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Kagmara Pass and Dolpo Trek
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Kagmara Pass and Dolpo Trek

A challenging, remote trek with high passes and incredible mountain scenery Waterfall, Lower Dolpo & Kagmara

 

Kagmara- La and Rara Lake TrekkingDolpo, Kagmara Pass Trekking is an outstanding trek in the isolated area of west part of Nepal  at Dolpo Region 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. Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own charm, people here still lead a primitive life, yet they are friendly. This is also one of few areas where pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced and its culture.

 

Kagmara and Lower Dolpo TrekkingThe trail goes over three high passes, the Kagmara-La (5115m.), Baga-La (5090m.) and Numa-La (5360m.) passing the deep-blue tranquil Phoksumdo Lake and finally concludes at Juphal descending the gorge-side path of Do Tarap Khola. The trek begins at the airstrip of Juphal after a short flight from the terrain town of Nepalgunj which is well connected by both road and air from Kathmandu Valley.

 

Trekking Itinerary:

  • Hotels/Camping
  • 20 Days Trek
  • Grade: Moderate Plus
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj.
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 2 Night’s Nepalgunj & 19 Nights Camping
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Minimum group size: 2 Person
  • Maximum group size: No limit. 

 

Day 01: 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 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, Sightseeing: Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar square and Swayambhunath temple. 4/5 hrs.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj.
We take bus drive to Nepalgunj in south –western Nepal and over night there.

Day 04: 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 05: 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 06 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 07: 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.

Kagmara- 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 09: 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
We follow the Garpung Khola. The trail becomes steeper and we come to a rocky area.  The Himalayan mousse–hare can be spotted here.

Day 11: 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 12: Pungmo (3050 m.)
We follow a trail parallel to Dorjam Khola and soon cross it.   We re-enter civilization as we see yak herds from nearby Tibetan settlements.  The area is covered in Juniper Birch and Apple trees.

Day 13: 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 14: Phoksundo Lake
Today we rest to admire the beauty of this great lake.  We visit nearby villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist Settlers.

Day 15: 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 16: 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.

Day 17: 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.

Kagmara Trekking, Kagmara and Lower Dolpo TrekDay 18: Do Tarap.

We rest today.  This is our major encounter with the Dolpa people.

Day 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: Tarakot – Dunai (2150 m.).
We continue along the Baglung Khola and across the bridge to reach Laban form where we proceed to Dabung.

Day 23: Dunai – Juphal.
It is a short walk to Juphal today from where we shall take our flight to Nepalgunj the next day.

Day 24: Juphal – Nepalgunj.
We fly to Nepalgunj today and connect with our flight back to Kathmandu next day.

Day 25: Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by Bus then trasnefr to Hotel.

Day 26-27:  Kathmandu free.

Day 28: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

 

Trekking Cost:
USD 2480 Per Person. (If 2 Person in group)
USD 2365 Per Person. (If 4 Persons in group)
USD 2210 Per Person. (If 6 Persons in group)
USD 2120 Per Person. (If 8 Persons in group)
USD 2000 Per Person. (If 10 Persons in group)
USD 1850 Per Person. (If 14 Persons in group)

 

Camping Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • One full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide with temple entry fees.
  • 5 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & 2 nights in Nepalgunj at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) & accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa & Porters. 
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Special trekking permit, National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: Nepalgunj/Jumla/Juphal/Nepalgunj with domestic airport tax & cargo.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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