture of this lowland of Terai.

Day 3: Flight to Jumla 2,370m

Wake up! Time to move.

Well, we will head to the airport to catch a flight to Jumla. The flight will be of half an hour. This small town of Jumla will capture your heart. The lush green vegetation of this hilly area will fascinate you.

On this day, we will also arrange a porter for you who will take care of your luggage throughout the trek. One of the main reasons to camp Jumla today is that you will be acclimatizing with increasing altitude. This is highly recommended because it will minimize the chances of being arrested by altitude sickness.

Day 4: Trek to Gothi Chaur 2,800m

Here we go!

From today begins our trek regarding which you read a lot. Now you will be experiencing it.

At first, we follow descend trail to arrive at a bridge. Following a silent course will lead us to Garjankot. The vegetation is so calm and peaceful that will drive you silent. We will set camp at Gothi Chaur.

Day 5: Trek to Nephukhona 3,010m

We head toward the bank of a tributary of Tila River. Crossing alpine forest and streams, we arrive at Munigaoun. Muni refers to saint and gaoun means village. Hence, it used to be a village of saints in the time of yore.

We arrive at check-post where we will produce the necessary permit and head further ahead to get in Nephukhona.

Day 6: Trek to NauliKharka 3,670m

The winding river and thick forest will mesmerize you. The uphill climb will bring us in Maure La. The peaks of Ghyuthumba and Matathumba ranges are the key attractions of today.

Day 7: Trek to Hurikot 2,650m

The first glimpse of Kagmara Lek will deliver a sense of happiness in you. We descend through Rimi. On the left of the rive is Kaigaoun. We proceed toward Hurikot. There is one beautiful monastery here in Hurikot.  

Day 8: Trek to Garpung Khola 2,920m

We will be walking along a bank of the river. The villages that you will observe or pass through exhibit Tibetan culture. Following gradual uphill, we reach Jagdula Khola. The viewpoint of Kagmara is nearly half an hour from here. The further walk will bring us in Garpung Khola.

Day 9: Trek to Kagmara Phedi 2,900m

Despite being the rest day, our part does not stop. We will hike to Kagmara Phedi. We cross a bridge and follow the stream for a couple of hours. This will lead us to Kagmara Phedi. The view of Kanjirowa Himal (6,612m) from here is astounding.   

Day 10: Trek to Lasa 4,060m

Get ready for today’s challenge! What challenge? Well, we will be crossing Kagmara La Pass which is at an altitude of 5,115m. It is an uphill climb of a couple of hours. The fluttering colorful prayer flags and mountains on backdrop will mesmerize you. Lasa is roughly an hour away from the pass.  

Day 11: Trek to Pungmo 3,600m

We will be walking on a downhill course today. You will be crossing several streams today. The view of Kanjirowa Himal is fascinating. The site is also popular for blue sheep and wild fox. It (blue sheep) is one of the endangered species of the world and is normally found at over an altitude of 3,000m. Further downhill walk from Kyagru will lead us to Pungmo.

Day 12: Acclimatization

It is a rest day today and is essential to adjust your body with the gaining altitude. This will minimize or avoid the changes of being arrested by altitude sickness.

Despite being the rest day, we will explore the local area as it is rich in the ancient culture of Bon. The Gompas where we will visit still practices Bon culture and currently existing Buddhism. The walk to Gompas is quite pleasing and beautiful. We retrace the path to Pungmo.

Day 13: Trek to Ringmo Gaon 3,733m

Ahh! It is another interesting walk of your life as a hike today will lead you to Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in the country. You find several kinds of literature about this lake but none of them can actually portray the real beauty of this lake. To experience the turquoise beauty of this lake, you have to be here and feel it.  

We arrive at the army camp after following descend trail. The glimpse of the lake from Ringmo is simply majestic. Yes, it is simply MAJESTIC!

Day 14: Explore Shey Phoksundo Lake

You deserve the rest day as the beauty of this lake will not let you go ahead without spending a night in this piece of heaven. The breathtaking view of Phoksundo Lake will become your lifetime memoir to cherish.

We will also take you to one of the monasteries which practice Tibetan Buddhism. The local culture and traditions are other key attractions for you to observe. A local Dolpo in maroon Tibetan style somba or docha (boots with upturn toe) will attract you a lot.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka 3,982m

Today’s hike will unfold the beauty of the hidden valley of Tarap. The walk is not that challenging to get in Ya-Kharka. Kharaka refers to pasture-field of yak.

Day 16: Trek to Danigar 4,631m

Today’s hike will lead you to another pass of the trek, Baga La. It is roughy at an altitude of 5,182m. walking on the roof of the world, Tibetan plateau, we get at the pass. The view of Phoksundo lake, Kanjirowa Himal and Norbung Kang (6,085m) from the top of the pass is awesome. We follow a downhill course to get in Danigar.

Day 17: Trek to Dho Tarap 3,944m

You will be crossing Numa La Pass (5,350m) to get in Dho Tarap. The view of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) and Kanjirowa Himal are key attractions witnessed from the top of the pass. Following the downhill trail, we enter into Tarap Valley.

Day 18: Trek to Ghyamgar 3,756m

Before leaving Dho Tarap, we pay a brief visit to Bon Gompa—Dhoro Gompa and Shipchaur Gompa. Following tarap Khola descend, we reach at Ghyamar via Langa Camp.

Day 19: Trek to Chhyugar 3,441m

Relatively, it is a long walk of nearly seven or eight hours as this depends upon the pace of your walk which goes through Gorge. Walking on the bank of Tarap Khola, we get in Chhyugar.

Day 20: Trek to Tarakot 2,537m

A short hike from Chhyugar will lead us to Barbung Khola. We reach a confluence called Laisicap where meet Tarap Khola and Barbung Khola. Following Bheri River course, we move ahead to arrive in Tarakot.

Day 21: Trek to Dunai 2,140m

Thank god we will on the easy trail today. Crossing couple of settlements located on the bank of Thuli Bheri River, we arrive at Dunai. It is the headquarter of Dolpo.

Day 22: Trek to Juphal 2,475m

Walking along the bank of Bheri River and following descend trail, we get in Suligad. It is a confluence of Phoksundo River and Bheri River. A further downhill trail to get us in Jhupal.

Day 23: Flight to Nepalgunj/Catch connecting flight to Kathmandu

We will catch the first flight to Nepalgunj from Jhupal as this will help us to catch connecting flight to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj.

We suggest you take a rest for today.

Day 24: Kathmandu Sightseeing

With a certified city tour guide, you will be observing four UNESCO listed cultural sites of Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

In the evening, we will offer you a farewell dinner for the successful accomplishment of Jumla-Dolpo Trek.

Day 25: Final Departure to International Airport

So, here ends your fascinating Jumla-Dolpo Trek. We will drop you at TIA three hours prior to your scheduled flight. See you next time for another trip!

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Equipments list

Your personal list

1. Water Bottle

2. Dry Fruits, Chocolates or Energy Bars

3. Day-pack or Backpack

4. Trekking Shoes or Hiking Boots

5. Swiss Knife

6. Torchlight or Flashlight

7. Hand Sanitizer

8. Trek Pants or Trousers

9. Cap or Hat

10. Sunscreen, Sunblocks, and Lipbalms

11. Hiking Pole

12. Smart-phone or Compact Camera

13. Power-bank

14. Sunglasses