Kagmara Pass and Dolpo Trek
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, you'll be taken to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and have payment for trip and briefing.
|Day 2||Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, Sightseeing: Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar square and Swayambhunath temple. 4/5 hrs.
|Day 3||Kathmandu – Nepalgunj.
We take bus drive to Nepalgunj in south –western Nepal and over night there.
|Day 4||Nepalgunj – Ghotichour.
Early morning we will flight to Jumla, on the banks of river Tila. After meeting up with our trekking crew, we start our trek and camp at Ghotichour.
|Day 5||Ghotichour – Napukhola (3000m.)
We have a day of steady climbing through small villages dotting the landscape: Kunigaon, Gothigoan, and Munigoan. We stop for lunch and then trek along the river to Napukhona, a small Buddhist settlement.
|Day 6||Napukhola – Chaurikot (3000m.)
We trek through birch and silver fir forest to Chaurikot. Scenic views of Patrasi and Jagadu Himal are visible to the north.
|Day 7|| Chaurikot – Veri River Side.
We hear the roar of the mighty Veri River flowing down below and above we are the Quagmire ranges to the west. We pass villages inhabited by people of the blacksmith and tailor casts.
|Day 8|| La and Rara Lake TrekkingDay 08 Veri Riverside – Garpung Khola.
Today we climb gradually through lots of thorn bushes. We see Hangine Glacie – Peak.
|Day 9||Garpung Khola trails
We start the trek following the river upstream. We finally cross the river by a small wooden bridge over huge rocks. This is Impeyan pheasant country and just above us is the Kagmara peak (5880m)
|Day 10||Garpung Khola trails
The climb becomes very strenuous now until we reach a pass at an altitude of 4850 m. We descend following the river and camp on a grassy spot.
|Day 11||Pungmo – Phoksundo Lake (3600 m.)
Following Dorjam Khola, again we climb to Sumduwa, where we have the headquarters of the Shey – Phoksundo National Park. We need to show our trekking permits to the authorities there. Then we proceed to the ice–cold, turquoise blue lake itself. Big red and yellow arid mountains surround the lake.
|Day 12||Phoksundo Lake
Today we rest to admire the beauty of this great lake. We visit nearby villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist Settlers.
|Day 13||Phoksundo Lake – Bagala Pass (5090 m.).
We go to the east through the dense forest until we come to a clearing with some villages in it. Proceeding north–east we come to a narrow valley and make our camp here.
|Day 14||Bagala Pass – Numla Pass Base Camp (5190 m.).
The narrow valley becomes wider and is surrounded by glaciers and blade-shaped rock cliffs. We have incredible views of the Kanjiroba massif to the west. We descend to Poyon Khola (4450 m.) and proceed on to the next pass, which we shall cross the next day. This is blue sheep country.
|Numla Pass Base Camp|
|Day 15||Numla Pass Base Camp – Do Tarap.
We ascend to the top of the Numla pass, which opens to a beautiful valley of upper Tarap. We proceed on to the village of Dho Tarap and camp near the river.
|Day 16||Do Tarap.
We rest today. This is our major encounter with the Dolpa people.
|Day 17||Tarap Khola trails
We follow the Tarap Khola as the valley narrows and deep gorges dotted with caves appear. We shall be camping for the night in one of the biggest caves.
|Day 18||To Lahani.
Although the distance is short to Lahani we will come to the most difficult part of the trek today. We have to descend to a canyon, the trail is normally washed-out.
|Day 19||Lahani – Tarakot (2400 m.).
We come to a wide valley. This is musk deer country. Laskap Khola joins here the Tarap Khola. We climb up to Kamigoan (2950 m.) the winter residence of the Dho Tarap people. We proceed on to Tarakot at the confluence of the Tarap and Baglung Khola.
|Day 20||Tarakot – Dunai (2150 m.).
We continue along the Baglung Khola and across the bridge to reach Laban form where we proceed to Dabung.
|Day 21||Dunai – Juphal.
It is a short walk to Juphal today from where we shall take our flight to Nepalgunj the next day.
|Day 22||Juphal – Nepalgunj.
We fly to Nepalgunj today and connect with our flight back to Kathmandu next day.
|Day 23||Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by Bus then trasnefr to Hotel.
|Day 24||Kathmandu Free||Kathmandu|
|Day 25||Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.|
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost
- Airport transfers
- Trekking permit and conservation area entrance fee
- 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
- Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
- Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
- Domestic airfare and airport tax (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jumla-Nepaljung-Kathmandu)
- Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1.00 per item for day)
- Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips etc.
Equipment for this trip.
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
- Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
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