Dolpo Simikot

Nepal Beginner Travel & Treks Expedition P. Ltd.

Samakushi, Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                                 


Dolpo Simikot

Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking offers the best scenery on the north-western most side of Nepal. Within its confines lie the Rara national park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the country's largest lake, the Rara Lake can be found (10.8 sq. km. At 2,990 meters). Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunae. The Danfe (Impeyan Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal, flies above while a variety of fish, the snow trout, inhabit the Rara lake. Adding charm to the region are its generally open-hearted and friendly people. The trek can begin in Jumla (over an hours flight from Kathmandu) or from the nearer Nepalgunj.Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in therest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. We offer following itinerary for Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking.Unsurpassed season for Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking are February to May along with September to December. If prearranged itinerary is not appropriate for you, we intend an additional itinerary as per your aspiration and interval of holidays. Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition compromise Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking. If you require extra in sequence about Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking, you can undergo gratis to get in touch with us.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft.)

Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Transfer by Private car/ Van (depends on size of group) to the selected hotel at thamel in Kathmandu. Stay overnight on b/b basis.

Day 02: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu

Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (world heritages sites) - Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple and Monkey temple by tourist car/van (depends on group size) and tour guide. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj  

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. After arrival, check in hotel and stay in Nepalgunj hotel or lodge. (152m / 1 ½ hrs.). Overnight at lodge

Day 04: Nepalgunj - Simikot fly. (2960m / 50min)

 Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot. After arrival to Simikot, rest in hotel. Preparation for the trek. Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Simikot- Yakpa pul (2630m / 5hrs)

Climb to the pass above Simikot. From here one path descend steep down to Dadaphoya and Path goes towards Limi valley that is the path going to flowing along two villages and steep down to Yakpapul camp. Overnight at lodge

Day 06:  Yakpa pul- Dhinga (3610m / 6hrs)

From camp there is two options can do via Yakpa village or strait up hill to Dhinga village. After cross the river climb all day either one. This will be last village before Jhang. Good camping sites above village. Overnight at lodge

Day 07 : Dhinga - Shechi Lagna (3900m / 6hrs)

Gentle up hill starting with Junipers and alpine vegetation and steep up to the Shechi Lagna (4530m) and stay at below camp at meadow. Overnight at lodge

Day 08 : Shechi Lagna – Chumsa (4300m / 6hrs)

Walk down to Shingjuma3620m with blue pines, pines, Junipers and a lot of Birch around. After walk up along the Chumsa river and come out above the tree lines and walk up to Chumsa camp over night.

Day 09:  Chumsa –Talung (4370m / 7hrs)

This is the beautiful walk along the waterfalls and Lakes with views of Api Saipal Himal (7025m). After cross the Naylu Langna (4940m) can see the Holy mountain Mt. Kailash to far visibility, than steep down to Talung camp over night at grassy meadow in cold and windy. Overnight at lodge

Day 10: Talung – Jhang (3930m / 8hrs)

Long the valley and cross the river camp near by hot spring. It is long day walk but beautiful walk along the Talung River. After passing Talung Tso trek goes via Gumayak and Majule Patan (4220m) than walk along the Takchi Cho after cross the bridge and walk to camp over night.

Day 11 : Jhang – Halji (2660m / 4hrs) - Jhang 

From camp walk to village and visit to Monastery and walk down to Halji. Camp before village along the riverside and after lunch time to visit to Monastery. It is very rich and some time Dalai Lama visited this monastery. Here people they sell the Maple woods tea pot, Soup bowl, pots and more things. Back to camp for over night.

Day 12 : Jhang-Til (3700m / 4hrs)

Walking along the village and down to bridge to other side of river along the pine, Birch and Mountain roses. Again cross the bridge on Humla Karnali and walk to Limi northwest up hill to camp before the village. Overnight at lodge

Day 13:  Til – Manepeme (3990m / 7hrs)

Today is not easy walk up hill from camp along the rocky cliff side to Lamka pass and walking narrow path up and down. Humla Karnali looks very deep down below the path makes you hard feeling. Arrive Manepeme and Overnight at lodge

Day 14:  Manepeme - Hilsa (3720m / 4hrs) 

Treks goes little bit up hill starting on rocky part. Some time can see the Blue sheep above path with rolling stones goes down all the way to river. When arrive at Border of Nepal; and Tibet (China) walk down to bridge on Karnali river and camp on Nepal side at Hilsa with dusty and windy. Overnight at lodge

Day 15 : Hilsa-Yari (3670m / 8hrs) 

After break fast start walking steep up hill with pack lunch to Nara Lagna (4620m) via Ranipauwa. After pass path goes down all the down to camp at Yari village with cultivation, where is the check post between Borders. Overnight at lodge

Day 16 : Yari -Muchu (3120m / 7hrs )

From Yari path start gentle down hill along the open countryside with Junipers trees, animals shelters and highland Birds life. Before cross the bridge on Kumuchhiy Khola down hills to Tumkot and climb up to Muchu for our visa and permits clearness. Walk down to camp along side of Karnali River. Overnight at lodge

 Day 17:  Muchu -Salle Khola (2900m / 7hrs)

 After camp cross a bridge on the Karnali river walking along side with narrow valley. Maples, Walnut, Pines, roses and mix vegetation give you cool walk. Walk to Sallekhola via Yalbang and Yanger villages. Overnight at lodge

Day 18 : Salle Khola – Dadaphoya (2300m / 7hrs) 

After crossed Salle Khola trek goes up hill and slows down via Kermi and Dharapuri along side of Karnali River. Pine forest and cultivations along the villages with domesticated animals. Overnight at lodge

Day 19: Dadaphoya - Simikot (2960m / 4hrs)

 Last day on trek start steep up till the pass before Simikot. Than down to Simikot. Overnight at lodge

Day 20: Simikot – Nepalgunj fly and drive from Nepalgunj to  Kathmandu 

Early morning fly to Nepalgunj than drive to Kathmandu. Some time flight can cancel on certain circumstances so at least need extra day for this trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 21:  Final departure

All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom

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Service includes

*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 (Nepaljung-Simikot)

Service Does not Includes

*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)
*Kathmandu airport departure tax
*Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
*Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation tips etc.

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Trip Facts

 Trekking Region: Dolpo Region

Trip duration: 16 Days

Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging

Activity: Sightseeing & trekking

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek type: T-House

Accommodation: Hotel, camping

Transportation: Flights, private car and tourist bus

Maximum elevation: 3450m

Average Walk: 4-6 Hours

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