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Overview

Legend has it that the revered Buddhist saint, Guru Rimpoche, who spread Tibetan Buddhism throughout the Himalayas, discovered this ‘beyul’ or hidden land over 1700 years ago. The relative inaccessibility and remoteness of Dolpo and Mustang regions has added to its intrigue and mystery. We pass through ‘dzongs’, fortified untouched villages, in Dolpo where you will be overwhelmed by the hospitality of villagers who reside in some of the highest altitude places on Earth. Opportunities to experience ancient monasteries and soak up incredible scenery as we make our way to the majestic Phoksundo Lake cannot be underestimated. It is a great honour to visit Shey Gompa, the spiritual heart of inner Dolpo located below Crystal Mountain and to cleanse the spirit with a ‘kora’, pilgrim’s circuit encompassing the mountain and the famed monastery. Challenge yourself with the high passes of Kang La (5420m), Saldang La (5010m) and Ma La (5036m) as we make our journey through the alpine meadows of Upper Dolpo with its vibrant Bhoriya culture and the contrasting desert-like conditions experienced by the Thakkali in Mustang. Marvel at the unique cultures and differences between nomadic groups in Dolpo and Mustang such as Lopas in Mustang who migrated from Tibet.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 5500

  • Difficult

    Difficulty

    Difficult

  • Duration

    24 Days 23 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5420m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Difficulty level

Difficult

Difficult

Difficult treks involve you walking for at least 6-8 hours or more each day. You can expect to cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascends and descends of around 500-1000m. These trails take you to remote environments with high altitude and extreme weather likely. Only basic facilities are available on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Fly Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal, trek to Dunai, 4hours

Day 4

Trek to Chhepka , 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Shumdhuwa, 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3600m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Rest day at Phoksundo Lake,overnight teahouse / camp.

Day 8

Trek to Sallaghari, 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse /camp.

Day 9

Trek via Mandala Camp to Kangla Base Camp

Day 10

Trek over Kangla Pass (5420m) to Shey Gompa (4820m), 5-6 hours

Day 11

Trek over Saldang Pass (5010m) to Namgong Gompa,6 hours

Day 12

Trek to Yanger Gompa (3890m), 6 hours

Day 13

Trek to Komash Village, 6 hours

Day 14

Trek to Tinje Village (4550m) via Simen, 6 hours

Day 15

Trek to Raman Kheng (4550m), 6 hours

Day 16

Trek to Chharka via Mala Pass (5036m), 7-8 hours

Day 17

Trek to Yak Kharka (4780m), 5 hours

Day 18

Trek to Ghok Pass, 5 hours

Day 19

Trek to Sangda Village

Day 20

Trek to Phalek Village, 5-6 hours

Day 21

Trek to Jomsom

Day 22

Fly to Pokhara, overnight stay in pokhara.

Day 23

Drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight Hotel

Day 24

International departure / onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport transfer
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj- Juphal, Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Private vehicle transport: Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Transport costs sending staff and cargo earlier than group to Juphal via Nepalgunj and at end of trek back to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Hotel (3 star) Kathmandu with breakfasts included.
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Drinking water provided daily
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • * See Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek prepared by private cooking team.
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking / Camping 

  • Tent (twin-share), sleeping mat and hot water bag
  • Kitchen, dining and toilet tents. Toilet paper provided.
  • Cooking team , ponies / porters, Sherpas, guide and leader
  • Hot washing water provided each morning
  • All required trekking permits (All restricted area permit and ACAP)
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff (includes 3L oxygen canister)
  • Other 

  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter/ponies to carry your trek gear)
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Toilet paper provided.
  • Complimentary Trekking map, T-shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guides Boudhanath Stupa, Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple)
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on trek.
  • Some dinners and lunches in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • See Meal Inclusions for more details.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extent to medical evacuation and trekking 5000+)
  • Tips / gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, shower, heater etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.

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Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

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