Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) – 45 minutes flight
After breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 45 minutes flight to Nepalgunj where our Hotel staff will be waiting for us. We then drive to our hotel for tonight.
Day 03: Fly to Juphal (2475m) – 45 minutes fight, trek to Dunai (2140m), Camp
Today we will take our breakfast early and then start for our the domestic airport in Nepalgunj for about 45 minutes flights to Juphal. In Juphal our staff will be waiting for us at the airport. We then make yourself ready to start our first-day trekking which is about 2-3 hours walking to Dunai.
Day 04: Trek to Tarakot (2500m), camp, 5-6 hrs trek
Today after our breakfast we continue along the southern bank of the Bheri River heading upstream of an easy trail. On our way we will be passing through several deep gorges, hanging bridges and isolated villages. Our trail also includes a pine tree and a path built about seven meters above the river. After walking for about 5 hours we will be greeted by the terraced field of Tarakot, a small village that stands to the south of the Bheri River.
Day 05: Trek to Lahini Odar (3370m), camp, 6-7 hrs trek
After our breakfast, we walk alongside Tarap Chu river crossing the river twice before we reach Sandul Gompa. The Gompa lies at the junction between Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River. We then continue our trail that takes us through the farm terraces and rural villages after our trails of uphill and downhill. We then will finally reach our destination for tonight at Laini Odar.
Day 06: Trek to Nawarpani Pingo Phu (3490m), 5-6 hrs trek
Today we will climb a steep trail and walk along the Tarap River. The walking is going to be quite exciting as we will trail the valley which is narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to the another. Our trail will cross several vigorous climbs and descents will take us to the banks of the Chyugur Khola and then we reach our destination Nawarpani also known as Pibuk.
Day 07: Trek to Dho Tarap (3940m), 7-8 hrs trek
Today we will begin our trek heading gradually ascending to Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola. We then cross a narrow gorge and leave the tree line behind us. We will then welcome a wild rose and juniper bushes, typical of the dry inner Himalayan Valleys. After walking for several more hours, we reach the village surrounded by an irregular stone wall know as DhoTarap. In this valley, both Bon Po and Chaiba religious sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by a few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations.
Day 08: Rest day in Dho Tarap (3940m)
Today is a day for us to allow us to acclimatize our-self with the altitude and also allows us to rest our-self. We can spend our day visiting near my monasteries, or taking a short walk to the Dho Tarap Village and get to know the local cultures. Dolpo people wear homespun clothing that is similar to Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. The people in this region often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber, and turquoise. The people in this region are both Bon Po and Nyingmapa.
Day 09: Trek to Numa La Phedi (4440m) – 7 hrs trek
Today we continue our trek towards the upper Tarap Valley enjoying the views of lush grasslands on both the sides of the river. This is a unique part of this inner Dolpo trek. We still continue to walk alongside Tarap Chu river and take pleasure in the amazing view of the vast Tarap Valley with its wide plains and high mountains. A few hours of the good walk takes us to Tokyu village where we could see the Buddist Monastery of the Chiba sect. After exploring the monastery we then continue to walk up to the valley on rough trails before reaching Numa La Base Camp Phedi.
Day 10: Trek to Baga La Phedi (4440m) – 7-8 hrs trek
After our breakfast, we start our trail to though uphill and down hills. Today’s trail is going to be one among the toughest day as we need to pass a steep trail to the top ridge of the pass. From here we could view the incredible barren mountain of Dolpo up to Mt. Dhaulagiri. As we trail we could get the fantastic views of Mt. Kanjirowa if we have a good weather. Then we reach our destination Baga La Phedi.
Day 11: Trek to Phoksundo lake (3640) – 5 hrs trek
Today we continue our trail along the side of beautiful pine forest and alpine vegetation. We then gradually trek for a short while on an easy trail with only gradual uphill and down hills and then we reach Rinmgo Village. This is a traditional Tibetan Village of the Dolpo Region.
Day 12: Excursion day Phoksundo lake (3640)
Today is a day to explore the great Phoksundo Lake and camp at near the shores. We could see yak caravans morning in and out of the Ringmo mostly towards Tibetan borders on remote mountain trails. On our way to the lake we can also tour to a nearby monastery. Once we reach the Phoksundo Lake we can enjoy and relax for some time and walk along the lake shores.
Day 13: Trek to Rechi (2940m) – 4 hrs trek
After our breakfast, we will trek downhill towards the short trail from Samduwa and then we continue further we will get down to Rechi where we overnight. On our way, we will be passing through the villages.
Day 14: Trek to Arike - 4 hrs trek
We walk downhill to Chhepak and then from there we follow a massive overhanging from Chhepak. On our trail, we will find many important minerals and herbs that are believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages before reaching Arike.
Day 15: Trek to Jupha (2475m) – 5 -6 hrs trek
Today we trek down towards Jupha via Sulighat which is surrounded by birch trees. On our way, we could get the most spectacular views of the mountains above us and Juphal Village below. We need to be very cautious while trekking in this route. After reaching Juphal we can spend our time moving around the market or by taking rest.
Day 16: Fly: Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
We will take the earliest flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and then a connecting flight to Kathmandu depending on the availability of flight seats. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will be there at the domestic airport to receive you and transfer you to our hotel. Rest of the day will be a free day to relax after the long trekking days.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu.
We deserve a free day where we can relax in our hotel garden with some chilled beers or go for a full day sightseeing that can be arranged upon request.
Day 18: International departure.
Depending on your flight time, our airport check in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.