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Beni Dolpo Trek -19 Days

Trip Highlights

Duration: 19 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 5010 m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Flight/Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Beni Dolpo trek is a very demanding trek consisting of high passes and rocky trails. Tibetan influenced culture and tradition of local people will add charm to Beni Dolpo trek. This trek will lead you to a maximum altitude of 4412m. On the way we will visit Buddhist monasteries, hot springs and the unparalleled views of the Himalayas in the North.

The best season for this trek would be from February to June and September to November.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 02: Trek from Beni (770m.) to Tara Khet (970m.) via Singa Bazaar (850m.)  takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 03: Trek from Tara Khet to Danyga Khola (1125m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 04: Trek from Danyga Khola to Dharapani (1470m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Mona (1850m.) via Sibang (1610m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 06: Trek from Muna to Jaljala La (3390m.) via Lumsum (2100m.) and Moreni (2670m.)  take about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 07: Trek from Jaljala La to Dhorpatan (2990m.) via Gurjakot (3070m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 08: Rest day at Dhorpatan. You can visit monastery, cartoons and local markets. Hiking green hill will give you another pleasure. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 09: Dhorpatan to Takur (3190m.) via the Phagune Dhuri Pass (4061m.) takes about six to seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 10: Trek from Takur to Pelma (2600m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 11: Trek from Pelma to Dhule (3340m.) via Yamakhar (2480m.) and Gorba Khola (2930m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 12: Trek from Dhule to Seng Khola (3820m.) via Nautale Bhanjyang (3961m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 13: Trek from Seng Khola to Purpang (4050m.) via the Paanidal Pass (4412m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 14: Trek from Purpang to Sahar Tara (3010m.) via Jangla Bhanjyang (4530m.) and Tokar (3740m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 15: Trek from Sahar Tara to Kanigaon (2540m.) via Tarakot (2550m.) and Yalkot Khola (2520m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 16: Trek from Kanigaon to Dunai (2150m.) takes about seven hours.
Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 17: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2490m.) takes about two and half hours. Stay overnight in camp. 

Day 18: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours.

You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. The drive from here goes uphill on a zigzag road all the way to Naudanda. It then descends again on a zigzag road to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. To reach Beni, you drive along the bank of Mardi river. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 02: Trek from Beni (770m.) to Tara Khet (970m.) via Singa Bazaar (850m.) takes about seven hours.

To reach Singa Bazaar you walk along the bank of the Beni river with views of villages at some distance. Singa Bazaar is a village with tea shops, lodges, hotels, beautiful terraces and typical houses. Leaving Singa Bazaar, you along quite flat land all the way to Tara Khet passing through villages. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 03: Trek from Tara Khet to Danyga Khola (1125m.) takes about six hours.

This day you trek a gentle ascent until you reach Panchey (1700m.) passing villages, few trees and green hills. Now crossing a suspension bridge over Beni river you arrive at Tokra (1820m.)village. Descending gently for a couple of minutes, you reach Junla (2020m.), mostly considered as a pass. The trail appears to be quite flat passing through villages, sparse forests and green hills and you reach Danyga Khola. Danyga village lies at the bank of Danyga Khola. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 04: Trek from Danyga Khola to Dharapani (1470m.) takes about six hours.

The trail is ascending and descending at the beginning and later moves along flat land all the way to Dharapani. En route you can enjoy the spectacular views of green hills, forests, typical houses and mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Mana Pathi Himal and other unnamed mountains. Dharpani is a village with good infrastructure. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Muna (1850m.) via Sibang (1610m.) takes about six hours.

At first you trek along gentle flat land with green hills on both sides. After some distance, the path goes quite up for a long distance passing through villages, forests covered with pine, oak, rhododendron and local vegetation. Before you enter Muna, you have to trek on flat land for couple of hours. Muna is a big village also with good infrastructure. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 06: Trek from Muna to Jaljala La (3390m.) via Lumsum (2100m.) and Moreni (2670m.) takes about seven hours.

To reach Lumsum you have to trek through a steeply ascending path passing through the oak and rhododendron forests with views of Dhaulagiri, Mana Pathi and a few other unnamed mountains. The path is steeply up until you reach Jaljala La passing through Moreni, a village. This area is best described as a hunting area. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 07: Trek from Jaljala La to Dhorpatan (2990m.) via Gurjakot (3070m.) takes about seven hours.

The trails until Gurjakot are steeply descending and then they move along flat land all the way to Dhorpatan. You walk along the bank of the river passing through forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendron, juniper and other local vegetation. Gurjakot is a small village mostly dominated by people who follow Tibetan culture. There are chortens, mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. On the other hand, Dhorpatan is a point where roads from Baglung, Beni, Rolpa and Rukum meet. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 08: Rest day at Dhorpatan. You can visit a monastery, chortens and local markets. Hiking green hill will give you another pleasure. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 09: Dhorpatan to Takur (3190m.) via Phagune Dhuri Pass (4061m.) takes about six to seven hours.

Leaving Dhorpatan you head uphill up to Phagune Dhuri Pass passing grassland and sparse forests. This pass is surrounded by green hills and you can see villages at some distance from the top. Now the trail goes steeply down passing villages, terraces and a suspension bridge over Pelma Khola (stream). As you cross the bridge you begin to follow a gentle ascending path through terraces and local villages all the way to Takur. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 10: Trek from Takur to Pelma (2600m.) takes about six hours.

The trail moves down all the way to Pelma, crossing a wooden bridge over Pelma Khola. On the way, you can see several villages, terraces, green hills and local people. Pelma is a village and people living in and around this area are not well to do. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11: Trek from Pelma to Dhule (3340m.) via Yamakhar (2480m.) and Gorba Khola (2930m.) takes about seven hours.

Crossing Pelma Khola the trails go steeply up all the way to Dhule. En route, you pass through picturesque villages, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 12: Trek from Dhule to Seng Khola (3820m.) via Nautale Bhanjyang (3961m.) takes about six hours.

The beginning part of the trail moves through the pine, rhododendron, and juniper forests along the steeply ascending path until you reach Nautale Bhanjyang. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri range and other unnamed mountains. Nautale Bhanjyang, which sits atop a ridge, is a grassland where local people bring yak and sheep for grazing. To reach Seng Khola you trek a gentle ascent for a couple of hours and then the trail turns steeply up all the way to your destination. Seng Khola is a village which lies at the bank of Seng river. Stay overnight in camp

Day 13: Trek from Seng Khola to Purpang (4050m.) via Paanidal Pass (4412m.) takes about seven hours.

You trek a steeply ascending trail all the way to Purpang following rocky and dry land. En route you come across alpine grassland. From Panidal Pass you can have panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri range, Kantagaton Himal, Nurbukang Himal and other unnamed mountains. While heading towards Purpang, you cross a rocky and slippery trail. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 14: Trek from Purpang to Sahar Tara (3010m.) via Jangla Bhanjyang (4530m.) and Tokar (3740m.) takes about seven hours.

The trail you follow is steep ascent up to Jangla Bhanjyang passing through rocky trails. You are accompanied by panoramic views of Norbu Himal, Kantagaton, Dhaulagiri, Serkeam Himal and a few others. Crossing Jangla Bhanjyang, you begin to follow a gentle descent all the way to Tokar. It is a small village surrounded by hills. To reach Sahar Tara, you again follow a steep descent passing through a few villages and sparse vegetation. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 15: Trek from Sahar Tara to Kanigaon (2540m.) via Tarakot (2550m.) and Yalkot Khola (2520m.) takes about seven hours.

Crossing several villages you walk downhill all the way to your destination. Tarakot is a small village. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 16: Trek from Kanigaon to Dunai (2150m.) takes about seven hours.

Leaving Kanigaon, you begin to follow a gentle descent along the bank of the Thulibheri river passing through villages and terraces. Dunai, headquarters of the Dolpa district lies at the bank of Thulibheri river. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 17: Trek from Dunai to Juphal (2490m.) takes about two and half hours.

After walking along a flat level path for some hours you begin to follow a gently ascending path passing through villages, terraces and sparse vegetation. You find farmers cultivating paddies around this area. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 18: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Special trekking permits for Dolpo Region
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Trekking cook and Kitchen helper/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipments such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Flight tickets from Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • All land transportation where ever necessary
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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