Sep 25 - Oct 21, 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 $6,102 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
+ $87.75 per person for vat tax
+ $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.

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Included Services
  • Permits Lower Dolpo Restricted Area Permit, Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Permit, ACAP, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, and Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Sat Phone rental charge with $50 credits
  • Camping Food while camping
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
  • Guide's Transport
  • Equipment for Staff
  • Expedition Porter for Trip Supplies Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
  • Specialized Guide Surcharge Compensates guide for expertise required for this trek
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
  • VAT Tax (Porter)
    $2.21 per day per porter

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 September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Sangda La (Jungben La) at 5550 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 3.1°C (38°F) and lows down to -6.9°C (20°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 Sep 25 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 9.8°C (50°F) in September.

Jomsom

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 3 hours from Jomsom
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in September.

Kagbeni
Thu Sep 26 (day 2)

Tangbe (3020 m)

About 3-4 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.3°C (47°F) in September.

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tangbe
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in September.

Chele (3070 m)

About 6-7 hours from Kagbeni or about 1 hour from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in September.

Fri Sep 27 (day 3)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in September.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

About 6 hours from Chele or 3 hours from Samar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in September.

Sat Sep 28 (day 4)

Geling (3550 m)

About 1-2 hours from Syangmochen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in September.

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

About 4 hours from Syangmochen or about 3 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in September.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghami
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

Sun Sep 29 (day 5)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Explore around Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in September.

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 Sep 30 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Tue Oct 1 (day 7)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.5°C (49°F) and lows of about -4.5°C (24°F) in October.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Dhakmar (3700 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in October.

Wed Oct 2 (day 8)

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 5-6 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in October.

Thu Oct 3 (day 9)

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in October.

Geling (3550 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dhakmar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in October.

Bhima Lojun La (4305 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.6°C (49°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in October.

Santa (3780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.7°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.3°C (30°F) in October.

Fri Oct 4 (day 10)

Ghak Campsite (4247 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in October.

Sangda Phedi (5140 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in October.

Sat Oct 5 (day 11)

Sangda La (Jungben La) (5550 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in October.

Molum Sumdo (4985 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.5°C (17°F) in October.

Sun Oct 6 (day 12)

Norbulung (4765 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in October.

Chharka Bhot (4100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.8°C (51°F) and lows of about -3.2°C (26°F) in October.

Mon Oct 7 (day 13)

Mola La (5040 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -8.8°C (16°F) in October.

Ghajyan Sumna (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.2°C (45°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in October.

Tue Oct 8 (day 14)

Chhamdang (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.4°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in October.

Wed Oct 9 (day 15)

Tinje (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Thu Oct 10 (day 16)

Shimen (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.0°C (54°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in October.

Fri Oct 11 (day 17)

Shimen La (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in October.

Khoma (4250 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in October.

Saldang (3750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in October.

Sat Oct 12 (day 18)

Namgung (4430 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in October.

Sun Oct 13 (day 19)

Shey (Sela) La (5112 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.7°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.3°C (15°F) in October.

Shey Gompa (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in October.

Mon Oct 14 (day 20)

Nangdalo (Kang) La (5350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.3°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.7°C (13°F) in October.

Nangdala High Camp (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.2°C (45°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in October.

Tue Oct 15 (day 21)

Khola Camp (3725 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in October.

Wed Oct 16 (day 22)

Phoksundo Lake (3728 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in October.

Phoksundo Lake

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.7°C (31°F) in October.

Thu Oct 17 (day 23)

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Fri Oct 18 (day 24)

Chhepka (2670 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in October.

Sat Oct 19 (day 25)

Suligad (2280 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.7°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.7°C (46°F) in October.

Sun Oct 20 (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 21.0°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in October.

Mon Oct 21 (day 27)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu
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