Dolpo Mustang Trek

Daily Tour 28 days
Mustang, Nepal Nepal

This trek starts from Dolpo and ends at Jomsom. Dolpo is the biggest district among. It is famous in the world with the movie “Caravan” whose shooting has taken in this place. Dolpo is a very big place to see the landscape. The Shey-Phoksundo National Park also lies in this region.

While proceeding along the trek you can see a no of mountains and a number of vegetation all along. Dolpo Mustang route is very new and very good route to trek in which have lots of capacity to get flourish.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, we will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure & Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 02: Kathmandu (1300 m) Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation Day
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day. Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj
To get to Dolpa, generally you have to fly to Nepalgunj first. Nepalgunj is a steaming hot city in South Western Nepal, in the lowlands of Terai, close to the Indian border, which is just 8 km away. Culturally the areas more resemble India than upland Nepal. Take a cycle rikshaw for a ride in town. You pass the hustle and bustle of the bazaar and see horse carts full of colorful people going to or coming from the Indian border. The Bageshowri temple is one of Nepal’s most important Hindu temples and is worth a visit as well. Overnight at Hotel on full board.

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,475m) and trek to Dunai (2,140m 3 hrs
After an early breakfast, we take a morning flight to Jhupal. The 45minutes flight over the high mountains brings you at Jhupal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jhupal our trekking staffs will receive you. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking about 3 hours to camp at Dunai. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. We stay overnight here in camp.

Day 05: Dunai Trek to  Chepka (2660 m)
It takes a bit more time for the first day of adventure to set up the baggage. Towards Shulighat, the entry point of Shey Phoksundo National Park, we take the left direction along the Bheri Bridge. The trail passes through several small villages along the Phoksundo Khola to Chhepka.

Day 06: Chepka Trek  to Amchi Khola (3110 m)
The trail gradually goes up over the forest alongside the valley. The path follows some small ups and downs; you must cross the river across small bridges leading you to Raichi for lunch. About 30-minutes later, there’s a dramatic moment at some stage between Raichi and Chunuwar, where two distinctly different rivers converge into one Phoksundo river. Then we go to Chunuwar continuously.

Day 07: Amchi Khola Trek to Ringmo (3660 m)
For the first three hours, the trek goes steeply uphill. There is little vegetation, and hills in the dry season are very dusty. Once we arrive at the site, we see Nepal’s highest waterfall with 107 meters in height, beautiful scenery around hills. We will get the first sight of Phoksundo lake ten minutes up from the viewpoint. The trail then goes down to the small village of Ringmo gradually through the pine forest.

Day 08: Ringmo Trek to Sallaghari (3650 m)
As we leave our campsite, which is the border between Lower and Upper Dolpo. We enter the Upper Dolpo and follow the trail Oscar-nominated film HIMALAYA, directed by Eric Valli. The path is a salt trading route between Tibetans and Dolpo people. The twisting trail reflects more lake adventures. When we reach a height of 4085 meters, then we descend through the dense jungle and climb up to open valley with a spectacular view of the 6612-meters high Kanjirowa Himal. Then we reach a beautiful campsite.

Day 09: Sallaghari  Trek to Khang La Base Camp (4625 m)
We have a long climb with often no trace as we pursue up the steep-sided valley, pass some pasture areas, and cross several streams on the side. Shortly after that, the valley fills with an open birch and rose-bud trees and then narrows. We turn right into the first small intersecting valley (the trail is easy to miss, so stay with the group) that follows a rocky river to our camping site. As we ascend, the landscape becomes slowly barren, and the gorgeous Himalayan birches seem in the distance. Finally, a couple of grueling hours later, we reach our’ high’ camp, which was named Snowfields Camp by Matthiessen. The camp is underneath the pass, which takes us to Inner Dolpo.

Day 10: Cross Kang la Trek to Shey Gompa (4375 m)
For the first two and half hours, the trail is steeply inclined over Sandy Mountain to Kang-La with an elevation of 5350 meters. The feet slid at each step, and at this point, altitude sickness can take hold. After about 4 hours of walking down the hill from the pass, we arrive at Shey Gompa.

Day 11: Namgung (4430 m) via Shey – La Pass (5000 m)
Shey Gompa marks the intersection of numerous trails that were once used by the old salt trading caravans and today by trekkers. Keep hiking to Shey-la (or Gela) — another pass located at 5000 meters that offers a stunning panorama of the Dolpo landscape. Descend steeply from Shey-la to Numagung (4400 meters). Namgung is an enchanting village with a continual building structure in a triangle of land at the junction of a deep-cut canyon with a wider stream valley but with a beautiful valley layout east to west. Namgung is a particularly important settlement as the home of the historic Numagung Monastery — one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in upper Dolpo.

Day 12: Saldang (3980 m)
Today is a short but mighty day along the high trail to Saldang. We leave Namgung with a gradual climb to a hilltop on an easy path, and then continue a gentle downhill slope to reach Saldang at 4046 meters. We camp just above ochre Saldang Gompa, in the midday sun, gold-gilded and sparkling.

Day 13: Khoma Gaon (4100 m)
We continue from Saldang along the quiet paths that lead to Khomasgaon. It went along the broad landscape of dunes and naked hills, through many white-washed villages, long Mani walls, and painted chortens. We traverse the small streams and climb up and down until we reach Khomagaon.

Day 14: Mendo (4000 m)
The trail descends onto the river and follows the river for most of the day. Again, a decent following a climb to the top of a ridge and ends at the green Shimen Valley. A short walk leads to Mendo.

Day 15: Tinje or Tinkyu (4110 m)
Our trek continues today as we move down the off-road trails across Panjyan Khola Gorge. We visit the ancient Pu Gompa before continuing on Tinkyu. The sights of spectacular sceneries and Upper Dolpo’s exclusive culture certainly offer the trekkers enchanting experiences. After a long and pleasant day of trekking, we get to Tinkyu.

Day 16: Trek to Rapka (4535 m)
We move to an old settlement alongside Panjyan Khola and arrive at a river union where we take left-turn tributary Kehein Khola to move across the river’s left bank. Over Kehein Khola, we cross several bridges to reach Rapka, where we camp for the night.

Day 17: Charka Bhot (4110 m)
We’re going from Rapka and walking along a slightly uphill track to Chharka La Pass (5027 m). Upon reaching the top of the pass, we go downhill on the side of the gorge and go down to Chharka Village on Chharka Tulsi Khola’s bank. We will visit Sarchhen Gompa in the center of the scattered village in the evening.

Day 18: Rest Day at Chharka Bhot
Today, we can either explore the village or relax before facing up to the exciting days ahead. We’ll explore the two gompas, Buddhist and Bönpo, which mean Dolpo’s two religions. In case of any postponements, this day could also be used as a buffer.

Day 19:Trek to  Yak Kharka (4780 m)
After breakfast  we climb down to a river and follow the right fork southward, climbing in and out of the side valleys on a rough trail. The valley narrows here and we then step on to a big meadow and walk to our campsite at Yak Kharka.

Day 20: Trekm to Ghok (5100m)
We begin the day by starting our climb to a yak pasture at Molum Sumdo (4860m) and further on to a crest at 5130m. We then traverse across meadows and then make a long, steep final climb to Ghok Pass at 5460m. We will come down the switchbacks to reach our campsite by a stream at 5100m

Day 21: Trek to Sangda village (3710 m)
We climb to a lower Sangda La at 4990m and then descend through loose shale towards the village of Sangda (4190m). We will come down to the Chalung Khola, crossing it at 3750m, and then climb steeply up the opposite bank. A long high traverse leads to a cairn at 4090 meters after which we come to a set of steep switchbacks that descend to a stream at 3580m. We climb up to the compact settlement of Sangda where we will settle for the night. Sangda is a remote village of Gurung Tibetans originally from Mustang. This is blue sheep territory, so be ready with your binoculars!

Day 22: Trek to Phalyak
We start climbing up from Santa to Bhima Lojun La (4460 m), from where we get a fantastic view of the Valley of Kali Gandaki River. We go down through the pitchy of Mustang, observing snow-covered peaks. We wander off the main path and walk steeply down the forest to Phalyak. Phalyak is a beautiful town with an annual archery festival that most of the villages of Mustang and Manag are celebrating.

Day 23: Trek end at Jomsom
A small tributary follows us in Ekle Bhatti to reach the Kali Gandaki River. Afterward, we walk on the flat path along the riverbed to Jomsom, the windy town. We will celebrate together the completion of the trip after we have explored the city. You can then give the staff tips for all their hard work during the trek.

Day 24: Jomsom , Pokhara
This morning we pack our bags and get ready for the exciting mountain scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167mt) and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight at hotel B/B Plan

Day 25: Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will Drive to airport  flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping & evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel B/B.

Day 26 Kathmandu
Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your on wards destination.

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