Dolpo Mustang Trek

Upper Dolpo Mustang trek connects two high altitude unexplored sacred, isolated and barren areas of Nepal, Dolpo and Mustang. The both the destination are restricted areas and require special permits and licensed guide to trek this mysterious mythical world. Free individual trekking is not allowed in this area. Just for the information Dolpa was the location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya and more recently for the German documentary Dolpo Tulku. Long walking distance, rocky trail, steep climb and desend makes Dolpo Mustang Trek one of the tough camping trekking destinations therefore requires demanding physical potentials to coverup this trek.

Dolpo is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpa District of western Nepal, bordered in the north by China. The Dolpo are generally adherents of Bon, a religion whose origins pre-Buddhism. The remote region has preserved its Tibetan culture in relatively pure form, making it attractive to Westerners. Dolpa was the location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film Himalaya and more recently for the German documentary Dolpo Tulku. In spite of the near inaccessibility of the region and tourism restrictions for the more remote parts, Dolpa is a popular destination for trekking tourism.

Dolpo is enclosed with the numerous Himalayas of the giant Dhaulagiri, which is close to the boundary of Tibet, far-off region filled with delightful Himalayan Forest, soaring Kagmara Pass 5106m, undiscovered natural lake, beautiful hills, valleys, amazing ethnical people, culture, and numerous high pass and long trekking journey. We can observe people working their fields, sowing and harvesting barley and potatoes, and driving yaks and goats to plough the field. During the trip one can experience very basic civilization away from the modern world, living very traditional life practicing religious norms and values. Best time of the year for Dolpo Mustang trek is monsoon season because it is rain shadow area due to its geographical location i.e., behind the high Himalayan range. During winter season lots of snow.


Standard Itinenary

Dolpo Mustang Trek Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival at Kathmandu airport

As you land on Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Nepal Trek with a proper greeting. Then, afterward, you will be transferred to hotel where you will learn the detailed itinerary. We can change the set itinerary as per your feasibility. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the second day, you will move to know the Kathmandu valley through the mode of sightseeing after breakfast. As a part of seeing the site, you will visit in Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath which are listed in the World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath is the symbol of Hinduism where as Bouddhanath represents the Buddhism even though people visit each other with great respect. Then, you will return to the hotel. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 03:

Flight to Nepalgunj

On the third day of trekking, you will wake up and will transfer to the airport from where you will take a flight to Nepalgunj. After turning up to Nepalgunj taking some rest you will set out to visit the religious and famous temple of Nepalgunj along with some bazaars. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 04:

Flight to Juphal and trek to Dunai 2150m 3 ½ hrs

Spending the gratifying night at Nepaljung you will take another 45 minutes of flight to Juphal 2320m which is positioned over the high Himalayas, allowing for Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. From Juphal again you will walk for 3 and half an hour towards the camp site at Dunai 2850m. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 05:

Trek to Chhepka 2600m 5-6 hrs

Continuing the trek from Dunai you will head to Chhepka which is situated at an elevation of 2600m and it consumes 5 to 6 hours. With that duration, you can walk peacefully without any hurry. Stay overnight in tented camp

Day 06:

Trek to Sumdo 3000m 3-4 hrs

Heading ahead from Chhepka will take you to Sumdo which is positioned at an elevation of 3000m. Sumdo is a beautiful place where you can experience the love and respect among the villagers. You will trek for 3 to 4 hours of a short stroll. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 07:

Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake 3738m 3-4 hrs

Today the route moves to let you free on the border so that you can view the distant examination of Phoksundo Lake and an impressive lofty waterfall, which is supposed as the highest in Nepal. Spending some time at Phoksundo Lake you can see the enormous sights. To end the stroll downward through the forests to the imminent move will take you to Phoksundo Khola and then to Phoksundo Lake 3738m. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 08:

Rest day and excursion

This is the day to take some rest. It has its own meaning in order to take on the innovative environs as well as to reinforce the muscles. Resting does not now understand staying motionless. Here, you will stir out from the camp and will make out the sights in a unique environment. You will too visit lakes, a village including Bonba Monastery. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 09:

Trek to Bagala High Camp 4921m 6-7 hrs

Taking sufficient rest on this day you will start to trek Bagala High Camp which is to be found at an elevation of 4921m. Trekking to this camp is listed as one of the long treks of this trek. Arriving in Bagala High Camp you will set your camp for tonight. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 10:

Trek to Bagala Pass 5214m and trek down to Numa La Phedi 4800m 7-8 hrs

Bagala Pass positioned at 5214m is a beautiful pass with stunning ice giants, pastureland, dense forests, and temples. From Bagala Pass you will trek downward by heading towards Numa La Phedi which is again to be found at the altitude of 4800m. You will walk from 7 to 8 hours of trek. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 11:

Trek to Numula Pass 5238m and trek down to Numula Base Camp 4600m 7-8 hrs

After walking an extensive walk the trek demands another extensive walk when you set out from Numa La Phedi to Numu La Pass covering the height of 5238m. It is the way prior to reaching Numla Base Camp. Arriving Numla Base Camp you will explore the base camp. You will stroll for 7 to 8 hours. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 12:

Trek to Dhotarap 3944m 6-7 hrs

Today the duration of trekking hours is less than the previous one. Here, you will head from Numula Base Camp to Dhotarap which is placed at the height of 3944m. It consumes 6 to 7 hours in order to accomplish the trek. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 13:

Trek to Dharo Gump 4326m 5-6 hrs

Again taking ascend from Dhotarap you will scale up to higher and it will take you to Dharo Gump. Dhara Gump is positioned at an elevation of 4326m and it takes 5 to 6 hours in accomplishing the trek. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 14:

Trek to Charkala Pass 5365m trek down to Chhorkabot 4480m 7-8 hrs

Charkala Pass is our target for today so after preparing you will mount towards it covering the height of 5365m. Then, you will trek downward to Chhorkabot which covers 4480m altitude. Again this is another long day where you will stroll for 7 to 8 hours. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 15:

Trek to Norbung 4750m 7-8 hrs

Scaling for height altitude you will set into motion after you depart from Chhorkabot. Till here the trekking trail is somehow easy but you need to pay more attention while walking. Today you will be viewing the settlement along with the landscapes closely. Walking for 7 to 8 hours will make the trek done for today. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 16:

Trek to Newar, Thuchela, Sangda Pass and trek down to Sanda Phedi 4190m 7-8 hrs

On the following day, you will set out to trek Newar, Thuchela, Sangda Pass after taking breakfast. At first, you will take leave from Norbung and then head towards these destinations. You will feel good while trekking into such rugged trails. Then, after some time you will trek down to Sanda Phdi. The total trekking duration will last for 7 to 8 hours. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 17:

Trek to Sangda Dada 4622m 4-5 hrs

On the following day, you will take an ascend to Sangda Dada which is to be found at an elevation of 4622m by taking 4 to 5 hours of time frame. AT times you will follow the downward movement and then upward move. So, there is no fixed trekking trail for this day. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 18:

Trek to Phalayak 3175m 6-7 hrs

Taking a downhill from Sangda Dada today you will start to trek Phalayak which is positioned at an elevation of 3175m. The total duration of the trekking consumes 6 to 7 hours. You will find the trek as a unique one. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 19:

Trek to Jomsom 2720m 3 hrs

Trekking into the lower part of graceful world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge. Walking forward, you will move all along to the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley. You will get pleasure from the eye-catching sceneries of Nilgiri Mountain. Afterward, you will turn up to Jomsom with numerous upwards and downwards and it takes 3 hours. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 20:

Flight to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner

Taking breakfast you will drive to the airport to catch a flight to Pokhara and from Pokhara, you will go for a scenic drive to Kathmandu after spending a beautiful time in Pokhara. This will be the joyous adventurous journey. Arriving in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy the comfortable bed. In the evening you will return to hotel completing the short sightseeing to take part in farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 21:

Departure

Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination. Our representative will drop you to airport for your further destination. 

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes :

6 Times airport pick up and drops (domestic and international) Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a standard private vehicle.

3 Times food per day during the trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including tea or coffee

3 Night 3* star label hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan (on twin sharing basis)

1 Night Hotel in Nepalgunj diner and breakfast plan

Sightseeing in world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with private vehicle and experienced cultural guide 

 Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/Juphal/Jomsom/Pokhra

Staffs transportation Kathmandu /Juphal /Jomsom/Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu 200 km by tourist bus guest and guide (optional: flight to Kathmandu or private vehicle if guest required)

Twin sharing accommodation during the trek (according to programs Tent/Tea house/lodge)

All camping equipment's two man tent north face kitchen tent dining tent toilet tent chair mattress kitchen equipment including kitchen and camping staffs etc.  

Experienced English speaking local guide (Trained and license holder by government of Nepal) others language as per the participants preference

Necessary Porters during the trek

All Government local tax Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Shey Phoksundo National park entry permit and TIMS card)

 Dolpo restricted area permits

First aid and equipment for porter for the extreme adventure route

Guide and porter salary as per the company policy and government rules

Duffel bag during trek

Company t-shirt

Route map

Staffs medical insurance during the trek


Cost Excludes :

Participants trekking equipment and any type of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverage, phone, battery charging, hot shower, hot/mineral water and laundry.

Emergency rescue and travel Insurance (most required factor in high altitude trek)

Trip cancellation cost, loss, damage and personal effects.

Entrance fees for temples, monastery and museum during sightseeing and during trekking.

Tips and gratuities for staffs.

Additional overnight stay cost at any place (due to any reason) except for mentioned itinerary.



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Based on 69 Reviews

Jessica D

2022-07-22

Himalayan Nepal Trek is a very professional company with a great price point. Their service is top notch and the company owner, guides, and porters will go above and beyond for their clients. They made sure we had everything sorted before arriving in Nepal and cared for us for the duration of the stay in Nepal. They answered any questions or concerns we had. They have many connections and can assist with any need from finding things to buy or even getting a medical evacuation from the mountain. I highly recommend using Himalayan Nepal Trek and planing your trip directly with Mr. Gopal. Gajen was a fantastic mountain guide. Bijay is also a great tour guide for any city adventures and sight seeing. I used this company for Everest Basecamp in 2014 and again for Annapurna in 2022.

Alastair H

2022-07-21

Amazing trekking experience on the Annapurna circuit. I had a great trekking experience across the Annapurna circuit. My guide (gajen) and Porter (Pasang) were great and I learnt a lot from both of them about Nepal /trekking from my time with them. I would thoroughly recommend the Himalayan Trekking Company as they really care about their clients and go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your trip and Nepal!

Maurizio Novel...

2022-05-24

Very good experience with Himalayan Nepal Trek in a remote area of Nepal: Kanchenjunga north BC and Dromo Ri 6121m. The professional service we got to undertake this expedition has been very good. In particular we can point out the good support of the guides (really professional) and we appreciated the full and flexible organization.

MK Iyer

2022-08-10

Everest view trek to Teng Boche on the EBC. Out of the world views. Excellent trekking Company. Took care of all the details. 6 day Teng Boche trip was very well organized. The tea houses we stayed in were all very clean and the food was good. Our guide and porter were excellent. Very patient and took care of us on all six days. Jangpo, our guide was a very experienced Sherpa, having climbed many of the top peaks, including Everest, multiple times. Being a Monsoon Trek, we were a bit worried about rain and its effects on the trail. But as Gopal, the owner, had predicted we had a few patchy showers, but mostly glorious sunshine and greenery every where. There was a weather issue at Lukla on our return with low clouds preventing air travel. Both Gopal, in Kathmandu, and our guide with us in Lukla, coordinated very well and ensured that we were on the first flight out without any delay, especially since the flights had been fully cancelled the previous day and the first couple of flights on the day of our return as well. Ours was the only flight of the day, and we were so glad that we were able to be on it.We will definitely recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek and are already planning our next trip to the Ama Dablam base camp for next year with this Company.

John E

2022-04-01

Excellent organization that ensured we could enjoy the trekking and the views. This included everything from cups of tea to flights. Our guide was a highly experienced professional who shared his knowledge of the mountains. All we had to do was trek!

Steffen

2019-09-01

Mr Shresta went out of his way to put together a custom itinerary for me that included hiking the foothills of Annapurna, going up the Lower Mustang & Muktinath, and then all the way down to Chitwan National Park over the course of roughly two weeks at an amazingly budget friendly price.

All along the way, he successfully organized everything, and his extremely experienced guide made sure to take us off the beaten path and allowed me to see amazing spots that everyone else just walked past.

MelMel

2019-08-06

WOW! This trip was an incredible experience and exceptional because of Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company! We were 2 women over 50 years that were part of a larger group that was going to EBC - but we had chosen to do our 'own thing' and stay around 4,000m - and trek to villages around Namche (included Thamo and Thame, Kumjung, Pangboche) and then trek to meet our friends after their successful trek to EBC. Gopal with Himalayan Nepal Trek made this happen for us - he is an excellent communicator and he considered all our input and put together a great plan that we felt confident before we left on our journey! On our trek, we were well matched with our guide Mingmar and porter Manouj who were excellent! We trekked less travelled trails, and went to Monasteries, schools, a hospital, and immersed in culture! We trekked as a larger group for 6 days with Head Guide Temba - who was exceptional. Gopal pays attention to all the details - communication prior to the trip, meeting us at the airport at Kathmandu, and ensuring we had everything we needed; and when we were trekking - he was in communication with our guides. Don't hesitate to contact Himalayan Nepal Trek to share what your goal, dream or what you want your experience to be - I have no doubt that Himalayan Nepal Trek can make this a reality!

Jeffrey Hall

2019-08-05

Visiting Everest Base Camp and participating in a semi-technical climb in the Himalayas has been a long time goal of mine. After gettting into contact with Gopal, he reccomended I do the EBC Trek and Island Peak cimb. Since I was crunched for time and could only take 19 days off of work, Gopal tailored the itinerary with enough flexibility to achieve both objectives. The logistics and transportation upon arrival was clearly planned out. He was able to answer all the questions I had and gave reassurrance that the trip would be a success.


A success it was, completing everything on the itinerary (and more). My personnal guide Domi and porter Lhapa were both excellent. They gave me a unique introspective to the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa family. Since I went solo, the three of us were limited only by my pace and capabiity. I did experience symptoms of altitude sickness, but this was my own doing as I did not properly pace myself going up. I saw a lot of people get evacuated due to altitude sickness at the higher camps, but if you take it slow and listen to your guides your should have no problem getting to EBC.


If you want to climb Island Peak, doing the EBC Trek is a great way to get acclimatized in a relatively short period of time. The climb itself was not hard, but did take all day to accomplish. We had the mountain to ourselfs which truly made it a memorable experience (no lines waiting on people). We crossed and climbed 8 ladders over glaciers which was a new experience for me. Domi paid careful attention the entire time, and I did not question my safety once while I was with him.


All in all, the trip was well worth the money spent. Customers/future trekkers should remember to stay flexible as weather, transportation, personal fitness, and altitude accimitization can alter the planned itinerary. Would highly reccomend this agency to those who wish to expericence the Khumbu valley from a local persective!

yvesauprix

2020-03-04

Trek in the Langtang Valley

I did a wonderful trek in the Langtang Valley with Himalayan Nepal Trek P. Ltd. Friends of mine recommended this company and i understand why. I dealt with the owner, Mr. Gopal, to organize my trip and he made things simple and easy. I was warmly greeted at the Kathmandu airport and things went smoothly from there. Special thanks to my guide and my porter, Gajendra and Gelu, who made sure i had a good and safe trip. They proved also very knowledgeable of the features of the Valley and its people.

If you choose this company, you will have a great trek.

Yves

Eric M

2019-07-18

Trek to Basecamp Via Cho La Pass

In April / May of this year 7 of us from Nova Scotia Canada used Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company to hike to Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal. The overall experience with this company was extremely positive. I found them well organized and very experienced in delivering a positive and successful excursion. We had a complicated ask for an itinerary with two of us staying at lower altitudes and 5 of us heading for basecamp. Gopal, our main contact, developed and delivered an itinerary that worked well for both groups. All logistics were handled very efficiently and professionally.

The trek itself was led by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure all were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added things like a picnic at basecamp with his brother. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. by the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba.

This is my second time using Himalayan Nepal Trek and this trip was even better than my first. I highly recommend this company for any trek you may be considering in Nepal and Tibet. They gave us a fun and successful excursion that delivered good value.

art m

2019-07-09

Base Camp Trek

I highly recommend this company for trekking. We did a 15-day hike to base camp with Temba as our guide. We were a group of mostly 60 years and over. Temba set a very good, steady, pace that we could all maintain . He watched each of us closely to make sure we ate properly and did not get altitude sickness. (None of us got altitude sickness, although we meet many people in other groups who did)

Temba is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, experienced guide. He has summited mount Everest four times and participated in high altitude mountain rescues. He has also climbed many of the other mountains in the region.

I do not think there is a better guide on the mountain.

Gopal was our contact for organizing all the details of the Trek. He made sure everything was was booked and ready to go when we arrived. He is very organized and has been setting up treks for years. He was in constant contact with us and answered all our pre arrival questions quickly and concisely. He took very good care of us in Kathmandu before and after the trek, inviting to his home for a pre hike meal, meeting us at the airport ,etc.

This is a well-organized, friendly, local company. I recommend them with no hesitation nor reservations.

Art.

pranavana

2019-06-26

Everest Base Camp with Best hands

Me and two of my friends from Sri Lanka did Everest Base camp in April 2019 with Himalayan Nepal Trek. Mr. Gopal handled this tour arrangement with high accuracy and no mistakes. He gave a tour guide Mr Indra, from my heart he has become a family member to travel with and took care of us very perfectly just like Mr. Gopal's perfectness. We have done all what we can do in a EBC tour and more than also i believe. I highly recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek to do the EBC tracking also Mr. Indra as a guide personally. I also got a chance to meet all their guide on the hiking duration all are so good and fun.

Papadie

2019-06-24

I spend 3 weeks in Nepal. Our guide was Temba. He is a very good guide. He is very kind, organized, answered all the questions regarding Nepal and he paid attention at every person needs.

Aloke S

2019-06-02

Personalized Attention to Detail

My friend John and I did the Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lake trek last year 2018 in Oct/Nov and Gopal, the owner of Himalayan Nepal Trek, greeted us personally on arrival and ensured we were comfortably ensconced in our hotel in Kathmandu. He also accompanied us while John shopped for some trekking items in Thamel, like down jackets and sleeping bags etc. After we had completed EBC at Gorakshep we had to reconsider our route to Gokyo as John had had some altitude issues. Gopal immediately advised our guide via phone from Kathmandu to reroute us via Phortse to Gokyo and this single decision provided us with the most enjoyable section of the trek! Gopal also organized our excursion to Chitwan after the trek. I would not hesitate to use Gopal's services if I was to return to Nepal for another trek!

Hemrajshetty

2014-05-04

Everest Basecamp Trek

Our trek from Kathmandu to Everest Basecamp, Kala Pathar and Island Peak and back to Kathmandu was arranged by Himalayan Nepal Trek P LTD.

The entire expedition was very well arranged right from the airport pick up to various logistics including arrangements at various locations including stay at night at various guest houses.

Our guide and porter ensured that our safety and comfort was well taken care of.

Gopal Shreshta the owner of the trekking company personally tracked and followed up to ensure everything was going well.

I would highly recommend this company for to anyone interested in travelling to Nepal

Tohmatohs

2019-04-28

Amazing 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

We had an amazing trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. The actual trek took about 11-12 days, and we experienced all kinds of weather. Throughout the trek, our guide, Indra and the porters took really good care of us. One of the porters, Kumar, always went the extra mile and always helped Indra to ensure that we were well taken care of. Indra is a humorous guide and we had fun while trekking or chilling out at the lodges. His sharing sessions gave us valuable insights to the Everest region, and we brought back more than just photos and memories.

Appreciate the help by Tembar when we were planning for the trek, and we would love to be back to do another one!

Cheers,

Yi Hui

karbor55

2019-04-21

Wonderful trek! The tricky bridges over the furious streams, the dark forests and the deep gorges, the glaciers, many Kham forts and monasteries, the desert and mineral landscapes, Himlung Himal base camp, the many blue sheeps and yaks and goats give a life-time memory. The Kang La was under snow but we re-planned the itinerary towards Tilicho Tal which was, in all its most pure whiteness, the icing on the cake. Thank you to Mr Gopal and his team!

mylee_sgkmf

2018-06-02

Gokyo-Ri Trek

Back in January 2018, my girlfriend and I had the idea to celebrate my 30th birthday in the mountains. I approached Temba to plan the trip and like what I imaged, it is the most amazing birthday on the peak of Gokyo-Ri. The trek was very well organised. I feel safe trekking with Temba and Temba have become a true and good friend of ours. I will definitely recommend all my friends to trek with Temba / Himalayan Nepal Trek

FannZX

2018-06-26

Amazing trip of our lifetime, with the best guide ever

We had the trip of our lifetime, with the best Sherpa guide ever! We had a 10 days trek to Gokyo Ri, in the Everest region. Our guide, Temba Sherpa was the best guide that we could have asked for. We were shown with great hospitality the moment we touched down into Kathmandu airport.

Temba is extremely knowledgeable about the many peaks in the region and the world. He is also a very experienced trekker and mountaineer, having trekked through many of the routes several times in his 20 over years of experience, and also having reached the summits of many mountains, such as summitting Mount Everest three times so far.

Temba is also very organised and resourceful, ensuring that we had the best accommodation and food throughout the trek, and also ensuring that we had the first flights in and out of Lukla. He is also detail-oriented and pays great attention to our health and welfare throughout the trek.

Our trip was amazing, and we loved the Gokyo Ri trek, whereby we were able to appreciate the grandeur of Mount Everest amidst its surrounding peaks. We were blessed with great weather, and an amazing guide who made the entire trip such a pleasant and memorable experience.

We will definitely go back to Nepal soon, and will definitely trek with Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek when we are back again. I would strongly recommend Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek to anyone who wishes to do a trek in Nepal.

abbyhnyman

2018-08-05

Amazing Guide

Had a great time! Our guide Indra was very kind, knowledgable and patient. We felt very welcome and safe traveling with him and any and all questions were answered with a smile. His son Sushil accompanied us as well and he was also very nice and great to have with us. The guest houses we stayed at were great and had all basic amenities you would need. The area was enchanting, the people were welcoming, and the views were amazing.

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