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Dolpo Mustang Trekking

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“So close yet the cultural difference so huge. The people of high Dolpo still practices the nomadic lifestyle whereas, the people of Mustang practiced and enjoyed luxury even in the past because of living in the village that situated in the famous silk route.”

Legend has it that the revered Buddhist saint, Guru Rimpoche, who spread Tibetan Buddhism throughout the Himalayas, discovered this hidden land over 1700 years ago. This land, also called “beyul” or refuge has been inhabited by Tibetan nomads, called Drokpas, for over a thousand years. It has remained isolated, due to its remote location and has only been open for trekking and tourism since 1989. One of the highest inhabited places on earth, Dolpo is also still a stronghold of the pre-Buddhist, Bon Po religion. It is a high, mountainous region of fortified villages, ‘dzongs’ and many high passes.

We pass through many ancient monasteries and highland villages and wonderful natural scenery as we make our way to Phoksundo Lake and the fabled Shey Gompa. We explore alpine meadows and exotic villages in Upper Dolpo which has kept Bhoriya culture alive. We also get to experience Thakkali culture in Mustang.

The most interesting factor of this trek is that we get to witness the cultural difference of the people of different regions, had centuries ago. Dolpo the high mountainous settlement holds the nomads that migrated to the region ages ago. Similarly the people of Mustang also called Lopas also migrated from Tibet almost during the same time. Still the contrast between the people of these two regions in the past and in the recent times is so huge in terms of civilization; it is an interesting discovery.


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 to - Hanke, camp
Day 06: Trek to - Regi, camp
Day 07: Trek to - Ringmo, camp
Day 08: Trek to - Pine Trees, camp
Day 09: Trek to - Ganda La B. C., camp
Day 10: Trek to - Ganda La crossing - Shey, camp
Day 11: Trek to - Namgaon, camp
Day 12: Trek to - Saldang, camp
Day 13: Trek to - Confluence camp
Day 14: Trek to - Cha, camp
Day 15: Trek to - Jengla Phedi, camp
Day 16: Trek to - Tokkyu, camp
Day 17: Trek to - Pang La B. C.
Day 18: Trek to - Pang La crossing - Yak Kharka, camp
Day 19: Trek to - Chharka, camp
Day 20: Trek to - Sangda La B. C.
Day 21: Trek to - Sangda La Crossing - Kok La camp
Day 22: Trek to - Sangda, camp
Day 23: Trek to - Phalegaon, camp
Day 24: Trek to - 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.

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 to - Hanke, camp
Day 06: Trek to - Regi, camp
Day 07: Trek to - Ringmo, camp
Day 08: Trek to - Pine Trees, camp
Day 09: Trek to - Ganda La B. C., camp
Day 10: Trek to - Ganda La crossing - Shey, camp
Day 11: Trek to - Namgaon, camp
Day 12: Trek to - Saldang, camp
Day 13: Trek to - Confluence camp
Day 14: Trek to - Cha, camp
Day 15: Trek to - Jengla Phedi, camp
Day 16: Trek to - Tokkyu, camp
Day 17: Trek to - Pang La B. C.
Day 18: Trek to - Pang La crossing - Yak Kharka, camp
Day 19: Trek to - Chharka, camp
Day 20: Trek to - Sangda La B. C.
Day 21: Trek to - Sangda La Crossing - Kok La camp
Day 22: Trek to - Sangda, camp
Day 23: Trek to - Phalegaon, camp
Day 24: Trek to - 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.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights allround 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 27 Days
Accomodation: Tenting
Seasons : June/ July / August/ September
Type: Moderate / challenging
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 05-15
Starts From : Juphal
Ends at : Jomsom

Trip Highlights

panoramic landscapes 

Client Review


Posted By Jasmin G The best guide and Trekking company in Nepal!
I was lucky to meet Ganesh when I was traveling in Nepal in October 2017. I went on the Annapurna Basecamp trekking with him and his porter Noresh for 11 days. Before we started the trek I had a lot of questions and Ganesh would always answer all of them patientely and immediately. We met 1 day before the trek and all the questions were answered and we were ready to go. Everything was well organized and also during the trek everything was perfect.... Read More

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