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Upper Mustang to Dolpo via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La) trek (29 days)
Dolpa (Dolpo) Region, Nepal

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

Difficulty: strenuous
Upper Mustang to Dolpo
Starting at $6,497 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
+ $435 per person for specialized guide surcharge
+ $1,048 per person for expedition porter for trip supplies
+ $94.25 per person for vat tax
+ $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
+ $1,529 per person for permits
+ $1,502 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 Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Permit and Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
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

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If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

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.

Side trip via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La): 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.

Weather Conditions in August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Kekyap La at 5600 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 3.8°C (39°F) and lows down to -5.2°C (23°F) at Kekyap La.

Upper Mustang to Dolpo via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La) Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Mon Aug 17 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in August.

Pokhara
Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $130.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 11.8°C (53°F) in August.

Jomsom

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 3 hours from Jomsom
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in August.

Kagbeni
Tue Aug 18 (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 10.3°C (51°F) in August.

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 10.2°C (50°F) in August.

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 10.0°C (50°F) in August.

Wed Aug 19 (day 3)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in August.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in August.

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 6.2°C (43°F) in August.

Thu Aug 20 (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 7.1°C (45°F) in August.

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 7.0°C (45°F) in August.

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 6.6°C (44°F) in August.

Fri Aug 21 (day 5)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in August.

Sat Aug 22 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Sun Aug 23 (day 7)

Camp West of Lo Manthang (4300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in August.

Mon Aug 24 (day 8)

Camp West of Lo Manthang (4300 m)

Tue Aug 25 (day 9)

Kekyap La East Base Camp (4800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in August.

Wed Aug 26 (day 10)

Kekyap La (5600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in August.

Ghyung Chu Camp (5100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in August.

Thu Aug 27 (day 11)

Chanagor La East Base Camp (5600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in August.

Fri Aug 28 (day 12)

Chanagor La (5565 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -5.0°C (23°F) in August.

Chanagor La West Base Camp (5480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.5°C (40°F) and lows of about -4.5°C (24°F) in August.

Sat Aug 29 (day 13)

Nakham Khola Camp (4800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in August.

Sun Aug 30 (day 14)

Chharka Bhot (4100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in August.

Mon Aug 31 (day 15)

Mola La (5040 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.2°C (45°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in August.

Ghajyan Sumna (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in August.

Tue Sep 1 (day 16)

Chhamdang (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in September.

Wed Sep 2 (day 17)

Tinje (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Thu Sep 3 (day 18)

Shimen (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in September.

Fri Sep 4 (day 19)

Shimen La (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in September.

Khoma (4250 m)

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

Saldang (3750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.9°C (57°F) and lows of about 3.9°C (39°F) in September.

Sat Sep 5 (day 20)

Namgung (4430 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.8°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in September.

Sun Sep 6 (day 21)

Shey (Sela) La (5112 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.7°C (42°F) and lows of about -4.3°C (24°F) in September.

Shey Gompa (4360 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in September.

Mon Sep 7 (day 22)

Nangdalo (Kang) La (5350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.3°C (40°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in September.

Nangdala High Camp (4700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in September.

Tue Sep 8 (day 23)

Khola Camp (3725 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.1°C (39°F) in September.

Wed Sep 9 (day 24)

Phoksundo Lake (3728 m)

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

Phoksundo Lake

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in September.

Thu Sep 10 (day 25)

Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake) (3675 m)

Fri Sep 11 (day 26)

Chhepka (2670 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in September.

Sat Sep 12 (day 27)

Suligad (2280 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.7°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.7°C (55°F) in September.

Sun Sep 13 (day 28)
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 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in September.

Mon Sep 14 (day 29)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created