Lower Dolpo Ringmo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Ringmo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Ringmo trekking 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. Lower Dolpo Trekking is an outstanding trek in the isolated area of west Nepal where trek can also be done even in the mid monsoon as it lies in the rain shadow area formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges.

The attraction of this land is landscape, people around, wilderness region and Shey Phoksundo lake(Ringmo)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.

Phoksundo Lake "(Ringmo)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 water 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, Phoksundo 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.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu reception at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Guided visit in Kathmandu valley. 
Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj .
Day 04: Departure from Nepalgunj to Dunai .
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.
Day 19: Day free in Kathmandu. 
Day 20: Transfer to airport.


Trip Price

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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.
-Transfers airport/hotel/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.
-Cook helper
-Insurance of guide and porters.

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.
-Airport tax
-Visa fees.

Trip Facts

Trekking Days --› (15)

Total Days --› (20)

Min. Altitude --› (650m.)

Max. Altitude --› (52140m.)

Walking per Day --› 6-7 hrs

Route Nature --›Camping

Difficulty --› Hard

Best Season --› May/Jun/Jul and Aug/Sep.

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