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Departure Date10/13/2019

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Dolpo is a hidden valley created by a Buddhist deity for his worshippers. Today, it is celebrated as a sample of original Tibet. Blue sheep, Himalayan black bear and the snow leopard are the most talked about fauna of this region.

 Dolpo Mustang

Dolpo is located inside the Shey Phoksumdo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Northside of the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau. Cut off by a series of very high passes, closed by snow most of the year, Dolpo remains truly an isolated corner of Nepal. Time had stood still here for centuries, so has the inhabitants' way, since time immoral. 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 Monthang. We will need to have a special permit to do this route, and a government representative to accompany the party as per rule.

DOLPO TREK - MUSTANG REGION
Dolpo is a hidden valley created by a Buddhist deity for his worshippers. Today, it is celebrated as a sample of original Tibet. Blue sheep, Himalayan black bear and the snow leopard are the most talked about fauna of this region.
Dolpo Mustang
Dolpo is located inside the Shey Phoksumdo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Northside of the Dhaulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau. Cut off by a series of very high passes, closed by snow most of the year, Dolpo remains truly an isolated corner of Nepal. Time had stood still here for centuries, so has the inhabitants' way, since time immoral. 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 Monthang. We will need to have a special permit to do this route, and a government representative to accompany the party as per rule.
Itinerary : 
DAY 01 Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
DAY 02 Full day KTM city tour, hotel
DAY 03 Flight : KTM - Nepalgunj, hotel
DAY 04 Flight : Nepalgunj - Juphal, Trek 1 - Dunai, camp
DAY 05 Trek 2 - Hanke, camp
DAY 06 Trek 3 - Regi, camp
DAY 07 Trek 4 - Ringmo, camp
DAY 08 Trek 5 - Pine Trees, camp
DAY 09 Trek 6 - Ganda La B. C., camp
DAY 10 Trek 7 - Ganda La crossing - Shey, camp
DAY 11 Trek 8 - Namgaon, camp
DAY 12 Trek 9 - Saldang, camp
DAY 13 Trek 10 - Confluence camp
DAY 14 Trek 11 - Cha, camp
DAY 15 Trek 12 - Jengla Phedi, camp
DAY 16 Trek 13 - Tokkyu, camp
DAY 17 Trek 14 - Pang La B. C.
DAY 18 Trek 15 - Pang La crossing - Yak Kharka, camp
DAY 19 Trek 16 - Chharka, camp
DAY 20 Trek 17 - Sangda La B. C.
DAY 21 Trek 18 - Sangda La Crossing - Kok La camp
DAY 22 Trek 19 - Sangda, camp
DAY 23 Trek 20 - Phalegaon, camp
DAY 24 Trek 21 - Jomosom, camp or guest house
DAY 25 Flight : Jomosom - Pokhara - KTM, hotel 
DAY 26 Kathmandu free day, hotel
DAY 27 Final departure, transfer to airport
Upper Dolpo Trekking
Itinerary : A 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu in International Airport meet and greet and transport to Hotel Harati, in Chhettrapati, Kathmandu and at evening trekking tour briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour flight and sight seeing in Nepalgunj and overnight in Nepalgunj Hotel.
Day 04: In the morning flight Nepalgunj - Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek start about 4-hour walk to Dunai, camp in Dunai (2150m).
Day 05: Dunai - Ankhe (2660m) about 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Ankhe - Sumdo (3100m) about 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Sumdo - Ringmo Phoksindo (3728m) about 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Ringmo phokshindo rest day for acclimatization's.
Day 09: Phoksudundo - North campo Dolpo over night.(4000m.)
Day 10: North Camp / Gandla Là (5250m.)
Day 11: Gandla Là/Shey (4750m.)
Day 12: Shey/Namgung (4950m.)
Day 13: Namgung/Saldang (4650m.)
Day 14: Saldang/Yangjir(3965m.)
Day 15: Yangtsher Gumba/Shimen (4250m.)
Day 16: Shimen / Tingkyu-Kehengchu.Rivar side camp. (4694m.)
Day 17: Kehengchu /Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 18: Charkhala phedi /Charkhala passes 5035m and charkha village 4050m 6 hours.
Day 19: Chharkha village /Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 20:Yak Kharka /Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 21: Bhery Kharka / Thula 5400m & 6 1/2 hours / after Sangdala pass (4295m.) Sangda phedi 8 hours.
Day 22: Sangda phedi /Dangar Jung village (3560m.) About 6 1/2 hours.
Day 23: Dangar Jung / Jomsom 4 hours.
Day 24: Jomsom -Jomsom Pokhara after your break fast around 7 O'clock in the Morning fly 25 minute to pokhara and by car to kathmandu about 4 hours drive.Day 25: according to their departure time after breakfast departure transfers to international airport and farewel.
Lower Dolpo, Dhaulagiri, Hidden Valley Kaligandaki adventure trek
Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu in International Airport meet and greet and transport to Hotel Harati, in Chhettrapati, kathmandu and at evening trekking tour briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour flight and sight seeing in Nepalgunj and overnight in Nepalgunj Hotel.
Day 03: In the morning flight Nepalgunj - Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek start about 4 hour walk to Dunai,camp in Dunai (2150m).
Day 04: Dunai - Ankhe (2660m) about 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Ankhe - Sumdo (3100m) about 5 hours walk.
Day 06: Sumdo - Ringmo Phoksindo (3728m) about 4 hours walk.
Day 07: Ringmo rest day and Excoration around the Lake.
Day 08: Ringmo Phoksindo - Bagala Phedi (4150m) 5 hours walk.
Day 09: BagalaPhedi - Bagala pass 5070m.7 hours and Pelungtang, 4465m.
Day 10: Pelungtang - Numala Pass 5190m.7 hours, Jaglung Gompaabout 4520m.
Day 11: Jaglung Gompa - Dho 4150m. 5 hours.
Day 12: Dho - Mahala Phedi 4250m.7hours.
Day 13: Mahala phedi - Mahala pass 5190m and Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 14: Charkhala phedi -Charkhala pass 5035m and charkha village4050m 6 hours.
Day 15: Charkha village -Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 16: Yak Kharka -Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 17: Bhery Kharka - Thula 5400m & 8 hours Sangdaphedi 4450m.
Day 18: Sangda phedi - There is one longpass 5200m and Hidden valley 44250m 8hours walk up and down valley.
Day 19: Hidden valley - Thapa pass 5200mk camp.with excoriation 7 hours walk.
Day 20: Thapa pass - Thapa peak 6012m climb and kalopani camp 5000m.8 hours walk all together.
Day 21: Kalopani - Marpha 2670m. 6 hours.
Day 22: Marpha - Jomshom 2750m 2 hours.after lunch excoration to Village.
Day 23: Jomshom - Pokhara 920m. by airplane 25 minute flying and by bus to Kathamandu about 6 hours drive.
Day 24: Departure Transport to International Airport.
Lower Dolpo
Itinerary : 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu in International Airport meet and greet and transport to Hotel Harati, in Chhettrapati, kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur (changunarayan temple)one of the most famous and old temple sightseeing and evening trekking tour briefing.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour flight and sight seeing in Nepalgunj and overnight in Nepalgunj Hotel.
Day 04: In the morning flight Nepalgunj - Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek start about 4 hour walk to Dunai,camp in Dunai (2150m).
Day 05: Dunai - Ankhe (2660m) about 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Ankhe - Sumdo (3100m) about 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Sumdo - Ringmo Phoksindo (3728m) about 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Ringmo rest day and Excoration around the Lake.
Day 09: Ringmo Phoksindo - Bagala Phedi (4150m) 5 hours walk.
Day 10: BagalaPhedi - Bagala pass 5070m.7 hours and Pelungtang, 4465m.
Day 11: Pelungtang - Numala Pass 5190m.7 hours, Jaglung Gompaabout 4520m.
Day 12: Jaglung Gompa - Dho 4150m. 5 hours.
Day 13: Rest day or Excoration around Monastery and very interesting and old village around.
Day 14: Dho - Serkam (370m) 5 hours walk.
Day 15: Serkam - Khanigaon (3543m) 6 hours walk.
Day 16: Khanigaon - Heutaghar (2250m) 5 hours walk.
Day 17: Heutaghar - Dunai (2150m) 5 hours walk.
Day 18: Dunai - Jhupal(2400m) 5 hours walk.
Day 19: Jhupal - Nepalgunj by flight and afternoon flight to kathandu.
Day 20: Patan, Kathmandu city, Swoyambhu nath, Boudha nath and Pashupatinath sightseeing or Shopping.
Day 21: Departure Transport to International Airport and fly back.
Simikot to Mt. Kailash
Itinerary : 
DAY 01: Kathmandu, Arrive in international airport and pick up and transport to your hotel.
DAY 02: Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
DAY 03: Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
DAY 04: After your break fast transport to Domestic airport and flight to Nepalgunj one hour and check in your Hotel in Nepalgunj.
 
DAY 05: Flying one hour to Simikot and Camp at Dharapari 4 ½ hours walk,( 2295m.) this is a short day Hopefully, your flight has arrived in simikot in the early morning and you are ready for a half day of trekking. Start climbing from the simikot airstrip at 2960 metres pass wheat and barley fields on a rocky trail bordered with cannabis and nettles. Trek pass the stone house of upper simikot and the community water supply. It does not look far, but it’s a long 300 – metre pull to the top of a forested ridge overlooking the town. The trek then makes a long , steep descent on a rocky switchbacking path passing above the rooftops of Dandaphoya, the village on the opposite side of the river is shara. Continue pass a single house, then on to tuling, also known as Majgaon, a compact thakuri village at 2270 meters. There is a small campsite about a half hour beyond the village. At these lower elevations among unsanitary villages flies are a real nuisance.
 
DAY 06: Dharapari-to-Kermi 5 ½ hours walk (2690 metres )The trail is reasonably level, and walnut and apricot trees provide welcome shade, as the trek passes through Dharapani. The two parts of this scatterd village are separated by the yakba khola. It’s a long . rough traverse across a scree slop to a stream Below the trail a bridge over the Humla karnali leads to khanglagaon, a thakuri village on the opposite side of the river. This is the last Thakuri village in the valley an the upper limit of rice cultivation. Stay on the north side of the river as the trail snakes up and down to chachera, a shepherds camp near a waterfall at 2350 metres, climb over a ridge past swarms of lizards sunning themselves as you approach kermi, situated beside a stream at 2690 metres. The route by passes kermi village itself, the only camp nearby is below the left side of the trail about 10 minutes beyond the village. There is a hot spring about an hours climb above kermi.
 
DAY 07:Kermi –to- Yangre kharka 5 hours walk,( 2850 metres)Climb over a ridge into a big valley with walled potato and buckwheat fields, then climb through a sparse pine forest to a rock cairn on a ridge at 2990 metres. Make switchbacks down to an extensive growth of wild marijuana and nettles on the bank of the chumsa khola cross the stream on a huge log, climb a steep rocky ridge and drop back towards the fast – flowing light grey waters of the Humla karnali. Climb over another ridge, then descend to Yalbang Chaur, a meadow where goat herders camp beside the river at 2760 metres. In November an annual trade fair,or meal at this site. 
 
Above this sandy meadow the humla karnali valley narrows and the sides become quite steep. climb over two mores. The trail follows an irrigation canal to a huge rock just to the north of the village. Yalbang shares a hydroelectric power supply with its neigh bour yangar, a few km away. Take the lower, left – hand fork and contour up and around to a house and horse pasture on the ridge below, you can see a bride over the humla karnali and a fidiculously steep trail on the opposite side the leads to puija ( Poyun) the village where yalbang people live during the summer. This is also a trade route to the once importandt Humla trading center of chala and on to Bajura south of Humla climb over another ridge at 2930 metres and descend gradually to the extensive fields surrounding the compact village of yangar at 2850 metres.
 
DAY 08:YANGAR -TO- MUCHU 5 HOURS WALK, (2920m.) An old route followed a steep trail over a 3500-metre-high ridge, the Illing La, beyond Yangar. Fortunately you can now follow a new, lower path that avoids the climb. The trail passes through the compact settlement of Yangar, in some places in tunnels beneath houses, then climbs behind a rock spur to a fast-flowing stream. Decline the old trail and follow the new route across a scree slope and out to the end of the ridge before dropping to the river at 2770 meters. The trail wends it’s way precariously close to the river on a track built up with rocks and wooden props and a few stretches where the path was blasted out of the cliff. After more than an hour of ups and downs you will reach a new suspension bridge at 2800 meters. Cross to the south bank of the Humla Karnali and a big rocky Camp beside the river. Climb to a stream, rock-hop across it and ascend past apricot orchards to a totally defunct kani that marks the entrance to Muchu village at 2920 meters.
 
DAY 09: MUCHU –TO- YARI 6 HOURS WALK, ( 3640m)The trail passes below the gompa and stone houses of Muchu. Climb through the orchards and fields of the village to a ridge, then drop into a ravine and climb to a chorten on the opposite side. There are a few house, just behind it is the ridge near the chorten offers a good view of the upper part of the valley and of Tumkot village also known as Mota gompa and it’s large white gompa on the next ridge enjoy the next easy strech of trail as it contours down to the Tumkot Khola, follows the rocky stream bed for a short distance then cross it on a Long bridge. Don’t climb the hills towards Tumkot follow the trail around the foot of the Ridge and cross the Bomchiya khola on a wooden bridge at 2900m the Humla Karnali disappears into a steep cleft to the north behind a high ridge that provides you with the oppetinuty tyo climb up hill for the next two days, the first part of the climb from the Bomchiya Khola is quite steep about half an hour up there is one ocvious trail Junction take the lower left hand trail the upper trail which eventually rejoin the lower trail is a short cut for gots the route enters a steep rock, field gully it’s a long slow sloge upto a ridge at 3270m the path level out as it ascents to a cairn at 3310m, Out as it ascents to a kind at 3310m then descents gently through Juniper trees and climbs again to Palbang, we will get on bright yellow mustard (tori) fields. From toria the trail ascents to stream and deep in got dropping then contours upto a small cairn at 3660m where rounding a ridge you can see the extensive field of Yari the trek follows on irrigation cannel into the Huge valley of the Jyakthang chu market by a many wall at 3640 meters climbs gently to Yari. A compact settlement of stone house.
 
DAY 10: YARI TO HILSHA The trail makes steep continue ascents along the side of the ridge above Sipsip to huge rock cairn atop the Nara lamgma at 4580m. A short distance below the pass you will roind a ridge for the view of Tbetan patue the Humla karnali and the green barley fields of Shera. This hill without a few slips and slides. The trail contours around a large canyon before making a final steep, dusty drop to the Humla Karnali at 3720 m. It is a walk of only a few minutes along the river to Hilsa. 
DAY 11: Trek half an hour Sher, drive to Manasorovar Lake. [4440m] Camp 
DAY 12: Manasarovar Lake. Camp 
DAY 13: Drive to Darchen Foot of Mt.Kailash [4500m.]. Camp 
DAY 14: Trek to Dira Phuk. Camp 
DAY 15: Trek over Dolma La Pass [5630m] camp near to Zutulphuk.[4900m.] Camp 
DAY 16: Half day trek to Darchen and drive to Lake Manasorovar. Camp. 
DAY 17: Drive to Paryang [4050m.] Camp 
DAY 18: Drive to Saga. Camp 
DAY 19: Drive to Rongbuk. Camp 
DAY 20: Everest BC, exploratory walks up the glacier. Camp 
DAY 21: Everest BC, exploratory walks up the glacier. Camp 
DAY 22: Drive to Nylam. Camp 
DAY 23: Drive to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel 
DAY 24: Final Departure.
Upper\Lower Dolpo trek
Itinerary : 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu in International Airport meet and greet and tranfer to Hotel Kathmandu and at evening trekking tour briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj by flight, 1 hour flight and sight seeing in Nepalgunj and overnight in Nepalgunj Hotel.
Day 04: In the morning flight Nepalgunj - Jhupal 40 minutes flight and trek start about 4 hour walk to Dunai, camp in Dunai (2150m).
Day 05: Dunai - Ankhe (2660m) about 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Ankhe - Sumdo (3100m) about 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Sumdo - Ringmo Phoksindo (3728m) about 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Phoksudundo - North campo Dolpo over night.
Day 09: North Camp / Gandla Là
Day 10: Gandla Là/Shey
Day 11: Shey/Namgung
Day 12: Namgung/Saldang
Day 13: Saldang/Yangjir
Day 14: Yangtsher Gumba/Shimen
Day 15: Shimen / Tingkyu-Kehengchu.Rivar side camp.
Day 16: Kehengchu /Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 17: Charkhala phedi /Charkhala passes 5035m and charkha village 4050m 6 hours.
Day 18: Chharkha village /Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 19: Yak Kharka /Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 20: Bhery Kharka / Thula 5400m & 6 1/2 hours / after Sangdala pass (4295m.) Sangda phedi 8 hours.
Dhorpatan / Dolpo trek
Itinerary : 
Day 01: Kathmandu-Baglung 
Day 02: Baglung-Babiyachaur 
Day 03: Babiyachaur- Dharapani 
Day 04: Dharapani-Muna 
Day 05: Muna-Gurjaghat 
Day 06: Gurjaghat-Dhorpatan 
Day 07: Dhorpatan-Rest day 
Day 08: Dhorpatan-Thankurthali 
Day 09: Thankurthali-Pelma 
Day 10: Pelma-Syangkhola 
Day 11: Syangkhola Saurekhola 
Day 12: Saurekhola-Tarakot (Cross 4500m.Jongla Bhanjyang pass) 
Day 13: Tarakot-Dunai 
Day 14: Dunai-Rest day 
Day 15: Dunai-Chhekpa 
Day 16: Chhekpa-Sunduwa 
Day 17: Sunduwa-Shey-Phoksundo Lake 
Day 18: Shey-Phoksundo -Rest day 
Day 19: Shey-Phoksundo-Chhekpa 
Day 20: Chhekpa-Dunai 
Day 21: Dunai-Juphal
Day 22: Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
 

ITINERARY

Day 01: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj 55min flight

We take Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1hr Flight in the late afternoon as far as possible. Nepalgunj is the business centre for the mid and western region of Nepal.

Day 02: Nepalgunj to Juphal 35 min flight then trek to Dunai (2140 m). 3hrs.

Morning flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2475 m) takes nearly

35min. The flight will be enjoyable if the weather is clear you can have a good mountain sightseeing. After landing in the Juphal airport starts the trek to Dunai. It takes nearly 3hrs. Dunai is the headquarter of the district and we make the final packing for the whole trip.

Day 03: Dunai to Chhepka 6-7hrs.

The trail enters to the Shey Phoksundo National Park after passing Sulighat the entrance of the park area.

The trail goes within the Shey Phoksundo National Park will be pleasant and enjoyable. The trail passes through the wood and small streams.

One can enjoy the bird watching also within this area. We pass through some winter migration places, where the people migrate for the winter.

Day 04: Chhepka to Chunuwar 6-7hrs.

Today the first section of the trail will be through the jungle with slight ascends. There are several streams that make the walk refreshing. When we reach Sumduwa then the trail goes more or less straight. We can see a school on the way the school is providing education to all the villages of around Phoksundo

Day 05: Chunuwar to Phoksundo 4-5 hrs.

Today the trail goes ascending towards the ridge. We can observe the beautiful lake from different angles while going through this trail. There is a view point also on the ridge from where we can observe the Phoksundo water fall. Then the trail goes descending towards the lake through the wood of silver birtch. western nepal trekking trails

Day 06: Rest day in Phoksundo.

Today we explore the area around Ringmo Village and the magnificent Phoksundo Lake. First, we explore around Ringmo Village and head to Tshowa (the lake-shore Bon Monastery).

The Gompa nestling a ridge top above Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago. Exploring this culturally rich Bon Monastery is fascinating experience. Then we drop down to Phoksundo Lake along steep-sided cliffs.

The lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise colour and spectacular scenery. Ringmo village, a typical Tibetan village, is scenic view from Phoksundo Lake. There are several monasteries (Gompas ) and Bon-po religious sites at the park and we spend our time visiting some of these.

Day 07: Phoksundo Lake to Sallaghari/ (3630 m). 5-6 hrs.

Today’s trek is probably one of the best trekking days of Dolpo to Mustang Trek. It climbs along the narrow trail cut on a cliff standing vertically straight above Phoksundo Lake.

This treacherously fascinating trail brings us to another side of Today’s trek is probably one of the best trekking days of Dolpo to Mustang Trek. It climbs along the narrow trail cut on a cliff standing vertically straight above Phoksundo Lake.

This treacherously fascinating trail brings us to another side of Phoksundo Lake. This particular part of the trek is like fantasy walk portrayed by a writer in their fiction novels.

To get to the Phoksundo Khola camp on other side of the lake, we slide down for ninety minutes along the beautiful forests. The final part of today’s trek slides up to the beautiful campsite at Sallaghari. Enjoy the night in the camps amongst beautiful pine forest.

Day 08: Sallaghari to Kang-la (Nangdalo) High Camp/ (4717 m). 5-6 hrs.

As the trek begins we ascend up the narrow defile of Tuk Kyaksa River. The trail switches to opposite side of the river several times. Soon we arrive to a place where the rapids of the river are calmer. We cross the bridge over the river at that point.

Thirty minutes of walk after the bridge, we come across the wide valley followed by two hours of walk along the canyon brings us the potential campsite. A walk for a while further reaches to the massive rock slab, which is Kang La/Nangdala Base Camp- our campsite for the night.

Day 09: Nangdalo Pass High Camp to Shey gompa 6-7hrs.

Today we trek to the fabled Shey Gompa and the nearby 'Crystal Mountain', the most sacred peak in Dolpo which Dolpo pilgrims circumambulate each summer before the harvest. We are now entering the real Dolpo, and to enter into this mystical land we have to cross the Kangla/Nangdala pass .

The trek to the top of Kang La/Nangdala Pass is along the graveled trail uphill for three continuous hours. However, all the efforts put to come up to the top of the pass rewards us with wonderful views.

The eye feast views from the Kang La Pass includes Cyrstal Mountain, the mountains in Tibetan territory and the mesmerizing landscapes of Dolpo. We also have views of the peaks Shey Shikkar and Kang Chunne, both just over 6000 meters, before descending steeply down to the valley floor and along the river.

A red chorten marks the entrance to Shey. Every Dragon year according to the Tibetan calendar that comes in every 12 years there occurs a grand festival. People from different places and countries come to join this festival. We camp for the night.

Day 10: Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa/ (4360 m) 5-6 hrs.

Today we will explore Shey Gompa. It is said to be about 800 years old monastery, with murals inside and an ancient scroll describing the mythology behind the Crystal Mountain. The monastery is locally known as Shelri Sumdho Gompa.

Shey Festival, the summer festival observed by the people of Dolpo with huge enthusiasm is hosted at Shey Gompa. Peter Mattheissen wrote quite a lot about his stay in Shey in 'The Snow Leopard', and it was shown in Eric Valli’s movie ‘Caravan' as Thinley's son's gompa. After the exploration of Shey Gompa as the trek begins, it follows the trail beside Sephu Khola for almost couple of hours.

The landscapes during this part of the trek are typical Dolpo landscapes- barren and enchanting. Then we begin to climb up towards the top of Shey La Pass, which is almost two hours of hike. The acme of Shey La Pass west of Shey, rewards us with the magnificent views of Mustang to the East, Tibet to the North and Kanjiroba, Kagmara and Riu Dhukta, or the Crystal Mountain, to the West. The final push downhill from the pass, which is almost 2 hours of hike brings us to Namgung. We spend our night at Namgung, a local nomadic herding settlement

Day 11: Namgung to Saldang (3770 m) 5-6 hrs.

Before setting out towards Saldang, we explore the monastery of Namgung set on the flanking cliff. As the trek from Namgong Gompa begins we follow Namga Khola cross pass more summer herding spots and emerge out of spur for a short hike down to Saldang. Saldang is a beautiful village with lots of dry land surrounded hills. Amchi tradition and Buddhism in Dolpo thrives here at Saldang. We'll get a chance to visit some local houses, drink some salt butter tea or chhyang (Tibetan barley beer) and sample the local fare at Saldang.

Day 12: Saldang day hike to Yangjer Gompa

Today we will have a day hike after early breakfast to Yanjer the richest monastery of this region. We will have packed lunch and will come back to Saldang for the night stop after the exploration of the monastery.

Day 13: Saldang to Khoma. (4200 m) 4-5 hrs.

Today we trek for six hours and reach the village of Komash. Initially, the trail follows the Saldang Lek along the Rapyha Khola to the barren hillside. Exiting out to the elevated ridge of almost 4500m, the trail descends down steeply to Komash Village a village which bears similarity to a Tibetan village. Overnight in tents at Komash.

Day 14: Khoma to Shimen 4-5 hrs.

As we trek from Komash village we may sight some endangered animals like snow leopard or Blue sheep. On the way we pass small villages. The landscapes in the vicinity is full of highland deserts with few shrub like vegetation. After almost five hours of comfortable hike we arrive to Shimen. Overnight in the tented camps at Shimen.

Day 15: Shimen to Tinje 5-6 hrs.

Today the trail goes by the side of Panjyang Khola. There are some villages and gompas on the way to Tinje. Tinje is a very beautiful valley. There is a natural air strip where once a British aircraft had landed and taken off.

Day 16: Tinje gaon to Rapka/ (4535 m). 5-6 hrs.

Leaving this beautiful valley the trail leads you to Rapka for the night camp.

Day 17: Rapka to Chharka/ (4302 m) 6-7 hrs.

From Rapka the next night stop will be in Chharka Crossing Chharka La / Mola pass - (5030m). Here you can observe the Bon Gompa too.

Day 19: Chharka – Tulshikhola Bhedakharka (4450 m) 3-4 hrs.

Today also the trail goes straight by the side river Tulshi. Chharka is the last village of Dolpo while going this route. The trail goes through open land. We will make the camp tonight at Tulshi Khola.

Day 19: Tulshikhola – Yak Kharka (5100 m) 4-5 hrs.

Again the trail goes by the side of the river in open space. We can see some rocks on the sideways. There will be several small trails so we need an experience person to find the right trail. The place where we can camp for tonight is Kyarkog (Yak Kharka).

Day 20: Yak Kharka – Chanagar HC (5450 m) 4-5hrs.

Today also the trail is in the open land and can view rocks by the sides. The landscape is open and wide. We find several stone piles that shows the trail. At last we reach the high camp to settle down for the night. We can view some mountain peaks from this high camp.

Day 21: Chanagar HC – Tsopgo (5365 m) 5-6 hrs.

Today we will have to cross the pass Chanagarla (Syap la) 5665m. After walking for two hours from high camp we reach this and crossing the pass we walk on the rocky trail till another pass for near about an hour. We can view the lake Tsopgo from this second pass. Then the trail slightly descending towards Tsopgo walking around three and half hour we reach the lake Tsopgo where we camp for the night.

Day 22: Tsopgo – Kekyap Phedi (5000 m) 4-5 hrs.

Again following the rocky trail in the open we reach at a river and crossing the river the trail goes descending towards Kekyap Phedi. There are some pastures on the trail

Day 23: Kekyap Phedi – High Camp (5350 m) 5-6 hrs.

From Kekyap Phedi the trail goes uphill and the trail is rocky and cannot see any fixed trail. We should follow the stone piles to find the right trail. Still we need an experienced guide to find the path. After crossing Kekyap La (5600m) we reach the high camp for the night rest.

Day 24: High Camp – Lo Manthang (3910 m) 5-6 hrs.

From the high camp the trail descends where there are some yak kharkas on the way. At last we reach Lo Manthang capital of Mutang. Then onwards the trek can be done in teahouse basis too.

Day 25: Lo Manthang – Exploration

A free day in Lo-manthang is never more. The village with 150 houses is the home to many monks. While exploring the untouched territory since the 14th century, we explore four major temples of the fabled walled city.

Champak Leaking, one of the major temples comprises a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as the elaborated mandala paintings on the walls. The grand palace in the center of the town is the home of royals. Explore the town properly so that you wont miss any highlights of Upper Mustang.

Day 26: Lo-Manthang

Visit to the villages (Garphu, Dhuk, Barcha, Nenyul).

Day 27: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3820 m) 5-6 hrs.

The trail from Lomanthang to Dhakmar is moderate with slight up and down. You can find some stupas on the way. You will reach Ghar Gompa from where you can see some villages like Marnag, Charng, etc.

Day 28: Dhakmar too Syangboche (3800 m) 5-6 hrs.

The trail goes sometimes off the road and sometimes through road. We go through Ghami and will have the lunch at Jhaite and continue walking through some cluster of houses. We can observe some stupas on the way.

Day 29: Syangboche – Chhuksang (2980 m) 6-7 hrs.

From Syangboche there two trails one goes through Chungsi cave and another one goes through the road. If you take the first trail then we can observe the cave. Then there are some cattle shades on the way and we will reach to Samar. We take our food at Samar again the trail divides in two. One goes towards Ghyakat and another one goes through the road then we reach Chele. After crossing the river we reach Chhuksang.

Day 30: Chhuksang to Jomsom/ (2720 m) via Kagbeni/ (2810 m) 5-6 hrs..

The walk to Jomsom via kagbeni will be enjoyable, you can get some teashops on the way.

Day 31: Jomsom/Pokhara morning flight same day afternoon Kathmandu flight.

We take Jomsom/Pokhara morning flight and same day afternoon flight to Kathmandu.

COST INCLUDE / EXCLUDE

INCLUDE

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

EXCLUDE

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip


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