Best time/ season for the Lower Dolpo Trekking
The best time to do the lower Dolpo trekking is during autumn and spring season. Autumn (Sept-Nov) is the peak season for the lower Dolpo trekking. The clear skies, perfect weather and temperature, warm days and chilly nights and mesmerizing views makes autumn season perfect for 18 days lower Dolpo trek. The spring (March-May) is also a good season. Along the trails you will witness rhododendron blooming, majestic mountains, clear blue sky with moderate temperature. It is the great season to explore beautiful nature. The monsoon season (June-Aug) is also a good time for the lower Dolpo trek. The lower Dolpo is a rain shadow area so there are very less chance of rainfall. But the rainfall occurs in different parts of Nepal during monsoon; your flights may get delayed. Winter season is the least referred season for 18 days lower Dolpo trek. The weather is extremely cold and you will experience heavy snowfall. The paths might be blocked with snow which will make trek difficult.
Packing Lists for Lower Dolpo Trek
- Here are the lists of some of the most essential equipments/gears to pack for 18 days Lower Dolpo trek:
- Down jackets, , wind proof jacket, quick dry t shirt
- Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
- Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
- Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
- Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toilet paper
- Sleeping bag, medical kits, water purification tablets
- Extra money and many other necessary personal equipments and valuable accessories.
Accommodations during Lower Dolpo Trekking
The lower Dolpo is a remote area. The teahouses in remote area are difficult to find. So, during the trek, the accommodations are mostly the tented camps. The porters will carry all the necessary equipment so you don’t need to worry at all. While in Kathmandu you will be able to enjoy the amazing facilities in 3 star hotels.
Meals and drinks during Lower Dolpo Trekking
You will enjoy the delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner during the camping treks. The camping cook offers different foods. They will serve you hygienic and delicious foods. Foods items like dal, bhat, vegetable curry, eggs, soups, noodles, tea, coffee, roti, jam, etc. are served. You will mainly have local Nepalese food: dal bhat and achaar.
Wifi services and Charging facilities on the 18 days Lower Dolpo Trek
Some places have electricity, communication signals and wifi services. You can use wifi services and charge your electronic devices with an additional charge. However the wifi and networks are not stable at it is the remote area.
18 days Lower Dolpo Trek difficulty
The 18 days Lower Dolpo trek is a moderate level trek. It is a long trek which involves long climbs, high passes and walking for at least 5-6 hours a day. For this trek you need to be physically fit and mentally prepared and determined. You can get prepared for the trek by swimming, hiking, cycling, jogging, cardio- muscular exercises and other strength exercises before the trek.
Altitude sickness during Lower Dolpo Trekking
The altitude sickness is common while trekking at higher altitude. During the 18 days lower Dolpo trek you need to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and get rest. If you have any symptoms of altitude sickness while trekking you need to consult with the guide and take the medicines.
Health and fitness requirement for the Lower Dolpo Trekking
For the 18 days lower Dolpo trek, trekkers need to be in good health condition. The trek is long and challenging at some points. You need to have strong determination and dedication to complete the trek. You can be well prepared for the lower Dolpo trek by exercising, jogging, swimming and cycling for some weeks before the trek.
Guides and Porters for Lower Dolpo Trekking
The guides and porters are necessary for the lower Dolpo trek to make your journey comfortable and safe. It will be very easy to do the trek with the knowledgeable and professional guides. The guides lead the path and give you information about cultures and history of the area. While the porters carry your heavy bags safely in the entire trek. Welcome Nepal Treks provide experienced, knowledgeable, caring and English speaking guide and hardworking porters to the trekkers for lower Dolpo trek. The guides will do their best to make your trekking trip memorable for a lifetime.
Permits for 18 days Lower Dolpo Trek
Two permits are required for the 18 days lower Dolpo trek. They are: Lower Dolpo trekking permit and Shey Phoksundo national park permit.
Travel Insurance for 18 days Lower Dolpo Trek
Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend having travel insurance for Lower Dolpo Trek. The travel insurance must cover medical services and emergency helicopter rescue. Good travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured during the trek.
Tipping during Lower Dolpo Trekking
The tipping is the way of showing gratefulness towards the service provider during the trek. While doing the 18 days lower Dolpo trek you will have the amazing guides and porters by your side throughout the trek. They make sure to provide you the best services and ensure your safety. If you loved their services in the trek then you can tip them at the last day of the trek. Tips are not mandatory; it completely depends on your wish.
Why to do Lower Dolpo Trekking
Dolpo trek is a real adventurous trek in the remote region of Nepal. The trek takes you through the magnificent Himalayan peaks, breathtaking landscapes, ancient monasteries, waterfalls. You will also have a great opportunity of exploring the largest national park of Nepal Shey Phoksundo national park where you can discover diverse flora and fauna. Not just the natural beauty but this trek is also about exploring the pure rural lifestyles of the Nepalese people. The area is far away from the city life. The majestic mountains, fresh air, welcoming locals, rare wildlife, traditional lifestyle and stunning landscapes are the great attractions of this trek. The trek offers unique trekking experience. People who are seeking for adventures and different trekking experience then the 18 days lower Dolpo trek is the best choice.
Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Lower Dolpo Trekking
Welcome Nepal Treks is a well organized professional trekking company. We offer this 18 days lower Dolpo trekking package at a very reasonable price with the best customer services. Our team serves you with the high quality services. From welcoming customers at the airport till the day of departure, we make sure that our customers are happy, satisfied and comfortable. We organize everything professionally. You should do the lower Dolpo trek with Welcome Nepal Treks for the best trekking experience in Nepal. Our 18 days lower Dolpo trekking package delivers great adventures.