May 22 - Jun 17, 2019 | Change

Upper Mustang to Dolpo trek (27 days)
Dolpa (Dolpo) Region, Nepal

Highlights: Kagbeni, Chusang (Chuksang), Geling, Charang (Tsarang), Lo Manthang, Chogo La (Marang La), Dhakmar, Khoma, Shey (Sela) La, Nangdalo (Kang) La, and Phoksundo Lake

Difficulty: strenuous
Upper Mustang to Dolpo
Starting at $6,014 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $206 per person for guide's transport
+ $405 per person for specialized guide surcharge
+ $992 per person for expedition porter for trip supplies
+ $220 per person for sat phone
+ $297 per person for camping
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $220 per person for equipment for staff
+ $1,409 per person for permits
+ $1,382 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP, Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit, Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Permit, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, and Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Specialized Guide Surcharge Compensates guide for expertise required for this trek
  • Expedition Porter for Trip Supplies Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
  • Equipment for Staff
  • Guide's Transport
  • Camping Food while camping
  • Sat Phone rental charge with $50 credits
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
Optional Services (Expedition P...)
  • Expedition Porter Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $28 per day per expedition porter

    + $206 per expedition porter for porter's transport (dolpo)
    + $30 per expedition porter for porter's insurance

  • Expedition Tent Rental North Face 4 season 2 person tent
    $7 per day per expedition tent rental
  • Sleeping Bag & Pad Rental
    $3 per day per sleeping bag & pad rental

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

This trek takes in two of the most remote and culturally distinct regions of Nepal joining them via high altitude passes along the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT). Follow the ancient trade route once dominated by the Kingdom of Lo. Few regions offer this spectacular mix of cultural and geographic treasures. The spectacular eroded canyons of the trans-Himalayan landscape are a kaleidoscope of colors set beneath the distant snow-clad peaks of the Annapurna Range. Throughout this arid colorful landscape are the shrines, monasteries, caves and villages built by the devote Buddhist population. The highlight of the region are the monasteries and caves around the fortified walled city of Lo Manthang. Form upper mustang cross the high passes to the west into the Upper Dolpo region. Another region of dotted with ancient Buddist shrines and even more ancient Bon temples and monasteries before coming to the spectacular Phoksundo Lake.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Sangda La (Jungben La) at 5550 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 4.1°C (39°F) and lows down to -8.9°C (16°F) at Sangda La (Jungben La).

Upper Mustang to Dolpo Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed May 22 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

Pokhara
Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $117.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in May.

Jomsom

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 3 hours from Jomsom
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in May.

Kagbeni
Thu May 23 (day 2)

Tangbe (3020 m)

About 3-4 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in May.

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tangbe
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in May.

Chele (3070 m)

About 6-7 hours from Kagbeni or about 1 hour from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.0°C (66°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in May.

Fri May 24 (day 3)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in May.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

About 6 hours from Chele or 3 hours from Samar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in May.

Sat May 25 (day 4)

Geling (3550 m)

About 1-2 hours from Syangmochen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.1°C (38°F) in May.

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

About 4 hours from Syangmochen or about 3 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in May.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghami
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Sun May 26 (day 5)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Explore around Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in May.

Highlights: Lo Manthang
Difficulty: strenuous
This is a very remote and high route between Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang and Chharka Bot in Dolpo. It may be difficult to find a guide who has experience on the route and there is no maintained trail. The trail goes over the Kakyap La 5600 m then stays above 5000 m for at least 3 days before going over the 5665 m Chanagor La. Proper acclimatization is crucial.

Mon May 27 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Tue May 28 (day 7)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in May.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in May.

Dhakmar (3700 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in May.

Wed May 29 (day 8)

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 5-6 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in May.

Thu May 30 (day 9)

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in May.

Geling (3550 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dhakmar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.1°C (38°F) in May.

Bhima Lojun La (4305 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in May.

Santa (3780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.7°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.7°C (35°F) in May.

Fri May 31 (day 10)

Ghak Campsite (4247 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in May.

Sangda Phedi (5140 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in May.

Sat Jun 1 (day 11)

Sangda La (Jungben La) (5550 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.1°C (39°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in June.

Molum Sumdo (4985 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.5°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in June.

Sun Jun 2 (day 12)

Norbulung (4765 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in June.

Chharka Bhot (4100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in June.

Mon Jun 3 (day 13)

Mola La (5040 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.2°C (45°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in June.

Ghajyan Sumna (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in June.

Tue Jun 4 (day 14)

Chhamdang (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in June.

Wed Jun 5 (day 15)

Tinje (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in June.

Thu Jun 6 (day 16)

Shimen (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.0°C (39°F) in June.

Fri Jun 7 (day 17)

Shimen La (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in June.

Khoma (4250 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in June.

Saldang (3750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.9°C (59°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in June.

Sat Jun 8 (day 18)

Namgung (4430 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.8°C (51°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in June.

Sun Jun 9 (day 19)

Shey (Sela) La (5112 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.7°C (44°F) and lows of about -3.3°C (26°F) in June.

Shey Gompa (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in June.

Mon Jun 10 (day 20)

Nangdalo (Kang) La (5350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.3°C (42°F) and lows of about -4.7°C (24°F) in June.

Nangdala High Camp (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in June.

Tue Jun 11 (day 21)

Khola Camp (3725 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in June.

Wed Jun 12 (day 22)

Phoksundo Lake (3728 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in June.

Phoksundo Lake

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in June.

Thu Jun 13 (day 23)

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Fri Jun 14 (day 24)

Chhepka (2670 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in June.

Sat Jun 15 (day 25)

Suligad (2280 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.7°C (75°F) and lows of about 13.7°C (57°F) in June.

Sun Jun 16 (day 26)
Flight from Juphal (Dolpa Airport) to Juphal (Dolpa Airport) (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $320.00
Travel time: about 5 hours
Must fly via Nepalganj. Flights from Juphal are not daily and subject to sufficient demand it is recommended that you have flexibility in your return.

Juphal (Dolpa Airport) (2400 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in June.

Mon Jun 17 (day 27)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu
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