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.
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.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.
Day 2Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.
Day 3Fly Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal, trek to Dunai, 4hours
Day 4Trek to Chhepka , 6 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 5Trek to Shumdhuwa, 6 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 6Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3600m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 7Rest day at Phoksundo Lake,overnight teahouse / camp.
Day 8Trek to Sallaghari, 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse /camp.
Day 9Trek via Mandala Camp to Kangla Base Camp
Day 10Trek over Kangla Pass (5420m) to Shey Gompa (4820m), 5-6 hours
Day 11Trek over Saldang Pass (5010m) to Namgong Gompa,6 hours
Day 12Trek to Yanger Gompa (3890m), 6 hours
Day 13Trek to Komash Village, 6 hours
Day 14Trek to Tinje Village (4550m) via Simen, 6 hours
Day 15Trek to Raman Kheng (4550m), 6 hours
Day 16Trek to Chharka via Mala Pass (5036m), 7-8 hours
Day 17Trek to Yak Kharka (4780m), 5 hours
Day 18Trek to Ghok Pass, 5 hours
Day 19Trek to Sangda Village
Day 20Trek to Phalek Village, 5-6 hours
Day 21Trek to Jomsom
Day 22Fly to Pokhara, overnight stay in pokhara.
Day 23Drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight Hotel
Day 24International departure / onward travel.
Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.
Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…
Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.
Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.
Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.
Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.
Price: USD 1000 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.
Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.
Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.