Book This TripUpper Dolpo Mustang Trek

Duration: 30 Days
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Best Season: March - Aug, Sept - Nov

Dolpo is located inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the north side of the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan Plateau. Cut off by the series of very high passes, closed by snow most of the year; Dolpo remains truly an isolated corner of Nepal. Time has stood still here for centuries, so has the inhabitants way, since time immemorial. The finely preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopards, A trek through Dolpo to Mustang is an experience not easily forgotten.

We travel in the restricted area of this region from Shey to Lo Manthang. We need to have a special permit to do this route.

Since the snow can make passes uncross able as early as October. We started at the end August and had some expected post-monsoon rain, but this was rewarded by green fields and lush vegetation. It takes about 4 weeks walking days (6-8 hours a day). You will spend most of the time above 3,500m and cross passes above 5,000m, but technically the hiking is easy.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai
Day 05: Trek to Chhepko
Day 06: Trek to Ranchi
Day 07: Trek to Shey-Phoksundo
Day 08: Rest day at Shey-Phoksundo
Day 09: Trek to Salla Ghari
Day 10: Trek to Ganda La BC
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa
Day 12: Trek to Nangdo Gompa
Day 13: Trek to Saldang
Day 14: Rest day at Saldang
Day 15: Trek to Yangir gompa
Day 16: Trek to Mushi Gaun
Day 17: Trek to Simi Gaun
Day 18: Trek to Tinjyo Gaun
Day 19: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 20: Trek to Chharka
Day 21: Rest day at Chharka
Day 22: Trek to Yak kharka
Day 23: Trek to Sangda
Day 24: Trek to Gahu Baari
Day 25: Trek to Phalekh Gaun
Day 26: Trek to Jomsom
Day 27: Fly to Pokhara
Day 28: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Day 29: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 30: Departure